Halloween Store Removes Anne Frank Costume From Its Website After Complaints

At least one online retailer has pulled a costume from its website that depicted the teenage diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank, but an identical costume is still available at several online retailers.

Screenshots of the costume for sale at HalloweenCostumes.com posted to social media show a smiling girl wearing World War II-era clothing and a beret.

The costume quickly received criticism. Carlos Galindo-Elvira, who leads the Anti-Defamation League’s Arizona office, said on Twitter that it trivializes Frank’s memory. “There [are] better ways [to] commemorate Anne Frank. This is not one,” he tweeted.

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Fun.com, based in North Mankato, Minnesota, runs the website where the costume was featured. Spokesman Ross Walker Smith tweeted Sunday that the costume had been pulled.

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SOURCE: CBS News, The Associated Press