Widespread Holocaust Doubts in Sweden

Published: 1998-10-01

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Nearly 30 percent of Sweden's elementary and secondary school pupils "have doubts" about the orthodox Holocaust extermination story, a recent survey shows. Calling this "an appalling warning sign," Prime Minister Goeran Persson responded by promising that his government will increase its emphasis on "Holocaust education." Beginning this fall, he said, the government will offer "Holocaust education materials" to all households with schoolage children. (Source: Boston Globe, AP report, June 14,1997).


There is an error in the article "French Courts Punish Holocaust Apostasy," in the March-April 1998 issue, page 14. The sentence after the subhead "Jean-Marie Le Pen" that begins the fifth paragraph (first column) should read as follows: "In 1987 Jean-Marie Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front political party, was found guilty of violating French law by referring to German execution gas chambers as a 'detail' or a 'minor point' in Second World War history." Contrary to the impression given by the original wording, in 1987 Le Pen did not transgress against the Fabius-Gayssot law, which was not promulgated until July 1990.

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Author(s): Mark Weber
Title: Widespread Holocaust Doubts in Sweden
Sources: The Journal of Historical Review, vol. 17, no. 4 (July/August 1998), p. 23
Published: 1998-10-01
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