Holocaust Denial and pseudo-Scholarship?

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Holocaust Denial and pseudo-Scholarship

I am going to write about the Holocaust denial and pseudo of scholarship. Many scholars around the world such as American, England, Austria, France and Middle East claimed that the Holocaust did not occur at all. They also say that millions of Jews were not killed in extermination camps, or gas chambers and labor camps. They simply believed that Holocaust was hoax.

In the book of Deborah Lipstadt's “Denying The Holocaust” she mentioned the world's most intelligent people such as politicians, journalists and even presidents and how They claim the Holocaust was a hoax. They also provided many evidence and wrote many books and publish news paper articles stressing their side of the story. Some of them even got fined and served time in prison in many countries around the world. Some of the scholars, I would say the deniers claimed that Jews were incarcerated or put in a jail like Auschwitz concentration camp. These camps were well maintained, they were well equipped with recreational facilities like swimming pools and dance halls. The deniers also wrote down some of Jewish people did die in Auschwitz camp by natural consequence of war activities. These deniers also made them victimizes instead of victims. The deniers of the Holocaust claims that Jewish people “ stole” billions in the form of post-World War II German reparations, destroyed Germany's good name by spreading the fictitious story of the Holocaust in order to win international sympathy. Even the neo-Nazi who once argued that the holocaust, however horrible, was justified now contend that it was a hoax. The Holocaust deniers has brain washed most of the high school and college students because their teachers have complained to the United States Holocaust memorial council that when they teach the Holocaust in their classrooms. They find students who have heard about Holocaust denial and assume it must have some legitimacy. The teachers in colleges have found that their students' questions are decreasingly informed by Holocaust denial. Sometime these students ask question such as “ How do we know that there were gas chambers”? “ What proof do we have that the survivors are telling the truths”? “Are we going to hear the German side”? This unconscious incorporation of the deniers' argument into troublesome. It is an indication of the deniers' success in shaping the way the coming generations will approach study of the Holocaust. I think the deniers target the new generations such as students in high schools, colleges and Universities because these student has not seen and or experienced the Holocaust. They have not experienced the Holocaust by themselves therefor they can be targeted easily. They easily believe what is told to them because so many textbooks and internet resources claim that the the holocaust did happen.

These Holocaust deniers can be found around the globe, they come from different places such as The United Sates, Europe and Middle East. Throughout history many people have fought to gain information and a sense of idea that the holocaust did not exist. One of the Holocaust deniers is David Duke and his Political achievements are evidence of it of his denial. He was a neon-Nazi, a former, imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and a Holocaust denier. He was elected to the Louisiana State Legislature. He won the governor race in 1991 because he managed to attract a significant number of followers. Duke, celebrated Adolf Hitlers birthday for many years. Duke has been quite a candid about his view on the Holocaust. Duke created an Organization called” National Association of White People (NAAWP). In his publication Crusader he described the Holocaust as a “ historical hoax” and also wrote that the “greatest” Holocaust was “perpetrated on Christians by Jews” to get tremendous Financial for Israel. He also declared that the gas chambers were erected to murder Jews but rather were intended to kill the small animals such as rats,flies, lice, bedbugs, cockroaches, and mice that were infesting them.

Patrick Buchanan is another example of a holocaust denier . Patrick was one of the foremost ring-wing conservatives columnists in the country. He used his column to express his views from what he had heard from past holocaust deniers. One idea that Buchanan stressed was the idea of the gas chambers Treblinka. He argued that it was impossible for the gas chambers to have been used to kill people because the diesel engines that powered the chambers could not produce enough carbon monoxide for it to become dangerous enough to kill anyone. Buchanan's proof of his idea was an incident that occurred in 1988 where a train carrying ninety-seven passenger in Washington, dc were stu

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  • Mlsig
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    1 decade ago
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    For more information you could add a paragraph on how many Arab countries teach and write in the textbooks that the Holocaust never happened. For the conclusion you should add the quote by George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." and mention how if we forget the Holocaust a similar thing could happen.

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