Holocaust deniers target new book that debunks denialism

Posted: July 22, 2016 in Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories
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Jewish and mainstream media are picking up on this week’s news release announcing that the recent publication of a book by a New Zealand father-and-son writing team debunking Holocaust denial theories has drawn the ire of two of the world’s leading Holocaust deniers.

The article reads as follows:

When Papamoa-based publishing company Sterling Gate Books published “DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non- Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide”, authors Lance and James Morcan didn’t expect to see another book released with an identical cover image and similar title slamming their book.
But that’s exactly what happened when UK company Castle Hill Publishers published “Fail: ‘Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories’: How James and Lance Morcan Botched Their Attempt to Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide”, by denier Carlo Mattogno, author of numerous books and papers championing Holocaust denialism.
DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide by [Morcan, James, Morcan, Lance]   Fail:
The Morcans’ book (left) and Mattogno’s book (right).
Mattogno’s book includes a foreword by none other than the infamous anti-Semitic author/publisher Germar Rudolf who established Castle Hill Publishers and who, “in 2005 was arrested in the U.S., deported to Germany and sentenced to 44 months imprisonment for his publishing activities.” That’s according to an article on the publisher’s own blog at codoh.com, which openly promotes the philosophies of the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust. In reality, Rudolf served a two year prison sentence in Germany for inciting racial hatred, disparaging the dead, and for libel.
The Morcans’ book “Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories”, with foreword by Holocaust survivor Hetty E. Verolme, was written in close consultation with Holocaust survivors and World War Two historians.
In a review on Amazon one of the Holocaust survivors, author Peter Kubicek, recommends the Morcans’ book “to everyone who has an open mind and wishes to learn more about this important topic.” Kubicek also states that the “book is the result of prodigtious research.”
As the book’s blurb states, “No stone is left unturned in meticulously verifying the historical facts of the genocide. The Morcans present a wide array of sources including Nazi documentation, eyewitness accounts, scientific reports and shocking photographic evidence to shut down the debate deniers wish to create. One by one, the various arguments Holocaust deniers use to try to discredit wartime records are carefully scrutinized and then systematically disproven.”
The author of published “Fail: ‘Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories’” takes issue with this, claiming “their knowledge even of their own side’s source material was dismal, and the way they backed up their misleading or false claims was pitifully inadequate”. He then devotes the entirety of his book to debunking the Morcans’ claims chapter by chapter.
Sydney-based James Morcan said today that he and his father consider the publication of a book debunking their own work a back-handed compliment of sorts.
“For a criminally convicted Nazi-apologist and an anti-Semitic author to go to the enormous trouble of writing and publishing a book analysing ours to this extent shows they consider the facts we present a serious threat to their publishing activities and their bogus Holocaust denial claims,” says James. “It essentially signals to anyone with an ounce of common sense that the historical facts we present in our book are indisputable.”
James says the comments of one Amazon reviewer best sum up his opinion of “that other book.” He refers to a 1-star review by a Holocaust survivor, which reads, “Whenever verifiable historical facts are presented, there are always some doubting Thomases who claim that the facts are wrong: in this case it’s anti-Semites and Holocaust-deniers. They are always ready to crawl from under a rock.”
“I couldn’t have put it any better myself,” says James.
Media coverage of this news release can be found at:
“DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non- Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide” is available as a Kindle ebook and paperback on Amazon via: http://www.amazon.com/DEBUNKING-HOLOCAUST-DENIAL-THEORIES-Historicity-ebook/dp/B01EYY7T7Y/
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Comments
  1. peterkubicek says:

    James,

    Yes, I saw this and posted the negative review you quote. Nevertheless, I find it amazing that a man named Carlo Mattogno, an Italian no doubt, could react so fast and write and publish a book!

    Peter ________

    WordPress.com lancemorcan posted: “Jewish and mainstream media are picking up on this week’s news release announcing that the recent publication of a book by a New Zealand father-and-son writing team debunking Holocaust denial theories has drawn the ire of two of the world¹s leading Holoca”

    • lancemorcan says:

      Yes Peter, Mattogno is Italian. According to Wikipedia, “Mattogno is one of those Holocaust deniers, who design themselves as a “school” of historiography. He came to the fore with two pseudoscientific studies, Il rapporto Gerstein: anatomia di un falso ( = The Gerstein Report – Anatomy of a Fraud) and Il mito dello sterminio ebraico ( = The Myth of the Extermination of the Jews), which he published in the Italian neo-fascist publishing house “Sentinella d’Italia” in 1985″. — This gentleman is a real piece of work, I’m sure you’ll agree. -Lance

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