Original Nazi Christmas decorations bearing swasitikas have appeared for sale on an online auction site.

The four Christmas tree baubles were advertised for sale at a starting price of £59, on the Czech Republic website Aukro, sparking widespread outrage.

The baubles are red with the Nazi Swastika painted in the centre of a white circle.

The seller, who identifies himself on the site as Anti95, described the questionable Christmas baubles as "original decorations used by SS units over 70 years ago."

"I offer Christmas decorations of SS units," he wrote. "The decorations are authentic and not damaged. They are made of blown glass and they are in original colours and good condition. These are very precious pieces. The offer is for collecting purposes only."

The decorations have incited the anger of people across the Czech Republic which was annexed by Hitler in 1938 and was not liberated until the end of the war.

Commenting on the auction website's Facebook page, a deeply offended Jana Bodinkova said: "It makes me sick. My granddad would cry if he saw this. It is incredible that we have something like this here now."

Vaclav Ceska, 59, from the capital Prague reiterated the sentiment saying: "This is absolutely disgraceful. My grandparents fought in the resistance against the Nazis and remember the atrocities committed by the SS. The SS could sit around and have fun at Christmas with their pretty baubles while thousands were being tortured and murdered by them. These disgusting decorations should be destroyed, not preserved."

Jozsef Helmeczy wrote in disgust on Facebook posted: "Are you kidding me? I would forbid it."

Nazi Christmas Baubles
The baubles were advertised for sale on Czech website Aukro. Aukro

Following the furore regarding the decorations, the unidentified owner of the baubles issued a statement denying that he had any affiliation or support for any right-wing groups.

He wrote: "I declare that I am not a member of any movement aimed at suppressing human rights and freedoms or the movement which support national, racial or class hatred to other group of people. I don't support movements like the SS either."