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
Smith, B. "Censoring Irving Would Make the Nazis Proud", "University of Chicago free press", May 1996 English 1996-11-01
Scott, F. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Lovelace, T. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Mcfadden, S. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Lareau, A. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Perlman, B. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Hahn, D. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Rivers, K. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Rindo, R. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
Voelker, K. "Censorship is Not an Answer", Reactions to CODOH ad at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh English 1998-09-30
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
CODOH "I would do it again", Hofstra Chronicle Editor about CODOH's Campus campaign English 1999-01-01
Kirell, J. "I would do it again", Hofstra Chronicle Editor about CODOH's Campus campaign English 1999-01-01
Smith, B. "Prima Facie": Smith's Report no. 1, April/May 1990 English 1990-04-15
Smith, B. "Smith's On-Line Review" Coming in September, World’s First Revisionist Magazine to Debut in Cyberspace English 1996-07-01
Smith, B. "U." The National College Magazine English 1995-01-01
Smith, B. $2,000 Matching Funds Offer English 1995-10-01
Smith, B. $250K Reward Ads Blast Cult, Lobby Coast to Coast English 1998-10-01
Smith, B. A Dangerous New Axis Emerges in the United States and Russia, The New Threat English 1995-01-01
Smith, B. A Question for Steven Spielberg English 2014-01-27
Smith, B. A Revisionist Challenge to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum English 1998-01-01
Brewer, G. A Tale of Two Ads English 2000-03-01
Smith, B. ADL Coordinates “Response” to CODOH’s Campus Project English 1997-04-01
Smith, B. ADL Crackdown on Student Editors Can’t Stop CODOH’s Campus Reward Ad English 1998-12-01
Smith, B. ADL Dedicates Booklet to CODOH English 1995-01-01
Smith, B. Ads placed during the academic year 1998-1999, [new version] English 1998-10-30
Smith, B. Ads placed during the academic year 1998-1999, [old version] English 1998-09-30
Smith, B. Advertising Copy... Considerations English 1993-02-28
Cole, D. An Open Letter to The Daily Texan English 1993-02-19
Smith, B. And the Pot Keeps Boiling, Boiling English 1996-05-01
Smith, B. Anti-Semitism and the American Academic at USC English 2014-01-20
Smith, B. Aquilo em que acredito, aquilo em que não acredito e porquê Portuguese 1990-01-01
Merlin, D. Architectural Considerations Not Anti-Semitic, Open Letter to The Vermont Cynic English 2016-02-27
Hernández, R. Are We “Breaking the Spell” on Campus? English 2016-06-05
Smith, B. At Deadline English 1998-09-01
Smith, B. Big-Brain Nit-Pickers or Walt Whitman? English 1993-02-28
O'Keefe, T. Brad Smith’s Campus Project Ad Printed after Furious Clash at University of Texas, Austin Cable Television to Broadcast Cole Auschwitz Video English 1993-05-01

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