The Holocaust And The Holocaust

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum states, “The denial or distortion of history is an assault on the truth and understanding.” Holocaust denial is the act of denying the genocide of Jews and other groups in the Holocaust during World War II. Common denial and distortions includes that the death of 6 million Jewish people never transpired, that the deaths was an enormous exaggeration, that the diary of Anne Frank is a forgery, and that the results of deaths in the concentration camps were due to starvation or diseases. Often the denials is about Nazi Germany’s aim to deporting Jews from the Reich; however, not including the extermination of Jews. Their claims includes the nonuse of extermination camps and gas chambers to mass murder Jews, or in fact, ceased to ever exist. By denying the truth about the Holocaust, it adds insult to those who suffered involuntarily by taking away their life—robbing Jewish people and victims alike of their past and their future. Remembrance and truths about the past affects how the society grows and change because we become more understanding. When deniers intentionally deny or distort the truths, it takes the very fact about the victim’s life away, and ultimately we do not learn. Despite the murder of millions of Jews and other victims impending evidences on the Holocaust, former Nazis spread lies that it never occurred. From the start, the Holocaust was a secret only within Nazi Germany. The Germans mostly communicated

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