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Holocaust Deniers
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Holocaust Deniers

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Published: April 25, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 34

(30) CHRISTINE MASSEY, May 9, 2011 3:06 AM

YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED AT THE AMERICANS WHO DO NOT EVEN KNOW THESE HOLOCAUST DENIERS EVEN EXIST.I FIND IT A PROBLEM THAT ANY HISTORY BE DENIED I BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE DEBATED TO LET MORE PEOPLE KNOW THESE TYPES OF PEOPLE EXIST.THEY ARE DANGEROUS TO ALL PEOPLES.

(29) Beverly Kurtin, May 7, 2011 2:19 AM

I will not debate

I live in Texas. We have some really great people living down here, and we've got more than our share of Jew Haters (Arabs are also Semetic). I just look at a denier and ask if their parents were married when he or she was born. No matter what they say, I just say, "I doubt that" and walk away. It is astounding to me that something that happened in my life time can be denied by some people. Forty-seven of my aunts, uncles and cousins went to the ovens and that person is telling me it never happened? However, there have been times when I do ask, "Why do you say that?" They cannot wrap their heads around an atrocity of that magnitude. To them, it couldn't have happened like that so they think they have to deny it. Let's face it, if you were not Jewish and someone told you about the horrors our people went through, would YOU believe it? The people I cannot stand are the ones who see something in my house that commemorates the Shoa. They may say something like you're Jewish? I didn't know that. When are you Jews going to drop this crap about the Holocaust; haven't you made enough money off that yet? I ask them to come with me, I open the front door and shove them out of my house. And DON'T COME BACK. I refuse to be spat on in my own home! So the bottom line here is that it depends on the individual whether I try to reason with them or not. Let's face it, it is hard to accept that supposed human beings could be so callous as to do what they did. Had I been born over there, my brains would have been smashed out of my skull. Why? For what reason?

(28) iris, May 2, 2011 4:03 AM

response to : To debate or not to debate Holocaust deniers

I have come to trying to educate, not debate the 1 or 2 people I have come into contact with that have either been told, or that have read that either the Holocaust didn't happen, or that we Jews exagerated &/or embellished the facts . Such as : " Oh, it wasn't that bad, you know the Jews are always complaining " . I then began to educate those people . My feelings were that if I can change just one persons mind/view, that in effect, that just that one person could possibly change many peoples belief . For example : that persons children, relatives, friends and so on . Or at the very least, I have shown one person that their previous information regarding the Holocaust and Jews was horribly,hurtfully,wrong and anti-semetic without knowledge of the truth . It also helps if you allow a denier or someone that has had no aquaintance or friendship with a non-stereo type Jewish person into your world and show them by example who you are . I believe it defuses the fear and the ignorance . People ( yes, even Jews ) fear what they do not know or are not familiar with . Iris

(27) peter kraynik, April 30, 2011 6:46 PM

Agree with Rabbi

Trouble makers, want to use people to stir up hate and ignorance. Why play into their hand? Truth is is truth. If someone is genuinly interested; the truth is available. G-d will make all right in HIS way and time. Till then, there is much to learn, understand,and wait. G-d is patient with us. We should be patient with HIM.

(26) Gary Katz, April 30, 2011 6:13 PM

The poetic justice I wish could be

If Rod Serling were alive today, he could write a "Twilight Zone" episode where a Holocaust denier finds himself transported back in time to one of the camps, wearing the inmates' uniform, tattoo on arm (he did do a similar scenario, involving a former Nazi). One question about Holocaust denial is, how many of these pea brains really believe their drivel, versus they know they're lying, but they just want attention and to foster hatred?

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