UK censors have defended the decision to award an 18 certificate to a violent film accused of glamorising Nazism.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) said SS Experiment Camp had been passed for a DVD release three years ago as it was 'harmless'.
Two Sunday newspapers used their front-pages to highlight the availability of the 1972 movie, which because of its 18 certificate is able to be displayed next to U and PG films in high street shops.
As Liverpool hosts the national Holocaust Memorial Day, the Sunday Times said the film, directed by Italian Sergio Garrone, had been banned in the 1980s by the director of public prosecutions.
The Sunday Express described the film as "filth". According to the papers, in the film women wearing prison uniforms are raped and electrocuted by Nazi guards unless they pledged allegiance to the "supreme Fuhrer".
But a spokeswoman for the BBFC defended the board's stance.
"This particular work has been passed 18 uncut because it doesn't contain anything illegal or potentially harmful, which is the test we have to use," she said.
"The worst thing about it is probably its title. If we had any concern about the work we wouldn't classify it.
"It is tasteless, most people would find it offensive, but that is not the basis on which we have to classify."