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>From _The Journal of Historical Review_, Vol. 13, Number 4 (July/Aug. 1993):

           New Attack Against Faurisson and Rami in Stockholm

Even before he arrived in Stockholm in late May, French professor and
revisionist scholar Robert Faurisson was expecting trouble.  This would be
his third visit to the Swedish capital at the invitation of Moroccan-born
refugee, author and revisionist activist Ahmed Rami.

   A few days earlier, the militant Jewish organization "Betar" had
announced in Paris that it would try to stop Faurisson's arrival in Sweden
even "by force."  (_La Lettre de Magazine Hebdo_, May 21, p. 4.)
Accordingly, 30 Jews flew from Paris to Stockholm on May 21 to oppose
Faurisson's visit to Sweden.

   On May 22, when Faurisson and Rami arrived at the (supposedly secret)
site in Stockholm where a private meeting of revisionists was to take
place, they first parked 300 yards away.  A waiting mob of about 30
stick-wielding thugs recognized Rami and Faurisson, and began pelting the
car with stones they had brought along in sacks for the occasion.
Fortunately, the two revisionists were not injured, and damage to the car
was slight.

   The thugs, all wearing hoods to hide their identity, then attacked other
revisionists at the meeting site.  In the ensuing assault, which forced the
cancellation of the meeting, the hoodlums wounded two plainclothes
policemen.  Four of the attackers -- one French Jew and three Swedish Jews
-- were arrested.

   This was Faurisson's third visit to Stockholm at Rami's invitation.
During the first, a gang of thugs attacked Faurisson, Rami and two young
Swedes on March 17, 1992.  One of the young Swedes was seriously injured,
while the others were able to flee.  The thugs also broke windows of the
meeting site.  Police who were present refused to intervene.  (For more
about this, see the _IHR Newsletter_, May 1992.)  Faurisson's second visit
in December 1992 took place without trouble.

   On September 16, 1989, Faurisson was attacked and nearly killed by three
men who were later described by police investigators as "young Jewish
activists from Paris."

   Revisionism is rapidly gaining support in Scandinavia, Faurisson and
Rami report.

   Jewish organizations in Europe are particularly furious these days
because Rami and his many Swedish friends recently completed a successful
mass distribution of 260,000 copies of an effective revisionist leaflet.

   Rami's address at the October 1992 IHR Conference will appear in a
forthcoming issue of the _Journal_.

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>From _The Journal of Historical Review_, Vol. 13, Number 4 (July/Aug. 1993):

            A Red-Letter Day for Revisionism, April 22, 1993


                            Robert Faurisson

The question of the existence or non-existence of the Nazi gas chambers is
one of considerable historical importance.  If the gas chambers existed,
they provide evidence that the Germans attempted to physically exterminate
the Jews; on the other hand, if they didn't exist, we have no evidence of
such an extermination attempt.  Pierre Vidal-Naquet, a leading French
anti-Revisionist, is under no illusion.  To those tempted to give up the
controversy over the gas chambers, he has warned that to jettison the gas
chambers "is to surrender in open country." (_Nouvel Observateur_, Sept.
21, 1984, p. 80.)  One can only agree.  The gas chambers are not - contrary
to what Jean-Marie Le Pen once remarked - a mere footnote ("Point de
detail") of Second World War history.  Thus, those who contest their
existence are subject to judicial sanction in France and some other

   Nor could the monumental US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC,
which was formally dedicated on April 22, 1993, allow itself to ignore the
Nazi gas chambers.  The question remained:  What kind of physical
representation of this terrifying weapon would the new Museum provide?

   We now know the answer, and it is dismaying:  For lack of anything
better this opulent museum - which has cost American taxpayers and donors
from the American Jewish community more than $150 million - has been
reduced to showing us, as its only model of a homicidal gas chamber, a
casting of a gas chamber at the former Majdanek camp in Poland:  a gas
chamber for ... delousing.  As I shall explain, even Jean-Claude Pressac,
author of a 564-page work published in 1989 in cooperation with the Beate
Klarsfeld Foundation of New York, was obliged to acknowledge that this room
was merely a delousing chamber.

   This is nothing new.  As early as 1945 the Americans were portraying
four delousing (disinfestation) chambers in the Dachau camp (Germany) as
homicidal gas chambers.


Robert Faurisson is acknowledged as Europe's leading Holocaust Revisionist.
He was educated at the Paris Sorbonne, and served as associate professor at
the University of Lyon in France from 1974 until 1990.  Dr. Faurisson has
addressed several IHR conferences, and many of his numerous essays and
reviews on the Holocaust issue have appeared in translation in the
_Journal_.  This essay was translated by IHR editor Theodore J. O'Keefe.

   Those in charge of the new Holocaust Museum in Washington have resorted
to so grave an imposture, I believe, because they are forced to do so: they
are not able to offer visitors a physical representation, in any form
whatsoever, of one of the chambers, we are told incessantly, the Germans
used to murder swarms of victims.

My Challenge in Stockholm and Washington

   On March 17, 1992, I threw down the gauntlet to the Jewish organizations
of the entire world.  On that day, after arriving in Stockholm at the
invitation of my friend Ahmed Rami, I issued a challenge of international
scope to the Swedish media.  It consisted of this nine-word sentence:
"Show me or draw me a Nazi gas chamber!"  These words were accompanied by
two pages of explanation.

   According to my information, the Swedish media, eager to answer my
challenge, immediately contacted every possible source in order to obtain
photographs of Nazi gas chambers.  To their consternation, they discovered
that no such photographs exist, and that the facilities or rooms currently
portrayed to tourists at Auschwitz and elsewhere as homicidal gas chambers
have none of the characteristics of such chemical slaughterhouses.
Although the Swedish media leveled innumerable personal attacks against me,
my challenge was not mentioned in a single newspaper article, or in a
single word on radio or television.

   Over the months the embarrassment would grow among those who propagate
the thesis of the physical extermination of the Jews during the Second
World War:  hence the frenzied agitation that has gripped Jewish
organizations worldwide.

   On April 21, 1993, I renewed my challenge in Washington, this time
directing it to the officials of the Holocaust Museum that was to be
dedicated there the next day, with President Clinton, several heads of
state, and Elie Wiesel in attendance.  Among the Museum officials I had in
mind, I was thinking especially of Michael Berenbaum, its Research
Institute Director.

   My challenge in Washington can be summed up as follows:

   Tomorrow the US Holocaust Memorial Museum will be dedicated in
   Washington.  I challenge the Museum authorities to provide us a physical
   representation of the magical gas chamber.  I have searched for 30 years
   for such a representation without finding it: neither at Auschwitz, nor
   in any other concentration camp; not in a museum, or a book; neither in
   a dictionary nor an encyclopedia; not in a photograph, model or
   documentary film.

      Of course I am acquainted with certain attempts at representation,
   but all of them are illusory.  None withstands examination.  In
   particular, when one understands the extreme dangers of using Zyklon B
   (a commercial insecticide) or hydrocyanic acid (HCN), one quickly
   realizes that the sites sometimes portrayed to tourists as homicidal gas
   chambers could never have served as chemical slaughterhouses without
   enormous danger for everyone in the area.  When one understands the
   extreme - and inevitable - complexity of a gas chamber for the execution
   of a single man by hydrocyanic acid in an American penitentiary, one
   sees immediately that the places portrayed as Nazi "gas chambers" -
   where, day after day, veritable swarms of victims were supposedly killed
   - lack today (and lacked then) the least bit of the formidable machinery
   that would have been required.

      Apart from the matter of sealing the chambers, one of the most
   serious problems to solve would have been that of the entering the
   HCN-saturated chamber after the execution to remove the corpses,
   themselves saturated with the same poison.  Hydrocyanic acid penetrates
   into the skin, the mucous membranes, and the bodily fluids.  The corpse
   of a man who has just been killed by this powerful poison is itself a
   dangerous source of poisoning, and cannot be touched with bare hands.
   In order to enter the HCN-saturated chamber to remove the corpse,
   special gear is needed, as well as a gas mask with a special filter.
   Because physical exertion must be kept to a minimum (it accelerates
   respiration, reducing the filter's effectiveness), it is necessary,
   before entering the area, to evacuate the gas, and then neutralize it.
   On this matter, I refer to the documents on gas chambers used in
   American penitentiaries that I published in 1980.^1

      I warn the officials of the US Holocaust Museum and, in particular,
   Mr. Berenbaum, that tomorrow, April 22, 1993, they need not offer, as
   proof of the existence of Nazi gas chambers, a disinfection gas chamber,
   a shower room, a morgue, or an air-raid shelter.  I am even less
   interested in a section of a wall, a door, a pile of shoes, a bundle of
   hair, or a heap of eyeglasses.  I want a portrayal of an entire Nazi gas
   chamber, one that gives a precise idea of its technique and operation.

Evasion and Trickery

   I knew this challenge could not be answered because, as a matter of
fact, for half a century they have been telling us about Nazi gas chambers
without ever showing us one.  I also fully expected that the Museum would
be reduced to playing a trick of some kind.  But just what kind of trick?

   The answer would come the next day, April 22, the date of the formal
dedication.  (The Museum opened to the public on April 26.)  On the 22nd, I
obtained a copy of a book of about 250 pages that presents itself as a sort
of catalog of the new Museum.  This book is by Michael Berenbaum, and is
entitled _The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust As Told in the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum_ (1993, xvi + 240 pages).

On page 138 are three photographs:

   - The first shows a Zyklon B canister and some pellets of Zyklon B,
which is described as a "highly poisonous insecticide."

   - The second shows "a casting of the door to the gas chamber at Majdanek
... from the outside, SS guards could observe the killing through a small

   - The third photograph shows "the inside of a Majdanek gas chamber.  The
blue stain is a chemical remnant of Zyklon B."^2

   The first photograph proves nothing more than that the Germans used
the insecticide Zyklon B.  (This commercial product was used throughout the
world.)  The second and the third photos should be familiar to visitors of
the former Majdanek camp in Poland.  They will recognize the outer door and
the interior door, as well as a portion of the inside of the first chamber
shown to visitors there as an execution gas chamber, even though this room
has all the characteristics of a delousing gas chamber.  In this regard, I
will not cite here my own research, including my photographs that show the
entire room, including the little annex containing a stove to provide the
heat, which was essential to circulate the HCN from Zyklon B.  (In the
second photograph described above, the intake vent for the air heated by
the furnace can be seen, at hip height, on the right.)  Nor shall I cite
here the expert report of American gas chamber specialist Fred Leuchter,
which concludes definitively that this room was a delousing gas chamber
where, not human beings but, at most, typhus-bearing lice were killed.

[Photograph captioned, "Dr. Robert Faurisson at the April 21 IHR meeting in
suburban Washington, DC, where he issued his challenge to the officials of
the US Holocaust Memorial Museum."]

J.-C. Pressac's Admission
   I shall content myself here by referring to Jean-Claude Pressac, protege
of the Beate Klarsfeld Foundation and author of the 1989 anti-Revisionist
work _Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers_ (a misleading
title, by the way).  Here, then, is Pressac's opinion of the room that
Berenbaum dares to portray as a homicidal gas chamber:

   The red-ochre bricks stained with dark blue were for him [Bernard
   Jouanneau, an attorney who opposed Faurisson in a 1982 court case in
   Paris] material and visible proof of the existence of homicidal gas
   chambers.  The problem, for there is one, is that the gas chamber
   presented has all the characteristics of a DELOUSING [sic] installation.
   I am not saying that it was never used to kill people, for that is
   possible [here, Pressac is wrong. - R.F.^3] but the traces of Prussian
   blue are an absolutely certain indication of use for delousing purposes.
   (p. 555.)

     Pressac goes on to note that the presence of a peep-hole is no proof
of a homicidal gas chamber because a delousing gas chamber may be furnished
with such a peep-hole.  He concludes:

   I am sorry to say, and I am not the only one in the West, that the
   Majdanek homicidal and/or delousing gas chambers are still waiting for a
   true historian, which is mildly upsetting in view of the fact that the
   camp fell into the hands of the Russians intact in 1944 (p. 555.)

   On page 557 he presents a photograph of the exterior of the gas chamber
in question and of another gas chamber located in the same building.
According to the caption, this is a photograph

   ... showing one of the disinfestation gas chambers thought to be a
   homicidal gas chamber. Between the two doors with their inspection
   peepholes, the darker bricks are of Prussian blue colour, a sign of
   prolonged use of "Blausaure/blue acid," in other words hydrocyanic or
   prussic acid sold as a delousing agent under the name of "Zyklon B."

   It should be noted that these gas chambers were in the _Bad und
Desinfektion_ ("Bath and Disinfection") building, located right at the
entrance to the camp, and in plain view.

   It is understandable that in his "Bibliographical Note" (pp. 224-232)
Berenbaum makes no mention of Pressac's 564-page book.

A New Advance for Revisionism

   In 1978 President Jimmy Carter established a commission charged with
creating a federal government Holocaust memorial museum.  He chose as its
chairman Elie Wiesel, thereby providing Arthur Butz with the inspiration
for a comment both accurate and sarcastic:  A historian was needed, but a
histrion was chosen.

    The choice of Berenbaum as the Museum scholarly" authority is of the
same nature.  Berenbaum is an adjunct professor of theology at Georgetown
University.  Where a historian was required, a theologian was chosen -
which is appropriate because, for some years now, in place of the history
of the "Holocaust," Jewish organizations have substituted the RELIGION of
the "Holocaust."

   The central pillar of this religion, as I have often said, is "the
magical gas chamber that, like a mirage, is the image of nothing real."

   To portray this "central pillar," Museum officials selected a delousing
gas chamber falsely labeled as a homicidal gas chamber.  Although it was
designed and built by the Germans as a facility for protecting the health
of Jewish and non-Jewish prisoners, it is presented to us as an instrument
for the torture and murder of these inmates.  This portrayal epitomizes the
deceit and the effrontery of the zealots of the "Holocaust" religion.

   The time has come for a little more intellectual honesty and sanity
regarding the story of the Jewish people's real misfortunes during the
Second World War.  Visitors to the new Holocaust Museum in Washington -
particularly American taxpayers, without whom it would not exist - have a
right to demand an accounting from Mr. Berenbaum and his friends.  A recent
article in the _Los Angeles Times_ was headlined "Poll Finds 1 Out of 3
Americans Open to Doubt There Was a Holocaust." (April 20, 1993)  The
doubts will increase.

   A few days after the Museum's formal dedication, Berenbaum revealed to a

   You're surrounded by death [in the Museum].  It's like working in an
   emergency room or a mortuary.... I've ended up on an analyst's couch.
   (_The Washington Post_, April 26, 1993, p. B6.)

   It is not out of the question that Berenbaum will retum to the analyst's
couch when he grasps the grave consequences of his deception.  April, 22,
1993, was supposed to be a date for the consecration of the "Holocaust"
religion on American soil.  In reality, this date will go down in history
as marking an outstanding victory for revisionist historians.

[Photograph captioned, "A few of the two hundred or so persons who rallied
in Washington, DC, on April 22 to express opposition to the US Holocaust
Memorial Museum."]

   To conclude, I would like to pay tribute here to those revisionists who
have contributed to the victory on this specific point:

   - First, to Ahmed Rami, exiled in Stockholm, who allowed me to publicly
launch the "Stockholm Challenge" of March 17, 1992;

   - Next, to the Institute for Historical Review in southern California,
which, since 1979, has, more than any institution in the world, made
possible the publication of books, essays and articles on the "Holocaust"
of a scholarly and often unrewarding nature, and this in spite of
repression, persecution and violence; this Institute has organized eleven
conferences under sometimes difficult and even dramatic conditions, and, as
a matter of fact, arranged the meeting in suburban Washington, DC, on April
21 where I was able to renew my Stockholm Challenge, this time to the US
Holocaust Memorial Museum;^4

   - Finally, to Ernst Zundel of Toronto, without whom "Holocaust"
revisionism would probably still be struggling in obscurity.

   My thoughts are also of the French revisionists who have expended so
much effort, among them one person in particular, whom I cannot mention
without putting in danger, who could be called the mainspring of the
revisionist movement in France.


1.  Serge Thion, _Verite historique ou verite politique?_ (Paris: 1980),
    pp. 301-309.

2.  On pages 140-144 of Berenbaum's new book, one finds naive plaster
    figurines that supposedly represent, in sequence, victims in the
    changing room, in the gas chamber, and in the crematory room of an
    Auschwitz-Birkenau crematory.  While historical museums (such as
    military and war museums) routinely strive to illustrate what really
    happened using models that are as accurate and as graphic as possible,
    these figurines in Berenbaum's book are presented in a kind of ethereal
    setting.  The captions are sullied by imprecision, errors, and
    absurdities, and they testify to an urgent need to revise downward the
    number of alleged victims of each gassing, and the number of daily
    cremations.  Berenbaum makes discreet allusion to a model that the
    Polish Communists built after the war, and which is still exhibited at
    the Auschwitz State Museum (Block 4, second floor).  I understand that
    a replica of this model may be displayed at the Holocaust Museum in
    Washington.  If so, why hasn't Berenbaum included it in his book?
    Might he have learned that I often use this model to illustrate the
    physical impossibilities of the gassing operations it is supposed to
    replicate?  See, in particular, my video "Le Probleme des chambres a
    gaz" (1982), as well as my commentary, "Auschwitz en images," given at
    the end of the French edition of Wilhelm Staglich's book, _Le Mythe
    d'Auschwitz_ (La Vieille Taupe, 1986, pp. 492, 507).  Even J.-C.
    Pressac is skeptical of this model.  (_Auschwitz: Technique and
    Operation of the Gas Chambers_, pp. 377-378).  Symptomatically, though,
    he does not provide one of his own.

3.  A Zyklon B delousing gas chamber could not have been used as a
    homicidal gas chamber.  The first can be operated relatively easily,
    while the second is necessarily very complicated.  The conceptual
    difference between the two lies in the relative ease of ridding the
    fabric and clothes of HCN gas after the delousing, as opposed to the
    extreme difficulty of removing gas from the skin, mucous membranes, and
    bodily fluids of a corpse.  In the first case, the HCN gas is removed
    by blowing in a large amount of hot air, which causes most of it to
    evaporate.  Then the fabric and the clothes are beaten for some time
    outdoors to discharge the remaining gas.  In the second case, heating
    or beating the corpses would not be possible.  An authentic homicidal
    gas chamber, of the kind used in the United States to execute convicted
    criminals, is extremely complicated.  To execute even a SINGLE PERSON
    is so complicated that one can scarcely imagine the appalling
    sophistication the Nazi gas chambers would have required to execute not
    just one victim, but hundreds or even thousands at a time.  Such gas
    chambers would have become veritable baths of poison, impossible to
    drain.  Nobody, even wearing a gas mask, could have ever survived
    entering such oceans of hydrocyanic acid and making the physical effort
    of removing the corpses, and clean up for the next batch.

4.  At that meeting, I also made two additional challenges:

       First:  give me the name of the person whom you consider to be the
    best eyewitness of gassings.

       Second: make public the documents you continue to keep secret,
    particularly the papers of Dr. Mengele.  (There are about 30 pounds of
    Mengele papers, including his memoir _Fiat Lux_ - "Let There Be Light"
    - which suggests that he describes there the reality of Auschwitz.)

[end of article]

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>From _The Journal of Historical Review_, Vol. 13, Number 4 (July/Aug. 1993):

          Organization of American Historians Censors the IHR

On October 31, 1992, the Executive Board of the Organization of American
Historians (OAH) formally condemned the Institute for Historical Review and
resolved to exclude "advertisements or announcements" from the IHR in the
_OAH Newsletter_.

     For some years now, the Institute has been a member of the OAH, the
leading organization of scholars devoted to American history.  In 1991, the
IHR submitted a short notice for publication in the "calls for papers"
section of the _OAH Newsletter_.  Appearing in the November 1991 issue, the
notice informed readers that the IHR's _Journal of Historical Review_
welcomed contributions on topics such as FDR's campaign to get the US into
war, and the background to the Pearl Harbor attack.

     This small notice upset some _OAH Newsletter_ readers, and touched off
a debate among historians around the country.  Letters protesting the
notice appeared in the May 1992 _OAH Newsletter_, including a particularly
vicious one by Jordan Schwarz, who asserted that the IHR is a "Nazi" or
"pro-Nazi" organization with a "mission of hate."

     A letter by _Journal_ editor Mark Weber responding to these false
allegations was rejected.  Not a single word in defense of the IHR and its
work been has so far been permitted to appear in the pages of the _OAH

     Then, on October 31, the OAH Executive Board resolved to prohibit any
future notice or advertisement by the IHR.  A minority of Board members
argued against the decision, saying that it violated the OAH's stated
support for the principle of freedom of speech and inquiry.  The Board has
five officers, including President Lawrence W. Levine of the University of
California, Berkeley.  A formal statement of the OAH Board's October
decision appeared in the February 1993 _OAH Newsletter_.

     In the same issue also appeared a full-page article, "Revisionism and
the Holocaust," which reported on a heated panel discussion at a Holocaust
conference in April 1992 at Millersville University (Pennsylvania).  David
Oshinsky of Rutgers University, one of the principal speakers at the
meeting of about 150 persons, argued that advertisements and notices by
associations such as the IHR and the Committee for Open Debate on the
Holocaust (CODOH) should be rejected out of hand by academic and student
publications.  Revisionist statements are "irresponsible" and
"intentionally hurtful and fallacious" in content, he said.  By providing a
forum for a "cadre of distortionists ... you open up the path to a kind of
legitimacy."  The panel's other main speaker, Samuel Walker of the
University of Nebraska-Omaha, disagreed, saying that the principle of free
speech should be upheld even in this case.  Throughout this _OAH
Newsletter_ article, revisionist views were repeatedly and simplistically
referred to as "denying the Holocaust."

     In a letter dated February 24, the IHR responded to the OAH Board's
October decision.  Not until May 7, however, was the IHR informed that "the
OAH has decided not publish" the letter.

     The full text of the IHR's February 24 letter follows:

_OAH Newsletter_
Organization of American Historians
112 North Bryan Street
Bloomington, IN 47408

The October 31 decision by the OAH Executive Board to exclude
"advertisements or announcements" from the Institute for Historical Review
is "political correctness" at its hypocritical worst.

     According to the Board's formal statement (published in the February
_OAH Newsletter_), the ostensible basis for this decision is that an
advertisement or notice from the IHR would not be "consonant with the
purposes of the Organization."  However, no explanation is given of
precisely how an IHR advertisement is not "consonant" with the OAH's

     That *any* IHR advertisement or notice is prohibited *beforehand* -
regardless of content - is particularly disturbing.  This decision
presumably forbids an IHR advertisement for our edition of Arthur
Ponsonby's classic study of First World War propaganda, _Falsehood in
Wartime_, or for our edition of collected writings by the eminent American
historian and sociologist Harry Elmer Barnes, or even for one of the many
books we distribute that are published by prominent "mainstream"

     It is ironic indeed that an advertisement by International Publishers
appears in the very issue of the _OAH Newsletter_ that informs readers of
the decision to forbid any advertisement from the IHR.  Operating for years
as the publishing arm of the Communist Party USA, this Marxist-Leninist
enterprise has offered, among other writings, works by Stalin and Mao
Zedong.  Presumably this _OAH Newsletter_ ad offering the _Collected Works_
of Marx and Engels, along with other "Marxist Classics," is "consonant with
the purposes" of the OAH.

     Perhaps the most remarkable sentence of the OAH statement is this:
"We [members of the OAH Executive Board] all abhor, on both moral and
scholarly grounds, the substantive arguments of the Institute for
Historical Review."

     Since when has the OAH been pronouncing on the *moral* validity of
*arguments*?  Is this a unique pronouncement, or - to be fair and
consistent - can we look forward to similar OAH declarations on the *moral*
fitness of arguments by other organizations, publishers or even individual
scholars?  And precisely what is the Board's "moral" yardstick?

     Nowhere is it given.

     As for "scholarly grounds": anyone who rejects arguments on this basis
should be willing and able to support his/her view with logic and evidence.

     Precisely which of the IHR's "substantive arguments" did the OAH
Executive Board find so abhorrent?  All of them?  Some of them?  Not a
single one is specifically mentioned.  How about the IHR's often-repeated
"arguments" in favor of international peace and understanding?  Or the
IHR's staunch support for freedom of speech and expression?

     "We all reject their claims to be taken seriously as historians," the
OAH Executive Board statement goes on.  Just who are "they"?  Did the OAH
Executive Board evaluate each and every _Journal_ contributor or IHR
Editorial Advisory Committee member to determine if he or she is a
"serious" historian?  And on what basis?

     By any reasonable standard, at least some IHR _Journal_ contributors
and IHR Committee members are serious and qualified historians.

     As for myself, I hold a Master's degree in European history from
Indiana University (Bloomington) [where the OAH offices are located].  On
March 22, 1988, Toronto District Court Judge Ron Thomas ruled on my
qualifications as a historian.  After carefully considering arguments for
and against recognizing me as a credible historian, he decided to permit me
to testify (for five days, as it turned out) as a qualified specialist of
wartime Germany's "final solution" policy and the Holocaust issue.

     While OAH Executive Board members take care to explicitly affirm "the
importance of defending free speech," they have flunked a practical test of
their support for this principle.  We urge the OAH Executive Board to
courageously re-consider a decision that, I am convinced, will one day be
regarded with shame and embarrassment.


     Mark Weber
     Editor, _The Journal of Historical Review_
     Institute for Historical Review
     Newport Beach, Calif.

[end of article]

[Reprinted by permission from _The Journal of Historical Review_, P.O. Box
1306, Torrance, CA 90505, USA.  Subscription rate: $40 per year, domestic.
$50 per year, foreign.]


         _The Journal of Historical Review_ Editor:  MARK WEBER

    _The Journal of Historical Review_ Associate Editor:  GREG RAVEN

    _The Journal of Historical Review_ EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

                          GEORGE ASHLEY, Ph.D.
               Los Angeles Unified School District (Ret.)

                          ENRIQUE AYNAT, LL.B.
                           Torreblanca, Spain

                          PHILIP BARKER, Ph.D.
                         Minneapolis, Minnesota

                          JOHN BENNETT, LL.B.
                    Australian Civil Liberties Union
                          Melbourne, Australia

                        FRIEDRICH P. BERG, B.Sc.
                          Ft. Lee, New Jersey

                   ALEXANDER V. BERKIS, LL.M., Ph.D.
                        Longwood College (Ret.)

                      W. BEVERAGGI-ALLENDE, Ph.D.
                       University of Buenos Aires
                        Buenos Aires, Argentina

                         ARTHUR R. BUTZ, Ph.D.
                        Northwestern University
                           Evanston, Illinois

                           BOYD CATHEY, Ph.D.
                        _The Southern Partisan_

                       ROBERT H. COUNTESS, Ph.D.
                          Huntsville, Alabama

                       ALBERT J. ECKSTEIN, Ph.D.
                      Private Research Consultant

                        ROBERT FAURISSON, Ph.D.
                          University of Lyon-2
                              Lyon, France

                      GEORGE FRANZ-WILLING, Ph.D.
                          Uberlingen, Germany

                         VERNE E. FUERST, Ph.D.
                         Hartford, Connecticut

                        SAMUEL EDWARD KONKIN III
                         Long Beach, California

                     R. CLARENCE LANG, Ph.D., B.D.
                             Seguin, Texas

                        MARTIN A. LARSON, Ph.D.
                            Phoenix, Arizona

                          JAMES MARTIN, Ph.D.
                       Colorado Springs, Colorado

                             CARLO MATTOGNO

                               HIDEO MIKI
                      Professor of History (Ret.)
                        National Defense Academy
                            Yokosuka, Japan

                        REVILO P. OLIVER, Ph.D.
                     University of Illinois (Ret.)
                            Urbana, Illinois

                          HENRI ROQUES, Ph.D.
                            Colombes, France

                       WILHELM STAGLICH, Dr. Jur.
                          Badenweiler, Germany

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                         Vlotho/Weser, Germany

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                      Marquette University (Ret.)
                          Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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>From _The Journal of Historical Review_, Vol. 13, Number 4 (July/Aug. 1993):

                The Organization of American Historians:
                Faithfully Reflecting Academic Standards

                               MARK WEBER

As one might expect, the recent annual conference of the Organization of
American Historians - the foremost association of scholars devoted to US
history - and the OAH's scholarly _Journal of American History_, faithfully
reflect the prevailing standards and ideological slant of America's
historical "establishment."

     At the 1993 OAH Annual Meeting, held April 15-18 in Anaheim,
California, the specialized sessions devoted to particular historical
issues included the following:

- "Links in the Chain: Musical Culture of the Labor and Black Freedom

- "Urban Black Communities in the Twentieth Century: Race, Class and
  Economic Change"

- "The African-American Context for Cowboy and Western Music"

- "Woman's Work and Gender Identity"

- "Woman's Culture and Women's Biography"

- "Malcolm X and Historical Memory"

- "Race, Ethnicity, and Public Policy in Modern America"

- "Recent Research in Slave Women's History"

- "Recruiting Minorities into the Historical Profession"

- "The Development of a Chinese American Consciousness"

- "African American Intellectuals and the Discourse of American Culture"

- "The Legacies of W.E.B. Du Bois"

- "The Problem of American Conservatism"

- "Religion and Identity in the Old South: Gender and Race"

- "Race, Class and the Law in the South"

- "Race, Labor and 'Social Equality' in the Jim Crow South"

- "Race, Gender and Violence: The Case of _Celia, A Slave_"

- "Work-in-Progress Roundtable on Gay and Lesbian history"

- "Work-in-Progress Roundtable on American Indian History"

- "African-Americans and Public Rituals in New York City"

- "On Common Ground: The Historical Archaeology of African America"

- "Ethnicity and Class in Los Angeles"

- "Los Angeles One Year Later: Race and Politics in L.A"

- "The Culture of Violence in the American Revolution"

- "Celebration: Songs of American Diversity"

- "Twenty-Five Years After King's Assassination: Perspectives on Black
  Movement Leadership"

     On Friday evening, the 16th, OAH President Lawrence W. Levine, a
specialist of African-American history at the University of California,
Berkeley, delivered a rousing Presidential Address to the conference
attendees.  In this keynote speech (which I attended), Levine mockingly
rejected what he called the "Eurocentric" interpretation of history, and
staunchly defended the current trend toward an ever more "inclusive"
treatment of the past.  He dismissed as wrong-headed and prejudiced the
critics of this trend, specifically mentioning by name the warnings of
previous OAH presidents C. Vann Woodward and Eugene Genovese.

     While most historians present expressed their approval of Levine's
message with an enthusiastic standing ovation, not everyone was thrilled.
The next day, during a symposium on "Writing Contemporary Presidential
Biography" (which I also attended), Stephen Ambrose of the University of
New Orleans joked that this is one of the few sessions at this year's OAH
conference not devoted to class, gender, race or ethnicity.  Contrary to
what seems to be the currently prevailing wisdom, he went on, it still
worthwhile and appropriate to deal with history made by "dead white males"
- including former American presidents.

     Ambrose also noted with regret that although this OAH conference is
taking place on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson, not
a single session is devoted to him or his legacy.  But perhaps that is just
as well, Ambrose went on, because more attention would likely be devoted to
Sally Hemmings than to the Declaration of Independence.  The historian also
noted that not a single session at this year's conference dealt with the
world-historical events of 50 years ago, including, for example, the first
meeting at Teheran of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin.

     Like the OAH Annual Meeting, _The Journal of American History_, the
OAH's quarterly scholarly periodical, similarly reflects the prevailing
outlook and standards of historians of United States history.

[Photograph captioned, "Lawrence Levine, President of the Organization of
American Historians, 1992-1993, and a professor at the University of
California, Berkeley."]

     On the front cover of the March 1993 issue (which is more than
500-pages thick), is a photograph of "Chicano students protesting during
the March 1968 high school walkouts in East Los Angeles."  The photo
highlights a lengthy feature article inside by Edward Escobar, "The
Dialectics of Repression: The Los Angeles Police Department and the Chicano
Movement, 1968-1971."

     Accompanying this polemical piece are five photographs that show
demonstrating Mexican-Americans, and alleged police repression against
Chicanos.  ". . . Thus, while the LAPD [Los Angeles Police Department] may
have curbed militant Chicano activism," Escobar happily concludes his
essay, "the response to the department's tactics gave rise to a new
consciousness that has the potential to empower the Chicano community."

     In this same issue of the OAH _Journal_ is a laudatory review of
Herbert Aptheker's _Anti-Racism in U.S. History_.  For many years Aptheker
was the chief theoretician of the Communist Party, USA, and this new book
continues to faithfully reflect his Marxist-Leninist interpretation of
history.  In the opinion of reviewer Herbert Shapiro of the University of
Cincinnati, Aptheker's book

     ... breaks fresh ground in comprehensively and systematically
     exploring a theme that has hitherto been ignored or received
     fragmentary attention. It is certainly to be hoped that Aptheker's
     work stimulates others to further consideration of this vital aspect
     of the struggle for democracy in American history.

     Finally, this same issue of _The Journal of American History_ includes
a laudatory review of a COMIC BOOK.  While such a work would normally not
merit attention in this quarterly, this is no ordinary cartoonist's work.
It's _Maus: A Survivor's Tale_, Parts I and II, a Holocaust "oral history
account" by Art Spiegelman that has received gushing praise from countless
American newspapers and magazines.

     In his _Journal of American History_ review, Joshua Brown of Hunter
College (CUNY), writes:  "_Maus_ is a significant contribution to the field
of history, not in spite of the medium chosen by its author, but because of
it."  In Brown's opinion, cartoonist Spiegelman's depiction of Jews as
mice, Germans as cats, and Poles as pigs "subvert the stereotypes of racism
constructed by the Nazis"!

     Besides its implicitly contemptuous portrayal of non-Jewish humanity,
this utterly subjective and impressionistic work is littered with
historical falsehood and distortion.  For example, a _Maus_ character
arriving at Auschwitz solemnly informs the reader:

     And we came here to the concentration camp Auschwitz, And we knew that
     from here we will not come out anymore.  We knew the stories - that
     they will gas us and throw us in the ovens.  This was 1944....  We
     knew everything.  And here we were....  So it was.

     Among the numerous Jews who did, in fact, "come out" of Auschwitz were
- to name just a prominent few - Elie Wiesel (and his father), Anne Frank
(who died of typhus later in the Bergen-Belsen camp), and Otto Frank (her

     Moreover, _Maus_, Part I, begins with a quotation attributed to
Hitler:  "The Jews are undoubtedly a race, but they are not human."  The
quote is, in fact, spurious.  But hey, who's checking?  Certainly not the
reviewer or OAH _Journal_ editors.

     As this review shows (once again), the normal standards of historical
evidence and criticism are simply tossed aside when it comes to the secular
pseudo-religion of our era.

     In light of such "scholarship," any OAH criticism of the IHR is not
only ludicrous, but serves to underscore a clear double standard.

     In the field of history - no less than with clothing styles and
musical tastes - the more fashionable anything is, the more quickly it is
destined to become unfashionable.  Ten years from now - if not sooner -
historians will look back on the OAH of 1993 with a mixture of amusement,
irritation and disgust.

[end of article]

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>From _The Journal of Historical Review_, Vol. 13, Number 4 (July/Aug. 1993):

                  President Tudjman Refuses to Recant


In spite of strong criticism from prominent American Jewish leaders, the
President of Croatia refuses to repudiate his revisionist views on the
Holocaust issue.  Franjo Tudjman, Croatia's democratically elected leader,
and a respected European scholar, has aroused controversy for publicly
rejecting the "Six Million" story.

     At the invitation of the US government, Tudjman and other foreign
leaders attended the formal ceremony on April 22 in Washington, DC,
dedicating the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Elie Wiesel, a Jewish
survivor of Auschwitz and other German wartime camps, was not happy.
"Tudjman's presence in the midst of survivors is a disgrace," said Wiesel,
who also expressed concern that a 1988 book by the Croatian historian
would, in the words of the New York Times (April 22), "fuel the arguments
of historical revisionists who deny that the Holocaust occurred."

     Rabbi Marvin Hier, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los
Angeles, said that the only justification for Tudjman's appearance at the
dedication ceremony would be to provide an opportunity for him to publicly
repudiate his heretical views.  "If that is not the case," Hier said, "the
invitation is giving credence to one of the world's most famous Holocaust
revisionists."  (New York Times, April 22, 1993.)

"Exaggerated Data"

     Tudjman readily acknowledges that Europe's Jews suffered "terrible
hardships" during the war years.  At the same time, though, he has written
in Bespuca - Povijesne Zbiljnosti ("Wastelands: Historical Truth"), a
500-page scholarly work first published in 1988:

     The estimated loss of up to six million [Jewish] dead is founded too
     much on both emotional, biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in
     the postwar reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts
     with the defeated.... In the mid-1980s, world Jewry still has the need
     to recall its "holocaust" even by trying to prevent the election of
     the former U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim as president of

     Tudjman reportedly estimates that a total of 900,000 Jews perished in
the catastrophe of the Second World War.  (New York Times, April 22.)  He
also suggests that many wartime Jewish deaths would not have occurred if
German armed forces had prevailed over the Soviet Union, allowing for a
"territorial solution" to the Jewish question such as a "reservation" in
Eastern Poland or in Madagascar.  (See The Journal of Historical Review,
Summer 1992, pp. 240-243, and The New Republic, Nov. 25, 1991, pp. 16, 18.)

     Tudjman reaffirmed his revisionist outlook in an interview with
Canadian television:  "With regard to Jews, I'm inclined to agree with
those scholars in the world who say that the figure of six million is
exaggerated."  (The New Republic, Jan. 20, 1992, p. 5.)

Respected Historian

     Tudjman's views are all the more noteworthy because they are those of
a respected historian who cannot seriously be regarded as a "Nazi."  During
the Second World War he fought against Croatia's pro-German Ustashe regime
as an officer in the partisan forces of Communist leader Tito.  After 1945,
he served in Belgrade as a member of the General Staff of the Yugoslav
National Army, eventually attaining the rank of Major General.  In 1961 he
left the military to pursue academic interests.

[Photograph captioned, "Franjo Tudjman"]

     After study in Belgrade, he assumed a position in 1963 as a part-time
professor on the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Zagreb,
and in 1964 he earned a doctorate in history.  From 1961 to 1967, he was
director in Zagreb of the Institute for the History of the Workers
Movement.  He has also served as editor-in-chief of the magazine Paths of
the Revolution, and as a member of the editorial boards of the
military-theoretical journal Voino delo and the intellectual magazine

     Tudjman is the author of numerous historical works, several of which
have appeared in other languages, and has been a guest lecturer at
universities and institutes in Italy, Germany and the United States.  In
1966 he was a a speaker at the International Seminar series at Harvard
University.  His book Nationalism in Contemporary Europe was published in
1981 by the Columbia University Press, and his controversial 1988 book
Bespuca ("Wastelands") was given a respectful review by Germany's
prestigious national daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Jan. 16,
1990.  Tudjman, the paper told readers, has dealt with questions of
contemporary history "with competence and courage."

     Tudjman's refusal to give in to demands that he repudiate his
revisionist views on the Holocaust issue is entirely consistent with his
record of defiance of biased "official" history.  Because of his dissident
views, Communist Yugoslav authorities ordered his arrest in 1972 and barred
him from public activity for two years.  After a second arrest in 1981 for
dissident activities, he was imprisoned for a year and a half.

     Following the breakup of the artificial Yugoslav state, Tudjman
emerged as leader of the Croatian Democratic Union, his country's major
political party.  After the victory of his party in the first democratic
elections held in Croatia in more than 50 years, he was sworn in as
president on May 30, 1990.

A Little-Known Holocaust

     Few of those Americans who are so determined to "never forget" the
wartime fate of Europe's Jews know much about what happened to the
continent's other national and ethnic groups.  For example, many tens of
thousands of Croat, Slovene and Bosnian Muslim prisoners were summarily
murdered at the end of the war by the partisan forces of Yugoslav Communist
leader Tito (who was backed by the United States and Britain).  In addition
to combat personnel taken prisoner, the victims also included nurses, nuns
and children.

     Most historians have estimated that the partisans shot from 70,000 to
100,000 people without trial within weeks of the war's end, although some
believe that as many as 500,000 were summarily killed.  Most of the victims
were people who were trying to flee Tito's Communist forces.  The refugees
were returned by British troops from detention camps in Austria, or were
turned back at the border by British forces who occupied southern Austria
and northeastern Italy.  At one site near Sosice in Slovenia, for example,
as many as 40,000 were systematically shot, and their bodies flung into
caves.  (See:  New York Times, July 9, 1990.; Los Angeles Times, Nov. 4,
1990.; The New Republic, Dec. 24, 1990, pp. 16-19.)

Revisionism In Croatia

     Reflecting the historical revisionism that has been sweeping Eastern
Europe and the lands of the former Soviet Union in recent years, a downtown
street and an elementary school in Croatia's capital city of Zagreb have
recently been renamed in honor of Mile Budak, a noted author of several
novels written before the Second World War.  Most of Zagreb University's
main facilities are on the newly named street.  The Simon Wiesenthal Center
has protested the renaming because Budak was a ranking minister in the
wartime Croatian republic (which was allied with Germany), and promulgated
the law prohibiting Jewish participation in Croatian "institutions of
social, sports and cultural life."

     While a few European countries have outlawed Holocaust Revisionism, in
Croatia it enjoys support from the highest level.  Indeed, Croatians are
more free than Americans to express their views on this issue.
                                                                    - M. W.

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