Monday, February 16, 2009

Debate - BP Holocaust Denial

Debate - BP Holocaust Denial from Alfred Snider on Vimeo.

Cornell University Debate Tournament 15 February 2009.

Semifinal round.

Motion: This House would criminalize Holocaust denial.


Alfred Snider
Lawrence Debate Union
University of Vermont


  1. DEBATING THE HOLOCAUST: A New Look At Both Sides by Thomas Dalton, PhD

    Publisher's Note: This is a non-Revisionist title for Theses & Dissertations Press. It will be the first book on the Holocaust, in publishing history, that will not take a Traditionalist or a Revisionist point of view. When you purchase this book, one-third of the proceeds will go to imprisoned scholar Germar Rudolf and his family.

    Founded in 2000 the publishing company Theses & Dissertations Press is at the center of a worldwide network of scholars and activists who are working -- often at great personal sacrifice -- to separate historical fact from propaganda fiction. The founder of Theses & Dissertations Press is Germar Rudolf. Who is currently serving prison time for his published works and will be released on July 4, 2009.

    As the new director of Germar Rudolf's American publishing division, I wish to express my outrage that the Holocaust, unlike any other historical event, is not subject to critical revisionist investigation. Furthermore I deplore the fact that many so-called democratic states have laws that criminalize public doubting of the Holocaust. It is my position that the veracity of Holocaust assertions should be determined in the marketplace of scholarly discourse and not in our legislatures bodies and courthouses.


    Michael Santomauro
    Editorial Director
    Call: 917-974-6367

  2. Thanks for posting this debate! It was really interesting to see the points from both sides. Please do something about the audio quality, maybe providing a lapel mic could make it clearer. I was wearing my head-phones and almost fell off my chair because of sudden loud noises... Keep up the good work!

  3. Elie Wiesel vs Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Wiesel has been a prominent spokesman for the very sizeable group of people known as Holocaust survivors. Wiesel has chaired the US Holocaust Memorial Council and has been the recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Peace Prize.

    Time Magazine, March 18 1985:

    ‘How had he survived two of the most notorious killing fields [Auschwitz and Buchenwald] of the century? "I will never know" he says. "I was always weak. I never ate. The slightest wind would turn me over. In Buchenwald they sent 10,000 to their deaths every day. I was always in the last hundred near the gate. They stopped. Why?"

    Compare this with Encyclopaedia Britannica (1993), under ‘Buchenwald’:

    "In World War II it held about 20,000 prisoners.. Although there were no gas chambers, hundreds perished monthly through disease, malnutrition, exhaustion, beatings and executions."

  4. 1. I find it crazy how they talk about Europe. They have probably never been there. I can assure you that antisemitism and racism is no less a problem in the US than in Europe.

    2. Holocaust scepticism has nothing to do with antisemitism. If you do not believe that 6 million jews were killed in Nazi Germany, then you must not necessarily hate all jews.

    3. Holocaust scepticism has nothing to do with hate speech. No race is villified if you don't believe that the holocaust took place.

    4. What if the holocaust didn't happen? Would you then consider holocaust approval to be hate speach because it villifies millions of Europeans, in particular Germans?

    If you really want to know who is saying the truth, then you must allow for a free exchange of ideas and investigation of historical events. If you cannot question the holocaust, then you cannot find out whether it really all happened as reported.