Revisionist Holocaust History
For Jews, World War II was all about the Holocaust. How many people died in the Soviet Union or Western Europe, or certainly in the Pacific doesn’t matter. All that matters in how many Jews died in the Holocaust. Even there, what’s important is only the Jews who died. They don’t care about the Poles, the Gypsies, the blacks, the gays, or any other groups who died in the German prison camps. Jews are attempting to rewrite history to support their view, and because of the single-mindedness of their effort, they are succeeding.
The latest shot in this Jewish war against honoring the Allies’ victory in World War II is Nicholas Berg’s “The Holocaust and the West German Historians.” According to the review in the Wall Street Journal, this book is something of an academic attack on West German historians for playing down the role of the Holocaust in their histories of World War II. Appropriately the reviewer, Brendan Simms, is somewhat critical of the book. He says:
Mr. Berg presents his case in a tone of polemical outrage, which occasionally jars in an academic narrative but seems excusable in light of the story he is telling.
Mr. Berg fails to acknowledge that German historians were engaged in not only a personal but also a national survival strategy. They were desperately seeking an intellectual and ethical basis upon which the German people could start again amid the wreckage of 1945.
My main complaint is that Jewish historians do not give enough credit to the Allies, Soviet, British and American, for their victory. As bad as the Holocaust was, life for Jews would have been worse if the Germans had won. I believe that the reason we have a World War II memorial on the Washington Mall is that history, led by Jewish historians, has been rewritten to downplay the Allied victory. WW II vets thought that their victory would be memorial enough, but as their victory became less praiseworthy, they eventually needed something concrete to memorialized their deeds.