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Illinois congressional candidate denies Holocaust

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A candidate from Illinois for the U.S. House of Representatives called the Holocaust “nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews.” 

Arthur Jones, a former member of the Nationalist Socialist Party, made the comments in an interview Wednesday with a local news site, the Oak Lawn Patch.

Jones, a 64-year-old insurance salesman and Vietnam War veteran, is seeking the Republican nomination to face incumbent Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) in the 3rd Congressional District, which encompasses the southern suburbs of Chicago. The primary is set for March 20.

“It’s the blackest lie in history," Jones said of the Holocaust. "Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV. The more survivors, the more lies that are told.” 

In addition to his past party affiliation, Jones regularly organizes family-friendly neo-Nazi events scheduled to coincide with Adolf Hitler’s birthday.

Jones indicated that he is mounting his third run for Congress because of Lipinski’s connections to the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

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