Christian Right activist Dave Daubenmire, who believes Jews are “no longer God’s chosen people” because they hate Jesus, said on his “Pass the Salt Live” webcast today that there’s no way six million Jews died in the Holocaust — and he had proof!
That proof? A copy of the “Pronouncing Edition of the Holy Bible” from 1900 that listed the global population of Jewish people at 7.5 million.
“I’m not going to get into the depth about it because you are going to call me names,” Daubenmire said. “In 1900, there were 7,500,000 in the world. This ain’t forged. Folks, 7,500,000 Jews in the world. Can somebody explain to me how six million of them died in Germany? That is all I am going to say. I’ll let you figure the rest out.”
“Forty years later, six million of them died?” he added. “In Germany? They were all in Germany and died in Germany? Uh oh, I’m making some of you nervous.”
Not that I have a desire to defend the truth of the Holocaust against a man who spreads conspiracy theories every day, but the Jewish population in Europe in 1939 was approximately 9.5 million. There were about 16.6 million Jews globally at the time. The millions of Jews who died in the Holocaust weren’t all in Germany, either.
But what do you believe? The numbers accepted by scholars and scientists, or the guy who thinks masturbation is gay because you’re “having sex with yourself”?
(via Right Wing Watch)