It is a continuing disgrace that international organizations approximate a high level of absurdity about the history of the Jewish people when dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. From the moment absurdity is recognized, wrote Albert Camus, it becomes a passion, the most harrowing of all. In politics the extent and irrationality of that passion has often been exhibited, and none more so than in attitudes to the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
Those attitudes have increasingly taken the form of political fiction. Even ardent advocates of free expression may be troubled by the fact that Amazon is selling books that promote the motifs that the Holocaust was a hoax and that the alleged genocide of Jews was exaggerated or fabricated.
Noted propagators of this absurdity include the American Arthur Butz, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Northwestern University who concocted The Hoax of the 20th Century: the Case against the Presumed Extermination of European Jewry, and a British member of the British National Front who raised the question, Did Six Million Really Die? ...........More
My Take - When American soldiers entered the concentrations camps in Germany and Eastern Europe I'm sure it never occurred to any of them that anyone would or could dismiss the horrors they say claiming it never happened - Except for General Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was the one who made sure it was all filmed saying:
“Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.”How right he was!