Sunday, 16 May 2010

Mike Rivero - more Holocaust denial

Rivero is again trotting out lies about the Holocaust and the International Red Cross.

Rivero quotes and links to Holocaust denial at, which claims
No Evidence Of Genocide

Of course this is simply untrue:
The ICRC report is very clear regarding Nazi atrocities; for instance, in page 641 of vol. 1, the report states that the Jews were "outcasts condemned by rigid racial legislation to suffer tyranny, persecution, and systematic extermination".

It goes on to say "they were penned into concentration camps and ghettos, recruited for forced labor, subjected to grave brutalities and sent to death camps". Another verbatim quote is the following (in the same page):

"During the period in September 1940, when the 'Iron Guard' supported by the Gestapo and the German SS had seized power, the Jews had been subjected to persecution and deported to death camps".

and from vol. 2, page 514

"In Germany and her satellite countries, the lot of the civilians belonging to this group was by far the worst. Subjected as they were to a discriminatory regime, which aimed more or less openly at their extermination, they were unable to procure the necessities of life".

The report includes more references to the policy of extermination the Nazis adopted with regard to the Jews.

The deniers often make the preposterous claim that the ICRC estimated the number of Jewish losses during WW2 as far less than 6 million. This claim has no foundation in reality. In 22 August 1975, the central office of the ICRC announced, regarding such assertions, that -

"The figures cited by the author of the booklet are based upon statistics falsely attributed to us, evidently for the purpose of giving them credibility, despite the fact that we never publish information of this kind".

(The booklet in question was published in 1974 by Richard Verrall, the editor of the publication of the neofascist "National Front". Verrall used the name "Richard Harwood". It contains the same lies about the ICRC report which are currently repeated by Holocaust deniers).

The ICRC explicitly stated that it never published nor compiled any such statistics. All references to such statistics are lies.

-Danny Keren.
Compare that to these lies which Rivero publicises repeatedly:
"the delegates of the International Red Cross found no evidence whatever at the camps in Axis occupied Europe of a deliberate policy to exterminate the Jews. ..... [the Red Cross's] complete silence on the subject of planned extermination is ample refutation of the Six Million legend."

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