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title: Holocaust Denial on Trial, Podcasts: Dr. Michael Shermer, Why There Are Holocaust Deniers
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sponsor: Rabbi Donald A. Tams Institute for Jewish Studies
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title: Holocaust Denial on Trial
Transcribed from oral interviews and talks.

Dr. Michael Shermer is, among other things, the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University.

Dr. Shermer’s most recent book is The Mind of the Market, on evolutionary economics. He is also the author of Denying History, on Holocaust denial and other forms of pseudohistory.

Since his creation of the Skeptics Society, Skeptic magazine, and the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, he has appeared on such shows as The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, Oprah Winfrey, and other shows as a skeptic of weird and extraordinary claims, as well as interviews in countless documentaries aired on PBS, A&E, Discovery, The History Channel, The Science Channel, and The Learning Channel.

He is interviewed by Dan Leshem, program manager of the HDOT website.

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The Holocaust Denial on Trial (hdot.org) website works to educate the public about the Holocaust and Holocaust denial. Based on the 1996-2001 David Irving vs. Penguin Books UK and Deborah Lipstadt trial, the project continues to expand with new content and into new languages in order to confront denier myths with historical facts and evidence.

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