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Defending Truth

Kenneth Lasson

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/9780199738922.003.0005
Defending Truth

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This chapter is organized as follows. Part I describes the background and nature of Holocaust denial, tracing the Nazis' adoption of a plan for the “Final Solution of the Jewish Problem” through the postwar Nuremberg Trials to the present day. Part II examines the tension between free speech and historical revisionism, presenting various arguments in deference to principles of liberty and opposed to group defamation. Part III addresses the quest for truth in a free society.

Keywords: genocide denial; Nazis; Nuremberg Trials; free speech; historical revisionism

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Subjects: Public International Law

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