Israel's official Holocaust memorial has asked Amazon to cease promoting literature on its internet site that denies the genocide of six million Jews through World War II and otherwise promotes anti-Semitism.
Yad Vashem's director of libraries Robert Rozett says he has dispatched a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos providing his help to "curb the spread of hatred."
Rozett says Sunday that Yad Vashem has approached Amazon prior to on the topic but the web retailing giant insisted it would not halt sales of offensive and inciting material, citing freedom of data. Rozett says he hoped that provided the recent spike in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, particularly a vandalism attack on a Jewish cemetery close to St. Louis, Amazon would reconsider its position.
He says he has however to hear back.
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