I am quite happy to extend to you the benefit of the doubt, unlike snowlion who is populating this discussion with links to Neo-Nazi organizations. But you do seriously misunderstand the Nazi movement and its motivations.
In fact, they were not even targetted as Jews. They were targetted due to their views on the use of force and violence. Hitler believed in the purification of the human race through violence and and an extreme version of survival of the fittest, Jews, with their rather passive outlook on life, just happened to be the antithesis of his idealised human being.
Do you think Hitler would have been amenable to admitting within his close circle of compatriots a militant and strong person who happened to be Jewish? Make no mistake he would not. Hitler reviled the Jewish 'race', not the character of religious Judaism. The Jewish 'race' was called in official propaganda and in Hitler's own words a mongrel and degenerate race.
Nazi ideology was a truly bizarre variety of fantastic racialism in which the various races were seen as competing against one another. The Nazis believed that all races were inferior to the aryan race and that Europe had to be purged of those inferior peoples.
Had he come accross the Buddhist religion he probably would have thought the Jewish people relatively benign to his planned world order.
He did. Just to demonstrate how bizarre the Nazi ideology was, they believed Tibet to be home of the ancient Aryan culture and sent numerous expedition to Tibet in search of authentic Aryan culture and mystical traditions. Never mind that the inhabitants of Tibet are quite obviously not Caucasian, much less Aryan.
From this, I have come to the conclusion that the exact number of concentration camp deaths are probably exagerated, I will not pesume to know by how much, but somewhere around 25% to 50% does not sound unlikely to me. I also suspect that the severity of the attrocities commited in these camps have been exagerated as well, probably not the 'what' of what happened, but the 'how often' of what happened.
If you ever get the chance to speak with a Polish, Czechoslovakian, or German Jew please ask them who in their family died in the Holocaust. I suspect you will be shocked. They all lost members of their families and many lost the majority of their extended families. The 6 million figure wasn't just pulled out of thin air. People lost their families and names can be produced to account for most of that number and German documentation exists that confirms the existence of many of these people (although many civil records were lost in the war).
he was hardly the most worst dictator in human history, nor the largest cause of human death, both of these honours could be more readily accredited to Stalin, but, sadly, it is not. Why? Because he was one of the victors of course.
This is a valid and interesting point. Why have Hitler and the Nazis been vilified and demonized above and beyond other equally horrific examples of human cruelty? I don't know, but it is a question that should be discussed more.
Until we are allowed to discuss this topic freely and without fear of being accused an 'Anti-Semite' or a 'Holocaust Denier', the wound will never heal.
True, but be very wary of those who masquerade as truth seekers while preaching hate. Take a close look at those sites posted by snowlion. You'll notice that the "expert" opinion is limited to a very small handful of people. Google the name of each author and purported expert and you'll find direct connections to Neo-Nazi organizations and white supremacy groups.
Finally, don't lose sight of the forest for the trees. If you let yourself get too caught up in chemical analysis reports, document authenticity reports, population studies, and evidentiary arguments you might lose sight of the fact that you are being asked too believe that literally tens of thousands eye-witness reports are pure fabrications. Ask yourself if a conspiracy involving that many people is a reasonable idea.
Unity of mankind means: No escape for anyone anywhere. - Milan Kundera
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