Campus Project

"No subject enrages the Thought Police on campus more than Holocaust revisionism. Students are encouraged to debate every other great historical question as a matter of course, but influential pressure groups with private agendas have made the Jewish Holocaust story and exception. I believe students should be encouraged to investigate the Holocaust controversy the same way they are encouraged to investigate every other historical controversy. This isn't a radical point of view. The premises for it were worked out a while back during a little something called the Enlightenment."

Bradley R. Smith, Break His Bones: The Private Life of a Holocaust Revisionist, p. 99


Starting in the late 1980's, Bradley Smith began a campaign to publish advertisements in college newspapers. The intention was to foster open debate on the Holocaust story throughout the country. What follows is a partial list of those advertisements, reactions to them by students, professors, pressure groups and the media, as well as additional information which has been collected over the years. A few of the ads offered financial compensation for promoting the controversy in a national forum. The terms of these ads have expired and are presented here for historical and research purposes only.

What became known as the "Campus Campaign" was discussed in some detail, albeit a very biased account, in a chapter entitled "The Battle for the Campus" in Deborah Lipstadt's highly subjective book Denying the Holocaust. While Smith argued directly for intellectual freedom and open debate on campus, Lipstadt, a professor, took the opposing view — that ideas, especially dissident ideas regarding the Holocaust story, were not worthy of discussion in America's colleges and universities.

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Documents in this category

Author Document Language Published
Smith, B. God Bless the Hillel Rabbis English 2000-01-03
Smith, B. Smith's Report no. 9, February/March 1992 English 1992-03-01
Smith, B. Smith's Report no. 10, July 1992 English 1992-07-01
Smith, B. Help run my "Eisenhower" ad in student newspapers at universities around the country English 2008-01-01
Smith, B. Men & Women, support CODOH today! English 2010-10-20
Smith, B. The Irrational Vocabulary of the American Professorial Class with Regard to the Holocaust Question English 2006-10-18
O'Keefe, T. Brad Smith’s Campus Project Ad Printed after Furious Clash at University of Texas, Austin Cable Television to Broadcast Cole Auschwitz Video English 1993-05-01
Smith, B. The Campus Thought Police English 2000-01-01
Smith, B. "Prima Facie": Smith's Report no. 1, April/May 1990 English 1990-04-15
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 4, April 1991 English 1991-04-01
Smith, B. Please help me run this ad in college newspapers English 2008-01-01
Weber, M. Bradley Smith’s "Campus Project" Generates Nationwide Publicity for Holocaust Revisionism, Unprecedented Media Coverage of Holocaust "Open Debate" Campaign English 1994-07-01
Raven, G. Bradley Smith’s "Campus Project" Generates Nationwide Publicity for Holocaust Revisionism, Unprecedented Media Coverage of Holocaust "Open Debate" Campaign English 1994-07-01
Austin American-Statesman, 18. Dec. 1997 Museum director upset by ad disputing Holocaust, Holocaust museum rejects Rice newspaper's donation of advertising fee English 1997-12-18
Smith, B. Smith Addresses the Editor of the "Daily Aztec" and His Academic Supervisors English 2013-10-30
Smith, B. Media Madness, Introduction English 1997-01-03
CODOH "I would do it again", Hofstra Chronicle Editor about CODOH's Campus campaign English 1999-01-01
Kirell, J. "I would do it again", Hofstra Chronicle Editor about CODOH's Campus campaign English 1999-01-01
Weber, M. More Student Papers Publish Smith's 'Open Debate' Advertisement English 1995-07-01
Smith, B. Smith's Campus Brief: Catholic University & University of Chicago, November/December 1996 English 1996-01-12
Overall, Z. Don’t Fall for the Holohoax!, At Nuremberg the Allies convicted and executed Germans based on confessions tortured out of them! We should be ashamed of ourselves! English 2014-03-16
Smith, B. Kent State Academics to Embrace Elie Wiesel, Jewish Studies program educates students on Holocaust, Prepares for Elie Wiesel visit English 2013-05-26
Rucker, J. Wiesel’s War Coming to Kent State English 2013-05-26
Smith, B. CODOH's $250,000 Offer English 1998-01-08
Smith, B. The Committee for Open Discussion of the Holocaust Story (CODOH) offers $100,000! English 1997-01-08
Smith, B. CODOH's $100,000 Offer English 1998-01-01
Smith, B. There is no Liberty without Free Speech and Open Debate: $250,000 Offer English 1998-01-08
Smith, B. List of Colleges Where CODOH Ads Have Run (1991-1995) English 1996-01-01
Smith, B. Holocaust Studies: Appointment With Hate? English 1993-01-01
Smith, B. Proof of "gas chambers?" English 2000-01-06
Smith, B. Open Letter to John Silber, Chancellor of Boston University English 2000-09-20
Scott, F. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Lovelace, T. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Mcfadden, S. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Lareau, A. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Perlman, B. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Hahn, D. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Rivers, K. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Rindo, R. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Voelker, K. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
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