I'm not saying I believe the counterpoints that I've offered here, I'm just playing Devil's Advocate. However, I will say this:
If you believe that the absolute truth is the Party-Line History book version of the Holocaust, you're either Naive, a Shill or deliberately Ignorant.
I believe the many video statements made by both:
- survivors of the camps
- Allied soldiers (both Soviet as well as Western allied soldiers) who witnessed the camps during liberation or as prisoners themselves (especially airmen shot down were in danger of being sent to the concentration camps
- German guards who confessed on video (recently) and come clean
I believe in the official documents from the Germans about orders of Zyklon B etc., the number of Jewish prisoners transported (without killing them, the numbers could never have been kept in the camps).
I believe in the photo's and films taken not only by the allies, but by Germans as well, showing the treatment of Jewish people.
But most of all, I believe the stories and experiences I have heard from holocaust survivers myself.
It might be hard to believe that something like this really happened for you people in the USA. But here in mainland Europe proof of this is still everywhere around.