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September 6, 2016

Fliers promoting Holocaust denial being distributed

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 2:41 pm

What a revolting development this is!

Fliers promoting Holocaust denial!

There are not enough prisons to hold all the deniers that will result from this crime.

My photo of the ruins of a Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chamber

My photo of the ruins of Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chamber III

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read in full at  https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/09/05/thousands-of-fliers-promoting-holocaust-denial-secretly-distributed-across-australian-campuses/

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Thousands of fliers promoting Holocaust denial have been distributed secretly across Australian college campuses over the past year, an Australia-based correspondent for BuzzFeed News reported on Sunday.

According to the report, the flier — entitled “The Greatest Swindle of All Time” — has been spotted at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Australian National University (ANU). There are also unconfirmed reports of sightings at the University of Sydney.

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Holocaust denial is against the law in 20 countries now. Where will all these future criminals be housed after they are arrested?

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According to [ Michael Fisher, national chair for the Australasian Union of Jewish Students ], far-right hate groups — which, he says, are experiencing a resurgence in Australia — have been responsible for such fliers in the past. “Although the leaflets are closely similar to one another in content and appearance, they have appeared in three slightly different forms, suggesting that there have been three separate print runs,” he said.

According to the report, while the flier in question has been widely condemned by the universities and various student groups, vice chancellors from each institution have refused to directly acknowledge the antisemitic nature of the leaflet. “This decision has left many student associations frustrated,” BuzzFeed News said.

Officials from Melbourne and Monash told the outlet that since the identity of the flier’s author is unknown, they cannot press charges. A spokesman said that ANU is reviewing campus security footage, in an attempt to identify the distributors of the flier, adding that they can face up to a $5,000 fine for littering.

The appearance of Holocaust-denying propaganda on college campuses is not exclusive to Australia. In April, similar leaflets were found in Scotland at Glasgow University and Edinburgh University. The fliers were distributed on the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birth.

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