The Greek government and Jewish groups condemned anti-Semitic comments by a far-right political party, as the group’s Web site was shut down.
Nikolaos Michaloliakos, head of the Golden Dawn party, denied the existence of gas chambers in the Holocaust and said the number of Jews who perished in the camps was an “exaggeration.”
"There were no ovens, this is a lie ... there were no gas chambers either," he said in a television interview Sunday.
He added that six million Jews were not killed, saying “many people from different nations” were targeted, likening the Nazi camps to Japanese internment in the US.
"I most categorically condemn such views, which distort history and offend the memory of millions of Holocaust victims," said government spokesman Pantelis Kapsis.
"The election of Nazi nostalgics is a heavy blow for Greek democracy. It is an insult to the history of Greece," said the council of Jews in Greece.
Now, the party’s official site has been removed by its host, WordPress.
"This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service," the Internet host said.
WordPress has a policy against “hate content” and writings that “contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities.”
The Golden Dawn party earlier this month took seven percent of the Greek election, giving it increased power in the government and 21 seats in parliament.
Allusions to the similarities between Golden Dawn and the Nazi party have been made by critics, like the party flag’s resemblance to a swastika, and the Golden Dawn practice of politicians greeting one another with a full arm salute.