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.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

ACADEMICS SURVEYED TO DISCOVER WHAT THEY REALLY THINK ABOUT HOLOCAUST REVISIONISM


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World's first survey of attitudes to Holocaust revisionism

July 13, 2006

A group which stubbornly refuses to identify itself is launching the world's first survey of the attitudes of academic historians to Holocaust revisionism. A spokesman for the group says, 'We read daily in our newspapers and online news sources about Holocaust revisionists being arrested, put on trial or imprisoned for their views, and we get told a lot how very awful these people are and so on, but no one seems to have thought to ask historians what they actually think about Holocaust revisionism.

'Our aim is, first of all, to find out how much historians know about Holocaust revisionism, and then, second, whether their views are supported by an actual encounters with revisionism - or whether they're simply based on prejudice.' More>>

2 Comments:

  • At 7:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Update

    I was part of the group that launched this survey. We had to abandon it because of the incredibly low response rate, only about one or two replies from each institution. What we found out from one candid respondent was that as soon as the survey was emailed out, staff received another email from the University administration 'strongly advising' staff not to return the survey forms. In such circumstances, the results would have been statistically unreliable.

    Of the brave souls who did return the forms, we found unanimous support for the Holocaust combined with almost total ignorance of revisionist literature. Nearly every respondent asserted their belief that David Irving was the leading revisionist writer.

     
  • At 7:07 AM, Blogger Balder said…

    Great initiative though!

    Think of how much we could do with a few professional people and some money. Approaching historians in person for example, outside the reach of the watchful eyes of University - and other censors.

     

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