Der Spiegel removes ‘antisemitic’ book from bestseller list

The influential German news magazine Der Spiegel has deleted from its bestseller list a book that one of its own editors had pushed up the rankings, after it was found to be “antisemitic and historically revisionist”.

Finis Germania, or The End of Germany, collects the thoughts of the late historian Rolf Peter Sieferle on the position of Germany, including how it deals with the Holocaust. The book is currently at the top of’s bestseller chart and this month it entered Der Spiegel’s bestseller list, which many bookshops use as a basis for promotional displays, in sixth place.

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  • marty_p

    Let me summarize the book: “The Holocaust never happened – too bad the Nazis didn’t get time to finish the job – how dare the Jews make us feel guilty”.