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Israeli Minister Bennett calls on Poland to deny entry to British Holocaust denier David Irving

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Irving has denied the existence of gas-chambers at Auschwitz, saying “I don’t see any reasons to be tasteful about Auschwitz. It’s baloney. It’s a legend. . . . I say quite tastelessly, in fact, that more women died in the back seat of Edward Kennedy’s car . . . than ever died in a gas chamber at Auschwitz.”

JERUSALEM—Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett has called on the Polish government to deny entry to the country to British Holocaust denier David Irving who is reportedly planning to lead tours of the Nazi death camps.

In a letter to Poland’s Ambassador to Israel,  Bennett wrote, “Given Irving’s record of abhorrent statements and outright lies about the history of Holocaust, it is quite clear that he intends to use this opportunity to spread further falsehoods and vitriolic narrative. In so doing, he will doubtless cause deep offence to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and to all the Jewish people, as well as stoke the already raging fire of hatred and antisemitism we are witnessing around the world today.”

He added, “I therefore respectfully request that the Government of Poland make it quite clear that Irving and his party will not be granted access to your country, and certainly not to the camps and other sites of memorial to the millions of my people who were murdered in that dark period of history.”

Irving has denied the existence of gas-chambers at Auschwitz, saying “I don’t see any reasons to be tasteful about Auschwitz. It’s baloney. It’s a legend. . . . I say quite tastelessly, in fact, that more women died in the back seat of Edward Kennedy’s car . . . than ever died in a gas chamber at Auschwitz.”

He is planning to organnize a tour group  to the Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec and Majdanek death camps.

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