Wal-Mart has now apologized for the poster it had for sale showing a gate from the Nazi concentration camp Dachau, with an inscription that read “Arbeit Macht Frei,” which charmingly means “work makes you free.”
The phrase was engraved on several entrances to Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz, during Word War II.
Heeb, a Jewish quarterly magazine, posted this screenshot of the advertisement from Wal-Mart’s website.
It also captured the description for the poster, which claims the Nazi memorabilia “would make a great addition to your home or office.”
Wal-Mart said in a statement that it was “horrified” to see the item on its site, the poster was sold through a third-party and the company has removed the poster from its site.
“We have shared our disappointment with them and have learned they are removing the publisher of this item entirely from their inventory,” Walmart said.
The poster has also been taken down from Amazon’s site, but not from its original seller, Panoramic Images, which also has posters depicting concentration camp crematoriums.