Different views on historical events ... how do you determine which is correct?
The official figure of Jewish victims of the Nazi inflicted Holocaust and plan of extermination European Jewry which is commonly accepted and even written in several countries' laws is "6 million" Jews.
Now, here's a link to a book first published in Britain decades ago which propagates quite a different view:
[The Hoax of the Twentieth Century](http://www.unz.com/book/arthur_r_butz__the-hoax-of-the-twentieth-century/ "The Hoax of the Twentieth Century" by Arthur R. Butz)
Question: How does one determine (or at least more objectively examine and try to determine) which of contrary views is in fact in line with reality and more likely true?
I would think it is obvious that it doesn't help anyone to simply label anything not in accordance with the official political view as "conspiracy theory" and think that this is evidence or proof of any kind ... not only doesn't it help anyone, it is also indicative of not walking circumspectly as a Christian and instead falling pray to "any wind of doctrine"