Early forms of Holocaust denial took shape in the late 1940s in the writings of Maurice Bardeche, French fascist; American historian Harry Elmer Barnes, and a French concentration camp survivor, Paul Rassinier. Their ideas over time helped inspire a sizeable literature and a small industry that persist on the fringes of Western culture, especially among neo-Nazis, conspiracy theorists and extreme anti-Semites. The deniers’ central idea — that Nazis never attempted to annihilate European Jewry often takes the form of elaborate, pseudo-scholarly arguments, all founded, ultimately, on notions of a vast international Jewish conspiracy, on belief in a universal Jewish hatred of non- Jews, and on Jewish “rapaciousness.” To make their claims credible, Holocaust deniers are forced to reject enormous volumes of Historical evidence from World War II. Records from the period, including thousands of pages of evidence used immediately after the war in the Nuremberg trials, are dismissed as forged by a secret committee; survivors are rejected as greedy charlatans; American GI’s who saw the death apparatus in the camps are told that they were duped by the American military itself, which was also complicit in the conspiracy. As for a motive (for why would Jews claim Holocaust Denial in the Middle East that millions of their brethren were killed in WWII?): deniers claim that the Jews wanted to defraud the West of billions of dollars in reparations and other payments; to “purchase” world support for the creation of the state of Israel; to demoralize “Aryans” and the West so that the Jews could more easily take over the world.
সুনির্দিষ্টভাবে একটি ঘটনার কথা এই ক্ষেত্রে উল্লেখ করা যেতে পারে- Gyorgy Nagy নামের এক ব্যাক্তির কথা। ন্যাগি ছিলো পেশায় কম্পিউটার সফটওয়্যার প্রকৌশলী। ২০১১ সালের ২৩শে অক্টোবরে হাঙ্গেরীর রাজধানী বুদাপেস্টের একটি রাজনৈতিক র্যালির মধ্যে ন্যাগি’র হাতে ধরা ছিলো একটি প্ল্যাকার্ড। যেখানে খুব স্পস্ট করে সে লিখে রেখেছিলো যে “হলোকাস্ট নামের কিছু হয়নি”।
3g. He who operates in a manner characterized other than that in 3a – 3f will be punished (revitalising of the NSDAP or identification with), with imprisonment from one to up to ten years, and in cases of particularly dangerous suspects or activity, be punished with up to twenty years’ imprisonment. 3h. As an amendment to 3 g. whoever denies, grossly plays down, approves or tries to excuse the National Socialist genocide or other National Socialist crimes against humanity in a print publication, in broadcast or other media.
Article 1 Whoever, in the circumstances given in article 444 of the Penal Code denies, grossly minimises, attempts to justify, or approves the genocide committed by the German National Socialist Regime during the Second World War shall be punished by a prison sentence of eight days to one year, and by a fine of twenty six francs to five thousand francs. For the application of the previous paragraph, the term genocide is meant in the sense of article 2 of the International Treaty of 9 December 1948 on preventing and combating genocide. In the event of repetitions, the guilty party may in addition have his civic rights suspended in accordance with article 33 of the Penal Code.