Zara Selling 'Holocaust-Style' Children's Top
Wednesday 28th August 2014
Zara has apologised after selling striped Sheriff jumpers that looked like Concentration Camp uniforms - complete with a yellow star.
Critics slammed the retailer's item, as the stripes and sheriff's star resembled the Star of David worn by Holocaust victims.
The top had horizontal stripes, instead of the vertical stripes for the uniforms worn in Auschwitz.
A spokesperson for Zara said: "The item in question has now been removed from all Zara stores and Zara.com.
"The garment was inspired by the classic Western films, but we now recognize that the design could be seen as insensitive and apologize sincerely for any offence caused to our customers."
In 2007, Zara had to remove a line of handbags from sale after they were revealed to have swastikas on them.