ALK 90 asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Help with holocaust denial (modern history) ?

have an historical investigation on Holocaust denial.

really need to find out what i should be focusing on with this issue and formalise some possile essay questions.

Should i focus on the arguements/views of holocaust denial ??

Help would be very much appreciated! :)


any suggestions for an essay question will be appreciated

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Holocaust denial has become one of the most important vehicles for contemporary anti-Semitism. It is the invention of a collection of long-time anti-Semites and apologists for Hitler. Holocaust-denial discourse attempts to prove that the Jewish Holocaust did not happen. Also known as Holocaust Revisionism," the individuals seeking to deny the Holocaust often have different motives and beliefs, but they all share at one point: that there was no systematic attempt by Nazi Germany to exterminate European Jewry. Those who deny the Holocaust believe that the Jews fabricated the "Big Lie" in order to gain sympathy for a homeland and to extort money, in the form of reparations payments, from Germany. The Nazis themselves can be thought of as the first Holocaust revisionists, for they tried to conceal their extermination program behind euphemisms such as "special treatment" and "final solution to the Jewish problem." Present-day revisionists all share deep seated anti-Semitic feelings, a hatred of Israel, and a need to rehabilitate and glorify Germany, fascism, and the Third Reich.


    ^This guide is designed for anyone who is looking for information on the Holocaust denial movement. Both print-based and Web-based sources are included.

    Peace :)

  • 1 decade ago

    You could ask why it is thought that the holocaust only concerned the extermination of the Jewish people.

    Admittedly about 80% of those sent to the ovens were Jewish but what about the denial that includes the Romany people and homosexuals.

    You could also research the claims by several Jewish Rabbi's, that the Zionists collaborated in the extermination of the Hungarian Jews in particular, when they had the opportunity to save many that died.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Take the top three common reasons why holocaust deniers say this. You can research this simply by Googling the holocaust was fake or something like that. Im sure there are thousands of websites out there. Then go to the library and actually look up credible books and papers on the subject and see if their claims can be backed up by fact.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As an Israeli (and Jewish) I'm close to this subject and basically - the main reason is that some people in the world blame us for "using" the holocaust to gain things . like - establishing out country . so , the simple logic that drives (for example) the leader of Iran : "no" holocaust - "no" reason for our state to exist .

    Anyway , I'd show different situations similar to this . when people deny a massive murder so those people won't be recognized . like - the Kurdish people in Turkey .

  • Steve
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I look at holocaust denial as a form of free speech. In some European nations this is illegal. Even owning books by Hitler, his picture, or nazi historical items is illegal. So to me the issue is one of extreme censorship.

  • LeKat!
    Lv 6
    7 years ago


    I guess you wanted to know about holocaust denial, which is an ugly hate crime, so here is a brief explanation:

    Holocaust denial is the act of and theory behind denying the genocide of Jews in the Holocaust during World War II. The key claims of Holocaust denial are that the German Nazi government had no Final Solution policy or intention of exterminating Jews, Nazi authorities did not use extermination camps and gas chambers to mass murder Jews, and the actual number of Jews killed was significantly lower than the historically accepted figure of 5 to 6 million.

    Holocaust deniers generally do not accept the term denial as an appropriate description of their activities, and use the termrevisionism instead. Scholars use the term "denial" to differentiate Holocaust deniers from historical revisionists, who use established historical methodologies. The methodologies of Holocaust deniers are criticized as based on a predetermined conclusion that ignores extensive historical evidence to the contrary.

    Most Holocaust denial claims imply, or openly state, that the Holocaust is a hoax arising out of a deliberate Jewish conspiracy to advance the interest of Jews at the expense of other peoples. For this reason, Holocaust denial is generally considered to be anantisemitic conspiracy theory, and it frequently encounters criticism.

    Denial all over the world:

    In February 1995 a Japanese magazine named Marco Polo, a 250,000-circulation monthly, ran a Holocaust denial article.

    It happened again In Turkey, in 1996,when the Islamic preacher Harun Yahya distributed thousands of copies of a book which was originally published the previous year, entitled Soykırım Yalanı ("The Holocaust Lie") and mailed unsolicited texts to American and European schools and colleges.

    In France, Holocaust denial became more prominent in the 1990s as négationnisme, though the movement has existed in ultra-left French politics since at least the 1960s, led by figures such as Pierre Guillaume. Recently, in France, argument often span beyond the Holocaust to cover a range of antisemitic views.

    In Belgium in 2001, Roeland Raes, the ideologue and vice-president of one of the country's largest political parties, the Vlaams Belang, gave an interview on Dutch TV where he cast doubt over the number of Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

    Holocaust denial in the Arab world[edit]

    Denials of the Holocaust have been occasionally promoted by various Middle Eastern figures and media. According to Associated Press reports, Arab world attitudes towards the Holocaust vary considerably:

    Individuals from the Syrian government, thePalestinian Authority, and a number of Palestinian groups have all engaged in various aspects of Holocaust denial.

    A respected Holocaust research institution recently reported that Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia all promote Holocaust denial and protect Holocaust deniers.

    Hamas leaders have promoted Holocaust denial; Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi held that the Holocaust never occurred, that Zionists were behind the action of Nazis, and that Zionists funded Nazism.

    Holocaust denial are common in Iran too

    Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad frequently denied the Holocaust, formally 'questioning' the reliability of the historical evidence, although he on occasion confirmed belief in it. In a December 2005 speech, Ahmadinejad said that a legend was fabricated and had been promoted to protect Israel.

    Propaganda in the media:

    Holocaust denial propaganda in all forms has shown to influence the audiences that it reaches. In fact, even the well-educated—that is, college graduates and current university students alike—are susceptible to such propaganda when it is presented before them. This stems from the growing disbelief that audiences feel after being exposed to such information, especially since Holocaust witnesses themselves are decreasing in number.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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