The Nazis trained Jews “to carry out despicable acts of murder here without feeling anything” - Palestinian researcher distorts history
Most of the examples of Holocaust distortion by the PA minimize the number of Jewish victims of the Nazis, claiming that the Jews “exaggerated” and “inflated” the number to “gain sympathy.” But sometimes Palestinian Holocaust distortion is pure libelous hate speech. Recently, a Palestinian researcher claimed that the Nazi government organized training of “Jewish fighters.” These Jews were taught to “carry out despicable acts of murder here without feeling anything.” The researcher claimed that the Germans would deliberately free Jews from the concentration camps and “prepare them” for combat against Arabs in Palestine:
Researcher and author Aziz Al-Asa: “Many of the Jewish fighters during the Nakba (i.e., establishment of Israel, 1948) came from Germany… They were trained to carry out despicable acts of murder here without feeling anything, without using their humanity… Imagine that the Jewish soldiers used to kill and weep loudly… The Zionist movement reached an agreement with the German government that it would take the young people from the [concentration] camps, the young Jews, train them, and prepare them.”
[Official PA TV, Debunking the Zionist Narrative, Feb. 4, 2023]
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) defines Holocaust distortion this way:
“Distortion of the Holocaust is rhetoric, written work, or other media that excuse, minimize, or misrepresent the known historical record.“
Among the 10 types of Holocaust distortion it has defined, the IHRA mentions “state-sponsored manipulation of Holocaust history to sow political discord within or outside a country's borders.”
But this libel is way beyond Holocaust distortion. This is demonization designed to present Israeli/Zionist self-defense actions against Arabs as a copy of Nazi atrocities.