Walmart has drawn fire for selling posters showing the Dachau concentration camp gates with the slogan 'Arbeit Macht Frei.'
The store has since responded to customer complaints and stopped selling the posters, but Politix captured a screenshot from their online catalog (above). The store has also issued a heartfelt apology:
We were horrified to see that this item was on our site. We sincerely apologize, and worked quickly to remove it. The item was sold through a third-party seller on our marketplace. We have shared our disappointment with them and have learned they are removing the publisher of this item entirely from their inventory.
Before the posters received any media attention from Heeb Magazine, one customer who complained received a more defensive response from Walmart's customer service department:
We have this product in stock because there are some customer [sic] who like to buy this type of item, but this doesn't mean [Walmart] are supporting any ideology related to this item.
Rather tastelessly, the poster was on sale alongside the suggestion that the slogan "will make a great addition to your home or office":
Via Heeb Magazine.