The Holocaust Historiography Project

From the Editor

We're pleased to present in this issue three of the papers delivered at the IHR’s 1982 Chicago Revisionist Conference.

We begin with Dr. Wesserle’s “Yalta: Fact or Fate?” which presents a concise characterization of the man we sent to Yalta and an analysis of what he did for his country there when not posing for photographs with Winnie and Uncle Joe.

Next, Dr. Butz takes a fresh look at the evolved Holocaust controversy, assessing its place in the context and perspective of higher history.

Leon Degrelle diverted a grim fate by escaping to Spain in the final days of the Eastern Front’s collapse. Picking up the pieces and rebuilding his life, today he is alive, successful and eager to tell his side on the issues of the war, the Waffen SS and NS Germany. The article you will read here is a translation of the videotaped interview General Degrelle gave at his home in Spain recently and which was presented at the Chicago conference in September.

Ranjan Borra heads the Reference Library on India at the Library of Congress and has long been a student of Subhas Bose and his role in India’s liberation movement. We're pleased to include Mr. Borra’s paper in this issue — presented at the IHR’s 1980 Revisionist Conference — and apologize for the tardiness of its appearance in print.

George Orwell observed: “Some people go around smelling after anti-Semitism all the time.” It would appear to be true and rather increasingly so since Orwell’s day. In this issue L.A. Rollins reviews Ernest Volkman’s “A Legacy of Hate,” the cult of anti-anti-Semitism’s latest prognosis of that chronic disease which is only today beginning to be fully misunderstood.