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German Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Heiko Maas, a Doppelgänger of Adolf Eichmann, has announced that Facebook must obey German law...
Judge who sentenced Irishman for smashing his TV for his dislike of Holocaust propaganda faces more unruly delinquents...
Yet another Holocaust movie was released late last year, and it looks like this one will be a flop. Finally. But why do they keep trying? Well, it's not just about business. It's about teaching us goyim a lesson...
We are writing to you to support the application for a visa by the French comedian and social critic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala.
I am writing in response to Executive Director Nossel's recent letter regarding the release of reporter Jason Rezaian and poets Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Medhi Mousavi. Thank you for the good new! While escapes from theocratic regimes make good press and fund raising material, I am writing regarding a more pernicious threat to Freedom of Expression.
I am responding as a member of CODOH to an article regarding Bradley Smith, the Krema I building at Auschwitz, and accusations of anti-Semitism (www.vtcynic.com/email-incites-bias-report/).
Mr. Smith failed to respond because he died on February 18. Our e-mail was not directed at Jewish students, but rather at anyone with a critical mind. It did neither claim “that an Auschwitz crematorium was a ‘hoax’” nor that “a particular crematorium at Auschwitz was created post-war.”
I would like to address the statement attributed to Stevens and Vogel:
“We want to be clear that a communication such as this that perpetuates anti-Semitism by falsely proclaiming inaccurate historical events has no place at the University of Vermont.”
Stevens and Vogel seem ignorant about Krema I at Auschwitz, the focus of our “communication” (goo.gl/qzEgJD). In 1941, Krema I is said to have been reconfigured to contain a gas chamber during a time when exclusively Russian PoWs were allegedly gassed (see goo.gl/FJ0bV6, p. 30; see also goo.gl/q8aDu8), but no Jews. How then can a discussion of this gas chamber’s origin be anti-Semitic?
Stevens and Vogel claim that we “proclaim inaccurate historical events.” The article we sent around discussed alterations made to Krema I after the end of the war. These alterations are admitted by all mainstream scholars, e.g.:
- Franciszek Piper, former curator of the Auschwitz Museum’s Archives: goo.gl/Kkxano
- French Auschwitz researcher Jean-Claude Pressac, in a work published in cooperation with the Auschwitz Museum, lamented that the post-war changes were undocumented and are deeply flawed: goo.gl/l9jE3Y; goo.gl/JcBtGJ
However, until not too long ago, Auschwitz tour guides told tourists that the building was in its original state (http://goo.gl/SD5lBq). Only in recent years did the Museum put up signs admitting those alterations (goo.gl/98p0Fk; goo.gl/PriZbY).
It is therefore an incontrovertible fact that what we see there today is not what the Soviets found in 1945.
I am not sure what Stevens and Vogel claim is the "correct history" of Krema I, but its history has already been subject to extensive revision by the Auschwitz Museum itself. Discussing these revisions has nothing to do with anyone’s attitude toward Jews.
Stevens and Vogel owe Mr. Smith an apology.
David Merlin writes to the Calgary Gauntlet to refute Professor Maureen Hiebert claiming that, "Holocaust denial is a form of anti-Semitism, plain and simple.”
One of the more successful stratagems in the battle against historical revisionism is the false claim that Holocaust “denial” is anti-Semitic.
David Merlin writes to Freedom House National Headquarters to call its attention to a serious threat to internet free speech coming from two quirky English laws.
The government is taking fresh steps in the fight against hatred of Jews by formally adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.
The Washington Report has been one of the foremost voices of rationality and fairness regarding US policies in the Middle East. As such, you should be aware of a developing threat to to free speech and the expression
David Merlin is submitting a Letter to the Editor as a response to the April 28 Op-Ed piece by Ben Trachtenberg. He writes this letter in remembrance of Teacher Bian Zhongyun and in support of academic freedom for teachers and professors.
I was surprised when I saw the Mike Walsh article that Ernst Zündel had died. Ernst had been the leader in so many battles for so long and was such a dedicated and determined person that I expected him to go on forever and ever.
In March 2001 several large statues of Buddha carved into the cliffs at Bamyan Valley were destroyed as part of a government campaign to rid Afghanistan of offensive idolatry.
CODOH is open to all people interested in history and free speech. The only thing we formally oppose is the censorship or criminalization of historical discussion. Our founder Bradley Smith wrote, "...one certain sign of bigotry is an unwillingness to allow others to speak.”
The most determined assault on Internet freedom of speech in the English-speaking world is underway in the UK, led by Prime Minister Theresa May and her Home Secretary Amber Rudd.
A case with far-reaching implications for the rights of the public to internet access has been filed in San Francisco. At stake is the public's right to say or see what they want versus the unrestricted power of internet corporations to refuse service to unpopular clients.
In October 2017 CODOH ran the story “Anne Frank, a Cold Case” about former FBI Agent Vincent Pankoke. Mr. Pankoke has set up a website and is trying to raise $5,000,000 to “crack the case of Anne Frank,” specifically trying to identify who was behind “the betrayal that led to her death in a concentration camp.”
There is a lot of noise about the dangers of "False News" and "Hate" on the internet, with the suggestion that Revisionism is somehow a culprit. This noise is coming from the same people who are right now sending jets and cruise missiles to kill people in Syria.
Washington, D.C., May 7, 2018 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a report entitled "Quantifying Hate" which purports to be an analysis of anti-Semitic speech on Twitter. The ADL also claims the Report provides the first-ever “snapshot of the trends and themes of anti-Semitism” on the social-media platform over the course of a one-year period(...)
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. (COJMCAG Inc.) commissioned a study of the public's "Awareness of the Holocaust,” timed to be released on Holocaust Remembrance Day. COJMCAG Inc. claims that there is a "significant lack of Holocaust knowledge in the United States."