The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Shofar FTP Archive File: orgs/american/ihr//soap.jhr

Archive/File: orgs/american/ihr soap.jhr

In _The Journal of Historical Review_ Vol. 11, #2 (Summer 1991):
       REVIEWS:  "A Forgettable, But Survivable, Hatchet Job on IHR"
              (Or, "Never Forget -- Witness for the Defense")
NEVER FORGET.  Produced by Robert Radnitz.  Directed by Joseph Sargent.
Turner Pictures, Inc. 1991.  2 hours.
                        Reviewed by Tom Marcellus
"That the Germans made soap neither from Jews nor anyone else
during the war, and that there would be no way to distinguish the hair
of a 'gassed' concentration inmate from that of a 'survivor,' since the
Germans customarily deloused the shorn hair of inmates, are facts lost
on television audiences, most of whom must think:  'What despicable
monsters these Revisionists must be!'"

From _The Journal of Historical Review_, Vol. 13, Number 6 (Nov./Dec. 1993):

              Anti-Revisionist Work Takes Aim at Faurisson


_Assassins of Memory: Essays on the Denial of the Holocaust_, by Pierre
Vidal-Naquet.  Translated and with a foreword by Jeffrey Mehlman.  New York:
Columbia University Press, 1992.  Hardcover.  205 (+ xxvi) pages.  Notes.
Index.  ISBN: 0-231-07458-1.

                         Reviewed by Mark Weber

     This book's silly title is typical of the Holocaust literature of our
day, even this supposedly serious work.  It suggests that revisionists are
intellectual criminals who are murdering the sacred "memory" of Holocaust
survivors.  Implicit here is the notion that it is a sin, a sacrilege, to
question the "memory" of (Jewish) "martyrs."

     Well, does this include the now-discredited "memory" of the five
witnesses in the Demjanjuk trial who, under oath, identified John Demjanjuk
as a mass murderer at Treblinka?  Who are the "assassins" of those
"memories"?  And who "assassinated" the "memories" of those who talk about
soap bars made from Jewish corpses?

From _The Journal of Historical Review_, Vol. 14, Number 1 (Jan./Feb. 1994):


                          Theodore J. O'Keefe

Second, made ABSURD claims about what had happened to him and others
during the Holocaust -- for example, witnessing a non-existent tunnel
leading to the imaginary cellar of Krematorium 5, or being ordered to wash
with soap made from dead Jews.

Among the absurdities were the nonexistent subterranean tunnel to the
above-ground crematory, the soap made from Jewish bodies, a claim that
Auschwitz camp "kapos" were rewarded for every prisoner they killed, and
that there was a railroad track leading from the crematory to a pond for
dumping ashes.

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.