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June 3, 2017

Mark Weber and Bradley Smith mentioned in today’s news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:43 am

This morning, I was surprised to read in the news about Mark Weber and Bradley Smith.  Mark Weber is still alive but, Bradley Smith is now deceased.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-oppenheimer-holocaust-deniers-free-speech-20170509-story.html

Many years ago, I met both Bradley and Mark at a Holocaust conference in my home town. On the same day, I met Germar Rudolf, who was also there. I was surprised at the lack of Holocaust knowledge shown by both Bradley and Mark. I was also surprised that Germar was very modest and did not talk about his extensive knowledge of the Holocaust.

The following quote is from the news article:

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In 2009, I interviewed Mark Weber and Bradley Smith, two amateur historians notorious for being among the leading Holocaust “revisionists.” Smith is an old-school denier, dubious about the existence of gas chambers, while Weber merely believes that Jews exaggerate history to help consolidate Zionist power.

I interviewed Weber in his offices outside Los Angeles, and Smith at a coffee shop close to the border of Mexico, where he lived. In each case I went alone. Although I wasn’t afraid — neither had a history of physical violence — meeting with two men who’d spent their professional lives spinning theories about the perfidy of my people was, at the least, a bit creepy. Let’s put it this way: I hugged my wife extra tight before leaving home.

Lately, I’ve been reminiscing about my time with Smith and Weber, and not just because white nationalists now have a president who they feel is sympathetic to their cause. Rather, the triggering event, if you will, is the national debate about how to confront speech we find odious.

On college campuses across the country, students have reacted with fear and anger to the possibility that far-right (or even slightly right) thinkers might speak some words somewhere in their vicinity. At Middlebury College, students violently protested a talk featuring Charles Murray, author of “The Bell Curve,” a 1994 book that many call racist. At Claremont McKenna College, protesters shut down a speech by Heather Mac Donald, whose recent book defends police officers. Ann Coulter had to cancel a speech at UC Berkeley.

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What does this have to do with the price of eggs in China, you ask. Nothing.

I blogged about Smith’s death on February 19th 2016 here:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/i-just-got-a-message-that-bradley-smith-has-died/

I have made many blog posts that mention Bradley Smith which you can find listed in the link below.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/bradley-smith/

I am writing about this because I find it strange that Holocaust True Believers are digging up people like Bradly Smith, long dead, in order to promote their agenda.

8 Comments »

  1. For the record, a very long post by a libertarian Ukrainian-American on causes of anti-Semitism:
    http://romaninukraine.com/holocaust-and-holodomor-origins-of-anti-semitism/

    Comment by curri — June 3, 2017 @ 4:20 pm

  2. white nationalists now have a president who they feel is sympathetic to their cause

    He isn’t — not really.

    Comment by eah — June 3, 2017 @ 11:37 am

  3. Weber is NOT dead, and he IS a historian (NOT an “amateur”).

    Comment by Jett Rucker — June 3, 2017 @ 9:06 am

  4. Mark Webber is very much alive I interviewed him a year or so ago Bradley Smith died I interviewed him to just before he died.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — June 3, 2017 @ 9:04 am

    • You wrote: “Mark Webber is very much alive”

      I was trying to point out that the news article made an error, but I did not make it clear enough. Most of my readers know that Mark Weber is not dead. I thought that my readers would enjoy reading an article written by someone who did not know this.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 3, 2017 @ 11:03 am


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