A Brief History of Holocaust Denial and Distortion

Holocaust Denial and Distortion

Yom HaShoah – the commemoration of the Holocaust, occurs on Wednesday, April 27. Holocaust denial and distortion is occurring worldwide. Understanding what Holocaust denial and distortion are, how they differ, and where they overlap is crucial to countering these dangerous trends and to protecting an important memory for humanity: never again.

Holocaust denial and Holocaust distortion are not new. Knowing the history of Holocaust denial and distortion—from the Nazi era to today—can help us better recognise when these tactics are being employed. This can help prevent us from believing and spreading such disinformation, which harms democracies and threatens open, pluralistic societies.

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