Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Greek Neo-Nazi Party Leader - "There were no ovens, no gas chambers"

Granted, Greece is a humongous mess, faltering dangerously on a precipice, but how on earth does a Neo-Nazi party win 21 seats in  parliament? The extreme far right skin-head Golden Dawn party won a whopping 7% of the vote during the May 6 elections, and now the head of the Chryssi Avghi party, Nikos Michaloliakos, has joined Mahmoud Ahmadeinjad and others in denying the Holocaust ever took place. Not that it's a novel stance for a neo-Nazi, but this man (and his party) is now part of the Greek government.
“There were no ovens, no gas chambers, it’s a lie,” , the head of the Chryssi Avghi (Golden Dawn) party, said during an interview aired on the private Mega television channel on Sunday night.

“Auschwitz, what Auschwitz? I didn’t go there. What happened there? Have you been there,” he asked a reporter in the interview, adding that he had “read lots of books casting doubt on the number of six million Jews” who died in the Holocaust.

Prior to the elections, Michaloliakos apparently kept mostly mum about the extent of his Holocaust-denying beliefs, but the Greek people would have to be pretty darn stupid to not realize that neo-Nazis aren't terribly different from the original murdering Nazis.
Yes, voters were fed up with all the austerity measures their socialist nanny state was forcing them to put up with to save the country from drowning, but that's not a good reason to vote in extremists.

And it still boggles my mind that there are people who actually deny that there were gas chambers, and ovens, and that millions were killed, not only Jews, in spite of all the photographs, the witnesses and the evidence.

Good luck to the Greeks, they're going to need it.

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