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Belgian Supermarket Chain Recalls Nazi Prisoner Costume

By: JTA

A Belgian supermarket chain has recalled a costume which is meant to allow children to dress up as prisoners of a Nazi concentration camp.

The recall was announced Friday by the Delhaize chain in a press release that it issued conjointly with the Belgian League against Anti-Semitism, or LBCA.

“Delhaize deplores this incident and regrets that it offended certain individuals,” the statement read. “Delhaize will put in place procedures of control” to prevent a recurrence of such cases.

Joel Rubinfeld, the LBCA’s president, said the costumes were offensive to Holocaust survivors and other victims of Nazi war crimes.

Rubinfeld said the management at Delhaize, which has hundreds of stores across Belgium, told him it was not aware of the historical connotations of the costume, which it purchased from the Belgium sales representative of Funny Fashion – a U.S.-based company.

The Belgian subsidiary of Carrefour, a French supermarket chain, also bought costumes from Funny Fashion, Rubinfeld told JTA, adding that he is in contact with Carrefour to determine where they are sold and whether the firm would recall the costumes.

A picture of the costume was first published in the Belgian edition of the Elle fashion magazine on Thursday. It shows the packaging, featuring a picture of a boy wearing a striped prisoner uniform and matching hat, but no yellow star.

The costume was put on sale ahead of Carnival, a Christian holiday celebrated in Belgium and the Netherlands in parades that take place on February.

Last year, a Carnival float in the city of Aalst featured men dressed as Nazi officers holding canisters of Zyklon B – the name of the poison used to kill Jews at the Auschwitz death camp.

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13 Responses to “Belgian Supermarket Chain Recalls Nazi Prisoner Costume”

  1. You write that these striped uniforms are produced by a firm named Funny Fashions. Can we not get a statement from them explaining what they find funny about these pseudo concentration camp uniforms?
    Concentration Camp Survivor.

  2. Aryeh Sax says:

    Who is holding a blind eye "Last year, a Carnival float in the city of Aalst featured men dressed as Nazi officers holding canisters of Zyklon B – the name of the poison used to kill Jews at the Auschwitz death camp." then the costume of camp prisoners.

  3. AC Stubbs says:

    Sad part is that the bigot probably does not know what the Jews looked like in the camps. Someone had to raise him to be this vile

  4. the whole society is a sewer.

  5. Irene Albert says:

    there's nothing funny about that

  6. Have they no shame, don't they suffer embarrassment ?

  7. Allen Miller says:

    It’s not a joke!

  8. Rachelli Maiter says:

    When is this going to stop? Why to insist in mocking the pain of others? there is nothing funny about it. Regrettable.

  9. WHen is the USA firm going to raact

  10. Carolin Knox says:

    Who thinks up a costume like this? Scary stuff going on!

  11. The GOD of the UNIVERSE is going to clean it ALL up very soon. Don't be bitter!!! This has been going on for thousands of years. It's a supernatural battle going on between our MIGHTY GOD and satan. It's coming to a head before our eyes.

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