All together, these dynamics are seen as producing a negationist
or apologetic outlook, which minimizes Stalin's crimes, relativizes them in comparison to other injustices wrought domestically or by other states abroad, and justifies them as instrumentally necessary for some greater cause (especially for victory in the Great Patriotic War).
Lawyer David Dassa-Le Deist said he was filing a defamation suit against Le Monde newspaper, which identified his client as a negationist
-- someone who denies the Holocaust.
Hegedus, who is an admirer of British negationist
David Irving, has a long record of antisemitic pronouncements.
Just down the rue Malebranche, the Librairie roumaine, frequented by disgruntled exiles of the Iron Guard, peddles negationist
and neo-fascist literature.
And, of course, there has been a pronounced negationist
effort to deny involvement in crimes against Jews, to attempt deflecting the responsibility for the atrocities on subordinates and on Jewish "provocations," and even to transform Antonescu into a savior of Jews.
And how could they particularly support Marine Le Pen, who is the daughter of Jean-Marie, the notorious Holocaust negationist
who founded the party and endowed it with much of its anti-Semitism?
A people's knowledge of the history of its oppression is part of its heritage and, as such, must be ensured by appropriate measures in fulfilment of the State's duty to preserve archives and other evidence concerning violations of human rights and humanitarian law and to facilitate knowledge of those violations, Such measures shall be aimed at preserving the collective memory from extinction and, in particular, at guarding against the development of revisionist and negationist
One wonders whether John Paul 11 would recognize his steps' being followed m the revision of the Good Friday prayer and the (January, 2009) process of reconciliation started with the Society of Saint Plus X, including lifting the excommunication against Richard Williamson (though done in ignorance of the latter's outspoken negationist
views and now dependent on his renunciation of the same).
The entire Jewish people is ultimately implicated in the negationist
anti-Zionist methodology even though for the present there is a distinction which is usually drawn by liberals between "good" and "bad" Jews.
Wolf understands and brings to light the complexities and interrelations among knowledge, memory, and denial, and, more importantly, the cost for complicity in such revisionist or negationist
The British fundamentalist Bishop, Richard Williamson, who was deported from Argentina for his negationist
comments, has been warned that such arguments are punished under criminal law in most member states, announced the Czech EU Presidency and the European Commission after the Council of Justice Ministers, on 27 February in Brussels.