Target, Barnes & Noble stop selling Holocaust denial books

Target and Barnes & Noble have both announced that they will stop selling four books promulgating Holocaust denial at the request of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

The Jerusalem Post reported that the books were “Not Guilty in Nuremberg” by Carlos Porter, a Holocaust denier, “The Myth of Auschwitz – Legend or Reality? by former Nazi officer Wilhelm Stäglich, “A Censorship Is Taking Place! by Germar Rudolf, who was convicted by Germany of being a denialist and “What is the truth?” by Paul Rassinier, a Communist denying the Holocaust.

“We assume that these large online booksellers do not market books promoting terrorism or pedophilia,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean and director of the global advocacy program at the Wiesenthal Center, said in a statement. . “At a time when anti-Semitic hate crimes are on the rise here in the United States, it is inconceivable that a book will be marketed by someone who insults the memory of 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide. “

Target told the Wiesenthal Center: “It is never our intention to offend our customers with the goods we transport. Please note that we have withdrawn this book from our assortment.

Barnes & Noble also told the Wiesenthal Center: “As soon as we are made aware of such offending titles, we take swift action to remove the offending titles in accordance with our policy, as we did with ‘Not Guilty at Nuremberg’. We were not aware of the existence of this title on barnesandnoble.com. Upon receipt of your correspondence, in accordance with our content policy, we immediately removed it from our website.

StandWithUs CEO and co-founder Roz Rothstein, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, tweeted that Target and Barnes & Noble “should never have sold them in the first place” and that StandWithUs and CAMERA [Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America] also protested against Target and Barnes & Noble selling these books.

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