Originally posted by Sharrow
Originally posted by mmiichael
Reasonable people largely don't respond to this Jew hatred trying to mask itself as historical inquiry.
I don't see any Jew hatred here at all. A Jewish scholar said this in the Toronto Star's article. So please tell me, where is the Jew hatred here at
all? I'm and also the others are just curious, how is this possible that even a scholar who is teaching the Holocaust, who is expert in the Holocaust
is saying this that even THEY CAN'T PROVE the 99% of the Holocaust at all.
In fact I used to consult for Torstar, the company that owns the Toronto Star.
The Star is continually attacked legitimately for it's poor editorial quality. There is a site called "HonestReporting" that takes them to task
One line in one article among hundreds of millions of words a year the Star publishes, often from other sources, does not make it a solid fact. There
are unreliable sources, there are bad academics, there are people who lie. It is not always apparent to a novice reporter on a quick phone call to
Interestingly, only those looking for a reason to deny the Holocaust would even take note and bring a single line in some minor article to anyone's
As anyone who has ever read books and articles by bonafide historians or talked to people who were in Eastern Europe during WWII knows - there is not
even a shadow of doubt that there was a mass extermination program directed specifically at killing the Jewish population. Tens of millions of people
witnessing or even participating in some way cannot be telling the same mistruth.
Though the Nazis towards the end tried to destroy as much paperwork and incrimination evidence in anticipation of war crimes charges, warehouses full
of documentation in the form of orders, data on killings, reports survive. The 6 million Jews killed may be a low number going by the Nazi's own
calculations. Many think it is.
There are people who try to pretend they're "just interested in history or getting facts straight" who question the Holocaust and the scale. They
then feebly always add "well you know gypsies, gays, and others were killed too" as if this somehow diminishes the fact that half the Jewish
civilian population was exterminated by a targeted genocidal program.
Few things in modern history are as well documented as the Holocaust. It happned in fornt of a whole population. As with the priest mentioned, one can
go to anywhere in Eastern Europe and talk with people who watched Jews being shot and bodies burned in public effigies.
I have no tolerance for enforced ignorance and malicious Jew hatred that tries to act as if it's something else.
[edit on 6-1-2010 by mmiichael]