This series will focus on the ADL’s debunking of common Holocaust denial myths.
It is important to keep in mind that the ADL was founded in 1913 in order to reverse the guilty verdict of a Jewish man that had raped and murdered a 13 year old girl. While Jewish issues rule at the ADL, occasionally they will advocate for POC. However, the only time White people are mentioned is to label them as White supremacists. The ADL is pro-Jewish and anti-White.
Now let’s get to the reverse debunking!
The first Holocaust denial myth presented by the ADL is a sneakily-worded misrepresentation of Holocaust revisionists. No serious revisionist claims that just because there are no documents or master plan detailing a genocide that the Holocaust didn’t happen. The main argument of revisionists is the lack of physical evidence. The lack of documentation is just icing on the it didn’t happen cake.
Here the ADL provides some quotes from Holocaust revisionists. What the revisionists are saying is not wrong, it would make sense that there would be a flood of documentary evidence to orchestrate the murder of 6 million people. However, to pretend like these are the only arguments that these revisionists have is dishonest. CoDoH.com has 188 articles by Robert Faurisson on the topic. Paul Grubach has 91 articles.
To refute the straw man the ADL created they begin by repeating the fact that the lack of a master document does not mean that the genocide of European Jews did not occur. Sure that’s true, but this fact goes further to disprove the Holocaust than to prove it. Never let the Holocaust affirmers shrug off the burden of proof that is on their shoulders. The ADL then goes on to repeat a talking point from Raul Hilberg: “The destruction process was shaped gradually: it consisted of many thousands of directives, some written and some verbal.” Allow me to translate that statement using clear language: ‘There was no order for executing Jewish people, and no documents about homicidal gas chambers, so we had to come up with some massive copes.’
To try and justify these massive copes the ADL presents something Hitler said in a letter. Speeches, letters, diary entries, etc, are not a replacement for physical evidence. In fact, the ADL makes no mention of physical evidence at all in their Holocaust denial debunking. This is probably because the case for physical evidence is even weaker than the case for documental evidence. And that’s saying a lot because, as you will see, the documents do little to support the official narrative.
Below is the full paragraph from the Hitler letter that the ADL is referencing. If you would like to read the entire letter for yourself you can, and should, do so here. Keep in mind that this translation was obtained from Wikipedia, not a revisionist site. The difference between removal of the Jews altogether, and removal of all Jews from our midst, is monumental. One can clearly see why the ADL chose one translation over the other, that being to bolster their pro-genocide narrative. This just goes to show how Holocaust affirmers can be deceptive with translations. The deception doesn’t end there, however. If you actually read the whole paragraph you learn that Hitler warned against ’emotional antisemitism’, which can lead to pogroms. Instead he advocated for ‘rational antisemitism’ which sought to struggle legally and systematically eradicate the privileges that Jews enjoyed over other foreigners living among the Germans. When the full context is given the source the ADL used as evidence for the genocide narrative becomes evidence against it. Nice work, ADL.
Continue to part two.