The holocaust was one of the most horrific and terrifying events the world has ever known. The systematic destruction of millions occurred simply because of their race and heritage. Women and children were sent to gas chambers and died helplessly while they took their final “shower”. How could one deny these monstrosities that took place? How could society accept the ignorance and racism that comes with denying the holocaust? Denial of this genocide is truly a crime in itself and it should be a criminal offense because it is racial discrimination, it is morally conflicting, and it could lead to a domino effect that could destroy future generations.
In the United States it is against the law to discriminate a person based on their race or color. How is denying the terrible thing that happened to the Jews not considered racial discrimination? It is a form of Anti-Semitism and, therefore it should be unlawful. Canadian author Pierre Burton said “Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.” If the United States is all about freedom and liberty, why is it still tolerating this racist act against the Jews?
Denying the Holocaust is the same as saying that the Rwandan genocide, or the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia never happened. The holocaust is an event that is very well documented and written. Most of the Holocaust Deniers refuse to believe documents such as the Diary of Anne Frank. They are blind to what is clearly in front of them. Most accuse the Jews for making these things up. Avid Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson said "The alleged Hitlerian gas chambers and the alleged genocide of the Jews form one and the same historical lie, which permitted a gigantic financial swindle whose chief beneficiaries have been the State of Israel and international Zionism, and whose main victims have been the German people and the Palestinian people as a whole." This man and his twisted ideas accuse the Jews of making the Holocaust all up to benefit them. These ideals are ignorant and blind to the truth of six million deaths at the hands of the Nazi’s. It is ludicrous to believe that the Jews would fake the genocide of their own people for the creation of Israel. These accusations towards the Jews are hateful and highly Anti-Semitic.
Denial of the Holocaust is also morally wrong. If it is continued, the world will go down a path of moral iniquity and eventually have no moral standards at all. The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, once said “When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.” If there is no action to stop this denial of the Holocaust, people’s standards, or even more, their judgments will be poisoned.
Over time the lack of understanding of the holocaust can turn into something much bigger than just a few people claiming that it never happened. The effects will be much more devastating...