Greece's government on Tuesday strongly criticized the leader of an extreme right party who claimed that Nazi concentration camps did not use ovens and gas chambers to kill prisoners during the Holocaust.
Government spokesman Pantelis Kapsis described televised remarks made by Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) party leader Nikos Michaloliakos as an «extreme insult to the memory of millions of Holocaust victims.» The spokesman accused the 55-year-old party leader of «distorting history."
"There were no ovens -- it's a lie. I believe it's a lie. There were no gas chambers either,» Michaloliakos said in an interview with Greece's private Mega television, broadcast on Sunday.