Rafael Medoff and Alex Grobman have written a report on the status of Holocaust Denial in 2005 for the David Wyman Institute.

Executive Summary: Holocaust Denial – A Global Survey: 2005

Holocaust-deniers suffered a number of setbacks in the United States and Europe in 2005.


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Protests in the U.S. resulted in C-Span’s cancelation of a broadcast of Holocaust-denier David Irving, the withdrawal by Teen People magazine of an article whitewashing a Holocaust-denying singing duo, and Jordan’s decision to halt an antisemitic and Holocaust-denying television series.
In addition, the governments of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, and the Netherlands actively prosecuted Holocaust-deniers. In another significant development, the U.S. State Department for the first time officially described Holocaust-denial as a form of antisemitism.

In the Middle East, however, Holocaust-denial continued to enjoy official sponsorship in many countries. The regimes in Egypt, Iran, the Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Syria promoted Holocaust-denial or defended Holocaust-deniers. The continued promotion of Holocaust-denial by Egyptian government-controlled publications was particularly alarming in view of the fact that in 2004, Egypt’s Information Minister had, in response to U.S. protests, publicly acknowledged the Holocaust as a historical fact and condemned Holocaust-deniers.

About the Authors
Rafael Medoff, Ph.D., is director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. He is associate editor of the scholarly journal American Jewish History and Visiting Scholar at Purchase College – The State University of New York. He is the author of seven books on the Holocaust, Zionism, and the history of American Jewry, the most recent of which (co-authored with David
S. Wyman) is A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson, America, and the Holocaust. His essays have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, encyclopedias, and other reference volumes, including Holocaust & Genocide Studies, the Journal of Genocide Research, and Holocaust Studies Annual.

Alex Grobman, Ph.D., president of the Institute for Contemporary Jewish Life and the Brenn Institute, is co-author (with Michael Sherman) of Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It?, and author of Rekindling the Flame: Jewish Chaplains in the U.S. Army and the Survivors of the Holocaust; Battling For Souls: The Vaad
Hatzala Rescue Committee in Post-War Europe; and the forthcoming Zionism=Racism: The New War Against the Jews. He was the founding director of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, and served as director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles where he was the founding editor-in chief of the Simon Wiesenthal Annual. He edited Genocide: Critical
Issues of the Holocaust; Anne Frank in Historical Perspective; and Those Who Dared: Rescuers and Rescued.