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The statements of Robert Faurisson plainly contradict and ignore a vast body of primary sources and academic research on the topic. Some of the documents that address the use of gas chambers by the Nazi regime during WWII include the following: Writing for the Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies historian Michael Thad Allen (Georgia Institute of ...


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Yes, they survived the blast. No, their survival was not unexplainable. The Jesuits are at two locations: They reside at Novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Nagatsuke two kilometers from the edge of the city (and 3 kilometers from the epicenter of the blast), but at the time of the explosion some are at Central Mission and Parish House closer to ground ...


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No, he did not. Snopes says: In fact, any public presidential activity paying tribute to fallen U.S. and Allied soldiers on the anniversary of D-Day has been an exception rather than the rule in recent years. Available White House presidential schedules for 6 June, going back to the beginning of the George W. Bush administration in 2001, list no public ...


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The daily schedules of past US presidents are, in many cases, publicly available. So just for completeness, let's try to collect a list of what the sitting President was doing on June 6 of every year. I think it'll be illustrative. This is community wiki, so feel free to contribute. Please include links. Any D-Day-related activities should go in bold. ...


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Numbers The Nazis documented their extermination campaign. So they left detailed documentary records that provide good evidence that six million were killed. For example, there are Nazi records of how many Jews were transported to Auschwitz and Soviet records of how many were liberated at the end of the war. For example, approximately a million Jews on ...


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Regarding the claims of Robert Faurisson, Gas chambers: Rudolf Höß, the Auschwitz Kommandant swore in an affidavit that Zyklon-B was dropped into the death chamber through a small opening. Referring to Pery Broad's testimony, He described how the area surrounding the crematorium was kept closed. The Jews arrived in columns. They were told they were ...


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I'd like to note that this answer contains mentions of particular instances of cannibalism, and while no unnecessary details have been included, it may still be upsetting to some people. Yes, undoubtedly so. Stories of cannibalism by Japanese troops has been presented by both Japanese soldiers and prisoners they captured. Various members of the Indian ...


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The Royal Society of Chemistry states: Plutonium was first made in December 1940 at Berkeley, California, by Glenn Seaborg, Arthur Wahl, Joseph Kennedy, and Edwin McMillan. They produced it by bombarding uranium-238 with deuterium nuclei (alpha particles). This first produced neptunium-238 with a half-life of two days, and this decayed by beta emission to ...


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Q.1: This struck me as a fairly extreme claim. Is it true that the V2 production killed more than its use? In all likelihood, yes. The director of the Mittelbau-Dora commemoration site is quoted with According to Jens-Christian Wagner, director of the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp memorial site, it "killed more prisoners in the production of the ...


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The primary issue with the Port Chicago incident being due to a nuclear device is that it would require us completely rewrite the currently known history of the Manhattan Project [1][2]1 to include "The Gadget" not being the first nuclear device and that if one was created for Port Chicago that it predated The Gadget by almost a full year as the Trinity Test ...


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There were 4 priests at the closest location to ground zero, but they were 1,400 yards from ground zero according to John Hersey's 1946 book Hiroshima . Other people (non-priests) survived being as close as 300 yards from ground zero. (These distances are horizontal components only, with the bomb detonating at a height of 650 yards, so no one on the ground ...


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The quote is from a paper called "How to Combat Hitlerism", which tells you something. Here's the full quote: I doubt if the Germans of future generations will entertain unadulterated pride in the deeds for which Hitlerism will be deemed responsible. They will honour Herr Hitler as genius, as a brave man, a matchless organizer and much more. But I should ...


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A google search for "All of these men have it" "Stay away from dance halls" mainly got web 2.0 user generated content websites such as reddit and pinterest. I came across a thesis, but it gave a different year, saying that it was 1942. By contrast, doing a search on the image gave a New Hampshire government website, with the following poster, by Montgomery ...


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Thanks to Laurel for locating the original article. As we can see, the quoted text did appear in the New York Times on June 15, 1934. I wanted to point out some important context that makes the excerpt somewhat misleading, and conflicts with Evan's characterization in the question's title. The phrasing "New York Times posted this Hitler apology" makes it ...


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The story about the lampshade was presented as being possibly true by the National Geographic society, who say that there is a lampshade that is definitely made of human material and for which evidence "points to" an origin in Nazi Germany. According to snopes there is a book on the topic (the wonders of Google!). However, this turns out not to be the case,...


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It's very likely correct. The correct original quote should be: Wenn es einen Gott gibt muß er mich um Verzeihung bitten. It is a quote that supposedly appears on the walls of the jails of Mauthausen concentration camp, according to the documentary they show to people at the camp tours. I have found many anecdotal confirmations of this. I finally ...


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No, it is not fair to say that "a missed telegraph pole delivery" was "what caused" World War II. Even if we are willing to give the Joker the benefit of doubt, that he meant "one of the causes", the impact of that one missed delivery is much less significant than The Joker, or the web articles you quoted, imply. Poincare's decision to invade the Ruhr came ...


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As the source of the image says, it’s from the June 15, 1934 issue of The New York Times. Here’s a screenshot of the article, "URGES GOOD WILL BY JEWS FOR NAZIS" by Henry J. Cadbury the Professor of Biblical Literature of Bryn Mawr College. You can see the start of the quote at the bottom left of the top image: -Splice-


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No. The Japanese were not "suing for peace" prior to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Does Denson's article portray the situation in May-Jul 1945 accurately? No, Dulles' contacts had limited support and did not represent the Japanese government... In early 1945 Japanese navy circles in Berlin tried to begin peace negotiations with the United ...


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According to Pacific Wrecks, a non-profit organization devoted to sharing information about the Pacific Theater of World War II and the Korean War, it does. The image description reads as: HMS Sussex hull impact by kamikaze Ki-51 Sonia And, is credited to: Credit: Royal Navy Date: July 26, 1945. B&W Pacific Wrecks says it owns the copyright of ...


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The quotation is bogus and there may not have been much to cut. There's no evidence that Churchill said this According to the Telegraph the quotation is bogus. Spend enough time on Facebook or Twitter and you'll eventually come across a quote which purportedly emerged from that bulldog visage in the darkest days of World War II. It has Churchill ...


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Per Kenneth K. Koskodan in the book 'No greater ally the untold story of Poland forces in World war II' chapter titled 'On the Wings of Eagles', "the most victorious fighter squadron of the Battle of Britain, 303 Kosciuszko Polish Fighter Squadron (303 dywizjon mysliwski Warsawski im Tadeusz Kosciuszko), was Polish, and Poles comprised nearly 20 percent of ...


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I think the problem here is not so much the issue in and of itself, but the numbers. With the German authorities deposed and the Allied (especially Soviet) authorities not really being trusted by the population, we're facing a potentially huge number of unreported / undocumented cases, and estimates about them. Those are hard (impossible) to reliably source....


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Two billion years ago, conditions in an ore body in present-day Gabon were suitable for the creation of naturally-occurring fission reactors, based on the fission of U-235, which at the time made up 3% of the uranium. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-nuclear-reactor/ (This article references a 40 year old SciAm article: see “A Natural ...


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Here is a letter, dated the day before the diary entry, which describes Hiroshima as 'an "Army" city': John Stone to General Arnold, July 24, 1945. Subject File, Atomic Bomb Collection: (1) Hiroshima (population 350,000) is an "Army" city; a major POE; has large QM and supply depots; has considerable industry and several small shipyards. Here are the ...


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Yes, it is true This document (PDF, in french) is a summary of the recent and previous polling by IFOP, written by IFOP and hosted on their website. Page 5 has the question, and a table with answers and percentage choosing each answer. It appears that the question was "Quelle est, selon vous, la nation qui a le plus contribué à la défaite del’Allemagne en ...


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The Oxford English Dictionary elaborates: Etymology: German Nazi (c1920), shortened Nationalsozialist or Nationalsozialistisch (see National Socialist adj. and n.). Compare French Nazi (1930). The spelling with z probably arose by analogy with Sozi (shortened Sozialist socialist n. and adj.). The term was originally used by opponents of the ...


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Answer: Yes I am not sure that all references count the exact same type of vehicle (tank is loosly defined). But they are all in the same area of about 20000 tanks. According to Wikipedia The Soviet Union began and ended the war with more tanks than the rest of the world combined (18,000-22,000) Another article cites numbers of over 25000 Figures ...


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The first image can be seen at the Hiroshima Peace Media Center, in an article titled "Hiroshima: 70 Years After the A-bombing: Students study in open-air classrooms in “A-bomb desert”". If you click on the first image, you get the following caption: An open-air classroom at Noboricho National School. A female teacher stands in front of the students. ...


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Richard Shenkman is taking his information from the 1997 book What Americans Know about Politics and why it Matters, and has corrected the statement in the 2010 version of his book. The 1997 book says 91% stated "The U.S. used A-bomb against Japan" in a 1990 survey. (page 87, table 2.7) and also says 49% "correctly" answered a survey item "only nation to ...


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