Archive for the ‘Holocaust Abuse’ Category

Understanding and Addressing

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Understanding and Addressing the Nazi Card Download EISCA

Holocaust Denial on Trial

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

The website is a useful resource to aid the understanding of Holocaust denial and efforts to combat it. Its mission is primarily to ensure perpetual access to the evidence, transcripts, judgment and appeal documents that made the case in the David Irving v. Penguin Books U.K. and Deborah Lipstadt trial.



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Holocaust Denial in Australia

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Danny Ben-Moshe  (2005). Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SISCA).

The paper explores the nature of Holocaust denial in Australia. It considers the beliefs and activities of three organizations for whom Holocaust denial is a central belief: the Australian League of Rights, the Australian Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Adelaide Institute. Their activities, their international ties, and their relationship with the broader racist Right in Australia is considered. The paper concludes by reflecting on the future directions and responses to Holocaust denial.



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The Socio-Historical Background of Holocaust Denial in Arab Countries. Reactions to Roger Garaudy’s The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Goetz Nordbruch (2001). Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SISCA).

Rejecting the idea that Holocaust denial in the Arab world can be dismissed as merely an instrument used to de-legitimise the existence of Israel, the author suggests that its presence and vigour should be explained within the context of more general ideological developments. He therefore analyses elements of Arab antisemitism by tracing antisemitic thought back to its socio-historical interaction with nationalism, and contemporary Islamist thought, reviewing both content and cause.



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From Revisionism to Holocaust Denial – David Irving as a Case Study

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Roni Stauber (2000). H-Antisemitism.

Using the example of David Irving, the author examines the nature of Holocaust revisionism and denial.



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Holocaust Denial

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Kenneth S. Stern (1993). American Jewish Committee (AJC).

This in depth study examined the origins, nature and extent of Holocaust denial around the world. The specific arguments of the deniers is fully addressed, and examples of denial material provided in the appendices.



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Unholy Hatreds: Holocaust denial and antisemitism in Iran

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Matthias Küntzel (2007). Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SISCA).

The implications of state sponsored Holocaust denial in Iran are considered. The author also addresses the ideological foundations of Islamist antisemitism and the history of antisemitism in Iran since the 1960s.



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Iran, the Jews and the Holocaust

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

David Menashri (2007). Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism.

The author provides an overview of the position of Jews in Iran since the beginning of the 20th century, and then proceeds to examine Holocaust revisionism and denial in Iran in recent decades. The statements of leading Iranian officials and scholars, and opinion within the media are explored, thus contextualising the recent high profile Holocaust cartoon competition and Holocaust denial conference. 



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Holocaust Inversion: The Portraying of Israel and Jews as Nazis

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Manfred Gerstenfeld (2007). Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA).

The portrayal of Israel, Israelis and Jews as morally equivalent to the Nazis is explored by the author. In some instances this phenomenon is identified as a tool used to downplay the extreme nature of the Holocaust, and elsewhere as a contemporary equivalent of the traditional antisemitic demonisation of Jews. The appearance of Holocaust inversion in far-left discourse on Jews and Israel, in Arab and Islamic media, and even within mainstream Western society are all examined.



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The Left and the Holocaust

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

David Rich (2007). Engage.

The article discusses the direction that recent abuse of the Holocaust memory has taken in Britain. Efforts to pervert history to imply Zionist complicity in the Holocaust are seen as an attempt to undermine one of the rationales behind the reestablishment of the Jewish state,  and as an example of the coalescing of ideas from elements of the British left to Islamist groups, the far right and to Iran.



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