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The delegates, predominantly young men, overwhelmingly passed a motion at the two-day gathering condemning any denial of the Holocaust after a rash of remarks by a few Pirates appearing to flirt with historical revisionism.

“The German Pirate Party declares that the Holocaust is an indisputable part of history. To deny it or relativize it under the pretext of freedom of expression violates the principles of our party,” read the motion, which was greeted with a standing ovation.

Soon after, several participants staged a walk-out during a speech by Dietmar Moews, who recently spoke of “international Jewry” - a taboo phrase with an echo of Nazi propaganda.

From wire dispatches and staff reports