I have often wondered how anybody could deny the Holocaust when the evidence is so overwhelming. Especially for someone of my age whose parent’s contemporaries survived the camps, or were involved in their liberation. It was beyond belief that so many millions of people, of different languages, nationalities, creeds, many of them enemies, could be involved in a conspiracy of such accuracy, such consistency, worldwide, for so long.
It came to me this morning when I was thinking about something else. Leaving David Irvine (about whom more later) aside the main denyers of the Holocaust are Muslims. The people who brought us taqiyya, and the principle “War is Deception”. The people who consistently don’t tell us what is in the Koran. The people who insist that the Bible is corrupt, but who cannot tell us when pressed, who corrupted it, when, how, in what stages. Who cannot produce an incorrupt version, or a partially corrupted version, but who continue to insist that it is so.
If they believe that, they can believe anything. The “Holocaust never happened” is small beer compared to the deceptions they have practised for centuries. Lewis Carroll understood.
"I can't believe that!" said Alice.
"Can't you?" the queen said in a pitying tone. "Try again, draw a long breath, and shut your eyes."
Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said. "One can't believe impossible things."
"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
Back to David Irvine, from The Times:-
The British revisionist historian David Irving said today that he would plead guilty to criminal charges of denying the Holocaust, as he went on trial at a court in Vienna.
Mr Irving faces a maximum sentence of ten years in jail under strict Austrian laws making it an offence to publicly diminish, deny or justify the Holocaust. He has been held without bail since November on charges stemming from two speeches he made to Austrian rightwingers in 1989.
But, speaking to reporters as he was escorted into the courthouse, Mr Irving said that he was no longer questioning the deaths of millions of Jews in Nazi death camps during the Second World War.
"I am not a Holocaust denier. My views have changed," he said. "History is a constantly growing tree: the more you learn, the more documents are available, the more you learn, and I have learned a lot since 1989.
"Yes, there were gas chambers," Mr Irving added. "Millions of Jews died, there is no question. I don’t know the figures. I’m not an expert on the Holocaust."
“I’m not an expert on the Holocaust” he says! No, he knew nothing about it because he denied it existed. Because he denied it existed, he was in no position to learn about it. Still he has changed his tune now. One down. 1.2 billion to go.