Who Would Pay $26K for Lampshade Made of Holocaust Victim's Skin?

A Romanian watchdog on anti-Semitism complained to police about the sale online of an item advertised as a lampshade made of the skin of a Holocaust victim.

The lampshade was advertised online by an unidentified individual from Targu Jiu, located 145 miles northwest of Bucharest, who priced the lapshade at $26,800, the Antena 1 news channel reported on Saturday.

The Center for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism in Romania, or MCA Romania, wrote a letter to the county’s police and to Romanian Police Chief Viorel Salvador Caragea to prevent “this despicable trade,” which MCA Romania said is “outrageous and macabre.”

The group was not able to verify the claim that the lampshade is made of human remains, Maximillian Marco Katz told JTA.

“We will let the authorities to deal with it,” he said. “The fact is that the ad is still published so the seller was not bothered by the TV’s inquiry of the matter. Even if this is a hoax, the seller should be brought to justice for abusing the Holocaust for personal gains.”

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