Online auction site eBay has apologized after a newspaper found apparent Holocaust memorabilia, including the clothes of concentration camp victims, being offered for sale.


eBay told the Mail the items posted on its trading website had evaded its vetting process. (Associated Press)

Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper said items included shoes and a suitcase from concentration camp prisoners, Star of David armbands that Jews were forced to wear and the alleged uniform of a Polish baker who died in Auschwitz.

The newspaper identified the seller of the uniform as a Ukrainian man who now lives in Vancouver.

EBay said it had removed 30 items from the site and donated the equivalent of $40,000 to a suitable charity.

The company said in a statement that "we don't allow listings of this nature, and dedicate thousands of staff to policing our site and use the latest technology to detect items that shouldn't be for sale. We very much regret that we didn't live up to our own standards."