The Holocaust Historiography Project

A Note from the Editor

Well, what does one say on assuming the editorship of The Journal of Historical Review? “Hello,” I suppose.

I know these are some pretty big boots to fill, especially with the violent cross-fire and all. But the fruits of revisionism, in my view, are just too valuable to take lightly.

We can certainly use a more honest history; leading perhaps to a more cause-and-effect-aware citizenry. These can make for a far more sane and responsible leadership.

Sound decisions are not made with false, unscrutinized data.

And only the slavemaster prospers where but a single view is heard.

But should a blasphemy be uttered to challenge that view, the fellow who dared utter it is threatened with sacking. They say nasty things about him in the papers and glare at his associates hoping that they don't become similarly obsessed.

Revisionists go into the teeth today of the heaviest slavery of all-the slavery of thought.

In the arena of what is “acceptable,” lies are often bought with cowardice. Fear of facing the truth takes the sting out of responsibility, sweeping the consequent penalties under the rug — for a time.

But with the better part of the world now under the influence of powerful interests who debase laws and slant texts, we're all headed for the concentration camp.

Harry Elmer Barnes thought that one way out was to “bring history into accord with the facts.” We agree. And so in pursuit of this worthy aim, allow me to introduce you to Drs. Reinhard K. Buchner and Wilhelm Stlighch.

Dr. Buchner is trained in physics and engineering and is therefore well qualified to estimate what was physically impossible: The cremation of “millions."

Dr. Stäglich specializes in jurisprudence and served as a judge in West Germany, that is, until he began publicizing his contention that prejudice and coercion in the pursuit of justice produce lies and injustice. He knows the truth about those on-going “war-crimes” trials and I'm sure you'll find his presentation enlightening.

So welcome, and good reading!