David Merlin

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Seventy percent of American voters view anti-Semitism as a "very" or "somewhat serious" problem  according to a survey conducted by Quinnipiac University at the beginning of March 

In March 2014 the Smithsonian Institution ran a made-for-television pseudo-documentary called Treblinka-Hitler's Killing Machine. The TV special was ridiculous. One promotional clips was titled: “Excavating a Secret Gas Chamber: The watershed discovery of Star of David tiles confirms the existence of Treblinka’s gas chambers and becomes the key to reconstructing …
You would think that a Court of "Human Rights" would defend the right of a comedian to make jokes with a biting social commentary, Right? Cartoons about Mohammed are ok, yes. Mocking Jesus Christ is humorous, of course. All France united to protest the Islamic attacks on the iconoclast magazine Charlie Hebdo. …

Ms. Lori Lowenthal Marcus US Correspondent The Jewish Press 4915 16th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204 NY Telephone Number 718.330.1100 Out-of-State Telephone 1.800.992.1600 02 April 2014 Dear Ms. Marcus, I am writing to comment on your review of The Jewish Gas Chamber Hoax where you write, "it sounds pretty much like …

Peter Cassells has been appointed the new Chairperson of HETI. For which he is grateful and made the following remarks. “I am honoured to be the new chairperson of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland. I congratulate the trustees on their success in establishing Holocaust education and promoting Holocaust awareness in Ireland. …

The first issue of Smith's Report came out in the Spring of 1990. Now Bradley is sending out the 200th issue. That is a pretty amazing achievement given the furious efforts of Believers to stifle discussion and thought on the Holocaust story. For over 23 years Smith's Report has been …

We at the Committee for an Open Debate on the Holocaust agree with German Minister Heiko Maas. We also hope he agrees with us that whatever is taught to migrants should be accurate as possible and that discussion and debate over the many unresolved questions in Holocaust studies will be encouraged.

Facebook seems to see itself as the owner of a popular bar; it allows patrons to converse and argue but reserves the right to instantly eject anyone who threatens its popularity as a meeting place...

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."

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.”

In December 2016, British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a press release entitled “Government leads the way in tackling anti-Semitism” which announced that the British government and its agencies would formally adopt a new and expanded definition of Antisemitism.

David Merlin writes to House of Commons Home Affairs Committee to  ask them to reconsider their definition of Anti-Semitism since "it is extremely wrong of politicians to declare what story is “correct history” and what is “Anti-Semitic.

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.

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.

Nothing shows the sick state of the current German government better than a video posted on Facebook by the German Embassy in Brazil explaining the "culture of remembrance" over the Holocaust in Germany.

The mayor's race for Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (Pop. 38,000) has heated up with the candidacy of  Michael Santomauro.

Le Pen received 34% of the vote in France's 2017 presidential election but the media labels her as "Far Right."   More to the point, her election success has made her the target of the French government (Far Left by the standards of most Americans.)

I read Tuesday that four men were arrested early in the morning on charges that they traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia last year to incite a riot and attack counter-protestors.This is a violation of Federal criminal statute, 18 U.S. Code Section 2101, which makes it a felony to cross or telephone across state lines to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot. Punishment can be up to 5 years in prison.

Another year has flown by. It's been a very busy year at CODOH. To give you an idea of exactly how busy it was, we have compiled a report that tells the story with many details. This is also our way of saying thank you to you all, wishing you all a merry Christmas and a successful start into the Year 2019...

Wieder ist ein Jahr flugs vergangen. Es war ein sehr geschäftiges Jahr für CODOH. Um Ihnen eine Vorstellung davon zu ermöglich, wie geschäftig es war, haben wir einen Bericht zusammengestellt, der die Geschichte detailliert darlegt. Dieser Bericht ist unser Dankeschön an Sie für Ihre andauernde Unterstützung und Hilfe, und wir wünschen Ihnen allen eine Frohe Weihnacht und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr...

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.”

Revisionists and all people concerned with Free Speech should be concerned with the antics of the United States Congress regarding Senate Bill 720, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.

A former FBI agent named Vincent Pankoke has set up a website and is trying to raise money 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."