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Skeptoid – Holocaust Denial

Historical denial is one of the most frustrating things about teaching history. While much of what I personally deal with is mundane, more along the lines of “my mom/granddad always told me…,” some of it is truly more malicious.

Holocaust Denial and the bigger Zionist Conspiracy crowd represent a racist line of thinking that is, unfortunately, still more prevalent than I would like to admit. From Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who uses the denial of the Holocaust to attack Israel and get votes (which works better each time the Israelis attack Palestinians or move them), to general American white supremacists and conspiracy mongers.

While this episode of Skeptoid is aimed primarily at Holocaust Denial, a lot of what Brian Dunning describes can be used with almost any form of historical denial.