Academic persecution

Daily Pickings has talked about the difficulties faced, particularly by academics, when attempting to challenge not only their own cherished beliefs but accepted narratives. One narrative which appears to be unassailable is the "holocaust": that 6 million Jews were systemically murdered within an industrial scale killing machine by Hitler and Germany during the second world war. Those questioning the narrative, on the basis of physical and documentary evidence, not only suffer loss of status, tenure and alienation from their peers but in many countries, face prosecution and imprisonment. One such is Germar Rudolf.

Holocaust Revisionist Scholar Germar Rudolf Interviewed by Jonas Alexis
"Accusations of anti-Semitism are also a frontal attack on science and scholarship, because such ad hominem attacks are not only impermissible in a scholarly debate; they are poisonous and destructive to any debate; they are the root of a lot of evil, because they are hateful. Only factual, logical, verifiable arguments count, not emotional ones."
"If the Holocaust were unimportant, we wouldn’t have around 20 countries on this planet outlawing its critical investigation. In fact, this is the only historical topic that is regulated by penal law. This is proof for the fact that the powers that be consider this topic to be the most important issue to keep under their strict control. Those censoring, suppressing powers are the real criminals—not the historical dissidents they send to prison."

Rudolf is not alone and many others have paid a heavy price for academic honesty. British historian David Irving was pilloried for exposing evidence which undermines the holocaust narrative and Nick Kollerstrom lost tenure at University College London for publishing work based on scientific evidence which undermines the accepted narrative.

Statistical records fail to confirm specific execution of Jews on any scale which would justify the term holocaust. According to the Jewish world almanac the Jewish population in 1933 stood at 15,315,859; 15 years later in 1948, when supposedly some 6 million Jews had perished in German concentration camps, the population was 15,753,638. Red Cross records confirm many fewer (Jews and non-Jews) deaths in the concentration camps than claimed in the popular narrative and most appear to have died from starvation or disease resulting from the Britsh bombing supply lines to the camps.

Argument Boils About Numbers Of Auschwitz Dead
The Numbers Drop - The Controversy Continues
It is far past time for an international investigation conducted by truly impartial scientists, researchers and scholars into the reality of Auschwitz to properly and as accurately as possible bring history into accord with the facts. Peoples of all religions and persuasions have a right to such facts. So far, as the following data demonstrates, much of it from the world's foremost Jewish Holocaust scholars, we are a long way from a consensus on the truth of what happened at Auschwitz in WWII.

Documents from the Soviet archive of German government records also fail to confirm killing of Jews on the scale claimed.

Official German Records of Prisoners in Auschwitz Concentration Camp from May 1940 to December 1944
These statistics concerning prisoners in Auschwitz camp purport to be taken directly from Soviet archive material, now available on microfilm from the former Soviet Central Archives. Also, a good deal of corroborative material from the German Archives concerning the German State Railways has been located in the German State Archives (Bundesarchiv) and utilized. The railroad was responsible for the transportation of inmates to and from concentration camps and these figures from the Russian files are accurately reflected in the Reichsbahn documents.Another avenue for confirmation exists in the wartime radio intercepts which are known to have been made. British wartime intelligence was eavesdropping on the radio traffic as Auschwitz (and other camps) sent regular reports to the relevant government department in Berlin. These messages were either in plain text or a low-level encrypt and consisted of lists of numbers corresponding to the various prisoner categories.The following derives from the prisoner records of Auschwitz camp from May 1940 through December 1944 in the Glücks complete Concentration Camp microfilm records now located in the Russian Central Archives, Central State Archives.

We cannot make sense of the present until we understand the past. Until we are prepared to confront the truth, we have no foundation on which to build a better future. No subject, however uncomfortable, should be off-limits. We can build a better future by understanding the past and removing the incentives and penalties which lead to wars and misinformation.

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