My statement was that only Jews were killed in a sytematic genocide. Although 3,000,000 or so Soviet POWs were indeed systematically starved and worked to death, this isn't genocide. It's an unspeakably savage war crime. As for the Gypsies, they were rounded up haphazardly and generally given better conditions at the camps than Jews, see for instance the Gypsy Barracks in Birkenau. So they fail the systematic test, though it was certainly genocide. My statement stands. Not that this diminishes in any way, shape, or form from the sufferings of tens of millions in the Second World War. Every individual who suffers without having sinned is one sufferer too many. May they all be remembered in their own right. Far from claiming all the victimhood, I wish there wasn't any. But let's not belittle the Holocaust because we oppose the state of Israel. That's disgustingly perverse.
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