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Old 20th May 2010, 07:31 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Spindrift View Post
After a little googlizing, it appears that some believe Elie Weisel stole the book Night from another victim named Lazar Weisel whose tattoo was A-7713. Also something about mixing in Christian theology into the book to save Jewish souls. Oh and Elie Weisel's not his real name.

Even if all that was true, guess what? That means the book Night is still basically true! If the Nolocausters want to go this route to discredit Weisel, they are confirming the Holocaust in the process.
I think that was the subject of a recent post here in which some "ingenious" attempt was made to have the Holocaust disputed by saying Elie Weisel made the claim that someone was "remote-viewing" in his book.

I think now that the poster was attempting to provoke the "that couldn't have happened" response in which case he could say, "Ahhh! That disproves Elie Weisel's book and that means it disproves the Holocaust! Ha ha!" Of course the said poster didn't count on the possibility that Weisel was employing standard literary techniques to demonstrate the ominous nature of what lay ahead.

So then the same poster pulled out another trick suggesting that Weisel had in fact plagiarised the work with the rather hopeful chain of reasoning that if Weisel was lying then maybe he was lying about the Holocaust and therefore the Holocaust didn't happen.

These Holocaust deniers are a bunch of thick Jew-haters to whom rational thought is alien.
"The thief and the murderer follow nature just as much as the philanthropist. Cosmic evolution may teach us how the good and the evil tendencies of man may have come about; but, in itself, it is incompetent to furnish any better reason why what we call good is preferable to what we call evil than we had before."

"Evolution and Ethics" T.H. Huxley (1893)

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