Holocaust Revisionism - Claiming that it never happened
Critics of Holocaust Revisionism
Literature of the Holocaust
An astounding website that supports Professor Al Filreis' course at the Unversity of Pennsylvania. On one recent day there were 810 accesses to this site. He provides a list of materials for his course and a vast set of links on the holocaust and on holocaust denial.
- Holocaust-Referenz: Argumente gegen Auschwitzleugner Holocaust Reference Work: Arguments against the deniers of Auchswitz. An immense and thoroughly detailed site providing links to historical documents and accounts, mostly in German, but some in English as well. Also he presents a catalog of works of holocaust denial and an extensive list of the various favorite arguments of the revisionists.
In explaining why he has taken on this task, the author of the site, Juergen Langowski says: "Rational arguments run aground when reality mutates into a matter of point of view. Still I would consider it wrong to leave unanswered the lies and distortions of the Auschwitz deniers." [my translation -- Fred Wallace]
- Virtual Library History - Third Reich and World War II A joint project of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of Kansas. Materials in English and German.
Revising American History
Antis and "Christian" militia adherents claim that their own extremist religious beliefs are the same as the beliefs of the founders of the United States.
The Founding Fathers Cartoon versions of Geo. Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin all tell off a cartoon Hillary Clinton, bigtime. Among other things, they accuse her of watching too many liberal TV shows.
Critics of the Historical Revisionists
- Expert: U.S. law owes little to Bible October 23, 2002 - An expert on American Constitutional law and history says that "the nation's founders mentioned Roman, British and European continental law but not the Bible or the Ten Commandments during their debates on the Constitution."
- One Nation... Under God? The Founding Fathers Speak Out on God, Religion and the First Amendment. Quotes from Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Tom Paine that show these leaders of the American Revolution were not narrow-minded on the question of religion.
- TomPaine.comon sense Historians and journalists rebut the racist and anti-semitic claims of revisionists. A recent target: Pat Buchanan for his goofy views on Hitler.
- Christian Historical Revisionism Documents that the proponent of "America's Godly Heritage," David Barton, made up a good many of his favorite supporting quotes and documents. Also casts doubt on the right-wing urban legend concerning Cassie Bernal, the young woman killed in a Colorado high school, supposedly because she would not deny Christ.
- Christian Historical Revisionism Frederick Clarkson describes the right-wing theory of history. Christian History "holds that history is predestined from 'creation' until the inevitable arrival of the Kingdom of God. Christian history is written by means of retroactively discerning 'God's providence.'"
- See Constitution for civics refresher August 29, 2003 - Columnist Leonard Pitts points out that the USA "is not a theocracy, not a nation where the rulings of holy men carry official weight. The Framers made that impossible when they wrote a First Amendment forbidding the government from endorsing any religion."
- Is America a Christian Nation?
The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence do not support revisionist claims. Essay by Fred Wallace.
- The Ten Commandments and American Law:
Why Some Christians' Claims to Legal Hegemony Are Not Consistent with the Historical Record September 11, 2003 -