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June 25, 2015

Watch what you write on Facebook, lest you go to prison for two years

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:06 am

I have just learned, from this news article, that a modern-day “Nazi” has been sentenced to TWO years in prison in France, although the law in France only allows for ONE year in prison for Holocaust denial.

The following quote is from the news article:

A criminal court in Normandy has sentenced French Nazi ideologue Vincent Reynouard to two years in jail for denying the Holocaust in Facebook postings.

Although Mark Zuckerberg officially allows Holocaust denial on Facebook, and Facebook even has a Holocaust page, the law in France does not allow Holocaust denial anywhere.

This quote is also from the news article:

Mr. Collet, who attended the trial, said Mr. Reynouard argued in court that his goal is the “rehabilitation of national socialism.” He has inundated YouTube with more than 120 videos. In one 44-minute video, Mr. Reynouard criticizes Mr. Collet’s commemorations for failing to take into account the French civilians who died in the Allied invasion. More controversially, Mr. Reynouard adds there is “no proof” that the gas chambers ever existed.

I am not a fan of Mr. Reynouard. I think that he has made many minor mistakes, and that he has not studied the Holocaust enough to be an expert. He is entitled to his opinion — but not in France. He should come to America, where he can say anything he wants, at least for now.

My photo of the inside of the church at Oradour-sur-Glane

My photo of the inside of the church at Oradour-sur-Glane

I disagree with Mr. Reynouard on the subject of Oradour-sur-Glane.

Many years ago, I wrote on my website about his conclusions regarding Oradour-sur-Glane, compared to my conclusions:  http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Oradour-sur-Glane/Story/VincentReynouard.html

In the article on my website, I was playing Devil’s Advocate. I agree with Reynouard, except for a few details that he got wrong.

This quote is also from the news article:

Mr. Reynouard was convicted in France in 2007 for Holocaust denial, or négationnisme, and went to prison in 2010 to serve a one-year sentence. His incarceration attracted some attention at the time. Hundreds signed a petition to press for his release and the repeal of the French law banning the denial of crimes against humanity.

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Mr. Reynouard, a former mathematics teacher who was sacked by the French Education Ministry for his views in 1997, has also sparked controversy in Belgium. A court in Brussels sentenced him to a one-year jail term in 2008 for “denying the genocide committed by the German national-socialist regime.” The sentence was confirmed by a court of appeal in 2011.

August 20, 2011

Real Holocaust deniers don’t use Facebook

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:29 am

I have heard so much about Holocaust denial now being allowed on Facebook that I finally decided to check it out.  This wordpress blog gives some links to the Facebook pages that are supposedly Holocaust denial.   I checked out some of the so-called Holocaust denial on Facebook and I did not see anything worth reading.  I don’t understand what the fuss is all about.  I am not on Facebook myself — I consider it to be a huge waste of time.

Nobody asked for my opinion, but I am going to give it anyway.  I think that putting Holocaust denial on Facebook trivializes Holocaust denial, or revisionism as most people prefer to call it.  I think that Facebook should NOT allow Holocaust denial.  Making Holocaust denial a part of social networking leads young people to believe that Holocaust denial is a joke and not a serious matter.

Check out a real Holocaust denial blog here.

August 15, 2011

Facebook allows Holocaust denial — Holocaust survivors protest

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:38 am

Despite protests from Holocaust survivors, Facebook has refused to remove Holocaust denial pages, releasing this statement: “We think it’s important to maintain consistency in our policies, which don’t generally prohibit people from making statements about historical events. No matter how ignorant the statement or how awful the event.”

This quote is from a newspaper article which you can read here:

A few weeks ago, 21 survivors of the death camps who witnessed the murder of their families by the Nazis wrote to Facebook asking the organisation (sic) to take down pages that promote Holocaust denial.

These survivors witnessed the murder of their families? Did the Nazis really allow witnesses when they murdered the Jews?  Did they have peepholes in the doors of the gas chambers for one member of each family to watch as the victims died?  How did the Nazis ensure that the witnesses would survive?  Did they march them out of the death camps in the East and take them to Germany where the witnesses were kept alive and in good health so that there would be witnesses 65 years later?

One of the required beliefs of the Holocaust is that Hitler, or one of his henchmen, ordered the genocide of the Jews.  This order has never been found, but it must have included instructions to leave behind witnesses.  This suggests that the order was not for genocide, which means to kill EVERYONE in a specific group of people.  Otherwise, how do you explain the survival of the witnesses?  Unfortunately, the 21 survivors who are protesting are deniers themselves because they are denying the genocidal aspect of the Holocaust.

The names of the protesters are not given, so we don’t know their individual stories of how they survived.  They should each have a Facebook page in which they tell their story.  Was the gas chamber too full on the day that they were selected for death?  Did they lie about their age, telling Dr. Mengele that they were 17 years old when they were really eleven?  Did they turn cartwheels to distract the men who were herding them to the gas chamber?  Or did they escape certain death, like Elie Wiesel, by being ordered to turn away from a burning ditch in the nick of time?

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