I have written about the so-called History Channel’s phony program, Hunting Hitler, at my previous blog, and now I have a video covering the same topic, so I will not rehash the details of their dishonesty here and why the show is absolutely not true!
What I want to address in this post are the implications of this nonsense. As I argued in my YouTube video, the so-called History Channel might as well have done a show claiming that the Holocaust didn’t happen. This isn’t hyperbole; far from it.
What Hunting Hitler does, is to deny the very concept of history. The show’s creators encourage viewers to believe that the, “official story,” is likely wrong and the show’s own story deserves equal consideration, if not more. Then they deliberately misrepresent the facts to advance a false, and pre-determined, conclusion. These are the standard tactics of conspiracy theorists and historical fakers but they are particularly troubling when they are applied to Nazi Germany.
“But before everything else I call upon the leadership of the nation and those who follow it to observe the racial laws most carefully, to fight mercilessly against
the poisoners of all the peoples of the world, international Jewry.”
— Adolf Hitler
Dictated in Berlin, 29th April 1945, 4:00 a.m.,
less than 12 hours before he committed suicide.
Hitler was a fanatical conspiracy theorist, who, according to his own account, fought the Jewish World Conspiracy for more than 30 years. Under his leadership, the National Socialist German Workers Party, better known as Nazises, was dedicated to the destruction of the Jewish People. To that end, he not only ordered the murder of innocent men, woman, and children, by the millions, he also oversaw the constant effort to ignore history in favor of a false, predetermined narrative.
To suggest that such a man would walk away from his life’s obsession, never to be heard from again, is no better than denying his life’s obsession, and the crimes he commited to “save” humanity.
What troubles me is the casual way in which Hunting Hitler, and other works of fiction, have been accepted, or ignored, by so many people who should know better. Journalists, political figures, etc., who would readily denounce anyone who directly denied the Holocaust, seem to take no notice of the frequent assaults on the truth that hide under the cloak of entertainment or pretend to be sincere investigations of the past. If we hope to turn the tide on fake news we need to address fake history as well. We need to oppose disinformation at every turn.