One point that Holocaust affirmers like to bring up is: ‘What about all the missing people?’
Yad Vashem hosts a database with names of alleged victims. At their own admission there are duplicates in the database. Despite this they estimate the the number of individual victims listed to 4.8 million.
The question then is, where did the names come from? Yad Vashem answers that in their FAQ section:
Pages of testimony is self reporting and that is not the most reliable source of information. Many of the victims listed in the database are only presumed dead. This is illustrated in the article Accidental Family Reunion at Yad Vashem, by Hadding Scott. In the story below we have an instance where two families presumed that the other had died in the Holocaust when in fact none of them had. This case alone counts for 9 living Jews in the database of victims. How many stories like this exist? Just a quick search yielded many results. You see such articles here, here, here, here, here and here. In theses stories they always say they assumed their loved one were dead. How many more people would have been reunited had the false narrative of the Holocaust not had them believing the worst?
Here Yad Vashem says that the Nazis did not keep lists of all the alleged victims. Most significantly the the alleged millions that were ‘pulled off train and into the gas chambers’. So what are the ‘list of victims’ referred to in the historical documentation? And when it comes to the deportation lists are they just taking names from these sources and declaring them dead?
Carlo Mattogno answers that question in his article on the Yad Vashem Database:
Mattogno preformed a small survey of the database using list of certified survivors of a transport from Prague to the Lodz ghetto on 16 October, 1941. Not only did he find entries for the survivors in the database he also found duplicates and even a case of two entries with alternative spelling for the same name. See Mattogno’s article for the complete results.
Another article searched for famous Holocaust survivors and found many of their names in the database.
Lastly Yad Vashem also lists ‘local commemoration projects’ as a source of names. This point is really a non-answer. All they are telling you is that there is a project that collects names. No real information is given.
So if millions of Jews didn’t die where did they go? Many were displaced refugees. Some of them emigrated to various countries throughout the world. Many went to Israel legally and illegally. The following images are examples of what happened to Jews after the war.
Steven Spielberg traveled to 65 countries in order to interview Holocaust survivors.
This is a graph of the population of Palestine/Israel over provided by the Jewish Virtual Library. Notice the growth after the war and especially after the formation of Israel in 1948.
This article from My Jewish Learning has more examples of where Jews went after the war:
In reality the question ‘what about the missing people’ misplaces the burden of proof, which belongs to the person or persons making the accusation. The Holocaust is no exception of this. The real question should be, where are the remains of the millions that allegedly died? Despite the fact that Nazis are painted to be evil supervillains they can not defy the laws of physics. Even a cremated body leaves behind evidence. But orthodox Holocaust historians do not want you to ask where are the bodies because their answers for that are just not convincing when put under the microscope.