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Current Forms of Manifestation of Holocaust Distortion: Group 2

Group 2

  • Gross minimization of the number of victims of the Holocaust in contradiction of reliable sources:

Asserting that the number of victims was several millions less than the accepted figure of approximately six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices. (Scholarly estimates have ranged from 5.3–6.2 million victims, with 5.7 million as the accepted figure by most experts in the field.1]

  • Attempts to blame Jewish people for causing their own genocide:

Claiming that Jews somehow deserved or provoked their fate through their behavior.

Claiming that Jews were actively complicit in the Holocaust, in order to use it to gain a national state.

1 IHRA Recommendations for Policy and Decision Makers: Recognizing and Countering Holocaust Distortion, p. 17, 2022.