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"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.



The Contemporary Issue No subject enrages America's thought police more than Holocaust revisionism. The politically correct line on the Holocaust story is, simply, it happened. You don't debate "it." You do debate every other historical event of course, but the Holocaust is an exception. If someone does express doubt about …

This text appeared in the Daily Northwestern on 4 April 1991 as a full-page paid advertisement. It created rather a stir at Northwestern and alerted the Deborah Lipstadt's and other intellectual fascists on campus to the fact that there was someone in America who was going to challenge the suppression …

Details for Entrants The Offer: CODOH will award $50,000 cash to the one individual instrumental in arranging a 90-minute presentation on National Network Television, in prime time, of the Video of the Century, our documentary on Auschwitz, David Cole Interviews Dr. Francizek Piper. One individual: CODOH will award the benefits …

[This ad is no longer valid nor in effect] A CODOH benefactor is willing to offer $100,000 to one individual who performs a certain valuable achievement to promote CODOH and revisionism in national media. Our benefactor has suggested a specific (and very challenging) achievement to be accomplished in order to …

Bradley Smith reports on his work at the Eleventh IHR Conference. Bradley Smith is back in the news. The veteran revisionist activist has touched off a major furor that has received nationwide newspaper and television attention with the distribution at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, of his new …

Bradley Smith, intrepid chairman of the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH), attracted nationwide notoriety in late 1991 and early 1992 as a result of his success in placing advertisements calling for open debate on the Holocaust issue in student newspapers at several major universities. After something of …

Following is the text of an ad that I would like to run in campus newspapers. It can be formatted into twelve column inches – two columns by six inches deep. It can be formatted into any size larger than that, but not smaller. If the ad is run, it …

Because of space issues, these are very heavily edited notes from Zan Overall’s Truth Tuesdays on the steps of the Powell Library at UCLA. He’s been there for 17 Tuesdays as of this writing. Each Tuesday he talks—or “barks” as he has it—on the Holocaust, 9/11, and the “hate Whitey” …

For some years now I have been writing a special cover letter to go with the December issue of this Report. Needing a little shove to get going I was searching for cover letters I wrote here for Christmas in 2004 and hopefully in 1994. Or there about. It could …

WINTER 1990/91: Northwestern University deserves our immediate and very serious attention. There is an opening there to promote open debate on the Holocaust that is so promising we cannot afford to not take advantage of it. I want to pursue that opportunity with a series of actions that are simple, …

Greetings: There's lot's of good news with this issue of Smith's Report. The Campus Project went into orbit in October and has quickly become a great success, with no end in sight. There is so much news, and so much is being written about it that I won't possibly be …

Greetings: Here's news about the new and potentially very important Video Project; an update on the affair at TALKERS: The National Newspaper of Talk Media; more on how Revisionism is entering the counter culture through "alternative" publishing; the National Association of Campus Activities; mail from readers; the issue of thought …

Greetings: In this issue of Smith's I have news about the American Jewish Committee, a new publication for Talk Media professionals, how Holocaust Revisionism has begun to stir up interest in the alternative press and the latest on the Campus Project at Northwestern. A Valuable New Publication I first heard …

Friend: First, I want to thank those of you who contributed to my purchase of a fax machine. I now have a Sharp UX 192 installed at my work station. Within days I will begin to use it. It's going to be a great help, and it's going to produce …

Greetings: The other afternoon I was in the office of an equipment rental yard set in the farmland between Visalia and Tulare when the woman behind the counter turned to me and said: "The war has started." And there on her little black and white TV were the voices of …

Midstream is an occasionally interesting Zionist publication that I've read off and on for twenty-five years. In April '92 it published an article on CODOH and the Campus Project titled "Revisionism, Free Speech, and the Campus" by Carlos C. Huerta, a writer living in Jerusalem. Huerta writes that "perhaps the …

On 19 February, after rejecting three separate advertisements from CODOH, the Daily Texan, the student newspaper of the University of Texas (Austin), published a half­page "Open Letter to the Daily Texan" by David Cole. The young Jewish revisionist's letter, written in a direct response to the Daily Texan's Orwellian refusal …

The last couple days David and I have been interviewed for the U. Texas radio station. The Houston Chronicle has published an interview with me, and the Dallas Morning News has run an article on the Texas fracas. David gave a long interview to the Daily Texan. A high school …

The Eagle is the student newspaper at American University, a private institution in Washington. The Eagle, a weekly, has a circulation of 10,000. In the 28 January issue we ran a one-column, four-inch advertisement for Arthur Butz's Hoax of the Twentieth Century. I paid up front for the ad to …

Professor Faurisson's letter caused me to reflect again on how advertising, or any other piece of writing, is read from many different perspectives and understood in many different ways. And not only among revisionists either. The original advertising for our videotape, which we sent exclusively to people in the revisionist …

During the festivities preceding, during and following the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the media responded with an enthusiasm and fascination that it usually reserves for a U.S. military strike against some third world country. Newspapers great and small, the wire services, television, radio, magazine pundits, ministers in …

Below an article headlined "Holocaust Denial Seen Gaining Ground," an AP dispatch reports: "Activity [by revisionists] has stepped up in recent years, as television and radio talk show hosts have given people who dispute the Holocaust air time. "Last year, Bradley Smith, who heads a group called Committee for Open …

The CODOH advertisement challenging the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to display proof that homicidal gassing chambers existed anywhere in Europe during World War II has appeared in at least 35 campus newspapers this academic year. We had no way to know in the fall that we would be so successful. …

When the Museum ad ran on 7 December at Brandeis University, where the student body is about 75% Jewish, the resulting fuss got the attention of the prestige press and network media. That press led directly to my being interviewed by Time magazine and the full-page article on the Campus …

We have some 150 pages of press clippings produced by the Campus Project this academic year. We're putting together a portfolio of these press stories. I suppose it will cost about $15 each to have them copied, packaged and mailed. Those of you who have helped with the Project this …

In Smith's Report #17 I noted that our CODOH ad challenging the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington to exhibit proof that homicidal gassing chambers existed anywhere in Europe during World War II had run in student new"papers at 35 colleges campuses around the country. I thought it was over for …

The Power of Prayer! Pope John Paul II prayed for the 4 million dead at Auschwitz and — presto! CODOH has mapped out a whole itinerary for the Holy Father. The ADL admittedly published its booklet, Holocaust Denial [sic], A Pocket Guide, as a response to CODOH's Campus Project. The …

Edgar M. Bronfman, president of the World Jewish Congress, is circulating a fund-raising letter tying together CODOH's Campus Project and—I'm not joking here—the "rise of Vladimir Zhirinovsky" in Russia. The Jewish community is being frightened with the prospect of a new axis of power as Vladimir and Smith forge an …

One Sunday afternoon in December I was sprawled over the living room sofa channel surfing with our TV changer when I came across a CNN replay of an orientation meeting for the newly elected Republican members of the U.S. Congress. Speakers Bill Bennett and Rush Limbaugh were sharing the podium. …

Listening to Bennett, I gave myself a pat on the back. In November I'd mailed a review copy of our video, "David Cole Interviews Dr. Franciszek Piper," to the editors of 460 college newspapers. Not to those we've sent stuff to before, but 460 editors who have never before received …

"Holocaust Denial, A Pocket Guide," published be the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, is forthrightly intended to short-circuit the success the Campus Project is having on college campuses. The booklet was prepared by Marc Caplan, Research Analyst, and Alan M. Schwartz. Director, of the Anti-Defamation League's "Research and Evaluation Department." …

"Revising the Twentieth Century" by John Lukacs appeared in the September 1994 issue of American Heritage. It discusses four waves of revisionism occurring during the century, the most recent coming from the "so-called right" and beginning in the mid-1980s in Germany. The "main figures have been German professional historians who, …

Student journalists at Northwestern and University of Oregon, a professor of communications at University of Miami, and a student editor at Western Michigan tell me they are doing papers or projects on CODOH's Campus Project. The piece by the Western Michigan reporter will appear in part in U. The National …

In his "Plain Talk" perspective Thursday about the Holocaust and Revisionism, Professor Peter Hayes charges me with manipulation, deception, distortion, ignorance, intimidation, nastiness, dishonesty, duplicity, maliciousness, tastelessness, the browbeating of academics like himself, conspiracy mongering, promoting implausibilities and spreading disinformation. Hayes evaded the challenge of addressing content, however, so I …