Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and why Do They Say It?
"Whether you have never had an interest in the Holocaust, or have always been passionately interested in it, or are sick and tired of hearing about it, you won't be able to stop reading this great, gripping story."--Jared Diamond, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, Germs, and Steel"
"Shermer and Grobman destroy the Big Lie that the Holocaust never occurred, relentlessly confronting outrageous claims with ghastly, irrefutable facts. "Denying History" is all the more remarkable for its evenhandedness in the face of the Big Lie's perversity. . . . By any measure, an engrossing and important book."--Daniel J. Kevles, author of "In the Name of Eugenics"
"Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman provide the necessary ammunition to confront one of the basest phenomena in today's academic world: the attempt to deny obvious historical facts surrounding one of the greatest tragedies of our time--the Holocaust. They show how any historical fact is verified and proven, and they deal with the specifics of the deniers' falsifications. In so doing they are filling a vacuum--the need of people who are not experts on the Holocaust, and who have no easy access to the wealth of documentation about it, to answer those who, usually motivated by pro-Nazi sympathies and antisemitism, deny or corrupt facts."--Yehuda Bauer, author of "The Holocaust in Historical Perspective" and "Rethinking the Holocaust"
"An excellent and timely book that not only maps the unseemly quagmire inhabited by Holocaust deniers and other pseudohistorians, but also equips the user with the critical tools and historical information that, in distinguishing acknowledged fact from insidious fabrication, recovers the road to a civic dominion of common sense and common decency."--Robert Jan van Pelt, co-author of "Auschwitz: 1270 to the Present"
"Like cancer, HIV, and influenza, Holocaust denial is a drain on human resources, energy, and creativity. Yet for the health of the society and the well-being of the individual citizen the maladies must be confronted, their spread halted, and their sources identified and neutralized. Shermer and Grobman have given us a splendid study of the voices and sponsors of Holocaust denial."--Franklin H. Littell, author of "Hyping the Holocaust"
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - benjamin.duffy - LibraryThing
This is a fact-based crushing of the Holocaust denial, or "revisionist" movement, and a lively look at some of the more infamous proponents of that movement, such as David Irving and Ernst Zundel ... Read full review
Review: Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened & Why Do They Say It?User Review - Rena Sherwood - Goodreads
This is disturbing reading -- and not just because of the graphic descriptions on how to kill six million Jews. If you can get through the first two chapters (which drag like heck) you then get some ... Read full review