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Major retailers Target and Barnes and Noble pull books that deny the Holocaust from their shelves

Target and Barnes and Noble are no longer selling books that cover the topic of Holocaust denial.

Books taken off the shelves include “Not Guilty At Nuremberg” by Carlos Porter and “The Auschwitz Myth–Legend or Reality” which is written by Wilhelm Stäglich and translated to English. Porter is a well known Holocaust denier and Stäglich was an officer in the German army in WWII as well as a neo-Nazi.

Two other books written in German are banned as well, “Eine Zensur Findet Statt!” or ““A Censorship is Taking Place!” and “Was Ist Wahrheit?” or “What is Truth?” by Paul Rassinier. Rassinier, a French communist, was one of the first deniers of the Holocaust.


Rabbi Abraham Cooper with the Simon Wiesenthal Center wrote letters in protest calling on the retailers to pull the books.

The letter was sent Oct. 15 and by Oct. 18 Target responded that they would be pulling the books from the shelf and did not mean to offend anyone.

A few days later Barnes and Noble did the same.

The letter was also sent to Walmart in protest of Porter’s books.



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