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Holocaust Denial & Debunking

 

A review of the bankrupt state of Revisionism, and the

insensibility of arguing with Holocaust deniers.

 

 

In May 2009 I concluded in my H.E.A.R.T editorial stating there is little value to be found in Holocaust Denial, and even less value in debating or debunking denial. That was a little over two years ago, so where are we now?

 

Casually glancing through any number of revisionist websites and forums, one can find an abundance of neo-David Irving acolytes and pseudo scholars, who dedicate their time to refuting the Holocaust narrative. This isn’t a new phenomenon; it’s been going on for well over three decades, however what we are seeing more recently are the smattering of these new denial-debunker forums, that on the surface appear designed to dispute revisionist ideas and philosophy, yet in practice emulate a pugilistic event more akin to naked mud-wrestling than to any scholarly debate.

 

Even more disturbing is the striking similarity between actual denial sites and these new debunking forums and blogs. After painting Holocaust deniers as modern day Nazi’s, the debunkers offer little in their behaviour that lends any contrast or credibility to their own moral standing versus that of the deniers, and it is often quite difficult to tell the difference, between the two.

 

At least one of these controversial debunker blogs maintains extremely low, if any professional standards at all, and in most cases the discussions are quite juvenile and often quite hostile in nature.

 

When you visit these sites you will notice the arguments are repetitive; those who deny the Holocaust are still demanding irrefutable proof, where even the slightest error, fragment of detail, date, time, location, spelling etc. is incorrect, is then pounced upon as the evidentiary “Holy Grail” that the Holocaust is a hoax perpetrated by a global Jewish conspiracy.

 

On the flip side you have the radical and often controversial revisionist debunkers who are obsessed with engaging in pointless debates, with no other purpose than to prove their own intellectual superiority, or at least what they deem to be a greater intellect than that of their opponent. Some of these debunker groups have gone to great lengths to trash the works and reputation of not only revisionists, but Holocaust memorial scholars as well.
 

Clearly it’s not the desire for a correct historical record that motivates the debunkers, any more than it is for their denier counterparts. Both groups have a belief structure or agenda that supersedes the factual narrative, for them it’s something far more duplicitous and corrupt, than simply setting the record straight.

 

Case in point; as early on as 2004 when I lead the Action Reinhard Camps Foundation, an applicant for membership, who unbeknownst to me at the time was a member of one of these perfidious debunker groups, and at the time was pressing ARC memberships to include a forum on the www.deathcamps.org website. This forum he explained would be constructed to debate with Holocaust deniers.

 

After careful consideration this proposal was rejected, as pointless.

 

The Holocaust happened and there is nothing to debate or dispute.

 

ARC members felt that the best answer to combat Holocaust Denial was to memorialize the victims and teach people about the perpetrators and the events that lead to the mass murder of millions.

 

I later went on to create the Holocaust Education and Archive Research Team with a broader focus that the events of Action Reinhard, but do I still feel the same way?

 

 

 

Read more here: http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/essays&editorials/deniers&debunkers2.html

 

The Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team

 

www.HolocaustResearchProject.org

 

 

Copyright Carmelo Lisciotto H.E.A.R.T 2012



Copyright Carmelo Lisciotto H.E.A.R.T 2010

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