Due to unbelievable offence taken at this general topic, note that this conversation is not about denying the deaths of Jews (and others) during WWII, but rather about how historical accounts have been rewritten.

Dr Eugene Michael Jones (commonly known as E Michael Jones) was an Assistant Professor of American Literature at St. Mary’s College, and is widely known for his critical views on contemporary cultural and religious issues. 

He was dismissed in 1981 due to his anti-abortion stance, leading him to leave academia and start a magazine, initially named Fidelity and later Culture Wars, which focuses on the disarray in the Catholic Church including the subversion of the Catholic faith.

Dr E Michael Jones

Holocaust epistemology

Dr Jones argues that ‘Holocaust’ is a term that has evolved in its meaning over time.

Originally, it referred to being burnt whole, as described in Elie Wiesel’s book Night, where Jews were depicted as being killed in flaming pits. Night was published in 1960, recounting his and his father’s experiences in the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald during the latter part of World War II.

Not far from us, flames were leaping up from a ditch, gigantic flames. They were burning something. A lorry drew up at the pit and delivered its load—little children. Babies! Yes, I saw it—saw it with my own eyes… those children in the flames.

Elie Wiesel’s Night

This specific imagery, however, is no longer used when referring to the Holocaust.

The widespread use of the term Holocaust (with a capitalised ‘H’) gained prominence in the 1970s, following its namesake American TV series and a sharp uptick in Holocaust books being published around the same period.

Holocaust TV series from the 1970s

The Holocaust Narrative

In his book, The Holocaust Narrative, Dr Jones makes the point that this particular historical event has been shaped by various literary influences.

For example, during WWII, Allied and Hollywood propaganda campaigns played a huge role in crafting the story, which were efforts to divert attention from war crimes committed by Dwight Eisenhower and the Soviet Union.

A headline to an article about Germans being held captive in American concentration camps

Eisenhower’s Rheinwiesenlager camps were one such war crime, but almost nobody knows about it.

At the end of WWII, the US established the Rheinwiesenlager camps where millions of German prisoners were held hostage under awful conditions and a large number of them starved to death.

An American soldier at Camp Remagen, one of the Rheinwiesenlager camps, guarding thousands of German soldiers captured in the Ruhr area, April 1945.
An American soldier at Camp Remagen, one of the Rheinwiesenlager camps, guarding thousands of German soldiers captured in the Ruhr area, April 1945.

This part of history is often conveniently omitted, leading to a portrayal of the Allies as unequivocal ‘heroes’ and ‘good guys,’ which perpetuates the narrative of American exceptionalism.

German prisoners in an Allied concentration camp
German prisoners in an Allied concentration camp

Dr Jones goes on to say that the evolution of the events of the Holocaust is worth studying, pointing out the differences between Anne Frank’s diary, William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice and Jerzy Kosinski’s Painted Bird.

The book also highlights Steven Spielberg’s depiction of showers in Schindler’s List and discusses the historical accuracy within the context of how the gas narrative has evolved over the decades.

Mass censorship

Put another way, Dr Jones’ book argues that there isn’t a coherent historical account that is universally accepted because it keeps changing as time passes, and questioning any of it is met with being fired or getting jail time in many countries.

Why?

The Holocaust Narrative, by E Michael Jones

If an event from history is obviously true, then why must it receive militant state protection?

Jail time?

Why?

You can discuss what did and didn’t happen in the Rwandan genocide, but don’t dare do the same with the Holocaust!

Not a real quote, but it could be

No mention?

Memoires de Guerre, by Charles de Gaulle, is a three-volume series about his experience in WWII, published in 1954. He led the Free French Forces against Nazi occupation in France.

It is 2054 pages.

There is absolutely no mention of any gas chambers or genocide of Jews.

Winston Churchill’s six-volume series called The Second World War, published in 1948, also has absolutely no mention of any gas chambers or genocide of Jews.

He doesn’t use of the word Holocaust either.

The book by the former US President Dwight Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe, is 559 pages and was published in 1948. He was the Supreme Allied Commander in Northern Europe during WWII.

His book makes no mention of any gas chambers or genocide of Jews (and no use of the word Holocaust).

Why did three of the world’s most influential leaders – who hated Adolf Hitler – leave out the biggest tragedy of the 20th century?

What’s going on?

Due to the extreme censorship surrounding this topic, discourse is pretty much entirely suppressed and stifled.

It’s easier to simply nod, smile and be beaten into psychological submission.

Only Jews (sometimes) are allowed to discuss the Holocaust.

And Dr Jones.

Here’s my conversation with him.

Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed.

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