Issue: No. 1

The Revisionist, No. 1, Nov. 1999

CODOH Series · No. 1 · November 1999

A Challenge From the USHMM: a Revisionist Response

David Irving and the Normalization of Gas Chamber Skepticism

Jan Karski: Eyewitness to Gas Chambers?

Robert Novick: When Did the Holocaust Begin?

The ADL: What They Talk About When They Talk About Hate

Reviews, Comment, Letters



Revisionists have found it very difficult to overcome the tremendous inertia of conventional wisdom and beliefs about World War II and the Holocaust. As a result, revisionists have usually been ignored in the major media, and when they have been discussed on occasion in books or magazines it has only …

In Defense of History, by Richard J. Evans New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1999 The latest fad in academia is postmodernism, which is a term meant to describe an approach, usually in literature studies, in which texts are analyzed in a highly interactive and indeterminate manner. Confined to …

In one of his essays George Orwell described in acute detail the spiritual death of those among his peers who subordinated their minds to the changeable and heavy-handed dictates of the Communist International under Josef Stalin. Orwell understood that without freedom, creativity dies. Men and women may be able to …

All my life I have watched Jews lead the struggle to maintain a free press and intellectual freedom in America. In the 1960s, when I was a book dealer on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, I was arrested, jailed, tried and convicted for selling a book then banned by the …

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) which prides itself as being in the "forefront of the battle against hate" has unwittingly launched a campaign based on the very principles that they claim to oppose. In August the SWC began protesting the sale of what they deemed, "Nazi Hate Propaganda" on the …

No other historical event enjoys the massive, separate commemoration on the national Mall in Washington that is accorded to the Holocaust, the catastrophe suffered by the European Jews during the Second World War. The authorities who created the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum have sought to exploit to the full, and …

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum knowingly exploits a known fraud to propagate the "genocide" theory. Few alleged eyewitnesses to the Nazi "extermination" camps have been as influential, and as honored, as Jan Karski. Karski, who worked as a spy and courier in the Polish underground in World War II, …

I've invented a kind of chess game in which those who are naturally disposed toward intolerance and closed minds have chosen to be my perennial opponents. Rather than rules to play by, there is a process during which each player makes up his or her own rules as the game …

Peter Novick, The Holocaust in American Life Some years ago, a leading Holocaust historian, Deborah Dwork spoke at a memorial to "Crystal Night" in British Columbia, the night in November 1938 when Nazi mobs, inspired by the murder of a German foreign official by a Polish Jew, destroyed hundreds of …

Having recently finished reading Nation on Trial, Norman Finkelstein's acclaimed critique of Daniel J. Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners, I was struck by his identification of an important distinction. Finkelstein draws a contrast between what he calls "holocaust scholarship," which he defines as historical and multicausal, and "Holocaust literature," which he …