Feb 23, 2020

Hunters: Jewish groups criticise Holocaust portrayal in Amazon show

AFP Several Jewish groups have criticised Amazon for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its new series Hunters. Amazon did respond immediately to criticism of Hunters but told the BBC it was "Listening to feedback" about controversial book sales. Karen Pollack, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, told the BBC such portrayals risked fuelling Holocaust denial, and lent a tone of "Flippant entertainment" to the programme. Amazon has recently come under fire for selling anti-Semitic books, including The Jewish Question in the Classroom by Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher. On Friday, Auschwitz Memorial retweeted a letter, written by the Holocaust Educational Trust, asking Amazon to remove books by Streicher from sale.

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