IS THE HOLOCAUST A MYTH? There are two meanings of the word 'myth'. That large numbers of Jews were killed is not a myth in the sense that there is plenty of objective evidence for that. But the holocaust is certainly a myth in the sense of being raised to irrational mythic proportions and perpetuated interminably by Zionists and their supporters to reinforce the myth that Jews are always the eternal victims and so can do no wrong even as they oppress the Palestinians.
The problem is that 'holocaust denial' label is not always rationally applied. It often becomes a label prejudicially applied to anyone who dares question any detail of the standard PC account of the holocaust or dare question the actual number of Jews that were killed, the specific conditions etc. etc. Thus even those who dare conduct factual science based research into the actual numbers and conditions etc. and come up with results around 4 million rather than 6 million are viciously attacked as 'holocaust deniers' as if 4 million killed Jews wouldn't constitute a holocaust! The problem is that it is a very touchy emotional subject rather than a subject for objective research.
I'm somewhat sympathetic to those who criticize holocaust researchers. Frankly I have no idea of how many Jews died in the holocaust and the exact number is really irrelevant. Whatever the number it was too many. However it is important that people study such things. The ideal of science is to study everything and find the truth about everything in every last detail, so it is good that at least someone is objectively and scientifically working all issues.
As to publishing study after study, if the prevailing facts are wrong that is precisely what needs to be done. It is not the motivation that is important but the accuracy of the results don't you think?
The process of science is precisely that, to continually propose conflicting ideas and theories in the marketplace of science and hope that the correct one wins out irrespective of PC or conventional prejudices. The attempts to censor that process based on political agendas strikes a blow at the heart of science and must be discouraged and rejected.
I have no personal research interest in the exact number that were killed, but that is not to denigrate those who have different research interests. Perhaps a research interest of mine would be why some would want to research why others would want to research holocaust numbers! :-)