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Yad Vashem asks Amazon to pull Holocaust denial publications

Israel’s official Holocaust memorial has asked Amazon to stop selling literature on its site that denies the genocide of six million Jews during the Second World War and otherwise promotes antisemitism.

Yad Vashem’s director of libraries Robert Rozett said he has dispatched a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos offering his assistance to “curb the spread of hatred.”

Rozett said on Sunday that Yad Vashem has approached Amazon before on the subject but the internet retailing giant insisted it would not halt sales of offensive and inciting material, citing freedom of information. Rozett says he hoped that given the recent spike in antisemitic incidents in the United States, Amazon would reconsider its position.

He said he has yet to hear back.

Amazon removed books that deny the Holocaust from online stores in countries where Holocaust denial is illegal, but they remain available in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Click here to read the full article in Times of Israel

Monday, February 27, 2017
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