Teaching with Film - Denial

 

Below are a series of reputable website links providing essential background information and ideas for combating Holocaust denial:

 

Holocaust Denial on Trial 
Holocaust Denial on Trial was created by Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt and her colleagues at Emory University and Emory’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies. Its mission is to ensure perpetual access to the evidence, transcripts, judgment, and appeal documents that made the case in the David Irving v. Penguin Books U.K. and Deborah Lipstadt trial and to refute the misleading claims of Holocaust deniers with historical evidence.
https://hdot.org

Echoes & Reflections
Echoes & Reflections, a three-way partnership between USC Shoah Foundation, the Anti-Defamation League, and Yad Vashem, provides answers to frequently asked questions about denial, including how to respond to Holocaust denial you may encounter in your own life.
http://echoesandreflections.org/connect/?postname=defending-truth-holocaust-denial-in-the-classroom&postid=948  

Genocide Watch
Genocide Watch is a US organization that provides information to governments regarding ongoing and potential genocidal acts. The founder of Genocide Watch, Gregory Stanton, conceived the "Eight Stages of Genocide" framework, which includes "denial" as the final stage.
http://www.genocidewatch.org/aboutgenocide/8stagesofgenocide.html

Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has a wide range of materials relating to Holocaust denial, much of it archived but still accessible. This includes a printable version of "Holocaust Denial: An Online Guide to Exposing and Combating Anti-Semitic Propaganda".
http://archive.adl.org/holocaust/print.html

United Nations
In 2007, the United Nations adopted Resolution 61/255, which condemns Holocaust denial in all its forms. Educators may find it useful to share the text of this resolution with their students.
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/61/255&Lang=E

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance has addressed Holocaust denial and distortion. Their working definitions of Holocaust denial and distortion, as well as their working definition of antisemitism, can be found here:
https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/focus/antisemitism-and-holocaust-denial

BBC
In this archived BBC article, historian Deborah Lipstadt provides evidence that refutes several common denialist arguments.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/genocide/deniers_01.shtml

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) provides extensive details on what Holocaust denial is, how to recognize denial and suggestions for how to combat Holocaust denial.
https://www.ushmm.org/confront-antisemitism/holocaust-denial-and-distortion

USHMM recently developed this page about Holocaust denial (https://www.ushmm.org/online/denial/ ) as well as a 6-minute short film titled "Antisemitism Today" (https://www.ushmm.org/confront-antisemitism/antisemitism-the-longest-hatred/film/antisemitism-today )

USHMM's "Resources on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial and Distortion" page (https://www.ushmm.org/confront-antisemitism/resources) includes extensive materials and external links to other organizations around the globe, as well as links to other useful pages on the USHMM website, including "Holocaust Denial Timeline" (https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008003) and "Holocaust Deniers and Public Misinformation" (https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007272).

Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center includes teaching materials that address modern-day antisemitism, including Holocaust denial.
Lesson Plan – “Antisemitism Workshop Using Statements”: http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/lesson_plans/antisemitism_workshop.asp
"Confronting Holocaust Denial" short film: http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/holocaust/insights/video/holocaust_denial.asp#!prettyPhoto
FAQ, including a response to the question, "What is Holocaust Denial?": http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/holocaust/resource_center/faq.asp
"An Introduction to Holocaust Studies," an online teacher development program which includes discussion of Holocaust denial:  
http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/courses/syllabus_gandel.asp

 

Projet Aladin
Projet Aladin, based in Paris, is an international NGO which began by providing the Muslim world detailed and accurate information about the Holocaust. Their website is available in a variety of languages and includes detailed information on Holocaust denial, including denial in the Muslim world. http://www.projetaladin.org/holocaust/en/holocaust-denial/what-is-holocaust-denial.html