Updated Wednesday 6 March 2024

CASE FILE: Castle Hill Publishers / Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust

Name Castle Hill Publishers / Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
Tags Holocaust Denial
Categories Publisher
Related People/Groups
Years Active 1998 – Present
Active Areas UK, USA, Europe


Castle Hill Publishers (CHP) is a publisher of Holocaust denial literature, set up in 1998 by the convicted German Holocaust denier, Germar Rudolf. In 2014, it merged with the American Holocaust denial organisation, CODOH (Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust). 

In 2022 CHP was sold to CODOH after shipping books from the UK to Europe became “financially and legally untenable” because of Brexit. It publishes the Holocaust Handbook series which includes over 50 books by some of the most high profile deniers in the world. In 2022, founder Germar Rudolf stepped back from both CODOH and Castle Hill. A cryptic message on its website suggests that Rudolf’s decision was motivated by “them” – AKA Jews – attacking him, but makes no mention of whether his 2020 conviction for exposing his genitals in a children’s playground, while holding a bottle of baby oil, had anything to do with his decision to step back from running the Holocaust denial enterprise. 

In early 2024 the organisation was thrown into chaos when an internal dispute at CODOH resulted in its website going down.

The organisation now operates as the bookstore for CODOH and its CEO is Michael Santomauro.



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