October 25, 2013
Here is the full text of the letter that WJC head Robert Singer sent to Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos (who is apparently not a Jew):
Chairman & CEO
Dear Mr. Bezos,
It has come to our attention that Amazon.com is selling books that deny the Holocaust and promote anti-Semitism and white supremacy. According to reports and our own investigation, these materials are even available to customers in countries such as France, Germany and Austria, where Holocaust denial is a crime and such texts are banned.
Amazon’s own policy on offensive materials states: “What we deem offensive is probably about what you would expect. This includes items such as crime-scene photos or human organs and body parts. Amazon.com reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of items sold on our site. Also, be aware of cultural differences and sensitivities. Some items may be acceptable in one country, but unacceptable in another. Please keep in mind our global community of customers.”
No one should profit from the sale of such vile and offensive hate literature. Many Holocaust survivors are deeply offended by the fact that the world’s largest online retailer is making money from selling such material. We are shocked and disgusted that Amazon has not yet removed these items, which came to light in news reports on October 14.
Please remove these items forthwith.
Executive Vice President & CEO
World Jewish Congress