The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory By Deborah Lipstadt Publisher: Penguin, 1994
Denial of the Holocaust has about as much credibility as the theory that the earth is flat. Yet some people argue today that the deaths of six million Jews in Nazi concentration camps is a myth. For a long time, proponents of this theory have been regarded as distasteful eccentrics on the lunatic fringe. But lately they have gone on the offensive and have achieved a shocking new degree of credibility, signaled by the political rise of Holocaust-denier David Duke and by the recent campus paper ad campaign announcing "open debate" on "so-called facts" about the destruction of European Jewry. As more and more actual witnesses to the Holocaust die, the need becomes more urgent to expose this sinister fraud and refute its contentions. Deborah Lipstadt presents the first full account of this movement, and warns that even now it has the power to dramatically alter the way historical truth is transmitted from one generation to the next.