We must answer Holocaust deniers

The recent conference on the Holocaust held in Tehran should be viewed by the world as exactly what it was: nothing more than a propaganda effort by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to bolster his own political agenda and image as someone willing even if ignorantly to confront the United States and Israel.

While Ahmadinejad called his conference a “scientific” inquiry, its participants included a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, other racists and Holocaust deniers from around the world. His inquiry was anything but scientific. It was an abhorrent distortion of history, an abomination and an insult to those who died in the Holocaust and their families and to all educated people. —Peter N. Berkowitz and Fred ZeidmanWe must answer Holocaust deniers (Chronicle (Houston))