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Denying history : who says the Holocaust never happened and why do they say it?

Author: Michael Shermer; Alex Grobman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Series: S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
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Denying History takes a bold and in-depth look at those who say the Holocaust never happened and explores the motivations behind such claims. While most commentators have dismissed the Holocaust deniers as antisemitic neo-Nazi thugs who do not deserve a response, historians Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman have immersed themselves in the minds and culture of these Holocaust "revisionists." In the process, they show  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shermer; Alex Grobman
ISBN: 0520216121 9780520216129 0520234693 9780520234697
OCLC Number: 43662082
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Description: xviii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A note on terminology : why Holocaust "revisionists" are really deniers --
Introduction : who speaks for the past? History and pseudohistory --
pt. 1. Free speech and history. Giving the devil his due : the free speech issue --
The noble dream : how we know anything happened in history --
pt. 2. Inside the denial movement. Who says the Holocaust never happened? : an inside look at the personalities and organizations --
Why they say the Holocaust never happened : the ideological agenda --
How deniers distort history : flaws, fallacies, and failings in the deniers' arguments --
pt. 3. Arguments and refutations. The crooked timber of Auschwitz : how concentration camps became extermination camps --
"For God's sake--terrible" : the scope and scale of the holocaust --
The evil of banality : the protocols of national socialism --
pt. 4. Truth and history. The rape of history : denial, revision, and the search for a true and meaningful past --
Epilogue : libel, denial, and the Holocaust trial.
Series Title: S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Responsibility: Michael Shermer & Alex Grobman ; foreword by Arthur Hertzberg.
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