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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, 2002.
Series: S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback prView all editions and formats
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An in-depth look at those who say the Holocaust never happened, this text explores the motivations behind such claims. Uncovering a complex social movement, the authors try to understand the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shermer; Alex Grobman
ISBN: 0520234693 9780520234697
OCLC Number: 936959785
Description: 312 s.
Contents: Foreword by Arthur Hertzberg Introduction. Who Speaks For The Past? History and Pseudohistory PART I. FREE SPEECH AND HISTORY 1. Giving the Devil His Due The Free Speech Issue 2. The Noble Dream How We Know Anything in History Happened PART II. INSIDE THE DENIAL MOVEMENT 3. Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened? An Inside Look at the Personalities and Organizations 4. Why They Say the Holocaust Never Happened The Ideological Agenda 5. How Deniers Distort History Flaws, Fallacies, and Failings in the Deniersi Arguments PART III. ARGUMENTS AND REFUTATIONS 6. The Crooked Timber of Auschwitz How Concentration Camps Became Death Camps 7. "For God's Sake--Terrible." The Scope and Scale of the Holocaust 8. The Evil of Banality The Protocols of National Socialism PART IV. TRUTH AND HISTORY 9. The Rape of History In Search of a True and Meaningful Past
Series Title: S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Responsibility: Michael Shermer & Alex Grobman ; foreword by Arthur Hertzberg.

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