A candidate for Alabama’s attorney general denied the Holocaust. Larry Darby, a Democrat, said last Friday that only 140,000 Jews died in the Holocaust, and that the 6 million number agreed to by historians is a false claim propagated by the “Holocaust industry,” The Associated Press reported. Darby was scheduled to speak Sunday at a white supremacist meeting in New Jersey. A spokesman for Alabama’s Democratic Party said his party is looking into the situation regarding Darby, who is running in the June 6 primary. “Any type of hatred toward groups of people, especially for political gain, is completely unacceptable in the Alabama Democratic Party,” Joe Turnham said.
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