U.S. American historian Christopher Browning is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on National-Socialist Germany and the so-called Holocaust. He has written extensively about German policy and decision making regarding the “Holocaust”; the behavior and motives of various German personnel involved in implementing National-Socialist Germany’s Jewish policy; and the use of survivor testimony to explore Jewish responses and survival strategies. Browning has also served as a paid expert witness in at least two major trials. This article discusses some of the weaknesses of Browning’s research regarding the “Holocaust.”
Browing is one of the most prolific orthodox Holocaust scholars. He first crossed swords with revisionists during the first Zündel trial in Canada in 1985, during which he testified as an expert witness for the prosecution. As a result of the discomfort caused to him by the revisionist cross-examination, he refused to testify a second time three years later during the second Zündel trial. Browning has been the repeated target of revisionist criticism.