David L. Hoggan
|David Leslie Hoggan|
Dr. David L.Hoggan
|Born||March 23, 1923|
Portland, United States.
|Died||August 7, 1988 (aged 65)|
Menlo Park, United States
|Known for||Author of "The Forced War".|
David Leslie Hoggan (March 23, 1923 - August 7, 1988) was a historical revisionist and author of the Der Erzwungene Krieg and its English edition The Forced War. Born in Portland, Oregon he studied at Reed College and Harvard University. In 1948 he earned a Ph.D. in history at Harvard writing a dissertation on German-Polish relations. He later taught at several universities: Amerika Institut of the University of Munich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State College, and Carthage Lutheran College.
In 1955 he meet Harry Elmer Barnes who encouraged Hoggan to expand his dissertation which later became The Forced War. The work was first published in Germany in 1961 as Der Erzwungene Krieg. In 1989 the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) published an English edition titled The Forced War: Why Peaceful Revision Failed. The German edition had more than a dozen printings and sold over than 50,000 copies.
Hoggan's thesis in The Forced War is that that officials of the British foreign ministry, especially Lord Halifax, conspired with Polish imperialists to start a second World War against Germany. British politicians feared a strong rival on the European continent and clung to the idea of a "balance of power" that had been a central element of British policy in Europe since 1815. Poland's leaders hoped to revive Great Poland, the sprawling Polish empire of the seventeenth century, with an eventual annexation of large tracts of German and Russian territory. Such expansion was impossible without the assistance of other major European powers, but Polish imperialists saw a chance to realize their ambitions by adding an alliance with Great Britain to their existing alliance with France. Hoggan's knowledge of both the Polish and German languages gave him access to records that enabled him formulate this thesis, which proved highly controversial among more conventional historians.
The Myth of the Six Million
In 1969 a short booklet appeared titled The Myth of the Six Million with an anonymous author. This was one of the first works challenging the claims of the alleged Holocaust. The booklet was apparently authored by Hoggan and was published without his permission by Noontide Press.
David L. Hoggan died of a heart attack in Menlo Park, California on August 7, 1988.
- Frankreichs Widerstand gegen den Zweiten Weltkrieg ("France's Resistance Against the Second World War") (1963)
- The Myth of the 'New History' (1965) (1985)
- Der unnötige Krieg ("The Unnecessary War") (1976)
- Das blinde Jahrhundert ("The Blind Century") containing sections
- Amerika -- das messianische Unheil ("America: The Messianic Disaster") (1979)
- Europa -- Die verlorene Weltmitte ("Europe: The Lost World Center") (1984)
- Meine Anmerkungen zu Deutschland: Der Anglo-amerikanische Kreuzzugsgedanke im 20. Jahrhundert ("My Thoughts on Germany: The Anglo-American Crusade Mentality in the 20th Century") (1990)