Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Mel Gibson Redux?

It's hard to believe but, according to the New York Times Mel Gibson, son of Hutton Gibson an acknowledged Holocaust denier, is producing a mini-series on the Holocaust. It's about a Dutch victim who was saved by Christians.

I wonder if the Jewish community will do for this Gibson production what it did for his previous movie: guarantee it a tremendous audience.


Kashesan said...

Dear Dr Lipstadt,
"Denying The Holocaust" and "History On Trial" should be required reading for Mel Gibson and his fans.

Your work is inspirational, thank you.

Kashesan said...

Dear Dr Lipstadt,
I found this disturbing (but hardly surprising) statement from Iranian President Ahmadinejad in the news today:

Al-Alam said Ahmadinejad was speaking in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia where he was attending a two-day meeting of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference that opened Wednesday.

"Is it not true that European countries insist that they committed a Jewish genocide? They say that Hitler burned millions of Jews in furnaces ... and exiled them," Ahmadinejad told Al-Alam.

"Then because the Jews have been oppressed during the Second World War, therefore they (the Europeans) have to support the occupying regime of Qods (Jerusalem). We do not accept this," he said.

He also noted that European countries "believe in this so much and are so determined that any researcher who denies it (the Holocaust) with historical evidence is dealt with in a most harsh way and sent to prison."

Official Iranian media frequently carry sympathetic interviews with Holocaust revisionist historians -- who attempt to establish that the number of Jews killed by the Nazis was wildly exaggerated.