New math

Holocaust DNA

Jewish families long separated by the Holocaust could one day be reunited by new DNA matching techniques, say scientists who are building a genetic database of holocaust survivors. As this ScienCentral News video explains, the new methods were initially developed to identify victims of the World Trade Center attacks.


“Of the six million Jews that were killed during the Holocaust, two million were cremated and their remains are lost forever. But four million, their remains were placed in the ground in mass graves or small graves distributed throughout Europe,” explains Hammer.[…]



Webmaster note: Keep in mind that the standard line for years has been that four million Jews died in “Nazi gas chambers” (with subsequent cremation), and that two million were killed elsewhere (such as on the Eastern front) and buried in mass graves. Here the numbers are all changed, but the total remains the same: Six Million™!