In response to the comments Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook made about Holocaust deniers, Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust made the following statement.
‘Let us be very clear: the Holocaust happened, the gas chambers happened and millions of people suffered at the hands of the Nazis.
‘Holocaust denial and Holocaust trivialisation are not innocent mistakes. Often, it is deliberately used to further antisemitism, to minimise Jewish suffering and to cause pain and distress. We are not talking about different opinions all of equal weight, but a historical record which should not be abused.
‘The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 was: The power of words. We all have a responsibility in our daily lives to use our language carefully. As the CEO of Facebook, with the power to reach billions of people across the world, Mark Zuckerberg should be particularly aware of this responsibility.’