Interesting title. I was just thinking this morning about how strange some of the Nazis were; almost aliens from another planet, to have thought it was cool to have lampshades made out of peoples’ skin. When I say “some” I’m referring to the weirdness of such a thing, not the evil nature of their philosophy and actions. All of it was evil.
Holocaust deniers abound in the world, especially in the Muslim world. Mahmoud Imanutjob, their former President is probably the most famous in terms of publicly expressing it verbally, but is of course not alone in the league of Middle Eastern leaders in believing it.
It saddens me to think that people have not learned from history. On the other side, they haven’t learned from the horrific excesses of socialist / communist leaders either. As we should recognize, Stalin persecuted Jews and everyone else he thought to be resistant to the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. I went to UC Berkeley in the 70s with Marxist/Leninist/Stalinist/Maoists, and believe me they were ready to liquidate as many people as all of those guys already did. And this is why so many of us believe in the right to defend our families with firearms. We were traumatized as kids by seeing the world events that had happened just before we were born, which our parents witnessed first hand.