Witness Statement of Deborah E. Lipstadt: Electronic Edition, by Deborah E. LipstadtTable of Contents
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The Deniers' Political Agenda
108.Some deniers have a political goal: the historical rehabilitation of National Socialism which, as a result of the Holocaust, is a thoroughly discredited movement. Deniers know that for them to attempt to justify National Socialism's persecution and annihilation of Jews and others would bar them from entering the realm of serious discourse. It would gain them few friends or adherents. They would become aligned in the public's mind with neo-Nazi, militia, and right wing extremist groups.