Deborah Lipstadt and the Double Standards That Surround Questioning the "Holocaust"

Published: 2012-11-12
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Professor Deborah Lipstadt
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
[email protected]

October 16, 2012

Ms. Lipstadt:

I have a legitimate reason to contact you. Since you are generally considered a renowned scholar of the Jewish Holocaust, I would very much like to hear your commentary on the following matter. After all, this information will pertain to my forthcoming critiques of your writings for Inconvenient History (www.inconvenienthistory.com). I really do not expect you to respond, but in the interest of fairness and truth, I want to give you a preview of my arguments. Please consider the following email an amended version of my email of October 15, 2012.

Consider the book by Israeli historian Uri Milstein, The Birth of the Palestinian Nation: The Myth of the Deir Yassin Massacre, which argues the Deir Yassin massacre of Arabs by Jewish Zionists was a "myth." Notice the hypocritical double standard at work here. Western society and Israel consider it "morally acceptable" for a Jewish intellectual to attempt to repudiate and debunk the claim that Arabs were massacred and murdered at Deir Yassin by Jews, regardless of the fact that the feelings and sensibilities of Palestinian Arabs are offended in the process.

According to France's highest court, a law that forbids the denial of the Armenian genocide by the Turks is unconstitutional. Nevertheless, laws that forbid the denial of the Jewish "Holocaust" are supposedly constitutionally valid.

There is no taboo here in the United States that prevents Jewish people from questioning the history of that event. To my knowledge there are no "Deir Yassin denial" laws in Israel or Europe that imprison Jews or others who question it. Nevertheless, there are "Holocaust denial" laws in Israel and throughout Europe, and strictly enforced taboos in the United States, that prevent people from questioning or debunking the "Holocaust," the alleged massacre of Jews by Germans. And there is even more to consider.

Many Gypsy/Roma people claim that the Third Reich committed genocide against their people. Another Jewish intellectual, Guenther Lewy, wrote a lengthy tome entitled The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies—which was published by the distinguished Oxford University Press—that debunked this claim. This shows it is "morally acceptable" in our society to debunk the genocide claims of the Gypsy/Roma people, regardless of the fact that this offends many of them. Nevertheless, Oxford University Press would not dare publish a book that repudiates and debunks the Jewish "Holocaust."

Undoubtedly, in their view it would be "morally repugnant" and "anti-Semitic prejudice" to critique and undermine the traditional Jewish Holocaust story. Oxford University Press would not dare offend the feelings and sensibilities of Jews by publishing a "Holocaust denial" book. And there is still more. See: “French Court Rules Armenian Genocide Law Unconstitutional.” (http://tinyurl.com/8u37 ptf)

According to France's highest court, a law that forbids the denial of the Armenian genocide by the Turks is unconstitutional. Nevertheless, laws that forbid the denial of the Jewish "Holocaust" are supposedly constitutionally valid. The article states that France's highest court ruled as follows on the law that forbids denial of the Armenian genocide by Turks:

"The Council ruled that the law, which would have imposed a 45,000-euro fine, a one-year prison sentence, or both, on genocide deniers, ran against the principles of freedom of expression written into France’s founding documents."

Once again, an Armenian genocide denial law violates the French constitution—but a Jewish Holocaust denial law does not violate the same constitution!!! France has strict laws that forbid anyone from debunking Jewish Holocaust claims. In effect, in France the feelings and beliefs of Jews are raised above those of Armenians.

Finally, consider this. Former president of the United States Jimmy Carter claimed that 5 million non-Jews were allegedly murdered by the Nazis in the concentration camps. Jewish Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt debunked and repudiated this claim in The Eichmann Trial: she says that it was a myth invented by Simon Wiesenthal. Once again this demonstrates how Jewish intellectuals such as yourself have infused the Holocaust issue with a hypocritical double standard.

According to your criteria as presented in The Eichmann Trial, it is “morally acceptable” to question, debate and repudiate the story that the Nazis murdered five million non-Jews. Yet, according to the same standards as presented in The Eichmann Trial, that the Nazis murdered six million Jews is “not a matter of debate.” It is “an established fact that needs no validation.”

These four examples show how the international Zionist power elite has inculcated Western public consciousness with their own hypocritical double standard with regard to "Holocaust" ideology.

If I am in error on any matter, please correct me.

Paul Grubach
[email protected]

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Author(s) Paul Grubach
Title Deborah Lipstadt and the Double Standards That Surround Questioning the "Holocaust"
Sources Smith's Report, No. 194, November 2012, pp. 7f.
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