Obama Rips Holocaust Deniers at Buchenwald

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2009 4:55 PM CDT
Obama Rips Holocaust Deniers at Buchenwald
Obama with survivor Elie Wiesel, fellow survivor Betrand Herz, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.   (AP Photo)

President Obama blasted Holocaust deniers today on a tour of a Nazi concentration camp, Reuters reports. At Buchenwald, Germany, the president called Holocaust denial “baseless, ignorant and hateful.” Obama did not mention Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by name, but after Iran's president called the Holocaust a "great deception" this week, Obama suggested he visit Buchenwald himself.

“I have no patience for people who would deny history,” Obama said in an interview with NBC. Obama was joined at Buchenwald by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Of Holocaust denial, Obama said, “This place is the ultimate rebuke to such thoughts, a reminder of our duty to confront those who would tell lies about our history. I will not forget what I have seen here today.” (More President Obama stories.)

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