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1 Shoah The Holocaust

2 The Holocaust was the murder, for ideological reasons, of approximately six million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators. Between the German invasion of the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941 and the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, Nazi Germany and its accomplices strove to murder every Jew under their domination. Because Nazi discrimination against the Jews began with Hitler's accession to power in January 1933, many historians consider this the start of the Holocaust era. Between the German invasion of the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941 and the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, Nazi Germany and its accomplices strove to murder every Jew under their domination. Because Nazi discrimination against the Jews began with Hitler's accession to power in January 1933, many historians consider this the start of the Holocaust era. The Jews were not the only victims of Hitler's regime, but they were the only group that the Nazis sought to destroy entirely.

3 Crematoria in Auschwitz 1 Remains of crematoria in Birkenau Victim’s property Testimonies Official documents

4 Institute for Historical Review Willis Carto

5 Analyzing Deniers Claims Three Elements’ Strategy Tracing Logical Mistakes Finding Deviations form the Rules of History (as an academic discipline). Becoming Aware of Agendas

6 אתרים ברשתתמונותקבוצות דיון מדריך האתרים חיפוש בגוגל Holocaust denial

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8 אתרים ברשתתמונותקבוצות דיון מדריך האתרים חיפוש בגוגל Historical revisionism or Holocaust Hoax

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10 David Irving Fred Leuchter Ernst Zundel Ingrid Rimland Germar Rudolf Bradley Smith David Cole Achmed Rami Poul Rassinier

11 Bradley Smith The Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust on the Holocaust

12 Examples of explanations and “ proofs ” a. “The "engineer" Fred Leuchter calculated that given the size of the Auschwitz facilities, the murder of six million people should have taken 68 years”. b. “In the period in which the alleged murder was taking place, Jews where leading normal life.” c. “There is no documentation for such a big number of victims. The small number of Jews in Europe after the war is the consequence of a mass Jewish emigration to the U.S.A and the U.S.S.R.” Claims of Holocaust deniers a. “Murder within gas chambers did not occur, as gas chambers have never existed. Concentration camps, however, did in fact exist”. b. “The 'Final Solution' was not a plan for the extermination of the Jewish people but rather a plan for the transfer of Jews from Western Europe to Eastern Europe”. c. “The number of Jewish victims is far lower than six million. Most documents indicate that the number of Jewish casualties was about 200,000, including those who died of natural causes and those who died because of allied bombing”. Hanuka celebration in Westerbork camp Logical Mistakes Braking Rules

13 Claims of Holocaust deniers Examples for explanations and “proofs” d. “The systematic extermination, is a myth created by: 1. The allies, and the soviet union in particular, who have decided to continue the 'black propaganda' against the Germans even when the war was over. It was meant to serve a number of goals: a. to justify the large number of victims they sacrificed during the war. b. to draw the attention away from the crimes they executed themselves. c. to justify the measures taken against Germany after the war. 1. The allies, and the soviet union in particular, who have decided to continue the 'black propaganda' against the Germans even when the war was over. It was meant to serve a number of goals: a. to justify the large number of victims they sacrificed during the war. b. to draw the attention away from the crimes they executed themselves. c. to justify the measures taken against Germany after the war. 2. The Zionists. Zionist organizations spread the holocaust stories in order to create sympathy that would win them benefits, and the establishment of the state of Israel in particular. “ “The state of Israel received large sums of money thanks to the Holocaust stories”.

14 Hitler Bans Public Reference to the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question“ July 11, 1943 National-Socialist German Workers' Party Party Secretariat Head of the Party Secretariat Fuehrer Headquarters, July 11, 1943 Circular No. g. 33/43 Re: Treatment of the Jewish Question On instructions from the Fuehrer I make known the following: Where the Jewish Question is brought up in public, there may be no discussion of a future overall solution (Gesamtloesung). It may, however, be mentioned that the Jews are taken in groups for appropriate labor purposes. signed M. Bormann Distribution: Reichsleiter Gauleiter Group leaders Source: Documents on the Holocaust, Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland and the Soviet Union, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1981, Document no.160. p.342.

15 Order by Himmler On July 19, 1942, for the Completion of the "Final Solution“ in the Government-General I herewith order that the resettlement of the entire Jewish population of the Government- General be carried out and completed by December 31, From December 31, 1942, no persons of Jewish origin may remain within the Government- General, unless they are in collection camps in Warsaw, Cracow, Czestochowa, Radom, and Lublin. All other work on which Jewish labor is employed must be finished by that date, or, in the event that this is not possible, it must be transferred to one of the collection camps. These measures are required with a view to the necessary ethnic division of races and peoples for the New Order in Europe, and also in the interests of the security and cleanliness of the German Reich and its sphere of interest. Every breach of this regulation spells a danger to quiet and order in the entire German sphere of interest, a point of application for the resistance movement and a source of moral and physical pestilence. For all these reasons a total cleansing is necessary and therefore to be carried out. Cases in which the date set can not be observed will be reported to me in time, so that I can see to corrective action at an early date. All requests by other offices for changes or permits for exceptions to be made must be presented to me personally. Heil Hilter! H. Himmler NO ** * Source: Documents on the Holocaust, Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland and the Soviet Union, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1981, Document no.124

16 ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE EVACUSTION OF THE JEWS FROM THE WARSAW GHETTO, JULY 22, 1942 The Judenrat is informed of the following: 1. All Jewish persons living in Warsaw, regardless of age and sex, will be resettled in the east. 2. The following are excluded from resettlement: […] 3. Every Jew being resettled may take 15 kgs. Of his property as baggage […] 4. The resettlement will begin at 11:00 o’clock on July 22, In the course of the resettlement the Judenrat will have the following tasks, for the precise execution of which the members of the Judenrat will answer with their lives….** * Source: Yitzhak Arad, Yisrael Gutman, Abraham Margaliot (Eds.), Documents on the Holocaust. Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland and the Soviet Union, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 1999, Document no. 128, pp

17 A number of British soldiers trapped in Warsaw had found shelter in the ghetto. In mid-June 1942, one of them escaped and managed to get to neutral Lisbon. An American official talked to him and wrote this summary of his experiences: “Germany no longer persecutes the Jews. It is systematically exterminating them. The new racist policy, which in cold calculated cruelty surpasses the horrors of Magdeburg [destroyed during the Thirty Years' War] or Carthage, was revealed to me by a British officer who escaped the hell of the Himmler ghetto in Warsaw. For several months now, the Third Reich has been brutally destroying the Jewish population by two effective means: starvation and mass execution.”** * Quoted in Richard Breitman, Official Secrets, Hill and Wang, New York, 1998, p.129

18 From a Speech by Himmler Before Senior SS Officers in Poznan, October 4, 1943 Evacuation of the Jews I also want to speak to you here, in complete frankness, of a really grave chapter. […] I am referring here to the evacuation of the Jews, the extermination of the Jewish people. This is one of the things that is easily said: "The Jewish people are going to be exterminated," that's what every Party member says, "sure, it's in our program, elimination of the Jews, extermination - it'll be done." And then they all come along, the 80 million worthy Germans, and each one has his one decent Jew. Of course, the others are swine, but this one, he is a first-rate Jew. Of all those who talk like that, not one has seen it happen, not one has had to go through with it. Most of you men know what it is like to see 100 corpses side by side, or 500 or 1,000. To have stood fast through this - and except for cases of human weakness - to have stayed decent, that has made us hard. This is an unwritten and never-to-be-written page of glory in our history, for we know how difficult it would be for us if today - under bombing raids and the hardships and deprivations of war - if we were still to have the Jews in every city as secret saboteurs, agitators, and inciters. […] ** * Source: Documents on the Holocaust, Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland and the Soviet Union, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1981, Document no.161. pp

19 In January 1944 a Polish military intelligence report from a polish woman, code name Wanda, reached London. Wanda had written about Auschwitz-Birkenau earlier and was believed to be completely reliable. In her report she describes the processes of selection and killing: Each convoy arriving at Auschwitz is unloaded. Men are separated from women and then packed haphazard in a mass. Children and women are put into cars and lorries and taken to the gas chambers in Brzezinka*. There they are suffocated with the most horrible* suffering lasting ten to fifteen minutes, the corpses being thrown out through an aperture and cremated. Before entering the gas chambers, the condemned must be bathed. At present, three large crematoria have been erected in Birkenau-Brzezinka for 10,000 people daily which are ceaselessly cremating bodies and which the neighboring population call "the eternal fire".**** **the polish village destroyed by the Germans for the sake of erecting Birkenau camp. **** source: Quoted in Richard Breitman, Official Secrets, Hill and Wang, New York, 1998, p.120

20 FROM THE DIARY OF A LITHUANIAN WOMAN DOCTOR ON THE JEWS IN THE KOVNO GHETTO,1941 October 30 Again (28.10) 10,000 people have been taken out of the ghetto to die. They selected the old people, mothers with their children, and those not capable of working. There were many tragedies: there were cases where a husband had been in town and on his return he no longer found either his wife or his four children! And there were cases where they left the wife and took away the husband.** * Source: Yitzhak Arad, Yisrael Gutman, Abraham Margaliot (Eds.), Documents on the Holocaust. Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland and the Soviet Union, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 1999, Document no. 183, pp. 405,406.

21 EXTRACT FROM REPORT BY KARL JÄGER, COMMANDER OF EINSATZKOMMANDO 3, ON THE EXTERMONATION OF LITHUANIAN JEWS, Commander of the Security Police and the SD Einsatzkommando 3. Kovno, December 1, 1941 Reich Secret Document Final Summery of Executions carried out I(((((((((n the operating area of the EK [Einsatzkommando] 3 up to December 1, …I can confirm today that Einsatzkommando 3 has achieved the goal of solving the Jewish problem in Lithuania: There are no more Jews in Lithuania, apart from working Jews and their families. These number: In Shavli, about 4,500 In kovno, about 15,000 In Vilna, about 15,000 I wanted to eliminate the working Jews and their families as well, but the Civil Administration (Reichskommissar) and the Wermacht attacked me most sharply and issued a prohibition against having these Jews and their families shot. […] I am of the opinion that the male working Jews should be sterilized immediately to prevent reproduction. Should any Jewess nevertheless become pregnant, she is to be liquidated…** Jäger SS Standartenführer ** Yad Vashem Archive, 0-18/ 245.

22 The photo was found by members of the Polish Home Army enclosed in a letter written by a German soldier. Member of the Home Army monitored mail from the east that passed tthrough the central post office in Warsaw. Letters and photographs of interest were copied and sent on to the Polish government-in-exile. The German inscription on the back of the original photo read: 'Ukraine 1942, Jewish Aktion, Ivangorod.'

23 Trials of Nazi Criminals Eichman Trial Nuremberg Trials

24 “ Oneg Shabat ” Archive Immanuel Ringelblum Containers in which the documents were put

25 Poul Rassinier David Irving David Cole Achmed Rami Radio Islam

26 Deborah Lipstadt

27 Rasoul Mousavi, head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies, during the opening of the Holocaust conference at the foreign ministry in Tehran "Review of the Holocaust: Global Vision"

28 Antisemitism/Antizionism Fascism Former Communism Self Publicity

29 Means of distribution The Journal of Historical Review Ernst Zundel ’ s radio broadcast

30 Historical Revisionism International and Independent Scientific Historical Research by Castle Hill Publishers on VHO.ORG VffG Geschichte in der Revision Freies Probeexemplar! The Holocaust Controversy A Case for Open Debate Read Our Introduction Journal for Critical Historical Inquiry About us: statement of purpose For Greenhorns: Introduction into Revisionism Confused? Learn how to use this site. Bookstore: Order our books online or offline Feedback: Discussion, Mailing List, Contact Links: look at other hot Web sites. Subscribe: Vffg, The Revisionist. Support: Help us with our idealistic work. Germar Rudolf’s Site

31 About us: statement of purposeAbout us: statement of purpose It is the goal of Castle Hill Publishers to scientifically investigate historical events, particularly those of the 20th century, without limitations imposed by dogmas or axioms. Every other historical issue is debated as matter of course, bur influential pressure groups have made the Holocaust story an exception.Anyone should be encouraged to investigate critically the Holocaust story in the same way they are encouraged to investigate every historical event. This is not a radical point of view. The culture of critique was developed millenia ago by Greek philosophers like Socrates, and was renewed centuries ago during the Enlightenment. מי אנחנו: הצהרת כוונות הוצאת הספרים "קאסל היל" שמה לה למטרה לחקור באופן מדעי אירועים היסטוריים, בייחוד אלה של המאה ה – 20, ללא מגבלות הנכפות על-ידי אמונות או אקסויומות. בכל סוגיה היסטורית אחרת נערך דיון כעניין שבשגרה, אולם קבוצות לחץ רבות-השפעה הפכו את סיפור השואה ליוצא דופן. יש לעודד כל אדם לחקור באופן ביקורתי את סיפור השואה, ממש כפי שמעודדים אותו לחקור כל אירוע היסטורי אחר. זאת אינה השקפת עולם קיצונית. פילוסופים יוונים כגון סוקרטס, פיתחו את תרבות הביקורת לפני אלפי שנים, והיא זכתה לתחייה מחודשת לפני מאות שנים בתקופת ההשכלה. Germar Rudolf’s Site

32 Germany proclaims itself loudly to be a “democracy” – but is it? There were 28,846 politically motivated criminal prosecutions in Germany in the last five years. 10,000 of those happened in the last year alone. The repression in Germany against thought dissidents – “thought criminals” – is now as virulent as the repression was against political dissidents in East Germany! – shortly before the regime collapsed. Zundel site

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35 TASK FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON H OLOCAUST EDUCATION, REMEMBRANCE AND RESEARCH Argentina Austria Czech Republic Denmark France Germany Hungary Israel Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxemburg Netherlands Norway Poland Sweden Britain United States Greece Spain TASK FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON HOLOCAUST EDUCATION, REMEMBRANCE AND RESEARCH

36 Rita Weiss Rita Weiss: I am insulted at the amazing audacity of President Ahmadinejad to organize a conference to deny the Holocaust. I have not been able to sleep for the past few days. 48 members of my family were murdered in Auschwitz during the first week of June 1944, including my mother, my father, and my brother. I am the only one who survived and managed to emerge alive, an orphan for my whole life. I cannot ever recover from this. I ask you, diplomatic representatives, did all my family just disappear? They were murdered. They have no graves, no one buried them; they just became smoke and ashes.

37 We didn’t believe Hitler when he said he would destroy the Jews, but he did it, he put it in to practice. President Ahmadinejad has threatened and I believe him, I fear him. What insults me is his attempt to wipe out my memories, my suffering and my CV of pain…. Rita Weiss


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