Soft Holocaust denial

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Soft Holocaust denial or soft-core Holocaust denial is a claimed form of Holocaust denial. It is an unclear concept, but often seems to refer to accepting the politically correct view on the Holocaust, but despite this using the Holocaust (or more broadly anything related to "Nazism") in any manner that is perceived to be negative for Jewish interests and/or Israel.

One example is by claiming negative similarities between "Nazism" and Zionism. Another is by claiming negative similarities between Lebensraum and Israeli settler policies. Yet another is Holocaust industry exploitation arguments.

Using the Holocaust in a manner perceived to be positive for Jewish interests and/or Israel is not considered to be soft Holocaust denial. Thus, labeling a critic of Israel to be a "Nazi" is not considered to be soft Holocaust denial, even if the label is incorrect.

In another sense "soft Holocaust denial" may also refer to not mentioning, or not properly mentioning, the Holocaust, when it is argued that this should have been done.

The Zionist Deborah Lipstadt, most known for a trial involving David Irving, has offered the definition "It does not deny the facts, but it minimizes them, arguing that Jews use the Holocaust to draw attention away from criticism of Israel. Softcore denial also makes all sorts of false comparisons to the Holocaust."[1]

The has been criticized by the revisionist Hadding Scott: "So, Lipstadt calls it “denial” but then says that it “does not deny.” She obviously uses words very recklessly, with more concern for a word's emotional impact than for what it means. She also likens criticism or minimalization of the Holocaust to “pornography,” again obviously just for the emotional impact of that word."[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Anti-Gentiles Deny the 5 Million!