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Extinction Rebellion Founder’s Holocaust Remarks Spark Fury – Kate Connolly and Matthew Taylor | The Guardian UK

German politicians accuse Roger Hallam of downplaying significance of genocide

Kate Connolly in Berlin and Matthew Taylor | The Guardian UK

A co-founder of Extinction Rebellion [XR] has sparked anger in Germany after referring to the Holocaust as “just another fuckery in human history”.

Roger Hallam has been accused of downplaying the Nazis’ genocide of 6 million Jews by arguing in an interview that the significance of the Holocaust has been overplayed.

In the interview with the weekly Die Zeit, in which he referred to the Holocaust several times, Hallam said: “The fact of the matter is, millions of people have been killed in vicious circumstances on a regular basis throughout history.”             Continue reading