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, December 12, 2005

Holocaust Historiography Project shut down

We've just received word that the web hosting company for the Holocaust Historiography Project (Doteasy, in Canada) has received a complaint against our site by the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and as a result shut down the HHP site.

It's certain to be a scramble to find a new host, but we're hoping to be back on-line in a couple of weeks. Some of that time will be taken up locating a suitable host, and then there's the matter of getting all the "pointers" at Internet routing stations switched over so visitors are directed to the new location, which always takes a couple of days at best.

We'll post a message here once the site is up again.

See you all later!


  • At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How come I'm still able to find them as usual? Do they have a deadline from the ISP?

  • At 4:54 PM, Blogger Holocaust Historiography Project said…

    Doteasy apparently did not turn the site off immediately, probably to allow us to download any content for which there was no local version. However, it did go down a few minutes after you posted your comment, and was down for several hours.

    The site is now sort-of back on-line, using a marginally flakey provider in Hungary (!). The speed at which the new IP address propagated through the DNS system is truly startling -- it used to take much, much longer. I hope our friends at the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center aren't too disapppointed.

    Once the server situation is finalized, we will be taking steps to "ruggedize" the site, in hopes of making such attacks much more difficult in the future.


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