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Carlo Mattogno

Carlo Mattogno

Carlo Mattogno, a specialist in text analysis and critique, is Italy's, if not the world's, foremost revisionist Holocaust scholar. Born in 1951 in Orvieto, Italy, he now lives with his family in a suburb of Rome. In his youth he carried out advanced linguistic studies in Latin, Greek and Hebrew. Starting in the 1980s, Mattogno visited many former concentration camps (Auschwitz-Birkenau, Stutthof, Dachau, Gusen, Mauthausen, Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald, Lublin-Majdanek, Płaszów, Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibór, Ghetto of Terezin), and conducted thorough reseach in numerous archives mainly in central and eastern Europe. Particularly fruitfull were his visits to several Moscow archives in the 1990s which hold a vast documentation on Auschwitz as captured by the Red Army toward the end of WWII. This documentation has been the basis of Mattogno's sizeable number of special studies on the former Auschwitz camp.

Even orthodox Holocaust scholars, who usually shy away from quoting revisionist publications like the devil avoids holy water, consider some of Mattogno's research valuable. For instance, the German offical Institut für Zeitgeschichte (Institute of Contemporary History) in Munich quotes Mattogno's book on the Central Construction Office in one of its tomes (N. Frei et al., Standort- und Kommandanturbefehle des Konzentrationslagers Auschwitz 1940-1945). The German historian Ernst Nolte was impressed by Mattogno's work, due to which he conceded that, with respect to "their mastery of the source material and especially in their critique of the sources," the revisionist studies on the topic "probably surpass those of the established historians in Germany" (Streitpunkte, Frankfurt/Berlin 1993, p. 304). And Jean-Claude Pressac, once the orthodox historian's hero for his attempts at refuting revisionists, characterized Carlo Mattogno as "the best revisionist researcher" ("Entretien avec Jean-Claude Pressac," in: Valérie Igounet, Histoire du négationnisme en France, Paris 2000, p. 642).

In spite of – or maybe due to – his impressive list of scholarly works on the topic, Mattogno remains largly ignored by the mainstream, though, which may also be a result of his writings not beeing accessible online in an orderly way, as Carlo Mattogno does not have a homepage. Hence, you would never find out about his work if, for example, you took the "information" published by sites like Wikipedia at face value, whose English page on Mattogno, while being vituperative, is completely silent about his comprehensive work. (The Italian section is much more detailed.)

Some of Carlo's work is listed on www.vho.org/Authors/Carlo_Mattogno.html, while many of his Italian writings can be found on the page listed below, which is a site operated by one of Mattogno's fans (so strictly speaking it is not Carlo's home page). It also has a contact form where you can get in touch.

Visit the author's homepage at http://studirevisionisti.myblog.it/


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