Why Have Holocaust Denial Laws? A Logistic Regression Analysis

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Le Moyne College, USA


When a nation passes Holocaust denial laws there are myriad reasons for doing so.  One of the reasons often cited is to preserve the memory and honour of the victims.  If this is true, then it would be likely that the number of Holocaust related deaths would affect the likelihood of a country having denial legislation.  Those countries suffering more Holocaust-related deaths would have a greater impetus to pass denial laws in order to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and its victims.  The logistic regression analysis shows support for the idea that the number of Holocaust related deaths are influential.  


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