National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen faces backlash after calling Holocaust ‘detail of war’
The far right MEP, 86, was convicted of minimising the Holocaust over similar remarks in 1999
The Nazi gas chambers were dismissed as a “detail of history” by a far-right politician today.
But the MEP, 86, convicted of minimising the Holocaust in 1999 over a similar remark, said: “What I said corresponds to what I think.
“The gas chambers were a detail of the war, unless we admit that the war was a detail of the gas chambers!’
During an interview on BFM TV in Paris, Mr Le Pen added: “I challenge anyone to name an anti-Semitic phrase in my political life.”
His remarks will reignite criticism of the party, now led by his daughter Marine.
From The Daily Mirror . 02.04.15 . Report by Peter Allen.