Yes, Holocaust Deniers are laughed at. There is no motive for that which I can think of other than that their arguments are laughable within a scholarly context.And that folks, is all the Holocaust supporters have going for them. Go ahead, mock the revisionists, claim over and over again the no credible historian would say otherwise, etc. etc. Why is it that the Holocaust historians flee from debate every time the issue arises? Mostly because they make a fool out of themselves time after time. Contradictory stories and reconstructed "evidence" based on Soviet propaganda are all they have.
For example, if someone is in a PhD history program at a top University, lets say Princeton. And they attempt to present a written thesis supporting Holocaust Denial, they wouldn't be able to get away with it. In fact, the department head would probably place a call to the admissions people and try to find out how such a crack-pot got into the dept. in the first place.
I am not even an expert on the issue, but put me one-on-one in a room with a Holocaust "historian", and I will tear him to shreds (figuratively speaking). These people are the real jokes. Have we really reached the point where we no longer critically examine the authenticity of Soviet evidence?
The only way to defend their pretentious claims is silence the opposition. Refuse to discuss the issue, imprison the "deniers", stereotype them as white supremacists or Islamic fundamentalists, etc. Truth does not fear investigation!
Wow! Really? Really??
I'm not sure if you're being deliberately provocative, incredibly prideful and arrogant, or just plain young and stupid. Perhaps a combination of all of those. I could give you the benefit of the doubt and suggest you may just be talking (well, writing) tongue-in-cheek, but somehow I don't think so.
would like to provide some credible
evidence (see Marc1152's definition above) with references (plural, you notice), etc. that either the Holocaust did not happen, or if it did, that the numbers given for those who perished is grossly overstated and if so, by how much.
Oh, and by the way, if the Holocaust did happen, and the numbers are smaller than is given by a consensus (there's that naughty word again!) of credible, respected historians, lawyers, and survivors, does that somehow justify the death of a single victim, and somehow make it better? It saddens me to say that the tone of your posts suggests that it does.
As for you tearing to shreds ("figuratively speaking") a respected Holocaust historian, well....ROTFL