- Chapter One
- For ten years and more, I suppose I have been the most
visible holocaust revisionist activist in America. I'm very far from being
the right person for the job. The most visible revisionist activist in
America should be a scholar and someone who is passionately interested
in the literature.
- I'm very far from being a scholar and I find the literature
to be a real yawner. At the beginning of course it was awfully shocking
to discover that it has not been demonstrated that the gas chamber stories
are true. What I couldn't get out of my mind however was not the apparent
fact that there had been no program for the mass gassing of Jews, thank
God for that as they say, but how urgently intellectuals argue against
intellectual freedom on this one issue.
- Even in the early 1980s I had only a casual interest
in the historical record. What held my attention was what I perceived to
be the challenge of finding a way to convince the intellectuals, and the
media intellectuals, that revisionist research should be judged on its
merits, as I presumed they judged all other historical research. I see
now I presumed much too much. These days, as students display a growing
interest in an open debate about the Holocaust controversy, the intellectuals
increasingly display signs of bad temper and even hysteria.
- Professor Deborah Lipstadt, the leading voice representing
the Holocaust Industry in academia, has chosen to single out the work I
do on college campuses for special attention in her much praised book,
Denying the Holocaust, The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. There she
devotes a 26-page chapter to what she sees as "The Battle for the
Campus," writing plaintively that: "Colleagues have related that
their students' questions are increasingly informed by Holocaust denial:
"How do we know that there really were gas chambers? .What proof do
we have that the survivors are telling the truth? Are we going to
hear the German side?"
- Now there's a real scandal for you! Some students are
no longer willing to accept on faith what their professors assure them
is true about the gassing chambers, but want to learn what the evidence
demonstrates. They suspect that while most survivors speak truthfully about
their wartime experiences in the camps, some do not. Where do students
get such ideas? There are even students who want to hear the "German"
side to the Holocaust story. Unbelievable!
- The Deborah Lipstadts of the world must be asking themselves
what the hell is going on? They've run the Holocaust show on campus and
in the media for so many years they see these signs of student curiosity
and principle as the outbreak of some dreadful intellectual pox. I see
them as the cure to one. The Lipstadts write about the "terrible harm"
such questions can do. I ask why such questioning does not measure the
good health of the culture?
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