Rome, 15 Oct. (AKI) – The president of Rome’s Jewish community lashed out against an Italian professor who downplayed Adolf Hitler’s role in the the extermination of millions of Jews and called on Italy’s politicians to outlaw Holocaust denial.”We have only one instrument to combat this phenomenon: to pass a law that will once and for all make Holocaust denial and revising the number of those killed a crime in Italy,” said Riccardo Pacifici, in a letter on Friday to Italian newspaper la Repubblica. Around six million of Europe’s Jews – along with hundreds of thousands of gays, gypsies, political dissidents and other people deemed undesirable by the Nazi regime -perished in Germany’s death camps. Pacifici’s letter was published one day before the 67th anniversary of the infamous Nazi roundup of Jews in the Italian capital. In all, 1,259 of Rome’s Jews were deported to Nazi concentration camps; only a few returned.