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Why is Holocaust Denial “Hateful”?

posted by David Klinghoffer

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?


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Glen Davidson

posted June 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm


OK, first of all, we wonder how evolution-denial (as a causal science) is intellectually any better than Holocaust denial is.
Morally, fine, the two diverge significantly in that sense. One isn’t sure what conspiracy is supposedly foisting modern evolutionary theory upon us, but then that’s rarely discussed (Expelled, however, did blame media, schools, the judiciary, and scientists), mainly because it’s so ludicrous.
I suppose that most Holocaust deniers explicitly or implicitly blame the Jews for the purported “conspiracy.” Nevertheless, I doubt that it is an essential part of the denial, or that all blame Jews collectively for the conspiracy fiction.
So I wouldn’t end with the faux conspiracy theory as to why it’s objectionable. Believing it is objectionable morally because one has to deny the evidence (which is not as accessible to the average Joe than evidence for non-teleological evolution is, however) to deny it, because it denies the very real suffering of a huge number of individuals, and because it at least implies that responses to the Holocaust are faulty. Beyond that, Holocaust denial denies the humanity of surviving victims, whose stories and experiences are flatly denied, or worse.
Holocaust denial meets horror with indifference and blaming of the victim. That is why it is hateful.
Intellectually, Holocaust denial is akin to creationism/ID, but that is not nearly as offensive as the denial of the humanity of the Holocaust’s victims.
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DavidF

posted June 5, 2009 at 3:59 pm


Glen, you are real true believer and your faithfulness is rather extraordinary–even dragging the topic of evolution into a discussion about the Holocaust However, you don’t seem to be very interested in science.
Regarding Holocaust denial, this is a something that plagues very few people and by contrast, those of us who dispute the ability of material forces alone to explain the evolution of life on this planet are a significant majority of people. Holocaust denial can be measured by very few people–Darwin denial is the mainstream. But the process that demonstrates how life is so intelligent and so flexible can be described and in some cases it can barely be charted with advanced computers–it is quite another matter to show HOW nature works and to explain it and to even predict what will happen next. Thus, far, all science can do is marvel at it and it is a victory to even chart it–for example, it took over 60 years to trace one regulatory plant hormone called auxin with advanced computers and a team of scientists. But to say HOW it all comes together so a blade of grass grows–science does not even know where to begin IF you want the technical questions answered.
Let’s get back to the topic, however and leave poor Glen to try to convince even one person that “evolution” (try just saying the word over and over and it will explain everything, right?)is scientific.
Holocaust denial is a simpler form of revisionist history which is very popular in many college campuses. For example, in the field of art history, professors commonly take a piece of non-representational art and indicate what they say it represents and that is their own pre-conceived notions that they wish to “prove”–for example class, race, gender, homosexuality–etc. So the impulse is to take something static like an artwork and read into what you want to read into it–a a memorial to “queer studies” or a statement of the class struggle, for example. The Holocaust denier has a historical narrative they wish to prove and the fact of the Holocaust disturbs their narrative–therefore, they lie about it and say that it did not exist or it existed on only a tiny scale. This keeps the narrative alive that they want to maintain.
But the angle David K is missing might be the degree to which the Left lies about history and also lies about almost everything. HD is just one of many lies perpetrated on people–the myth of man-made global warming is another kind of myth–evolution is another fairy tale that is based in politics, and the most recent is the kind of revisionism Mr. Obama just gave to the Arab world about Jews and Islam. All of it is bad and all of it is dangerous since it exists to serve the purposes of spreading a lie which is premised on hate but more importantly premised on an agenda which rewards some and the expense of others or steals from one to give to another.



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Mike

posted June 5, 2009 at 4:21 pm


Despite all the intellectual acrobatics and conspiracy theories, I still do not see here any convincing reason as to why it is hateful, apart from an attempt to propose one. An analogy with creationism/evolution etc…it is still parallel bar acrobatics. There are reasons however to call it that. Please present them



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Glen Davidson

posted June 5, 2009 at 4:34 pm


Glen, you are real true believer and your faithfulness is rather extraordinary–even dragging the topic of evolution into a discussion about the Holocaust However, you don’t seem to be very interested in science.

It’s the usual tripe from the anti-science faction. Accuse the skeptic of “belief,” accuse him of not being interested in science (sans evidence, the usual dishonesty), and accusing someone for bringing up the gross hypocrisy of David K’s denial of science while he condemns others for denial of history. Nothing honest, nothing decent, nothing intelligent.

Regarding Holocaust denial, this is a something that plagues very few people

Wow, you not only don’t know or care about science, you know nothing of the context of Obama’s speech. Holocaust denial is rampant in the Muslim world, which is why Obama condemned it.
What is more, evolution denial and Holocaust denial appear in tandemn among many Muslim folk. Why would anyone listen to you, David K’s, or the rest of you who deny undeniable science truths, when many Holocaust deniers happen to agree with you that evidence doesn’t matter if it goes against your prejudices? While I stressed the fact that Holocaust denial is hateful in a way that evolution denial is not, unfortunately your know-nothing stand against science aids and abets know-nothing deniers of the Holocaust.

Darwin denial is the mainstream.

Not in science, and not in most of the populace of the more developed countries. Above all, you have no evidence for design, which matters because the truth is not something subject to vote. Nor is Holocaust denial, although your own stance would credit the collective ignorance and denial of the Holocaust within Muslim countries.

But to say HOW it all comes together so a blade of grass grows–science does not even know where to begin IF you want the technical questions answered.

No, ignorant people like you don’t know where to begin. Scientists know that nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution. Only evolution explains the historical facts of life and why taxonomic relationships are as they are observed to be. What you can’t do is to explain why archaeopteryx was limited by its dinosaurian past, something that is predicted and explained by evolutionary theory.

Let’s get back to the topic, however and leave poor Glen to try to convince even one person that “evolution” (try just saying the word over and over and it will explain everything, right?)is scientific.

You mean that you hope your dishonesty and name-calling will obscure the truth. Said like all deniers of demonstrable truth.

Holocaust denial is a simpler form of revisionist history which is very popular in many college campuses.

Then why did Obama say what he did to the Muslim world? Oh, that’s right, you simply accuse without knowing anything.
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Glen Davidson

posted June 5, 2009 at 5:09 pm


Here’s a bit of the evidence of how pervasive Holocaust denial is in Muslim regions:

coverage provided by the Middle East monitoring organizations shows that Holocaust denial is popular in Arab media throughout the Middle East and the Palestinian Authority. This is true even in Egypt and Jordan, the two Arab countries that have taken steps to normalize relations with Israel. Among the newspapers that have consistently featured Holocaust denial are the Jordanian daily, Al Arab Al-Yom, the Syrian daily, Teshreen, the English-language Iranian Tehran Times, and the Palestinian Authority’s Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda. Several noted religious leaders in the region have also rejected the facts of the Holocaust, including Sheikh Mohammad Mehdi Shamseddin of Lebanon, Sheik Ikrima Sabri of Jerusalem and Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
On July 4, 1998, for example, the establishment Jordanian newspaper Al-Arab Al-Yom told its readers that “most research prepared by objective researchers” has “proven in a manner beyond the shadow of a doubt” that the Holocaust is “a great lie and a myth that the Zionist mind spread in order to lead the world astray.” Earlier that year (April 27, 1998), the same newspaper had published an article claiming that “there is no proof” that the Holocaust occurred, except for “the conflicting testimonies of a few Jewish ‘survivors.’” On July 14, 1998, the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Akhbar, stated that regarding the crematoria remaining at Buchenwald and Auschwitz, “even if these crematoria operated day and night, it would take dozens of years to burn six million people and not merely three years.” A Lebanese politician, Dr. Issam Naaman wrote in a London-Arab newspaper on April 22, 1998, that “Israel prospers and exists by right of the Holocaust lie and the Israeli government’s policy of intentional exaggeration.” Other significant contemporary examples of Holocaust denial in the Middle East can be found in the Appendix.
http://www.adl.org/holocaust/denial_ME/normalizing_denial.asp

It’s a shame when anti-science bigotry leads people to deny how common the denial of the Holocaust really is.
The only thing I’d add on this matter is that it is virtually certain that any number of the common people who deny the Holocaust are not doing so out of hate, but out of ignorance. That doesn’t change the hateful nature of Holocaust denial, as clearly the ones pushing it are almost all driven by prejudice. But we can’t forget that many people subject to such propaganda no doubt do not have the relevant facts.
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Adam S.

posted June 5, 2009 at 7:03 pm


Until recently, I also believed that only Jew-haters had any sort of motive to want to revise the Holocaust. I had, like so many, been aware that there were revisionist accounts but hesitated both out of skepticism–I couldn’t believe that the mainstream narratives could be so wrong–and reluctance to associate myself with something that is invariably ascribed to racists and bigots alone. Do racists and bigots reject the mainstream historical narrative of the holocaust? They do, but not simply because they want to, but for the same reason they tend to believe that the earth revolves around the sun–the evidence is compelling. Shall we therefore reject the heliocentric model of our solar system too?
My own awakening came after learning of the work of Jewish Canadian revisionist scholar David Cole, whose videotaped tour of Auschwitz was one of the most fascinating and eyeopening things I have ever watched. Learning subsequently that David Cole renounced his revisionist work as a result of death threats made against him by the Jewish Defense League (a terrorist group according to the FBI–they have plotted to bomb mosques and even a US congressman’s office)I realized that the only reason for such actions by the JDL and by those governments that have imprisoned revisionist scholars for simply talking about the issue is that the traditional account of the holocaust rests on a precariously thin body of evidence that grows thinner every year as mainstream historians are themselves forced to revise things like the number of Jewish people killed and the existence of gas chambers at several camps where they were once claimed to exist but no longer.
I discovered that not even supporters of the traditional narrative claim any longer that the bodies of Jewish victims were used to make lampshades or soap as I was taught as a child. Why, I wondered, would these stories have to have been invented if in fact the Nazi’s crimes were already so awful?
It must be made clear that the revisionist case does not state that the Nazis were good people or that Hitler was not a racist and cruel dictator. The issue is one of scale–were the crimes committed by the losers of WW2 any worse than those committed by the victors? Was the “final solution” to the “Jewish question” proposed by Hitler’s Germany the extermination of the world’s Jews or was it their expulsion from Europe? Were the deaths in the concentration camps which no one denies were harsh centers of forced labor really a result of homicidal gas chambers or the result of diseases like typhus, for which reason Zyklon B gas was used to kill the lice that spread the disease? What evidence is there in support of the traditional narrative? Have you ever looked for it?
The reason for the distortion and exaggerration of the extent of the Nazis’ war crimes was to create a sacred myth that would place the suffering of Jewish people above that of all other victims of WW2 and thus lend support both externally and internally to the new European colonial outpost, Israel, which was formed at the expense of the lives of those who had previously inhabited the “promised land”.



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Turmarion

posted June 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm


How about this–it is hateful to deny any genocide, since it demeans the victims, absolves the perpetrators, and feeds into a collective amnesia that allows the same thing to happen again.
It is hateful to deny the Holocaust–just as it is hateful to deny the slaughter of the Armenians by the Turks (which Turkey still denies), or the massacres in Darfur (which the Sudanese government denies), etc.
The Holocaust, of course, is unique in many ways, and David K. may have a point to some extent; but as I said, I think genocide denial in general is a hateful and despicable thing.



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tehdude@me.com

posted June 6, 2009 at 1:09 am


People never learn, you really think you can beat the Jews? If you assume that their success if from conspiracy you would have to assume that they have buried all the greatest empires since antiquity. I don’t think this machine would be intimidated by some unwashed trailer folk.



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Dan Levi Gomez

posted June 6, 2009 at 11:29 am


I agree with your angle ,basically , we as a people ,are hard working and intellectual people.
We achieve ,sometimes , not always , positions and wealth.
The ticket is not free ,we are people that value the free use of our intellectual capacities by the constant reasoning and research and we work ,generally ,very hard.
Those who attack us by denying our history in all its sadness and joy ,try to set a precedent in order to justify their prejudices and bigotry.
That might be one of many reasons that there are so many Holocaust deniers out there ,that given a chance ,would do it to us Jewish ,one more time.



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Your Name

posted June 6, 2009 at 3:36 pm


First, you restrict their access to basic human rights, then you call them subhuman, then you claim they will infest and infect the community, then you call the cockroaches (as in Rwanda) and make them non-human and thus easily and justifiably exterminable.
Later you claim they were not so many as to count for much and certainly there could not have been as many killed as “they” claim. Then you get some professorial type to show through statistics wrapped around anecdotes that it was physically impossible to do what was claimed to have been done.
All the while you benefit from the science, art, philosophy, mathematics, medicine, and other learning that came through the minds of theses sub/non humans and completely discount their origins.
Is this a clear enough blueprint of hate for you?
By the way, the Nazis got their lessons in genocide from the Turks in their Armenian escapade.
When you can reduce a group to less than human, and therefor less than you, genocide is merely getting rid of the weeds. It is justifiable now.
We have seen this in Bosnia, Rwanda (twice), Turkey, Germany and most recently, Darfur.
How long will it take to teach you the lesson?
Nevermind, it’s easier just to kill you.



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davidf

posted June 6, 2009 at 10:33 pm


Glen–I did not intend to indicate that Holocaust denial is rare in a world context–only a US context. Indeed, Israel’s chief so-called negotiating partner, the Arab Palestinian leader Abbas, wrote his college thesis on Holocaust denial. The “Protocols” have sold many millions of copies world-wide and surely I am aware of this sad fact.
You keep plodding along with your thought that “nothing makes sense except in light of evolution” and yes, there is an obvious kind of evolution but I maintain that simply saying “evolution” is not scientific. Funny, when I speak to scientists, they never seem to mention evolution. What strikes me every time is that they really have no clue how hundreds of basic life processes come into play–and I don’t mean to indicate origins. I simply ask the question “how?” two or three times–and they tell they they have no clue how it works. They can describe it but they could never at the point where one function turns to another–the many mechanisms that come together to explain the next step are not even close to being understood. If some simpleton says “it evolved”–what are you even talking about? Which part? There are hundreds and hundreds of parts? Please tell me how I am wrong. Let’s get to the nuts and bolts of how life works and in that realm–no one says anything about Darwin or “evolution”–this kind of chat is strictly for the gullible who are not doing scientific work.
But to return to the Holocaust–do you believe for even a second someone like Obama, who could care less about Israel or Jews, would take Abbas aside when he was in his office and lecture to him about his notions about the Holocaust? Mr. Panderer to the Arabs, Mr. Apology for America? No–he is there to showcase Buchenwald to explain why the Jews are in the Middle East. Obama–would never speak honestly and recite the history that the Jewish homeland is in the the land of Israel. Nope–he is there to comfort the Arabian fantasy that the Jews are there for the sins of Europe.



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Flayer

posted June 7, 2009 at 12:19 am


Ok, if TOTUS was so supportive of the Jews and Israel, and disgusted by the Holocaust, then why does he support the Iranians in their quest for nuclear power? Yes, I know the nuclear power is for “peaceful” purposes. How do we know this? Because they said so.
Meanwhile back in the USA we must try to exist on windmills…



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Marian

posted June 7, 2009 at 1:51 pm


First you reduce their numbers and their power as much as possible, and then you say they’re too trivial to worry about, so who cares what happens to the rest of them. Been there, done that.



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Your Name

posted June 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm


Myth’s are based on an element of truth. So for touters of the ‘No Holocaust’ myth the element of truth is that if a Holocaust was not committed, many Jews, Catholics, and others were put to death by atrocious means for the purpose of ethnic cleansing by the Hitler and his followers. People deny the Holocaust for two reasons: 1. they agree with the theory and purpose, and applaud the outcome; or 2. they are so appauled they cannot face the actuality of the act so therefore deny that it could have happened. I would be willing to bet that there were those following the arena spectacules in ancient Rome, who were nay sayers, claiming they were mythology, but history has documented them well. History also supports the Holocaust myth. There will always be those who support the myth.
Many in the world deny there is a God despite the overwhelming proof of his existence. Deny God, deny the Holocaust, not such a leap of disbelief.



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Your Name

posted June 8, 2009 at 9:48 am


DENIAL? WHY DENY WHAT IS A FACT? THOSE THAT DENY HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE? WHY WOULD ANYONE START A RUMOR ABOUT SOMETHING AS HIDEOUS AS THAT? OF COURSE NOT! THERE IS NO BENEFIT TO THAT AT ALL! THERE WERE AT LEAST 11 MILLION DESTROYED IN ALL JEWISH PEOPLE, 6 MILLION AND THE REST WERE, A NUMEROUS AMOUNT OF PEOPLE, LIKE US SOLDIERS, BRITS, ITALIANS, GYPSIES, HANDICAPPED, ELDERLY, CATHOLIC PRIESTS, GAY PEOPLE, ETC? ALL AND ALL HITLER ADMITTED EXTERMINATING THESE PEOPLE FOR THE BETTER OF THE FATHER LAND EH? ALL THESE HATERS HAVE TO DO IS LOOK UP THE RESIDENCES THAT ARE NOW OCCUPIED BY NEW PEOPLE AND FIND OUT WHO OWNED THEM AND RESIDED THERE IN THE 30′S? OR LOOK UP THE SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS THAT ARE NOW BEING RETURNED TO THE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS? HITLER WAS A SUB-HUMAN AND HIS CREW AS WELL. ALSO A PERVERTED FREAK, I MEAN TO BE WITH YOUR COUSIN? COME ON? HA HA
WOW? WHAT A MANIAC! AND ANYONE THAT FOLLOWS IN HIS FOOTSTEPS IS CERTAINLY A LOSER! ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID IS THAT IT HAPPENED AND IT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED EVER AGAIN! THAT IS THE BEST THING THEY COULD SAY? THEIR WHOLE ATTITUDE IS OF A LOSER ANYWAY, AND THAT IS A FACT!IT IS OBVIOUS THEY DID NOT LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES? IF THEY DEAFEN THEIR EARS, AND BLINDED THEIR EYES TO ALL THAT WAS GOING ON THEN? OF COURSE THEY ARE GOING TO DENY? DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH PROPERTY AND MONEY WAS STOLEN BY THOSE HOME INVADERS? MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS?
ALMOST ALL THE HOMES THAT THESE DENIAL FREAKS OCCUPY WERE STOLEN! GOOD LORD THEY ARE MONSTERS!



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Magic

posted June 8, 2009 at 9:55 am


Sorry but I have to say there is evidence of the holocaust and that makes it a fact? And if it was only 1 person be it Jewish or Muslim, or Atheist, that they exterminated it is a crime! And they were so bold and proud of that decision they all made back then( and some still today), why not brag about it like they did then? NO they won’t do that because they were cowards then and still are to this day. Only cowards and mentally dearranged people would do the things they did and still the ancestors and some that are still alive would deny these cowardly deeds? They are all so pathetic, and sub-human, they are he abomination of this Universe!



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Magic

posted June 8, 2009 at 10:01 am


What kind of people steal the gold from peoples teeth? How can they put the shoes of these people that were destroyed on their own children? Then teach their children to hate Jews or Yudans, and they have to be killed to clean the earth? Along with many others like Gypsies, and Gay people etc? The best person to ask is Arnold Schwartzenager? He was in the Nazi youth camp as a boy? His father was SS, and Arnie who is now the Governor of California, gave to the Jewish People, I believe 11 million, to apologize, for the misdeeds of his father and people? Look it up? It made worldwide news many years ago.



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Brendan Flaherty

posted June 9, 2009 at 12:02 pm


David Klinghoffer wites: “… Holocaust-denial implies massive Jewish deviousness, chicanery, and wickedness.”
The official Holocaust narrative implies massive “Gentile” deviousness, chicanery and wickedness.
Apparently, in the mind of David Klinghoffer, “Jews” are above accusations of conspiracy, but non-”Jews” are not.
Why the double standard?



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Your Name

posted June 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm


Someone seems to have gotten the idea that the emotional commodity of ‘Holocaust denial’ is a product of a Judaic conspiracy intent on eliciting world sympathy for Jews. As he speciously reasons this and only this to be the case, so I reason the adverb, preceding his reasoning, to be right. If anything else, he fails to consider that such a commodity, if believingly consumed, is more likely to elicit sympathy’s antithesis.



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Steve Hawkins

posted June 15, 2009 at 6:05 pm


Nobody denies the holocaust. Some people have noticed that there is very little evidence for some of the specific events that are part of the holocaust narrative. Some people have noticed that the traditional narrative has elements that defy the laws of physics and are therefore impossible. This is not hate. This is intelligence.
It has nothing to do with the Jews.



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Joseph Baugher

posted June 19, 2009 at 12:01 pm


Holocaust denial began at Buchenwald. A former prisoner of Buchenwald, Paul Rassinier was the first Holocaust denier. He was a non-Jewish Communist French Resistance fighter. He was imprisoned at Buchenwald because he was fighting illegally as an insurgent during World War II. At the Nuremberg IMT, several eye-witnesses testified that there was a gas chamber at Buchenwald and Sir Hartley Shawcross said in his summation that there was, in fact, a gas chamber at Buchenwald. Thanks to Paul Rassinier, there is no gas chamber shown to tourists at Buchenwald now. Nevertheless, Barack Obama said in his speech in Cairo that Buchenwald was part of a network of camps where Jews were gassed.
Obama is not a Holocaust denier. He is a Holocaust exaggerator, which is just as bad. His exaggeration of the Holocaust, by including Buchenwald in the network of camps that had a gas chamber, causes hatred of the German people. In his speech at Buchenwald, he should have mentioned that the first Holocaust denier was a prisoner at Buchenwald. And he was right; there was no gas chamber at Buchenwald.



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