Thanks to Sternblut for posting the David Cole video. I hadn't seen it before. It is certainly thought provoking. I think Cole and others are right to
focus on logistical aspects of the "final solution" issue. Doing so is an intelligent way to navigate around the mine fields of personal testimony and
exaggerated official claims. If something doesn't make sense logistically, or is simply, impossible to do, logistically, then one must seriously
question whether the event in question occurred and seriously and carefully examine the evidence for it.
Cole, of course, doesn't tell us why some experts now believe that the "soap from Jews" story, for example, is false. Granted, his video is not
intended to be an exhaustive presentation of his revisionist case, but anyone serious about this subject would want to know those reasons and to
decide if they are valid.
The same can be said for his doubts about the gas chamber/air raid shelter. I would like to examine aerial photos of the camp at the appropriate times
to see if the holes or traces of them can be seen on the roof of this building. Cole's assertion is not enough in a topic like this.
We know for a fact that Hitler's program called for the elimination of Jews from German territory. We know that they were sent to labor camps. We know
that they were treated harshly and that many died under such treatment. We know that, for the Jews, under the Nazis, there was no light at the end of
They were going to be exterminated, through one means or another. The concept of Jewish rehabilitation didn't exist for the Nazis. They were regarded
as a racial pestilence. If other nations were not willing to accept them, and they weren't, the only solution was to exterminate them, through
outright killing or through death as slave laborers.
This, the Nazis set out to do, with Jews, Slavs, political prisoners and with any other undesireable.
Cole and the revisionists might quibble about how many were actually killed in the concentration camps. They may be right in that the numbers were
actually less than is usually quoted. For the sake of historical accuracy it is good to know the details. Jews themselves might be relieved to know
that "they didn't get as many of us as we thought.". . . but . . . the intention was to get them all, and then move on to deal with the Catholic
I'm completely confident of that.
There are too many attestations of this from disparate sources among the Nazi hierarchy itself, although most of these people were not aware of the
full implications of the racial policies of the Reich until they encountered evidence of it in the course of carrying out duties which brought them
into contact with its operation or its effects on their own projects within the war effort.
This is a complex subject. It is difficult to address adequately in a forum post, but the Nazis were known to be eugenicists, who killed
who had the misfortune to be born with mental abnormalities. If they were willing to do that to people who were racially "pure"
in other respects I have no doubt whatever of their intentions toward the Jews, an intention they did not fulfil only because they were defeated on
In that context, the activities of the revisionists seem a little academic. Did the Nazis kill millions in the camps with gas chambers, or were the
delousing rooms experimented with
as a possible killing technology? There is no doubt that the Nazis had an agenda to kill a lot of people and
were looking for efficient killing technologies.
They started to eliminate their perceived enemies and left unchecked would have done it, to the highest percentage possible.
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