Holocaust denial

Jewish UKIP members defend link with extremist

By Marcus Dysch, October 21, 2014

Leading Jewish Ukip members have defended the party’s defence of its alliance with an MEP whose party leader makes racial slurs and questions the Holocaust.

Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group in the European Parliament recruited Polish MEP Robert Iwaszkiewicz.

Mr Iwaszkiewicz is a member of the Congress of the New Right led by Janusz Korwin-Mikke.

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'We must not be in denial about the Holocaust' says expert Deborah Lipstadt

By Marcus Dysch, August 28, 2014

The woman who fought one of the most high-profile Holocaust denial legal cases claims it is on the rise and taking on a new and disturbing form.

Prof Deborah Lipstadt identified the trend of equating the Shoah with modern-day events as a "soft-core" form of denegrating the Nazi genocide.

"It's used politically, glibly, and I don't like it. It's a grim, cheap way of getting to your point.

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Channel 4 buys Hitler's hair from David Irving for £3,000

By Sandy Rashty, March 24, 2014

Channel 4 has defended its decision to buy a lock of Hitler’s hair from Holocaust-denier David Irving.

Television executives said paying £3,000 was justified on scientific grounds.

The hair will be tested on the channel “Dead Famous DNA” programme which will be broadcast this week.

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Irving back in UK to absolve Himmler

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 23, 2013

A speaking tour of the UK by Holocaust-denying historian David Irving faces widespread disruption forcing launches of his new book about SS head Heinrich Himmler to be held in secret.

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Ahmadinejad: my main achievement was Holocaust denial

By Zoe Winograd, July 9, 2013

Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has celebrated his own presidency for having led the world in Holocaust denial.

In his farewell speech on Sunday, Mr Ahmadinejad said: “That [Holocaust denial] was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard… We put it forward at the global level. That broke the spine of the Western capitalist regime.”

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Ukip suspends candidate over Holocaust comments

By Marcus Dysch, April 25, 2013

Ukip has suspended a local election candidate over comments attributed to her which attacked Zionists and accused Jews of engineering the Second World War.

Comments appeared on Facebook in the name of Anna-Marie Crampton encouraging followers to "read the Protocols of Zion, all you need to know is in there and it's in their own words".

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Hungary court orders denier to visit Auschwitz

By Nissan Tzur, February 7, 2013

A court in Hungary has handed a Holocaust-denier an unconventional punishment.

Gyorgy Nagy, 42, was ordered to visit either Hungary’s Holocaust memorial centre, Auschwitz or Yad Vashem in Israel.

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Bishop convicted for Holocaust denial

By Sandy Rashty, January 17, 2013

A British bishop has been fined around £1500 for denying the Holocaust.

Richard Williamson, 72, was convicted of incitement on Wednesday after he denied the Holocaust during a television interview in 2008.

According to the report on Dpa news, Mr Williamson told a Swedish TV station, based in Germany, that Jews were not killed in gas chambers during the Second World War.

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Australian Holocaust denier's defamation case fails

By Dan Goldberg, November 8, 2012

An Australian judge has thrown out a defamation case by a convicted Holocaust denier against a Jewish leader.

Federal Court judge David Yates ruled against Adelaide’s Fredrick Toben last week in the case he brought against Jeremy Jones, a former president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

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Catholic group expels Holocaust denier, Bishop Williamson

November 1, 2012

Holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson has been expelled from the niche Catholic group of which he was a leading member.

The Society of St Pius X (SSPX) said that it took the step because Bishop Williamson had “distanced himself from the management and the government of the SSPX for several years” and for “refusing to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors”.

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