One of the most misunderstood historical events, the Jewish holocaust of World War II is a fascinating and complex subject, as well as a political hot potato.
How much do you really know about the holocaust?
Question 1 of 10
Approximately six million Jews were systematically exterminated in German controlled concentration camps throughout Europe during World War II.
Answer 1 of 10
The six million figure is a Jewish symbolic figure that can be traced back decades before the start of the Second World War in 1939. This figure is no longer supported by any creditable historian.
It had once been claimed that approximately four million people were put to death “at the hands of the Nazi murders” at Auschwitz alone. Polish historians have since reduced this figure to approximately one million and this includes all deaths from all causes, natural or otherwise. Similarly, death tolls were drastically lowered for other camps as well. Though the actual number of Jews who died in concentration camps is difficult to determine, it is clearly a tiny fraction of the six million figure and there is relevant evidence to suggest it is substantially less than one million. It must also be considered that Jews who died in areas controlled by the Germans, regardless of the cause of death, were often listed as victims of the holocaust.
Despite the drastic reduction in deaths by mainstream historians, the erroneous six million figure is still promoted by the mainstream media and other influential institutions. Even Wikipedia still uses the six million figure.
Question 2 of 10
The Nazis used fat from the bodies dead Jews to manufacture soap and tattooed skin to make lampshades.
Answer 2 of 10
“It’s a general conception that the Nazis manufactured soap,” says [Michael] Berenbaum [author of The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum], who was project manager for the USHMM before it opened in 1993 and headed the museum’s research institute until 1997. “But those of us working in this area have not used it as an example [of Nazi atrocity] in the last 10 to 15 years. We don’t have any evidence that the Nazis actually manufactured soap with human bodies.”
Malicious claims of shrunken heads, lampshades made from human skin, Jews being locked in cages with an eagle and a bear, soap made from human fat, as well as a plethora of others, have been so thoroughly debunked that they are no longer supported by any serious historian, yet some of these claims are still regurgitated by many mainstream institutions, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Nevertheless, it was claims such as these, as well as confessions produced through the application of brutal torture, that were used to convict the German “war criminals” during the Nuremberg and Dachau Tribunals.
The human soap fallacy first appeared during the First World War and was debunked then as well. No human skin lampshade has ever been found and the lampshade alleged to have been made from human skin which was discovered in the home of Ilse Koch at Buchenwald was proven to have been made from animal skin, which comes as no surprise given there was a factory near the camp that produced lampshades from animal skins.
The shrunken heads of Jews that were displayed for all the world to see as part of a U.S.military psychological warfare operation apparently vanished when the Nuremberg Tribunals began, along with other alleged evidence which was used to turn public opinion against Germany.
There is simply no credible evidence to support that the Germans ever manufactured anything from the human remains of camp inmates.
Question 3 of 10
Which of the following images are forgeries? (click an image to enlarge it)
All of the above images are forgeries. As part of the propaganda campaign to demonize the German people, the Soviets and others forged many photographs which are still used to represent the holocaust today. (click an image to enlarge it)