Ottawa Sun | 21Jul2011 | Orest Slepokura

No Denials

Re: “The truth about the media,” July 19, 2011:

The late Doug Collins was no “Holocaust denier,” as Warren Kinsella claims. What Collins had was the temerity to question the received version of World War II history. Opinion-makers like Peter Worthington and the late Doug Fisher hailed Collins in the pages of Sun Media for his frontline courage as a British Army veteran during the Hitler war and his brash style as a newsman. In his 1968 wartime memoir POW: A Soldier’s Story of His Ten Escapes from Nazi Prison Camps (New York: W.W. Norton), Collins cited the figure of four million as the death toll for the Auschwitz concentration camp; today the number given out is about a million. Collins, admittedly as irascible as the late Gordon Sinclair, merely noted the fact that history isn’t written in stone.

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alta

(Looks like we have two very different interpretations on our hands here)