Theodore J. O'Keefe

Theodore J. O'Keefe, born in 1949, grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey, and graduated from Regis, a Jesuit high school in Manhattan, New York City. He went on to study at Harvard, where he majored in history. He is a skilled editor and the author of numerous published articles, essays, and reviews on a range of historical and political subjects. He is also a man of considerable linguistic aptitude, having studied Latin, classical Greek, French, German, Spanish, and Italian, as well as some Irish and Japanese. For some years he devoted his considerable talent to the Institute for Historical Review as a writer and book editor, and as editor of the IHR's Journal of Historical Review.

In recent years O'Keefe has written for The Occidental Quarterly, and since 2003 has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Western Thought and Opinion.

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Today Holocaust revisionism is illegal in eleven European countries. These include: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland. Holocaust revisionism is also illegal in Israel. Punishment under these repressive laws may range from months to as much as twenty years in prison. Several …

Un des plus proéminants témoignage qui a été utilisé pour justifier l'histoire de l'Holocauste est celui de l'espion et propagandiste de la deuxième guerre mondiale Jan Karski. L'ancien messager de la résistance polonaise, né Jan Kozielewski, écrivit un rapport sur son expérience au sein de la Pologne occupée, 'Histoire d'un …

Theodore J. O'Keefe, educated at Harvard University, is the author of numerous published articles, essays and reviews on historical and political subjects. For some years he served as editor of this Journal. This essay is available, in convenient leaflet form, from the IHR at the following prices: Ten copies for …

Theodore J. O'Keefe, educated at Harvard University, is the author of numerous published articles, essays and reviews on historical and political subjects. For some years he served as editor of this Journal. A version of this essay is available, in convenient leaflet form, from the IHR at the following prices, …

The core of the Holocaust story is the assertion that the Nazis massacred millions of Jews in gas chambers, then disposed of their bodies in crematoria. While no one disputes the existence of concentration camps or that the bodies of dead inmates were cremated, revisionists do dispute the claim that …

No other historical event enjoys the massive, separate commemoration on the national Mall in Washington that is accorded to the Holocaust, the catastrophe suffered by the European Jews during the Second World War. The authorities who created the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum have sought to exploit to the full, and …

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum knowingly exploits a known fraud to propagate the "genocide" theory. Few alleged eyewitnesses to the Nazi "extermination" camps have been as influential, and as honored, as Jan Karski. Karski, who worked as a spy and courier in the Polish underground in World War II, …

First word of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon reached us at the Institute for Historical Review shortly after 7 a.m. (PST), September 11. As we followed the breaking news on our radios and over the Internet, our initial consternation was quickly followed by an awareness …

Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land by Sara Nomberg-Przytyk. Translated by Roslyn Hirsch. Edited by Eli Pfefferkorn and David H. Hirsch. Chapel Hill, NC and London: The University of North Carolina Press 1985, xii + 185 pp., ISBN 0-8078-4160-9. Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land is a collection …

World-class historian David Irving is no stranger to readers of the JHR. His address to the 1983 Intemational Revisionist Conference, which appeared in the Winter 1984 Journal of Historical Review ("On Contemporary History and Historiography"), was something of a primer on Irving's Revisionist historiographical method. It was spiced as well …

One of the most durable and useful "eyewitnesses" to the alleged Jewish Holocaust has been the World-War-II Polish spy and propagandist who calls himself Jan Karski. The courier for the Polish Underground, who was born Jan Kozielewski, wrote an account of his experiences in wartime Poland, Story of a Secret …

With the appearance of this first number of Volume Eight, The Joumal of Historical Review ends its "sabbatical," and resumes its vital mission of revising and correcting propaganda untruths disseminated in the name of history to the woe of men and women of good will everywhere. In its first seven …

Shoah: An Oral History of the Holocaust. The Complete Text of the Film, by Claude Lanzmann. Preface by Simone de Beauvoir. Translated by A. Whitelaw and W. Byron. New York: Pantheon Books, 1985, xii + 200 pp. hb, $11.95, ISBN 0-394-55142-7. Since Shoah the movie rolled on for a seemingly …

Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist by Bradley R. Smith. Los Angeles: Prima Facie, 1987, 118 pages + (vi), $11.95 Hb (ISBN 0-943415-00-4), $6.95 Pb (ISBN 0-943415-00-4). When you see a title starting with the word Confessions nowadays, it's usually safe to assume that some sort of parody is being undertaken. …

In this issue The Journal of Historical Review is proud to introduce Italian Revisionist Carlo Mattogno to the English-speaking world. Mr. Mattogno, a classicist and Orientalist trained in Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, and Hebrew, has during the past three years produced a stream of Revisionist monographs painstakingly analyzing and debunking Exterminationist …

Recently the New York Times made it official: Revisionism has come of age in America. American historian Deborah Lipstadt has been hired by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem to study the Revisionists, of whom she fears "some of their positions could enter the mainstream." We at the Institute for Historical …

This issue of The Journal presents, for the first time in English, the complete text of Adolf Hitler's December 11, 1941, speech to the Reichstag. This important document, in which the German dictator proclaimed to the world his reasons for going to war against the United States, has long been …

The Institute for Historical Review has recently received copies of a transcript of a sworn interrogation of Simon Wiesenthal, which was conducted in 1948. The copies, certified as "true and correct," were obtained from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. To our knowledge this transcript has never been published or …

Hysteron proteron was the Alexandrian grammarians' term for inverting a sequence of words or ideas by putting first what normally comes afterward, in time or in logic. In view of the dramatic events of IHR's Ninth Conference, which came to a rousing and successful conclusion just days before this issue …

Made in Russia: The Holocaust by Carlos W. Porter. Uckfield, Sussex, England: Historical Review Press, 1988, Pb., 415 pages, $10.00, ISBN 0-939484-30-7. A stumbling block for Revisionists, just as it was for the postwar German defendants, is the seeming wealth of documents and testimony assembled by Allied prosecutors for the …

When Harry Elmer Barnes defined historical revisionism as bringing history into accord with the facts," he stated not merely the essence of Revisionism but its entire program as well. One might think that righting errors and false conceptions about the past were program enough, but there remain those among the …

This fall the Western media have marked the outbreak of war in Europe fifty years ago, on September 1, 1939, in strident and self-congratulatory tones. To the press, and to the professional historical establishment, the Second World War is still the "good war," American's and its allies' crusade against evil …

The Winter 1989-90 issue of The Journal of Historical Review concludes Volume Nine of The JHR and launches it into the 1990's. If this last issue of the 80's, and first issue of the 90's, may be said to have a theme, that theme is "justice denied." Nearly every article …

This issue of The Journal<7em>, the first of Volume 10, signals the start of a stepped-up offensive against the foes of historical truth. While two of our European contributors, IHR editorial adviser Carlo Mattogno and Spanish Revisionist Enrique Aynat, continue the assault on the Auschwitz front, William Grimstad announces the …

We hear a lot about censorship these days. Our opinion- and taste-makers like to inform us that various attempts to constrict "freedom of expression," understood to include the dissemination of pornography involving children and the burning of the American flag, will have "a chilling effect" on our First Amendment rights …

In this issue of The Journal of Historical Review we are proud to publish, for the first time in English, the Second Leuchter Report, which has just appeared in a French translation, in the premiere issue of Revue d'histoire révisionniste (B.P. 122, 92704 Colombes Cédex, France). Just as Fred Leuchter's …

This fortieth issue of The Journal of Historical Review, capping a decade of publication (with one year's "sabbatical") could be called the "David Irving issue." In three separate, full-length articles the Englishman gives a masterly display of his versatility as an historian. The dogged prospector for original sources, the merciless …

This issue of The Journal, the forty-first since publication was begun in 1980, opens Volume II with a long-sought contribution: Pulitzer-Prize winning historian John Toland's autobiographical remarks to IHR's Tenth Conference at Washington, D.C. last fall. IHR had sought out the best-selling author as a speaker for several years after …

Quiet Neighbors: Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals in America by Alan A. Ryan, Jr. New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, 1984, 386pp, $15.95, ISBN 0-15-175823-9. It's been six years since the Office of Special Investigations was established in the Justice Department to gather up the few loose ends remaining after …

Eichmann Interrogated: Transcripts from the Archives of the Israeli Police, edited by Jochen von Lang in collaboration with Claus Sibyll. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York, 1983, 293pp. The kidnapping, trial, and execution of Adolf Eichmann, the German officer alleged by the Israelis …

That marvelous entity, the human body, goes through a process whereby it constantly renews its cells. Old, injured, or malfunctioning cells die off and new ones replace them. After a cycle lasting approximately seven years, the human body is completely renewed; all the cells are brand new, and the body …

Special Treatment: The Untold Story of Hitler's Third Race by Alan Abrams. Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, 1985, 261pp, ISBN 0-8184-0364-0. This book may have the most ironic title of any work dealing with the Jews of Europe in the 1930's and 40's. Its author, Alan Abrams, is a convinced Exterminationist, …

This issue continues, and completes, the JHR's exploitation of that marvelous godsend from the Klarsfelds and their monied supporters, Jean-Claude Pressac's Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers. Pressac's massive study is the first attempt by Exterminationists to come to grips with the Revisionists' technical arguments against mass murder …

Damming Documentary Evidence To the Editor: You were good enough to send me the Winter 1990­91 issue of your Journal of Historical Review, which contains a piece by Mr. David Irving under the title "Battleship Auschwitz." Readers of his "remarks presented to the Tenth International Revisionist Conference" might conclude that …