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
Codoh is running an ad in The Mirror Newspaper at the University of Northern Colorado English 2012-03-06
The Issue of Free Inquiry at U Northern Colorado English 2012-03-16
Ain, S. The Bright Shinning Lie, Despite The New U.S. Holocaust Museum and 'Schindler's List,' The Holocaust Denial Movement Is More Visible Than Ever. How Dangerous Is It? English 1994-04-14
Ain, S. Teaching The Horror, As the world marks Holocaust Remembrance Day this week, schoolteachers here use the holocaust as a vehicle to combat bigotry English 1995-04-28
Anonymous Reader Offers to Pay for CODOH Ads in RIC Anchor English 2012-03-27
Austin American-Statesman, 18. Dec. 1997 Museum director upset by ad disputing Holocaust, Holocaust museum rejects Rice newspaper's donation of advertising fee English 1997-12-18
Barker, K. Warning: Column may be offensive English 1991-04-12
Berdahl, R. 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
Birnbaum, G. "Colleges blitzed with ads denying Holocaust", CODOH responds to ADL smears in NY Post English 1997-11-30
Bissell, G. Editor of RIC Anchor Stands up for the Right to a Free Press English 2012-03-24
Brewer, G. A Tale of Two Ads English 2000-03-01
CODOH "I would do it again", Hofstra Chronicle Editor about CODOH's Campus campaign English 1999-01-01
Cole, D. Phil Donahue Show, Featuring David Cole and Bradley Smith English 1994-03-14
Cole, D. An Open Letter to The Daily Texan English 1993-02-19
Cormier, R. Holocaust Revisionist Strikes Again English 1999-11-23
Cormier, R. Holocaust Revisionist Manipulates the Media English 1999-12-03
Cormier, R. National Ad Stirs Ethical Questions English 1999-12-07
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
Frisina, E. The Academic Year 1999-2000. A Summary English 2000-01-07
Greene, R. The Academic Year 1999-2000. A Summary English 2000-01-07
Grubach, P. The "Holocaust" Ad: A Study in Hypocrisy English 1992-06-21
Hahn, D. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Hankins, M. Holocaust Revisionist Strikes Again English 1999-11-23
Hankins, M. Holocaust Revisionist Manipulates the Media English 1999-12-03
Hankins, M. National Ad Stirs Ethical Questions English 1999-12-07
Hayes, P. Some plain talk about the Holocaust and Revisionism English 1991-04-11
Hernández, R. The Vermont Cynic: Bradley Smith's Last Campus Project English 2016-02-22
Hernández, R. The Vermont Cynic Revisited English 2016-03-15
Hernández, R. El “Vermont Cynic” Revisitado Spanish 2016-03-16
Hernández, R. The Campus Project Is Back! English 2016-04-07
Hernández, R. Fighting Holocaust Denial in Campus Newspaper Advertising: Revisiting the ADL / Hillel Manual English 2016-04-16
Hernández, R. La Lucha contra el Negacionismo del Holocausto en Campus en Anuncios en Periódicos Estudiantiles: Revisitando el Manual de ADL / Hillel Spanish 2016-04-20
Hernández, R. Are We “Breaking the Spell” on Campus? English 2016-06-05
Hernández, R. ¿Estamos "rompiendo el hechizo" en el Campus Universitario? Spanish 2016-06-14
Hernández, R. Memorabilia : Bradley Smith Chats with Director of the USHMM English 2016-12-02
Hernández, R. Memorabilia :Is it them or Is it Us? English 2017-01-12
Hernández, R. The Campus Project in 2016: A Quiet Campaign for Free Speech in American Universities English 2017-01-28
Hernández, R. Memorabilia : A Text Too Daring For Students at UC Irvine English 2017-01-23
Hernández, R. Memorabilia : Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist, Chapter One English 2017-01-30

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