Founding of the Holocaust History Project

"No holes, no Holocaust" has long been one of the denier community's favorite slogans.

It refers to the holes in the roof of Kremas (crematoria) II and III at the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Now a report entitled The Ruins of the Gas Chambers: A Forensic Investigation of Crematoriums at Auschwitz I and Auschwitz-Birkenau by Daniel Keren, Harry W. Mazal and Jamie McCarthy proves not only that the holes existed but shows where they are. This report first appeared in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Oxford University Press, Volume 18, Number 1, Spring 2004, pages 68-103. and is reproduced with permission.

The Holocaust History Project (THHP) is a non-profit corporation based in San Antonio, Texas. Its website offers a comprehensive archive of documents, recordings, photographs, and essays regarding the Holocaust, Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. The project became known for its refutation of the Leuchter report and the Rudolf report.

The THHP defines itself an organization of "concerned individuals working together to educate and inform about the Holocaust". Some of the members remain anonymous, its director is Harry Mazal.

Among the material presented there are essays about scientific and legal analyses, events and people, expert witness testimony, original Nazi documents, transcripts of many of the Nuremberg trials, and the complete texts of two influential works, Jean-Claude Pressac's "Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers" and Robert Jay Lifton's "The Nazi Doctors." There are also extensive sections on the Auschwitz and Operation Reinhard extermination camps.

Over twenty-three "short essays" address a variety of questions of interest, including an extensive bibliography of Holocaust related topics. There is also a section devoted to Holocaust denial, including direct debunking of deniers such as David Irving, Ernst Zundel and several others.

Additionally, THHP volunteers answer emails from thousands of students each year.