From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Steve Bonine <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:  soc.culture.jewish.holocaust
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:27:10 EDT
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               moderated group soc.culture.jewish.holocaust

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because 
moderated newsgroup soc.culture.jewish.holocaust is not functioning, and 
may have been abandoned by its moderator(s).

This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function, 
and may result in the removal of the group or the selection and 
installation of a new moderator.  In practice, the Big-8 Management 
Board considers the third alternative -- changing the status of the 
group from moderated to unmoderated -- as likely to cause more harm than 

soc.culture.jewish.holocaust The Shoah. (Moderated)

Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.



This newsgroup will create a storagehouse for all kinds of information 
from various sources on the Holocaust in Europe that occurred between 
1942-1945 (along with the events leading up to it that happened in the 
early 30's).  This newsgroup will be called 
soc.culture.jewish.holocaust.  While the newsgroup is entitled 
"Holocaust," it will involve materials only from the situation known in
Hebrew as the Shoah -- the systematic genocide of 9 million individuals,
including 6 million Jews.  This newgroup will include Holocaust 
materials from both personal testimonies of survivors and their families 
and "hard" facts from historians and observers.

This newsgroup will be moderated to prevent any anti-Semitic or
race-baiting comments from Neo-Nazis or self-proclaimed "academic"
Holocaust deniers or revisionists.  This will not be a forum for
discussing whether or not the Shoah happened; instead, it will be a 
place for intelligent and factual discussion of those events.  For those 
Usenet readers who wish to debate the existence of the Holocaust, they 
are encouraged to read the groups alt.revisionists and soc.history, 
along with the group alt.skinheads.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:  The group passed its vote on 19 April 1994 by 
430:42.  It was sporadically active between April 1994 and early 2001.

PROPONENT:  Steve Bonine <>


Those who wish to comment on this moderator vacancy investigation should 
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant 
threads in that newsgroup.  To this end, the followup header of this MVI 
has been set to news.groups.proposals.

For more information on the MVI process, please see


17 June 2011:  Moderator Vacancy Investigation