joachim neander wrote: But A's crime does not justify B's.
I certainly agree.
But I hope that we can also agree on the subject that all victims are equal, whoever it is. The fact that Jews made themselves "the chosen " victims whose suffering is somehow superior, unique and more important than any suffering of anybody else ever is rather disgusting. Millions of people were killed and suffered in the WWI and before that, millions of soldiers and civilians were killed during the WWII and millions of people were killed after the WWII. Yet we have been ad nauseum bombarded for 70 years, from all media, every day, how Jews suffered and how unique suffering in history that was. They got a country, high compensations , they became uncriticisable, untouchable, everything including their crimes is excused by The Holocaust. Their suffering became a compulsory world-wide religion and they managed to push laws that imprison anybody who dares to SAY something against it or does not fully believe it. It shows their total disregard for the victims of Communism, the victims of WWI and before that , of all non-Jewish victims of WWII and of millions of people killed all over this planet after the WWII up to this day.
There are only maybe 5 Jews in this whole planet who do not agree with it and they feel ashamed. One of them is an admirable person Norman Finkelstein who lost his job over it. He believes in the existence of gas chambers. I have no problem with it. This person has ETHICS and is not a coward.
When people point out how others than Jews suffered, it is not because they want to justify/excuse crime A with crime B. It is because they are sick and tired of the fact how other victims are totally overlooked and neglected. Jews suffered during the WWII but it was nothing "special" in history. It was 70 y. ago and it should be treated just like any other suffering of any other victims up to this day (we do not constantly hear about it do we). Lots of people have been killed up to this day and you can doubt any of it or doubt parts of it or whatever with the only exception- the Jewish Holocaust. If you touch that one , your career, your freedom and even your life is over.
I have many friends who believe in gas chambers but they are sick of how it has been constantly used for 70 years to push Jewish agenda and how the word antisemitism has been misused and unfairly used against everybody whom Jews do not like . it seems it will go on for centuries more.
and BTW I belong to a nation that was also allegedly planned to be exterminated by Nazis