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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Poland Against Iranian Research of Holocaust

The Polish government should prevent Iranian experts from conducting research on the scale of the Holocaust in Poland, Foreign Minister Stefan Meller said yesterday in Warsaw.
"Under no circumstances we should allow something like that to take place in Poland,"
“My view is that in no case should we allow this situation,” Meller said, quoted by the Polish news agency. “It is below any imaginable norms to discuss such a thing.”

Iranian research try to deny that about 6 million Jews perished in the Holocaust, with an estimated 1.1 million killed in gas chambers at Auschwitz- Birkenau, a death camp set up in German-occupied Poland.

Last week Iran's ambassador to Lisbon, who in the past served as a diplomat in Poland, said in an interview on Portuguese radio that according to his calculations based on a visit to the camp, now a museum, it would have taken the Nazis 15 years to burn the corpses of 6 million people.

The British academic David Irving will go on trial in Vienna next week over two speeches he made in Austria in 1989, in which he disputed the existence of gas chambers at Auschwitz.

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