Denial Of The Holocaust Research Paper

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Gabriella Mino English 1 22 May 2012 Denial of The Holocaust During the end of World War II, between 1944 and 1945, the Nazi’s concentration, labor, and extermination camps were liberated and invaded by the allies. Before the thousands of Jewish prisoners were freed, they went through a series of gruesome and brutal treatment. These series of events are presented and taught to us as, ‘the Holocaust.’ Now that we have more technology, philosophers, historians, archaeologists, scholars, and professors who study, live, love, and sparingly breathe history, seem to have found a group people who think that the Holocaust never had happened. These people are called, “Holocaust Deniers,” or “Revisionists,” (Institute For Historical Review).…show more content…
Many people deny the existence of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Jewish population during World War II, which keeps the anti-Semitism and stereotype chain intact. “The Holocaust is one of the most well documented events that ever happened in history,” (Confronting Antisemitism). Usually, the deniers are people who discriminate against the Jewish or claim that the whole tragic event is or was exaggerated (Confronting Antisemitism). Some other reasons why the deniers deny the Holocaust is, to reduce sympathy for Jews, to doubt the Jews and the Holocaust, draw attention to this issue, and most importantly, undermine our understanding of history (Confronting Antisemitism). Mino 2 “It says that the six million Jews did not die in vain,” (Gottfried 99) stated Ted Gottfried. This man thinks that the denial of the Holocaust is wrong and irrelevant. Gottfried has a…show more content…
the readers that after the concentration camps were liberated; photographers and cinematographers took pictures and shot videos of the hundreds of dead, skeletal bodies. Some of the revisionists say that the pictures were fake and that it doesn’t mean that these people were necessarily ‘gassed’ or starved to their death. One other story of the many Gottfried mentions in the text is The Mermelstein Case (Gottfried 47). The IHR would reward $50,000 to anybody who could prove that the Nazi’s used gas chambers to exterminate Jews during World War II. Mel Mermelstein mailed in a letter to the IHR about his provided a very detailed description of this time at Auschwitz and all of his observations and surroundings. When the IHR didn’t reply to Mermelstein, he filed a lawsuit. Judge Thomas T. Johnson decided that it was “a fact that Jewish Mino 3 were gassed to death at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland during the summer of 1944.” (Gottfried 49) In some countries in Europe, where the Holocaust occurred, have set some laws, put there foot down, frown upon the denial, or however you want to put it. It’s sad to deny the Holocaust in particular countries, because there is proof! Whether you want to believe it or not, is up to you,

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