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From: (Jamie McCarthy)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Re: I'll ask again: Why is Holocaust denial a "bad thing"? (Was: Clack, clack, clack, clack, clack)
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 18:43:15 -0500
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On March 19th,
in article <>, (Ceacaa) wrote:

> The Auschwitz complex cost over 20,000,000 marks.

On March 20th,
in article ,
Mark Van Alstine ( demonstrated this to be false:

: And Mr. Allen's source for this amount is?
: In reading Dwork's and van Pelt's _Auschwitz: 1270 to the present_,
: a figure of RM 20.6 million for the _first proposed_ construction
: budget for Auschwitz I is mentioned. It was turned down.

[snip - see ]

: Therefore, given that it appears that only the expansion of
: Auschwitz I was undertaken; that I.G. Farben basically footed the
: bill for the construction of Monowitz; and that Birkenau was
: constructed it should mean that the construction of the three main
: Auschwitz camps would have come to RM 9.72 million.

There are no messages in Nizkor's usenet directory which have that
message ID in their "References" headers -- which is to say,
Mr. Van Alstine's correction received no public comment.

On March 26th,
in article <>, (Ceacaa) wrote:

> Auschwitz Camp cost 20,000,000 to 30,000,000 Reichmarks 
> to set up and a vast amount of money to run.

This is typical of "revisionist scholarship," it would appear.
When it is shown that your figures are inflated, respond by ignoring
your opponent and inflate the figures even more.

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