Holocaust Denial and the Law

A Comparative Study

  • Authors
  • Robert A. Kahn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-9
  3. The Dilemma of Proof

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      Pages 11-12
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  4. The Dilemma of Trial Uncertainty

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      Pages 61-63
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  5. The Dilemma of Toleration

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      Pages 119-120
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-207

About this book


From 1978-1996 Holocaust denial emerged as a major concern for the liberal democracies of Europe and North America. This period also saw the first prosecutions of Holocaust deniers. But these prosecutions often ran into trouble. Holocaust Denial and the Law relates how courts in four countries (Canada, France, Germany and the United States) resolved the dilemmas posed by Holocaust-denial litigation. It also describes how, in the United States, student editors had to decide whether to run ads denying the Holocaust. The book concludes that a given country's resolution of these dilemmas turns on its specific legal traditions and historical experiences.


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