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For immediate release – 18 August, 2017: Reports this week of rising anti-Semitism in Europe come as no surprise to New Zealand author James Morcan, co-writer of a book that has drawn attention to the alarming global rise of the ugly phenomenon and which has raised the ire of Holocaust deniers and revisionists.

Morcan, who, with his father Lance co-authored Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories, responded to media reports which draw attention to the increasing anti-Jewish rhetoric and violent acts against Jews in Poland, saying, “We devoted considerable space in our book highlighting the fact that, where the Jews are concerned, history seems to be repeating itself.”

James Morcan

Author James Morcan

Referring to the Holocaust, he says, “Clearly the lessons of the past have not been learned.” He was responding to a Jerusalem Post  report of August 12, which quotes a Polish Jewish leader as stating ‘the current reality (in Poland) is a low point for Polish Jews and there is a security problem going on’.

“This follows a report that Jewish community leaders have asked the leader of Poland’s nationalist ruling party to denounce increasing levels of anti-Semitism in the country,” says Morcan.

He says it’s ironic that Poland is considered safer for Jews than many other places in Europe.

“We are aware that Jews in many countries in Europe, and elsewhere, feel insecure as a result of mounting anti-Semitic actions and rhetoric. In our book, we endeavour to show readers that anti-Semitism is not only the root cause of every form of Holocaust denial, but also the reason for the relentless persecution of the Jews since Biblical times.”

Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories, which was written in close consultation with Holocaust survivors, is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook. It has been targeted by high profile Holocaust deniers who have even gone to the extent of publishing a book debunking the Morcans’ book. The deniers’ book has recently been removed from Amazon as it is considered anti-Semitic.

 

To view the book Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories  go to: http://www.amazon.com/DEBUNKING-HOLOCAUST-DENIAL-THEORIES-Historicity-ebook/dp/B01EYY7T7Y/

 

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide

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Why should anyone be concerned by the existence of Holocaust denialism? We ask this question in our book DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide. The answer to the question is really very simple…

 

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide

 

Any denial or distortion of a historically proven event is an attack on the truth. In the case of the Holocaust, persecution of Jews by the Nazis ended in genocide. However, the Jewish community weren’t the only ones who suffered. Millions of other ‘undesirables’ died at the hands of the Nazis – a graphic reminder that when one race or group of people is targeted, everyone is vulnerable. To deny or undermine the historicity of the Holocaust at a time when anti-Semitism is once again on the rise worldwide, is to fan the flames of racism and hate; to tolerate it is to invite a repeat of history…

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Deniers will pretend they are impartial and say they simply wish to report anomalies they’ve discovered in historical records, but deep down there abides a hatred of Jews. In some, or even many, cases their hatred may only be subconscious, as in partially hidden even from themselves, or it may be purely unconscious, as in automatic or reflexive, without them understanding why they are anti-Semitic. Either way, it amounts to hatred.

All too often, anti-Semitism is like a subtle form of brainwashing that is either conspiracy-based or religious-based. With the former, classic examples include the conspiracy theory which would have us believe the banking elite are all Jewish, or the age-old myth that the Jews control the entire world; with the latter, certain fundamentalists – most notably in extremist forms of Christianity or Islam – believe the Jews are an inferior people or practice an inferior religion.

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“Thus, a story concocted by Mark strictly for evangelistic purposes to shift the blame for Jesus’s death away from Rome is stretched with the passage of time to the point of absurdity, becoming in the process the basis for two thousand years of Christian anti-Semitism.”Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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An article on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) website does an excellent job of summarizing the various ways people end up becoming deniers. Titled Origins of Holocaust Denial, the article states that many “deny the Holocaust for more overtly racist, political, or strategic reasons.”

The USHMM article continues, “These deniers begin with the premise that the Holocaust did not happen. This premise suits their broader purposes. They deny the Holocaust as an article of faith and no amount of rational argumentation can dissuade them. This denial is irrational, largely unrelated either to the facts of the history or to the enormity of the event. Some people deny the Holocaust because of innate antisemitism, irrational hated of Jews.

“In fact, Holocaust denial has been called by some scholars the “new antisemitism” for it recycles many of the elements of pre-1945 antisemitism in a post-World War II context. Holocaust deniers argue that reports of the Holocaust are really part of a vast shadowy plot to make the white, western world feel guilty and to advance the interest of Jews.

“Holocaust denial, then, unites a broad range of radical right-wing hate groups in the United States and elsewhere, ranging from Ku Klux Klan segregationists to skinheads seeking to revive Nazism to radical Muslim activists seeking to destroy Israel”.

The USHMM article concludes, “Holocaust deniers want to debate the very existence of the Holocaust as a historical event. They want above all to be seen as legitimate scholars arguing a historical point. They crave attention, a public platform to air what they refer to as ‘the other side of the issue’. Because legitimate scholars do not doubt that the Holocaust happened, such assertions play no role in historical debates. Although deniers insist that the idea of the Holocaust as myth is a reasonable topic of debate, it is clear, in light of the overwhelming weight of evidence that the Holocaust happened, that the debate the deniers proffer is more about antisemitism and hate politics than it is about history.”

Incidentally, the USHMM makes a perceptive point about Holocaust deniers. It reminds us the very views they perpetuate, accusing Jews of conspiracy and world domination, are the same “hateful charges that were instrumental in laying the groundwork for the Holocaust” in the first place.

 

You have been reading an excerpt from Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories – by James & Lance Morcan. The book is exclusive to Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/DEBUNKING-HOLOCAUST-DENIAL-THEORIES-Historicity-ebook/dp/B01EYY7T7Y/  

 

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In our new release book DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide, we identify those fools who challenge the detailed and indisputable historicity of the Holocaust as people who generally fall into two distinct camps: deniers and the more common revisionists. The deniers, of course, say the entire crime of the Nazis never occurred and is all just a result of post-war propaganda while the more common revisionists try to downgrade the number of Jews killed from six million to as few as 50,000.

 

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Jews pictured on arrival at one of the death camps during the Holocaust.

 

We remind our readers of the basic definition of the Holocaust, which mainstream historians universally  agree upon: “The Holocaust (aka the Shoah) was a genocide in which Nazi Germany killed approximately six million Jews between 1933 and 1945.” The Shoah, incidentally, is from the Hebrew HaShoah, which appropriately translates as “the catastrophe.”

Note the revisionists are quick to imply that of the tens of thousands, or the hundreds of thousands, of Jews they acknowledge died, few if any of these “casualties of war” died in the Nazis’ infamous gas chambers.

So, essentially revisionists are still denying the historicity of the Holocaust. Clearly, there is very little difference between saying 95% of the Holocaust never happened and saying it never happened at all. For this reason, we only use the term Holocaust deniers as we feel the term Holocaust revisionists gives them far too much respect and makes them sound intellectual or even academic.

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“Negationism means the denial of historical crimes against humanity. It is not a reinterpretation of known facts, but the denial of known facts. The term negationism has gained currency as the name of a movement to deny a specific crime against humanity, the Nazi genocide on the Jews … Negationism is mostly identified with the effort at re-writing history in such a way that the fact of the Holocaust is omitted.” –Koenraad Elst, Negationism in India: Concealing the Record of Islam, The Voice of India

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We have studied all sides of this so-called debate. We’ve read Holocaust survivors’ books and watched documentary footage of the actual Holocaust; we’ve listened to recordings of Hitler’s speeches and those of other Nazis; we’ve watched footage of talks given by notorious Holocaust deniers including shamed historian David Irving; we’ve studied WW2 history and have met and interviewed Jewish survivors of the concentration camps. And we can assure you of one thing…

Holocaust deniers always have anti-Semitic beliefs and sympathies somewhere inside them. Always

… In our opinion, psychiatrist Walter Reich, former director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and now professor of international affairs at George Washington University, summarized the underlying reason for Holocaust denial best when he wrote in a July 1993 article in The New York Times that, for anti-Semites, “the Holocaust is an infuriatingly inconvenient fact of history. After all, the Holocaust has generally been recognized as one of the most terrible crimes that ever took place, and surely the very emblem of evil in the modern age. If that crime was a direct result of anti-Semitism taken to its logical end, then anti-Semitism itself, even when expressed in private conversation, is inevitably discredited among most people. What better way to rehabilitate anti-Semitism, make anti-Semitic arguments seem once again respectable in civilized discourse and even make it acceptable for governments to pursue anti-Semitic policies than by convincing the world that the great crime for which anti-Semitism was blamed simply never happened— indeed, that it was nothing more than a frame-up invented by the Jews, and propagated by them through their control of the media? What better way, in short, to make the world safe again for anti-Semitism than by denying the Holocaust?”

T.B.C.

 

You have been reading an excerpt from Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories – by James & Lance Morcan. The book is exclusive to Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/DEBUNKING-HOLOCAUST-DENIAL-THEORIES-Historicity-ebook/dp/B01EYY7T7Y/  

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide

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Our latest non-fiction book Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories  is the result of the disturbing trend within some sectors of society to deny, diminish or otherwise undermine the historicity of the Holocaust – that cataclysmic event that saw the extermination of some six million Jews (as in the ethno-religious group of people) by the Nazis before and during World War Two.

 

Flashback to January 1945…The entrance to Auschwitz concentration camp.

 

Besides the obvious groups like white supremacists, neo-Nazis and elements of Islamic and Christian fundamentalist communities, there is perhaps one group in the 21st Century more responsible for perpetuating the myth that the Holocaust never happened or has been vastly exaggerated: conspiracy theorists.

We can speak with some authority regarding this as, besides being filmmakers and novelists, we have written a series of controversial non-fiction books that have led to us being loosely labeled conspiracy theorists. This despite the fact that in these non-fiction titles we mainly focus on factual topics or what we term “underground knowledge” – events, strategies, campaigns, deals and programs that have been overlooked or underreported by mainstream media.

As WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange succinctly put it: “There are conspiracies everywhere. There are also crazed conspiracy theories. It’s important not to confuse these two.”

We generally research and write about topics supported by strong evidence substantiated in court cases, affidavits, declassified government files and the like rather than pure speculation. Important issues such as: banking fraud and high finance crimes, which decimate communities worldwide; media manipulation, which governments and corporations engage in shamelessly and which sometimes leads to unnecessary wars; medical corruption, Big Pharma, Third World poverty, the War on Drugs, the Military Industrial Complex…The list goes on.

Oftentimes, the abovementioned issues – and quite a few more besides – are conspiracy fact, or conspiracy reality, rather than theory. We believe it’s crucial that people know about these issues and understand the difference between fact and theory in this context.

So, we hear you ask, what does this have to do with denying, diminishing or otherwise undermining the historicity of the Holocaust?

Well, as authors who focus on unearthing and promoting underground knowledge, we are sometimes approached by certain types of individuals who, collectively, form a dangerous element in society. Typically, these individuals may be conspiracy theorists; often they are amateur investigators and sometimes they’re simply casual readers. The one thing they have in common is they are predisposed to regurgitating ideas they source online and debating historically-proven events – events like the Holocaust – as if they are up for debate at all.

Of course, the Internet is the perfect medium for bigots to capture naïve and impressionable minds. Often, those who buy in to the lies and misinformation these extremists spread are young, but not always.

We have written extensively about the Holocaust and its dark legacy. This no doubt explains why, in the last few years, we have received frequent emails from people – some of whom are even authors themselves – who question whether the Holocaust occurred as per the history books, and we quite often receive hate mail from anti-Semites.

If you are asking yourself whether Holocaust denial is really that big a problem outside of society’s lunatic fringes, we would urge you to think about it in the wider context. While it is probably true the numbers of official neo-Nazis and vociferous deniers are not a direct threat to rational thinking or to the historicity of the Holocaust, many people – as in a big slice of the world’s population so studies reveal – silently support such thinking and thereby buy in to this sinister underground brand of anti-Semitism. Such people usually keep their beliefs to themselves unless they are around like minds as they believe it’s not “politically correct” to talk about the “true nature” of the Jews and their so-called Holocaust industry.

It’s our assessment that support for these alternative versions of the Holocaust is far stronger than even the most frightening poll statistics show. For every one hard core neo-Nazi or outspoken anti-Semite, there are in our estimation at least 100 silent believers who have inadvertently been suckered into the twisted belief systems of the aforementioned.

 

You have been reading an excerpt from the introduction of DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide. If you want to read more, the book is available exclusively via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/DEBUNKING-HOLOCAUST-DENIAL-THEORIES-Historicity-ebook/dp/B01EYY7T7Y/

 

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide

 

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Holocaust survivor Peter Kubicek, who contributed in no small way to our new release book DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide, describes the book as a “First-rate contribution to an important topic” in his review just posted on Amazon.

 

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Survivor Peter Kubicek

 

Peter’s review follows in full:

First-rate contribution to an important topic. ★★★★★

This book is the result of prodigious research. James and Lance Morcan consulted noted scholars of the Holocaust. After James Morcan discovered my book, entitled “Memories of Evil — Recalling a World War II Childhood,” he wrote a review of same on his website. Thereafter he asked me lots of questions via e-mail: about life in the concentration camps, about my life in the U.S. after the WWII. He also asked me many questions about anti-Semitism and Holocaust-denial in the U.S. I kept feeding him material on this topic and it turned that he used in his book.

I consider James and Lance Morcan true renaissance men. I recommend their book to everyone who has an open mind and wishes to learn more about this important topic.

 

Peter Kubicek is the author of Memories of Evil: Recalling a World War II Childhood, which James reviewed recently. (See blog post of March 11). You can find Memories of Evil on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Memories-Evil-Recalling-World-Childhood-ebook/dp/B00A6U49BK/

 

Readers are resonating with Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories if early reviews are any guide.

A sample of reviewers’ comments follows:

★★★★★ “One further nail in the coffin of Holocaust denial.”

★★★★ “The Morcans give the reader an important examination of the issues of the mass murder of the Jewish people.”

★★★★★ “I was taken on a traumatic historical journey.”

★★★★★ “Well researched and well thought out.”

★★★★★ “A must read for students of the Holocaust.”

 

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide

 

Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories is exclusive to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/DEBUNKING-HOLOCAUST-DENIAL-THEORIES-Historicity-ebook/dp/B01EYY7T7Y/

 

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Debunking the deniers

The following article promoting our new release book appears on J-Wire, the digital Jewish news daily for Australia and New Zealand. The timing coincides with Yom HaShoah, Israel’s day of remembrance (May 4/5) for the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Here’s the article unabridged:
May 5, 2016 by J-Wire Staff

A New Zealand father and son have published a book debunking Holocaust deniers’ theories.

Coinciding with Yom Hashoah “Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories” has been released written by non-Jews Lance and James Morcan. The book’s sub-title is  “Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide”.

James and Lance Morcan

The book was written in close consultation with Holocaust survivors and World War Two historians. The writers say that no stone was left unturned in meticulously verifying the historical facts of the genocide. The Morcans present a wide array of sources including Nazi documentation, eyewitness accounts, scientific reports and shocking photographic evidence to shut down the debate deniers wish to create.

‘Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories’,  published by Sterling Gate Books, is already attracting critical acclaim.

In her review Pam Blevins, Regional Museum Educator at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, describes it as “Excellent book to debunk denial theories”.

Holocaust-ebook-coverMs Blevin’s review reads in part: “It is well researched and well thought out… In this well documented book, they (the authors) attack five areas deniers talk about and prove the deniers wrong… They discuss the 6 million number figure that deniers claim is wrong; the gas chamber exterminations that are claimed to be false… They use Nazi documents, survivor accounts, eyewitness accounts, scientific tests and results, and photographs (almost entirely Nazi photographs) to prove their case… The book is a must read for students of the Holocaust and World War II as well as for deniers or those who are conflicted as to the authenticity of the Holocaust.”

Speaking from Sydney, Australia, today, author and filmmaker James Morcan says the book was inspired by the alarming rise in anti-Semitism globally.

“We endeavour to show readers that anti-Semitism is not only the root cause of every form of Holocaust denial, but also the reason for the relentless persecution of the Jews since Biblical times,” says Morcan. “Hopefully, our book will give the deniers something to think about as well as helping those who wish to learn more about WW2 and the Nazi extermination camps.”

James Morcan told J-Wire: “The cover photo was taken at the Ebensee concentration camp in Austria.

There were no gas chambers at that particular camp, but the victims were used for horrific “scientific” experiments.
Many victims died slow, painful deaths at the hands of Mengele-type Nazi doctors…
I have spent much of this year to date looking at all the photographic evidence from the Holocaust.
It has been traumatic even to look at all the photos from the genocide.
I co-wrote this book with my father Lance Morcan (a former journalist) and as per the subtitle, we are both gentiles. We wrote it in close consultation with Holocaust survivors especially our good friend New York-based survivor Peter Kubicek (author of Memories of Evil: Recalling a World War II Childhood).
 
Our intentions with this book are to aid in ending Holocaust denial for good and also combat rising anti-Semitism.”

‘Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories’ is exclusive to Amazon and is available as a Kindle eBook via http://www.amazon.com/DEBUNKING-HOLOCAUST-DENIAL-THEORIES-Historicity-ebook/dp/B01EYY7T7Y/

To view the original article on J-Wire go to: http://www.jwire.com.au/debunking-the-deniers/

 

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Our latest book,  DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide, aims to end Holocaust denial once and for all by tackling the bizarre phenomenon head-on.

 

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New book inspired by the alarming global rise in anti-Semitism.

 

Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories  was written in close consultation with Holocaust survivors and World War Two historians, and no stone is left unturned in meticulously verifying the historical facts of the genocide. We present a wide array of sources including Nazi documentation, eyewitness accounts, scientific reports and shocking photographic evidence to shut down the debate deniers wish to create.

One by one, the various arguments Holocaust deniers use to try to discredit wartime records are carefully scrutinized and then systematically disproven. Theories debunked include: the six million death toll figure being an exaggeration; gas chamber exterminations being fictitious; Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich being wrongly vilified; the analysis of Holocaust records being a taboo due to specific laws in Europe criminalizing deniers; “Evil Zionists” and Israel being so powerful that they can censor history.

The Holocaust is shown in this book’s pages to be one of the most well-documented and most historically and forensically-proven crimes of the 20th Century. In the process, many of the world’s most infamous deniers, including disgraced British historian David Irving and the former President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are revealed to be nothing but anti-Semites seeking to further denigrate, undermine and demoralize the world’s Jewish population.

In this enlightening read that covers more than two millennia of global history, anti-Semitism is shown not only to be the root cause of every form of Holocaust denial, but also the reason for the relentless persecution of the Jews since Biblical times. The authors quote verbatim the often sickening and always baseless comments of kings, emperors, politicians, popes, bishops and muftis about the Jews and why they chose to commit numerous genocides against them over the centuries. These historical quotes prove eerily similar to the vicious anti-Semitic statements made by Holocaust deniers of this era…

If you wish to learn more about WW2 and the Nazi extermination camps, if you are confused by all the convoluted conspiracy theories circulating on the Internet about the Holocaust, or if you are currently a denier yourself, then this book is a must read.

 

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Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories  is exclusive to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/DEBUNKING-HOLOCAUST-DENIAL-THEORIES-Historicity-ebook/dp/B01EYY7T7Y/

 

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