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Here's Why eBay Just Issued a Public Apology

"We very much regret that we didn't live up to our own standards."

FILE - This Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo shows an eBay sign at eBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif. The company reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP)

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

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.

FILE - This Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo shows an eBay sign at eBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif. The company reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP)

EBay said it had removed 30 items from the site and donated 25,000 pounds ($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."

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