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'Nazi Grandma' Sent to Prison for Denying Holocaust

87-year-old German woman insists Auschwitz wasn't proven to be death camp

(Newser) - Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel says there's no proof that Auschwitz was a death camp and that that's "only a belief." Those thoughts spoken in a Hamburg court Thursday—and others, such as the "Holocaust is the biggest and most sustainable lie in history" comment she made on... More »

How a Texas Man Created a Stunning Holocaust Archive

It's a story of Holocaust deniers and a man on a mission

(Newser) - It's thought to be one of the world's largest privately owned Holocaust archives: half-a-million items assembled over the decades by a man trained as a chemist. How it came to be is a fascinating tale recounted by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency roughly one year after the Mazal Holocaust... More »

School District Drops Holocaust-Denial Lesson Plan

Educators wanted to promote 'critical thinking skills'

(Newser) - A California school district is scrapping a lesson plan that allowed middle school students to deny the existence of the Holocaust, Fox News reports. After a wave of criticism and a reported death threat, Southern California's Rialto Unified School District backpedaled on its unusual method of teaching eighth-graders about... More »

Iran's Supreme Leader Denies Holocaust

Ayatollah reiterates belief in speech for new year

(Newser) - So much for the moderate new Iran. The nation's supreme leader today marked the start of the Persian New Year by denying the Holocaust, reports Haaretz . "The Holocaust is an event whose reality is uncertain and, if it happened, it's uncertain how it happened," Ayatollah Ali... More »

Iranian Media: CNN Faked Rouhani's Holocaust Remarks

Admission that mass-murder happened ignites controversy

(Newser) - It was no doubt refreshing for Western audiences to hear Iran's president acknowledge the Holocaust, but it's set off a firestorm back in Iran, the New York Times reports. In a CNN interview Tuesday, Hasan Rouhani said historians should judge the "dimensions of the Holocaust" but that... More »

UN Chief Slams Holocaust Denial at Iran Summit

Remarks on Israel 'utterly wrong,' Ban says

(Newser) - The US and Israel weren't happy about the chief of the UN attending the Nonaligned Movement Summit in Iran, but that might change now that Ban Ki-moon has told Mahmoud Ahmadinejad off on his home turf. In a speech to the 120-nation summit, Ban strongly condemned Holocaust denial and... More »

Racists Rally Behind Ron Paul

He's not 'happy' about it, but won't disavow support

(Newser) - Ron Paul has long been a fringe candidate, and he has gathered some unpleasantly fringe supporters—namely, racists. The American Free Press, which publishes books like March of the Titans: A History of the White Race, is blanketing New Hampshire with a collection of Paul’s speeches, and the neo-Nazi... More »

Ahmadinejad Doubts 9/11 Death Toll

He keeps spreading his conspiracy theories about attacks

(Newser) - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad carried his 9/11-was-a-hoax crusade a step further today by declaring that the US inflated the death toll, reports Reuters . "They announced that 3,000 people were killed in this incident, but there were no reports that reveal their names," he told Iranian media. "Maybe you... More »

German Court Fines Bishop for Holocaust Denial

Richard Williamson fails to show up

(Newser) - A German court has convicted a British bishop of inciting racial hatred and fined him $13,544 for denying the Holocaust in a 2009 TV interview. Richard Williamson wasn’t in the courtroom, the BBC reports. The court heard a tape of Williamson declaring that only “200,000 to... More »

Bishop's Holocaust Denial Boosts UK Church's Fame

Richard Williamson a headache for St. Pius Society

(Newser) - The London-based Society of St. Pius X has done its best to hide away Richard Williamson since his infamous pronouncement last year that no Jews were killed in Nazi gas chambers. “We have lost one of our four bishops,” laments the group's leader, Bernard Fellay. “We can't... More »

Ahmadinejad Is ... Jewish?

His family changed names after his birth

(Newser) - Holocaust denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be hiding Jewish roots. A close look at his identity card—which he held up to the media during Iran's presidential campaign—reveals that his family changed its name from Sabourjian shortly after his birth, the Telegraph reports. That's a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver—... More »

Netanyahu Blasts UN for Ahmadinejad Speech

'Have you no shame?' cries Israeli PM

(Newser) - Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t hold back today when he took the stage at the United Nations. The Israeli PM went on a tirade, berating the UN for allowing Holocaust denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak. “Have you no shame? Have you no decency?” he demanded, after recounting the horrors of... More »

Harvard Crimson Runs Holocaust-Denier Ad

Ad run in error due to 'miscommunication," says newspaper prez

(Newser) - First, Yale censors Muhammad cartoons in a new book, then the Harvard Crimson runs an ad from a Holocaust denier, notes Gawker. "Can you provide, with proof, the name of one person killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz?" asks the ad from the "Committee for Open Debate... More »

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