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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.


The Independent

Denial: Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson to star in film about Holocaust denier ...
The Independent
The Oscar-winning actress will play US historian Lipstadt, who famously battled Holocaust denier David Irving in court after he sued both her and Penguin Books for libel. The story follows Lipstadt and her lawyers' fight to prove that the Holocaust ...
Hilary Swank Will Play Deborah Lipstadt in New BiopicJewish Daily Forward
Hilary Swank to prove the Holocaust happened in DenialA.V. Club (blog)
Hilary Swank & Tom Wilkinson To Topline Holocaust Drama 'Denial' – Film BriefsDeadline
Variety -Hollywood Reporter -AceShowbiz
all 19 news articles »

Entertainment Weekly (blog)

Casting Net: TMNT 2 adds Brian Tee as bad guy Shredder
Entertainment Weekly (blog)
[Twitter]; Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson will star in Denial, an adaptation of Deborah E. Lipstadt's book—History On Trial: My Day In Court With A Holocaust Denier—written by David Hare. It tracked Lipstadt's libel trial against David Irving, who ...

and more »

Algemeiner

Holocaust Denial is Real – and Frightening
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In Australia, Lady Renouf, a former model, has defended David Irving, the notorious Holocaust denier, and political figures in the country have called Israel a racist and apartheid state or called for a boycott of Israel. In France, Jean-Marie Le Pen ...

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Highlights

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.