I confronted a Holocaust denier and it made me down a Guinness ...

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I confronted a Holocaust denier and it made me down a Guinness in one

Making a deeply personal film left me with an uneasy choice, but I had to get under the skin of the monster

David Baddiel

When it was announced that I would be making a BBC documentary about Holocaust denial, most people had one question: why give these people the airtime?

It’s a fair one – one I had wrangled with in my own mind long before agreeing to sit opposite anyone who might undermine the truth of an atrocity which killed millions, my own family included.

The need to make the film, however, is evident from the statistics: one in six people globally either don’t believe the Holocaust happened, or that the numbers have been exaggerated...

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