For example, the official Yad Vashem website states "Yad Vashem has identified two-thirds of the Jews murdered in the Holocaust". NPR states "The names...represent two-thirds of the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust". The Washington Post headline reads "Two-thirds of Jews killed in Holocaust identified". Nearly every media outlet seems to hold out hope that it will reach six million.
Shouldn't at least somebody be relieved at the possibility that it might be less than six million? If, for example, an initial estimate of an earthquake death toll was 5,000, and it turned out only 3,000 were lost, rational people would be relieved that the death toll was less. Why is the Holocaust so much different?
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Shekels. Lots of shekels. In his book entitled "The Holocaust Industry", Norman Finkelstein, himself the son of two Holocaust survivors, deplores the Holocaust industry’s corruption of history and memory in the service of an extortion racket. Although leftist critics claim that he has made common cause with the Right, they seem not to have noticed the company they’re keeping, which he describes as "a repellent gang of plutocrats, hoodlums and hucksters as well as egregious apologists for American and Israeli power".
Yad Vashem states that during the past decade (2001-2010), they succeeded in adding about 1.5 million victims' names to the Names Database, increasing by some 60% the information they had. In 2004, Yad Vashem launched the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names onto its website, with 3 million names. At the same time, a new 11th hour project to recover unknown names was initiated. Names are recovered via Pages of Testimony, special forms filled out in memory of the victims by people who remember them, and by combing archival lists and documentation for names. Of the 4 million names currently known, some 2.2 million (about 55%) come from Pages of Testimony and the remainder from various archival sources and postwar commemoration projects.
Of course, they could get the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help find the missing names; the LDS Church has experience in that sort of thing. But wait a minute! I almost forgot; the Holocaust lobby cut off that option. You see, when the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors found out in 1995 that the LDS Church was performing vicarious baptism ceremonies for dead Holocaust Jews, they blew a gasket. They launched a 15-year persecution campaign against the Church. Finally, the LDS Church agreed to allow members to perform vicarious baptisms only for Holocaust Jews in their immediate family lines. Then in April 2010, Abe Foxman of the ADL visited Utah and snuggled up with six members of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Sound familiar? One Jewish group creates a problem, then at the "right time", another Jewish group just happens to appear to become the "honest broker" to resolve the problem. Control both ends of the debate.
Nevertheless, four million is a realistic number. To claim much less would subject us to charges of "Holocaust denial". We don't deny that a Holocaust occurred; instead, we maintain that it was the most exaggerated event of the twentieth century. There is a fine line between Holocaust revisionism and Holocaust denial; we marginalize ourselves with the greater public if we cross it.
Besides, when Black girls are beating up on White girls aboard city buses, a 65-year-old Holocaust quickly becomes a secondary concern.