The tools used to tattoo prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust are up for sale by Jerusalem auction house, to be sold to the highest bidder.
Profiteering from items used to dehumanize prisoners at Auschwitz marks a new low point in the trade of Holocaust memorabilia. That the auction is happening on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, in Jerusalem, is beyond words.
Selling the device, which will likely go for over $30,000, rather than donating it to a museum is “morally unacceptable,” the Israel’s Holocaust memorial says.
What people are saying?
Bathsheba Dreams in Blue If the auctioneer only wants to ensure that “the item gets into the right hands and does not disappear from the pages of history” then he can donate them to a Holocaust or Jewish museum.
Arthur Zimmermann I mean I get why some people may get upset over that bit its still part of history, so why should a collectors be denied of obtaining these stamps?