Shall we Not Respond to the New Incarnation of Holocaust Denial?
Defending History, founded in September 2009, is a unique international address for spirited resistance to the massive investment by some East European states to rewrite the history of World War II and to export westward the rewritten narrative. Their effort, widely called “Double Genocide” or the “red-brown” movement is a major new genre of Holocaust revisionism, which seeks, in the spirit of the new far right, to replace the history with a doctrine of equivalence of Nazi and Soviet crimes. Its dissemination internationally is often inscrutably tied up with current east-west (or Russian-NATO) politics and it is often cloaked in the fields of history and political science, in some instances infecting Judaic Studies, Yiddish projects, and Holocaust studies per se. Double Genocide is often related to the new far right’s “elite” versions of antisemitism, racism, and homophobia.
QUESTION: Can the Holocaust be “written out of history” without denying a single death?