1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

"The Big Lie"

Reader comment on item: Where the Nazi "Big Lie" Endures

Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), May 1, 2007 at 10:00

I was in the Class of 1944 at Harvard College. I knew of the concentration camps, but they were cast as security and work camps-not extermination camps.

I seem to remember the phrase from those days though, "Tell a big enough lie and tell it often enough, and it will come to be believed." I believe Goebbels was in charge of propaganda.
There was a boy in my freshman English class who was a German Jew refugee. I never heard his story though.
We have big lies now such as "Bush lied, people died." being used by those who hate the President.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to "The Big Lie" by Donald W. Bales

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)