The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Shofar FTP Archive File: orgs/american/ihr//adl.ihr

Archive/File: orgs/american/ihr adl.ihr

From: (Marc Hauser)
Message-ID: <>

computer.  It is from "Special Edition" October 1990, from the ADL,
and it is a part of the article, "Holocaust 'Revisionsim': Denial of
History".  This section deals with the IHR, and although I intend to

Institute for Historical Review

	IHR was the brainchild of anti-Semite Willis A. Carto,
founder and "treasurer" of the extremist propaganda organization,
Liberty Lobby.  Self-explanatory titles from the IHR catalog include
French writer Robert Faurisson's _The Rumor of Auschwitz_; _Did Six
Million Really Die?_ by Richard Harwood (pseudonym of British
neo-fascist Richard Verral); and a "revisionist" mainstay, _The Hoax
of the Twentieth Century_ by Arthur Butz, a professor of engineering
at Northwestern University.

	_The Spotlight_, Liberty Lobby's weekly tabloid, allots a
good deal of coverage to IHR's activities.  Annual IHR meetings,
cloaked in secrecy, are forums for bizzare theories and for addresses
similar to Willis Carto's at the 1982 covention.  Carto asserted that
Zionists are "predators" who exploit the "guilt" of Western Society
for "the building of God's promised land for God's chosen people with
our tax money."

	At the same convention the IHR publicly offered a $50,000
"reward" for "proof" that the Nazis had operated gas chambers for the
extermination of the Jews during World War II.  The offer plunged the
IHR into costly litigation with Mel Mermelstein of California, a
survivor who answered IHR's challenge.  Subsequently, IHR agreed to
pay Mr. Mermelstein $90,000 in an out-of-court settlement.

Home ·  Site Map ·  What's New? ·  Search Nizkor

© The Nizkor Project, 1991-2012

This site is intended for educational purposes to teach about the Holocaust and to combat hatred. Any statements or excerpts found on this site are for educational purposes only.

As part of these educational purposes, Nizkor may include on this website materials, such as excerpts from the writings of racists and antisemites. Far from approving these writings, Nizkor condemns them and provides them so that its readers can learn the nature and extent of hate and antisemitic discourse. Nizkor urges the readers of these pages to condemn racist and hate speech in all of its forms and manifestations.