Holocaust-Denying Leaflets Distributed on Australian Campuses

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - APRIL 06: Students walk around Sydney University on April 6, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham confirming the Government plans to cut university funding in addition to implementing the university deregulation plan which was put forward in the 2014 budget. (Photo by …
Brendon Thorne/Getty

The Jerusalem Post reports: SYDNEY — Leaflets distributed at Australian universities claiming that the Holocaust never happened have been referred to university authorities for investigation and led to calls for tougher action against racism on university campuses.

Since February hundreds of the leaflets have been left on campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

The leaflets assert that the Nazi genocide against Jewish and other communities during World War II never occurred, and that existing historical evidence of the Holocaust is “the greatest swindle of all time.”

Michael Fisher, national chairman of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students, called the distribution of the leaflets “part of a coordinated campaign aimed at intimidating Jewish students and academics.”

“Although the leaflets are closely similar to one another in content and appearance, they have appeared in three slightly different forms, suggesting that there have been three separate print runs,” he said.

Fisher described the leaflets as “toxic propaganda” and “a contemptible attempt to abuse and isolate Jewish students and staff, many of whom lost family in the Holocaust and whose grandparents in Australia are survivors of the genocide.”

Read more here.

.