German politicians on Sunday condemned as "unacceptable" and "absurd" comments by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that Germans denied the existence of Nazi concentration camps.
Social Democrat (SPD) General Secretary Yasmin Fahimi described the comments as "repugnant, shocking and completely unacceptable".
CDU General-Secretary Peter Tauber said the comments were "so absurd that they don't deserve commenting on".
Berlusconi said on Saturday: "According to the Germans, there never were concentration camps." (Reuters)