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  1. A holocaust denial group offered $50,000 to anyone who could prove that gas chambers were used to intentionally kill people at Auschwitz. They were forced by a judge to pay that money, and an additional $40,000, to Auschwitz survivor Mel Mermelstein who provided proof of that very fact.

  2. There was a popular myth in many middle eastern countries that Neil Armstrong had converted to Islam upon hearing the call to prayer on the moon, going as far to require the state department to issue a denial

  3. After doctors in Texas declared a man 'brain dead', ordered denial of food and water, the father of the patient pulled a gun on hospital staff to stop them from killing him and served time in jail -- the patient is alive today

  4. A holocaust denial group promised $50,000 to anyone who could prove that gas chambers were used to deliberately kill people at Auschwitz. They were forced by a judge to pay that money plus an additional $40,000, to Auschwitz survivor Mel Mermelstein who provided proof of that very fact.

  5. When a Holocaust denial group offered $50,000 dollars to "prove that Jews were gassed at Auschwitz," a camp survivor, Mel Mermelstein sent them definitive proof. When they refused to pay, he sued them and was given $90,000 when the court noted, "It is simply a fact.”

  6. About Continuum, an AIDS denialism magazine that shut down because all its editors died from AIDS.

  7. Despite US denial for 26 years, eight members of the Alabama Air National Guard volunteered to pose as Cuban rebel pilots during the Bay of Pigs invasion. Of these 8, 4 were killed when promised air cover never arrived, with two of the pilots dying in a firefight after being shot down.

  8. Continuum, a magazine which served as an outlet for AIDS denialism including pseudoscientific “studies”, ended after the editors all died following long bouts with AIDS.

  9. "kafkatrapping", a logical fallacy in which someone is accused of possessing a certain trait and their denial is used as evidence that they possess that trait.

  10. A Holocaust denial organization put out a $50,000 challenge in 1979 to anyone who could prove that Jews had been murdered at Auschwitz. A survivor of the camp submitted proof, filed lawsuit when denied winnings, and ultimately won in court.

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Holocaust denial is illegal in 16 countries. In particular, Hungary, where it is punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment

The trial of Auschwitz staff acquitted only one man - SS member Hans Münch. Former prisoners testified on his behalf, as he refused to participate in inmate selection and appealed for better rations. Münch later spoke out against Holocaust denial.

Few days after Chernobyl disaster, all children in Poland were given Lugol's iodine. This was one of the few cases, when Polish communist government, despite official denials of the Soviet side and against their recommendations, took action in the best interest of their own citizens.

Aids denial in South Africa resulted in an epidemic that resulted in an estimated 300,000 deaths

All the contributors of the psuedoscientifc AIDS denial magazine 'Continuum' died of clinical conditions caused by AIDS

Thabo Mbeki (former President of South Africa) refused to believe that HIV infection cause AIDS despite well-established scientific consensus. His denial resulted in 365,000 people, who could have been saved otherwise, dying prematurely.

A holocaust denial group offered $50,000 to anyone who could prove that gas chambers were used to intentionally kill people at Auschwitz. They were forced by a judge to pay that money, and an additional $40,000, to Auschwitz survivor Mel Mermelstein who provided proof of that very fact.

In 2016 a Russian hacker released the World Anti-Doping Agencies records which revealed that despite past denials both Venus and Serena Williams had used and received waivers for banned substances including corticosteroids and narcotics.

South Africa's health minister from 1999 to 2008 was an HIV/AIDS denialism sympathizer who promoted the use of garlic, beetroot, and lemon juice to treat AIDS. These policies have been blamed for the preventable deaths of between 343,000 and 365,000 people.

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters actively promoted AIDS denialism in the early to mid 2000's

Holocaust Denial is illegal in 16 countries

Denial of the Holocaust is a Criminal Offense in Germany

That, after years of denials, the CIA admitted to gathering records on activist Noam Chomsky during the Vietnam War. It also destroyed those records, in apparent violation of federal law.

That T.E. Lawrence refused Knighthood and the King got Utterly confused by his denial..

Continuum, a magazine focused on AIDS denialism, was shut down when all of its editors died from AIDS

In some countries you can be sent to prison for Holocaust denial.

Holocaust Remembrance Day was established as part of the General Assembly Resolution 60/7, which urges every United Nations member state to honor the Holocaust victims. It also encourages developing educational programs to prevent future genocides, and rejects any denial that the Holocaust occurred.

After two years of steadfast denial, Walgreens Co. acknowledged that one of its pharmacies mistakenly dispensed synthetic heroin to a 7-year-old New Mexico boy, instead of his doctor-prescribed Ritalin, then used a forged prescription to cover up the error.

Over the first 34-years, the FISA court granted 35,949 warrants, with only 12 denials – a rejection rate of 0.03 percent of the total requests.

Paul Rassinier is considered "The Father of Holocaust denial" despite having been a prisoner in two German Concentration camps.

The cholera outbreak in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake has killed over 8000 people. Despite initial denials and investigations, most evidence now suggests that the disease was actually introduced to Haiti by Nepalese soldiers at a UN base, before spreading through the population.

There are Holocaust Denial laws in over 14 European nations and many countries criminalize genocide denial.

In France, it is illegal to deny genocides or other crimes against humanity, but with one exception: In 2012, the Constitutional Council of France ruled that denial of the Armenian Genocide is considered "freedom of speech"

She has baffled some of her fellow scientists for her support of several controversies, including AIDS denialism, 9/11 truth committees, and anti-Darwinism.

Nate Mendel the Bassist for The Foo Fighters was an AIDS denier; said that HIV doesn't cause AIDS, and organized a concert supporting the efforts of AIDS Denialism. The Foo Fighters had this organization on their website up until 2007.