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Auschwitz museum calls for withdrawal of anti-Semitic books from sale

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Amazon, the giant of e-commerce is again under fire from critics. The Auschwitz Memorial calls on billionaire Jeff Bezos to remove anti-Semitic works from his online platform.

With just a few clicks, anti-Semitic works are available on Amazon. Among them, The poisonous mushroom, an anti-Semitic children’s manual published in 1938 in Germany. His author, Julius Streicher was tried in Nüremberg and sentenced to death in 1946 for a crime against humanity. And yet, this book is available for around ten euros in French, English, Spanish and German.

Friday night, the Auschwitz museum denounced in a tweet ” Nazi hate and virulent anti-Semitic propaganda For sale on Amazon. The problem is recurrent. The Auschwitz memorial had already asked the online business giant to remove Christmas decorations with images of the concentration camps last December.

Several books removed in recent months

But Amazon recalls in a statement to New york times that it makes a point of honor to give access to all books, including those that some may find objectionable.

In the past 18 months, Amazon has nevertheless removed several books from far-right authors, including those of David Duke, former head of the Ku Klux Klan, and George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, murdered in 1967.


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