Holocaust denial

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The Holocaust is the biggest, blackest lie in history. It's nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews.
~ Arthur J. Jones

Holocaust denial is the act of denying the genocide of Jews in the Holocaust during World War II. Holocaust deniers make one or more of the following false statements:

1) The Nazi Party's Final Solution was aimed only at deporting Jews from the Reich and did not include their extermination.

2) Nazi authorities did not use extermination camps and gas chambers for the genocidal mass murder of Jews; or the actual number of Jews murdered is significantly lower than the accepted figure of 6 million, typically around a tenth of that figure.

3) The diary of Anne Frank is fake, either written with a ballpoint pen (which wasn’t available at the time) or that the book was written by her father, posing as her. Holocaust deniers may also publish or share fake news reports online saying that the diary is fake.

Because Holocaust denial is a common facet of certain racist propaganda, it is considered a serious societal problem in many places where it occurs and is illegal in several European countries and Israel. Holocaust denial is sponsored by some Middle Eastern governments, including Iran and Syria.

Scholars use the term denial to describe the views and methodology of Holocaust deniers in order to distinguish them from legitimate historical revisionists, who challenge orthodox interpretations of history using established historical methodologies. Holocaust deniers generally do not accept denial as an appropriate description of their activities and use the euphemism revisionism instead. The methodologies of Holocaust deniers are often based on a predetermined conclusion that ignores overwhelming historical evidence to the contrary.

In some post-Soviet states, Holocaust deniers do not deny the very fact of mass murder of Jews, but they deny the participation of their own nationals in the Holocaust.

Most Holocaust deniers claim, either explicitly or implicitly, that the Holocaust is a hoax — or an exaggeration — arising from a deliberate Jewish conspiracy designed to advance the interest of Jews at the expense of other people. For this reason, Holocaust denial is generally considered to be an anti-semitic conspiracy theory commonly pushed by individuals on the far-right or the Alt-Right.

A subset of Holocaust denial is the "clean Wehrmacht", which is the false claim that the German army was not involved in the Holocaust or other war crimes. This lie was peddled by German generals and scholars after the war, but since 1995 has stopped being promoted.

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