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. And then this professor, who is called Deborah has to prove it did Lipstadt’s book, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on.

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Lipstadt does not think so. 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 hloocaust as a reputable source of information: In today’s debates this is very relevant with fascists taking many guises to sell their mandates onto campuses.

It is not an easy or pleasant book to read, and at times any true civil libertarian will find their most cherished assumptions about free speech to be challenged and questioned, but such challenges are part of what contribute to growth and understanding.

Would he have denied the work of the Einsatzgruppen in Eastern Europe and Russia? In this brilliant passage, Primo Levi anticipates the success of Holocaust denial.

It would make a lot of sense for a new edition to be released. For years, those who made such claims were dismissed as harmless cranks operating on the lunatic fringe. Most amusing, if it can be called that, is the pronounced breakdown of reasoning in the face of one tactic: Last, but not least – the book was first published inand to the best of my ,ipstadt has not been revised since. But the extent of this vilest of historical distortions had grown to an astonishing extent and is brilliantly catalogued here in this book.



Lipstadt decided not to take the stand in order to keep the trial focused on Irving himself. Stay in Touch Sign up.

She also illustrates the difference between the right to say anything and the fact that no one needs to publish it. Oct 26, Bogdan Micu rated it really liked it.

Yet there are those who insist that the death of six million Jews in Nazi concentration camps is nothing but a hoax perpetrated by a powerful Zionist conspiracy. May 31, Laila Kanon rated it it was amazing Shelves: See 1 question about Denying the Holocaust….

Deborah Lipstadt and Denying the Holocaust

The author has certainly done her research and has tons of documentation supporting her alarm at the sheer size of the It also cast doubt on the ethical validity of the pre-war arguments for adopting an isolationist approach to foreign affairs. While I have to take points away for those faults, the fact remains that the book covers unique territory and the writing is good overall.

Still, it’s a very interesting read and recommended for those who enjoy a creepy political freak show. But do I have to invite you Cambridge or Yale to give you a platform to say so? Leuchter also had a career as a purveyor of execution systems to American states, although he could dsborah be called an expert.

As a description of the motives of people and organizations still very much in existence, this is an even more important but out-of-date book.

Other than that, the whole thing was a swindle designed to blame the Axis for crimes that were either never committed or which were perpetrated by the Allies. It hokocaust, of course, not surprising that the vast majority of the deniers are anti-Semites. Jun 11, Faye rated it really liked it.


Lipstadt shows how Holocaust denial thrives in the current atmosphere of value relativism, and argues that this chilling attack on the dehying record not only threatens Jews but undermines the very tenets of objective scholarship that support our faith lipstaxt historical knowledge. Holocaust denial uses two main types of argument holocauwt in the first type, fanboys of Hitler say that whilst the Holocaust may have happened Hitler himself never ordered it – in fact wasn’t aware of it.

Sadly I don’t think that would work and instead we need to be tireless in our efforts to stop this infiltration of what I will now call ‘fake history’. Lipstadt does not have compassion and empathy for other victims of other genocides, her sharp dismissal of them is dwborah and ill-considered; a historian should truly know better.

The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, was well received — but only among historians and those studying Judaism. Lipstadt shows that tens of thousands of witnesses of the Holocaust are still alive and there is conclusive documentary evidence for it.

But at the time it was hailed as nothing less than history on trial.

Deborah Lipstadt and Denying the Holocaust

We see them distorting information to their benefit, ignoring facts presented in the books they use that would go against them as dejying as using a lot of untestified myths.

They are therefore not to be taken seriously as historians. A follow up review on her book about the trial will be next. Letters to a Concerned Student which will be published in Then i found this book.