The Institute for Historical Review (IHR), founded in 1978, is an American Holocaust denial organization which describes itself as a "public-interest educational, research and publishing center dedicated to promoting greater public awareness of history." Critics have accused the it of being an antisemitic "pseudo-academic body" with links to neo-Nazi organizations, and assert that its primary focus is denying key facts of Nazism and the genocide of Jews and others. It has been described as the "world's leading Holocaust denial organization." IHR published the non-peer-reviewed Journal of Historical Review.
The Wikipedia article on the Institute for Historical Review writes:
"Mark Weber is Director of the Institute for Historical Review, an independent 'think tank' and publishing-educational enterprise based in southern California.
He was born on October 9, 1951, in Portland, Oregon, where he was also raised. He studied history at the University of Illinois (Chicago), the University of Munich (Germany), and Portland State University, from where he received a bachelor's degree in history (with high honors). He then did graduate work in history at Indiana University (Bloomington), where he served as a history instructor and received a Master's degree in European history in 1977.
During the five years he lived in Washington, DC (1978-1983), he carried out extensive historical research at the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Weber is the author of many articles, reviews, and essays dealing with historical, political, and social issues, which have appeared in a variety of periodicals, and in a range of languages."
google gives a lot :wink:
The Institute for Historical Review sponsored the Zündel campaign as well, btw.
Once a leading voice in the international movement to deny the Holocaust and vindicate Hitler and the Nazi regime, the Institute for Historical Review has been in decline for several years. It has been unable to convene a major international conference or publish its Holocaust-denying Journal of Historical Review since 2002. Currently its activities have been limited to hosting minor extremist gatherings -- usually featuring a speech by IHR director Mark Weber and occasionally another Holocaust denier such as David Irving -- and operating its Web site and its e-mail list. Weber is also a supporter of embattled Holocaust denier Ernst Zündel. IHR's most significant recent activity was a conference it conducted together with the neo-Nazi National Alliance in Sacramento, California, in April 2004.
Recently, THE MAD REVISIONIST was contacted by a Mr. Theodore O'Keefe, one of the senior directors of the Institute for Historical Review. Pleased by the attention of a representative from a revisionist organization that was so inspirational to our own work, we inquired as to the possibility of our breaking into the print media through a submission to their illustrious periodical - the Journal for Historical Review. We were encouraged by the JHR's reputation for supporting dissident historians with challenging and controversial opinions, and by the fact that their methods, approaches to evidence, and conclusions tended to be so similar to ours.
The response was shocking and disillusioning. While at first supporting THE MAD REVISIONIST's right to freedom of opinion, Mr. O'Keefe's tone swiftly changed when he learned the nature of the conclusions drawn by our revisionist research. In the end, he did not simply reject our submission, but refused to even consider it - even voicing support for the persecution and exclusion of our views. No explanation was given as to why our theories warranted such exceptional behaviour, even when an explanation was requested.
Are you under the delusion that Jews exist? That is a common misconception fostered by vicious liars.
DISMANTLING THE ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF JEWS
1. HISTORICAL REFERENCES TO JEWS
Some will argue that Jews exist on the basis of historical records. Such records do in fact go back thousands of years. Now ask yourself: who wrote most of these records? The Jews themselves! Of course you can't believe them when they tell you they exist! They obviously have some unscrupulous interest in convincing you of their existence. What else could account for it?
2. JEWISH CULTURE AND RELIGION
"Just look at the Jewish way of life", someone proposes. Bah! This argument is clearly a red herring. We are not concerned about the Jewish way of life; we are looking for Jewish people. The existence of the former is a separate question from the existence of the latter!
3. EYEWITNESSES WHO CLAIM TO HAVE SEEN JEWS
Some untrustworthy witnesses claim to have seen, spoken with, or even been married to Jewish people. We have only to ask, How much did the Great Jewish Conspiracy pay them to say this? It must be understood, a person who makes an outrageous statement like this is no different from one who claims to hear the voices of loved ones from thousands of miles away (See: Telephone Hoax).
4. PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO BE JEWISH
It is reported that a small percentage of Jewish people actually claim to exist. This is, by far, the cleverest and most insidious lie of anything in the repertoire of the Jewish Conspiracy. Of course they claim to exist! What else did you expect?
A PROOF THAT JEWS DON'T EXIST: Kosher hot dogs. You can't live on that stuff.
THEREFORE, the real reason the Holocaust didn't happen is that JEWS DON'T EXIST!!
Holocaust denial organization, founded 1979 by Willis Carto. In 1985 the IHR parent organization, the Legion for the Survival of Freedom, received a bequst of $7.5M from Jean Farrell, grand-niece of Thomas Edison. San Diego Superior Court Judge Ruston G. Maino found that Carto diverted much of this money to his Liberty Lobby. IHR is no longer connected to Carto.
The IHR steadfastly opposes bigotry of all kinds in its efforts to promote greater public understanding of history. It does not seek to whitewash any past regime or rehabilitate any ideology. The IHR is proud of the backing it has earned from people of the most diverse political views and racial and ethnic backgrounds.
A featured speaker at the 13th IHR Conference (May 2000) was John Sack, who is Jewish. A report by this veteran American journalist and author based on his participation in the three-day meeting appeared in the February 2001 issue of Esquire magazine. Rejecting the often-repeated lie that the IHR and its supporters are 'haters' or bigots, Sack described those who spoke at and attended the IHR conference as 'affable, open-minded, intelligent [and] intellectual.' He also affirmed that numerous revisionist arguments and findings are, indeed, true.
The Institute has been a target of hate groups. It has come under repeated assault from the Jewish Defense League - identified as a terrorist group by the FBI. On July 4, 1984, the JDL destroyed the Institute's office and warehouse in a major arson attack. Estimated property loss was more than $400,000, including tens of thousands of books, rare documents, irreplaceable files and expensive office equipment. This fire-bombing climaxed a months-long campaign by the JDL that included numerous death threats by telephone and mail, extensive property damage, five relatively minor fire bombings, one drive-by shooting and two physical assaults.
In addition, major Jewish-Zionist groups such as the Simon Wiesenthal Center ( Los Angeles ) and the Anti-Defamation League ( New York ) have for years smeared the IHR, maliciously misrepresenting its work and purpose.
Do they know how to deal with people like the Mad Revisionist, who make them look like the monkeys they really are?
The left-wing anti-semites just appall me.....