1) You had high-up people believing a horrible thing happened, but it turns out it didn't happen.
2) "Holocaust denial" and "pre school satanic sexual abuse" are both topics so awful to the public that people have a hard time thinking logically. "Denouncing" "condemning" are bigger aspects than logical thinking.
3) Hysteria that is media driven.
4) Both feature bizarre allegations
Chip Smith makes reference to Samuel Crowell's free online book Gas Chamber of Sherlock Holmes, which puts for a mass hysteria, paranoia type explanation for how the holocaust myth came about.
"Wenatchee Sex Ring"; Satanic Ritual Abuse" "McMartin Preschool" are all interesting articles on Wikipedia that really could tie into the holocaust myth and Samuel Crowell's ideas.
Eleven out of the thirteen jurors who remained by the end of the trial voted to acquit Buckey of the charges; the refusal of the remaining two to vote for a not guilty verdict resulted in the deadlock. The media overwhelmingly focused on the two jurors who voted guilty at the expense of those who believed Buckey was not guilty.