Originally posted by brimstone735
The holocaust happened. You can't magic that away.
Indeed, the Final Solution
was well-documented on both sides of the war. We know
the Nazi concentration camps were real. We
the world wept
when they discovered the full extent of what happened to European Jews under the Third Reicht.
But do we
know the full extent?
One of the most sickening things about the Holocaust is that it is now off limits
from historical research — it is inviolate
cannot question it.
And that's wrong
. Particularly when there are very real
questions that need answering... Such as, how many Jews
One of the truly hair-raising stories that came out of post-war Germany was that the fekking Nazis couldn't agree
on how many
had gassed and cremated. Hermann Goering himself, during the official signing of his confession, took the fountain pen, scratched out "two
million," and corrected it to read "three million" before he would sign the document... One of the Allied officers who witnessed this
became nauseous. And rightly so.
This suggests that Allied investigators may have seriously underestimated
the number of Jews murdered.
On the other hand, there have been claims by reputable war historians over the decades that six million was far too high a number, and that the true
number of exterminated Jews amounted to three or four million.
And, yes, when I speak of "reputable war historians," I'm talking about David Irving, who served time in an Austrian prison for being an
although his major crime seems to be in questioning the Holocaust
. Irving never denied
the Holocaust, he simply
said the numbers of Jewish dead were vastly inflated.
When he was accused of being an anti-Semite by another author, Irving took the author and her publishing company to court in London... Which was a
mistake on Irving's part. In Britain, the defendant
carries the burden of producing evidence. So, the author who had accused Irving brought
the victor's history of WWII in Europe
as her evidence — hers was a circular and self-affirming argument: 6 million Jews died in WWII
because history says so.
Irving not only lost the case, but the judge sitting on the trial made a point of chewing David Irving's ass
afterward, calling him everything
except a white man. LOL
Of course, Irving's research into finding the TRUTH
of the Holocaust tread on far too many toes, but it also
garnered him a following
among Neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups worldwide — which, unfortunately for Irving, has dogged him for decades.
I, for one, do not believe the accusations that David Irving is an anti-Semite or a Neo-Nazi or anything else except one of the most gifted historians
of the 20th Century. I've read his biography, I've followed the news stories, I've read his trial transcripts; and what I see standing out like a
sore thumb is the staunch bias
against Irving from everyone
who unquestioningly (and mindlessly
) defends the six million Jews
account of history.
I think the Holocaust should be a living
memory, open to research and new evidence, even if it refutes the victor's version
I've said it before and I'll say it again here: When any chapter of history becomes inviolate
, when we can no longer ask questions
about it, then that chapter of history is dead to us
— Doc Velocity