Episode 81: Tankie Denialism, Holocaust Denialism––Interview with Sergey Romanov & Nicholas Terry

Brendan and Andrew welcome Sergey Romanov, who has researched denial of the Katyn Massacre and the Holocaust for more than two decades, and Dr. Nicholas Terry, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Exeter. Sergey and Nick discuss the purpose of the Holocaust Controversies website, on which they work together, and how they each became involved with it. The rest of the interview focuses largely on the USSR’s massacre of more than 20,000 Polish prisoners in 1940––the Katyn Massacre––and the refusal by pro-Stalin writers to concede that the massacre was perpetrated by Stalin’s regime. One such Katyn denialist is Grover Furr, whose work we discussed in an episode two years ago. Sergey details his exchanges with Furr and some of his research that refutes Katyn denialists’ claims. He and Nick discuss Katyn denialists’ inability to account for the totality of the evidence as well as the influence of right-wing Russian denialists on Furr and other tankies in the West.

Current-events segment: Red Wave Goodbye––analysis of the results and implications of last week’s midterm elections in the US.Radio Free Humanity is a podcast covering news, politics and philosophy from a Marxist-Humanist perspective. It is co-hosted by Brendan Cooney and Andrew Kliman. We intend to release new episodes every two weeks. Radio Free Humanity is sponsored by MHI, but the views expressed by the co-hosts and guests of Radio Free Humanity are their own. They do not necessarily reflect the views and positions of MHI.

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November 18, 2022

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