Totally agree.Shocking too that the BBC only mention Jewish victims when the Holocaust memorial site described Nazi persecution as:
"Nazi beliefs categorised people by race, and Hitler used the word ‘Aryan’ for his idea of a ‘pure German race’. The Nazis believed Aryan people were superior to all others. Their devotion to what they believed was racial purity and their opposition to racial mixing partly explains their hatred towards Jews, Roma and Sinti people (sometimes referred to as ‘Gypsies’) and black people. Slavic people, such as those from Poland and Russia, were considered inferior and were targeted because they lived in areas needed for German expansion.
The Nazis wanted to ‘improve’ the genetic make-up of the population and so persecuted people they deemed to be disabled, either mentally or physically, as well as gay people. Political opponents, primarily communists, trade unionists and social democrats, as well as those whose religious beliefs conflicted with Nazi ideology, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, were also targeted for persecution."
Errm, you want to run that past us one more time? What are you talking about?The only thing that i question is,why do some countrys make Holocaust denial a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment?? where's the problem in asking questions?? it was wartime and misinformation was rife and things like this were exagerated to get more people onside ......the Japanese told their people for example that the Yanks would eat them if they surrendered, some commited suicide rather than get captured............ if you're going to make asking questions illegal then i can see why some will question wether theres a few lies out there that someone wants to cover up????
Why should it be an offence punishable by imprisonment to say you think it never happened or the numbers were exagerated??Errm, you want to run that past us one more time? What are you talking about?
"It was wartime"
"wether theres a few lies out there that someone wants to cover up????" (sic)
I think possibly you missed history as well as English language. Denial is not the same as asking questions.
A couple of my friends have been to Auschwitz and said it was one of the creepiest places they've ever been. Without looking through any exhibits, the vibe felt off and did not get any better once you've spent time there. It was summed up as, anyone that doesn't believe the Holocaust happened needs to get their head examined. And I'm never going back there againIf anybody has ever been to Auschwitz, the aura that hangs over the entire place would tell you everything you ever needed to know. Even the most elaborate stage set ever constructed, which it would have to be to look the way that it does even on a purely physical level, could never recreate the atmosphere. Not in a million years.
If anybody doubts the truthfulness of the holocaust, I would suggest they go there and experience it for themselves. Even the most stubborn and moronic bigot wouldn’t be able to stick to their story after doing so.
Honestly, however chaotic and downright insane the world seems to be in 2019, matters such as this really shouldn’t still be a thing. We should be so far beyond this by now.
Because (unlike conspiracy theory drivel about the moon landings) dening the Holocaust is done very deliberately as a way of the extreme right somehow trying to persuade people that the 'Nazis weren't that bad' and thus encouraging neo-Nazism. It is also peddled as part of the 'Jewish banking/world order' myth - so it's racist. And it also denigrates all the other people the Nazis thought 'degenerate' who were exterminated in the same way.Why should it be an offence punishable by imprisonment to say you think it never happened or the numbers were exagerated??
To be fair, the Far Left have joined in as well now, due to the de rigueur anti-semitism that has crept in over the past few years. All the cool far left activists seem to have a level dislike of Jews (randomly).Because (unlike conspiracy theory drivel about the moon landings) dening the Holocaust is done very deliberately as a way of the extreme right somehow trying to persuade people that the 'Nazis weren't that bad' and thus encouraging neo-Nazism. It is also peddled as part of the 'Jewish banking/world order' myth - so it's racist. And it also denigrates all the other people the Nazis thought 'degenerate' who were exterminated in the same way.
Of course only complete buffoons and those with an agenda would even consider such stupidity, wouldn't they?
What could the motive be for suggesting the numbers killed in the holocaust have been exaggerated? If the correct number were four million, would that make it more acceptable and the Nazi regime somehow not quite as bad as we thought?
The Nazis were very good at keeping accurate records about everything, and they helpfully recorded the numbers transported to death camps and subsequently killed. Their attempts to shred records as Allied forces approached were unsuccessful.
As for denying the holocaust in its entirety, the only possible motive, given the masses of evidence to the contrary, can be a desire to portray Nazism in a more positive light.
My only point is both sides now have idiots who have beliefs that were once just the home turf the Far Right. That is a general high level point deliberately not targeted at anyone or any entity, and I'll leave it at that.I don't want to keep arguing with you - but while there are certainly left wing anti-Semites I haven't seen any left-wing Holocaust deniers (which is what we were talking about). Of course if there are some then they are equally loopy - but in general it IS the rabid right that has this problem. And there is some attempt to link anti-Semitism with criticising the Israeli state - the two are not the same thing at all.