History & Scriptural Origin of the Six Million Number

By John "Birdman" Bryant



As everyone with an IQ above room temperature knows, six million is the number of Jews supposedly killed by the nazis in 'gas chambers' during WW2. As it happens, however, this is false, and not merely false, but a deliberate lie, as indeed are all of the essential components of the generally accepted version of the Holocaust, which I refer to as the Orthodox Jewish Verson, or OJV for short. The falsity of the OJV in general, and the six million claim in particular, has been so thoroughly proved by historical and forensic investigation as to barely deserve mention; but for those who are interested, copious discussion of virtually every aspect of this matter is found in the several collections of articles on the Holocaust posted on this website, particularly in the Articles of Others section under the subcategory Jews. Additionally, a good overview of the falsity of the OJV is found HERE. The purpose of the present article, however, is not to review this information, but is rather to investigate the probable origin of the six million number with a view to understanding how and why it became a key point of the Holocaust Big Lie. In particular, we shall show that the origin of this number is probably scriptural, and in fact must have been chosen as a way of seeming to fulfill a prophecy of the Jewish scriptures in order to justify the existence of Israel. The most important point to be understood here, however, is that -- completely apart from, and independent of, other historical and forensic considerations -- the material in this essay demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that the Six Million number is a lie, and thus so is the OJV.

But there is more to the matter than this, because the Holocaust and its 'Six Million' victims has become the central organizing feature of Jewish life in the modern world, in which the Jews are depicted as the Eternal Victims, and where anyone who opposes Jews or the Jewish Establishment becomes identified as a vector of what has come to be regarded as the ultimate evil, 'antisemitism'. In fact, as many have pointed out, the Holocaust has actually become a sort of civil religion, in which heretics -- those who dare to question any aspect of the OJV -- are either shunned as kooks and crazies, anathematized as 'antisemites', or else -- as in most Western countries except America -- simply sent to jail.

But this is still only half the story, because the Holocaust is not merely a religious dogma intended to weld the Jewish community together in much the same way that the old-time Judaic religion once did, but it is also a fabulous cash cow which has placed billions upon billions of guilt-money into the hands of both the Jewish Establishment and individual Jews. ("There's no business like Shoah [Holocaust] business" is a common saying among the Jewish set.) In particular, even 60 years after the end of WW2, the German government is still paying 'reparations' to Jews -- this for a calamity that never happened to a state that did not even exist at the time -- and the United States, whose entry into WW2 sealed Germany's defeat, and whose highest legislative body has often been referred to as 'Israeli-occupied territory' -- has been equally generous to the Jewish state, if not moreso. In short, therefore, the Holocaust lie has been both the spiritual and financial wellspring of modern Jewish power, and for this reason it is clear why the Jewish Establishment holds onto this lie with a tenacity bordering on insanity.

Our proof that the Six Million number is a deliberate lie consists of two parts: First, an explanation of how this number originated in Jewish scripture, and second, a citation of the several places prior to WW2 where the Jewish Establishment claimed that there were 'six million' Jewish victims. To these points will be added observations about several related matters, including (a) the many holocausts for which Jews themselves have been responsible, (b) how Jews themselves were responsible for the Holocaust, and (c) how various historical accounts of attacks on Jews have been wildly exaggerated by Jewish writers -- in fact, exaggerated to the point of ludicrousness -- all of which serve to establish that the leitmotif of 'Jews as Eternal Victims' is really a sort of bizarre comic opera of Wagnerian proportions that has gone on thruout Jewish history.



The quotes below are from unpublished sources whose content I have tried -- so far unsuccessfully -- to have verified by rabbinical scholars. I suspect that their ultimate source is the book The Holocaust Dogma of Judaism by Ben Weintraub, which is discussed HERE. The meaning of these quotes is made clearer if one understands something about Gematria, the Kabbalistic practice of interpreting texts by associating words and numbers, and which is described as follows:

"In Jewish mysticism, [gematria] is a traditional system of associating numbers with Hebrew letters for the purpose of discovering hidden meanings in words. This is accomplished by systematically associating letters with numbers and then finding other words with similar numbers. These latter words are regarded as comments on the original words. Systems related to the Hebrew implementation of gematria are still used." --http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/g/gematria.html

Here are the relevant quotes:

[Quote 1] Jewish prophecies in the Torah require that 6 million Jews must "vanish" before the state of Israel can be formed. "You shall return minus 6 million." That's why Tom Segev, an Israeli historian, declared that the "6 million" is an attempt to transform the Holocaust story into state religion. Those six million, according to prophecy, had to disappear in "burning ovens", which the judicial version of the Holocaust now authenticates. As a matter of fact, Robert B. Goldmann writes: ". . . without the Holocaust, there would be no Jewish State." A simple consequence: Given six million Jews gassed at Auschwitz who ended up in the "burning ovens" (the Greek word holocaust means burned offerings), therefore, the prophecies have now been "fulfilled" and Israel can become a "legitimate state". --Unknown

[Quote 2] Regarding the 'six million' number you should know the following: In the Hebrew text of the Torah prophesies, one can read "you shall return". In the text the letter "V" or "VAU" is absent, as Hebrew does not have any numbers; the letter V stands for the number 6. Ben Weintraub, a religious scientist, learned from rabbis that the meaning of the missing letter means the number is '6 million'. The prophesy then reads: You will return, but with 6 million less. See Ben Weintraub: "The Holocaust Dogma of Judaism", Cosmo Publishing, Washington 1995, page 3. The missing 6 million must be so before the Jews can return to the Promised Land. Jahweh sees this as a cleaning of the souls of the sinful people. The Jews must, on the return to the Promised Land, be clean -- the cleaning shall be done in burning stokes. --A Correspondent

In short, it appears that the six million number is some kind of scriptural or kabbalistic justification for the establishment of the state of Israel. This is a matter of some importance, because religious Jews are deeply divided on the scriptural legitimacy of Israel, and in fact there are many religious Jews who actively oppose the Israeli state. Obviously the Zionists, whose work in establishing Israel began in earnest at the end of the 19th century, felt a need to attract orthodox Jews to their cause, and perhaps this was the reason why the earliest reference to the 'six million' which has so far been discovered appeared around that time.

Orthodox Jews burning the Israeli flag

Orthodox Jews protesting in Jerusalem

Jews Against Zionism


A. On page 482 of the article on 'Antisemitism' in the the 10th Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1902) is found the words: "While there are in Russia and Rumania six millions of Jews who are being systematically degraded...". As the reader can see, these words appear in the last paragraph of the left hand column of the image reproduced HERE (it takes a while for this file to come up). This reference preceeds references to the Six Million of WW2 by approximately 40 years.

B. In the American Hebrew Magazine of October 31, 1919, p 582, there appeared an article entitled "The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!" (note the Christian symbolism) by Martin H Glynn, former governor of the state of New York. This article begins, "From across the sea, six million men and women call to us for help ..." and subsequently tells us that "six million human beings are being whirled toward the grave by a cruel and relentless fate". The article was published approximately 20 years before the outbreak of WW2. An image of the complete article is HERE.

C. The remaining two pre-WW2 references to Six Million are referred to in the following quote, and consist of references to (1) the Herzl diaries, and (2) British and Bolshevik propaganda in WW1. We do not have first-hand references, but we expect that scholars familiar with the literature would have little trouble digging them up:

As a gentile European I may not ask these questions [ie, question
the Orthodox Jewish Version of the Holocaust] without penalty,
but Rabbi Moishe Arye Friedman, chief Rabbi of the Orthodox
anti-Zionist Jewish Community in Vienna, Austria, did not prostrate
before the God of Zion and did not hesitate to attend the [2006] Tehran
conference decried by the Muslim American Society as immoral and
motivated by racial hatred. In his address to the conference he
stated that the founder of the Zionism, Theodor Herzl, already spoke
in his first diaries of a number of six million Jews who were
allegedly threatened in Europe and that, according to Herzl, the
so-called Jewish state would only have a chance if there was a
disaster for these six million European Jews, as well as that the
Bolshevists and the British government already used the six million
figure in their war propaganda against Germany during the first
world war. He further talked about the collaboration between the
Nazis and the Zionists, and added that he was sure that the last
word about the real or actual number of the victims had not yet been
spoken, mentioning that in 1990 the number originally specified of
four million victims of Auschwitz had been reduced to approximately
900,000 to 1.1 million whilst the six million figure remained
--Dr. Sahib M. Bleher, "Iran Revolution ends the 'Holocult'",
Mathaba organization, 2006/12/17

Rabbi Friedman's address is also described at http://www.flyingimam.com/, where it is additionally noted that the Bolshevists and the British government already used the six million figure in their war propaganda against Germany during the first world war.

Now in case the logical implications of the above material have managed to escape the reader, let me put it bluntly: If there is a seemingly-factual claim of 'six million Jewish deaths' (or near-deaths) in four entirely different historical contexts, then this is simply too big a coincidence to be believable -- four events within a half century, each of which involves six million Jewish deaths (or near deaths) is wildly improbable; and in fact, even ONE event involving as many as six million deaths is itself difficult to believe without extraordinary proof. Thus it is clear that what we have in the 'six million' claims are not four factual reports of historical events, but rather four cases of people 'crying wolf' in order to gain attention and sympathy. And that, if I may be so bold as to say so, is irrefutable proof of the fact that the 'Six Million' is a lie.



In his book The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, Prof Arthur Butz cites several victimological exaggerations of Jewish scholars. An article with this material is found HERE.



On my website there is an entire subsction of the section on Jews in Articles of Others devoted to Holocausts Caused By Jews. This is more than simply ironic, because it is a psychological fact that those who make accusations are often guilty of the very crimes of which they accuse others. Perhaps the mechanism at work here is that the accuser is attempting to make himself seem less guilty in the eyes of others; or perhaps he is trying to place on others the blame for his own crimes; but whatever is happening in the case of Jews, it is clear from the historical record that they carry a considerable burden of guilt.



Many commentators have noted that antisemitism does not exist in a vacuum, but instead is a result of the behavior of Jews themselves. This is reinforced by the fact that, at one time or another, Jews have been expelled from virtually every western city, country, state and principality. This, then, suggests strongly -- without consideration of any other historical facts -- that Jews themselves were responsible for the Holocaust. This theme has been elaborated upon by Canadian Jewish Professor Henry Makow, who has argued that the Zionists -- that great cheerleading squad for the promotion of Israel -- were themselves responsible for the Holocaust. Makow's article is HERE (to make the type visible, do an Edit/Select All in Internet Explorer).



From the above considerations, the conclusion is obvious: While the Jewish Establishment spends millions and billions of dollars promoting the Orthodox Jewish Version of the Holocaust, the ugly fact is that the Holocaust story is a lie used to promote Jewish interests and pick gentile pockets, and to cover up the fact that -- far from being Eternal Victims -- the Jews are actually ETERNAL VICTIMIZERS.


There is a curious theological aspect to the OJV, which we can only appreciate if we know that religious Jews regard their best rabbis as able to outsmart Yahweh. As Ed Steele put it in one of his essays, 'You really must have a glimmering of the true extent of Jewish hubris in order to appreciate their belief that, if they got the whole world to repeat their 6-million lie, then God would be fooled into allowing them to enter the "Promised Land."' Or in other words, the Jews had no compunctions about pedaling the Six Million lie because it was all for the noble cause of fooling their stupid God. Fooling the stupid Goyim was only a side issue.



Appendix: Birdman Corresponds With Michael K on the
6 Million Number


Birdman writes (excerpt):

Now this is the deal: The 'six million' number came from SOMEWHERE. The big question is where. Furthermore, it comes from some AUTHORITY, because it was used THREE SEPARATE TIMES IN MAJOR EXPRESSIONS OF JEWISH ESTABLISHMENT THOUGHT -- 1902, 1919 and 194x. That means that the chances are very good that it is scriptural, possibly kabbalistic. We have confirmation of this theory with Weintraub [The Holocaust Dogma of Judaism: Keystone of the New World Order by Ben Weintraub], however strange he may be. Since you know Hebrew, and since you have contacts among Jews, you are in a position to investigate this. You just might be able to uncover the Story of the Century if you could crack this nut. Rabbis that wouldn't talk to me might be willing to talk to you, particularly if they see you as a fellow Jew. I have already asked several rabbis for comment, but have either been ignored or have received denials.


michael responds [intervening correspondence was omitted as irrelevant]:

ok, i've made some good progress with the weintraub book.

first you should know that weintraub is a pseudo nym for the real author.

second pp.5-6 entitled "Secrets of Rabbi Benjamin Blech" have the important information. the verse with missing VaW appears in Leviticus 25:10:

, , , -; , , -, - . 10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. .

The relevant word is the last word in the verse. I have enlarged it to explain exactly the analysis.

The four green Hebrew letters spell the word: TaSHuVu

The dots form the vowels. The three slanted dots under the are pronounced oo. (Normally this sound would be formed by another Hebrew letter Vaw, as in the last letter of the word: ). The missing VaW appears in red as: this is what a certain Rabbi Benjamin Blech calls the missing Vaw.

[His book, The Secrets of Hebrew Words, appears at the following amazon site: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1568219180/qid=1135492288/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/103-5695691-3891846?s=books&v=glance&n=283155]

He wants to then say that, since the gematria value of the missing VaW is 6, and since the verse in Leviticus 25:10 is speaking about the Jubilee return of men to their possessions, an idea that is considered messianic in both Jewish and Christian theology, then there is a subtle allusion of the idea of some value of 6 Jews “missing” in the return of the Jews to their ancient nation of Israel. This is called an asmachta, or general allusion, to an existing reality. In other words, since they believe the holocaust number of 6 million to be true, they then see in this verse in Leviticus an asmachta or allusion to this in the missing VaW, which must mean a missing 6 million Jews.


[Birdman replies:]

OK, then let me lay out again my concerns to you about why I think more work needs to be done on the matter, and you tell me what you think:

First, while we may have identified a number beginning with 6, we haven't definitely nailed down that it is 6 mil. It could be any number of Jews between the total world population and any number of Jews that haven't yet been 'eliminated'. This could be 6,000, 60,000 or 600,000 rather than 6 mil. Furthermore, the 6 mil number was mentioned twice BEFORE the Holocaust, so it is clear that the 6 mil number was an outside belief imposed on the Holocaust story, and had no relation to what happened in the Holocaust itself. Indeed, if rabbinical scholars were looking for a '6' number that actually had some relation to the Holocaust, 600,000 would have been a lot closer. That, of course, would be the number who DIED, not the number KILLED.

That then means that we are left with the task of identifying WHY some Establishment Jews latched onto 6 mil, how they were able to make this number an icon among all Jews, and who they were.

Furthermore, if we assume that the reason for the number (in all three usages) was ultimately to legitimize Israel, what seems to have happened is that some small group of Jewish scholars was trying to hoodwink a larger group of Jewish scholars who would then have their concerns about the legitimacy of Israel removed. But the information about this hoodwinking has so far not been forthcoming. We need this for a full explanation. It is notable that the first appearance we have so far found of the 6 mil number is in 1902, which was just shortly after the Basel Zionist conference (1898?), the proceedings of which the Protocols are said by some to represent.

In short, there is a lot of info missing from the story, including definitely nailing down the 6 mil number, and the only way I see to get it is to consult with rabbis: My guess is that someone may wish to make a clean breast of it, particularly among the rabbis who were hoodwinked, now that we have come this far in figuring out the fraud. The only person I see capable of that is you. If you grab the opportunity, you could become famous. Or maybe just satisfied that you did your duty.


[michael responds:]

look, you're right about the VaW implying any possible multiple of six. why they insist on 6 million is a good question. why do they have an a priori assumption of 6 million? i dont know. but i can tell you that the head of the yad vashem israeli holocaust museum (the mother of all such museums) is named yehuda bauer, which apparently is the same surname as the rothschilds. so maybe the 6 million number is an illuminati concoction. it would be much more fruitful, in my opinion, to ask illuminists than rabbis. the rabbis wont be able to answer this for you.

another interesting point is that if the number of jewish dead in wwII is really 600,000, this would have great theological significance, because there were 600,000 adult males that left egypt under moses, and in kabala it is accepted that there are 600,000 primary jewish souls. so even to kabalists 600,000 should be much more significant than 6 million and could be the symbolism of the missing VaW.

[End of relevant correspondence]


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