The first time the leader of Greece's far-right political party Golden Dawn was given a platform and a microphone, his words shocked a continent.
Journalists were told to stand up in a sign of respect while the party leader made a grand entrance. Nikolaos Michaloliakos, a former mathematician who was recently involved in a prostitution scandal, gave a rambling speech which included the proclamation that the official account of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz was widely exaggerated.
Golden Dawn, which some call a neo-Nazi party, is not new to Greece. Its members and ideology have been around for years. What is new and different today is the legitimacy they've been granted by the votes of a deeply frustrated nation.