German Jewish leader condemns antisemitic items on Amazon

The Central Council of Jews in Germany – the country’s EJC affiliate – denounced online retail giant Amazon for allowing the sale of antisemitic books and pro-Nazi merchandise, calling for the practice to immediately stop.

It is “absolutely unacceptable that T-shirts and stickers be sold via Amazon that glorify the Nazis or incite hatred against minorities,” Council president Josef Schuster said in an interview with media group RND.

Amazon has “a great moral and social responsibility,” and cannot portray itself as a simple “supplier,” he added.

“What we expect from a company such as Amazon, and from competent authorities, is that they immediately withdraw these articles from circulation and systematically launch legal proceedings,” Schuster said.

He highlighted books such as “The Jew as World Parasite” which was listed on Amazon in Germany  for 20 euros, and “Judas: The World Enemy,” available for 10 euros.

RND reported that T-shirts sold on the Amazon Marketplace platform for third-party sellers include some bearing the slogans such as “Brown even without the sun” and “Nordic rage knows no mercy.”

The online retail giant declined to comment when contacted by RND.

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