- (Extracts from The Holocaust Industry by Norman
G. Finkelstein of the City University of New York (published by Verso publishers,
London and New York, 2000)):
- On page 83 Finkelstein notes that 'The Israeli Prime
Minister's office recently put the number of "living Holocaust survivors"
at nearly a million.'
- On page 127 he further notes 'If 135,000 former Jewish
slave laborers are still alive today, some 600,000 must have survived the
war. That's at least a half-million more than standard estimates.. If Jews
only constituted 20% of the surviving camp population and, as the Holocaust
industry implies, 600,000 Jewish inmates survived the war, then fully 3
million inmates in total must have survived. By the Holocaust industry's
reckoning, concentration camp conditions couldn't have been that harsh
at all; in fact, one must suppose a remarkably high fertility and remarkably
low mortality rate.. If, as the Holocaust industry suggests, many hundreds
of thousands of Jews survived, the Final Solution couldn't have been so
efficient after all exactly what Holocaust deniers argue. (pp127-8).
- 'Both my father and my mother were survivors of the Warsaw
ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps.. One of my father's lifelong friends
was a former inmate with him in Auschwitz, a seemingly incorruptible left-wing
idealist who on principle refused German compensation after the war. Eventually
he became a director of the Israeli Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem. Reluctantly
and with genuine disappointment, my father finally admitted that even this
man had been corrupted by the Holocaust industry, tailoring his beliefs
for power and profit. As the rendering of the Holocaust assumed ever more
absurd forms, my mother liked to quote (with intentional irony) Henry Ford:
"History is bunk." (ibid. p7).
- 'The Holocaust proved to be the perfect weapon for deflecting
criticism of Israel' (ibid p30).
- 'Much of the literature on Hitler's Final Solution is
worthless as scholarship. Indeed, the field of Holocaust studies is replete
with nonsense, if not sheer fraud.' (p 55).
- 'Given the nonsense that is turned out daily by the Holocaust
industry, the wonder is that there are so few skeptics'. (p 68).
- 'Annual Days of Remembrance of the Holocaust are a national
event. All 50 states sponsor commemorations, often in state legislative
chambers.. Seven major Holocaust museums dot the American landscape. The
centerpiece of this memorialization is the United States Holocaust museum
in Washington.. (This) museum's annual budget is $50 million, of which
$30 million is federally subsidized.' (p72). (This is in spite of the fact
that, as he points out on page 32, per capita Jewish income in the US is
almost double that of non-Jews). 'With a reelection campaign looming, Jimmy
Carter initiated the (US Holocaust Museum) project to placate Jewish contributors
and voters, galled by the president's recognition of the "legitimate
rights" of Palestinians.' (p 73).
- To conclude:
- 'The Holocaust may yet turn out to be the "greatest
robbery in the history of mankind".. The Holocaust industry has clearly
gone berserk.'(p 138-9).
- 'Through its deployment, one of the world's most formidable
military powers, with a horrendous human rights record, has cast itself
as a 'victim' state, and the most successful ethnic group in the United
States has likewise acquired victim status. Considerable benefits accrue
to this specious victimhood in particular, immunity to criticism,
however justified. " (p3).
- A Tricky Little Problem - The Missing "Holocaust"
- "I've checked out Churchill's Second World War and
the statement is quite correct-not a single mention of Nazi 'gas chambers,'
a 'genocide' of the Jews, or of 'six million' Jewish victims of the war.
- Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages;
the six volumes of Churchill's Second World War total 4,448 pages; and
de Gaulle's three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages.
In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including
the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no
mention either of Nazi 'gas chambers,' a 'genocide' of the Jews, or of
'six million' Jewish victims of the war."
- - Richard Lynn Professor Emeritus
- University of Ulster, December 5, 2005