And here we go again.....
An new holocaust study, isn't there a new one every other day, and always claiming more deaths, more atrocities and more reasons for Germans and the world to pay the jews more money.
The millions disappeared into a Nazi imprisonment and killing machine that covered a bloody swathe of Europe and appears to have been far more deadly than has been thought.
Up until now, the Holocaust is thought to have consumed between five and six million Jews, with an estimated further six million other people also murdered by the Nazi regime.
The new figures of 15 to 20 million, which have astonished some Holocaust historians, come after thirteen years of painstaking study at Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum. Historians at the museum brought together and studied the huge amount, and often disparate, files and research on the Holocaust.
"The results of our research are shocking," Geoffrey Megargee, the director of the study, told The Independent newspaper. "We are putting together numbers that no one ever compiled before, even for camp systems that have been fairly well researched - and many of them have not been."
While Auschwitz and the Warsaw Ghetto became infamous names linked to the system of mass killing, the museum found that they were just part of a extensive network that imprisoned and obliterated millions of lives.
As I have said on this story elsewhere if a jew was in an address before the war and not there after the war he was counted as a victim, regardless of truth or where he may actually have turned up -New York, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Miami.
So how do they get to this figure one might reasonably ask? Very simple.
If Schlomo was sent to Treblinka and then into the Russian hinterland but went via a local transit camp and then three of four other camps he would, by this new study, be counted at each camp and that's how 500,000 become 15m!