Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust

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The Committee on Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH) has been called a Holocaust denial organization, although it states that "It is not the purpose of CODOH to prove "the Holocaust never happened," or that European Jews did not suffer a catastrophe during the Hitlerian regime. Those who try to convince you it is want to muddy the waters. CODOH is not a membership organization and was founded by Bradley Smith, who says "I no longer believe the German State pursued a plan to kill all Jews or used homicidal "gassing chambers" for mass murder."[1]

Smith presents the site as a place for "intellectual freedom", accepting "I understand perfectly well that the Hitlerian regime was anti-Semitic and persecuted Jews and others. I understand many peoples, European Jews among them, experienced unfathomable tragedies in Europe during World War II." His position that there were no gas chambers challenges a great deal of widely accepted physical evidence and testimony, and, in like manner, substantial evidence that there was a formal plan for a Final Solution to the Jewish Problem, adopted at the Wannsee Conference, that called for the destruction of European Jewry.

It is the position of the Anti-Defamation League that CODOH and Smith are antisemitism under the guise of historical discussion.[2]

In 2009, Smith attracted attention when he ran a paid advertisement in the Harvard Crimson and other campus newspapers, which, in the Harvard case, was not caught as objectionable content.[3]

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