Thursday, April 9, 2009

Twenty-nine thousand here, one there

The BBC tells us that a US judge has revoked the stay of deportation for John Demjanjuk, who is accused of being “an accessory to the murder of 29,000 Jews in a Nazi camp.”

Dr. Paul Shapiro, Director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, cannot provide, with proof, the name of one person who was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz – one out of a million. Yet the professional nazi hunters appear to have convinced themselves that there is enough new evidence to show that Mr. Demjanjuk is an accessory to the murder of 29,000 Jews.

Twenty-nine thousand here, one there. What’s the difference? The difference is that evidence is so much easier to come by than proof. I have evidence, for example, that the Paul Shapiros in our world are hypocrites, but no proof. It’s a subjective matter. Like anti-semitism.

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