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Jewish groups criticise Amazon’s Hunters series

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some 1.1 million people were killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz Several Jewish groups have criticised Amazon for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its new series Hunters.The online retail giant has also been denounced for allowing the sale of anti-Semitic propaganda books.Amazon did respond immediately to criticism of Hunters…

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Some 1.1 million people were killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz

Several Jewish groups have criticised Amazon for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its new series Hunters.The online retail giant has also been denounced for allowing the sale of anti-Semitic propaganda books.Amazon did respond immediately to criticism of Hunters but told the BBC it was “listening to feedback” about controversial book sales.Hunters, a 10-part drama series, follows a team of Nazi hunters in 1970s America.The show, starring Al Pacino, has been accused of bad taste and “Jewsploitation” for its depiction of fictional atrocities during the Holocaust. Around six million Jews were killed across Nazi-occupied Europe during the period from 1941-45.In one scene, inmates of Auschwitz concentration camp are forced to kill each other while being used in a game of human chess.Auschwitz Memorial, a charity that maintains the former camp as a historical site, accused the programme makers of “inventing a fake game of human chess” in an act of “dangerous foolishness”.Karen Pollack, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, told t
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