Noontide Press

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Noontide Press is an American publishing entity which describes itself as a publisher of "hard-to-find books and recordings from a dissident, 'politically incorrect' perspective."[1] It publishes numerous antisemitic pseudohistorical titles, including The Protocols of the Elders of Zion[2] and The International Jew.[3] The Anti-Defamation League describes its founding and early years:

The Institute for Historical Review and its publishing arm, Noontide Press, were founded in 1978 by the leading organizer of modern American anti-Semitism, Willis Carto, and his wife Elisabeth. Based near Los Angeles in Torrance, California, the group pioneered organizing efforts among Holocaust deniers, who had heretofore labored mostly in isolation and obscurity. The group's first "Revisionist Convention" in September 1979 featured speakers from the U.S., France, Germany, England and Sweden, many of whom subsequently contributed articles to the inaugural issue of IHR's Journal of Historical Review the following spring. With the Noontide Press offering a means for the sale and distribution of their writings, professional deniers had found something of a rainmaker in Carto.[4]

Noontide Press is the distributor of the remaining backstock of books published by Ralph Myles,[1] a company set up by libertarian revisionist historian James J. Martin, who sold the remaining stock of Ralph Myles books to the IHR before his death.[5]

The group has been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center due to its Holocaust denial and white-separatist activities.

Noontide Press suffered a firebomb attack in July, 1984, by members of the Jewish Defense League, a far-right anti-Arab militant organization. The culprits were not implicated for the attack until 2002, when an imprisoned member of the group claimed responsibility. No one was charged for the bombing.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum shooter James von Brunn was a former employee of the group.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "About Us". Noontide Press. 
  2. ^ "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion". Noontide Press. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "The International Jew". Noontide Press. Archived from the original on 4 August 2004. 
  4. ^ Institute for Historical Review, Extremism in America, ADL.
  5. ^ "James J. Martin, 1916–2004". Jeff Riggenbach. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  6. ^ Alleged Holocaust Museum Shooter Planned Other Attacks. Hatewatch. Southern Poverty Law Center.

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