Arthur R. Butz

Dr. Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1965 he received his doctorate in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he is now Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Dr. Butz is the author of numerous technical papers. Since 1980 he has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of The Journal of Historical Review, published by the Institute for Historical Review.

Dr. Butz is the author of The Hoax of the Twentieth Century: The case against the presumed extermination of European Jewry, first published in 1976, and a number of minor revisionist papers. For those writings he has been vilified and ostracized ever since.



In the September issue of SR (no. 185) I wrote that Rudolf Vrba was a cousin of Vera Atkins, the World War II British intelligence agent. Wikipedia based this claim on the 2007 (I erroneously wrote 2011) book Spymistress by William Stevenson. I confirmed via Google Books that Stevenson had …

The Passenger, opera in two acts by Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Libretto by Alexander Medvedev. Based on the novel of the same name by Zofia Posmysz. The Passenger, promoted as "a Holocaust-themed opera," was written in the Soviet Union by Weinberg during the 1960s but, despite enthusiastic support from Dmitri Shostakovich, had …

Arthur Butz Having almost recovered from returning from vacation, I was able to read SR 34. The account (p. 4) of the ad in the FAZ, May 17, is erroneous. The ad is very generally worded and many readers would have no idea who or what is involved. There was …

When Bradley Smith asked me via e-mail if I would write a statement supporting the subscription drive of Smith's Report, I replied okay "but please first advise me. Do you object to being described as 'the sort of crank we can't do without', or something like that? That is how …

The Web/Net may be the last battlefield in this whole enterprise. Hoaxery has pretty well driven opposition almost totally from the printed media, and with the severe reprimand even from the land’s national legislature by a unanimous vote condemning any and all who question Establishment hoaxery, it would seem the …

In October 1978 l'Express, a French weekly comparable to Newsweek, published an interview with Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, who had been commissioner for Jewish affairs in the Vichy Government during the German occupation, and who has lived in Spain since the war. Darquier's generally unrepentant attitude, plus his claim that …

Jailing Opinions. A documentary exploring the criminalization of normal historical enquiry and expression, including first-hand accounts from those attending the trial of British historian David Irving who is currently incarcerated in Vienna, Austria, for talking about events that happened (or not, as the case may be) more than sixty years …

Peter Sagal's play Denial, being performed during April and May 1998 in Highland Park, Illinois, centers on Bernard Cooper, an engineering professor (not electrical) who has written a Holocaust revisionist book. The Chicago Tribune (23 April 1998, sec. 5, p. 4), in a review of the play said it is …

Yo veo tres principales razones para creer difusa y erróneamente en la leyenda de millones de judíos asesinados por los alemanes durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial: las tropas norteamericanas y inglesas encontraran terribles montes de cuerpos en los campos alemanes occidentales que capturaran en 1945 (por ejemplo, Dachau y Belsen …

Esistono tre concrete ragioni per cui si dà generalmente credito alla leggenda, ampiamente diffusa, ma erronea, secondo la quale sarebbero stati milioni gli Ebrei uccisi dai Tedeschi durante la II guerra mondiale. Innanzi tutto vi è il rinvenimento, ad opera delle truppe inglesi e americane, di orripilanti pile di cadaveri …

Eu vejo três razões principais para a muito difundida mas falsa crença na lenda de milhões de judeus mortos pelos alemães durante a 2ª Guerra Mundial: tropas americanas e britânicas encontraram horríveis pilhas de cadáveres nos campos alemães ocidentais que capturaram em 1945 (Dachau e Belsen), já não existem grandes …

I see three principal reasons for the widespread but erroneous belief in the legend of millions of Jews killed by the Germans during World War II: US and British troops found horrible piles of corpses in the west German camps they captured in 1945 (e.g. Dachau and Belsen), there are …

The 1977 publication of David Irving's fine military history Hitler's War provoked an uproar over what should have been a marginal point but which, with ironic collaboration between Irving and his critics, has become the central point of the book. Irving claimed that Hitler knew nothing of physical extermination of …

The Survivor, by Jack Eisner. New York: Wm. Morrow, 1980, 320 pp., ISBN 0-688-03741-0. War and Love, directed by Moshe Mizrahi, screenplay by Abby Mann, produced by Jack Eisner, released by Cannon Group,1985. Running time 112 min. In late 1980 I was contacted by a Chicago TV station with a …

Why Did the Heavens not Darken? The 'Final Solution' in History, by Arno J. Mayer. New York: Pantheon, 1988, Hb., 492 pages, $27.95, ISBN 0-394-57154-1. In May of this year the general public learned, through an article by Tamar Jacoby in Newsweek, of the "venom of the accusations" being made …

Mémoire en Défense, by Robert Faurisson, 275 pp, Preface by Noam. Chomsky, La Vieille Taupe; B.P. 9805; 75224 Paris Cedex 05, 1980,FF65. Intolerable Intolerance, by Jean-Gabriel Cohn-Bendit, Eric Delcroix, Claude Karnoouh, Vincent Monteff, and Jean-Louis Tristani, 206 pp, Editions de la Différence, Paris, 1981, FF42. This review of the two …

Two papers by Prof. Dr. Butz about the persecution of Prof. Dr. Robert Faurisson in France for expressing his revisionist views.

Dr. Arthur R. Butz is an associate professor of electrical engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is also the author of a major revisionist study of the Holocaust story, The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, as well as a member of the IHR Journal's editorial advisory committee. Earlier …

(Presented at the Eleventh IHR Conference, October 1992) Why Another Critique? Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. In 1965 he received his doctorate in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he is …

Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. In 1965 he received his doctorate in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he is now Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the …

Truthful Light While hopping about the web researching a novel I am writing, I recently came across the article about Simon Wiesenthal [from the July-August 1995 Journal]. Having read many books on World War II (as well as being the child of a WWlI vet), I found the article intriguing …

Thoughts on the Irving-Lipstadt Trial Your analysis of Judge Gray's decision in the Irving-Lipstadt trial [March-April 2000 Journal , pp. 2-8] is brilliant, and could well serve as an outline for Irving's appeal. Based on my own close reading of the trial transcript, as my years of experience as a …

I sometimes hear revisionists point out that there exists no record of a Hitler order to exterminate the Jews. The point must be made, but its significance is too easily misunderstood. Arthur Butz autographs a copy of his book at the 13th IHR Conference, May 2000. Arthur R. Butz was …

Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. In 1965 he received his doctorate in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he is now Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to …

Consistently Outstanding I have read every issue of the "new" Journal since the change in format that began with the issue of January-February 1993. From the beginning I have been very pleased with the new directions in which the editors have taken the magazine, but I did not want to …

Great Impact I will be 87 on my next birthday. During my life I have seen so many promising organizations come and go. I hope this will not happen with the IHR. Mind you, in the time you have been with us, from 1978, the Institute has made an impact …

Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. In 1965 he received his. doctorate in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he is now Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to …

Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. In 1965 he received his doctorate in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he is now Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to …

When I was writing The Hoax of the Twentieth Century I encountered an extraordinary source, namely, the multi-volume collection of documents and commentary Actes et documents du Saint Siège relatifs à la seconde guerre mondiale (“Acts and documents of the Holy See relative to the Second World War”). The series, …

Christopher HitchensNew Statesman10 Great TurnstileLondon WCIV 7HJ England Dear Christopher Hitchens: 26 August 1980 If the New Statesman is not "part of Israel's media chorus" (NS 20 June 1980) then why is it that your paper refused to print letters from three distinguished Revisionist academics, after they were slandered in …

Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. In 1965 he received his doctorate in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he is now Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to …

Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. In 1965 he received his doctorate in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he is now Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to …