I was told recently that the Holocaust was a myth, a lie, created to inspire a need to lead the world to invent the nation of Israel. Well, I told the person a vast number of true undoctored facts, told them how wrong the person was, and then explained that according to my DNA tests and biological records, I am very likely to be 1/4 Viennese Jew. The person unfollowed me on Twitter, and I blocked them, but, I suspect they were not about to talk to me any longer.
The slaughter of the Jews from across Europe did, in fact, happen. There are a vast number of records showing it, bodies, artifacts, and evidence for the event. People are welcome to lie to themselves whoever they wish. But when they think I should agree with their lunacy, well, fuck that, and while they are at it, fuck them.
The Holocaust happened and there are a vast number of works available to inform any reader, no matter their ethnic background, intelligence level, or age.
Aside from war history and text books, there are a vast number of psychological surveys and special accounts considering the role of outside companies and supposedly uninvolved countries in the machine of the Holocaust. The fact of the Holocaust can be found not just in the numbers of the dead, but in the nuance found in the numbers involved in the machinery used to exterminate the living. More than simple guns killed the Jews, and people doing the killing themselves were changed forever.
"James O’Barr and artist Jim Terry craft a harrowing story set in a concentration camp in 1945 Europe. The night train is being unloaded. And one of the passengers is making a return visit" The Crow is a comic about righteous revenge and death. This episode is found in a concentration camp, and it is extremely dark.
"The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in “drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust” (The New York Times).
Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek’s harrowing story of survival is woven into the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century’s grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us."
"In 1939, Yossel and his family were relocated by the Nazis to a special section of Warsaw “for their protection.” What no one knew, though, is that this was only the first step of a so-called “Final Solution” to try and wipe out the Jewish population. Yossel finds himself a pet artist for the Nazis who are entranced by his drawings of superheroes, but all will change when a face from Yossel’s past tells the inhabitants of the Warsaw Ghetto what is really happening in the outside world."