The Holocaust is one of the most thoroughly studied and well-documented genocides. Nevertheless, in the decades since World War II, antisemites have repeatedly attempted to cast doubt on this historical event. They claim Jews fabricated evidence of their own genocide for political, personal and financial gain. This conspiracy theory is rooted in the belief that Jews have the collective ability to force global industries and governments to promote a lie at the expense of non-Jews.
Not only can Holocaust denial serve as an entry point into even more explicit antisemitism, but its continued, current proliferation is compounded by a disturbing lack of knowledge about the Holocaust, especially among young people. Read on and watch this video to learn more about this particularly pernicious form of antisemitism.
Explore Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era for historical, fact-based descriptions of antisemitic myths, contemporary examples and calls-to-action for addressing this hate.
Ensure every student in the United States learns about the Holocaust because today's learners may be the key to preventing tomorrow's tragedies.