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November 3, 2012

Jewish population in Israel will soon reach 6 million

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 1:04 pm

In an article which you can read in full here, I learned that the number of Jews in Israel will soon reach the number of 6 million, the number of Jews that were killed in the Holocaust.

This quote is from the article:

Sometime this year, or early next, Israel’s Jewish population will reach six million. It is close: 5.975 million, according to the Israeli government’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

The figure has not been marked in any ceremony, it is simply a number in a routine publication released by the organization’s statisticians. In some respects six million is just a number—after all, no one knows precisely how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust. And taking into account its 1.6 million Arab minority and some foreign workers, Israel’s overall population is already more than seven million. What’s more, if the diaspora is included, there are 13.5 million Jews worldwide. But like dates and anniversaries, the six-million figure has become as embedded in the popular culture of Jews in Israel and in the diaspora as the phrase “never again,” adding considerable significance to this looming demographic milestone. The Holocaust is slowly passing from living to historical memory, as only about 200,000 survivors are left in Israel. Last year, 12,000 died. Yet, as it slips into the past and becomes part of a particularly bloody century, the Holocaust is more remembered and commemorated than ever before.

What makes this perhaps more significant is that in the years after the war, the survivors were virtually ignored in the young state, said Robert Jan van Pelt, a Holocaust historian and professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Thanks to the survivors sharing their stories with friends and relatives in their new communities, their experiences were passed on and gradually became part of Israeli public consciousness, he said.

I was surprised to read in this article that there are only 13.5 million Jews world wide today.

This quote is from the Nizkor website:

Authors: Annie Alpert, John Morris In August of 1997, an author identifying himself as Bob Djurdjevic, the founder of “Truth in Media,” included the following paragraph in a letter to The Arizona Republic:

“The World Almanac for 1940 gives the world’s Jewish population as 15,319,359. The World Almanac for 1949 puts the number of Jews in the world at 15,713,638.

“If the World Almanac figures are correct, “the world’s Jewish population did not decrease in the war decade, but showed a small increase.”

The 1949 figure offered by Mr. Djurdjevic was, as you’re about to see, an outright lie, as was the conclusion drawn.

When citing the World Almanac as a source for data “proving” that there was no Jewish population decline during World War II, Holocaust deniers are simply propagating one of the standard denier myths that has recurred regularly for more than a decade.

The Nizkor website is an anti-revisionist website. Note that Nizkor is disputing the number of Jews in 1949.  How could there be an increase in the number of Jews, after the war, when 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, including 1.5 million children?

This quote is from a revisionist blog which quotes figures from the 1934 World Almanac and the 1948 World Almanac:

The 1934 World Almanac notes the following pre-WWII populations of Christians and jews:

Christians 682,400,000

jews 15,315,000

In 1948, after WWII, the 1949 World Almanac notes the following populations:

Christians 592,406,542

jews 15,753,638

So which side is right about the world population of Jews before and after the Holocaust?  Note that the number of Christians decreased during World War II.

Perhaps this quote from the news article about the Jewish population of Israel will help people to make up their minds with regard to stories told about the Holocaust:

Survivors such as Freddie Knoller, 91, have dedicated a large part of their lives to testifying against what happened to them during the Holocaust when approximately six million Jews were murdered.


Knoller’s parents died in Auschwitz, he survived Nazi-occupied France, and he watched prisoners eat dead bodies to stay alive in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

I’ve seen lots of photos of the prisoners who died in the typhus epidemic at Bergen-Belsen, but most of the bodies do not look as if they had been eaten.

Did the prisoners have knives suitable for carving the flesh from dead bodies?  Did the prisoners cook the meat from the dead bodies, or did they eat it raw?  Does eating flesh from a diseased body cause a person to get sick?  There were 13,000 prisoners at Bergen-Belsen who died AFTER the British took over.  Allegedly, they died from eating too much rich food given to them by the British.  Did they really die from eating dead bodies?

The photos below show some of the dead bodies found at Bergen-Belsen when the camp was voluntarily turned over to the British on April 15, 1945.

British liberators of Bergen-Belsen used a bulldozer to shove diseased bodies into mass graves

The body in the foreground of this photo appears to have had flesh cut off the back

Mass graves were dug by the British at Bergen-Belsen after they took over the camp

German civilians were forced, at gunpoint, to load dead bodies into trucks at Bergen-Belsen


  1. Jewish prisoner getting cannibalized.

    WARNING, *Graphic*

    Comment by Eager For Answers — November 3, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

  2. “I myself have witnessed two or three hundred cases of cannibalism. I have seen ears cut off, cheeks cut off, parts of the shoulder cut off, parts of the back cut off and even parts of the sexual organs cut off. All the pieces which were cut off were only cut off out of hunger because the prisoners wanted to eat them raw immediately, or, if they could, cook it after and eat it then. I myself have seen several who had pieces of human flesh either in their pockets or in their small cooking utensils where they hoped to cook them later on.”

    Dr. Fritz Leo, Bergen-Belsen Trial Transcript – Sept 28, 1945

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — November 3, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

  3. Off topic FG, but as promised, proof David Irving accepts Jews were gassed at Auschwitz:

    Day 11, transcript p.140-141

    MR IRVING: If I can just summarise in two lines what my position was and always has been? I have never argued that there were probably gassings at Auschwitz — I have never disputed that, rather, that there were probably gassings on some scale or other, probably a limited scale at Auschwitz. What —-

    MR JUSTICE GRAY: A limited experimental basis, I think.

    MR IRVING: Well, I hesitate to use those words. I was going to concede to the second part of the sentence which is to say that what I have disputed is that there were factories of death, that it was a factory of death and that we heard at the beginning of this witness’s evidence that, in his view, most of the killing — today he said half the killing which was a reduction — 500,000 people in this one room; and my contention would be that if I can knock holes in that, then I do not really have to look at the rest of the allegations because I have never disputed the rest, my Lord, although we will very briefly look at Auschwitz 1 this afternoon before I cease this cross-examination.

    MR JUSTICE GRAY: Just so that again I am clear because my recollection is that you said something a little bit different maybe earlier on, you accept that there were gassings of humans —-

    MR IRVING: Yes.

    MR JUSTICE GRAY: — at Auschwitz —-

    MR IRVING: Yes.

    MR JUSTICE GRAY: — on a limited basis and not involving gas vans or anything of that kind?

    MR IRVING: Not involving gas vans, no, my Lord.

    MR JUSTICE GRAY: Right. That is clear. Thank you very much.

    MR IRVING: I do not think that it can be said that I have disputed that within any material time that is material to this action, but what I have most strenuously disputed is the notion that Auschwitz was a factory of death which we have narrowed down, as far as I am concerned, to this one building because this witness, as the outstanding expert on Auschwitz and the Holocaust, has said that most of it happened in this one building, 500,000 people. This is the Holiest of Holy sites. This is the geocentre of the atlas of the atrocities.

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — November 3, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    • ” I have never argued that there were probably gassings at Auschwitz — I have never disputed that, rather, that there were probably gassings on some scale or other, probably a limited scale at Auschwitz. What …. ”
      Well that summarises neatly why Irving lost. Remember he was acting for himself and he faced a team of experienced lawyers . To admit to giving credence to hearsay in a court of law indicates that the rest of your views on the Holocaust cannot be taken seriously. This doesn’t take away the value of a lot of his original work and research but he was the author to some degree of his own downfall.

      Comment by Pete — November 3, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

  4. There are very strict Talmudic laws forbidding Jews to even count their number. Let alone telling the goyyim of the figure!

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — November 3, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

  5. I always treat these figures with skepticism . Growing up in England I met many who had one parent who was Jewish and they were being brought up as Anglicans. Probably about 10 % of fellow students when you enquired had one Jewish parent. This was by the way far from metropolitan London. This would account for some hundreds of thousands of the missing I am sure.

    Comment by Pete — November 3, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

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