Shoah Business

There is no business like Shoah business – except maybe waging war, which is even more profitable – for some. Papers listed in this section deal with what Norman G. Finkelstein called the “exploitation of Jewish suffering” – not just for financial ends. As a matter of fact, the “Auschwitz club” is a formidable weapon to wield against perceived political opponents anywhere in the world. Hence, it’s big business, indeed.



It's hard to know what's good and bad. Two Israeli soldiers are killed by a Palestinian mob. The President of the United States appears on television to condemn mob violence. During the previous couple weeks Israeli soldiers killed a hundred or so Palestinians, many of them teenagers and even children. …

Norman Finkelstein's new book, The Holocaust Industry, which stirred a great deal of debate and interest in Europe and Great Britain, is getting the silent treatment here in the U.S.. In his book, Finkelstein accuses Jewish organizations of exploiting the Holocaust for huge returns in reparation settlements. He accuses the …

One of the themes that has emerged in the recent convulsion of reparations demands is that Jewish Holocaust victims should be compensated for all the monies and properties lost as a result of Nazi tyranny. In a sense, this seems only just, because if a person has their belongings stolen …

Debating the uniqueness of the Holocaust Comparisons of the Holocaust with other historical events can provoke furious arguments. To both the people making the comparisons and those who object to them, much is at stake. For the scholars who are offended when black slavery is referred to as a holocaust, …

It may or may not be a conspiracy, but it feels like much more than pure coincidence. On Jan. 17, there appeared in the Boston Globe an Op-Ed piece by Jeff Jacoby, a conservative columnist, attacking the most-praised Holocaust curriculum in the nation, "Facing History and Ourselves." The piece came …

In the recent flap over the Holocaust curriculum "Facing History and Ourselves," it was easy enough to demolish the criticisms offered of the program. Christina Jeffrey, Newt Gingrich's nominee for House historian, had, it turned out, recommended that the program be denied a Department of Education grant because it did …

A fifth-grader at Tamarac Elementary School in Holbrook, L.I., spied the french fries on the plate of her friend and asked if she could have some. Before her friend could reply, a male classmate snorted: "Sure she eats off other's plates, her name is Pig." The girl, Nancy Pigawic, turned …

The front cover also bears the inscriptions: "This book was produced with the assistance and cooperation of the International Center for Holocaust Studies of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith./OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE." U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988 (207-121-814/80028). 96 pages, 27.6 x 21 centimeters. 27 illustrations plus …

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 …

The controversial syndicated columnist Joseph Sobran once suggested The New York Times ought to be renamed or subtitled "The Holocaust Update" because of its Holocaustocentric tendencies. I wonder if that label mightn't be more fittingly applied to The Globe and Mail, which bills itself as "Canada's National Newspaper." Take the …

Based upon all that has been written about her, a reasonable individual might best describe Judy Cohen as a 78 year old "Holocaust activist," a mother of two, a feminist, a Zionist apologist and a survivor of two Nazi concentration camps: Auschwitz-Birkenau in the east, and Bergen-Belsen in the west. …
It’s a gas valve—no doubt about that to anyone (apparently there are very few of us) who has ever put a wrench to a gas pipe. It would have controlled a flow of natural gas or other gaseous fuel to a burner in an oven or a furnace the way …

The arson of over-insured buildings – and cars – has somehow over the years acquired the prejudicial sobriquet “Jewish lightning,” a reference apparently not so much to the arsonists as to the owners of the torched assets who stand to collect from the insurance company. The burning last November of …
Austria's largest newspaper, the tabloid Kronen Zeitung, published a breathless report on 6,300 census forms of 1944 recently found inside an interior wall in a mansion close by the Parliament building in Budapest. Devoid of any real meaning, they nevertheless have become the focus of yet another Holocaust sensationalism.

"Holocaust denial is ideologically motivated. The deniers’ strategy is to sow seeds of doubt..." This passage has been promulgated on the Web and in paper publications of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Remembrance, Education and Research at least since 2004. So who is motivated by what?

This Holocaust revisionist has a confession to make, and it’s worse than anything to which Bradley Smith confessed in his best-selling (?) Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist: I have become a grudging admirer of Deborah Lipstadt. Yes, the Deborah Lipstadt who in 2001 with the able assistance of her publisher …

The Holocaust-advocacy camp is resorting to expensive, cutting-edge technology to flog the dead horse in novel ways. Flush, as always, with more tax-exempt money than it knows what to do with, the Shoah Foundation at the University of Southern California is partnering with what sounds like a purpose-built contractor, Conscience …

On February 2, 2012, Tehran hosted the second "Conference on Hollywoodism and Cinema" as part of the 2012 Fajr International Film Festival. President Ahmadinejad presented Robert Faurisson with an award at the conference and met with him in private.  The term Hollywoodism refers to the transformation, often mendacious, of reality …

Revisionist doyen Robert Faurisson attended the thirtieth annual Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran and there on February 3 delivered a speech whose subject in English was “Against Hollywoodism—Revisionism.” In it, the pioneer revisionist provided a penetrating perspective from a distance of one ulterior aim of what is better known …

In a recent contretemps in the media, an intrepid journalist tweeted the sentiment that “rape denial is like Holocaust denial: it’s a refusal to accept reality.” Actually, except perhaps for the punch line, there’s a good deal to be said for this comparison, though perhaps not much in keeping with …

A crescendo of political sympathy for “Holocaust survivors” forces German tax payers to keep providing more financial assistance to these Holocaust survivors.

The recent hack of the e-mails of the Democratic National Committee has revealed more than just the chicanery of its Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in securing the nomination for Hillary Clinton against all competition.

A look at Joseph Hirt's career as a fake Auschwitz-survivor, with special attention to how he seemed to be able to fool so many people for so long, and how such deception might not be so easy in the future.

One of the great problems in the Nobel Prize situation is the well-hidden-in-plain-sight fact that more Jews are awarded a Nobel Prize than any other “race” of people. We wonder why that is, and how, if Eli Wiesel can get such a Prize in 1986 for talking and publishing, then …

A recent new “scandal” at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich has alerted the “Holocaust Industry” about these scandalous discoveries. 

"Acclaimed historian" and author Deborah Lippstadt is promoting her new book that gives birth to the new movie “Denial” at an event Co-Sponsored by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center. David Merlin sends some tough questions for this "Shoah celebrity."

David Merlin tells a "behind the scenes" story on the trial of Deborah Lipstadt vs David Irving.

The movie proving the Holocaust, in a court of law,  Denial will hit the big screen on September 30th, misrepresenting the 2000 libel suit brought by David Irving against Deborah Lipstadt , in which she accused Irving of many things he had not done, including, most-notably, Holocaust Denial.

Jewish American political scientist Norman Finkelstein is the probing American Radical, this is the definitive documentary  on Dr. Finkelstein. A devoted son of holocaust survivors, an ardent critic of Israel and US Middle East policy, Finkelstein has been at the centre of many intractable controversies, including denial of tenure to him at DePaul University