Respectful Insolence

Today, April 25, 2006 is Holocaust Heroes and Martyrs Remembrance Day. In commemoration, here’s a list of almost everything I’ve written regarding the Holocaust, Holocaust denial, and anti-Semitism since the beginning:

  • 60 years ago today: The evacuation of Auschwitz and start of the death march
  • The 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: How I discovered Holocaust denial
  • 60 years ago today: The liberation of Buchenwald
  • Sunday afternoon history lesson
  • 60 years ago today: The liberation of Bergen-Belsen
  • 60 years ago today: The liberation of Dachau
  • 60 years ago today: The end of the Führer
  • How David Irving became a Holocaust denier
  • 60th anniversary of V-E Day
  • Pat Buchanan on World War II
  • Eugenics and involuntary euthanasia
  • A truly offensive use of Halloween
  • 67 years ago tonight: Kristallnacht
  • Taboos of Holocaust deniers
  • Schadenfreude (plus: More schadenfreude: Irving now admitting there were gas chambers? and David Irving to stand trial in Austria)
  • An unexpected analogy
  • An interesting take on the use of Holocaust denial in response to the Danish cartoons
  • David Irving on trial for Holocaust denial
  • Shooting free speech in the foot: David Irving sentenced to three years in jail for denying the Holocaust
  • Orac gets fan mail
  • Tom and Jerry: A nefarious Jewish plot?
  • The more things change, the more they stay the same: David Irving reverts to form
  • Trial By Fire: The Holocaust History Project Won’t Be Silenced
  • The Holocaust History Project fire: Thanks to all for your support!
  • More on the Holocaust History Project fire
  • They’re not too bright, are they?
  • Update on the arson at the Holocaust History Project
  • Real Holocaust revisionism
  • Austria’s President admits that Austria welcomed the Nazis
  • Mrs. Hitler and her doctor
  • While you’re at it, be sure to visit The Holocaust History Project.

    Also, Holocaust Controversies is a great blog that addresses the lies of Holocaust deniers.

    Comments

    1. #1 BronzeDog
      April 25, 2006

      Bookmarked, because I just know that one day, I’ll encounter a HD troll of my own.

    2. #2 Roman Werpachowski
      April 25, 2006

      From the safe distance in time of 60 years, it is very easy to label Roosevelt’s decision to accept the carving up of Europe into spheres of influence as cynical, unjust, or a vestige of colonialism (which is why Churchill was thought to be less disturbed by the agreement than Roosevelt), and it probably was to some extent all three.

      (From ” 60th Anniversary of V-E Day”)

      I used to think it was the other way round: Roosevelt was more trusting to Stalin and Churchill more suspicious, but in Yalta the UK was already playing second fiddle to the USA and Soviet Russia.

    3. #3 Urinated State of America
      April 26, 2006

      “Today, April 25, 2006 is Holocaust Heroes and Martyrs Remembrance Day. In commemoration, here’s a list of almost everything I’ve written regarding the Holocaust, Holocaust denial, and anti-Semitism since the beginning:”

      You’re too modest. There’s also the sterling work you did on alt.revisionism beating back the moronic troglodytes there.

    4. #4 FERN SIDMAN
      April 27, 2006

      LESSONS OF THE HOLOCAUST

      BY: FERN SIDMAN

      As the world commemorated, Yom HaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we sit and ponder, in our deep and profound sorrow at the loss of six million of our brothers and sisters.

      Many of us cannot fathom what it would have been like to live in the time of this unspeakable horror. Many of us cannot conceive of the concept of this mass extermination. Thoughts of the gruesome, heinous and barbaric wholesale slaughter of millions of Jews forces us to recoil in horror.

      We have Holocaust museums and memorials we can visit. We have countless films and documentaries that recount the testimony of survivors. We can even visit those places we call ‘hell on earth’”, the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Maidonek and Dachau to name a few. All of these places can educate us and sensitize us to the collective pain of our ancestors.

      And we ask ourselves what we can learn from this dark chapter of Jewish history. We ask ourselves if this chapter can ever be repeated. We ask ourselves what to tell our children and those generations who will follow.

      The reality of the Holocaust is that the threat to our very existence as Jews still looms stronger than ever. The world is teeming with Holocaust deniers such as Iranian President Ahmanijahed who denies the veracity of the Holocaust, calling it a hoax and a fraud perpetrated by a worldwide Jewish conspiracy. His vituperative is warmly embraced by eager listeners. The President of Iran is joined in his hate filled rhetoric by the likes of a David Irving,
      Prof. Norman Finkelstein ( a Jew), the Institute for Historical Review, and the prolific site of neo-Nazi organizations who are growing in strength.

      There is no shortage of those who would keep the memory of Adolf Hitler, Yemach Shemo, alive and well. And if the world will host Holocaust remembrance tributes and stand in silence in recognition of those who perished, we must clearly understand that the signs of peril and danger still remain and those same countries and leaders who pay lip service to dead Jews can easily become perpetrators of a similar scenario.

      We must extricate ourselves from the illusions and delusions that the world has foisted upon us. We must break free of our own myopic world and see the stark and brutal reality. The world is not a safe place for the Jew and the Jew has no where to go. No place to seek safe harbor. We cannot rely on civlized Western democracies to stand up for our rights and for our lives. While the State of Israel has it’s mammoth share of problems, it is the only place for the Jew. It is his home and it is the place where the G-d of Israel destined us to live.

      And to those who shout “Never Again” at the site of a Nazi emblem or at those who would seek our destruction, we must make them understand that “Never Again” does not mean that the Holocaust cannot be repeated. Never Again means that we will not allow the world to annhilate us without the Jew fighting back. Never Again means that from the ash barrels of Auschwitz, a new Jew has emerged, or more accurately the re-creation of the old Jew. The Jew of our Holy Torah. It is the likes of a Jacob, Moses, David, Pinchas who must emulate. It is the Jew who fiercely belives in Hashem and clings to His ways and stubbornly follows the edicts of the Torah. It is the Jew who fears no man, but whose only fear is that of the Almighty.

      It is the courage and bravery of the true heros of the Jewish people that we must take comfort in. We must learn the true lesson of Ahavas Yisroel. As Rabbi Meir Kahane, HY’D, ZTK”L said back in 1971, “The Jewish people, wherever they may be; each Jewish individual – wherever he is, whatever his belief, whatever his place of residence, whatever the color of his skin, whatever language he temporarily speaks – All Jews are part of the great body, Israel. All are brothers, all are sisters, and thr love of a brother to a brother and to a sister is the love of one Jew to another. The pain of a Jew, wherever he may be, is our pain. The joy of a Jew, wherever he may be, is our joy.We are committed to going to the aid of a Jew who is in need, without distinction, without asking what kind of a Jew he is.”

      And let us make no mistake about it. For the Jew who cannot feel the pain of another Jew, then sadly and tragically we must conclude that something inside of him is dead.

      Let us remember the words of our rabbis who said: “At a time when Jews are wrapped in sorrow and one of them removed himself from the community, two servant angels come and place their hands on his head, saying: “this individual who removed himself from the community will not merit seeing the comfort of the community”. “and we further learned: At a time when a community is wrapped in sorrow let no man say: “I shall go home and eat and drink and I will be at peace with myself…’” (Tannit 11)

      Let us loudly and clearly extol this great and virtuous lesson. Let the leaders of the State of Israel hear these words. Let all the self hating and self loathing Jews who control the government of the State of Israel hear this message, as this message is the vanguard of our survival. Our indomitable faith and tenacity comes from our true belief and trust in the Almighty G-d of Israel. As we say every day in our morning prayers, “And to those who cling to Hashem, their G-d, all of you are alive today.”

      And to those Jew haters, far and wide, we tell them and the world that we have not forgotten the lessons of the Holocaust. We will never forget and we will always keep these lessons in the forefront of our minds. May Hashem give us the strength and coourage to see the truth, to walk in His ways and follow His commandments and to fear Him and only Him. In this merit and this merit alone, may we see with our own eyes, the Final Redemption.

    5. #5 Roman Werpachowski
      April 27, 2006

      How far can you go in using the tragedy of other people for politics and nation-building?

    6. #7 Andrew Milner
      September 2, 2006

      The “Holocaust” has always been off limits to historical examination. Why? The argument that the Nazis simply didn’t have the technology to murder six million people and dispose of the bodies within the assumed time frame simply
      doesn’t go away. Just about every other major historical event is examined and re-examined. How come the Holocaust draws the “get out of jail free” card? It was such a pivotal event: Israel came about because of a European guilt complex about the Jews, and the need for a Western foothold in Arabia. So why not an independent investigation? Very few people claim it was a total fabrication, so why label them “Holocaust Deniers”. They are simply asking, “Is the authorised version an exaggeration or in some other way incomplete or inaccurate?” An objective examination may well establish that in fact more people were murdered in the camps than the official six-million figure that is so often bandied about.
      But consider this: If the state of Israel had not been formed, wouldn’t there have been a lot less trouble in the world…and petroleum less than $10.00 a barrel? Perhaps I should avoid Austria for the immediate future. Suggest you all do the same until sanity returns and Austria gets back on track.

    7. #8 Orac
      September 2, 2006

      The “Holocaust” has always been off limits to historical examination. Why? The argument that the Nazis simply didn’t have the technology to murder six million people and dispose of the bodies within the assumed time frame simply
      doesn’t go away. Just about every other major historical event is examined and re-examined. How come the Holocaust draws the “get out of jail free” card?

      What a crock. The Holocaust has been one of the most closely studied and examined historical events ever. It does not draw anything like a “get out of jail free” card. True Holocaust revisionism (not denial) has been practiced by historians for over six decades now, ever since the end of World War II. And I label Holocaust deniers as “deniers” because that is what they are. For a more comprehensive discussion, I suggest the essay Why “Revisionism” Isn’t. In fact, your contention that the Nazis didn’t have the technology to murder millions and dispose of the bodies within the time frame during which the Holocaust happened is a big, heaping, stinking pile of bullshit, plain and simple, particularly since the “technology” they used was actually pretty primitive. Gee, diesel exhaust, Zyklon-B, rifles, hanging, intentional starvation, and large crematoriums were too much for the technologically savvy Germans? I don’t think so. Indeed, I have to say: Your argument against the generally agreed upon history of the Holocaust is one of the more inane ones that I’ve ever heard.

      Oh, and by the way I strongly disagree with laws criminalizing Holocaust denial, as I have pointed out time and time again on this blog and my old Blogspot blog. Just search either of them for “David Irving,” and you’ll see, but here’s one example.

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