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The Holocaust: Denial & History

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The Nazi Holocaust claimed the lives of between 5 and 6 million Jews between 1939 and 1945. Since then, a small group of Holocaust deniers have lied about and minimized this history by deliberately manipulating historical evidence as part of an ideological and racist agenda.

Learning Tools: Myths & Facts

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Holocaust deniers freely distort the historical record in order to justify anti-Semitism, racism and fascism. These tools help the novice and expert alike analyze denier claims and refute them with historical evidence including primary-source documents and both Nazi and survivor testimony.

Irving v. Lipstadt: Denial on Trial

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In 1996 British Holocaust denier David Irving sued professor Deborah Lipstadt for alleged libel. Three courts found for Lipstadt concluding that Irving was a Holocaust denier, an anti-Semite and a racist. The unedited trial documents found below document this important victory for truth and history.

Continuing Effort: News & Updates

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Holocaust denial suffered a sharp blow as a result of the Irving v. Lipstadt trial, however deniers and so-called "revisionists" continue to publicize their ideologically skewed version of history. We provide up-to-date news, links and resources on denial and its continued impact on culture.

Holocaust Denial in the News

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The links below demonstrate the ongoing struggle over the history and memory of the Holocaust. They appear based on keyword searches of current news articles and are neither selected nor endorsed by HDOT.


Twitter Campaign Takes Aim at Charles Johnson's Publisher
Huffington Post
In 1996, the publisher was forced to hastily drop a book about Joseph Goebbels by the historian David Irving, due to Irving's open sympathy for Nazis and his Holocaust denial. One reason Johnson's book deal seems to be attracting protest is that ...

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Eichmann's Not So Banal Evil
First Things (blog)
Her work is not a replacement for the earlier biography by David Cesarani, nor for the study of the Eichmann trial by Deborah Lipstadt, but it makes a significant contribution because of her detailed use of material from Argentina and from Eichmann's ...


Wall Street Journal

You Need a Law to Affirm Israel's Jewish Identity?
Wall Street Journal
Now, to a certain degree, the tables are reversed. In speaking out against such a bill, we speak for the future good of the Israel we cherish. Mr. Ellenson is the chancellor of Hebrew Union College. Ms Lipstadt is a professor of Modern Jewish and ...

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Online Holocaust Denial and Hate Podcast Series:

barbed wireHDOT's new podcast recordings feature interviews with Dr. Saul Friedlander, Father John Pawlikowski and other leading scholars and intellectuals discussing Holocaust denial and online hate speech. Subscribe to the feed in iTunes to receive new podcasts as we post them.

 

 

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Controversy at Harvard: Muslim Chaplain Suggests Death of Muslim Apostates?, May 2, 2009

 

For the past two weeks a controversy has been brewing at Harvard as reported by the Harvard Crimson. Recently it has also been covered in the Forward.

In short, the Muslim chaplain, Abdul-Basser wrote the following to a Muslim student:

great wisdom (hikma) associated with the established and preserved position (capital punishment [for apostates]) and so, even if it makes some uncomfortable in the face of the hegemonic modern human rights discourse, one should not dismiss it out of hand.”
In the Crimson article a number of Muslim students were quoted as being quite critical of his stand. He claims that he has been misinterpreted and was not saying that he supports death for converts from Islam. It's hard how to see otherwise, particular in light of his comment about "hegemonic modern human rights discourse."

He, of course, is free to have any religious view he wishes. It is just disturbing to think that this is the point of view being imparted to students.