Those oversights were soon corrected, but not before both the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum had to explain what they had probably hoped in vain was the obvious -- namely, that it was "disrespectful" to run around a former death camp looking for a Meowth to take home as a souvenir. The Auschwitz Museum's spokesman called it "disrespectful to the memory of the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp on many levels and it is absolutely inappropriate," probably while adding "you absolute morons" under his breath.
To be fair to the vision of humanity that you'd probably like to maintain in your head, it's unclear how many people were actually running around gas chamber exhibits with dreams of catching the world's most inappropriate Weezing. But it was happening often enough that a statement had to made, so adjust your hopes for our future accordingly. In other news, a poll found that Americans have worrying gaps in their knowledge of the Holocaust, but that's probably a coincidence, right?