Sunday, August 19, 2007

ITS and Historical Accuracy

Another report on the slow but certain process of transferring copies of the International Tracing Service to Jerusalem and Washington.

The part that I found mildly amusing for the way it spouts historical non-truth as if we all know it's truth, is the sentence that enumerates the number of people killed by the Nazis: 6 million Jews, it says, and "millions of homosexuals, gypsies, political opponents and others".

The historical truth is that it was hundreds of thousands of Gypsies (nowadays they're called Sinti and Roma), a much smaller number of political opponents, an even smaller number of homosexuals... but also many millions of Slavs of various categories, well above the 6 million dead Jews. Funny how they don't manage to penetrate the historical consciousness in the West.

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