Lord Baker of Dorking, former UK education secretary, said that he would “ban the study of Nazism from the history curriculum totally.” “Why I’ve got a thing against the Holocaust … is I think you study your own history first,” he said.
James Smith, Chairman of the Holocaust Centre, said: “Forgetting how much of our legislation that protects fair and equal societies is rooted in the knowledge of how far humans can sink would be a backward step for civil society and democratic values.”