I left a comment over there on Haaretz as follows:
"...six million Jews...." I see that all the time but have been informed that concerning Auschwitz alone, the estimated or claimed number has been reduced by well over a million [some 3 million]. How has the 6 million remained rather than being likewise reduced?
Also, I have been told on numerous occasions that Raul Hilberg is considered by most Jews to have been the foremost scholar concerning the number of Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis. Why then did Raul Hilberg say that his best estimate was 5.1 million [finally 5.3] while the 6 million persists to be used as if there is no dispute?
I'm open to hearing the reasons. I would like someone with hard documentary evidence to answer. Does Haaretz know or anyone else who would be willing to comment?
Lastly, let me say that I am no fan of Hitler, far from it. I just want the truth or at least to hear Jews who have been consistently saying 6 million to begin admitting that it is not definitive. I am not anti-Jew. I am opposed to ethnic bigotry, period. I realize "Jew" is an amorphous term these days, but I still say it.
I happen to be a Christian and don't hesitate in saying that Jesus was a Jew.