WH Smith has apologised for selling Mein Kampf and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and immediately removed the books from sale.
The booksellers had been offering various editions of Adolf Hitler’s tome – apparently including the “Official Nazi Translation” and the “1939” edition – on its website, along with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a notorious Czarist antisemitic tract.
WH Smith now says that it has “strict guidelines on the books it sells, and it is against our policy to stock books which incite hatred. These books have been immediately removed from sale, and we are investigating how this has occurred with our wholesaler. We apologise sincerely for any offence caused.”
This is the third time that WH Smith has been caught selling Mein Kampf, with the book previously found to be on sale in Jordan and Singapore. Campaign Against Antisemitism will be writing to WH Smith for an explanation and action.