Month: June 2014

Remembering George Orwell (1903 – 1950)

By Richard Widmann- George Orwell was born on this day in 1903 in Motihari, India. George Orwell, the pen name of the English author Eric Arthur Blair was a great influence on Twentieth Century revisionism including revisionist pioneer Harry Elmer Barnes. In his important essay, “How 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' Trends Threaten American Peace, Freedom, and Prosperity,”…

Jewish Loyalty to Israel and “Holocaust Denial” in the Minds of Non-Jews

I In May of 2014, the highly influential Jewish-Zionist organization, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) published their widely publicized and acclaimed, world-wide “survey on Anti-Semitism.” Many of the world’s important news outlets published a story about it, and when this writer carried out a Google Search for “ADL Global 100: An Index of Anti-Semitism,” 385,000 results…

Remembering Harry Elmer Barnes (15 June 1889 – 25 August 1968)

By Richard A. Widmann- Harry Elmer Barnes was born on this day in 1889. Earlier in the year Benjamin Harrison was sworn in as the 23rd President of the United States. John Philip Sousa's Marine Corps Band played at the Inaugural Ball with a large crowd in attendance. North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington…

A Holocaust Revisionist Response to Pope Francis’s claim that “Holocaust Denial is madness”

According to a June 13, 2014, news report, Pope Francis claimed in an interview to a Spanish newspaper that “Holocaust Denial” is “madness.” This truly is a bizarre statement on the Pope’s part, because with regard to the traditional Holocaust story, the Papacy has a documented track record of piously promoting Holocaust falsehood, while the…

The Importance of Anne Frank

By Richard A. Widmann and David Merlin – The story of Anne Frank and her family is well-known through the diary bearing her name. This tragic tale is frequently used to counter Holocaust revisionists. The details of the story are often forgotten or replaced with assumptions regarding the fates of Anne Frank and her family….

The Holocaust in American Life

The Holocaust in American Life, by Peter Novick, Mariner Books, New York, 1999, 373 pp. Sometime very late in the Twentieth Century, Jewish Historian Peter Novick chose to write a book whose title very aptly described its subject, The Holocaust in American Life. Clearly, based on a reading of the book, Novick had grave concerns…

Russia and the Holocaust Ideology

In 2009, then-reigning Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Israeli President Shimon Peres issued a joint statement, clearly demonstrating how important the Holocaust doctrine is to Russia's national patriotic ideology, and in turn, to its foreign policy in Eastern Europe and the surrounding regions. They stated: "We express our deep indignation at attempts to deny the…

Palestinian Professor’s Trip to Auschwitz Sparks Needed Debate

When Mohammed Dajani Daoudi, a Palestinian professor at Al-Quds University in occupied Jerusalem, organized a trip for his students to visit several former Nazi concentration camps, he sparked an important debate. Unfortunately, the debate has been one-sided focusing on Arab denial of the Holocaust while ignoring Israel's denial of its oppression of Palestinian rights. The…

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