Campus Project

"No subject enrages the Thought Police on campus more than Holocaust revisionism. Students are encouraged to debate every other great historical question as a matter of course, but influential pressure groups with private agendas have made the Jewish Holocaust story and exception. I believe students should be encouraged to investigate the Holocaust controversy the same way they are encouraged to investigate every other historical controversy. This isn't a radical point of view. The premises for it were worked out a while back during a little something called the Enlightenment."

Bradley R. Smith, Break His Bones: The Private Life of a Holocaust Revisionist, p. 99


Starting in the late 1980's, Bradley Smith began a campaign to publish advertisements in college newspapers. The intention was to foster open debate on the Holocaust story throughout the country. What follows is a partial list of those advertisements, reactions to them by students, professors, pressure groups and the media, as well as additional information which has been collected over the years. A few of the ads offered financial compensation for promoting the controversy in a national forum. The terms of these ads have expired and are presented here for historical and research purposes only.

What became known as the "Campus Campaign" was discussed in some detail, albeit a very biased account, in a chapter entitled "The Battle for the Campus" in Deborah Lipstadt's highly subjective book Denying the Holocaust. While Smith argued directly for intellectual freedom and open debate on campus, Lipstadt, a professor, took the opposing view — that ideas, especially dissident ideas regarding the Holocaust story, were not worthy of discussion in America's colleges and universities.



Documents in this category

Author Document Language Published
Zibung, B. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Denissen, L. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Dicker, F. "Colleges blitzed with ads denying Holocaust", CODOH responds to ADL smears in NY Post English 1997-11-30
Birnbaum, G. "Colleges blitzed with ads denying Holocaust", CODOH responds to ADL smears in NY Post English 1997-11-30
Neece, L. Denying the Holocaust is dangerous for society English 1998-11-08
Smith, B. The Academic Year 1999-2000. A Summary English 2000-01-07
Kiggins, C. The Academic Year 1999-2000. A Summary English 2000-01-07
Greene, R. The Academic Year 1999-2000. A Summary English 2000-01-07
Frisina, E. The Academic Year 1999-2000. A Summary English 2000-01-07
Kaplun, A. The Academic Year 1999-2000. A Summary English 2000-01-07
Smith, B. Open Letter the "The Beacon", William Patterson University English 2000-08-28
Smith, B. Detractors of Pamphlet Don't Offer Concrete Evidence, Says Revisionist Bradley R. Smith, Smith's reaction to smear campaign English 1998-02-20
Smith, B. Georgia State University's "The Signal" ran CODOH ad English 1998-09-10
Smith, B. Mistress Sara Bloomfield of the USHMM and the Codoh Campus Project English 2012-09-20
Overall, Z. Mistress Sara Bloomfield of the USHMM and the Codoh Campus Project English 2012-09-20
Smith, B. Zan Overall: “The Wise Old Man” English 2012-09-20
Overall, Z. The Wise Old Man at CSU-Northridge English 2012-09-20
Hayes, P. Some plain talk about the Holocaust and Revisionism English 1991-04-11
Smith, B. The Holocaust Story: How Much is False?, The Case for Open Debate English 1991-04-04
Smith, B. The Holocaust Story: How Much is False?, The Case for Open Debate English 1991-04-04
Sarich, I. The Holocaust Story: How Much is False?, The Case for Open Debate English 1991-04-04
Smith, B. CODOH's $50,000 Offer English 1997-01-01
Smith, B. CODOH Makes a $100,000 Offer English 1997-01-08
Weber, M. CODOH’s "Revisionist" Distribution Prompts Media Furor English 1999-12-15
Weber, M. Smith Steps Up CODOH Ad Campaign English 1993-11-01
Smith, B. Smith's Campus Brief: Northwestern University, January/February 1997 English 1997-01-02
Smith, B. Outlaw History #10, Israeli-Firsters, Iraq, and the "Other" WMD Fraud English 2004-11-13
Overall, Z. Truth Tuesdays at UCLA English 2014-05-14
Smith, B. The Holocaust Controversy, The Case for Open Debate English 1991-01-01
Weber, M. The Holocaust Controversy, The Case for Open Debate English 1991-01-01
Smith, B. News and Notes English 2014-12-22
Smith, B. Holocaust Lobby at University of Texas Reels under Multi-Pronged Revisionist Attack English 1993-04-01
Smith, B. The Campus Project English 1990-11-01
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 8, November/December 1991 English 1991-12-01
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 7, October 1991 English 1991-10-07
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 6, August 1991 English 1991-08-01
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 5, June 1991 English 1991-06-01
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 3, February 1991 English 1991-02-01
Smith, B. Zionism and the Ivy League English 1992-10-01
Smith, B. Shootout at U. Texas Student Newspaper, David Cole Guns Down University President in Op-Ed Exchange on Free Speech + the Holocaust English 1993-02-28

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