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22.02.2020 19:58:15

Auschwitz museum calls on Amazon to drop Nazi books

The Auschwitz museum called on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to remove Nazi-era anti-Semitic children’s books from the global online shopping platform.“Hateful, virulently antisemitic Nazi propaganda is available for sale not only on @AmazonUK,” the Auschwitz Memorial tweeted at the American e-commerce billionaire.“Books by authors like Julius Streicher can be found also on @amazon & @AmazonDE. Such books should be removed immediately. | @JeffBezos @Amazon,” it wrote in a Twitter post on Friday. The Holocaust Education Trust (HET) also tweeted a statement calling on the Amazon founder to remove the books from the site. Among those on sale is an anti-Semitic children’s book called “The Poisonous Mushroom” (Der Giftpilz), written by Nazi party member Julius Streicher and published in 1938.Read more: Fresh Nazi songbook scandal hits Austrian far-right Freedom partyStreicher “was the founder of the virulently antisemitic Nazi newspaper Der Stürmer,” read the statement issued by HET. “He was executed for Crimes Against Humanity … The front cover alone draws on longstanding and offensive antisemitic tropes.”Read more: Why Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ is a political issueThe book is offered on Amazon in German, English, French and Spanish. Over the last year and a half, Amazon has pulled several books by far-right authors including David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party, according to the New York Times.Read more: Germany: AfD apologizes after outcry over ‘racist’ coloring bookLast month marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Operated by Nazi Germany from 1940 until 1945 in then-occupied Poland, Auschwitz was part of a brutal network of concentration camps across Europe set up to carry out Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s “Final Solution” of genocide against 10 million European Jews. More than 1.1 million people were killed at Auschwitz, and two-thirds of the entire Jewish population in Europe were killed by Nazis.Read more:As Holocaust survivors grow older, activists keep their stories alive Every evening, DW sends out a selection of the day’s news and features. Sign up here.lc/mm (AFP)這篇文章 Auschwitz museum calls on Amazon to drop Nazi books 最早出現於 The China Post。
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