Holocaust denial ‘being fuelled by social media and could continue … – Express.co.uk

Posted By on August 2, 2017

GETTY

Sir Peter Bazalgette, chairman of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, said the horrifying stories of survivors remained incredibly powerful.

But he warned that Holocaust denial may well grow in the next 20 years, rather than diminish because of misleading posts on social media.

He said: A small number of MPs and peers, some of whom live locally, have understandably expressed concerns.

Getty Images

1 of 12

The infamous German inscription reads 'Work Makes Free' at the main gate of the Auschwitz I extermination camp.

We are confident that putting the memorial next to Parliament will improve the park amenity.

Sir Peter added: If you search for Holocaust denial youd be astonished at what people bring up.

"Theres a danger that the power of the internet reinforces mutual prejudices and its up to all of us to make sure Holocaust denial doesnt grow.

Speaking at the launch of a design competition for a new Holocaust Memorial to be sited next to the Houses of Parliament Sir Peter, 64, said the project underlines the importance of learning the lessons of history.

Read the original post:

Holocaust denial 'being fuelled by social media and could continue ... - Express.co.uk

Related Post

Comments

Comments are closed.