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Wed May 6, 2015, 01:43 AM

Expert: Shoa denial emerges in new guises

Discredited or driven underground, Holocaust denial has reemerged in a new form, said Mark Weitzman, director of government affairs at the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Instead of claiming the Shoa never happened, revisionists are now equating Zionism with Nazism, or accusing Jews of manipulating the Holocaust for political or conspiratorial purposes.

“Holocaust denial was a failure in which they were laughed at or discredited,” said Weitzman, speaking April 19 at Temple B’nai Shalom in East Brunswick. “It is not outright Holocaust denial that’s a danger, but rather manipulation of the Shoa.”

Weitzman spoke at the annual community Holocaust remembrance program of the Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ.

He described the waning influence of deniers like the California-based Institute for Historical Review. Once a leading voice among deniers, the IHR was so beset by legal issues and loss of credibility that it is no longer able to publish its journal or hold once well-attended conferences.

Instead, in the last several years, its executive director, Mark Weber, has resorted to Zionist conspiracy theories that Jews control all aspects of American life.

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This is quite popular now, but I disagree that Holocaust denial and revisionism is "underground." Personally, I feel it is making a comeback!

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Sat May 16, 2015, 08:03 PM

1. I think your right

It's making a comeback on the Internet in particular because there are so many blogs and small websites that engage in historical revisionism without a lot of repercussions. They fly under the radar so to speak but are influencing a lot of people. This goes hand in hand with the rise of anti-Israel and anti-zionist blogs/websites.

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