Dozens of books claiming the Holocaust was a HOAX are available on Amazon for as little as 99p

Dozens of books claiming the Holocaust was a HOAX are available on Amazon for as little as 99p

Amazon is selling books that promote the notion that the Holocaust was a 'hoax'

Dozens of titles are available for purchase on both the Kindle and paperback

Some of the books were available in countries where Holocaust denial is illegal

One E-book, The Myth of the Extermination of the Jews, is priced at just 99p

By Simon Holmes For Mailonline, 12 February 2017

Retail giant Amazon has been criticised for selling books that promote the notion that the Holocaust was a 'hoax.'

There are dozens of books and pamphlets available to buy on the internet store's UK site that claim the genocide was exaggerated or even completely fabricated.

Titles listed include The Myth of the Extermination of the Jews by Carlo Mattogno, which is available as a Kindle download for 99 pence, and The Hoax of the Twentieth Century: The Case Against the Presumed Extermination of European Jewry by academic Arthur Butz.

The latter can be instantly downloaded for the Kindle and bought on Amazon's Prime membership as a paperback.

An independent Amazon seller is advertising the notorious Holocaust denial pamphlet Did Six Million Really Die? which was written by in 1974 by a member of the far-right party the National Front.

In the book The Six Million: Fact or Fiction Paperback the author, Peter Winter, accuses Holocaust survivors of 'outright lies and forgery'.

Winter's book and other similar titles were listed for sale in Germany, France and Italy where Holocaust denial is a crime.

After being contacted by The Sunday Times last week Amazon promptly decommissioned the books for sale from the aforementioned countries.

However the works are still available to UK customers as denying what is considered to be the deadliest genocide in history is not illegal.

Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, labelled Amazon's decision to allow the purchase of such books as 'shocking and wrong'.

She said: The Holocaust was one of the most well documented and researched periods in history, yet even in 2017, over 70 years later, there are still those who deliberately deny, denigrate and belittle the memory of the Holocaust.

'Holocaust denial is highly offensive and the intent is anti- semitism, pure and simple. To have this offensive material widely accessible via any retailer is shocking and wrong.'

Although some Amazon reviewers have left scathing comments on the website others have applauded the authors for their work.

One review said that The Six Million: Fact or Fiction Paperback was an 'excellent source of information' while another claimed The Six Million: Fact or Fiction is a 'must read in these times of long accepted facts.'

Historical records and extensive research concur that six million Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and its collaborators in a number of concentration camps in German occupied territories.

A further five million non-Jewish people were murdered in such camps bringing the total up to 11 million deaths.

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

White_and_endangered, Bristol, United Kingdom: They sell a lot of stupid or untrue books. Please don't think we should sensor it. People are allowed to read what they want. Remember, Nazis called for burning of books!

Sydney Ruffdiamond, Khyber Pass, United Kingdom: Why is denial a crime? People can think what they like

dan theman, watford, United Kingdom: "To find out who rules over you simply see who you're not allowed to criticize"

Chris, Tamworth, United Kingdom: The books present checkable facts and reasoning. It's called free speech. If you don't like it, move to North Korea.

MrWhiffy, Glasgow, United Kingdom: Is it an indication of a civilised country that they have laws that can make it a crime to claim that the holocaust did not happen? I find this unbelievable - I'm not stating that the holocaust did not happen. I actually think it probably did - I wasn't there so can't be 100% - but I just can't understand how such a law can be put into place. I suggest that the human race is deconstructing itself by idiots in authority who should never be let out of the house in the morning.

Alice Rosemary, Thousand Oaks, United States: So? There are books by a mentally ill author called Gail Chord Schuler which claim she's married to Jesus, Brent Spiner and Vladimir Putin. She also says they all live on an intergalactic spaceship which is persecuted by Jesuits.

DAZZY68, KABUL, Afghanistan: The holocaust was one of the worst attrocities in modern history and these books are for degenerates, I am sure that no sane person whith an ounce of common sense would read them, however, we cannot ban them, we should not ban them, whats next, burning them? Sound familiar

harry toole, london, United Kingdom: even if you dont like it, it shouldn't be censored

Lekie, Bradford, United Kingdom: We may not like it, or we may disagree with it, but alternatives arguments have a right to be heard. If you regulate what can and can't be said we are no better than a communist state, and not a democracy.

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