Richard A. Widmann

Richard A. Widmann is the author of many revisionist articles and reviews including "How Fahrenheit 451 Trends Threaten Intellectual Freedom." Mr. Widmann has been published in Christian News, The Journal of Historical Review, The Last Ditch, The Revisionist, Smith's Report, and Vierteljahreschefte für freie Geschichtsforschung. He is the editor of Inconvenient History.



Each issue of Smith's Report brings information about the latest happenings on CODOHWeb, the World Wide Web site of Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (http://www.codoh.com). But for those without access to the Internet, CODOHWeb remains intangible. What is on the “site"? What does one see when accessing the …

The great war theoretician Sun Tzu declared, “Speed is the essence of war.” Today it would be fair to paraphrase Sun Tzu and write, “Speed is the essence of the Internet.” Comparisons of the Internet to “super highways” abound in today’s news media. What is the point of such metaphors? …

One of the most popular areas on CODOHWeb is our International page. On this page we feature important revisionist papers in languages other than English. Specifically, we now offer works in Arabic, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. We happily perform the public service of beaming …

Readers of Smith’s Report should recall revisionist researcher Carlos Porter’s run-in with the German legal system last December (see SR40). Porter’s conviction was the result of having mailed copies of his revisionist classic, Not Guilty at Nuremberg: The German Defense Case to hundreds of officials in Germany. Porter sent off …

Twenty years ago, James J. Martin, considered by many to be the dean of living revisionist historians, wrote The Saga of Hog Island and Other Essays in Inconvenient History. This revisionist classic brought to light suppressed stories of the Second World War, including the Pearl Harbor cover-up, the Allied rehabilitation …

As 1998 begins, a new strain of virulent anti-Americanism is circulating throughout our country. We see the Holocaust Lobby attempting, in complete and utter disregard for the basic tenets on which our country was founded, to eliminate revisionist dissent through nongovernmental, “voluntarist” tampering with the free market of ideas. While …

The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics ... will examine one of the untruths which continues to wreak the most havoc after over half a century in today’s world, and not only in Israel: the myth of the 6 million Jews exterminated that has become a dogma justifying, sacralizing (as the …

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) of Los Angeles has once again smeared and slurred revisionists. It should come as no surprise to readers of Smith’s Report that SWC has done so by its continued hateful misuse of the “hate” label. Working from its own volatile equation (Hate + Fear = …

Since the beginning of 1997, CODOHWeb has been supporting Carlos Porter in his on going case against the German "legal" system. Way back in December of 1996, Judge Zeilinger of the Munich District Court charged Porter with being guilty of "slandering the dignity of the dead" by sending copies of …

But what was strange was that although Goldstein was hated and despised by everybody, although every day, and a thousand times a day, on platforms, on the telescreen, in newspapers, in books, his theories were refuted, smashed, ridiculed, held up to the general gaze for the pitiful rubbish that they …

Harry Elmer Barnes famously defined “historical revisionism” when he wrote Actually, revisionism means nothing more or less than the effort to revise the historical record in the light of a more complete collection of historical facts, a more calm political atmosphere, and a more objective attitude.[1] Barnes’s definition may …

By Richard A. Widmann. [caption id="attachment_2415" align="alignright" width="150"] Blasting the Historical Blackout![/caption] The softbound edition of Inconvenient History Volume VII is now available! Our seventh softbound annual contains 536 pages of cutting-edge scholarship that topples misleading myths of contemporary history by revealing the inconvenient truth of these matters. Inconvenient History …

By Richard A. Widmann. NOW AVAILABLE! The softbound edition of Inconvenient History Volume VIII is now available! Our eighth softbound annual contains 412 pages of revisionist scholarship that blasts the historical blackout and reveals the inconvenient truth of these matters. Inconvenient History Volume VIII contains all the content from our …

By Richard A. Widmann. [caption id="attachment_2430" align="alignright" width="221"] Amazon joins the ranks of book burners[/caption] For twenty years, I have been commenting on how the themes and plot of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian tale of book-burning Fahrenheit 451 are coming to pass. My initial article on this subject was entitled, “How …

Readers of Smith's Report may recall our announcement of having been the proud recipients of an Internet award in 1996 (see SR 47 "Notebook). The award was a "Top 5% of the Web" rating by Lycos—a web directory of top-shelf sites rated by the Web's most experienced reviewers. For quite …

A favorite tactic of Holocaust cultists has been to exploit the power of images—photographic and “artistic”—to convey and suggest the horrors, real or imaginary, of the Holocaust. Oftentimes our opponents have resorted to miscaptioned or misleading photos to, in the words of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), “counter …

Last issue, we announced the launching of the CODOH Bulletin Board into cyberspace (SR 56). Those who cannot visit CODOHWeb for lack of access to the Internet may well wonder what he was talking about. The CODOH “BBS,” or Bulletin Board, marks yet another first for revisionism. CODOH’s drive for …

One of the great advantages of running a World Wide Web site is the ease and minimal cost of publishing. CODOHWeb has gained an international reputation not only for our republishing of classic revisionist texts like Fritz Berg's "Diesel Gas Chambers: Myth within a Myth" and the banned-in-Germany anthology, Grundlagen …

Since 1991 one of the principal elements of CODOH’s revisionist evangelism has been the Campus Project. The project kicked off in a big way on April 4, 1991 when the Daily Northwestern printed Bradley Smith’s article “The Holocaust Story: How Much is False? The Case for Open Debate.” This first …

Dr. Fredrick Töben, director of Australia's revisionist Adelaide Institute, was arrested and imprisoned in Mannheim, Germany on April 9, 1999 on the charge of “defaming the memory of the dead." As readers of Smith’s Report are well aware, this latest outrage against freedom of speech is just one in a …

In recent months the establishment media has barraged us with allusions to the Second World War and especially the Jewish Holocaust story while reporting on the situation in Yugoslavia. American propaganda has cast Milosevic as a modem day Hitler planning the extermination of the Kosovars. The New Republic was unable …

The huge success of revisionist outreach via the Internet by CODOHWeb and other on-line revisionists has been recently acknowledged by none other than the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith (ADL). Stung by our breakthroughs, ADL has launched a new on-line smear, titled “Poisoning the Web: Hatred on Line.” This “report” …

When the public thinks about the topic of German or Nazi poison gas development and usage throughout the years leading up to and including the Second World War, images of vast extermination programs and the gas chambers of Auschwitz and other concentration camps immediately leap to mind. The Holocaust story …

In 1952, Harry Elmer Barnes wrote a timely article, "How 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' Trends Threaten American Peace, Freedom, and Prosperity" as the final chapter of the classic revisionist anthology, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. Barnes analyzed George Orwell's classic novel as a work of prophecy and sounded the alarm to reverse …

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 …

In a style reminiscent of the most vile Nazi rhetoric, Deborah Lipstadt writes in the preface to her Denying the Holocaust, "In the 1930s Nazi rats spread a virulent form of antisemitism that resulted in the destruction of millions. Today the bacillus carried by these rats threatens to 'kill' those …

The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization, Patrick J. Buchanan, New York, 2002 The title of Pat Buchanan's latest book instantly brings to mind Oswald Spengler's classic two-volume study, The Decline of the West. The similarities between these efforts, however, end …

Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland, Jan T. Gross, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2001 Although erroneously charged with "denying" the Holocaust, revisionists have for years actually only sought to redefine "Holocaust." In the standard historiography, "Holocaust" is defined as the systematic destruction of over …

Photo Fakery: The History and Techniques of Photographic Deception and Manipulation, by Dino A. Brugioni. Dulles, Virginia: Brassey's, 1999. Richard A. Widmann Dino Brugioni begins his study of photo fakery with a brief discussion of Arthur C. Lundahl, the first director of the CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center. Lundahl always …

The Revisionist, Helen Schulman, Crown Publishers, 1998 The Revisionist is a work of fiction (with no affiliation or connection to the magazine that you are currently reading) that confronts psychological "denial" on multiple levels. Helen Schulman has written a fast-paced book in which her main character, a neurotic neurologist, David …

Following the devastating attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th, various commentators have attempted to explain the event to their audiences. One frequent allusion was that of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Perhaps Disney's recent film was stuck in the minds of our media …

In January 2004, yet another memorial is due to open to commemorate the Holocaust. This memorial, a huge abstract affair, is to be constructed near Berlin's famous historic landmark, the Brandenburg Gate. Although 50 million marks have been promised by the German government to cover the building costs of the …

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) which prides itself as being in the "forefront of the battle against hate" has unwittingly launched a campaign based on the very principles that they claim to oppose. In August the SWC began protesting the sale of what they deemed, "Nazi Hate Propaganda" on the …

Touted as a documentary which would change the Holocaust narrative as we know it by revealing new information on the Einsatzgruppen and what has come to called “the Holocaust by bullets,” National Geographic's special “Hitler's Hidden Holocaust” which aired on August 2, 2009 failed to deliver on its hype. Anticipating …

The Great Holocaust Trial. Expanded, Third Commemorative Edition, by Michael A. Hoffman II. New York: Wiswell Ruffin House, 1995. Softcover. 144 pages. Notes. Bibliography. $12.95. ISBN 0-929903-05-6. This volume can be purchased from: "Remarks", PO Box 234, Aurora, NY 13026-0234, USA for $20.00. The Great Holocaust Trial is the sort …

The Execution Protocol: Inside America's Capital Punishment Industry, by Stephen Trombley. New York: Anchor Books, 1993. Softcover. 342 pages. $11.95. ISBN 0-385-47178-5. Stephen Trombley's volume is a valuable overview of the American system of capital punishment. Trombley has conducted extensive interviews with those on both sides of what he calls …

The Holocaust Dogma of Judaism: Keystone of the New World Order, by Ben Weintraub and Robert L. Brock, 1995. Softcover. 198 pages. Notes. This volume can be purchased from: "Cosmo Publishing", PO Box 15248, Washington, D.C. 20003, USA for $15.00. Ben Weintraub and editor Robert Brock pose an interesting hypothesis: …