Who denies the Holocaust? How do they justify such a huge piece of history with so much documented, and say that it never happened? This is by far astonishing and a very gruesome way, it strikes immoral on many levels and is a true setback of human behavior. It seems that these people are trying to justify that it never happened or more the less minimize its death toll or significance in history.
Ernst Zundel has been leading Holocaust denier and white supremacist ideologue for several decades. He had served 5 years in prison for inciting racial hatred. IN the late 1970s he began running Samisdat Publishers, one of the largest distributors of Nazi and neo-Nazi propaganda and memorabilia in the world. He is also considered an inspiration for and key content provider of the Zundelsite, since 1995 a leading online repository of Holocaust-denial propaganda. (Source 1; Pg 1)
Zundel has been trialed in several trials in Canada, where he lived from 1958 to 2001, and made him subject to arrest when he returned to Germany, his country of birth. Zundel apparently relishes his legal battles with what he calls the “Holocaust industry.”(Source1;Pg1)
Many supremacist groups and Holocaust deniers have united to support Zundel; in April 2004, for instance, and international conference of Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazis convened in his honor in Sacramento. He is only one of many Holocaust deniers.
To show that these Holocaust deniers are not only of German decent; the next person I bring up is James Keegstra, a former teacher in a secondary school in Alberta. Keegstra had made anti-Semitic statements in his class and was accused of having fermented hatred against the Jews. The case was heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The court unanimously concluded that hate propaganda formed part of the protected freedom of expression pursuant to subsection 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms because hate propaganda is a form of expression. Chief justice Dickson stated “If the guarantee of freedom of expression is to have meaning, it must protect expression which disputes even the basic idea of our society. A real commitment to respect for freedom of expression demands nothing less.”(Source 2; Pg 1) The statement made portrays that people who deny the holocaust are showing little to no respect for what was truly fought for in the Holocaust. Freedom.
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Mohammad Mahdi Akef said in his weekly statement, “Western democracies have criticized all those who adopt a view different from the people of Zion about the myth of the Holocaust” later he stated after developing connections with extremist organizations, he pronounced the “holocaust Legend.” Akef is a political leader in the middle-eastern; he views his statements true and had been favored by many neo-Nazis and other supremacists.(Source3;Pg1)
Not only do these individuals deny the Holocaust, but organizations such as IHR (Institute for Historical Review).
IHR up rose in 1978, a group of what they called themselves “professors”, who actually had no credibility, as well as writers without degrees to support so. Basically they spread their anti-Semitic statements in advertisements in college newspapers, and also on the internet. They intend to create a group of supports to help spread propaganda against the Jewish people, to support that the Holocaust even had never even occurred.(Source4;Pg1)
People who support this “theory” have used several different methods to gain some kind of upper hand in this undeniable and unjust thing they say towards the Holocaust. They use things such as advertisements in various places, newspapers, magazines, and the internet. They are in search of any mistake that they kind find in the documentations the Holocaust has left behind. They will find some, let’s face it were only human. But what do we have to go against this idea? Well we have plenty of photos, documents, soldiers, and even Holocaust survivors. These things all come together as one huge front hold to these people and organizations.
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The Holocaust cannot be denied, it cannot be unjustified as it is a huge piece of documented history. It has happened, and it has been proven. “Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.” This is a quote of Ambrose Bierce in which I feel directly relates to this subject in several ways.