The first step to countering Holocaust distortion is understanding how to recognize it.
Learn about Holocaust distortion with our publication Understanding Holocaust Distortion. And then organize a film screening and discussion of “Holocaust Distortion: A Growing Threat” as part of your activities and programs.
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“Holocaust Distortion: A Growing Threat” examines Holocaust distortion through an international lens. A first introduction to the topic, it makes an ideal starting point for discussion or programming on countering distortion and Holocaust denial. Promote the #CounteringDistortion film on social media.
In this 30-minutes lecture, IHRA Honorary Chair Professor Yehuda Bauer explores the definition of Holocaust distortion, historical and contemporary manifestations from various contexts and gives a perspective on the IHRA’s important work in this field.
For in-depth background on this issue, read our explanatory publication, Understanding Holocaust Distortion: Contexts, Influences and Examples. Learn about the history of Holocaust distortion, the political contexts it can be found in, and contemporary examples. This publication breaks down a complex topic to help you be able to better identify incidents of distortion and denial.