- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Plume; Reprint edition (July 1 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0452272742
- ISBN-13: 978-0452272743
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
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Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory Paperback – Jul 1 1994
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“Important and impassioned… A comprehensive account of Holocaust denial, particularly from an American perspective and particularly for the reader with little prior knowledge of the subject. It rigorously traces the movement's roots and development both in this country and abroad, describes the ways the deniers have managed to focus attention on their arguments in both educational institutions and the news media, and explores the susceptibility of Americans, as well as others, to their arguments.”—Walter Reich, New York Times
“Lipstadt, who has been sued for libel by Holocaust denier David Irving, was the first to call attention to the rapidly expanding movement to deny that the Holocaust ever took place. In this groundbreaking analysis, she profiles the deniers and explains their viewpoints and exposes the rabid anti-Semitism at the heart of Holocaust denial and the very serious threat it poses.”—Donna Seaman, Booklist
About the Author
Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. She is the author of History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving (a National Jewish Book Award winner); Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory; and Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933–1945. She lives in Atlanta.
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While the book does a spectacular job on the deniers of the Holocaust, the book says almost nothing about the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the People's Republic of China and the fact that they both independently killed more people than did the monstrous National Socialist German Workers' Party. Together, they committed the worst atrocities of all time.
The book explores the mind of the Holocaust-deniers. It would be equally helpful to explore the minds that promoted all socialism and those who cover-up the hate-spewing radical paramilitary societies created in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the People's Republic of China, with the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party. Many books that explore the mind of deniers of the Holocaust of the National Socialist German Workers' Party inexplicably fail to compare the mind of Wholecaust deniers that also included the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the People's Republic of China and all the other examples of socialist atrocities.
The Union of Soviet Socialist had hatred for the bourgeoisie, inspired by Karl Marx, who himself intended to libel Jewish folks when he said they were the quintessential capitalists and worthy of total contempt, in his infamous essay, "On the Jewish Question." Marxists and socialists had no interest in "the weak," only in the loyal, and their "language of social justice" concerned a totalitarian plan for a socialist man, or more accurately ants in an ant hill.
The book provides a lot of information that explains why most media use the word "Nazi" to cover-up for the horrid "National Socialist German Workers' Party," in a vain effort to rehabilitate socialism. Most media will not fully identify the atrocious "National Socialist German Workers' Party" and use the abbreviations "Nazi" & "Nazis" & "Nazism" in a hackneyed lazy manner, so that there is now rampant ignorance of the full phrase in the public, and now even in the media.
Historical revisionism is about reexamining the MEANING of historical events like, say, Colombus' journey across the Atlantic -- heroic adventure or opening act of genocide or both? Holocaust deniers do not want to debate the *meaning* of the Holocaust because they would be exposed as nazi apologists, so they attack the existence. That puts them outside the academic world of historical revisionism because they try to "revise " the historical event out of existence. There is no basis for debate. Dr. Lipstadt's work, by exposing the roots of Holocaust denial, discredits any claim they have to a place in legitimate academic work.
Read this and see how far men who claim to be intelligent can sink in the pursuit of their nasty little obsessions.
A highly worthwhile read for anyone interested in the history of the Second World War and for the uses and abuses of the history in the years since the war ended.
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