That’s the word President Obama used both in his Cairo speech and again at his Buchenwald concentration camp visit today: “To this day there are those who insist that the Holocaust never happened, a denial of fact and truth that is baseless and ignorant and hateful.” Everyone knows that it’s primarily people that hate Jews who deny that the Holocaust happened. But why would hate take this particular form? Even evil has its twisted logic, after all. I’m sure I’m not the first to ask the question but I am not aware of having heard it addressed.
I believe the answer is simple.
It’s that if the Holocaust is a myth, it requires myth-makers. Something like that, such an enormous untruth, couldn’t enter into received history by chance or accident. It could only be a lie foisted on an unsuspecting public through a conspiracy motivated by the prospect of advancing the conspirators’ devious agenda. A Jewish conspiracy, that is, aimed at winning pity and sympathy — which would, in turn, excuse or divert attention from past and/or ongoing Jewish misdeeds. In other words, Holocaust-denial implies massive Jewish deviousness, chicanery, and wickedness. It’s not simply a matter of correcting a faulty historical record.
Your thoughts? Is there an angle I’m missing?