Saturday, July 2, 2011

Holocaust ignoring, holocaust denial

This site is dedicated to exposing holocaust commission, genocide commission, holocaust ignoring, genocide ignoring, holocaust minimization, genocide minimization, holocaust denial, and genocide denial.

Holocaust in general involves the death of large numbers of people. Examples include the WW2 Bengali Holocaust (the first WW2 atrocity to be described as a holocaust per se, by N.G. Jog in 1944 in his book "Churchill's Blind-Spot: India", New Book Company, Bombay; 6-7 million Indians were starved to death under the British in the 1943-1945 Bengal Famine) and the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (Shoah; 5-6 million victims, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) which was part of the WW2 European theatre Holocaust in general (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed).

A clarifying distinction must be made here between "Holocaust denial" (a term commonly very loosely and confusingly applied to alleged denial or minimization of aspects of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust or Shoah) and the general term "holocaust denial" applying to denial of this or of other holocausts. Thus the unfortunately very widespread use of the term "holocaust" to apply solely to the Shoa and not to the WW2 Holocaust of which the Shoa was a part or indeed to other holocausts is an example in itself of "holocaust denial", "holocaust minimization" and "holocaust ignoring".

Genocide is defined legally by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention (see: ) which states that “In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”

Holocaust or genocide ignoring is far, far worse than holocaust or genocide denial or minimization. Thus holocaust or genocide denial or minimization is active and invites scholarly research and discussion whereas holocaust or genocide ignoring (e.g. most notoriously by Mainstream media, politicians and academics in relation to Western-complicit non-Jewish holocausts) is passive and simply blocks public perception and hence public discussion.

Holocaust or genocide denial, minimization or ignoring is wrong and utterly repugnant for 3 major reasons: (1) it is falsehood; (2) it is profoundly offensive to the memory of the victims, survivors of such atrocities, their loved ones and indeed to all of decent humanity; and (3) it increases the probability of repetition of such awful crimes – history ignored yields history repeated.

Notwithstanding the offensiveness of holocaust or genocide denial, minimization or ignoring, the vital importance of free speech and of science-based scholarly research argue against punitive criminalization of such acts (e.g. in relation to the Jewish Holocaust or the Armenian Genocide in some Western European countries). Such punitive criminalization has alarmed academics and others who believe that it punishes free speech and potentially constrains critical scholarly research into horrendous crimes against humanity (e.g. there have been many holocausts and genocides and scholars in these areas may differ in quantitative assessments and may only concern themselves with particular holocausts in their writings).

In contrast, “no-penalty criminalization of holocaust or genocide denial, minimization or ignoring" could be useful in that it exposes, arraigns, tries and convicts "holocaust deniers" and "genocide deniers" – but preserves free speech and scholarly freedom by applying no penalty other than the ignominy and public disgrace of transparent, public, judicial conviction for the crime of holocaust or genocide denial, minimization or ignoring (see

Gideon Polya, “Genocide denial - no-penalty criminalization required now”, MWC News, February 2007: ).

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