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Denying the Holocaust Paperback – December 8, 2016
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Strong medicine... An antidote to the moral and intellectual virus that has spread from the crackpot fringe to the very heart of public discourse in the media, the courts and the world's universities. * Los Angeles Times * Important and impassioned... it illuminates with skill and clarity, not only the peculiarly disturbing world of the Holocaust deniers, but also the methods they have used to distort history, the motives that have driven them to do so, and the vulnerabilities of our educational systems, our culture, and ourselves that have made so many in our society ready to listen to them. * New York Times Book Review *
About the Author
Deborah Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her other books are Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933-1945, History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving and The Eichmann Trial.
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Highly recommended is "Rise of the Nazi Party" ... EXCERPT from the movie: "This is the story of how Hitler and the Nazis bent an entire people to their will and groomed them into participation in the most evil regime in history."
Excellent in-depth DVD documentary detailing through the voices of a number of historians how Hitler lured the WWII German people into adoring him, glorifying him and following him into the most evil and criminal regime in history.
Most WWII Germans did, indeed, enthusiastically support Hitler's Nazi regime.
There are 7-10 internationally recognized and respected historians narrating this documentary who are experts on WWII history.
Lipstadt gives enough attention to the deniers' arguments that anyone who believes in or wants to refute that stuff would do well to read this book. She refutes some of the main arguments and shows the lack of qualifications and credibility of some of the characters involved in Holocaust denial, such as Fred Leuchter.
She has some interesting things to say about why people deny the Holocaust, such as the sheer unbelievability and horror of it. Worth quoting:
"Rationally one would like to assume that, since Leuchter has been exposed as a man without the qualificatons necessary to perform this analysis[of the gas chambers], and since his work has been demonstrated to be scientifically and methodologically fallacious, the destiny of the Leuchter Report would be the dustbin of history. But the Holocaust and, to only a slightly lesser degree, Holocaust denial itself remind us that the irrational has a fatal attraction even to people of goodwill. It can overwhelm masses of evidence and persuade people to regard the most outrageous and untenable notions as fact."p. 181.
I have a few minor quibble with Lipstadt. For example, she says that the University of London has no record of Richard Harwood as either a member of the staff or student body. In Harwood's tract, Did Six Million Really Die, it says he is "with the University of London," but it also clearly states that Richard Harwood is a pseudonym, so of course that university would have no record of him.