Oxfam’s Online Store Trying to Profit from Antisemitism
Oxfam is a confederation of 19 independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty. They describe themselves as:
…a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to beat poverty together. We tackle the inequalities that make and keep people poor. We save and protect lives in times of crisis, work with people to build resilience and rebuild their livelihoods and, because we want lasting solutions, we campaign for genuine, durable change.
We want a world in which everyone can speak up to power, claim their human rights, and build a better future for themselves. This means addressing issues like climate change, land rights, and gender justice: because we are united by our belief that a life of dignity and opportunity is not a privilege for some, but a right for everyone.
It turns out their online shop has some interesting titles
Note they are marked as “Oxfam donated.”
Also note the asking price for one of the copies is £100! They clearly want to make a huge profit on it.
Oxfam has a designated page for each of the books. Here’s what you can get for your £100, for example:
Britons Publishing Society, London, 1936. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 75 pages. Softback in very good condition, with just light foxing to the cover, the title page, and throughout the text, but getting progressively lighter. The last six pages are also lightly foxed. Corners display minor wear and there is a slight tear of 1 cm to the front hinge of the spine at the bottom. A previous owner’s surname is inscribed in black ink on the cover at the top; there is also a bookplate pasted on the inside back cover. The text block is clean and intact, just sunning and light foxing along the edges. Preface by the translator, Victor E. Marsden. A letter from Lord Sydenham on the “Protocols” to the Spectator of August 27, 1921, reproduced at the end. This copy is the 1936 reprint of the English 1923 edition. Originally published in Russian.
In other words, Oxfam sourced these antisemitic forgeries and went to the effort to describe their condition at length and set (exorbitant) prices for them.
Because I guess they understand that Jew hatred sells.
Hat tip: Mark Regev