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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:40 AM

Comment: Online Holocaust denial is a real threat to the Jewish community

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Though many take this moment to reflect upon the atrocities faced by Jewish people during WWII, the day is marred by the still very active Holocaust denial movement.

More than 60 million people were killed during the Second World War, of which nearly seven million were Jewish.

Yet online there are commenters who deny it ever happened at all.

William Allington, a PhD Candidate in Jewish Civilisation at the University of Sydney, has focused his study on the nature of Holocaust denial, especially its modern online forms.

"Holocaust denial is the denial of the plan to exterminate the Jews, the denial of the machinery, the gas chambers, and the demographic data proving the exetermination of Jews in the final solution," Mr Allington said.

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Holocaust survivors greet each other as they arrive to pay tribute to fallen comrades in Auschwitz. (Source: Janek Skarzynski/Getty Images)

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:44 AM

1. The Germans kept good records.

 

That alone tells us the Holocaust occurred.

Holocaust Deniers belong in their own special circle of Hell.

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 06:05 AM

4. Ike ordered it deliberately documented as much as possible

because he knew there was the distinct possibility of denial down the road.

Sad that later in life he let much of his presidency run on autopilot; many problems grew from that- but, he was a smart man.

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