Bradley R. Smith Passed Away on Thursday, February 18, 2016
Bradley R. Smith Passed Away on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dear friends and supporters:

A short while ago we were informed that Bradley R. Smith passed away at the VA hospital in San Diego on this Thursday, February 18, 2016. He succumbed to lymphoma in conjunction with congestive heart failure.
We volunteers at CODOH mourn the passing of our Committee's founder, but will continue his work true to his legacy. May he rest in peace.

You may also read CODOH's obituary series here.

Please either leave your eulogies using the comment function below, and/or send your condolences by mail to the family at:

Irene Altamirano Smith
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro CA 92143

Germar Rudolf

Leave a comment


Please enter in the text field below the four letters shown in the image. If you have difficulties reading them, click on the green refresh button.

aj on Feb. 19, 2016, 6:38 a.m.

Very sad news.

Turpitz on Feb. 19, 2016, 8:08 a.m.

Oh dear, a good person Mr. Smith seemed. His legacy will be that of a principal instigator to the total destruction of the despicable Industry lies. Today, as I write this, the fruits of his endeavours are clear to be seen. The types who feed off these black lies are being pushed into ever more drastic measures to keep their blood-libel in vogue. The cat surely is out the bag now though. It can only be considered an honour to have been playing a lead role in its ultimate demise. R.I.P.

Rich Ladbrook on Feb. 19, 2016, 8:38 a.m.

The work you have done, will live long long into the future. We will see this fight won, and your work will have played vital role. Rest easy now, you have worked so tirelessly. Thank you, R. Ladbrook

Joe Gladney on Feb. 19, 2016, 9 a.m.

Rest in peace Mr. Smith. I only corresponded with a handful of times but you were the epitome of cordiality and transparency. Joe

Carolyn Yeager on Feb. 19, 2016, 9:45 a.m.

Thank you, Bradley, for your tireless efforts over many years. Your name is synonymous with fairness, free speech, open debate, and gentlemanly behavior. By following your interest and breaking through your social-approval barriers, you made your life matter. You, and the organization you founded, matter very, very much. Good job!

Alois on Feb. 19, 2016, 10:03 a.m.

These are very very sad news :'( He was a man of honour, who fought against the lies of our time and always stood strong to find out the truth. I really liked to read his Newsletters and can't believe I will never had the possibility to read a new on from him. R.I.P. Mr. Smith, I am sure you will have a good place in heaven right now.

Esoteric Red on Feb. 19, 2016, 10:25 a.m.

Though I never knew him personally, I have read a bit of his work. He was a activist for free speech and the founder of the largest revisionist hub on the internet. May he rest well knowing that he lived a accomplished life fighting the wicked goliath that sends waves of propagation far, spreading a message of falsity onto those not quite aware of it's thin stumps who have been jabbed and whacked at by the many knights of truth who have taken a gander at its over-imposing to the ignorant form. Bradley Smith was a most honorable revisionist indeed. May the light bathe the Earth in revelation to the smoke he and many others have helped to whisk away.

Haldan on Feb. 19, 2016, 12:16 p.m.

Rest in peace, Bradley.

Gabriel on Feb. 19, 2016, 1:38 p.m.

Soy un español lleno de tristeza por la noticia, y también lleno de agradecimiento por tódo lo que ha hecho Bradley R. Smith por defender la verdad y la libertad en el mundo y por tódo lo que hacen, y deseo que sigan haciendo, sus colaboradores.

Caryn Goddard on Feb. 19, 2016, 1:54 p.m.

Smith did yeoman work for revisionism. Unfortunately his holocaust forum has been taken over by numbskull moderators who repeatedly censor divergent revisionist views. So honor his life work but beware of CODOH.

margot darby on Feb. 19, 2016, 2:14 p.m.

I knew Brad for 30 years. We disagreed on this and that, but he was an admirable one-of-a-kind original of the old freethinker breed. I think he was the first person who ever breathed the word 'multiculturalism' to me during a conversation. (1993, I believe, at The Spaghetti Factory in downtown San Diego.)

Astraea Shaw on Feb. 19, 2016, 4:11 p.m.

Very sad news. He was the loveliest man.

Reverend Cailen Cambeul on Feb. 19, 2016, 6:46 p.m.

Such a sad loss. Long may he be remembered. Lest we forget. Reverend Cailen Cambeul, P.M.E. Church of Creativity.

[email protected] on Feb. 19, 2016, 6:55 p.m.

Awww... I miss him. I wanted to do a video with him on The Brian Ruhe Show. Bradley will have a well deserved happy rebirth for his brave and long efforts carry the torch.

Paul Fritz-Nemeth Sr. on Feb. 19, 2016, 8:53 p.m.

Hi Germar, It was a great shock when I read your notice of Bradley's passing. He was a great man who advanced his ideas without a drop of prejudice or hate in them, He was fearless and took the fight right to the door of the non believers. He kept up this fight with virtually no money and despite the difficulties that were put in his way, he fought on regardless. I met Bradley many years ago at a meeting organized by David Irving and we became good friends over the years. I shall miss him a great deal. Please pass my condolences to his family, whom he loved more than life. Paul

Dino Vettri on Feb. 20, 2016, 2:23 a.m.

You did your part, honorable Lord Smith, you opened many minds who now think, instead believe. You are a special part of Dasein. The True is prevailing although many of its enemies work hard to deceive it, and soon Holocaust will be just to be remembered as a Horrible Myth, and we the Goym its real victims. You are on us and we all shall continue to pursue the True for the sake of humanity and universe, and build a better world.

katana on Feb. 20, 2016, 3:43 a.m.

He was recently interviewed by Jim Rizoli, here: Bradley always came across as a truth seeker who modestly downplayed his very significant contributions to the revisionist movement. Definitely, one of a kind. RIP Bradley Smith.

Paul Johnson on Feb. 20, 2016, 10:05 a.m.

A terrible loss for revisionism. His work was inspirational for me personally, and gave me a lot of faith in the human spirit. The only blemish is what he allows to take place on the CODOH forum, where the owner suppresses to stroke their ego. But I guess we all cannot be perfect. RIP, dear Bradley. You did well.

Hannover on Feb. 20, 2016, 11:56 a.m.

Everyone who values free speech should carry a heavy heart. Bradley was a personal friend and I am particularly saddened. Quite the man. Will see him in Valhalla.

Lesley on Feb. 20, 2016, 12:48 p.m.

very sad news, RIP Bradley, thank you for working so hard on Codoh, we all appreciated your fine work my friend

Lasse Karagiannis on Feb. 20, 2016, 6:33 p.m.

Thank you dear Sir for your efforts, your struggle for mankind. May you rest in peace with your forefathers. I hope that I can meet you one day, to shake your hand. Kindest regards, Lasse Karagiannis, Sweden

Sergio Pausic on Feb. 20, 2016, 6:43 p.m.

Great lost for us all... May all God receive him. Rest in peace, thanks for all, great Brad.

Andrea on Feb. 20, 2016, 7:24 p.m.

I knew him not, but I loved him. A blessed sleep.

Bruce Leichty on Feb. 20, 2016, 7:38 p.m.

Bradley had an inspiring love of truth. I was gripped by his book <i>Break His Bones</i>, and buoyed that he was never broken. I always hoped to meet him, living only 50 miles away. He was reticent. I satisfied myself with his wit and zealous words. But I'll hope to see him on the Other Side. I have to believe he was familiar with the place since he spent so much time on Earth in its service. Truly, a legend is fallen.

David Westerlund on Feb. 20, 2016, 7:54 p.m.

Good-by Bradley: So sad your battle with cancer did not go as well as your battle with this world's greatest lie. I learned so much from your monthly letters. Those on the side of truth will miss you. I'll always remember our 1st meeting at PDX airport.

Diane King on Feb. 20, 2016, 8:25 p.m.

My deepest sympathy to friends and family of Bradley Smith. I was blessed to have been able to be a part of his interview with Jim Rizoli in December. I knew he wasn't well, and I know Bradley knew he wasn't well, thus spurring him on to connect with Jim and me for his interview. I presently am editing it now for further publication and dissemination. I am grateful for having gotten to know him a little better through the interview and will miss him. Condolences.

Lynda and John on Feb. 20, 2016, 8:37 p.m.

Bradley was the best of men and a true free speech advocate. He did so much for the revisionist movement with meagre funds. We will miss you so much Bradley. To Irene and her children, condolences and love.

Blago on Feb. 20, 2016, 8:46 p.m.

We who follow his legacy, let us sacrifice like him.

Ed Baker on Feb. 20, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Rest in peace Bradley and please know that you will not be forgotten. Your work goes on and dedicated CODOH people will make sure that truth will prevail. You will be missed.

D GUDGEL on Feb. 21, 2016, 12:01 a.m.

It hits me like a ton of bricks. I met him once way back but helped him recording all his radio interviews on DVD. I am proud that I got him to try posting comments on YouTube, get more involved on the internet. I will miss him very much

Juergen Graf on Feb. 21, 2016, 12:20 a.m.

Dear Irene, dear Paloma, Bradley was one of the kindest persons I ever met. He was a true idealist and a fundamentally decent man who will not be forgotten. I will always remember my visit to your home in spring 2000. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I trust we will meet again some day in the future. Your friend Juergen Graf and his wife Olga

John Erasmus - South Africa. on Feb. 21, 2016, 2:31 a.m.

We never met Bradley, but the internet waves kept me informed about your work which I greatly admired. Thanks for everything you sent. We are all in the queue. Rest in peace. John.

UK Aryan on Feb. 21, 2016, 4:55 a.m.

RIP Mr Smith. We are forever indebted to the hard work you have done in search of the truth. Condolences to all family and friends. A true legend of modern day has passed. RIP

Italo VERNAZZA on Feb. 21, 2016, 5:56 a.m.

Anyone who had the priviledge of having met Bradley R. Smith, knows that he was a kind, courageous man and the best of friends. So long "Baby", it was great in Theran! XXX MH2 and "Mommy"

Rafael on Feb. 21, 2016, 6:47 a.m.

I'm really sorry for the loss of Mr. R. Smith. He was one of the most active revisionists till today that I've heard from. I wasn't lucky enough to meet him personally, but I'm sure he was a wonderful person, as well as a very hard worker. From Spain I read his fantastic reports every month. We have lost a veteran truth seeker. Hope CODOH continues the legacy of their founder Mr. R. Smith. Neither prison nor death will stop truth. The best way to keep the memory of Mr. R Smith in my opinion is to fight even harder for the cause he dedicated himself. Strength & Victory! May R. Smith rest in peace.

Juanita V. Miller on Feb. 21, 2016, 7:37 a.m.

I extend my deep sympathies to Mr. Smith's family and friends. I am new to revisionist history and have found him to be an impeccable guide. May Bradley Smith rest in peace, joy, love, and light.

Peter on Feb. 21, 2016, 9:29 a.m.

Thank you for all your efforts to safeguard free speech and for your wonderful books! Peter

Elisabeth Carto on Feb. 21, 2016, 11:03 a.m.

With great sadness do we hear of the passing of Bradley Smith. He was a true Patriot who spent his live fighting for the Truth. May his work continue on.

glen k allen on Feb. 21, 2016, 12:01 p.m.

Bradley's aversion to taboos and limits on free expression ran deep, but he nonetheless always fought them with civility, humility, and good humor. In a world where there is so much mindless adherence to taboos, he was a breath of fresh mountain air after the smog of a congested city. Bradley belongs in the First Amendment Hall of Fame. If there is a heaven, Bradley is probably up there organizing a free speech league, challenging the saints to live up to their ideals.

Richard Widmann on Feb. 21, 2016, 12:27 p.m.

I knew Bradley for these past 21 years. I always enjoyed his humor and good-nature. I will always smile thinking of his phone calls, with various birds and animals in the background. He had a way to brighten the room and bring a smile when people were down or saddened. While I will miss our talks, he will forever be remembered by those who knew him and called him friend.

Charles Krafft on Feb. 21, 2016, 1 p.m.

I met Bradley Smith during the last IHR Conference held in Irvine, CA. in 2001. A mutual friend who was attending it brough Bradley to the apartment in Santa Ana I had been given by the art dept. at U.C. Fullerton where I was doing a residency program in ceramics. I was mildly curious about revisionism at that time and became more involved later. The more I learned about it the more respect I had for Bradley's fight against censorship. We corresponded by email and snail mail over the intervening years. I thought I'd pay him a visit in Baja one day, but time has run out on that idea. I liked it that Bradley had been a beatnik. That was my career choice in higschool so it was exciting for me to meet one who had remained a genuine outlaw living like "Pancho and Lefty" across the border Mexico. I wrote him that I'd miss his folksy issues of SMITH'S REPORT last Christmas when it was announced it was being taken over and going digital. I told him, too, he was no square which was tantamount to letting him know I loved him. See you later alligator.

Theresa W. on Feb. 21, 2016, 1:16 p.m.

I would like to express my condolences to the family in the death of Mr. Bradly Smith. May they in their sorrow remember that he made a great contribution to our society by promoting historical truth. I am sorry to see him leave our community of truth seekers. Theresa W.

Simon W Wilkes on Feb. 21, 2016, 3:08 p.m.

RIP brother. A loss no greater to our cause can be conceived and you will be greatly missed. I for one shall miss your regular emails in my box and the unmistakable unique turn of phrase. I'm not a Godly mam but God bless you Sir. He has recalled one of his best.

Lasse Anckarman on Feb. 21, 2016, 3:40 p.m.

May this great man rest in peace

Mirko Viola on Feb. 21, 2016, 3:59 p.m.

un Uomo coraggioso, un guerriero della libertà di espressione... un Uomo che avrei voluto conoscere personalmente. Grazie Bradley per tutto quello che hai fatto.

Sean Murphy on Feb. 21, 2016, 7:22 p.m.

Very saddened to learn of Bradley Smith's passing. He stood up for truth in historical revision and in his own personal life. RIP

Jett Rucker on Feb. 21, 2016, 9:02 p.m.

ONE FOR THE GIPPER I am working on an English translation of Carlo Mattogno's latest blockbuster. I work on it every day. Today, in memory of our fearless leader and EVERYONE's friend, Bradley Smith, I stayed up late and did an extra chapter. I will continue with renewed energy and determination for at least as long as I can retain the inspiring memory of our hero now lost to the ages. Maybe longer.

Alexander Baron on Feb. 22, 2016, 4:42 a.m.

A voice of quiet reason, and a sad loss.

Ole Johansen on Feb. 22, 2016, 8:14 a.m.

Thank you for your significant work on behalf of free speech, Mr Smith. Condolences to his nearest and dearest. May you rest in peace.

Truthy1 on Feb. 22, 2016, 1:02 p.m.

The truth shall set us free. The seeds of truth have been planted for all to nourish and help to become fruitful. The pits of deception have also been given ground to work from. We are the tenders and propagators of righteous disclosure. Rest In Peace Bradley R. Smith

Lévay Atilla on Feb. 22, 2016, 1:17 p.m.

The fact, that he was reviled and attacked by the „Media” is proof that he was right. Atilla Levay

Wahr-Sager on Feb. 22, 2016, 7:13 p.m.

Rest In Peace Mr. Smith!

James on Feb. 22, 2016, 9:45 p.m.

I expect the old trooper Bradley Smith made his way out of this world with a lighter spirit if he believed Germar Rudolf was at or near the helm of the CODOH vessel. Mr. Bradley did all that he could in his honorable quest and deserves a rest though some may miss him much.

Richard Graham on Feb. 23, 2016, 3:15 p.m.

RIP Bradley Smith, you were a breath of fresh air in a stagnant world. Bless you.

Michael Santomauro on Feb. 24, 2016, 2:06 p.m.

My Memory of Bradley Smith from Michael Santomauro, February 24, 2016 Bradley Smith will always be remembered as a man of integrity, worthy of the highest form of love--TRUST. I would spend 1-3 hours of intense phone conversations with him, the last time I spoke to him was last month in January and I wanted to wish him an early happy birthday the day before his death on his 86th birthday. I could not because I had a bad Internet connection with my iPhone---Bradley forgive me. Last month's January phone call was the shortest phone conversation we ever had. He felt weak--but his mind and wit was still sharp. Bradley you were a man with tremendous guts and intelligence. Bradley Smith was blessed with extra abilities. He was in touch with your sense of intuition or compassion able to see things others can't or create projects others don't dream of. Bradley you did it with class. I told him in my last phone call with him something I never told him before. That he was the first revisionist I ever heard on the airwaves,. It was late at night around midnight some time in the late 1980s I was laying on my futon in my New York City apartment in Manhattan; he was on the Barry Farber radio talk show. I told Bradly how I thought he was a kook questioning the Holocaust. He got humored by the story. Bradley, that is how I thought at the time. But, the Jewish host of the show was receptive and fair to Bradley which shocked my brain that the very ethnocentric Jew Barry Farber, was open-minded to revisionism. I could not believe my ears how balanced Barry Farber was in interviewing him. Bradley, after the show I still thought you were a kook. I continued to tell him, in the my last phone call with him, that it was not till I got my first computer to navigate the World Wide Web, that I came across him again. That is when I was first exposed to serious Holocaust Revisionist literature. Bradley, because of your work on the Internet, you helped revolutionize my world. I met Bradley in the year 2000, at an IHR conference. He inspired me, with confidence, to be a blogger on the World Wide Web. Bradley, thank you for teaching me not to compromise my integrity for anyone or anything. Bradley, my last words to you, if there's a heaven, God will think you are a kook, but only someone of your caliber will make God a Holocaust Revisionist. Thank you for letting me ride on your coat-tails while you were on earth, with the dozens of hours of the some of the most important conversations I've ever had. Life will not be the same without you. I love you. Thank you for the memories. Your spirit is in me to continue blogging "inconvenient truths." Rest in peace, Michael Santomauro Cell: 917-974-6367

Donar Thorson on Feb. 24, 2016, 2:32 p.m.

Hail Kinsman, I did not know you yet I admired you and your lone stand did not go unnoticed. The fight for truth go on. Thank you for your consistent effort - one day the truth will prevail, IT WILL

Nigel Jackson on Feb. 24, 2016, 9:47 p.m.

Here is my tribute to Bradley: SANDGRAIN --- In memoriam: Bradley Smith --- You have to imagine a grain of sand - Held in your palm, suddenly speaking - While all the others along the beach - Look the other way and keep very quiet. --- To see eternity in a grain of sand - Is not as easily done as it can sound, - With all respect to William Blake, - That white-haired old prophet - Who would have understood Bradley Smith very well - And told him not to keep his trap shut! --- Speaking truth is a dangerous occupation. - You can so easily be brought up before a Pilate - And given the whole treatment before execution, - While journalists keep a deathly silence - And celebrities grovel before the latest sophistry. - Nothing easier than to ridicule the prophets! --- Bradley Smith is dead. A humble, cheerful, - Quizzical sort of chap who liked to cock his snook - At all sorts of hypocrites, spongers, bullies, liars. - He preferred the fresh air of speaking truth, - Letting the spirit blow where it would like wind, - And called on many a Nicodemus to be born anew. --- He had a Mexican wife, a sense of humour also - Rather Mexican, you’d think. He was quirky, blunt - And challenging, a bit of an egocentric too; - But he spoke the needed truth when others quailed. - Just another of God’s smiths, I feel; - But he put to shame the times-servers, lickspittles, - Craven camp followers, turncoats, brown noses, boors. - Salute him, for he rose above himself! --- by NIGEL JACKSON, 25th February 2016

ASMarques on Feb. 25, 2016, 10:02 a.m.

From Portugal, my condolences to Bradley Smith's family. Not knowing how exactly Thought could translate itself into words (as Smith would have put it), I once compared the indefatigable prof. Faurisson to a one man army that managed to trash enormously powerful ennemies against all odds, by the sheer power of ideas and the physical courage to pay the price of victory. In the same spirit, I would say Bradley Smith was the equivalent of a victorious one man guerrilla insurrection conducted on a shoestring and still spelling doom to the same formidable enemy in the name of the First Amendment to the US Constitution. He was a quintessential American hero to many all over the World and a great writer to those who were lucky enough to read him. He will be sorely missed.

James Beardsley on Feb. 25, 2016, 2:09 p.m.

Bradley will always be just a thought away. His book "Break His Bones" remains an autographed treasure in my bookcase. Anyone who has ever heard Bradley talk about Debra Lipstadt with such humor will forever have a smile. We will always be with Bradley and Bradley will always be with us. Carry on, there is work to be done.

CAROL HINRICHSEN on Feb. 25, 2016, 2:12 p.m.


Dietrich on Feb. 25, 2016, 3:42 p.m.

Ein tapferer Kämpfer für die Wahrheit und für ein Volk, das im Begriff ist, sich aufzulösen. R.I.P.

Hal Taylor on Feb. 25, 2016, 8:17 p.m.

She was sitting at a corner table in the Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills with Billy Wilder, the famous director from the golden age of film. She was Audrey Young, related to Billy Wilder by marriage being his wife and related to Bradley Smith by blood being his first cousin. As always in Mr. Chow, there were show business notables there that night -- Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino’s producer, Phyllis Diller and, according to my nephew, the actress in the Noxzema commercial popular at the time. What a coincidence, I thought, as I considered Bradley’s familial connection to this crowd of cultural elites -- himself a recognized moral reprobate, and them the supposed curators of our highest moral values. Was this just a freakish occurrence of the six degrees of separation theory or something else? In fact, another Bradley cousin married Raquel Welch, so maybe there was something in this family’s blood that marked them for interesting lives. And Bradley’s was definitely interesting with one perilous adventure after another as if he thrived on dangerous choices. We crossed paths in one of his earlier exploits when he jumped ship in Thailand and soon found himself with no money in Saigon. I was there at the same time as a new 2nd Lieutenant in the Army where we both frequented the Hotel Continental bar and might even have had an encounter. When I heard of his passing I began thinking about who we are going to get to play him in his biopic. The director would, of course, be Angelina Jolie who would be looking for her next Louis Zamperini. The film would, of course, be missing its moment of triumph in the third act where Bradley prevails over his tormentors. So who would we get to write it? I don’t know whether Audrey was even aware of her cousin’s subversive side. The only time they spoke was on the phone when a family estate needed to be settled. But I’m sure if Billy had known of his wife’s connection he would have turned it into a great screenplay.

Gian Franco Spotti on Feb. 27, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

My family and I mourn the passing of such a great and unforgettable man. R.I.P. Brad and thank you very much for everything you have done for us and for the whole world. Gian Franco Spotti Soragna (Parma) Italy

Informator on March 1, 2016, 5:47 p.m.

Its very sad.....

Gary on March 7, 2016, 2:33 p.m.

A brave man.

Mauricelm-Lei Millere on March 11, 2016, 10:08 a.m.

I am convinced that Bradley R. Smith is on the mark. The history of the "so-called white Jews" are so full of lies and deceit! They are not/were not oppressed but are/have oppressed billions. They are not the victims of vampires but are bloodsuckers to/of an entire unsuspecting world or kingdom. These are/have been the true owners of slaves of history and the world! Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere - African American Defense League