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From Tue Jul 16 23:54:09 PDT 1996
Article: 50886 of alt.revisionism
From: Greg Raven 
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Misuse of Holocaust sources
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 20:57:26 -0800
Organization: Institute for Historical Review
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To: Jamie McCarthy 

Jamie McCarthy wrote:
> (A copy of this message has also been posted to the following newsgroups:
> alt.revisionism)
> (Matt  Giwer) wrote:
> > A Tale of two Gassings
> [Remainder of unsolicited and irrelevant web page deleted -- it's
>  considered very rude to post an entire page when the URL would
>  suffice and when it's not related to the topic of discussion.]
> Mr. Giwer, last I heard, you were going to revise this piece.  I had
> told you that I was going to wait to reply until you were through
> revising it.  How are you coming on your revision?
> Posted;  emailed to Mr. Raven, who is hosting this piece on his web
> site, but not to Mr. Giwer, who has said he wants no email from me.

Apparently, Mr. McCarthy does not understand the reason why I am making
this piece available on the Web. It is not because Mr. Giwer's analysis
is brilliant, but rather because he has identified a common problem with
the use of Holocaust sources: that is, different scholars treat any
given source to such remarkably different ways that it is difficult to
believe that they are dealing with one source, and not multiple,
conflicting sources.

The treatment of the testimonies of Rudolf Hoess is another great
example of this, about which I will have more to say later.

Greg Raven (
PO Box 10545, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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