The Comittee for Truth in History - The Six Million Reconsidered

MARK TWAIN was lucky. He lived at a time when these things could still be treated with the saving grace of good humor: "You will say that the Jew is everywhere numerically feeble. When 1 read in the Cyclopoedia Britannica that the Jewish population of the United States was 250,000, 1 wrote to the editor and explained to him that 1 was personally acquainted with more Jews than that, and that his figures were without a doubt a misprint for 25,000,000. People told me that they had reasons to suspect that for business reasons, many J ews did not report themselves as J ews. It looks plausible. 1 am strongly of the opinion that we have an immense Jewish population in America. I am assured by men competent to speak that the Jews are exceedingly active in politics."' Mark Twain does not specify what he means by "exceedingly active in politics," but the activity obviously has not decreased since 1899.