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Halloween Retailer Pulls Anne Frank Costume After Complaints

The costume shows a smiling girl wearing World War II-era clothing and a beret

Anne Frank Costume
AP Photo/Evert Elzinga, File

An online retailer has pulled a costume from its website that depicted Holocaust victim Anne Frank. 

Screenshots of the costume for sale at posted to social media show a smiling girl wearing World War II-era clothing and a beret. The costume was quickly criticized on Twitter. Carlos Galindo-Elvira, who leads the Anti-Defamation League's Arizona office, said on Twitter that the costume trivializes Frank's memory. 

North Mankato, Minnesota-based runs the website.  The costume had been pulled from the website, spokesman Ross Walker Smith tweeted Sunday. He explained that the company sells costumes for activities other than Halloween, like "school projects and plays." He also apologized for any offense caused by the costume. 

Anne Frank is known for the diary she wrote while in hiding from the Nazis during the war.

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