They served in the German army and navy and contributed to every field of German businessscience and culture. Nazi propaganda singled out theJews in Germany, who accounted for only 0. These laws resulted in the exclusion of Jews from German social and political life.
For an in-depth treatment of this question, the reader is referred to two major works on the subject: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. The material in the present essay draws heavily from these two excellent works.
Here I am concerned with the historical background and origins of the movement. The very first Holocaust deniers were the Nazis themselves. As it became increasingly obvious that the war was not going well, Himmler instructed his camp commandants to destroy records, crematoria and other sign of mass destruction of human beings.
He was especially adamant with regard to those Jews still alive who could testify regarding their experiences in the camps. In April,he signed an official order which still exists in his own handwriting that the camps would not be surrendered and that no prisoner "fall into the hands of the enemies alive.
Historian Kenneth Stern Shortly after the war, denial materials began to appear. One of the first was Friedrich Meinecke's The German Catastrophe, in which he offered a brief defense for the German people by blaming industrialists, bureaucrats and the Pan-German League an essentially antisemitic organization begun by von Schoerner in Vienna prior to young Adolf Hitler's arrival there for the outbreak of World War I and Hitler's rise to power.
Meinecke was openly antisemitic ; nonetheless he was a respected historian. There is a fairly clear historical development of contemporary Holocaust denial.
Surprisingly, its roots extend far beyond the Holocaust itself and may be found in the Conclusion about holocaust of historical revisionists in Europe, principally Franceand in the United States who set out to absolve Germany of responsibility for World War I.
Paul Rassinier, formerly a "political" prisoner at Buchenwaldwas one of the first European writers to come to the defense of the Nazi regime with regard to their "extermination" policy.
InRassinier was elected as a Socialist member of the French National Assembly, a position which he held for less than two years before resigning for health reasons.
Shortly after the war he began reading reports of extermination in Nazi death camps by means of gas chambers and crematoria. His response was, essentially, "I was there and there were no gas chambers.
Buchenwald was not primarily a "death camp" and there were no gas chambers there. He was arrested and incarcerated in By that time the focus of the "Final Solution" had long since shifted to the Generalgouvernement of Poland.
Rassinier used his own experience as a basis for denying the existence of gas chambers and mass extermination at other camps. Given his experience and his antisemitism, he embarked upon a writing career which, over the next 30 years, would place him at the center of Holocaust denial.
In these early works he attempted to make two main arguments: In he published The Drama of European Jewry, a work committed to debunking what he called "the genocide myth. These three have emerged in recent years as central tenets of Holocaust denial.
While none of these arguments were new, Rassinier did introduce a new twist to Holocaust denial. Having argued that the genocidal extermination of 6 million Jews is a myth, he asks: Who perpetrated the myth, and for what purpose. This is a theme which would later be taken up by Austin J.
App and by the current crop of Holocaust deniers.
Inthe above works by Rassinier were re-published by the Noontide Press under the title, Debunking the Genocide Myth. Toward the end of his life he wrote two additional pieces, one on the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem held in and one on the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt. These materials have been published by Steppingstones Publishing and are regularly advertised for sale by the Institute For Historical Review.
Thus, the work of Rassinier takes its place in contemporary denial literature. The claims of Rassinier can be easily refuted and have received full treatment by Deborah Lipstadt and other reputable historians.
Briefly, however, Rassinier offers little evidence for most of his claims, he totally disregards any documentary evidence that would contradict his claims and attempts to explain away the testimony of survivors as"emotional" exaggeration and the testimony of accused war criminals as the result of "coercion.
Today I want to be a prophet once more: If international finance Jewry inside and outside of Europe should succeed once more in plunging nations into another world war, the consequence will not be the Bolshevization of the earth and thereby the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe.
Similarly, he disregards the speeches of Himmler, such as the address given to the leaders of the SS in I also want to talk with you, quite frankly, on a very grave matter.
Among yourselves it should be mentioned quite frankly, and yet we will never speak of it publicly I mean the clearing out of the Jews, the extermination of the Jewish race.
Similarly, he disregards the Wansee Protocol which stands as clear evidence of an official Nazi policy of extermination.
As Lipstadt observes, the primary link between these early revisionists and modern deniers was the U.To say that the Holocaust of European Jewry () is an unprecedented episode in the history of the Jewish nation is not merely an understatement.
It is an inaccuracy of the greatest magnitude, for such an event is unmatched in any recorded history. Holocaust Poem Propaganda within Music At each concentration camp, a series of experiments were conducted on the prisoners. In total, there were three categories an experiment would fall under.
The first array was the Racially Motivated experiments whose main purpose was to eradicate anyone deemed as an undesirable. In conclusion, the. There will never be a conclusion to the Holocaust.
12 million people were murdered, that just can't be concluded. But I can tell you how it ended. When the Allied forces invaded Europe, they came. Conclusion & References. Conclusion. A study of the Holocaust can be effectively integrated into any number of subject areas. Sample curricula and lesson plans, currently in use around the country, have been collected by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum .
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