Infowars personality Greg Reese defended a Holocaust denier and questioned the death toll from the Holocaust in a segment promoted and aired by Alex Jones.
During a November 1 episode of The Alex Jones Show, Jones aired a pre-taped segment where Reese defended neo-Nazi Ernst Zundel and his false claim that 6 million did not die in the Holocaust. Reese said, “The main argument was simply challenging the number 6 million. Many others have worked out the math and concluded that 6 million would’ve been impossible.”
As noted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 6 million Jewish people died in the Holocaust, with an estimated 2.7 million Jews murdered at killing centers, 2 million murdered in mass shootings, between 800,000 and 1 million murdered in ghettos, labor camps, and concentration camps, and at least 250,000 Jews murdered in other acts.
Jones actively promoted the segment, insisting that the clip “needs to go viral.” He also played the piece in full and directed viewers to watch it on an Infowars-aligned streaming site.
Reese continued to question the Holocaust's death toll claiming the Israeli government “who funds and operates Hamas ... is openly calling for genocide of all Palestinian people under the banner of their God. Are we still bad people for asking logical questions?” Reese then went on to suggest that the figure “6 million” was not the amount of Jews killed, but a reference to the Book of Zechariah.
Infowars has a history of platforming antisemitic voices and opinions. Jones offered rapper Ye a platform to defend Nazis and push antisemitic conspiracy theories, and then brought on Ye’s defenders to allow them to spew anti-Jewish conspiracies. Once, Jones himself supported calls to revise the Holocaust death toll.