The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Monday, November 21, 2005

David Irving: The rights of a 'paper Eichmann'

By D.D. Guttenplan, London correspondent for the Nation

WHAT DO YOU DO with a problem like David Irving? Until a few years ago, the British author of "Hitler's War" was usually described as a "controversial historian." But in April 2000, a British high court judge held that Irving not only had denied the reality of the Holocaust but was an anti-Semite, a racist and a neo-Nazi sympathizer who "deliberately falsified and distorted" historical evidence in the service of his right-wing views.

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4 Comments:

  • At 7:14 PM, Anonymous A. S. Marques said…

    What a sanctimonious absolute hypocrite! I despise censorship more than I'm able to despise almost anything else, but I'll open an exception for this kind of reptile. I have more respect for real professional censors that will not hide their sorry ignorant true selves from view.

     
  • At 7:15 AM, Anonymous Scott Smith said…

    Who cares about the pain and suffering of gimme-groups? With the United States acting as a collaborator in Thoughtcrimes trials by deporting people with little pretext, it is time for the gloves to come off. Lies need to be challenged.

     
  • At 12:07 PM, Blogger Bradley R. Smith said…

    I think the issue of the U.S. Government collaborating (the right word) with the German State in extraditing writers and publishers to Germany to be inprisoned for thought crimes is a seriuos issue. The "collaboration."

     
  • At 12:07 PM, Blogger Bradley R. Smith said…

    I think the issue of the U.S. Government collaborating (the right word) with the German State in extraditing writers and publishers to Germany to be inprisoned for thought crimes is a seriuos issue. The "collaboration."

     

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