Let’s get right to it. The following is where I left off on the ADL’s denier debunking. Here the ADL references a quote from Hitler’s January, 1939 Reichstag speech, “the result will not be the Bolshevization of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe.”
I have already covered this topic in this article and I encourage you to read if if you’d like more details. The crux of the issue here is the word ‘annihilation’. At the time and place in which the word was used its meaning was the complete elimination of a military force. Given the context of the speech, and the German meaning of the word annihilate, the statement “the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe” means the end of the political role of Jews in Europe.
At the end of the paragraph from above the ADL states, “the Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units operating in German-occupied territory) carried out orders to forcibly move Polish Jews into ghettos, alluding to an unspecified “final aim.”” Unfortunately, I am unable to find an online version of the source the ADL referenced, but that’s ok because I can just use my thinking cap. Alluding to an unspecified ‘final aim’ doesn’t actually tell us anything. The fact that the ADL is using this nebulous ‘argument’ goes to show how weak their position is.
Next up the ADL makes the assertion that in 1941 large-scale mass murder initiatives were enacted against Jews. They back up this assertion with the book I talked about in part two, the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust. A book that makes all manner of wild claims with no direct sources. The ADL attempts to legitimize this claim by bringing up the euthanasia program. Things is, that program was not an order to murder, but a measure that gave doctors the choice to use euthanasia on incurable patients. As the ADL has already admitted, there are no documents that order the extermination of Jews, so what basis do they have to make their bold assertion on? What we have here is a big ol’ unsubstantiated claim.
Now let’s address the ADL’s statement that“Heydrich received orders from Goering to prepare plans “for the implementation of the aspired final solution of the Jewish question” in all German-occupied areas.” It’s important to remember that the ‘final solution’ being a plan to exterminate Jews is a claim that orthodox Holocaust historians make. A claim that they have been unable to back up. The following is from the article, The Final Solution: A Response to Christopher Browning, by Paul Grubach (who was mentioned by the ADL in part one). Christopher Browning is significant because he is the one credited with writing the sections in the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust that the ADL references for the paragraph above. Browning admits that his assertion that Hitler gave the signal to start mass murder in 1941 is pure speculation. I asked what basis does the ADL have to make their bold assertion on. Turns out the answer is the speculation of a Holocaust affirmer. And when it comes to the ‘final solution’ Browning says, “No ‘comprehensive draft’ for a Final Solution is among the surviving German documents found after the war. But other documents have survived that indicate a series of changes in Nazi Jewish policy in the fall of 1941 that, taken together, constituted a program for the systematic mass murder of European Jewry.” So Browning is basically saying that there are no documents for a ‘final solution’ but if you do some convoluted stuff you can make one up.
I can squeeze one more paragraph into today’s article because it is easy to refute. Something that Adolf Eichmann said in 1960, while awaiting trial, holds no weight. It’s not even something that he testified to under oath. Something Rudolf Hoess wrote in 1946 about something Himmler said that Hitler said is just hearsay. This paragraph is another pathetic argument from the ADL.
Continue to part four.