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. In cosa credo, in cosa non credo, e perché ! Italian 1990-01-01
Smith, B. Aquilo em que acredito, aquilo em que não acredito e porquê Portuguese 1990-01-01
Smith, B. "Prima Facie": Smith's Report no. 1, April/May 1990 English 1990-04-15
Smith, B. The Campus Project English 1990-11-01
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
Weber, M. Falsus in Uno, Falsus in Omnibus, The 'Human Soap' Holocaust Myth English 1991-01-07
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 3, February 1991 English 1991-02-01
Sherry, K. Butz fireside canceled after students' protest English 1991-02-28
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 4, April 1991 English 1991-04-01
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
Hayes, P. Some plain talk about the Holocaust and Revisionism English 1991-04-11
Barker, K. Warning: Column may be offensive English 1991-04-12
Smith, B. Smith to 'sissy' Hayes: Let's share a beer English 1991-04-17
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 5, June 1991 English 1991-06-01
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 6, August 1991 English 1991-08-01
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 7, October 1991 English 1991-10-07
Smith, B. Smith's Report, no. 8, November/December 1991 English 1991-12-01
Smith, B. Smith's Report no. 9, February/March 1992 English 1992-03-01
Grubach, P. The "Holocaust" Ad: A Study in Hypocrisy English 1992-06-21
Smith, B. Smith's Report no. 10, July 1992 English 1992-07-01
Smith, B. Zionism and the Ivy League English 1992-10-01
Smith, B. Holocaust Studies: Appointment With Hate? English 1993-01-01
Cole, D. An Open Letter to The Daily Texan English 1993-02-19
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
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
Smith, B. More on Texas and Elsewhere English 1993-02-28
Smith, B. Big-Brain Nit-Pickers or Walt Whitman? English 1993-02-28
Smith, B. Advertising Copy... Considerations English 1993-02-28
Smith, B. Holocaust Lobby at University of Texas Reels under Multi-Pronged Revisionist Attack English 1993-04-01
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
Smith, B. Media Trail to the Phil Donahue Show English 1993-05-01
Smith, B. The Campus Project in Press Clippings English 1993-05-01
Smith, B. The Campus Project and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum English 1993-08-15
Smith, B. Open Debate as Anti-Jewish Hatred English 1993-08-15
Weber, M. Smith Steps Up CODOH Ad Campaign English 1993-11-01
Smith, B. The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith: Trapped in a Nazi Fantasyland English 1993-12-10
Smith, B. Phil Donahue Show, Featuring David Cole and Bradley Smith English 1994-03-14

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