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Butz Did Not Get Federal Funding

The Workmen’s Circle announced today that it has received assurances from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare that no federal funds were used in the “research and publication” of “The Fabrication of a Hoax,” by Prof. Arthur R. Butz of Northwestern University. The book raised a storm of public protest for its thesis that the liquidation of six million Jews during World War II is a myth. The assurances were contained in a letter from K.M. Coggeshall of the HEW in response to a letter by William Stern, Workmen’s Circle president, which had asked if Butz had received any federally-funded research grants through the university.