Immigration Policy, 1881-1965: A Historical Review

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Commitee on Open Debate on the Holocaust

THE AIM OF THIS SITE is to promote intellectual freedom with regard to this one historical event, which in turn will promote intellectual freedom toward all historical events (thus all other issues). We have chosen to concentrate on the gas chamber stories and war crimes trials because they are emblematic of the allegedly unique monstrosity of the Germans before and during World War II. We believe it profoundly vulgar, and emasculating, to spend half a century condemning others for their violence and brutality when we have not yet learned to condemn our own, or even recognize it. We want to help civilize Americans. We're not Germans and we're not Jews (well, some of us are) and we are not focused on how naughty they were or were not. We're focused on American culture, on the American ideal that liberty has the power to wash a people clean and that there is no liberty without intellectual freedom.

--Bradley R. Smith, 1997
Statement of Purpose
An Appeal

Source: Kevin MacDonald, "Jewish Involvement in Shaping American Immigration Policy, 1881-1965: A Historical Review," Population and Environment, 19 (4), March 1998, quoting Dr. Israel Goldstein, President of the American Jewish Congress from a report in The New York Times. Published on CODH web page: