If you expect you know what I think about this, you would be wrong.
I am not an easy person to second-guess.
History is not a science, as many are falsely led to believe.
It is a matter of reconstructing unreliable eyewitness testimony with presumptions and secondhand reports.
New evidence changes it all the time.
If science can be questioned openly, there is no reason to deny history and give it a religious status.
Blasphemy is not a crime in this day and age, nothing else should be either.
If something untrue is claimed, it is easy to provide counter-arguments.
This is possible even when both sides are wrong, as happens in academia.
The general conclusion any sensible observer would make is that they cannot answer her claims.
By imprisoning her, this will cause intelligent people to seek out those claims, to see if they can indeed be debunked.
This was not a smart move. It is illiberal in the extreme, she is basically prisoner Zero in the concentration camp, ironically. Remember, the first prisoners were there for thinking illegal thoughts. They were kept there until they could be released in a body bag.
For instance, the six million lie has already been debunked many times by scholars.
This includes the intellectually honest, Jewish ones.
The New York Times 1989
AT Auschwitz, it is inscribed in stone: four million people died in the Nazi camps.
No, they changed the sign.
And they don’t discount illness or injury, as you would expect with a murder wording.
Auschwitz was a hospital camp, lot of those.
“As you say the figure on the plaques was dropped from four million persons to 1.5 million.
In the meantime there have been further revisions downwards, and from quasi official sources.
I’m certainly not an expert on this like some on this page claim to be but one such reduction was in 2002. The managing editor and prestigious journalist Fritjof Meyer of the newspaper “Der Spiegel” wrote an article (in another paper) stating that the figure was a lot lower. He reckoned it to be between 700,000 to 950,000. So the trend continues.
One wonders whether this trend will progress to even lower figures in the future. ”
How is questioning, the business of history, considered illegal?
History is often re-categorized many times also. Technically, all deaths during a war are war deaths. To splinter off a portion doesn’t make sense. How can one calculate this? Especially on almost non-existent, easily forged documents? The Soviets were known to be lying, it was later found. To deny one death occurred a particular way shouldn’t be illegal, it’s basic forensics. What is the meaningful difference of one, to two million, to over five million in reduction, when all are statistics in history’s books? It’s totally arbitrary. And isn’t it a good thing that fewer humans died?? The numbers fluctuate on many events for many reasons. Bombing dead, for example, can only be estimated since some bodies were never recovered.
When do they ironically round up for imprisonment all those who disagree with a false six million narrative?
Even the locations themselves deny this now, shall we round up all the administrators, tour guides and visitors too?
This is literally the dumbest thing Germany could do.
Nothing could induce a rebellious youth to read the newly re-published Mein Kampf more.
Don’t listen to me, listen to this guy from 1989.
Yehuda Bauer, left, one of the foremost historians of the HoIocaust and a sworn enemy of those who deny its reality, says that the number of victims was less than half that.
Very Nazi-sounding name.
Why is Mr. Bauer, the Director of the Division of HoIocaust Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Contemporary Jewry, insisting that far fewer people, including far fewer Jews, died at Auschwitz than is commonly reported?
“A historian’s first duty is to tell the truth,”
Mr. Bauer said. And in this case the truth is horrible enough. Exaggerating the number of dead at Auschwitz, he said, “would only be grist for the mills of the deniers of the Holocaust.”