Michael A. Hoffman II

Michael A. Hoffman II is a Holocaust denier, antisemitic ideologue and conspiracy theorist who frequently promotes antisemitic tropes in his writing and speeches, as well as on social media. In his early years, he worked as a reporter for the extremist publication "The Spotlight," backed by antisemite Willis Carto. In 2010, he published a book called “The Great Holocaust Trial: The Landmark Battle for the Right to Doubt the West’s Most Sacred Relic.” He runs a website called Revisionist History. Many of Hoffman's works focus on defaming Jewish religious texts, and in 2019 he spoke at the Nation of Islam's annual Saviours’ Day conference during which he suggested that ancient Jewish texts are equivalent to teachings “from the church of satan.”  

In his words: 

  • “Holocaustianity is the informal civic religion of the West; the last truly believed religion in the otherwise agnostic West. Woe to those who would even think of mocking it.” - Entry from Hoffman’s “Revisionist History” blog, May 2015  
  • “The great irony of World War Two is that the German prophylactic for preserving the lives of the Jewish people in Auschwitz, the facilities for treating their clothing and bedding with the pesticide Zyklon B in order to help limit the typhus epidemic then raging, which is transmitted by a parasitic louse attached to clothes and bedding, has been turned against the Germans and used as the basis for false claims of homicidal gassings in Auschwitz.”  -The World War II Revisionist FAQ, Michael A. Hoffman II, 1997 
Michael Hoffman

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