The Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC), has welcomed the decision by online giant Amazon Australia to prohibit the sale of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf , including second-hand copies and the Kindle edition. This followed years of campaign by the ADC urging the company to stop offering this evil text. The ADC has also called on local bookstores such as Dymocks, QBD, Collins, Fishpond and Angus and Robertson to follow suit.
Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the ADC, issued the following statement:
“This is an important victory against the resurgence of global white-supremacy and against pure genocidal hate. We are thrilled that after years of campaigning, Amazon Australia has done the right and will no longer provide this abomination with a platform on the world’s biggest online retailer. Selling Mein Kampf not only brought tears of joy to neo-Nazis who glorify and celebrate Hitler’s racist ideology, but it dishonoured the six million Jews massacred in the Holocaust and millions of other victims of the Third Reich. Amazon Australia has put other booksellers to shame, and we call on them to immediately follow its example and pull this warped text off their shelves.”