Established in 1994, the Adelaide Institute
was formed from the former Truth Mission that was established in 1994 by Dr. Gerald Fredrick Töben
. The Adelaide Institute is a Holocaust denial
group in Australia
and is considered to be anti-Semitic
by some Australians and international human rights
groups. The group also advocates AIDS denialism
Supporters of the Institute have in the past been active in organisations such as Australians For Free Speech, which held a rally in 1994. The Institute has also been implicated in distributing Holocaust
denials through mainstream and alternative publications. Letters to the editor and talk radio appear to be the favourite means of disseminating the worldview of the Institute. Prior to the opening of the film Schindler's List
in Adelaide, members of the institute were implicated in distributing Holocaust denial pamphlets on the street and through the mail, apparently targeting those of Jewish background. Additionally, members of the Institute sent Holocaust denials to prominent Australian newspapers masquerading as objective movie reviews, some of which reached publication.
The Institute's stated goal is exposing "the Holocaust myth". The activity of the Institute seems to have declined since its initial burst of activity in the middle 1990s. The Institute does however still maintain a website on which statements on various issues are regularly posted.