Something I just read in Slate.


But [Holocaust] denial can also take the form of relativization—saying that, yes, the Nazis killed Jews, but the killings of Gypsies, Poles, and Jehovah’s Witnesses were just as bad.

Huh, I did not know that. This makes me think that Holocaust denialism is probably a much more mainstream (not to mention more reasonable) phenomenon than I realized. Take a look at this wikipedia entry, for example:

The Porajmos (also Porrajmos, literally, Devouring in some dialects of the Romani language) is a term considered to be coined by the Romani people to describe attempts by the regime in Nazi Germany to exterminate most of the Romani peoples of Europe as part of the Holocaust.

The phenomenon has been little studied and largely overshadowed by the Shoah (the Hebrew term for the Nazi campaign to exterminate Jews). Other aspects of the Holocaust included the Nazi campaign against people with disabilities (see Action T4), and the slavery of Polish people in concentration camps.

Blatant Holocaust Denialism right here, and nobody seems to care.

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