|The attempt to justify an evil deed has perhaps more pernicious consequences than the evil deed itself. The justification of a past crime is the planting and cultivation of future crimes. Indeed, the repetition of a crime is sometimes part of a device of justification; we do it again and again to convince ourselves and others that it is a common thing and not an enormity. (Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954.)|
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"The scope of this report includes a physical inspection and quantitative data obtained at Auschwitz, Birkenau and Majdanek..." (from the Leuchter Report)
"The group spent three days in Auschwitz/Birkenau and one in Majdanek surreptitiously and illegally collecting bricks and cement fragments - Leuchter called them 'forensic samples' - from a number of buildings, including those associated with the killing process." (Lipstadt, Deborah. Denying the Holocaust. New York and Toronto: MacMillan, 1993. pp 162-3)
des-e-crate 1: to violate the sanctity of: PROFANE 2: to treat disrespectfully, irreverently, or outrageously (Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)
The most current plaintext version of Part One and Part Two of this FAQ is available via ftp.
An online edition of the Leuchter Report itself is available from Ernst Zündel's website.
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