Khamenei’s representative to the Markazi Province, Gholamali Dorri-Najafabadi, said in a Friday, February 17, 2023 sermon in Arak, Iran that it is not true that 6,000,000 Jews were killed in the Holocaust since there weren’t even that many Jews in Europe. He said that the true figure is around 50 or 60 Jews, and he said that the Holocaust has been used as a "pretext" to fight against Islam, Muslims, and the hijab. The sermon was aired on Aftab TV (Iran).
Gholamalai Dorri-Najafabadi: "If anyone talks about the Holocaust, [the West] imprisons them, flogs them, executes them, fines them... If anyone talks about hijab, they torture them and kill them. They fight Islam. [The number of] Jews killed in the Holocaust during Hitler's [rule] was not six million. There were not even six million Jews [in Europe] to be killed. Maybe 60, six, or 50 [Jews] were killed. We don't want to be antisemitic, but this has been used as a pretext. So for 70 years they have been fighting Islam, hijab, and Muslims.