I do not wish to be controversial but this is the only place I feel I can ask the question. This question was asked on the history site but I am now trying to understand the psychological cause and effects of the following:
I was recently shocked to hear about a certain group of people denying the Holocaust, especially on Holocaust day a few weeks ago.
As I was listening to the arguments put forward, it seemed very clear to me that the people arguing totally believed it was a "hoax".
I also understand a film has been made about this after a very controversial court case who went all the way to the high court.
Can anyone explain why someone can be in total denial of a fact that can be proven.
Do they live in an alternate consciousness? Is it an illness? Can these people be turned back to see the facts... or dare I say the truth?