Having posted on the Stormfront and CODOH forums for some time, I've noticed that the people who get suckered into Holocaust denial seem to follow very similar patterns. Firstly, they have never visited the camps themselves. Secondly, they have read very few of the classic works (Kershaw, Overy, Arendt, Browning, Speer/Sereny) and actively avoid them. They rely on the most appalling sources imaginable - generally ex-members of fascist groups who have no education or training in the subjects they write about, one of whom has a background as a UFOlogist, one of whom awarded himself a PhD, and one of whom does not even exist in reality. They generally claim that they are only interested in truth, honesty and answers to their questions - and yet refuse to read the books that would answer their questions. But what puzzles me most of all is how Deniers see their questions answered and their conspiracy theories disproven day after day - and yet still keep repeating the same myths. My question is - are these people simply naive and gullible - or are they just motivated by racism and hatred?