London, Oct. 20 (ANI): American multinational e-commerce firm, Amazon was forced to drop a jigsaw puzzle game linked to the Nazi death camps in the Bavaian town of Dachau, after it's appearance sparked fury among Holocaust survivors.
The KZ Puzzle, KZ standing for concentration camp in Germany, which first appeared on Amazon two weeks ago, was advertised as suitable for 'children from the age of eight' and cost about 16 pounds.
The '10x14' jigsaw puzzle with 252 pieces apparently showed 'ovens' that were used to burn corpses of prisoners, following which Bavarian conservative politician Gerda Hasselfeldt wrote to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, complaining against the game.
"This is a real slap in the face for concentration camp survivors and relatives of victims. The Dachau memorial is a place of remembrance for the suffering of countless victims. It cannot be in Amazon's interest to sell such a game," the Daily Mail quoted Hasselfeldt, as saying.
Pieter Diez de Loos, Pesident of the International Committee of Dachau, said that he was happy that the hideous game was discontinued.
"I am happy that the distribution of this hideous 'game' was discontinued. It was disgusting that the ovens were used for a puzzle. No-one should accept that the victims of the inhuman murder machine of the Third," he said.
The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." (ANI)