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.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Annual Report on "Holocaust Denial"

Here is an interesting piece. The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies has issued their annual report on Holocaust denial. The article suggests that the Institute is supportive of the persecution of revisionists by the countries of Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The Wyman Institute doesn't appear to understand that this persecution is one of the principal drivers of the acceptance of revisionist theory in Arab countries.

The charge of antisemitism is of course absurd. The time is quickly coming when the arguments of the revisionists will no longer be able to be disgarded with such a simple charge.

Only when the Holocaust is a free subject again will the truth of this tragedy be properly known and understood by all. In the meantime the persecution of revisionist researchers and scholars is only stirring up a volatile mixture in the Mid-east.

Peace in the region will only be possible when a free and open exchange of ideas is allowed. In the meantime any organization dedicated to Holocaust studies should be at the forefront of those denouncing the persecution and incarceration of researchers on this subject.


Annual Report Finds Holocaust-Deniers Gained in Arab & Muslim World in 2005, But Lost Ground in U.S. and Europe
Thu Dec 22, 7:00 AM ET

To: National Desk

Contact: Rafael Medoff of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, 215-635-5622 or rafaelmedoff@aol.com

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Holocaust-deniers suffered setbacks in the United States and Europe this past year, but made gains in Arab and Muslim countries, according to this year's annual report on Holocaust-denial activity around the world.

The year-end report, Holocaust Denial: A Global Survey -- 2005, is published by The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which is located on the campus of Gratz College, near Philadelphia. The report's co-authors are Holocaust scholars Dr. Rafael Medoff, director of the Wyman Institute, and Dr. Alex Grobman, author of a recent book on Holocaust denial. ( For the complete text of the new report, please visit http://www.WymanInstitute.org

Holocaust-denial was the subject of widespread public attention this past year, due to Holocaust-denial statements by the president of Iran and the announcement that Mel Gibson is involved in a forthcoming television series about the Holocaust. (Gibson's father denies the Holocaust, and Gibson himself has made statements minimizing and distorting the Holocaust.) These developments were reported extensively by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Associated Press, and other major news media.

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