Holocaust Encyclopedia Holocaust and Related Maps The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students This page is also available in: عربيArabic EspañolSpanish فارسیFarsi FrançaisFrench Bahasa IndonesiaIndonesian ItalianoItalian 日本語Japanese 한국어Korean Português (BR)Portuguese-Brazilian РусскийRussian TürkçeTurkish اُردوUrdu 简体中文Chinese COMBATING HOLOCAUST DENIAL: ORIGINS OF HOLOCAUST DENIAL Related Articles Related Links Comments How to cite this article Nazi policy did a great deal to facilitate denial of the Holocaust even as the killing operation unfolded across German-occupied Europe during World War II. The Holocaust was a state secret in Nazi Germany. The Germans wrote down as little as possible. Most of the killing orders were verbal, particularly at the highest levels. Hitler's order to kill Jews was issued only on a need-to-know basis. The Nazi leaders generally avoided detailed planning of killing operations, preferring to proceed in a systematic but often improvised manner. The Germans destroyed most documentation that did exist before the end of the war. The documents that survived and related directly to the killing program were virtually all classified and stamped “Geheime Reichssache” (Top Secret), requiring special handling and destruction to prevent capture by the enemy. Heinrich Himmler, Reich Leader of the SS and Chief of the German Police, said in a secret speech to SS generals in Posen in 1943 that the mass murder of the European Jews was a secret, never to be recorded. In order to hide the killing operation as much as possible from the uninitiated, Hitler ordered that the killings not be spoken of directly in German documentation or in public statements. Instead, the Germans used codenames and neutral-sounding terms for the killing process. In Nazi parlance, for example, “action” (Aktion) referred to a violent operation against Jewish (or other) civilians by German security forces; “resettlement to the East” (Umsiedlung nach dem Osten) referred to the forced deportation of Jewish civilians to killing centers in German-occupied Poland; and “special treatment” (Sonderbehandlung) meant killing
One of the most well-documented events in late history.
It really did happen, and there's evidence that backs it up. This "holocaust never happened" BS is merely a crazy conspiracy theory. I had once read the "Survival in Auschwitz" novel by Primo Levi (one of my favourite Italian authors), who was one of these prisoners, and it's pretty sad what they had to go through.
Of course. There is too much evidence and historical accounts to believe it didn't happen.
There's abundant evidence that the Holocaust happened.
Yes, the Holocaust did happen, and millions of people died during this event.
The evidence is there, and denying it denies the eyewitness accounts of this tradgedy.
Have you been to Auschwitz?
It's one of my favorite things about the 20th century.
Happened? Of course! 6 million? Bullshit, maybe 2-3 at high.
Which one?! The Iranian Holocaust? Or the Jewish one?! If you meant the Jewish one, I should tell you that it's a exaggeration of some sad events to justify Zionists' barbaric actions in Palestine. If you are looking for the true Holocaust, here you may find it: http://english.khamenei.ir/news/2197/8-10-million-Iranians-died-over-Great-Famine-caused-by-the-British