My favourite answer begins with this one in:
"1. The Holocaust was distinct from most other genocides in being done by a highly mechanized industrial society in a short time.
Genocide vs American Indians was stop and start, genocide in stages, mostly done by biological warfare and starvation, over 400 years. Some US presidents took enthusiastic part, esp, Jackson. In California, the genocide there was done by white American miner militias and the state gov’t.
- The Holocaust killed 12 million, 6 million Jews and 6 million others, Romany, Poles, gays, Jehovah’s Witnesses, communists, socialists, labor unions, the handicapped, and criminals.
Genocide vs Natives killed at least 75 million, some estimates as high as 112 million, in all the Americas. In what became the US, the population dropped from 12 to 18 million in 1492 to 250,000 in 1900.
- The most important difference is how it is taught. Germany teaches extensively about the Holocaust in public schools. No one would dare deny the Holocaust without rightfully being called a nut, ignorant, or a bigot.
Genocide denial is extremely common in the US…"
It claims that Americans are taught that it was disease, to soften their guilt and culpability.
75 million to 12 million is no comparison.