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"One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present." Golda Meir

Holocaust Deniers

The following informed opinion essay will explore the origins of the holocaust denial propaganda movement that seeks to deny the reality of the Nazi regime's systematic mass murder of six million Jews in Europe during World War II.

The roots of holocaust denial can be found in the bureaucratic language of the Nazi policy: "The Final Solution to the Jewish Question."  

After the war, former Nazis and Nazi sympathizers dismissed the overwhelming proof of the Holocaust established at the Nuremberg war crimes trials -- displaying their ignorance as coldly as they herded the men, women, and children into cattle cars to die in the "extermination camps."

In 1979 an organized propaganda movement, holocaust "revisionism" began when Willis Carto, founder of Liberty Lobby, the largest anti-Jewish anti-Semitic propaganda organization in the United States, incorporated the Institute for Historical Review.

The Institute for Historical Review (IHR) is a pseudo-academic enterprise and website where professors with no credentials in history expound historical revisionism.

Historical Revisionism, (pioneered by Harry Elmer Barnes, Taylor Charles Tansill, Paul Rassinier and William H. Chamberlin) strives, in the words of Harry Elmer Barnes, to "bring history into accord with the key facts. In this case it would be IHR's version of the facts of Nazism, the genocide of Jews and other peoples during World War II ." [1]

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Dr. Arthur Butz of Northwestern University, Roger Garaudy, Robert Faurisson, and David Irving are the resident deniers and contributors to IHR.

Who publishes this defaming nonsense? Mark Weber is the executive editor, publisher and site architect of http://www.ihr.org. [2]

IHR hides behind a claim that they are "fighting for freedom and truth" and exist "to combat historical deceit and bigotry," but the really inconvenient truth is that: IHR is nothing more than an anti-Semitic academic enterprise disseminating disinformation.

Mark Weber wants to end, what he incorrectly refers to as "the reign of Jewish-Zionist power," in the United States and around the world. [3]

Weber, in a public forum, expressed his disappointment that Germany and the Axis powers didn't win World War II. [4]

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"An axis-dominated Europe, I suggested, would have been prosperous, socially progressive, politically stable and technologically advanced, with an extensive, continent-wide transportation and communications network, conscientious environmental policies, and a comprehensive healthcare system. At the same time, the continent would have remained ethnically and culturally European. Large scale immigration of non-Europeans would have been unthinkable." [From the IHR meeting on July 31, 2010]

 

What? IHR wants an axis-dominated Europe?

IHR "Scholars" condemn Israel's foreign relations policy and U.S. support for Israel because 1) they don't believe the postwar "confession" of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hess, and the testimonies of 20,000 Jewish survivors and 2) they argue there were no concentration camps in the German territory of the pre-1938 German Reich proper [5]

Weber, Butz, Garaudy, Faurisson and Irving question that six million Jews were cruelly uprooted from their homes, forced into overcrowded ghettos and deported to concentration camps.

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Rachel was born in Israel in 1957 and served in the Israeli army during Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon. She was promoted to Major after the war. She studied at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and U.C.L.A in Los Angeles. Rachel has taught at (more...)
 

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