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Drops ‘Mein Kampf’

18 Nov, 1999

Amazon drops Mein Kampf from its German online retail website. The English translation of Adolf Hitler’s memoir, replete with denunciation of Jews, was a top second bestseller in Germany which prompted The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles to file a legal complaint in August against Amazon. A company spokesman:

We’re not shipping it into Germany. It’s still available at our Web site and can be shipped elsewhere.

The original German version is banned in Germany, but the English translation is not.