Bradley R. Smith

Bradley R. Smith was born in Los Angeles on February 18, 1930. At 18 he joined the army and in 1951 served with the infantry in Korea where he was twice wounded. After three decades of a variety of professional activities, it suddenly hit him: In 1979 he read a leaflet by Professor Robert Faurisson, "The Problem of the Gas Chambers." Then, Arthur Butz’s The Hoax of the Twentieth Century did it for him. He understood from the beginning that he would address the censorship, the suppression of independent thought, the taboo against publishing and debating revisionist arguments—not the arguments themselves. That has remained his position. In 1989 Smith founded Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH) dedicated to defending free speech and free inquiry into the Holocaust question. He handed over CODOH's helm in late 2014, but keeps contributing.

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Secretary General Kofi Annan has begun to poll U.N. General Assembly members in an effort to convene a special commemorative session to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. It just never ends. We are reminded that Soviet Red Army troops freed the Auschwitz concentration camp …

Early this morning I received a call from a student at U Minnesota saying that she is working on a "profile" of Stephen Feinstein, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS), at the College of Liberal Arts. The student wanted my perspective on Professor Feinstein. While the …

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 Radek Sikorski interviews Paul Wolfowitz in FrontPage magazine today (23 November). Sikorski is director of the New Atlantic Initiative at the American Enterprise Institute. Paul Wolfowitz is Paul Wolfowitz. There is a mind-set shared by the Sikorskis and Wolfowitzs that suggests how we morally justify the …

Dream that I’m shot in the head, then the heart. The hit to the head is accompanied by a tremendous blast of hot air. I see everything blowing apart. The shot to the heart is a little high and to my left. It’s an unnecessary follow up. The dream half …

I've been thinking (and no – that's not a straight line). The problem with the thinking is that I have been doing it alone. I don't have to do all the thinking here, but after close to three weeks of doing it alone, it has occurred to me that I …

In 1946 IBIS VERLAG of Linz and Vienna, Austria, published a book put together by Simon Wiesenthal titled KZ Mauthausen, which allegedly describes how it was to be interned in Mauthausen concentration camp. On page 64 of KZ Mauthausen there is a reproduction of a drawing signed by "S. Wiesenthal" …

In the early morning hours of 4 July 1984, arsonists burned down the offices and warehouse of the Institute For Historical Review in Torrance, California. Thousands of books were torched; manuscripts, records and docu­ments, many of them irreplaceable, were destroyed in the flames. (see: Torrance Daily Breeze, 5 July, and …

In the 21 April 1983 issue of USA Today, Simon Wiesenthal told Barbara Reynolds: "When I was released from Mauthausen camp … I was one of 34 prisoners alive out of 150,000 who had been put there." Do you believe he told the truth? You will be interested and, depending …

Elie Wiesel is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, recipient of honorary degrees from universities scattered across North America and Israel and "spokesman for Jews in the United States and throughout the world." Nevertheless, I propose that it is self­evident that this man is not …

Nice photo, eh? I'll be 62 years old by the time you receive this. I never really expected to have a mug shot in the New York Times. But then our national paper of record has been turning its attention to CODOH with some regularity recently. On 11 December the …

Friend The Campus Project has been successful beyond anything we have done before. Holocaust revisionism has become a presence on dozens of university campuses. Seventeen student newspapers at major universities have published full page CODOH ads about revisionism. Papers that refuse to run the ads print editorials, interviews and columns …

Deputies of the German National Democratic Party (NPD) created a scandal when they walked out during the moment of silence at the Parliament of Saxony in Dresden, when they were supposed to hang around to memorialize the deaths of Jews and others at Auschwitz. This was the latest "publicity stunt" …

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Speech delivered at Tehran Holocaust Conference, 05 December 2006 Introduction Good afternoon (morning?). I'm very pleased to be here. Today I will suggest that the American professorial class uses an irrational vocabulary to respond to revisionist arguments questioning the orthodox Holocaust story. That the decision of the American professorial class …

"To refuse a hearing to an opinion because they are sure that it is false is to assume that their certainty is the same thing as absolute certainty. All silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility." —John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859) "It was naive to believe that the …

In the Winter 1984 issue of the German Quarterly, a publication of the Association of American Teachers of German (AATG), there was an advertisement for a book by Charles Weber titled: The Holocaust: 120 Questions and Answers. Dr. Weber is the former head of foreign languages at the University of …

On 4 March 1984 the Herald Examiner published a lengthy interview with Simon Wiesenthal by staff writer Steven Dougherty. Here you will find all the evasions of professional responsiblity and good sense that is typical of the press when it treats with the "Holocaust" and its spokesmen. In this interview, …

In 1977 Elie Wiesel was invited to lecture on the truth of the "genocide" claims to students and Faculty at Northwestern University. There he explained to his audience that, while Greeks invented tragedy, Romans the epistle, the Renaissance the sonnet, "our generation invented a new literature, that of testimony." As …

Il problema Attuale Nessun altro argomento allerta i benpensanti come il revisionismo sull'Olocausto. Naturalmente si può dibattere ogni importante evento storico, ma alcuni gruppi di pressione hanno reso l'Olocausto un'eccezione, corrompendo con i dogmi lo spirito critico, anche all'interno di scuole e Università. Gli studenti dovrebbero essere invitati ad approfondire …

***  Now that my Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist is on the Amazon Kindle program, I will want to publicize the fact that it’s there. The first move would be to announce it to our online subscriber base. What text should I use? The easiest thing would be to send …

Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson, 72, was convicted of “incitement” after an interview he gave to the Swedish television program Uppdrag granskning in 2008 was broadcast on a German TV station. Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany. Williamson was appealing an earlier conviction in 2010. At that time it was reported …

WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT? IS IT THEM? OR IS IT US? Or is it…? Bradley R. Smith Almost all of us have strong opinions about who the responsible parties are for having created and forwarded the scams about German homicidal gaschambers, Germans skinning murdered Jews to make lampshades and …

FROM LADY GAGA TO SAIGON AND BACK AGAIN By Bradley Smith for YouTube These are the notes for my You-Tube video uploaded onto the Internet on 08 February. Today I'm reminded of a Jackie Gleason sketch I saw only last night on the television from 1957. And I know—glamour photos …

The Phenomenon of Holocaust Denial:The New Challenge for Us All! By Bradley Smith It makes you wonder. Today, throughout the Western world, scholarly revisionist arguments regarding the Holocaust question are being developed by maybe half a dozen individuals working out of their homes or here and there from a small …

UNESCO Symposium and Conference on Freedom of Expression "UNESCO promotes freedom of expression and freedom of the press as a basic human right, through sensitization and monitoring activities. It also fosters media independence and pluralism as prerequisites and major factors of democratization by providing advisory services on media legislation and …

The Morgenthau Plan in the Holocaust Myth How the Psychological Warfare Department promoted Germande-industrialization with a "factory of death" motif By Dean Hierbud The Morgenthau Plan significantly influenced the content of the holocaust myth. This article explains how and why, and gives six examples. At the end of WWII in …

Dear Revisionist Friend: This is the first issue of a much promised newsletter that I'll send to you without charge every couple months so long as you express some interest in receiving it. If it seems to you that you haven't heard from me for a long time, it's probably …

Friend: Northwestern University The Northwestern Project is running like clockwork, just about like I predicted (see: Smith's Report #2 & #3). The CODOH Open Debate announcement has appeared in the Daily Northwestern once each week on Thursday since 11 January. During January after the Daily and the NW Review published …