- The listing sought €199 for the bar of soap reportedly made from ‘fat’
- It was claimed victims of the Westerbork concentration camp in Holland
- The Nazis are believed to have experimented with the soap during the war
- SS leader Heinrich Himmler is reported to have stopped the experiments
Is the Holocaust best understood through fiction? That was the theme of a recent revue of Ruth Franklin’s novel, Higher Truth appearing on the Jewish internet journal Tablet. The revue provided a setting for an unlikely week-long exchange between Holocaust denier Michael Santomauro and me. I contacted Michael before submitting this article and he agreed to allow his name to appear but asked, “please reference me as a Holocaust Revisionist -and an amateur one at that.” A degree of humility that likely allowed for our extended discussion.
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