Death camps during the Holocaust were "summer camps" for Jews, a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member insists emphatically in a new TV documentary. 

"Adolf Hitler was one of the smartest men there ever was," KKK member James states in film for BBC's "KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy." 

"At these death camps they gave the so-called people that were being killed cigarettes, there was coffee, there was a movie theater, there was a library, and even a swimming pool in Auschwitz," he adds. 

"If you're going to sit there and kill all these people then how come all these things would be in there, it's more like a summer camp." 

The documentary explores day-to-day life for a set of Klansmen in rural Alabama, where an entire community is convinced they are on the front lines of an upcoming race war.

The statements leave the British filmmakers shocked at what American white supremacists can legally say and do, as racial incitement is punishable by seven years' prison in the UK. 

It premiered on BBC Three Monday.