Monday, 14 April 2008

Oliver Kamm: Methods of genocide denial

Posted today, a piece by Oliver Kamm with news for any Sleeping Beauties just roused from long slumber, that genocide denial is not a practice exclusive to the far right:

It's not often realised that (as Paul Berman rightly notes in his Terror and Liberalism) Holocaust denial began on the French Left. The first person systematically to advance the proposition that the Holocaust was a hoax perpetrated by international Jewry was Paul Rassinier, a French Socialist and Resistance fighter who had indeed been imprisoned at Buchenwald. There is a fine biography of him by Nadine Fresco, Fabrication d'un antisémite, 1999.

Read the rest here.

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