Kyle asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Is my friend a holocaust denier?

I have a friend that thinks only 300,000 jews died in ww2. Would that make him a holocaust denier. I don't know alot about it, but it seems low. I'm not familiar with the deniers ideas. I thought that the deniers say that no jews died, but then, when he said only 300,000 died. I thought maybe they don't say there weren't any deaths, only a lot less.


Alot of people seem to think, my friend doesn't exist. He is an American living abroad in S. Korea. I thought that deniers said there were no deaths, but I thought maybe they don't deny all of them, so I thought I would ask here. I tried to type our full text exchange (we use Skype because it's free)  but it went over on the character limit. Thank you to the people that answered seriously, and shame on the people that didn't. 

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  • snafu
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    What does your friend say about how they died?

    300,000/6mil - it was a systematic attempted destruction of a race on an industrial scale.  If he doesn’t acknowledge that, then yes he’s a Holocaust denier.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Many people deny the Holocaust because they Hate the Jews

    Here is a List of Death camps including the Ones in Germany read than ask how could the average German NOT Know

    If you want the Truth Read on Note the Gas chamber is still in Dachau

    The Holocaust usually refers to Nazi Germany where Hitler had 6 million Jews and 9 million other Civilians murdered in death camps Here are 22 Known Death camps please try and prove anyone was Not Or prove they never existed there were 25,000 camps in the Reich Transit camps Labor camps Prison camp and death camps Operation Reinhard Transit Camps: They Were Death Camps

    No Death camps No Cholera or Typhus or other decesed and 15 Million civilians would not have died

    1.Auschwitz–Birkenau, Poland 2.5 Million including 1.2 Million Jews Dr. Johann Kremer witnessing the gassing of victims at Birkenau

    2.Bełżec, Poland 600,000 Jews

    3.Bergen-Belsen, Nazi Germany 50,000 on Liberation day there was 13,000 corpses Not buried

    4.Chełmno, Nazi Germany 180,000

    5.Dachau, Nazi Germany 43,000 died

    6.Gross-Rosen, Poland 40,000

    7.Koldichevo, Belarus 22,000

    8.Majdanek, Poland 60,000

    9.Mauthausen, Austria 90,000

    10.Natzweiler/Struthof, France 20,000

    11.Neuengam, Nazi Germany 55,000

    12.Plaszow, Poland 80,000 most in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

    13.Sobibor, Poland 250,000, the majority being Jews.

    14.Stutthof, Danzig 65.000

    15.Theresienstadt, Czech Republic

    16.Treblinka, Poland 1,000,000 Jews Murdered here

    17.Sajmiste in Serbia, 23,000

    18. Logor Jasenovac in Serbia, 800.000

    19.Maly Trostenets in the USSR, 206,000

    20.Janowska, in Ukraine 40,000

    21.Gornija Rijeka 2,000

    22.Jasenovac was Croatia’s largest death camp.

    The worst in WW2 they Murdered some 700,000 serbs and the Bodies were thrown in the River Auschwitz, Majdanek, and Jasenovac were retrofitted with Zyklon-B gas chambers and crematoria buildings as the time went on, remaining operational until war's end in 1945 these were all the Camps in Croatia

    Jadovno concentration camp

    Jasenovac concentration camp

    Sisak children's concentration camp

    Stara  Gradiška concentration camp

    Lobor concentration camp

    Sajmiste concentration camp was run by the Germans

    Tenja concentration camp.

    These sites were used to test the best way of exterminating People and Zyclon B was chosen as the best all from their own Mouths and Documentation and those that refuse to believe need Psychiatric help or are Closet Nazis it was called Operation Reinhard the designer of the Final solution

    Bełżec 600,000 deaths

    Sobibór 250,000 deaths

    Treblinka 900,000 deaths

    Lublin/Majdanek 130,000 deaths

    All from the German Nazi records Poles 3 million +Yugoslavians 1.5 million +Gypsies 200,000 – 500,000Mentally/Physically Disabled 70,000- 250,000Homosexuals Tens of thousands Spanish Republicans Tens of thousands Jehovah's Witnesses 2,500 – 5,000Boy and Girl Scouts, Clergy, Communists, Czechs, Deportees, Greeks, Political Prisoners, Other POWs,  Resistance Fighters, Serbs, Socialists, Trade Unionists, Others Unknown

    The six million figure used in the Jewish death toll is an estimate for total lives lost. These Jewish lives were taken by a number of groups, not just Nazis.

    The six million figure includes Jewish lives lost in other countries as well, not just Germany, and by the various modes of killing, not just camp deaths. Ukrainian deaths were due to Russian and Nazi perpetrators alike, some killed on "acquired" German soil, others killed on Russian soil, some killed outright, others worked or starved to death.

    The total Murdered By the Nazis in WW2 was 15 Million including the 6 million Jews The Nazi Euthanasia Centre at Bernburg operated from 21 November 1940 to 30 July 1943 in a separate wing of the State Sanatorium and Mental Hospital Bernburg on the River Saale  It was one of several euthanasia centres run by the Nazis under their official "Euthanasia Programme", later referred to after the war as Action T4. A total of 9,384 sick and handicapped people from 33 welfare institutions and nursing homes as well as around 5,000 prisoners from six concentration camps were killed here in a gas chamber using carbon monoxide gas.Each extermination camp operated differently, yet each had designs for quick and efficient industrialized killing. While Höss was away on an official journey in late August 1941 his deputy, Karl Fritzsch, tested out an idea. At Auschwitz clothes infested with lice were treated with crystallised prussic acid.The crystals were made to order by the IG Farben/Standard Oil America Dupont chemicals company for which the brand name was Zyklon-B. Once released from their container, Zyklon-B crystals in the air released a lethal cyanide gas. Fritzch tried out the effect of Zyklon B on Soviet POWs, who were locked up in cells in the basement of the bunker for this experiment.Höss on his return was briefed and impressed with the results and this became the camp strategy for extermination as it was also to be at Majdanek. Besides gassing, the camp guards continued killing prisoners via mass shooting, starvation, torture The first period of operation in Belzec and Sobibor lasted about three months, in Treblinka five weeks. After this initial phase, those holding key positions in Operation Reinhard decided to introduce "improvements" into the camps so as to increase their extermination capacity. This decision was brought on by Himmler's order of July 19, 1942 that all the Jews in the General Government, with a few exceptions, were to be eradicated by the end of that year. The main problem was finding a way to speed up the extermination procedure, i.e., increasing the absorption capacity of the gas chambers. Belzec was the first camp in which large gas chambers were built. The old wooden structure containing the three gas chambers was demolished, and on the same spot a larger, strong building was erected, which was 24 m. Iong and 10 m. wide. It contained six gas chambers. Statements differ as to their size; they fluctuate between 4 x 4 m. and 4 x 8 m. The new gas chambers were completed in mid-July. (StA Munich 1, AZ: 22 Js 68/61, pp. 2602, 2613.)

    No Death camps No Cholera or Typhus  and is something we must never Forget

    Victims of Nazism included Slavs . Russians, Belarusians, Poles, Ukrainians and Serbs, Romanis (gipsies), French, Belgians, Dutch, Greeks, Italians LGBT people, lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender the mentally or physically Handicap Soviet POWs, Roman Catholics, Race defilers Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Muslims, Spanish Republicans, Freemasons, people of colour Afro-German Mischlinge, called leftists, communists, trade unionists, capitalists, social democrats, socialists, anarchists, and every other minority or dissident not considered Aryan (Herrenvolk, as well as those who disagreed with the Nazi regime and Jews wiki gives 6 million Jews and 11 million of the Others I have listedDeath camps in Germany all of these, had Gas chambers where they gassed those that opposed Hitler Bergen-Belsen, Nazi Germany 50,000 on Liberation day there was 13,000 corpses Not buried and was a Prison camp with No Gas chamber and no cans of Zyclon be were found?

    Chełmno, Nazi Germany 180,000 31 miles) north of the metropolitan city of Lodz

    Dachau, Nazi Germany 43,000 died 10 mi) northwest of Munich

    Neuengam, Nazi Germany 55,000

    Bergedorf district of Hamburg

    Stutthof, Danzig 65.000(21 mi) east of  DanzigMauthausen, Austria 90,000

    question why were the Prisoners of Bergen Belsen Not Fumigated with Zyclon B answer because it was a prison camp Not an extermination camp.

  • ree
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Historians, scholars, political scientists etc., the people most qualified to judge because they use facts for their convictions are all pretty satisfied w/ an estimated 6M Jews killed in the holocaust. Anyone who isn't satisfied w/ the estimate probably has an ulterior motive agenda. If they have a case that bears dispute, let's hear it. Otherwise, 'opinion only' is cheap. Anyone can say anything.

  • 2 months ago

    in  the holocaust it was common for 100,000 people in each camp to be killed each  day and there were hundreds of camps! 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yeah you have a "friend".

    What you are doing is minimising the Holocaust and, yes, that is tantamount to denial.

  • Steven
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    There is one known instance of Hitler just throwing all POWS in to a camp together under the Jewish umbrella.

    "In January 1940 there were 1,540 Catholics and 221 individuals of other Christian faith imprisoned in the Ghetto, including Jewish converts. It is estimated that at the time of closure of the ghetto there were around 2,000 Christians, and number possibly rose eventually to over 5,000. Many of these people considered themselves Polish, but due to Nazi racial criteria they were classified by German authorities as Jewish.[37][38]". .

    Whilst that hardly brings the 6 million toll down by anything less, the only question would be, if he done it with the Warsaw ghetto, did he do this with all camps?

    But the numbers of Jews killed would still be high.

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  • 2 months ago

    The estimated total of Jewish deaths in the Holocaust is around 6 million with another 5 million victims of various other groups like Slavs, Gypsies, people with disabilities, and anyone else whom the Nazi deemed undesirable. 

    I’d say your friend is a Holocaust diminisher rather than denier.

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