Amazon slammed for selling Nazi propaganda online.

The Holocaust Education Trust has criticised e-commerce giant Amazon for selling Nazi propaganda online.

The Trust wrote a letter to the company's UK branch asking them to remove antisemitic books including children's books written by Julius Streicher, pictured above during the International Military Tribunal trial of Major War Criminals at Nuremberg. April 29, 1946.

Streicher was the founder of the virulently antisemitic newspaper Der Stürmer, and was charged and executed during the Nuremberg trials having been convicted of "crimes against humanity".

One of the children's books being sold by Amazon, The Poisonous Mushroom, was used as evidence during Streicher's trial.

As the Holocaust moves from living history to history, our survivors regularly raise the concern that Holocaust denial and antisemitism will persist. It is worrying that distinguished publishers like Amazon would make available products that promote racist or hate speech of any kind, let alone those from the darkest period of European history.

Karen Pollock, Chief Executive, Holocaust Education Trust

Former UK finance minister Sajid Javid tweeted that Amazon UK would "want to demonstrate that it’s a responsible company by acting quickly and stopping the sale of this vile racist material".

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