Holocaust denial refers to denial of an official policy by the Nazi government to exterminate Jews, which led to the killing of between 5-6 million Jews, a figure historically-accepted.
OHPI considers Holocaust denial as a form of antisemitism. In 2005, the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (now the Fundamental Rights Agency) published a “working definition” of antisemitism which mentioned Holocaust denial as an example of how modern antisemitism might manifest itself: “denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust)”.
Below is a list of our publications documenting, reporting and highlighting instances of online racist speech.
From January 27, 2020 until the end of February 2020 we are running a campaign to combat online Holocaust denial, distortion and glorification.
July, 2015: After the Charlie Hebdo Attack: The Line between Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech, Kantor Center Papers, Tel-Aviv university
OHPI briefings tackle specific instances of online hate and are produced rapidly to respond to emerging problems.
February 28, 2020: Holocaust distortion
February 28, 2020: Holocaust denial on Instagram
January 27, 2020: Holocaust Memorial Day 2020
July 18, 2019: A thread of anti-religious hate
June 6, 2019: YouTube strengthens response to hate
June 4, 2019: Australia becomes 33rd member of IHRA
July 21, 2018: Facebook under fire over Holocaust denial (includes interview with Radio Sputnik)
January 27, 2017: Holocaust Memorial Day 2017
November 22, 2016: Holocaust Denial, David Cole and CODOH
November 20, 2016: Protecting the memory of the Holocaust
May 22, 106: OHPI in Bucharest for IHRA
March 13, 2016: OHPI closes new Australian Nazi group Battalion88
January 28, 2016: Unbelievable responses on Holocaust Memorial Day
January 27, 2016: Press Release: State of Holocaust Denial on Social Media
January 22, 2015: Holocaust Denial Cartoon Competition
August 25, 2015: Don’t open the door to hate
May 11, 2015: Holocaust denial & YouTube
February 16, 2015: Modern antisemitism: The Holocaust and other genocides
January 27, 2015: Holocaust & Social Media
October 8, 2014: Holocaust Denial On Facebook 2014
September 10, 2014: Golden Dawn, Holocaust Denial & Facebook
April 2, 2014: Reporting Proud Holocaust Deniers
September 21, 2013: Video Briefing: Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial
February 3, 2017: How neo-Nazis exploit Instagram to spread antisemitic memes
January 27, 2017: Shira Rubin, Holocaust Denial Sees New Dawn With Social Media, Voactive