But over the past decade they have begun to gain a hearing in respectable arenas, and now, in the first full-scale history of Holocaust denial, Deborah Lipstadt. by. Deborah E. Lipstadt. · Rating details · ratings · 56 reviews. The denial of the Holocaust has no more credibility than the assertion that the earth is flat. Praise. Praise for Denying the Holocaust “Important and impassioned A comprehensive account of Holocaust denial, particularly from an.

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Although the book does much well, there is also much to improve and add to it – though unfortunately I don’t know if it’ll ever see a new edition. As Lipstadt explores the main figures and organizations that have promoted Holocaust Denial, it becomes undeniable that, aside from one or two oddities, anti-Semitism is the motivating factor.

This is a fascinating story, which begins with early instances of Holocaust denial as espoused by historians such as Harry Elmer Barnes and Austin J. Feb 19, Hilary Shearing rated it really liked it.

This book elaborates that answer in great detail, by demonstrating the fallacies of denial and exposing its true agenda, which is to make the world safe again for anti-Semitism. While I like this book, the author tends to her points with repetitive examples. App, to the development of entire fhe devoted to denying the Holocaust, such hhe the U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. While I do not want to suggest that ms. The book examines in detail the stratagems used by Holocaust deniers to infiltrate mainstream discourse, and to be considered the “other” side; there is also an lupstadt similarity with antivaxxers, climate change deniers, and creationists.

As we move farther and farther away from the Holocaust and the remaining survivors die off, the deniers attempts to sway public opinion become more and more dangerous. And while I can say that the statements of Sarah Schnerir’s student is realistic and to be believed, there is quite a difference to being sexually assaulted and being trafficked as a sex slave.

When we caught up earlier this month in London, Lipstadt was even more agitated by the state of public discourse, alarmed at how Breitbart Newsa rightwing website that championed Trump, is now seen as a reputable source of information: History is revisioned throughout time.

All of Leuchter’s evidence was disproven. Totally agree with you Janet! For instance, it is a fact that Jews had to wear a yellow star; if they were found not to be wearing one, they could be killed. The trial, which went on for 32 days, was far from a foregone conclusion.


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While I have to take points away for those deborab, the fact remains that the book covers unique territory and the writing is good overall. The author has certainly done her research and has tons of documentation supporting her alarm at the sheer size of the She was right to write the book.

Anyone who is even contemplating whether the Holocaust happened of not need only read Lipstadt’s refutation and they’ll soon see reason. But it is one thing deborha specific details of Holocaust and a completely different thing to question if holocaust existed at all.

It is estimated by official Soviet records that more thanpeople have been sentenced, out of whom approximatelywere executed, five times more than in the Katyn massacre.

Lipstadt Denyinv preview – Ednying can argue [about] why the Holocaust happened, but not that it happened. I read this in part for insight on how these strategies are utilized in other ways as well. After finishing it out of curiosity i went to see what people who gave this book a negative review have to say.

Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory

The success of these groups shows “the fragility of truth, ho,ocaust, memory, and history”, and that “it is naive to believe that the light of day can dispel lies, especially when they play on familiar stereotypes Historians have always disagreed over their interpretations of historical events but mainly they do not disagree over whether these events actually happened.

I am aware that a Goodreads feed is not necessarily the place for political discourse, but when one considers that wide swaths fenying Trump’s supporters cheer every one of these incidents as, at the very least, a “dejudaizing” of the Holocaust, Lipstadt’s seminal study becomes timelier than ever. App and others denied that the Lisptadt had any genocidal intent, that gas chambers existed, that innocent Jews were killed by the millions, and they claimed that defeated Germany was compelled to admit false crimes by the Allies.

Deborah Lipstadt, for years the sworn enemy of Holocaust deniers, achieved even greater fame recently with the release of the film Denial which was very good.

Lipstadt’s book examines the evolution of Holocaust denial from its immediate post-war origins to the rise of a modern denial “movement”, along with an examination of the most famous and influential deniers and their claims. The other side is a paranoid delusion dependent entirely on fabrication. But someone who lost their family at Auschwitz thanking me? Lipstadt is passionate and, as a historian, well-documented in her rebuke of denial as a legitimate form of “revisionism.


The denial of the Holocaust has no more credibility than the assertion that the earth is flat. Deportation of Koreans was one of them, but another one which has to be mentioned is the Polish Operation. The only thing missing is the importance of the internet in the spreading of the hate propaganda these days for the obvious reason, as the book was published before internet became mainstream and accessible to everyone.

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She learned Irving was drawing her into a fight across the ocean where libel laws were different. Want to Read saving…. Is this “arbitrary terror”? The deniers then accuse anyone denying their denial of Zionism, siding with the Jews against the Palestinians; and this insidious strand of argument has been unfortunately successful in some quarters of the Debprah Left which has seen – for example – the usual leftist protesters against the latest Western invasion of a Muslim country making common cause with Islamist groups who are explicit Holocaust deniers.

It did, her critics argued, give a great deal of coverage to a fringe group that was best left in obscurity.

Deborah Lipstadt and Denying the Holocaust

Such is the case of David Irving, a British author of many books on World War II, once celebrated for his talent of unearthing new historical documents, now notorious and reduced to speaking at far-right gatherings and private lectures. There is a difference between revisionism and denial. It is being lipxtadt as a location for Deniala film about the astonishing legal battle fought 20 years ago by Deborah Lipstadt, at the time a little-known American academic who specialised in the Holocaust.

Some even have links to the Klu Klux Klan and other racist groups. But in Britain, Lipstadt and her legal team had to prove that Irving knew he was lying in claiming the Holocaust did not occur.

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