Holocaust denial

Romanian PM makes 'Holocaust denier' a minister

By Petru Clej, August 9, 2012

The Romanian senator Dan Sova has been promoted by Prime Minister Victor Ponta to minister for parliamentary relations, only five months after being demoted from the job of party spokesman for downplaying the Holocaust.


Golden Dawn leader denies gas chambers of Holocaust

By Jennifer Lipman, May 15, 2012

The leader of the neo-fascist party that won seats in the Greek parliament for the first time earlier this month has denied some of the fundamental facts of the Holocaust.


Ambassador: we must all be witnesses

By Martin Bright, April 26, 2012

Israel's ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, has called on the Jewish community to build on the success of this year's March of the Living and boost the numbers of British young people attending the event in the future.


Even in Auschwitz, humanity did prevail

By Martin Bright, April 26, 2012

It was, without doubt, one of the proudest moments of my life. To stand at the memorial to those who suffered and died at Auschwitz-Monowitz, and pay tribute to the British prisoners of war who worked alongside Jewish slave workers in the IG Farben chemical works, was a deeply humbling experience.


Fighting war on hate

March 8, 2012

All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism members Mike Gapes and Mike Freer addressed a Shabbat forum at Finchley Synagogue about their efforts to combat antisemitism.

In a discussion before more than 200 congregants moderated by shul chair Jon Mendelsohn, Mr Gapes discussed his early efforts in Parliament to counteract Holocaust denial and his continued campaign against hate on the in


Holocaust expert Lipstadt on Ahmadinejad threat

By Jennifer Lipman, December 16, 2011

One of the most influential academics on the Holocaust today has suggested that supporters of Israel are too preoccupied with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Deborah Lipstadt, who famously won a libel battle with Holocaust denier David Irving, said people made too much of a fuss about his incendiary statements, which include Holocaust denial and attacks on Israel’s existence.


PSC says no place for denial

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has amended its statement of purpose expressly to include a denunciation of Holocaust denial.

The statement on the PSC's website now reads: "Any expression of racism or intolerance, or attempts to deny or minimise the Holocaust have no place in our movement." Its national organiser, Martial Kurtz, said the move echoed the PSC's assertion "that ours is an anti-r


Uruguay responds to Iranian ambassador's Holocaust claims

By Jennifer Lipman, August 2, 2011

Uruguay's government has condemned Iran's ambassador to the South American country following statements in which he denied the facts of the Holocaust.

Hojatollah Soltani said last week that "it is said that during that war the Nazis killed two million, four million, six million...there are different figures on the Jews' news."


Facebook: Holocaust denial pages can stay on site

By Jennifer Lipman, July 28, 2011

Facebook has refused to remove pages where internet users espouse Holocaust denial despite a plea from a group of Holocaust survivors.

Earlier this month 21 survivors of Nazi persecution signed a letter which was sent to Facebook, asking that Holocaust denial no longer be allowed as part of facebook's "free speech" policy.


Holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson loses appeal

By Jessica Elgot, July 11, 2011

A Holocaust-denying British bishop who said "evidence was strongly against six million Jews having been deliberately gassed" has lost his appeal after being convicted of Holocaust denial.