Holocaust denial

Poison that has leaked into public debate

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, September 22, 2016

No one enjoys being on the receiving end of an insult. Yet it is a sad indictment of our times that insults of a certain mode can become the norm. In politics and the celebrity world they are widespread and likely to be considered the "price of doing business".

Prime Minister's Questions offers a useful illustration of this phenomenon.


Chart-topping American rapper promotes Holocaust denier in new single

By Josh Jackman, January 26, 2016

US rapper B.o.B has released a track downplaying the Nazi genocide, hinting at a Jewish conspiracy involving President Barack Obama and urging listeners to research Holocaust denier David Irving.

The song came after B.o.B - whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons - posted dozens of tweets on Monday claiming that the Earth is flat.


Revealed: Jeremy Corbyn attended event hosted by Holocaust denier's group in 2013

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn attended an event run by Holocaust denier Paul Eisen’s charity in 2013, despite his claim not to have had any contact with the group in recent years.

The Labour leadership frontrunner attended a Deir Yassin Remembered commemoration in St John’s Wood Church, north west London, in April 2013.

The group was founded by Mr Eisen.


Anti-Israel activists attack JC for challenging Jeremy Corbyn

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2015

Dozens of prominent anti-Israel activists have signed an open letter attacking the JC for highlighting of Jeremy Corbyn’s links to antisemites and Holocaust deniers.


Holocaust denier David Irving speaks at secret London neo-Nazi meeting

By Rosa Doherty, July 27, 2015

Holocaust denier David Irving was the guest speaker at a secret meeting in London where he is said to have addressed fascist sympathisers and neo-Nazis.

At the session at the Rembrandt Hotel in central London, Irving gave a speech titled: "Saturation Bombing in World War II – who is to blame?"


Two-thirds say they want denial banned

By Marcus Dysch, July 2, 2015

Denying the Holocaust should be a criminal offence according to almost two-thirds of British Jews.

Asked for an exclusive JC poll whether they felt Shoah denial should be banned and made illegal in Britain, 64 per cent said yes.

It is not currently illegal in this country to deny that the Nazi genocide of Jews took place, but countries including Germany and Israel do impose a ban.


Concern over gathering of Shoah deniers

By Josh Jackman, April 23, 2015

The community Security Trust says it will talk to police about a gathering of neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers at a top London hotel earlier this month.

Around 110 people, including former members of the far-right British National Party and National Front, attended the meeting at the four-star Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria, which had been booked online using the name London Forum.


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.


'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.


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.