Holocaust Web Site at Emory Launches Non-English Versions
HDOT.org translated into Arabic, Farsi, Russian and Turkish
HDOT.org was founded following the well-known
Despite the success of the Irving trial, online Holocaust denial has increased significantly in the past few years, says Lipstadt. “Deniers are attacking the entire history of the Holocaust piece by piece,” she says. “Our site puts basic, easily accessible information into the hands of people encountering sophisticated content designed to confuse them.”
At each of the new sites, visitors will be greeted by a complete parallel home page, site navigation and content in their language of choice. They will be able to search the site’s database in the new languages as well. The new sites are available at arabic.hdot.org, farsi.hdot.org, russian.hdot.org and turkish.hdot.org or via www.hdot.org. “This project significantly expands the reach of HDOT.org in regions of the world where a significant amount of Holocaust denial is happening,” says Lipstadt.
In addition, HDOT.org has added significantly to its offering of more than 30 Myth/Fact sheets, available in all five languages. These Myth/Fact sheets address Holocaust denial head-on by listing various claims made about the Holocaust by deniers and providing the historical evidence that shows them to be false. Over the past two years, the Myth/Fact sheets have been HDOT.org’s most popular destination.
In conjunction with this launch, HDOT also announces the creation of a new podcast series, available through
“As so much of the strategy that deniers employ involves spreading their falsehoods on the Internet, we worked with Professor Lipstadt to have scholarly, authoritative resources available in podcasts. Some of the most respected experts on denial on the Internet are interviewed,” says
The podcasts will form the core of several new lesson plans being produced for advanced high school and college courses that will help educators and the public approach the complex of social, historical, political and ideological issues that emerge in the study of Holocaust denial.
The launch was made possible by grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the Jewish Community Federation of