Systematic Execution Of The Jewish People During World War Two

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The denial of the systematic execution of the Jewish people during World War Two is a post-war phenomenon that rejects the historical fact. One of their claims is that the Nazi concept of a ‘Final Solution” meant the emigration of the Jews, not their eradication. Along with the explicit rejection of the Holocaust, denial includes the detraction and deformation of the evidence and events. Holocaust deniers associate themselves as “historical revisionists” believing that this title gives them scholarly merit. The wider population view these individuals as anti-Semitic and giving new life to Nazism. Since the end of world war two, there has been a thin but continuous line of literature by these revisionists. They are revising the original evidence to develop their own interpretation of what occurred. Arthur Butz, an associate professor of electrical engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, is the author of “The Hoax of the Twentieth Century: The Case against the presumed Extermination of European Jewry” and “A Brief Introduction to Holocaust Revisionism.” Butz took a more scientific approach to the revision of the Holocaust and the use of Zyklon-B – a pesticide based upon hydrocyanic acid used by Nazi Germany in the gas chambers at the concentration camps – in the concentration camps during the war. Another highly controversial revisionist, David Irving, has contributed to the review of the Holocaust. As early as 1977, Irving was publishing works, especially in…

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