Originally posted by Ketsa
6 million in gas chambers ? Maybe not.
Nobody claims that they were. The six million figure came from the Germans themselves, that was the estimate given from their own records. But,
proud as they were of their actions, they bragged. It has since been considerably revised, repeatedly so. The number of Jews killed, as a direct
result of being Jewish, is approximately 4.5 million.
Apart from the books written immediately following the war, like Russell's The Scourge of the Nazis, the figure of six million is not used by any
legitimate historian, so to argue it, from a historians perspective, now, is beyond ridiculous, and only further adds to the confusion, and that is
their, Faurisson et als, purpose.
Those that were specifically killed for being Jewish, who were transported directly to the Death Camps and murdered without selection, is
approximately 1.75 million. Again, this is a matter of open record, the subject of numerous books. Revision takes place all the time as new
information comes to light, and studies are carried out by legitimate historians.
Additionally, 3.5 million Slavs and ethnic Poles were summarily rounded up and murdered in actions carried out by the Einsatzgruppen. Approximately
1.5 million of those were also Jewish. Yet, again, a matter of historical record.
There were many and numerous crimes against humanity committed by the Nazis during the Third Reich, all of them have been studied ad infinitum, all of
them are subject to scrutiny, all of them have been subject to revision and in some cases expansion. Mass graves are still being discovered, which
adds new insight all the time. The archives of the Red Army, the records that they retrieved during the liberations that they carried out, are still
relatively unexplored, and I am sure that even more understanding will be gained from them, and more changes to the historical record.
Faurisson would have us believe that no such research is carried out, and that anyone who questions the 6 million figure will find themselves
persecuted, while the myriad of books and historians that do just that tell an entirely different story. Faurisson may be very convincing, but isn't
any con artist?
edit on 19-7-2012 by Biliverdin because: (no reason given)