Orthodoxy Criticized

Critique and counter-critique is one of the hallmarks of a scholarly attitude, so it goes without saying that revisionists are taking their opponents’ arguments and responses seriously. Hence, this section addresses the theses of several orthodox scholars on the Holocaust which have evoked revisionist responses. Although most orthodox scholars insist that revisionist arguments are not even worth looking at, a number of them have in fact breached the taboo and have not only looked at revisionist arguments, but have actually deigned to criticize them in one way or other. The revisionist responses and rebuttals can be found here as well.



Since end 1994, reports were published in the media that Steven Spielberg has launched a project to archive the testimony of "Holocaust survivors" (cf. Newsweek, Nov. 21, 1994 (right); Stuttgarter Zeitung, Dec. 28, 1994; New York Times, Jan. 7, 1996; Geschichte mit Pfiff, 11/1996, p. 37; Welt am Sonntag, Nov. …

No. it's not the Three Tenors—it's the Two Smiths, Bradley and Hans (all right, Schmidt). Like Richard Widmann and Fred Toben. Hans and I toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum the month it opened, and afterwards I interviewed Hans on video. In exchange for your contribution I will send you …

Working in tandem with independent American revisionist scholar Samuel Crowell, the Committee for Open Debate of the Holocaust has fired the first gun in a campaign to expose fake evidence of a homicidal Nazi gas chamber on prominent display at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D C. Samuel …

False "eyewitness” Testimony Helped Hang Germans This month CODOH drops a bombshell. We have discovered, and now reveal, that a celebrated “survivor,- a prominent Zionist, and a major figure in the founding and leadership of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum gave false testimony immediately after World War II testimony that …

Irving v. Lipstadt Trial for Movie Theaters, Part II 2015-10-10 David Merlin Smith's Report, no. 216, October 2015, pp. 5-7 (…continued from SR 215) Ms. Alison Thompson Mr. Mark Gooder Cornerstone Films, c/o Sunray Films 12 Sunray Avenue Herne Hill London, SE24 9PY [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)758 033 758 September …

In recent weeks and months. Holocaust museums and proposed Holocaust museums have encountered unprecedented criticism and reversals, in the United States, in Canada, and in Germany. While the critics have neither expressed nor been motivated by full-throttle Holocaust revisionism, they have nevertheless objections that are implicitly revisionist. Take the fall …

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 …

The South Bend Tribune’s lengthy feature story on the IUSB student journalists’ visit to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum ended with a quote attributed to Martin Niemoeller, the German Protestant clergyman famous for his opposition to Hitler. First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I …

(…continued from SR 216) As Judge Gray wrote: “Although Irving spent hardly any time in his cross-examination of van Pelt on the evidence that gassing took place elsewhere at Auschwitz, it is the Defendants’ case that gassing took place in other gas chambers, notably at crematorium 3.” Irving’s main objections …

From its inception, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has been a target for Bradley Smith and CODOH. And even before it opened in 1993, the Museum’s spokespersons and allies were boosting the USHMM as the cure for Holocaust revisionism—and CODOH’s Campus Project. In May, 1992 the newsletter of the future …

Looking over a recent U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum fundraising mailer, CODOH researcher Richard Widmann spotted a picture he thought he recognized. Taken at some time after the American liberation of Dachau, the picture (shown below) shows healthy inmates cheerily waving beneath an American flag run up a makeshift flagpole. There …
In March 2014 the Smithsonian Institution ran a made-for-television pseudo-documentary called Treblinka-Hitler's Killing Machine. The TV special was ridiculous. One promotional clips was titled: “Excavating a Secret Gas Chamber: The watershed discovery of Star of David tiles confirms the existence of Treblinka’s gas chambers and becomes the key to reconstructing …

For someone who wants an “open debate” over the particulars of the Holocaust, Bradley R. Smith sure does avoid having an open conversation. The Holocaust revisionist will only be interviewed by the print press through e-mail. “It is very rare that a reporter understands what the story is,” he says, …

It seems that some revisionists are able to get the USHMM to revise their story – or, in this case, to defrock a former saint of theirs. This New York Times article reports USHMM's and other Holocaust shrines' actions in the evolving case of "Italy's Schindler," Giovanni Palatucci, heretofore enshrined for …

Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin 18. Woche, 7. Mai I993, Heft 688, Seite 10 Notizbuch Johannes Gross, Neueste Folge, Zweiundzwanzigstes Stück »Deutschland ist das Land, in dem mehr Preise als Verdienste vorkommen. Dennoch fehlt einer, am besten zu benennen nach dem Philosophen Cesare Cremonini (1550-1631). Cremonini ist in der Philosophiegeschichte kein Stern …

Yehuda Bauer, Freikauf von Juden?, Jüdischer Verlag, Frankfurt/Main 1996, 464 S., DM 56,- War der Judenmord der Nationalsozialisten von diesen von Anfang an geplant (Intentionalismus), oder trat er mehr zufällig als Ergebnis einer Radikalisierung der NS-Politik im Laufe des Weltkriegs ein (Funktionalismus)? Diese Frage hatte seit Ende der siebziger Jahren …

In the immediate after-war period, it was widely believed that Nazi extermination camps existed in Germany and Poland. The barbaric Allied saturation bombing,[1] which had led to the collapse of the German transportation, food-distribution and medical networks, provoked a chaos exacerbated by the arrival of millions of refugees …

Untruths and propaganda abound when it comes to the WWII German labor camp near the Polish town Auschwitz. Here are just a few: French biochemist G.Wellers claimed he exposed The Leuchter Report as fallacious, but in truth he exposed only his own grotesque incompetence; Polish researcher Prof. J. Markiewicz said …

"Speaking truth to power" is not easy when you support that power. Perhaps this is the reason why so few Western historians are willing to tell the whole truth about state crimes during this century. Last fall [1988 —Ed.] the Moscow News reported the discovery by two archaeologist-historians of mass …

Yad Vashem entered tens of thousands of Jewish deportees en masse and multiple times as "victims" into their database. The fate of some of them proves that Jews were transited by the thousands through Treblinka to places further east.

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Yad Vashem entered tens of thousands of Jewish deportees en masse and multiple times as "victims" into their database. The fate of some of them proves that Jews were transited by the thousands through Treblinka to places further east.

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