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Bradley Smith

Though he often tries to present himself as a free speech activist, Bradley Smith has functioned as a propagandist for the Holocaust denial movement since 1983. He has achieved his greatest notoriety as the director of the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust, whose mission is to disseminate Holocaust denial to students on college campuses. In more recent lectures promoting his book, Break His Bones, Smith has sought to refocus his message on the free speech issue and to “decriminalize Holocaust history.” Privately, he admits that his aim continues to be promoting “revisionism” and anti-Israel propaganda.

Bradley Smith
Born: 1930

Organization: Founded the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust in 1987.

Location: Offices have been located in Visalia, California, and Baja, Mexico.

Publications: Break His Bones: The Private Life of a Holocaust Revisionist (book); Smith's Report (newsletter). Defunct newsletters: The Revisionist, Smith's Journal, Prima Facie, Revisionist Letters, Campus Update for Editors.

Strategy: Campus ad campaigns and speaking tours.

Associates: Smith is the only member of the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust. He has been helped with his publications by Germar Rudolf, George Brewer, Bill Halvorson, Samuel Crowell, David Thomas, Richard Widmann, Martin Henry, Ernest Sommers, and MacKenzie Paine (deceased). Smith previously worked for the Institute for Historical Review and speaks at many of its conferences.

Quotes:
  • “I don't want to spend time with adults anymore. I want to go to students. They are superficial. They are empty vessels to be filled”.


  • “What I wanted to do was I wanted to set forth three or four ideas that students might be interested in, that might cause them to think about [the Holocaust] or to have questions about [the Holocaust]. And I wanted to make it as simple as possible, and to set it up in a way that could not really be debated.”
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