Marlowe's Shade

Sunday, October 17, 2004

French MEP questions existence of gas chambers

Nanette from LGF posted this.

Bruno Gollnisch, a member of European Parliament (MEP) and deputy leader of the French extreme right-wing party the National Front, led by Jean-Marie Le Pen, has caused an outrage in Europe by questioning the use of gas chambers by the Nazis.

Gollnisch, 54, is also a member of the Greater Lyons Regional Council and a professor of Japanese and former dean of the faculty of literature at Lyons III University.

He made the comments during an interview on the conclusions of a commission into racism and Holocaust denial at Lyons III University on the French TV channel LCI last Monday.

To his credit the President of the European Parliment condemned Gollnisch's statements:

"Let me tell you that I am ashamed of having heard an MEP outrageously questioning the existence of the gas chambers. One cannot deny history. One cannot question the Holocaust," he said.

papijoe 7:33 PM