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From Trying the Perpetrator to Trying the Denier and Back Again

Lawrence Douglas

in Genocide Denials and the Law

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199738922
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895199 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738922.003.0003
From Trying the Perpetrator to Trying the Denier and Back Again

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This chapter begins with a discussion of how the methods of Holocaust deniers represent a furtherance and extension of the tactics of the perpetrators. It then turns to how the perpetrator trial can turn into a forum for the arguments and strategies of the denier. It discusses the Jerusalem trial of Ivan Demjanjuk, which is considered the most spectacular example of the dangers of using a perpetrator trial as a bulwark against negationism.

Keywords: Holocaust; denial; deniers; perpetrator trial; Ivan Demjanjuk; negationism

Chapter.  10533 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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