In a TV interview, Egyptian historian and Egyptologist Bassam El Shammaa downplayed the Holocaust, saying that the figure of six million Jews killed was "disputed among historians" and that "at the time, there weren't six million Jews in the world." "How come nobody talks about the 'counter Holocaust'? he asked, claiming that after Hitler's defeat, "the Jews in Europe captured the Germans, put them in camps, and started to kill them." The interview aired on the Egyptian Mehwar TV channel on December 17, 2017.
Bassam El Shammaa: Because of those six million who were burned in the Holocaust, (the Jews say:) "Help us! Hitler burned us," or whatever. But how come nobody talks about the counter Holocaust? Do the Egyptians and the Arabs know that there was such a thing as the "counter Holocaust"? Everybody knows about the Holocaust...
Interviewer: Could you please elaborate?
Bassam El Shammaa: With regard to the Holocaust, the Jews claim that Hitler and the Nazis burned six million of them and put them in camps. They send you to visit there, in Germany, and you see the burnt bones and all that. First of all, the figure of six million is under dispute. This is a very large figure. At the time, there weren't six million Jews in the world. So this figure is disputed among historians.
The Holocaust was the burning of the Jews by the Nazis, and the Jews have been playing this card, inflating the figures, and so on. This is well known. After the Nazis and Hitler were defeated - I'm telling it in a way that will be easy to understand - the tables were turned. The Jews in Europe captured the Germans, put them in camps, and started to kill them. 60,000 to 80,000 Germans were killed, and two or three million Germans were persecuted and tortured by the Jews. But nobody talks about this counter Holocaust.