Holocaust denial

On this day: Bishop Richard Williamson sacked

By Jennifer Lipman, February 9, 2011

In January 2009 it emerged that Pope Benedict had lifted the excommunication of a British bishop and known Holocaust denier.

The pope ordered Williamson to recant his views before the excommunication was lifted, but the issue provoked international outrage and threatened a rift in Jewish-Catholic relations.

The bishop, part of an extreme-traditionalist sect, had said: "I believe that the historical evidence is strongly against, is hugely against six million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler".

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Hall of Infamy: Iran English Radio

January 28, 2011

"The Holocaust, on which independent research is strictly banned in the West, was nothing but a preposterous claim to settle European Jews in the Muslim land of Palestine by falsely creating a sense of oppression for the Zionists.

"Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in statements applauded by all independent and conscientious people of the world has proposed due research on the supposed Holocaust."

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Yad Vashem launch Iran site

By Jennifer Lipman, January 24, 2011

Yad Vashem has begun broadcasting videos in Farsi.

The Israeli Holocaust memorial museum, which already has an Arabic YouTube channel, has launched the service in a bid to educate Iran’s population about the Nazis.

The videos will highlight the atrocities of the Second World War and the genocide of six million Jews to a population whose president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has publicly questioned the Holocaust.

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Hall of Infamy: Mahmoud al-Zahar

January 7, 2011

""The lie according to which they were a victim of a Holocaust and the [Jewish] people are a victim...this lie has crumbled with…the other countless Holocausts ... committed by the Zionist enemy."

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Why Murdoch's BSkyB bid really is worrying

By Deborah Lipstadt, January 7, 2011

I know many Jews who, in European terminology, would be classified as "centre left." They believe that the domestic and foreign policies of the Republican Party bode poorly for America. They abhor Sarah Palin and fear the Tea Party and what they consider to be its rather simplistic world view. Irrespective of where they live, their daily paper is The New York Times.

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Greek priest's antisemitic rant condemned

By Jennifer Lipman, December 24, 2010

The Greek government has described an antisemitic and Holocaust-denying slur by one of the country’s senior religious figures on national television as “unacceptable” and an insult to Greek culture.

Earlier this week the Metropolite of Piraeus Seraphim, a high-level priest, said in an interview on the country’s most influential television station that “Adolf Hitler was an instrument of world Zionism.”

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Antisemitic 'Holocaust denier' in charge of WikiLeaks Russian distribution

By Jennifer Lipman, December 15, 2010

An antisemitic writer who has been described by anti-Fascist campaigners as a Holocaust denier is believed to be working as a Russian distributor for WikiLeaks.

Israel Shamir, a Swedish resident who also uses the names Jöran Jermas and Adam Ermash, has been identified as the WikiLeaks staff member responsible for choosing which leaked documents are distributed in Russia.

It is also claimed that his journalist son Johannes Wahlström, known to share some of Mr Shamir’s views and previously criticised for faking reports, works for WikiLeaks in Scandinavia.

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Dons deny denial

November 19, 2010

As the Oxford historians responsible for teaching the course on nazi Germany mentioned by Michael Pinto-Duschinsky (How Historians Remove Stains, JC June 11) we are astonished that the JC would publish something so misleading.

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Holocaust denial in decline, says historian

October 7, 2010

Holocaust denial is slowly becoming a thing of the past, according to a leading authority who claims there are only three or four "pure denial experts".

Dr Nicholas Terry, founder of the anti-denial blog Holocaust Controversies, told a Leicester University conference that denial these days has "great brand recognition, but almost zero customers".

Dr Terry, a historian at Exeter University, said: "My assessment is that there have been around 100 authors since the 1940s who have written what can be considered pure denial books or pamphlets.

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Hall of Infamy: David Irving

September 13, 2010


"I have been a historian for 40 years, I know a fake when I see it.


"When you look at old photographs of Auschwitz, those towers aren't on the photographs."






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