Mark Weber

A Biographical Profile










Mark Weber is an American historian, author, lecturer and current affairs analyst with a specialized knowledge of US foreign policy, international relations, the Second World War, and, more broadly, of twentieth-century European and American history.

Weber is the author of many articles, reviews and essays dealing with historical, political and social issues, which have appeared in a variety of periodicals, and in a range of languages. Over the years he has given many lectures and interviews on US foreign policy, long-term social-political trends in the US, and international relations. He has produced many dozens of broadcast talks.

Weber has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows, and has appeared many times on television, including on the nationally broadcast “Hannity and Colmes” and “Montel Williams” shows. He has conducted countless interviews with television, radio and print journalists from across the United States, and from many overseas countries.

Weber is also director of the Institute for Historical Review, an independent, public interest research and publishing center in southern California that works to promote peace, understanding and justice through greater public awareness of the past. In particular, the IHR strives to increase understanding of the causes, nature and consequences of war and conflict.

Mark Weber was born in 1951 in Portland, Oregon, where he was also raised. He studied history at the University of Illinois (Chicago), the University of Munich (Germany), and Portland State University, from where he received a bachelor's degree in history (with high honors). He then did graduate work in history at Indiana University (Bloomington), where he served as a history instructor and received a Master's degree in European history.

He lived and worked for two and one-half years in Germany (Bonn and Munich), and for a time in Ghana (West Africa), where he taught English, history, and geography at an all-Black secondary school.

During the five years he lived in Washington, DC, he carried out extensive historical research at the National Archives and the Library of Congress. In 1988 Weber testified for five days in Toronto District Court as a recognized expert on Germany's wartime Jewish policy and the Holocaust issue. He is sometimes disparaged as a “Holocaust denier,” a label he rejects as both false and malicious.

Weber moved to southern California in January 1991 to work for the IHR. He has served as its director since 1995. For nine years he was editor of the IHR's Journal of Historical Review.

Joseph Sobran, who for years was a nationally syndicated columnist and a National Review senior editor, spoke about Weber and the IHR at the 2002 IHR Conference:

“...If I'm 'courageous,' what do you call Mark Weber and the Institute for Historical Review? They have been smeared far worse than I have; moreover, they have been seriously threatened with death. Their offices have been firebombed. Do they at least get credit for courage? Not at all. They remain almost universally vilified. When I met Mark, many years ago, I expected to meet a raving Jew-hating fanatic, such being the generic reputation of 'Holocaust deniers.' I was immediately and subsequently impressed to find that he was just the opposite: a mild-mannered, good-humored, witty, scholarly man who habitually spoke with restraint and measure, even about enemies who would love to see him dead. The same is true of other members of the Institute. In my many years of acquaintance with them, I have never heard any of them say anything that would strike an unprejudiced listener as unreasonable or bigoted.”


Selected Bibliography

The 'Good War' Myth of World War II, and Why It's Dangerous

Was Hiroshima Necessary?

America In Decline: A Society In Denial

A Straight Look at the Jewish Lobby

Holocaust Remembrance: What's Behind the Campaign?

President Roosevelt's Campaign to Incite War in Europe: The Secret Polish Documents

An 'Unknown Holocaust' and the Hijacking of History

In the Struggle for Peace and Justice: Countering Jewish-Zionist Power

British Historian Details Mass Killings and Brutal Mistreatment of Germans at the End of World War Two

Straight Talk About Zionism: What Jewish Nationalism Means

The Weight of Tradition: Why Judaism Is Not Like Other Religions

How Relevant is Holocaust Revisionism?

Roosevelt's 'Secret Map' Speech

US 'Democratization' Initiative in the Middle East is Insincere

Zionism and the Third Reich

The Jewish Role in the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia’s Early Soviet Regime

Israel at 60: A Grim Balance Sheet

Iraq: A War For Israel

Murray Rothbard, 1926–1995

Familiar Lies for a New War: Fighting for Truth in an Age of Deceit

Winston Churchill: An Unsettled Legacy

William Chamberlin: A Man Ahead of His Time

Learning From the September 11 Attacks

The Danger of Historical Lies: Presidential Distortions of History

The Nuremberg Trials and the Holocaust

The Challenge of Jewish-Zionist Power

The Simon Wiesenthal Center: A Bastion of Jewish-Zionist Power

Simon Wiesenthal: Fraudulent 'Nazi Hunter'

The Israel Lobby's Campaign for War

Obama’s Promised Foreign Policy `Change’ Will Be Mostly Cosmetic

Subverting the Disney Legacy

Hitler as 'Enlightenment Intellectual'

My Lunch With George Will: How An Influential Journalist Twists the Truth

Buchenwald: Legend and Reality

The Zionist Terror Network

The 'Jewish Soap' Fable

The Israel Lobby: How Important Is It?

Before the 'Human Rights Tribunal': The Importance of the Zündel Hearing in Toronto

The Legacy of Rudolf Hess

Changing Perspectives on German History

'Official' Changes in the Auschwitz Story

The Boer War Remembered

Wilhelm Höttl and the Elusive Six Million

Goebbels' Place in History

In Translation: Selected Items

Симон Визенталь — фальшивый охотник за нацистами

Sebastian Haffner rief 1942 zum Völkermord auf

El Sionismo y el Tercer Reich

Il sionismo e il Terzo Reich

Il ruolo ebraico nella rivoluzione boscevica