Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

Sweden Democrats Councilor Forced to Resign after Minimizing the Holocaust

On April 2, 2013, the Swedish anti-racist paper Expo published an article about Alexander Kieding, a Sweden Democrats member of the local city council of the Stockholm suburb of Järna. On a blog, Kieding claimed that the number of deaths in the Holocaust had been inflated by the Jews and that Israel was created due to lies about the Holocaust. He also wrote that cheating is a Jewish character trait. On April 10, Kieding was forced to resign due to his statements.

Sources: Expo, 02-Apr-2013; JTA, 10-Apr-2013