In the article "The Shoah: hope springs eternal" in the August 1989 issue of the American Atheist magazine Madalyn Murray O'Hair claimed:
"Although it is not generally reported, Auschwitz was simply, first, and foremost, a slave labor camp - and the labor provided was much needed by Farben, Krupp, et aI., for the war effort."
She claimed in the same article that "investigative and scholarly studies undertaken during the last fifty years", such as a book by the Holocaust denier Paul Rassinier, established that the total number of Jewish victims was between 1 and 1,5 million, adding, "[t]his is a far cry from an alleged 6,000,000", then elaborating on this point:
"Over and over again in the analysis of the situation, one compelling fact becomes clear. The Germans had nowhere near the train capacity to haul 6,000,000 people to concentration camp points. Had the Germans attempted to house, clothe, and feed 6,000,000 Jews plus millions of others, the activity would have paralyzed their military operations."
"The good news for the Jews of the world is that they did not lose as many of "the clan" as they had thought they lost. Central Europe was, substantially, cleared of Jews, but that was primarily through emigration. The high death rate, from starvation, in the camps during the last months of the war was due largely to the "Allied extermination policies." Perhaps that is why the United States continues to send Israel $6 billion a year as a gift; guilt has its obligation."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madalyn_M ... ust_denial
Full issue can be found here:
https://www.scribd.com/document/2545996 ... e-Aug-1989
I do take issue with her argument about 6 million brought to concentration camps, since the official story is that some of the 6 million were shot in the east, not brought to concentration camps. But this is an interesting bit of history nonetheless.