'Hunters': Amazon's New Show Accused of Aiding Holocaust Deniers

Lula Sharp
February 27, 2020

In one scene, prisoners of Auschwitz prisoner-of-war camp are required to eliminate each various other while being made use of in a video game of human chess. After all, it is true that Nazis perpetrated widespread and extreme acts of sadism and torture - and even incidents of cruel "games" - against their victims.

In response, the creator of the David Weil sequence emphasised a press release that was not a documentary however a story with largely fictional characters, and that he was cautious to not "misrepresent an actual particular person or borrow from a selected second in the life of an actual particular person".

Auschwitz Memorial Museum also blasted Amazon on Friday for selling what it called "hateful, virulently antisemitic Nazi propaganda" when it retweeted a letter from the Holocaust Educational Trust to Amazon asking that the online retailer withdraw from sale antisemitic children's books by the Nazi Julius Streicher. When some have been savoring the collection due to the fact they like looking at Nazis remaining hunted down, there are some non-historic specifics and scenes that have been put in the show which have triggered the Auschwitz Memorial to get in touch with out the output.

The scene shows a Jewish chess master held captive by Nazis and forced to play a game of chess with humans as pawns.

And why did I come to feel the need to have to produce a fictional function when there were being so several serious horrors that existed?

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'I simply did not want to depict those specific, real acts of trauma'. It is the thing I go to sleep thinking about and the thing I wake up working to honour. And taking to Twitter, the official account of the Auschwitz Memorial was extremely critical about the show's bit of fiction.

"We have a real responsibility to protect the truth of the Holocaust", claimed Mrs Pollack, "particularly as we're moving away from living history, the survivors are few and frailer".

'We can't do this alone. "We believe that providing access to written speech is important, including books that some may find objectionable". "Amazon has policies governing which books can be listed for sale; we invest significant time and resources to ensure our guidelines are followed, and remove products that do not".

In December, Amazon removed Christmas ornaments and other items like mousepads from its website that depict the Auschwitz concentration camp after complaints from the memorial and others.

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