I know this is pretty sensitive question, I would like to get an objective answer. It is widely known that jewish people were persecuted by Hitler's regime, and many of them died in concentration camps. But I never feel like the numbers are exact, from time to time I see people's documentation about holocaust, the numbers are changing in wide range.
My problem is:
- first of all there are neo-nazis, who claim that the holocaust never happened. Ok, that seems totally false.
- second of all there are soviet and even some american claims about the numbers which are also look falsified. I wouldn't wonder since there was a war which was won, and the winner always try to support their views. Especially the soviet datas are not really reliable.
I see some attempts to get clear picture, for example David Cole's interviews in Auschwitz. He made a low cost documentary movie of this subject in 1992. He seems to me a little bit more reliable person than some soviet officiers or neo-nazi sources. He claims that - and it is pretty believable to me - germans mostly forced jews to work and lot more of jews died in poor condition than gas chambers. But since I am not historian I can't really judge it.
So the point of the question is: Is there any normal objective source on this subject?