February 19, 2007

Want to deny the Holocaust?

At the Nuremberg trials, a witness reported Adolf Eichmann's defiant boast: "I will leap into my grave laughing because the feeling that I have 5,000,000 human beings on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction."

Even Eichmann did not deny the Holocaust, nor did he deny the enormous number of 5,000,000, recalling the Jews he helped kill, as chief of the Gestapo's Jewish Section, where he drew up the lists of names, marshaled the freight cars that carried the victims to the camps, perfected the methods of slaughter—finally settling on "Zyklon B" as the gas that was fastest and cheapest.