Iran invites scholars to holocaust conference
Iran has invited scholars from 30 countries to attend a conference starting on Monday about the Holocaust . . . . .
"For 60 years talking about the Holocaust was a crime in the West but now there is a serious debate about the Holocaust in the media and also in political and popular meetings," state television quoted [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad as saying.
Unfortunately, questioning official holocaust history is still a crime in several Western countries. David Irving is still in an Austrian prison for his past holocaust revisionism.
I wish that I could go to the conference. I think that I could make a positive contribution because almost no one besides myself has recognized and discussed the major problem of positive identification of Jews and non-Jews in the holocaust. Edwin Black also recognized and discussed this problem but his book on the subject, "IBM and the Holocaust," fell flat on its face -- see here and here.
This is a good time to remind readers about the "Free David Irving" petition. I strongly urge readers to sign -- the right of free expression that you save may be your own.
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