I recently had a conversation with Norman Finkelstein who lost most of his family in the Nazi holocaust. He has spoken out against, what he refers to as, “the Holocaust industry”. As a result, he was banned from entering Israel for a decade which, ironically, perfectly illustrated his point.
David Cole, a Jewish journalist and researcher, made a documentary in 1992 in which he visited Auschwitz and interviewed Franciszek Piper, the head of the museum’s archives.
Numbers don’t add up
In the documentary, David investigates the discrepancy surrounding Auschwitz’s claims presented to millions of tourists. For example, below, the left plaque was later replaced with the right plaque.
A two-and-a-half million adjustment is significant.
Furthermore, and entirely contrary to everything I’ve been taught, David argues that Auschwitz was not an extermination camp and that no gas chambers existed there.
I don’t know what the truth is, but I no longer believe the official story. Lots of people obviously died, but there is very clearly a fabrication of historical events.
The totalitarian protection of a specific portion of history, from job loss to jail time, raises my alarm bells. Why are people criminalised for their opinions surrounding this historical event, but not for their opinions surrounding others like the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides?
Even if David’s arguments are factually flawed, how does one find the truth if discourse is prohibited?
Something is wrong.