Timeline

Holocaust deniers spread falsehoods and misinformation that appears reasonable to the uninformed reader. This section provides concise scholarly answers to a number of common claims made by Holocaust deniers.

The Holocaust Myths & Facts are organized in five categories:

Each Holocaust myth or claim is accompanied by a short response. Click on the claim to get a longer, more detailed, response. The subjects include, among others, information on the existence of the gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Kristallnacht, Hitler's knowledge of and role in the Holocaust, the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust, the proof for the existence of the death camps of Operation Reinhard, the Allied air raid on Dresden, and Anne Frank. We will be adding more units frequently, so check back often.

Other Learning Tools

Holocaust Timeline: systematic and detailed timeline of the Holocaust from the rise of the Nazi party in German politics in 1933 to the Polish parliament's vote, in 1997 to return Jewish communal property that was nationalized at the end of World War II.

Holocaust Denial Timeline: provides a list of some of the important events in the history of Holocaust denial.

Denier Glossary: provides short biographies of major Holocaust deniers.

Lesson Plans: In the future, this section will host comprehensive and unique lesson plans for use at the high school and university level using the primary documents from the Holocaust coupled with the extensive trial records from the Irving-Lipstadt 2000 libel trial. The subjects will cover, among others, the evidence for the existence of the gas chambers in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the events of Kristallnacht, Holocaust deniers' connections with the right-wing neo-Nazi and hate movements, the Allied air raid on Dresden, Anne Frank's diary, and how Holocaust deniers target college campuses. These exceptional lesson plans will encourage and develop the student's analytical skills that can be used not only to evaluate the writings and speech of Holocaust deniers but will be usable in all areas of life. Please contact us for more information.


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