Self-Perception

The revisionist perspective of the history and objectives of re-examining the Holocaust narrative.



Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. In 1965 he received his doctorate in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he is now Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the …

I have always thought that Henry Ford's concise definition of history sets forth more wisdom in fewer words than anything else I know. He observed, "History is bunk," and in three short words the great populist industrialist spelled out one of the most profound problems of our time. We have …

Publishing a revisionist periodical with scholarly ambitions is not exactly what can be called a profitable enterprise. Not only that there aren’t too many people who appreciate dissenting views on politically relevant topics of recent history, but also because scholarly literature simply isn’t meant to be absorbed by a mass …

Here is a brief history of the writer. I was born and raised in a very functional, middle-class family in a suburb of Chicago. The family was religious and believed that Jews are God's chosen people. Occasionally I would hear a racial slur, but I would only laugh. I had …

This is an initial exchange with a man who only recently contacted CODOH. Peter: Your contribution arrived here yesterday. It's a generous donation and very much appreciated\. Sometimes, when I do not know the person well (or, as in our case, not at all) and he or she makes an …

William Blake (1757 – 1827) was as much an artist as poet, as much a printmaker as philosopher, but I fell in with the legions guided by his spirit when I encountered a passage that comes from a public address of his sometime around 1810 that appears as follows in …

The late Joseph Bellinger had intended the current article to be a chapter in a book that remained unpublished at the time of his death, The Prohibition of “Holocaust Denial.” — Ed.[1] Over the past twenty-five years, throughout much of the western world, historical revisionism has sustained ever-harsher assaults …

Breaking the Spell. The Holocaust: Myth and Reality. Nicholas Kollerstrom. Castle Hill Publishers, Uckfield, UK,[1] 2014. 256 pp., including index. "Breaking the Spell," by Nicholas Kollerstrom Published with permission from Castle Hill Publishers Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom, recently of University College London, is a 21st-century Holocaust victim—perhaps a Holocaust survivor, …

The opponents of revisionism—not counting the billion-dollar reparations programs—collect and spend as much money in a week as all the world’s revisionists in a year. If in 2014, revisionism commanded as much as a whole million dollars , the Holocaust memorials and theme parks, genocide-studies departments of a hundred universities, …

Saints are canonized only after their deaths; there’s no such thing as a living saint. It was only after the deaths of Jesus Christ and Mohammed that their respective religions, Christianity and Islam, acquired the sweeping force that enabled their adherents to lay waste countless cities and countries, the while …

I understand perfectly well that the Hitlerian regime was anti-Semitic and that it persecuted Jews and others. I understand that many peoples experienced unfathomable catastrophes in Europe during World War II. The catastrophe of the Jews was one among them. Nevertheless. I no longer believe that there was a plan …

The HWSC & Boise State University Student Union has included my little book, Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist: Excerpts from the Second (Enlarged) Edition, in an exhibition of small magazines in the Student Union Art Gallery. The show will run through 15 November. The exhibition, organized by Assistant Professor of …

Steamshovel Press published an article by me titled "Holocaust Revisionism: Myth or Free Inquiry." It deals with director Oliver Stone, his film JFK, and spins off from a statement Stone made when he was accused of not following the historical record on the Kennedy assassination. Stone claims that he invented …

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 …

I know, we should let sleeping dogs lie and not open up old wounds. If I had a chance, I wouldn't publish the following article. But we are in the business of posting the contents of all issues of Smith's Report for historical and archival reasons—all of its contents. So …

Again, as already mentioned in SR #17, we know that we should let sleeping dogs lie and not open up old wounds. If I had a chance, I wouldn't publish the following article. But we are in the business of posting the contents of all issues of Smith's Report for …

My friend Ernst Zuendel has asked me to run an ad in Smith's Report announcing "The REVISIONIST NETWORK," together with a schedule of his radio and cable television programs that air across much of the United States. He wants to run the ad in all revisionist publications. He writes that …

Again, as repeatedly stated in SR #17 and later, we know that we should let sleeping dogs lie and not open up old wounds. If I had a chance, I wouldn't publish the following article. But we are in the business of posting the contents of all issues of Smith's …

I understand perfectly well that the Hitlerian regime was antisemitic and persecuted Jews and others. I understand many peoples, European Jews among them, experienced unfathomable tragedies in Europe during World War II. Nevertheless, I no longer believe the German State pursued a plan to kill all Jews or used homicidal …

One Sunday afternoon in December I was sprawled over the living room sofa channel surfing with our TV changer when I came across a CNN replay of an orientation meeting for the newly elected Republican members of the U.S. Congress. Speakers Bill Bennett and Rush Limbaugh were sharing the podium. …

If you received our Christmas letter and thought I looked a little hang-dog in the photo, well ... I was taking the photo myself on a ten-second delay. When I set off the process and made a run for my seat next to Paloma I accidentally kicked our dog in …

A minor question that sometimes arises is the relative merits of the terms "Holocaust denial" and "Holocaust revisionism" to describe the views on the Jewish "extermination" claim that I and others have expressed. Generally, my side says "Holocaust revisionism" and our enemies say "Holocaust denial". I did not originate either …

In one of his essays George Orwell described in acute detail the spiritual death of those among his peers who subordinated their minds to the changeable and heavy-handed dictates of the Communist International under Josef Stalin. Orwell understood that without freedom, creativity dies. Men and women may be able to …

First it was one thing then another and so on until one day I decided I wanted to make an effort to encourage open debate on the Holocaust controversy. That was more than ten years ago. It's been an uphill pull ever since. Why I should have committed myself to …

I run ads in college newspapers encouraging students and professors alike to take seriously the great ideal of Western culture, intellectual freedom—even with regard to the Holocaust controversy. Because I argue for an open debate on the Holocaust you are told that I’m anti-Semitic; yet I invite Jews everywhere to …

In January, I was fortunate to be able to conduct the following interview with leading Swiss revisionist researcher, author and scholar Jürgen Graf. Graf is the author of countless articles and has authored the devastating analysis of Raul Hilberg’s work, The Giant with Feet of Clay. He has also co-authored …

At the recent momentous event in the history of Holocaust revisionism, the Iran Holocaust conference (December 11 and 12, 2006), veteran revisionist scholar Robert Faurisson delivered a speech entitled, “The Victories of Revisionism.” Although it was not a history of the revisionist movement, it did list and discuss twenty important …

There are two types of knowledge in a society. The commonly accepted and the arcane and unproved. Everybody knows that 2+2=4. That's common knowledge. In the 1400's, everyone knew that too. But there was other knowledge, rarer, not as widely known, contradicting the popular wisdom, and not yet demonstrated. Copernicus …

As has already been stated by leading revisionist Germar Rudolf, there are still many “Holocaust” issues left unstudied, many revisionist works waiting to be written. We have come a long way, for sure, especially in the late 90’s and early 00’s with the publication of the eminent series Holocaust Handbooks, …

I understand perfectly well that the Hitlerian regime was antisemitic and persecuted Jews and others. I understand that many peoples, European Jews among them, experienced unfathomable tragedies at the hands of the Allied and Axis powers during World War II. Nevertheless, I no longer believe the German State pursued a …

Re two unfinished items from Smith's Report: Robert Faurisson has decided to not reply, for the time being in any event, to David Cole's elaborate response to Faurisson's brief letter regarding the necessity for further discussion of the Struthof "gas chamber," both of which I ran in SR21. At the …

This one has grown increasingly complicated for me and is now something of a small catastrophe. From what I gather, I’ve failed Henri Roques, I’ve failed Robert Faurisson, and now I've failed David Cole. That of course is in addition to Willis and Elizabeth and all those who are rooting …

Again, as repeatedly stated in previous issues of SR, we know that we should let sleeping dogs lie and not open up old wounds. If I had a chance, I wouldn't publish the following article. But we are in the business of posting the contents of all issues of Smith's …

Again, as repeatedly stated in previous issues of SR, we know that we should let sleeping dogs lie and not open up old wounds. If I had a chance, I wouldn't publish the following article. But we are in the business of posting the contents of all issues of Smith's …

Again, as repeatedly stated in previous issues of SR, we know that we should let sleeping dogs lie and not open up old wounds. If I had a chance, I wouldn't publish the following article. But we are in the business of posting the contents of all issues of Smith's …

This is the first page of an 8-page salvo that David Cole unleashed against Henri Roques and Robert Faurisson. If you want to read the rest of the letter drop a couple bucks in the post and I'll mail it to you.(BRS) The charges made by monsieur Roques don't interest …