Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Arson at the Holocaust HIstory Project

Someone -- and the authorities are sure it was deliberate --- tried to burn down the offices of the thhp causing over a million dollars of damage. This is not the first time that thhp has been targetted. The project does great work and this attempt is quite disturbing. The following press release on the fire has just been released:

Trial By Fire: Holocaust History Project Won't Be Silenced

In the early hours of March 6, 2006, a fire broke out at a warehouse complex near San Antonio International Airport, causing extensive damage to the offices of The Holocaust History Project (THHP), an organization that has been, for the last ten years, in the forefront of confronting Holocaust denial online, in addition to providing educational materials to students throughout the world. Arson investigators now have confirmed that the fire was intentionally set and are continuing their investigation.

It was just the latest in a series of attacks with the apparent intent to silence THHP. For the past 18 months, the THHP website has been under an unprecedented Distributed Denial of Service attack. This cyber attack began on September 11, 2004, and is being carried out by a specially modified version of the MyDoom computer worm, programmed to target the THHP web server. (see the THHP statement: [ ]

Harry Mazal, the Director of THHP said, "We have been able to defend our work against these cyber attackers. They tried, but couldn't shut us down. We have strong indications that this arson is the next step in a series of attacks against our educational and scholarly work. Although the fire caused significant damage to our offices, there is no way we will be silenced. Our web site has not been affected, and our work will continue."

While an arson attack such as this cannot be specifically anticipated, THHP has long ago taken steps to minimize the impact of any attacks, physical or virtual. Several mirror sites ensure that even as serious an attack as occurred Monday morning will be unsuccessful in forcing THHP to go offline.


THHP ([ ] is one of the largest repositories of information relating to the Holocaust on the Web. For the last ten years, an international staff of volunteers has worked tirelessly to make information on the Holocaust, and on those who would deny it, easily accessible to students, scholars, and anyone who has an interest in the truth.

Among the material on the site are essays about various events and people, scientific and legal analyses, original Nazi documents, expert witness testimony, transcripts of many of the Nuremberg trials, and the complete texts of two seminal works, Jean-Claude Pressac's "Auschwitz" and Robert Jay Lifton's "The Nazi Doctors." In addition, THHP volunteers personally answer emails from thousands of students each year who are looking for information to further their studies.

The site registers more than 50 million hits a year. "Traffic to our site increases every year," said Mr. Mazal, "we intend to keep adding new content to the site. Right now we are preparing the Belsen trial transcripts, and the transcript of Adolf Eichmann's trial in Israel."

The Holocaust History Project Internet site may be reached at
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Media questions should be addressed to Sara Salzman, 303-617-9412, [ ]



Dave said...

I hope the arsonists who did this burn in hell.

So much for "free and open debate" with Holocaust deniers.

So much for Holocaust deniers being "martyrs for free speech."

I wonder what David Irving, Mark Weber, Ernst Zundel, Germar Rudolf, and the rest of these people will have to say about this?

yochanan said...

And the Main stream media is not reporting this.

Just like the gov'r of Ill. is afraid to fire one of the leaders of the nation of islam who is on the hate crimes comm.

Dave said...

Yeah, it seems to be only a local story in San Antonio.

I guess the world's back to worrying about Jennifer Aniston's social life.

I'm putting it on my web page in a few days.

Dave said...

And it's there now: