Denying The Holocaust

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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 …show more content…
Lipstadt is the Dorot Associate Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Her book, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory is the first full length report on those who deny the Holocaust. She has been in legal battles with David Irving and have continuously challenged revisionist’s opinions. Lipstadt believes that to attempt to deny the Holocaust enlists a basic strategy of distortion and truth mixed with lies confuses the reader who is unfamiliar with the tactic of the deniers. Although there are limitations in the research and evidence on the Holocaust, there is enough to assert that the claims made by the revisionists are out of reach. The U.S National Library of Medicine published Fred L. Soper papers about the spread of Typhus in world war two. In 1942, medical personnel saw the emergence of Typhus coming from North Africa and Eastern Europe. It became rampant due to the lack of medicines to treat the disease or supplies and was a prime concern throughout Europe. Thousands died slowly and painfully and eventually the prevention and treatment of the disease was deliberately neglected to coincide with the Nazi policy to cause the death of large numbers of Jews through over-populated, filthy living environments and lack of medical attention. Instead of the revisionist’s interpretation of the outbreak being the only killer in the camps, mainstream historians and medical professionals …show more content…
Unfortunately, however, the Holocaust is riddled with those who choose to explicitly deny its existence in history. The ‘truths’ of these deniers are fabrications which ignore huge amounts of evidence. By cultivating a facade of scientific objectivity, Arthur Butz and David Irving, as part of their academic appearance, borrow freely from each other in a never-ending cycle of dishonesty. They select the evidence and facts that suit their opinion. By assessing various pieces of literature on the Holocaust you can see the multiply interpretations some that are very left wing and bored on the rehabilitation of Nazism. There are fortunately, historians, for example Deborah Lipstadt, that are beyond their bias opinions on history and look to preserve, protect and advance

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