It's official: Genocide-chic is not "in." After a backlash from customers, Spanish clothing retailer Zara
announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell a shirt reminiscent of uniforms worn by Holocaust prisoners. The child's shirt features horizontal navy-and-white stripes and a six-pointed star with "sheriff" written faintly across the left breast — in the same spot where Nazis forced European Jews to wear the Star of David
. Though the uniforms worn by concentration camp prisoners had horizontal rather than vertical stripes, to some the combination of the stripes and six-pointed yellow star was a haunting reminder of Nazi genocide....
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