Self-Help Gurus Support the “Holocaust”

Published: 2022-01-25

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Self-help gurus and Christian ministers frequently mention the “Holocaust” in their quest to help people lead better lives. This article analyzes the writings of some of the most famous self-help gurus concerning the false Holocaust narrative.

Tony Robbins

Self-help guru Tony Robbins in his book Awaken the Giant Within emphasizes the importance of asking the right questions to receive answers. He uses the following example from Jewish “Holocaust” survivor Stanislavsky Lech to illustrate his point:[1]

"They needed no reason. They came simply because he was of Jewish descent. The Nazis stormed into his home, arresting him and his entire family. Soon they were herded like cattle, packed into a train, and then sent to a death camp in Krakow. His most disturbing nightmares could never have prepared him for seeing his family shot before his very eyes. How could he live through the horror of seeing his child’s clothing on another because his son was now dead as the result of a 'shower'?

Somehow he continued. One day he looked at the nightmare around him and confronted an inescapable truth: if he stayed there even one more day, he would surely die. He made a decision that he must escape and that escape must happen immediately! He knew not how, he simply knew he must. For weeks he’d asked the other prisoners, 'How can we escape this horrible place?' The answers he received seemed always to be the same: 'Don’t be a fool,' they said, 'there is no escape! Asking such questions will only torture your soul. Just work hard and pray you survive.' But he couldn’t accept this—he wouldn’t accept it. He became obsessed with escape, and even when his answers didn’t make any sense, he kept asking over and over again, 'How can I do it? There must be a way. How can I get out of here healthy, alive, today?'

It is said that if you ask, you shall receive. And for some reason, on this day he got his answer. Perhaps it was the intensity with which he asked his question, or maybe it was his sense of certainty that 'now is the time.' Or possibly it was just the impact of continually focusing on the answer to one burning question. For whatever reason, the giant power of the human mind and spirit awakened in this man. The answer came to him through an unlikely source: the sickening smell of decaying human flesh. There, only a few feet from his work, he saw a huge pile of bodies that had been shoveled into the back of a truck—men, women, and children who had been gassed. The gold fillings had been pulled from their teeth; everything that they owned—any jewelry—even their clothing, had been taken. Instead of asking, 'How could the Nazis be so despicable, so destructive? How could God make something so evil? Why had God done this to me?,' Stanislavsky Lech asked a different question. He asked, 'How can I use this to escape?' And instantly he got his answer.

As the end of the day neared and the work party headed back into the barracks, Lech ducked behind the truck. In a heartbeat, he ripped off his clothes and dove naked into the pile of bodies while no one was looking. He pretended that he was dead, remaining totally still even though later he was almost crushed as more and more bodies were heaped on top of him.

The fetid smell of rotting flesh, the rigid remains of the dead surrounded him everywhere. He waited and waited, hoping that no one would notice the one living body in that pile of death, hoping that sooner or later that truck would drive off.

Finally, he heard the sound of the engine starting. He felt the truck shudder. And in that moment, he felt a stirring of hope as he lay among the dead. Eventually, he felt the truck lurch to a stop, and then it dumped its ghastly cargo—dozens of the dead and one man pretending to be one of them—in a giant open grave outside the camp. Lech remained there for hours until nightfall. When he finally felt certain no one was there, he extracted himself from the mountain of cadavers, and he ran naked 25 miles to freedom."

Stanislavsky Lech’s story is absurd. A body that has been killed with hydrocyanic acid (HCN) cannot be safely touched without protection. Dr. Robert Faurisson wrote in regard to HCN poisoning:[2]

“Hydrocyanic acid penetrates into the skin, the mucous membranes, and the bodily fluids. The corpse of a man who has just been killed by this powerful poison is itself a dangerous source of poisoning, and cannot be touched with bare hands. In order to enter the HCN-saturated chamber to remove the corpse, special gear is needed, as well as a gas mask with a special filter.”

The danger of touching someone killed with Zyklon B gas is confirmed in the scientific literature.[3]

Stanislavsky Lech claimed that he was “almost crushed as more and more bodies were heaped on top of him” and surrounded for hours by “the mountain of cadavers” that had recently been gassed to death. If this had been the case, Lech would have been poisoned by these dead bodies. Lech’s story also contradicts Sonderkommando testimonies that claim dead bodies were cremated instead of being buried in open graves outside the camps.

Tony Robbins also mentions Viktor Frankl and his heroic survival at Auschwitz and other German camps.[4] However, we will let our next self-help guru explain how Frankl found peace after surviving the “hell on earth” of Auschwitz.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

The late Dr. Wayne Dyer described the inspiration he received from meeting Viktor Frankl:[5]

"Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some of the great men and women who have inspired me with their work and their lives. In their presence I felt the radiant energy that living in-Spirit brings. In 1978, I was invited to go to Vienna to participate in a presentation to a group of young presidents of companies. I was assigned to be on a panel with a man who had been a huge source of inspiration to me: Viktor Frankl. Frankl was a medical doctor who had been herded off to die in a Nazi concentration camp in WW II; while imprisoned, he kept notes that ultimately became a book called Man’s Search for Meaning. This work, which touched me deeply, illustrated not only how Dr. Frankl survived the horrors of Auschwitz, but also how he helped other camp mates do the same. He taught them to be with his spirit and infuse it in others who were giving up on life. He even practiced sending love and peace to his captors, and refused to feel hatred and vengeance because he knew that this was foreign to his spirit, which he wouldn’t forsake. Viktor Frankl stayed true to his spiritual origins in the face of horrors that destroyed so many. When I met him, he exuded joy, peace, kindness, and love, and he wasn’t bitter. Instead, he felt that his experience taught him lessons he’d never have known otherwise. I spent a good part of that afternoon in Vienna listening and being in awe. Viktor Frankl had been one of the truly inspirational figures in my life, and being on the same panel—under the pretext of being a colleague of this master teacher—was overwhelming to me. It was an afternoon I’ve never forgotten, full of pure exhilaration and inspiration."

Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning has been ranked by the Library of Congress as one of the 20th century’s 10 most influential books in the United States. Frankl described his experiences at Auschwitz in this book as if he had spent many months there. In reality, Frankl was in Auschwitz only for a few days in October 1944 while in transit from Theresienstadt to a sub-camp of Dachau.

Frankl admitted this to the American evangelist Robert Schuller:[6]

“I was in Auschwitz only three or four days. […] I was sent to a barrack and we were all transported to a camp in Bavaria."

Frankl’s short time in Auschwitz is substantiated by the prisoner log from the sub-camp of Dachau, Kaufering III, which listed Frankl’s arrival on October 25, 1944, six days after his departure from Theresienstadt.[7] Thus, Frankl’s descriptions of his long stay at Auschwitz in Man’s Search for Meaning are false and misleading. Wayne Dyer was receiving inspiration from a man who by his own admission was lying about his experiences in Auschwitz.

Eckhart Tolle

German-born Canadian resident Eckhart Tolle also mentions the “Holocaust” in his book A New Earth:[8]

"By the end of the century, the number of people who died a violent death at the hand of their fellow humans would rise to more than 100 million. They died not only through wars between nations, but also through mass exterminations and genocide, such as the murder of 20 million 'class enemies, spies, and traitors' in the Soviet Union under Stalin or the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany."

"Nobody knows the exact figure because records were not kept, but it seems that during a 300-year period between 3 and 5 million women were tortured and killed by the 'Holy Inquisition,' an institution founded by the Roman Catholic Church to suppress heresy. This surely ranks together with the Holocaust as one of the darkest chapters in human history."[9]

Tolle apparently believes the “Holocaust” happened simply because it is mentioned repeatedly in the media. He fails to mention the cruel genocidal policies inflicted against Germans after World War II. According to James Bacque’s research, the sum of 1.5 million German POWs, 2.1 million German expellees, and 5.7 million German residents equals an estimated 9.3 million Germans who died needlessly after the war because of Allied policies.[10] Tolle ignores these Allied genocidal policies against Germans while mentioning a nonexistent German policy of genocide against European Jewry.

Tolle’s support of the “Holocaust,” however, does serve a useful purpose. It not only enables him to sell books, but also enables him to travel to Israel and other countries without being arrested for the criminal offense of “Holocaust denial.”

Howard Storm

Christian pastor Howard Storm says that during his near-death experience he asked Jesus and the angels how God could let the Holocaust happen. Storm writes:[11]

"I asked how God could let the Holocaust of World War II happen. We were transported to a railway station as a long train of freight cars was being unloaded of its human cargo. The guards were screaming and beating the people into submission. The people were Jewish men, women, and children. Exhausted from hunger and thirst, they were totally disoriented from the ordeal of being rounded up and sent on a long journey to an unknown destination. They believed that they were going to work camps, and that their submission to the brutality of the guards was the only way to survive.

We went to the area where the selection process was taking place and heard the guards talking about 'the Angel Maker.' We went to the place the guards were referring to as 'the Angel Maker,' which was a series of ovens. I saw piles of naked corpses being loaded into the ovens, and I began to cry. Jesus said to me, 'These are the people God loves.' Then he said, 'Look up.' Rising out of the smoke of the chimneys, I saw hundreds of people being met by thousands of angels taking them up into the sky. There was great joy in the faces of the people, and there appeared to be no trace of a memory of the horrendous suffering they had just endured. How ironic that the guards sarcastically called the ovens 'the Angel Maker.'"

Howard Storm also writes that “This Holocaust was breaking God’s heart” and “God wants this never to happen again.” Storm concludes, “This was one of the low points in human history.”[12]

Storm apparently does not realize that the crematoria in the German camps did not give out smoke from the chimneys.[13] He also does not realize that thousands of corpses could not possibly have been cremated every day at Auschwitz-Birkenau as claimed in the Holocaust literature.[14] Storm’s account of witnessing the “Holocaust” during his near-death experience is not credible.

Deepak Chopra

Self-help guru Deepak Chopra, M.D. also believes in the official Holocaust narrative. Chopra states in an interview:[15]

"But in the end, yes, we contribute to everything that happened as a collective psyche and you know, even when we blame Hitler for the Holocaust, we really cannot. The Holocaust is a manifestation of the collective psychosis that was occurring in Europe at that time and Hitler was a symbolic manifestation of that. Because if there wasn’t that collective psychosis, Hitler wouldn’t have survived one day."

Chopra also supports the idea of epigenetics, which is the idea that traumatic experiences affect DNA in ways that are passed on to children and grandchildren. In his book Super Genes, Chopra cites a study led by neuroscientist Rachel Yehuda at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine on the effects of the “Holocaust” on gene activity. The study took 80 children who had at least one parent who was a “Holocaust” survivor and compared them with 15 “demographically similar” children whose parents were not “Holocaust” survivors. [16]

Chopra writes:[17]

"We were reluctant to bring up such horrific experiences, except that this Holocaust study marked a breakthrough. According to Yehuda, as far as her team was aware, 'This is the first evidence in humans […] of an epigenetic mark in an offspring based on preconception exposure in a parent.' […] It’s also important to note that that the study is controversial, largely because the biochemistry of gender differences is complex, and the differences found by Yehuda were small, or as she puts it, 'nuanced.' It should also be noted that without being able to spot the epigenetics involved, psychiatry had long been aware, through various studies, that the effects of PTSD can be passed on to children of Holocaust survivors."

Chopra thus supports the idea that the trauma experienced by “Holocaust” survivors can be genetically passed on to their offspring.

Marianne Williamson

Self-help guru and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson writes of her visit to Holland:[18]

"On the same trip, I visited the house of Anne Frank. It’s been years since I read The Diary of Anne Frank, and I thought I had internalized her story and its meaning. Yet visiting the Anne Frank museum with my daughter on this trip, I could barely stop crying—in fact, I couldn’t stop crying—as I walked through the rooms of her family’s house. Seeing where she slept, unable to run outside and play or even look at sunlight through the window; seeing the places on her wall where her father pasted pictures from magazines so it wouldn’t seem quite so dreary; thinking of the extraordinary, daily tension and fear that were experienced by those hiding in those rooms as well as by their friends who were hiding them; thinking of all the years they survived that way, only to have their hiding place betrayed a year before the end of the war; and thinking of Anne’s horrifying days at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, only to die one month before the liberation of the camps—I could hardly bear the weight of such sorrow, mixed with Anne’s profound and compassionate insights into the nature of the human heart. I thought about her father’s survival, his learning of his family’s death, his publishing Anne’s diaries—and always with the realization that this same tale of suffering was experienced not once but 6 million times."

The fate of Anne Frank, who is known around the world for her famous diary, is typical of many Jews who died in German camps during the war. Anne and her father were first deported from the Netherlands to Auschwitz-Birkenau in September 1944. Anne’s father contracted typhus at Auschwitz and was sent to the camp hospital to recover. He was one of thousands of Jews who remained at Auschwitz when the Germans abandoned the camp in January 1945. He survived the war and died in Switzerland in 1980.

In the face of the advancing Soviet Army, Anne Frank was evacuated to Bergen-Belsen, where she died of typhus in March 1945. While Anne Frank’s fate was tragic, her story is not consistent with a German plan of extermination against the Jews. Along with thousands of others at Bergen-Belsen, Anne died from a typhus epidemic and not from a German plan to commit genocide against European Jewry. Williamson’s mention of 6 million Jews who died during the war is also a ridiculous exaggeration.[19]

Marianne Williamson also writes:[20]

"There is a building in Amsterdam where all Jews were rounded up by the Nazis for deportation to the concentration camps, where many of them would be gassed immediately upon arrival. A plaque on the building says we should take a moment and remember them. In that moment, I think the departed souls feel our blessing; hopefully, in some way, it helps bring them peace."

Williamson in this passage falsely states that Jews were gassed in German concentration camps during World War II. The reality is that there were no homicidal gas chambers in any of the German concentration camps.[21]

Williamson states in a recent interview that Germany has paid $89 billion in reparations to Jewish organizations as compensation for the so-called Holocaust. She thinks these reparations are a good thing because they have helped to establish reconciliation between Jews and Germans. Williamson does not understand that the official Holocaust story is a fraud. She also fails to explain why Germans should not be compensated for the millions of Germans who were mass murdered by the Allies after World War II.[22]

Williamson praises the luminosity of Oscar Schindler’s accountant. Williamson writes:[23]

"In the movie Schindler’s List, the character of Schindler’s accountant, played by Ben Kingsley, demonstrates this luminosity: Barred by circumstances from fully speaking his opinions, the man’s moral substance has a profound effect on Schindler nevertheless. This change within Schindler saves many people’s lives. Philosophically, the accountant is the center of the movie, the miracle-worker, the conduit of truth, the bearer of a silent power that casts out evil through the awakening of good."

Williamson fails to acknowledge in this passage that Germany did not have a program of genocide against the Jews, and that Schindler’s List is a manipulative propaganda movie. Williamson states that she is always open to learning more.[24] Hopefully, she will eventually study the so-called Holocaust and learn that the official Holocaust story is fraudulent.

Williamson, who is Jewish, also writes about the need for healing among nations:[25]

"On August 1, 1994, the Polish nation commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, in which 200,000 Poles were killed by German Nazis, and 500,000 more were transported to concentration camps.

During this commemoration, German president Roman Herzog made an extraordinary apology to the Polish people. 'Today, I bow down before the fighters of the Warsaw Uprising as before all Polish victims of the war,' he said. 'I ask for forgiveness for what has been done to you by Germans. […] It fills us Germans with shame that the name of our country and people will forever be associated with pain and suffering, which was inflicted on Poland a million times. We mourn the dead of the Warsaw Uprising and all people who lost their lives in World War II.'"

Williamson fails to explain why the Allies should not apologize and reimburse Germany for the millions of Germans murdered after the end of World War II. Williamson also does not understand the context for the Warsaw Uprising. SS-Panzergrenadier Hans Schmidt expressed his view of Germany’s actions during the Warsaw Uprising:[26]

"For the Poles to start the August 1944 uprising in their capital city at the very moment when the German soldiers of the Eastern front were in a desperate defensive battle with the Red Army proved a great miscalculation. It bears remembering that the numerous marshaling yards around Warsaw were the major railroad connections between the Reich and the Eastern front, and these connections had to be held at all costs. Consequently the German reprisals against both the partisans as well as against the general population supporting the underground fighters were both swift and brutal. The inner city of Warsaw was largely destroyed during the ferocious battles that lasted for two months. To make a special issue, as the Poles seem to do even to this day, of the fact that the Germans leveled the inner city of Warsaw during the uprising is ludicrous. By that time most German inner cities had been destroyed, and the Allies had even attacked targets in Rome and Paris, something the German High Command had always avoided. Considering everything, there was no reason for the German High Command to go easy on the residents of the Polish capital."


Self-help gurus frequently cite the Holocaust story in their books and teachings. The heroic survival strategies of men such as Stanislavsky Lech and Viktor Frankl are used to inspire us to lead better lives. Other self-help gurus use the alleged genocide of European Jewry to demonstrate the violent depravity of which man is capable. They consistently claim that the “Holocaust” is one of the darkest chapters in world history.

I have yet to read one self-help guru who disputes the Holocaust story. Whenever self-help gurus repeat the official Holocaust narrative, I question their wisdom and let other people be inspired by their teachings.



[1] Robbins, Tony, Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny!, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013, pp. 177-178.
[2] See also Rudolf, Germar, The Rudolf Report, 2nd edition, Washington, D.C.: The Barnes Review, 2011, pp. 217-218.
[4] Robbins, Tony, Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny!, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013, p. 76.
[6] Frankl, Viktor, “Dr. Robert Schuller Interviews Viktor Frankl: How to Find Meaning In Life,” Possibilities: The Magazine of Hope, March/April 1991, p. 10.
[7] Pytell, Timothy, “Extreme Experience, Psychological Insight, and Holocaust Perception; Reflections of Bettelheim and Frankl,” Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 4, Oct. 2007, p. 646.
[8] Tolle, Eckhart, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, New York: Penguin Group, 2005, pp. 10-11.
[9] Ibid., pp. 155-156.
[10] Bacque, James, Crimes and Mercies: The Fate of German Civilians under Allied Occupation, 1944-1950, 2nd edition, Vancouver, British Columbia: Talonbooks, 2007, p. 124.
[11] Storm, Howard, My Descent into Death, New York: Random House, Inc., 2005, pp. 42-43.
[12] Ibid., p. 43. 
[13] See also Cox, Cyrus, Auschwitz Forensically Examined, Uckfield, UK: Castle Hill Publishers, 2019, pp. 57-58.
[14] Canadian Jewish News, Toronto, Feb. 12, 1985, p. M3. See also Kulaszka, Barbara, (ed.), Did Six Million Really Die: Report of Evidence in the Canadian “False News” Trial of Ernst Zündel, Toronto: Samisdat Publishers Ltd., 1992, p. 270.
[16] Chopra, Deepak and Tanzi, Rudolph E., Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being, New York: Harmony Books, 2015, pp. 154-155.
[17] Ibid., pp. 156-157.
[18] Williamson, Marianne, The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2004, p. 195.
[19] Wear, John, “Were 6-Million Jews Murdered during World War II,” Inconvenient History, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2021.
[20] Williamson, Marianne, The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2004, pp. 196-197.
[21] Wear, John, “Did German Homicidal Gas Chambers Exist,” Inconvenient History, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2020.
[22] at 11:20 mark.
[23] Williamson, Marianne, Illuminata: Thoughts, Prayers, Rights of Passage, New York: Random House, 1994, pp. 27-28.
[25] Williamson, Marianne, Illuminata: Thoughts, Prayers, Rights of Passage, New York: Random House, 1994, pp. 208-209.
[26] Schmidt, Hans, SS Panzergrenadier: A true story of World War II, Pensacola, Fla.: Hans Schmidt Publications, 2001, p. 76. 

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Title: Self-Help Gurus Support the “Holocaust”
Sources: Inconvenient History, 2022, Vol. 14, No. 1
Published: 2022-01-25
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