Przypomnijmy: ś.p. dr Dariusz Ratajczak był wykładowcą na opublikował pamflet popularnonaukowy zatytułowany “Tematy Niebezpieczne”. Skandal roku: dr Dariusz Ratajczak i Tematy niebezpieczne. Front Cover. Dariusz Ratajczak. Infopress, – pages. The state-run University of Opole announced in early April that Dariusz into the publication of his book Tematy niebezpieczne (“Dangerous Themes”).

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Here are some excerpts:. Dariusz Ratajczak was found dead in a car parked near the shopping centre in Opole on 11 June Dariusz Ratajczak was temahy Polish historian who was dismissed from his university teaching post, publicly vilified, and convicted of “Holocaust denial” for having published arguments and ddariusz that cast doubt on aspects of the familiar Holocaust story.

Only a few were sold at the university bookstore or directly to students, or were given away to friends, before police seized the remaining copies.

Moreover, he called Holocaust “eyewitness” testimony “useless,” and described establishment Holocaust writers as “followers of a religion of the Holocaust” who impose on others “a false image of the past. The verdict was criticized by some, including former victims of Nazi crimes, as too lenient.

Racist Extremism in Central and Eastern Europe. This article possibly contains inappropriate or misinterpreted citations that do not verify the text. Reprinted from The Journal of Historical Reviewvol. Europe Trial of Pole who denied Holocaust. It is to reach the truth.

A few thousand copies were reportedly sold through kiosks and news stands, and by mail order across Poland. Ratajczak never returned to teaching work, and for the remaining ten years of his life was forced to work at menial employment and odd jobs. Search WWW Search revisionists. It was not immediately known whether he would get his position back. The court also noted that Ratajczak had distanced himself from revisionist views in a preface to the second edition of the book.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Here are niebezpiwczne excerpts: The cause of death was uncertain. Eventually a three-judge panel in Opole upheld a lower court’s decision to drop proceedings against Ratajczak on the condition he refrain from similar offenses for one year.


In Ratajczak was considered as a candidate of the League of Polish Families for the Opole’s voivodeship sejmikbut after his candidature caused controversy he resigned from running for the office.

The state prosecutor also appealed, demanding a ten-month prison term. While Ratajczak did not explicitly endorse these revisionist views, he appeared to agree with at least some of them. Ratajczak was born in Opele, Upper Silesia, in November The body was lying in the car for nearly two weeks and was in an advanced state of decay.

This ddariusz was last edited on 29 Decemberat He was 47 years old. It has been replaced with political correctness, that is, soc-liberal censorship, or, as somebody has nicely put it, a ‘tyranny of good intentions.

— Dariusz Ratajczak

Eventually after a series of appeals the verdict was upheld, while the case was dismissed in With a child to support, his financial situation is precarious. Polish Professor Fired for Dissident History Book Mark Weber A Polish history professor has been fired by his university and banned from teaching elsewhere for publishing a book suggesting that wartime Germany did not have an overall plan or policy to exterminate Europe’s Jews.

Skip to main content. Noting that only copies of this self-published book had been issued, the court declared that it had caused only “negligible harm to society. He also cited the forensic investigations carried out at Auschwitz and Birkenau by Fred Leuchter and Germar Rudolf, and their conclusions that, for technical reasons, well-known claims of killing millions of Jews in gas chambers are impossible. At no time did he ever dispute or “deny” that Jews had been killed in gas chambers.

Please help improve this article by checking for citation inaccuracies. Of course, they do it from the angle of current political usefulness.

Dariusz Ratajczak

In April the University of Opele announced Ratajczak’s dismissal from his teaching post for having violated ethical standards, and banned him for three years from teaching at Polish universities. Newsweek Poland in Polish.

In December a court in Opele found Ratajczak guilty of violating Poland’s “Holocaust denial” law. Ratajczak himself remained defiant, rejecting all the charges against him. Gruber report, Dariusz Ratajczak, in his book Tematy Niebezpieczne “Dangerous Topics”appeared to agree with Holocaust denierswho claimed that for technical reasons it was not possible to kill millions of people in the Nazi gas chambersthat Zyklon B gas was used only for disinfecting, that there was no Nazi plan for the systematic murder of Jews and that a majority of Holocaust scholars “are adherents of a religion of the Holocaust”.


Stupidity is not picky about continents, it seems. Ratajczak, who is popular with students, was suspended in April from his teaching post with the university’s Historical Institute after state prosecutors opened an investigation into the publication of his book Tematy niebezpieczne “Dangerous Themes”.

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He also cited the forensic investigations carried out at Auschwitz and Birkenau by Fred Leuchter and Germar Rudolf, and their conclusions that, for technical reasons, well-known claims of killing millions of Jews in gas chambers are impossible.

The publisher, a small firm in Warsaw, reportedly censored the most “extreme” statements, placing them in notes at the book’s end. Another edition of “Dangerous Themes” published in merely attributed to revisionist researchers skeptical claims about Zyklon having been used to kill millions of Jews in gas chambers during World War II.

Striving after truth, a historian should avoid like fire ‘friendly’ whispers, such as ‘any coin has two sides,’ ‘the golden mean,’ ‘make a compromise,’ etc. In September he financed a second edition of 30, copies, which were offered in kiosks and by mail order across Poland. In that year he was dismissed following the controversy about his book Dangerous Topicsin which he asserted that the gas chambers at Auschwitz were used only to delouse the prisoners.

In September Ratajczak arranged for a second edition of 30, copies, which was published by a small firm in Warsaw. Publication of “Dangerous Themes” set off a storm of fierce criticism, including protests by some prominent scholars.

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