I'm confused by something: this "Holocaust-denying IHR article" (http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v21/v21n3p24_webe…
) goes on about the 4 million Jews more or less, who are said to have died AT AUSCHWITZ (or Auschwitz's satellite death camp Birkenau, to be more technical). Weber's article should not be too controversial because I myself doubt that many Jews were killed AT AUSCHWITZ (and/or Birkenau).
Hoever, that is beside the point: Auschwitz-Birkenau was not the ONLY location where the Holocaust took place: e.g., in the early stages of the Nazi war on the USSR the Jews of Poland and Ukraine were forced to dig huge graves, then marched into the holes and shot. Scholars may argue about details, but the incontrovertible fact is that majority of the pre-1940 Jewish population of Europe "disappeared" in one way or another in one place or another. They did not all move to Brooklyn.
Nor were Jews the only victims of the Holocaust: several categories of "subhumans," including Communists, Roma and homosexuals, were also murdered. We must also recall that in in the early phases of "Operation Barbarossa" a great number of Soviet POWs were penned up in barbed wire stockages and left to starve. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_crimes…
And let's not forget all the civilians of whatever nationality or religion who died in the various Blitzkriegs and in the rocket attacks on Britain, for example, as well as all those German civilans who were slain by Allied military action or murdered in retaliatory attacks like the "mini-holocaust" against Dresden or the Soviet detruction of Berlin.
And let's not forget all those soldiers of all the countries involved who died or were crippled or maimed in the European theaters of WW2, nor the uncountable numbers of people all over Europe who were raped by soldiers of whatever nation and left to live with the memory. And last but not least, let us remember the millions of survivors who came through the war more or less unscathed only to have to deal with its aftermath for the next 3 or 4 decades.
Getting bogged down in arguments about how many people of what category were killed in which locations is diversionary and stupid: it is enough to note the larger incontrovertible fact, which is that in Europe the Nazis started a second World War that resulted in a humongous number of deaths and disfigurations in a broad swath from the Pyrenees to the Urals. When you consider that fact, does it really matter exactly how many of exactly what kind of people died in exactly which place at the hands of whom exactly?