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October 5, 2014

Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas wrote PhD thesis in which he denied the Holocaust

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:54 am

Just recently, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas spoke before the UN.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas at the UN (Click on photo to enlarge)

Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the UN (Click on photo to enlarge)

This quote is from a news article about the story, which you can read in full here:

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin) stooped to a new low in his accusations towards Israel when he addressed the U.N. last week, and his comments didn’t go unnoticed or unmentioned as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded at the U.N. with a scathing attack on the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s lies and slander.

Among other claims from Abbas were the offensive comments accusing the Jewish State of carrying out a systematic genocide of the Palestinian people, using Israel’s recent defensive war against Hamas as an example.

It is true that a large number of Palestinians were killed by Israeli retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip, with at least 50 percent of those being civilians, but those civilians were killed in almost all cases due to the fact they were cynically used by Hamas as human shields or had their homes used to store and launch rockets from.

What I didn’t realize, until now, is that Abbas is a “Holocaust denier” from way back.   Who knew?

This quote from the article tells about the doctoral thesis that Abbas wrote in 1982 and published in 1984:

Back in 1982 Abbas wrote a Holocaust denying doctorate, later published in 1984 which downgraded the number of Jews killed by Hitler and claimed Zionist collaboration with the Nazis.

Aptly entitled The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism, the paper claimed than less that one million Jews perished at the hands of the Nazis, mostly from disease and malnutrition, and claims “scientific study” proves there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz.

This quote from the news article explains what Abbas wrote in his doctoral thesis:

“…it is possible that the number of Jewish victims reached six million, but at the same time it is possible that the figure is much smaller–below one million.”

“The historian and author, Raoul Hilberg, thinks that the figure does not exceed 890,000.”

“It seems that the interest of the Zionist movement, however, is to inflate this figure so that their gains will be greater… This led them to emphasize this figure [six million] in order to gain the solidarity of international public opinion with Zionism.”

“A partnership was established between Hitler’s Nazis and the leadership of the Zionist movement… [the Zionists gave] permission to every racist in the world, led by Hitler and the Nazis, to treat Jews as they wish, so long as it guarantees immigration to Palestine.”

In 1998, when I visited the Auschwitz main camp, my private tour guide refused to take me to see the Auschwitz II camp, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau. She told me that, before he wrote his famous book, Raoul Hilberg had only seen the main camp on a half day tour, and if that was good enough for him, I didn’t need to see the Birkenau camp, which was all grown up in weeds at that time.

The Auschwitz main camp was the only camp that Hilberg ever saw before he wrote his book, so what does he know?

I had to hire a private tour guide and rent a taxi to get to the Auschitz-Birkeanu camp. My tour guide would not let me get off the road through the camp, but I saw enough to make me think: “Something wrong!”

I was immediately suspicious. You don’t need a 425 acre site, with a well-traveled road going past it, to kill people in gas  chambers. There must have been a better, more efficient, way to kill 6 million Jews.


  1. Raul Hilberg never put the “Holocaust” figure at 890,000. As far as I know, he always put it between 5 and 6 million. If Mahmoud Abbas indeed wrote that, his doctoral thesis must be a nice pile of garbage.

    Comment by hermie — October 5, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

  2. Have you ever visited Bergen-Belsen?, asked Christie.

    “No,” said Hilberg.

    Have you visited Buchenwald?, asked Christie.


    Have you visited Dachau?, asked Christie.

    “No, I have not visited — I can tell you, to save your questions,” said Hilberg, “I have visited only two camps… Auschwitz and Treblinka.” (4-771)

    Hilberg testified that there were three parts to Auschwitz, the first called Auschwitz, the second called Birkenau and the third called Monowitz. They were also sometimes called Auschwitz I, II and III. Hilberg had visited Auschwitz and Birkenau but not Monowitz. (4-771)

    Hilberg had visited Auschwitz and Birkenau once and Treblinka once in 1979 after he wrote his first book. (4-772)

    So you wrote a book about a place before you went there, suggested Christie.

    “I wrote a book on the basis of the documents,” said Hilberg, “…I did not write a book about the place. I wrote a book about an event in which a place is mentioned, albeit repeatedly.”

    Hilberg agreed that he had written about what happened in a place before he went there on the basis of what he had seen in documents. (4-773)

    So we agree, said Christie, that you wrote the book before you ever went to the place you were writing about?

    “That’s correct,” said Hilberg.

    When you went to Auschwitz once in 1979, how long did you stay there?, asked Christie.

    “One day,” said Hilberg.

    And to Birkenau?, asked Christie.

    “That was the same day.”

    And to Treblinka?

    “That was another day,” said Hilberg.

    Hilberg agreed that he had spent “something like” one day in Treblinka, and perhaps a half day in Auschwitz and a half day in Birkenau. (4-774)

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    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — October 5, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

  3. My tour guide would not let me get off the road through the camp,…

    You had an odd experience. I have been twice to Auschwitz, the first time by myself — as I recall, that was in 2003. It happened to be on Easter Sunday (I enjoy travelling in Poland at Easter — it is a very Catholic country, and has a nice atmosphere at Easter time). I happened to meet an English tourist and his wife at dinner the evening before — we agreed to walk to the Stammlager together the next morning. Later we rode a bus over to the Birkenau, and a very nice young polish woman — who spoke excellent English — showed us around. After that I was free to roam around anywhere I wished inside the camp, and did so for the next two hours or so. What I remember most was what great luck we had with the weather — an absolutely beautiful day for that time of year, warm, sunny.

    The second time was a few years later, with a friend who had never been. By that time I had already read a bit more about ‘Holocaust revisionism’, seen the David Cole video, etc, so I experienced the whole thing through different eyes.

    Comment by eah — October 5, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    • It was in 1998 that my tour guide would not let me get off the road through the camp. At that time, it was grown up in weeds, that were waist high. She told me that there were snakes in the weeds. In 2005, when I went back to Auschwitz, I walked around near the barracks, where the grass had been cut. I had to walk very carefully to avoid spraining an ankle because the ground was very uneven. I am glad that I didn’t walk through the weeds. Even if there were no snakes, I could have sprained an ankle on the uneven ground.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 5, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

  4. The accusation against Zionist leadership, to have cooperated with the Nazis, had been raised by the Communists, especially in the Prague Trial – 1952 – against Rudolf Slanski and other Communist leaders with Jewish ancestry.The same in the Moscow trial against phisians with jewish ancestry accused to have attempted to kill Stalin. So you can explain how Abu Mazen could submit at Moscow University a Doctorate Thesis denying the Holocaust. The Communists and all other leftists are not willing to admit that only the Treaty of August 26 1939 permitted Hitler to start WWII and the “actions” – mass executions, establishment of Ghettos, forced labor, etc. – against Polish Jews. After the Wannsee Conference, in order to hasten the extermination of Jews, the Gas Chambers started “operating,” code named the “special treatment” of Jews. Mr Abu Mazen should recall the good relationship between the Mufti El Husseini and Nazi Germany.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 5, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    • What does your (familiar) recitation have to do with Mahmoud Abbas (other than suggesting that he didn’t mention the well-known and -documented relationship between the Grand Mufti and the National Socialists)?

      And who/what is Abu Mazen? Relative of Abbas’s?

      If you want to deny things because the communists said them, you must proceed to deny all the essential elements of the Holocaust. They said THOSE things, too.

      Comment by Jett Rucker — October 5, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    • The support of Jews in Poland for the Soviet invasion of the east of the country was well known to officials in the British Foreign Office

      “As regards the present attitude of the Poles, and especially of those now in foreign countries, towards Jews and the Jewish question we must not forget that in September last the Jewish population in the provinces occupied by the U.S.S.R., notably in Eastern Galicia, with the exception of the wealthy Jews who had much property to lose, sided in the main with the Russian invaders.
      According to recent reports which have passed through my hands the Jews in those parts of Poland are still the main support of the Bolshevik regime.”

      – Savery to Makin, April 25, 1940, in UK NA: FO 371/24481, C6231.

      “My own view is substantially the same as Mr. Savery’s. The Jews behaviour in Poland during the Russian advance must clearly have caused a feeling of animosity in Army circles which I think justified.”

      – Harrison to Makin, May 6, 1940, in UK NA: FO 371/24481, C6231.

      Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — October 5, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

      • The Jews clearly prefered the Russian Army and not the Nazi one. Some of my relative in wInter 1939-40 had been displaced to Alma Ata, certainly not an extermination camp where they survived.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 7, 2014 @ 1:30 am

    • The Nazi-Zionist “cooperation” was more some kind of bullying from Zionist leaders than any real cooperation. After starting a massive international boycott on German goods, Zionists offered the Nazis to stop the boycott which would have prevented Germany from recovering if it had been maintained for years. Germany’s economy was based on exports and imports. Nobody ignored that. The Nazi leaders knew that they couldn’t have faced a large boycott by the powerful international clique of shopkeepers if the Zionist boycott on German goods had ruined all their efforts to improve the economic conditions in Germany. And the Nazi regime couldn’t have survived for a very long time if the Nazis had failed to improve the economic status of their citizens very quickly. Germany’s economic status was so bad in Germany before the Nazis came to power that the Germans wouldn’t have tolerated any failure of the National Socialist economic policies. That was something the Nazis couldn’t afford. The Ha’avara agreement came in those conditions. With a Zionist gun on the Nazis’ head…

      Comment by hermie — October 5, 2014 @ 4:38 pm

      • Dear Hermie! The Jews by no way could obtain an international boycot of German goods. The Zionists obtained in 1933 that German Jews emigrating to Palestine had been allowed to carry German products of RM 20.000 value. Minister Schacht – Finance and Economy – thought that this allowance could be a promotion. That agreement lasted unitl 1937 as Hitler considered the possible alliance with Arab nationalism and on the other side had strenghtened the racist rules.On the other hand from 1933 on the Nazis had been an internationally accepted goverment – passports or so hold the svastika – whose officials could decide on requests of allowance for emigrations. Clear? Regards. Wolf.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 7, 2014 @ 1:45 am

        • Mr. Murmelstein, I know that you are highly educated and very knowledgeable, but you are wrong about the Jews not being able to perpetrate “an international boycott of German goods.”

          The “Jewish boycott of German goods” is so well known that it even has it’s own Wikipedia entry:

          I expect that Geico will soon have a TV ad, featuring the Jewish boycott of German goods. In the ad, someone will say, “Well, did you know that the Jews boycotted German goods in 1933?”

          Comment by furtherglory — October 7, 2014 @ 6:28 am

        • Yeah, Wolfie. Jews are an insignificant powerless little community without any influence on economics, politics and media. That’s why they were able to drag America into WW1 (Chaim Weizmann openly admitted that when dealing with Churchill during WW2) and push for WW2 from America & Britain in the 1930s (as Chamberlain noted and told Forrestal in 1945). That’s also why nobody is allowed to critize them without going through a certain social death or worse (see Voltaire’s quote about the people which nobody is allowed to critize). You’ve just annihilated the little credibility you could still have, Wolfie.

          Comment by hermie — October 8, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

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