Institute for Historical Review
The Institute for Historical Review
(IHR) is an organization founded in the 1970s
dedicated to historical revisionism
. Although the IHR describes itself as a "non-ideological, non-political, and non-sectarian" organization, its detractors have accused it of links to Neo-Nazi
organizations. It publishes the Journal of Historical Review
, which its critics accuse of being pseudo-scientific
. When Noam Chomsky
published in the journal it led to great controversy, though Chomsky insists he was defending Dr. Robert Faurisson
's right to free speech
rather than what he said.
For a period of time, the IHR publicly offered a reward of $50,000 for verifiable "proof that gas chambers for the purpose of killing human beings existed at or in Auschwitz." This reward was subsequently paid to an Auschwitz survivor who took the IHR to court.
The Institute for Historical Review also publishes a newspaper, The SPOTLIGHT (now reorganized as the American Free Press).