Was the Polish Holocaust Also a Hoax?

henrymakow.com — June 19, 2017

Putting the Jewish holocaust in context

Six million Poles, or 22% the total population, were systematically murdered in WW2. Half were Jews; half were Christians. The Nazis waged a genocidal war against Poles and Russians, as well as Jews. Why do we never hear of this?
Adolf Hitler: ” The destruction of Poland is our primary task….Be merciless! Be brutal…proceed with maximum severity. The war is to be a war of annihilation.”
(Lucas, The Forgotten Holocaust, p.4)

By Henry Makow Ph.D.

(Revised from June 7, 2008  “Was Polish Holocaust Also a Hoax?)

Hardly a week goes by without attempts by Internet die-hards to debunk the Jewish holocaust as a “holohoax.”
I understand the motivations of holocaust minimizers but they discredit themselves as unfeeling ignoramuses.
Polish inmate, Auschwitz.

Polish inmate, Auschwitz.

Three million non-Jewish Poles were killed by the Nazis. No one questions this. The Jews were below Poles in the scale of “untermenschen” (subhumans.) (Poles received about 650 calories per day in rations compared to 450 for Jews.)
Do the die-hards expect us to believe the Nazis would exterminate Poles and somehow spare Jews?
In a speech August 22,1939 at his Obersaltzberg HQ, Hitler said his aim is to “kill without pity or mercy all men, women and children of Polish descent or language. Only in this way can we obtain the living space we need…: (Gumkowski, “Poland Under Nazi Occupation” p.59)
In “Forgotten Survivors:  Polish Christians Remember the German Occupation” (2004), Richard Lukas writes:
“The Germans killed their Polish victims in a variety of ways–shooting, gassing, hanging, torture, hard labor, lethal injections, beatings and starvation. The first victims of the gas chambers at Auschwitz were Poles and Russian POWs. The Nazi determination to obliterate the Polish intelligentsia resulted in wiping out 45% of Polish physicians and dentists, 40% of professors, 57% of attorneys, 30% of technicians, and a majority of leading journalists…” (p.9)
From the first days of occupation, the Nazis began a merciless and systematic campaign for the biological destruction of the Poles. Polish POW’s were slaughtered; statues and cultural sites razed and 200,000 Polish children with Aryan characteristics sent to Germany for “Germanization.”
There was a general attack on Polish culture. Schools were shut down; use of the Polish language was banned, and in some places as many as half the clergy were murdered. (Lukas, 13)

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