Six million dead Jews: Don't blame Hitler
Following my post the other day on Israel's alleged employment of Nazi scientists and those striving to rewrite German history, someone commenting as Shraga Elam chimes in:
If I were you, I wouldn’t be so keen to demonstrate my ignorance. FYI no Hitler’s written order for the Judeocide was ever found and one doesn’t have to be a Holocaust denier to see no direct involvement of this Nazi criminal in the industrial extermination of Jews. For over 30 years there is an ongoing discussion among very respected historians trying to find an explanation to this rather strange situation.
Even if Hitler did not order the extermination of Europe's Jews he would still have been held to account: it could not have escaped his notice that millions of Jews, and other "undesirables" were rounded up, interred and ended up dead. Elam nonetheless argues that Hitler is innocent as he had "no direct involvement" in the "industrial extermination of Jews." Ignorance, even if proven, does not absolve Hitler of responsibility for the actions of the German state under his leadership.
Commenter Elam also argues that journalist Elam can't be a "fruitcake" because in 2004 he won a Gold Walkely as one of a team of five reporting on financial matters. Unfortunately for Elam his shared Gold Walkley has nothing to do with Germany's attempted extermination of Europe's Jews and is totally irrelevant to matters under discussion.
One of the main components of fruitcakes? Nuts.