Website launched to challenge Holocaust denial

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A groundbreaking Second World War website launched to counter Holocaust denial will be launched next week.

The site is the brainchild of the historian and documentary filmmaker Laurence Rees, former creative director of BBC Television History.

Mr Rees has also written seven history books about different aspects of the war, including one to accompany his acclaimed television series Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution.

Since that book and programme appeared, Mr Rees says he had been "plagued by Holocaust deniers".

Three years ago he left the BBC to write another book and received a letter from a 17-year-old girl from Kansas, working on her high school project, who thought the Holocaust happened because Hitler caught a disease from a Jewish prostitute.

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