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Holocaust Deniers

Holocaust deniers are people who

  • deny the fact that the Holocaust took place, or
  • claim that far fewer Jews were killed than history reports

Some claim there was no deliberate Nazi program to exterminate the Jews.

Many – though not all – holocaust deniers are neo-nazis, or sympathize with them.

Most holocaust deniers are anti-semitists.

Denying the Holocaust took place, or claiming that the historical record on the Holocaust has been exaggerated, is a practice known as historical revisionism (revising or rewriting history to make it fit preconceived notions rather than the facts).

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No crime in history has been as well-documented as the Holocaust. Proof of the Holocaust is multi-faceted. It is demonstrated by a myriad of documents, the majority of them Nazi-authored, captured by Allied troops before the Germans had a chance to destroy them. Included are detailed reports of mass shootings and gassings. Some 3,000 documents on the destruction of Europe’s Jewish community by the Nazis were, in fact, presented by the prosection before war crimes tribunals at Nuremberg.

The first-hand testimony of survivors who lived through the horrors of the death camps as well as the reports and confessions by the perpetrators leave little doubt as to the nature of Hitler’s “Final Solution.” Horrifying films and photos of killing operations and their aftermath can only begin to give us a picture of the extent of Nazi bestiality; as do the reports of Allied Generals and troops who were sickened by what they saw at sites of slaughter they had just liberated.

Interestingly enough, Nazi war crimes suspects who stood trial in the post war years for their misdeeds never claimed that the crimes of which they were accused were fictional. They instead argued that they were “only following orders.”

The evidence is, in fact, so overwhelming that on October 9, 1981, Judge Thomas T. Johnson of the California Superior Court, took judicial notice of the Holocaust ruling that, “The Holocaust is not reasonably subject to dispute. It is capable of immediate and accurate determination by resort to resources of reasonable indisputable accuracy. It is simply a fact.” – Source: Responses to Revisionist Arguments Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance

Holocaust Denial Outlawed

Denying the Holocaust usually is a case of extreme stupidity fueled by anti-semitism. The following countries have outlawed this hate crime:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland
  • – Source: BBC News

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First published (or major update) on Monday, February 20, 2006.
Last updated on June 16, 2014.

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