GRINCHPUN Boris MatÍas
"Not six million nor thirty thousand". From "Holocaust revisionism" to "State terrorism" denial in Argentina, 1945-2008
BORIS MATÍAS GRINCHPUN
Journal of the History of Ideas
University of Pennsylvania Press
Lugar: Pittsburgh; Año: 2021 vol. 82 p. 153 - 174
Holocaust denial has been an enduring trope of Argentine extreme-right discourse, propitiated by these groupings affinity with Fascism and by a vernacular "historical revisionism" which sought to vindicate "great men" supposedly "silenced" by "official history". The fast diffusion of such perspectives -with the early translation of Maurice Bardèche´s works- could have influenced the rise of a similar State terrorism negationism, as stories of the military's clandestine detention centers were labeled -like the Shoah- as forgeries to destroy the Armed Forces prestige. To trace this development, this article will approach the initial reception of Holocaust denial in Dinámica Social; the "dirty war´s" glorification during the 80s in Cabildo and Alerta nacional; and the full-fledged neo-negationism of B1 in the 2000s.