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Watch “Holocaust Denial: Flat Earth Theory?” talk by Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt (Emory)

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Watch “Holocaust Denial: Flat Earth Theory?” talk by Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt (Emory)

Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt (Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University) visited the project in May 2014.

Holocaust denial, the attempt to deny that the Third Reich engaged in the annihilation of approximately of six million Jews, has been depicted as a serious threat to historical truth. Others have dismissed it as the equivalent of the theory that the earth is flat, i.e. absurd, illogical, and unworthy of serious consideration. In this presentation Professor Lipstadt will explore these two contradictory perspectives on Holocaust denial. In addition, she will explore the difference between “hardcore” or traditional Holocaust denial and the more recent phenomenon of “soft core” denial.

A public lecture originally given 5 May 2014