Six million Jews did die and that is a major crime against humanity. But sadly in the 20th century alot of atrocities have happened. All were evil, and all perpetrators should be held accountable by any means necessary. The Khmer Rogue killed 2 million. Stalin’s purges and prison camps killed over 20 million. I don’t know how many the Chinese intentioanlly killed under Mao but it was easily 20 million plus, the rest died of things like starvation. Hell, the holocaust didn’t just kill 6 million Jews, it killed 11 million people of which 6 million were Jews. Over half of those who died in the holocaust were Polish, if someone were to deny that Hitler wanted to wipe the Poles off the face of the earth I doubt there would be any major outcry. If anything the Poles had it worse than anybody in WW2 if you ask me. The Poles were conquered by the Nazis and Soviets, lost six million to the holocaust and as a result were conquered by the USSR for the next 50 years.
During the Rwandan genocide most world leaders wouldn’t even use the word ‘genocide’ because it meant they’d be legally bound to do something about it.
Is it just that the Jewish holocaust comes across as so pointless and evil because it was based solely on race, as opposed to the other holocausts in the 20th century which were based more on politics that this particular holocaust is considered more important than the other holocausts of the 20th century? If so, why isn’t the Rwandan genocide or the Armenian genocide as important since those were ethnic? Why not Stalin’s genocide against the Kulaks or the Khmer Rogue’s holocaust which were class based holocausts? Is it because that holocaust involved the US’s political enemy (the Nazis) and as a result we paid more attention to it for propaganda purposes? If so, why don’t we pay as much attention to the class based communist holocausts in the USSR, Cambodia or China?
Basically, what seperates the Jewish holocaust from all the other holocausts? Why do people only mention 6 million Jews instead of 11 million people or 6 million Poles (you could use any of these terms to describe the Nazi holocaust)? Why the massive outcry over this holocaust when people weren’t even willing to use the term holocaust to describe the situation in Rwanda?