You don’t seem to be getting my point. Bringing up the Holoc@ust as a topic of debate is by itself denial. I realize I may be offending American sensibilities with regards to the First Amendment, but already in Europe, laws are in place that allow criminal prosecution for denying, belittling, ridiculing or questioning the Holocaust.
Living in Europe for many years myself, I am quite aware of the existence of laws regarding the Holocaust. As far as I know, they are indeed against denying or mocking the Holocaust. I am not aware, however, of any nation in Europe that outright bans questioning details of the Holocaust’s known history so long as it is done in a proper respectable academic fashion. If a historian has found what appears to be actual historical evidence that some accepted bit of Holocaust history turns out to be in error, then he’s perfectly within his rights to announce that so other historians can look into the matter as well. And there is no law that I’m aware of that says that you cannot question or belittle or deny “evidence” against the Holocaust.
Besides which, this is a website managed by an American and (I believe) operated under American laws, not European ones.
Even the accepted history of the Holocaust has at times been found to be not accurate in a few particulars.
And this is exactly the point I’m trying to make. There is Holoc@ust denial on this site, and it would be better for everyone involved if the moderators deleted text like that shown above. There is no room for such kind of talk in a civil society.
Denial of history does not necessarily apply only to those who deny the Holocaust, it seems.
An example of where the original historical record of what happened in the Holocaust was found to be in error and was revised: the Soviets initially (around 1947) had it recorded that something like four million Jews were murdered at Auschwitz. When all the dust from WWII finally settled, though, and the records were gathered together and looked at, they realised that they’d overstated for that particular camp that that the real number was somewhere between one and two million. So the original historical record was wrong, and by questioning and researching it was discovered that it was indeed wrong and the correct number was found.
I personally find it very disturbing that you cannot tolerate the notion that the history of the Holocaust could have ever at any point been in error for any amount of time. It seems to show a mental blindness that is no better than that of the Holocaust deniers who are blind to history itself. After all, the history of how the historical view of the Holocaust has been amended is itself part of the history of the Holocaust. You are denying that history. That seems to be very uncharacteristic behaviour.
I see this discussion is going no where. I am going to have to contact the site’s ISP and request that they remove the site from the internet.
Good day sir,
ADL internet coordinator.
Ah, how nice. Jumping almost immediately to threats and strong-arm tactics. I see that such overzealous methods aren’t limited to the neo-Nazis and their ilk.