Debunking the Most Common Holocaust Denial Twitter Memes.
If you’ve ever waded into the “alt right”/neo-Nazi twittersphere you have probably seen memes like these:
Indeed, the pseudo-academic denial - the thick footnoted tomes full of obscure trivia - exists, but this sort of primitive image-based denial appealing to the lowest common denominator seems to be the most popular form of the Holocaust denial nowadays. Some of these memes are easy to debunk on the fly. E.g. the old Auschwitz plaque does not say those 4 million were Jews - so why should the overall Jewish death toll be affected by the plaque revision?
Some require slightly more digging. E.g. the “Red Cross numbers” (which they aren’t, they’re the ITS numbers) don’t refer to the camp totals but rather to the number of the death certificates issued to the families of the victims who submitted applications and thus, obviously, don’t represent the camp totals.
Since some of these memes may still stump the unaware, I thought it might be useful to debunk the most popular ones, with sources and all, hence my work-in-progress at the Holocaust Controversies blog: “Rebutting the “Twitter denial”: the most popular denier memes debunked”.
Suggestions and corrections are welcome.
Rebutting the “Twitter denial”: the most popular denier memes debunked https://t.co/b2JqimlQzX
These are the memes refuted so far (with more to follow):
1. Revision of the Auschwitz plaque.
2. Detached Krema I chimney?
3. Leuchter’s report.
4. Alleged lies by the British government.
5. The First Holocaust canard.
6. Auschwitz swimming pool, hospital etc.
7. Arbeit macht frei.
8. The World Almanac canard.
9. The Red Cross stats canard.
10. Gas chambers not mentioned in the memoirs of Churchill, Eisenhower, de Gaulle?
11. Elie Wiesel did not mention gas chambers?
12. Elie Wiesel an impostor?
13. Auschwitz decodes.
14. Survivors did not see or hear about gas chambers?
15. Anne Frank diary.
16. Red Cross inspected the death camps?
17. Rassinier denied Auschwitz gas chambers. Or was that Thies Christophersen?
18. The Larson canard.
19. Fake, unreliable or mistaken witnesses.
20. Scratched gas chamber walls?
21. Dachau gas chamber.
22. Survivor Lieberman and the Auschwitz ovens.
23. More Wiesel stuff.
24. The Lachout document.
25. Fake Holocaust photos?
26. Science debunks Holocaust?
27. Flimsy gas chamber door with a window?
28. No Britannica mention of gas chambers?
29. Dr. Listojewski?
30. Small children and people unfit for work in Auschwitz?
31. Jews lie about the Holocaust?
32. Predetermined death toll?
33. Hilberg and famous witnesses shown to be liars, impostors during the Zündel trial?
34. Schindler’s list a tale of fiction?
35. Bruno Baum admitted that false propaganda was created in Auschwitz?
36. Changing camp death tolls?