12 January 1951|
|Known for||Holocaust denial|
Carlo Mattogno (born 1951) is an Italian writer and Holocaust denier. He served on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Historical Review and as an editor of its publication Journal of Historical Review. As of 2016, Mattogno is editorial advisor and columnist for a journal published by the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust, also a Holocaust denial organisation.
There is little information available about Mattogno aside from revisionist or right-wing websites. According to these sources, he was born in Orvieto, Italy and is now living with his family in a suburb of Rome. It is claimed that he has studied Latin, Greek, Philosophy, and has undertaken Oriental and religious studies. There is nonetheless no verifiable evidence concerning the date or length of his studies nor whether he has graduated.
Mattogno is among those Holocaust deniers who design themselves as a "school" of historiography. He first came to attention with two pseudoscientific studies, Il rapporto Gerstein: anatomia di un falso (The Gerstein Report – Anatomy of a Fraud) and Il mito dello sterminio ebraico (The Myth of the Extermination of the Jews), which he published in the Italian neo-fascist publishing house Sentinella d'Italia in 1985. Further outlets for his works are the neofacist publisher Edizioni di Ar, noted holocaust denier Germar Rudolf's Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung and Rudolf's Castle Hill Publishers in Uckfield, UK, the revisionist L'Association des Anciens Amateurs de Récits de Guerres et d'Holocaustes, and Ahmed Rami's extreme right wing-islamistic website "Radio Islam".
Together with his brother, the Catholic fundamentalist Gian Pio Mattogno, he regularly publishes in the extreme right-wing magazine Orion. Carlo Mattogno collaborated with Holocaust denier Jürgen Graf. He served on the Advisory Board of the "revisionist" Institute for Historical Review and as an editor of its publication Journal of Historical Review.
- Juliane Wetzel: Mattogno, Carlo. In: Brigitte Mihok, Wolfgang Benz und Werner Bergmann (Hrsg.). Handbuch des Antisemitismus. Judenfeindschaft in Geschichte und Gegenwart : Bd. 2: Personen. De Gruyter/Saur, Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-598-44159-2, S. 528–529. (Preview, p. 528, at Google Books).
- Michael Shermer & Alex Grobman: Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It?. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2009, pp. 60–64.
- Atkins, Stephen E. (2009). Holocaust denial as an international movement. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 0-313-34538-4. Preview at Google Books.
- Jonathan Harrison; Roberto Muehlenkamp; Jason Myers; Sergey Romanov; Nicholas Terry: Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka. Holocaust Denial and Operation Reinhard. A Critique of the Falsehoods of Mattogno, Graf and Kues. (Holocaust Controversies, 2011), archive.org.
- Valentina Pisanty: L'irritante questione delle camere a gas. Logica del negazionismo. (1998), Nuova edizione ampliata, Bompiani, Milan 2014, ISBN 978-88-58-76452-7. Preview at Google Books.
- Claudio Vercelli: Il negazionismo. Storia di una menzogna. Editori Laterza, Bari 2013, ISBN 978-88-58-10519-1. Preview at Google Books