Historian Raul Hilberg acknowledges that there were reports about Nazi atrocities that later proved to be false. For example, the Nazis did not make human soap, nor did they kill victims by electrocution or diesel exhaust. “All of these rumors were circulating in 1942, and we have to separate rumors that were not the truth from the truth,” says Hilberg.
“The fact of the matter is that the average person does not understand it. He is not Jewish and does not know anyone who lost someone in the Holocaust. So a lot of people will shrug off the numbers and say this isn’t right or this can’t be right.”
Source: BY STEWART AIN
Stewart Ain is a staff writer for the Jewish Week.
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