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Berlusconi's new gaffe: claims German people deny death camps' existence; sparks anger
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 1:40 PM EDT
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has sparked anger by claiming that Germans deny that Nazi-run death camps ever existed.
German Families Minister Manuela Schwesig, on Twitter, called Berlusconi's remarks "unspeakable" and urged a fight against right-wing "populism."
A Berlusconi stalwart, former education minister Mariastella Gelmini, dismissed the flap as campaign propaganda.
Berlusconi lost his Italian Senate seat and is banned from running in elections because of a tax fraud conviction but still leads his party.