Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic books are being sold on Amazon

Amazon has come in for criticism after it emerged that the retail giant is selling self-published books promoting Holocaust denial and far-right propaganda.

Several books with titles such as The Myth of Extermination of the Jews and Holocaust: The Greatest Lie Ever Told are available to buy on the online retailer, with some receiving four star reviews.

Several editions are available, in paperback and on Kindle, of the notorious 1974 pamphlet Did Six Million Really Die? by a member of the British National Front.

And another book, The Six Million: Fact or Fiction? by Peter Winter, was available for sale via Amazon Germany, where Holocaust denial is a crime.

The titles were also available for sale in Italy and France, where penalties are imposed for denying the genocide that killed more than six million Jewish people during the Second World War.


The books were removed from the online store in countries where Holocaust denial is illegal after Amazon was contacted by The Sunday Times but they remain available in the UK where there are no legal restrictions.

Many of the books on the site have received low ratings with scathing comments, but many others have been praised as shedding light on the “truth.”


Source: Caroline Mortimer, The Independent