Robert Cintino made an interesting comment on the TV show entitled “Hitler:The Monster” which was shown on the American Heroes Channel (AHC).
Begin quote from Cintino:
“There is no paper trail linking Adolf Hitler to the holocaust and this is an extraordinary thing in such a highly bureaucratic state that kept meticulous records of every single minor activity.”
End quote from Cintino
I wrote about this in an earlier blog post but I wanted to include an exact quote from the TV show, in this update on the subject.
Begin quote from my earlier blog post:
One interesting aspect of this series is that it addresses the issue of the fact that there is little or no evidence, in the written German records of the time period, that Hitler ordered the Holocaust. This idea was first brought to light by the research of David Irving, when he offered a cash bonus to anybody who could find a written order from Hitler regarding the Holocaust. Irving’s offer was considered a serious act of Holocaust Denial.
The show never mentions David Irving, nor introduces the topic of Holocaust denial. Yet, on the latest episode of the show, a whole group of Holocaust historians basically admitted that Irving was right. Maybe all these Historians should be put in jail; if they get a lawyer and try to defend themselves, their lawyer should be put in jail as well. They have, in part, vindicated the notorious Holocaust denier David Irving!
End quote from earlier blog post
Maybe we should let poor Cintino out of jail on probation. For one thing, he is a visiting professor at the United States Army War College.
Cintino is actually a very good writer and I have learned that he has written many good books on military history. You can follow the link below to read some of his comments about Stalingrad.
But I still think that, before David Irving, this would have been Holocaust denial: saying that Hitler did not order the Holocaust in writing.