The First Holocaust
The Surprising Origin of the Six-Million Figure
Volume 6 of our prestigious series Holocaust Handbooks.
Most people believe that roughly six million Jews were killed by National Socialist Germany during World War II in an event generally referred to as the Holocaust or the Shoah. But how long have we been hearing about this six-million figure? The most widely understood answer is that the six-million figure was established after the Second World War during the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.Although it is true that the six-million figure was declared to be the indubitable truth at this tribunal, it is actually remarkably older. This book shows that the six-million figure dates back to the late 1800s, when Jewish pressure groups were targeting czarist Russia for its anti-Jewish stance, accusing Russia of oppressing and persecuting the six million Jews in Russia, and adopting a “solution” to its “Jewish question” which allegedly consisted of outright extermination. Claims that six million Jews in Europe were suffering to such a degree that millions had died already, while many more millions would face a lingering death, climaxed for the first time during fundraising campaign that started during the FIRST World War and reached its peak in the early and mid-1920s. The New York Times was the main vehicle for such propaganda, which also included well-known buzzwords such as “annihilation,” “extermination” and even the term “holocaust.” Although this sensational propaganda of Jewish suffering slowed down during the 1930s, it never completely ceased and received new momentum in the 1940s during the Second World War. As we all know today, this propaganda skyrocketed after Germany’s total defeat, as the victorious powers of the Second World War seized upon the opportunity to take advantage of such propaganda and to increase its scope and impact. Don Heddesheimer’s book reveals a Jewish-Zionist propaganda pattern that has been used since the late 1800s, first against czarist Russia, then in favor of the Soviet Revolution, next against Nazi Germany, and finally and ever since in favor of Israel.
Fifth edition with an extended introduction featuring most of the information also contained in our video shown below, plus a list of 288 sources referring to 6 million suffering, dying or dead Jews published between 1850 and the opening of the Nuremberg Trials in late 1945.
The following video explores "The Surprising Origin of the Six-Million Figure" in depth. Watch it right here (YouTube deleted our account with all our documentaries in June 2019):
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|Edition type:||slightly revised|
|Size:||6"×9" (152 × 229 mm)|
|Illustrations:||26 b/w ill.|
|Publisher:||Uckfield: Castle Hill Publishers|