AN ANALYSIS OF:
DENYING HISTORY: WHO SAYS THE HOLOCAUST NEVER HAPPENED AND WHY DO THEY SAY IT?
AUTHORS: MICHAEL SHERMER & ALEX GROBMAN
One of the reasons that I have chosen the book Denying History: Who says the Holocaust never happened and why do they say it? was based on the fact that I wanted to find out who could deny something so horrible in history. How, in the society that we live in, could these people convince others that something in history that is as well documented as the Holocaust never happened. My journey into this mind baffling reasoning was intensified with each page that I read of this book, as I read deeper my fear for our society as we know it today increased.
Holocaust deniers make these basic claims. The first principle is that there were never any gas chambers used for murdering Jews; second, six million Jews were never murdered; and third, there was no master plan adopted by Adolph Hitler to exterminate world Jewry.
Many deniers want to have others believe that the Holocaust was fabricated by the Jews and that it is all a lie. They want others to believe it never happened.
The deniers support these principles in several ways. First, by not "denying" the existence of gas chambers and crematoria's, but by explaining that the gas chambers were used for delousing clothing and bedding and that the crematoria's were used to dispose of the bodies of the Jews in the concentration camps that had died from disease and starvation. The main causes for death of the Jews were disease and starvation according to the deniers. They go as far as saying that these two causes of death were primarily caused by the Allied destruction of the German supply lines and...