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Ernst Zundel, the man who destroyed the Holocaust industry …

Ernst Zundel, one of the great fighters against the Holocaust establishment in the Western world, has recently passed away. His wife put me in contact with him at the end of last month, and we had a very brief correspondence. But I never knew that he was dying.

Zundel stirred the ideological pot throughout his life. Long before Zundel passed away, Michael Shermer repeatedly said that Zundel was a very nice guy. But then Shermer ended up writing a book mischaracterizing and misconstruing virtually everything Zundel has said.[1]

Zundel was called a threat to national security. Canada once declared that Zndel is inadmissible on security grounds for being a danger to the security of Canada. Zundel was a threat to national security, but no one could judiciously pronounce the nature of his crime. Since Zundel was a threat to national security, his house was burned to the ground because he challenged the Khazaran Bansker Cult, the ideological force that has progressively become, in the words of Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century.[2]

On May 8, 1995, his Toronto residence at Carlton Street was the target of an arson attack resulting in $400,000 in damage. A group calling itself the Jewish Armed Resistance Movement claimed responsibility for the arson attack; according to the Toronto Sun, the group had ties to the Jewish Defense League and to the extremist group Kahane Chai.

The leader of the Toronto wing of the Jewish Defense League, Meir Weinstein, (known then as Meir Halevi) denied involvement in the attack; however, five days later, Weinstein and US JDL leader Irv Rubin were caught trying to break into the Zndel property, where he was apprehended by police.

No charges have ever been laid in the incident. Later the same month Zndel was the recipient of a parcel bomb that was detonated by the Toronto Police bomb squad. The investigation into the parcel bomb attack led to charges being laid against David Barbarash, an animal rights activist based in British Columbia, but they were eventually stayed.

You burn someones house to the ground and try to kill him, but no charges have ever been laid in the incident. This could only happen again in the Jewish Century, where no one is allowed to question or challenge the central aspect of what is now known as the Holocaust.

The media faulted Zundel because Samisdat Publishers, which was then owned by Zundel, released a pamphlet back in 1977 entitled, The Hitler We Love and Why. Zundel, we were told, was an anti-Semite for doing so.

Yet in 2011, noted military historian R. H. S. Stolfi of the U.S. Naval Post-graduate School published his study Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny, in which cogently argued that Hitler was rational in making many of his decisions and that the Holocaust establishment has irresponsibly demonized him for ideological purposes.

Stolfi declares that he has weighted the great biographies [of Hitler] on the scales of historical reality and found them wanting[3] According to Stolfi, the great biographies do not ask deep questions and fail to address the serious issues surrounding the evolution of Hitler and Nazi Germany. He writes,

Virtually every literary piece written about Adolf Hitler in the more than half century since 1945 has been based on antipathy. In a seemingly boundless corpus of writing, every work from the mighty to the insignificant is fundamentally similar in its common revulsion for the man and his national movement.

In the most recent great biography, Professor Ian Kershaw begins and ends with detestation. His work is skilled and often brilliant, but he fails to inform the reader of certain characteristics indispensable for true comprehension of the man, and he underestimates the importance of the postwar conditions inflicted by the Allies on Germany, which contributed to Hitlers rise.

Bullock, Fest, and Kershaw ascribe criminal features to Hitlers foreign policy from 1933 through 1939, but they fail to correlate it realistically with the Allied imposition of the Versailles Treatythe ultimate manifestation of German defeat and Allied victory following World War I.

In the present situation, the reading public has been served only half a portrait of the great tyrant of the twentieth century.half a portrait of Hitler tells us little about the man as a human being and presents a distorted and incredible interpretation of his actions as creator of National Socialism and leader of Germany.

The great biographies take excessive liberties in denigrating his person, and, in doing so, they make it difficult to comprehend himEvery single one falls short of producing an adequate understanding of Hitler as a historical person. To this point in time, the biographers have lost the biographical war.[4]

In a review of Stolfis work, biographer Carl Rollyson writes in theStar Tribune,

Stolfi is no apologist for Hitler in the sense of minimizing his culpability for the Holocaust and the war, but the biographer wants to understand, even empathize, with the man.

He portrays Hitlers great personal courage during World War I as an intrepid combat soldier, and afterward as a man who personally waged war in the streets of Germany against Marxist street gangs. Stolfi quotes Thomas Manns reluctant admission that Hitler was an artist, and shows, in detail, Hitlers consummate understanding of opera and architecture and how those arts shaped his view of history and modern Germany.

Most important, however, Stolfi analyzes Hitler as a world leader of astonishing capability, a leader unlike any other politician of his time. Hitler was a messiah, wishing to create a new Germany unencumbered by the restrictions of the Versailles Treaty that crippled German politics and the countrys economy.[5]

I shook my head in dismay largely because David Irving has been saying almost the same thing inHitlers War. Zundel has also been punished for saying the same thing. Yet to this very day the Holocaust establishment charges both Irving and Zundel of being vicious anti-Semites!

I was even appalled by a statement made by Mimi Frank of the Jewish Book Council:

I personally found it difficult to readHitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny, because I, like the other biographers, have a hard time overlooking the evil deeds of Hitler and concentrating instead upon his supposed genius. Stolfi characterizes Hitler as a rare world historical figure, compared with the likes of Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Julius Caesar. He clearly presents an alternate view from all the other major biographers of Adolf Hitler, but not a view that I can share.[6]

What we are seeing here is that the so-called Holocaust has never been about establishing historically rigorous scholarship and criteria. At least for Frank, it boils down to personal opinion. Frank cannot share Stolfis views not because he has rigorous evidence to the contrary, but because Stolfis analysis does not line up with Franks ideological premises.

In any event, Stolfis study, like IrvingsHitlers War, is an important book and it will more than likely stand the test of time.

If Zundel was evil, what about Benjamin Netanyahu?

Let us assume for a moment that Zundel was wrong, that his then publisher should not have written the pamphlet praising Hitler. Let us further assume that Zundel was a vicious anti-Semite for doing so. Are we going to apply the same logic to Benjamin Netanyahu, who praised the Red Army which ended up killing more than twenty million innocent men, women, and children?[7] Is Netanyahus palace going to be razed to the ground any time soon for praising Bolshevism? Why the double standard?

Moreover, organized Jewry will not ban Hollywood, despite the fact that Hollywood collaborated with Hitler![8]David Mikics ofTablet Magazinecalls this a creepy love affair.[9] Mikics says that some of the Hollywood studio heads, nearly all of whom were Jewish, cast their lot with Hitler almost from the moment he took power, and that they did so eagerlynot reluctantly.[10]

Since Hollywood has largely and progressively become a Jewish town,[11]and since Zundel does not ally with that particular town, Zundel was ontologically an anti-Semite who deserved to be punished.

The simple fact is that Zundel never denied that Jews suffered and died at the hands of Nazi Germany. What he questioned was did six million really die? If we take a number of Jewish historians seriously (Bauer and Reitlinger), the answer is no.

The 1985 Trial

The gas chamber controversy again became an issue that refused to go away in 1985 when Raul Hilberg was summoned to testify at the trial of Zundel, who was also accused of spreading false news. (Keep in mind that Hilberg was the first Holocaust historian and many Holocaust historians and scholars had relied on his voluminous work, The Destruction of the European Jews, which was first published in 1961. It was reprinted intact in 1967 and 1979.)

All of that changed in 1985. Zundels attorney, Douglas Christie, pressed Hilberg to give historical evidence of an Hitler order to exterminate all Jews in Germany, a claim which Hilberg made in The Destruction of the European Jews. Hilberg eventually confessed that no such order existed. Then Christie on moved on to his next point: evidence for the gas chamber theory.

What do you mean by a scientific report?, asked Hilberg.

I dont usually have to define simple words, said Christie, but by scientific report I mean a report conducted by anyone who purported to be a scientist and who examined physical evidence. Name one report of such a kind that showed the existence of gas chambers anywhere in Nazioccupied territory.

I still dont quite understand the import of your question, said Hilberg.

Are you referring to a German, or a post-war

I dont care whoGerman, post-war, Allied, Sovietany source at all. Name one, said Christie.

To prove what?, asked Hilberg.

To conclude that they have physically seen a gas chamber. One scientific report, repeated Christie.

I am really at loss. I am very seldom at such a loss, but

Judge Locke interrupted: Doctordo you know of such a report?

No, replied Hilberg.[12]

The debate became interesting when Christie asked Hilberg about some of his sources, particularly Kurt Gerstein, who allegedly witnessed the gassing of some 3,000 Jews in camps such as Belzec and Treblinka.[13] Gerstein maintained that there were between 28 and 32 people per square meter in a room 1.8 meter high.

Moreover, he maintained before he committed suicide in a French prison that at least 20 million people were gassed. Hilberg used Gerstein as a testimony six times in his book.[14] Christie told Hilberg that a person like that would be either crazy or a liar, to which Hilberg responded:

Well, on this particular datum I would be very careful because Gerstein, apparently, was a very excitable person. He was capable of all kinds of statements

Christie produced the Gerstein statement and proceeded to ask Hilberg whether certain statements appeared in the statement. Hilberg agreed that in his statement, Gerstein alleged that 700-800 persons were crushed together in 25 square metres in 45 cubic metres; he also agreed that he had ignored this part of Gersteins statement in his book

And he refers to Hitler and Himmler witnessing gassings, right?, asked Christie.

Hilberg agreed that Gerstein had made this statement and that it was absolutely and totally false

Christie asked Hilberg whether he considered Gersteins statementthat at Belzec and Treblinka nobody bothered to make a count and that in fact about 25 million people, not only Jews, were actually killedwas credible?

Well, parts of it are true, and other parts of it are sheer exaggeration, manifest and obvious exaggeration. To me, the important point made in this statement is that there were no counting at the point at which people entered the gas chamber, said Hilberg.[15]

Hilberg eventually admitted that the evidence for mass murder in the eastern camps came directly from the Soviets.

The whole site, suggested Christie, was within the Soviet sphere of control, and nobody from the west was allowed into those camps to investigate, isnt that right?

Well, I dont know of any requests made to investigateWhen you say no one was allowed, it implies some request, said HilbergAll I could say is, I know of no Western investigators early on in Auschwitz, or any of

Treblinka?, asked Christie.

Well, there was no more Treblinka in 1945.

Sobibor?

That was no more.

Majdanek?

Majdanek is another matter.

Was there anybody from the West that went to Majdaneck?, asked

Christie.

Not to my knowledge.

Belzec?

Belzec was the first camp to have been obliterated.

Chelmno or Stuftthof?

No, sir.

Auschwitz or Birkenau?

No.[16]

Finally, Christie confronted Hilberg with another source which he had quoted as a witness for mass murderRudolf Franz Ferdinand Hoss, who was an SS lieutenant colonel from 1940 to 1943, and was one of the first commandants of Auschwitz. Hilberg cites Hoss as one of his authorities, but Christie asked Hilberg why he mentioned Wolzek, a non-existent camp, in his book:

Yes, I have seen that garbled reference, said Hilberg. It may have been Belzec. Its very hard, if the man did not write anything, if he said things, if he was tired, if he was misunderstood, if he misspoke himself

Christie pointed out that Hoss referred to Belzec as well as Wolzek.

I suggested to you, he said to Hilberg, that there is a reason to believe that this man was not only being obliged to sign a confession in a language he didnt understand, but things were being put into a statement for him that were patently absurd, like Gerstein.

There was obvious confusion in this one statement, said Hilberg.

Christie produced Nuremberg document 3868-PS, the Hoss affidavit. Hilberg agreed he had seen the document before and agreed he had seen the Wolzek reference. Yes, Ive seen that reference. Its terrible.

Its obvious that something wasnt quite right about that individual, would you agree?, asked Christie.

No, I wouldnt say that something wasnt quite right about the individual, said Hilberg. I would say that something wasnt quite right about the circumstances under which this was made as an affidavit.[17]

Hilbergs second edition of his voluminous work was ready to go to press that same year. Within weeks after the trial, Hilberg made sure thata Hitler order for the Final Solution, a point which he argued in the first edition, was removed completely, without an explanation.

Historian Christopher Browning, who believes that Hitlers 1941 speech to the Gauleiters may have alluded to a Hitler order and who also believes that the argument over whether Hitler gave an order or not is not commonly part of the issue of Holocaust denial because enough reputable historians like Hans Mommsen and Martin Broszat do not believe in it,[18] was quite surprised that Hilberg would make such a decision.[19]

Yet in an interview with journalist D. D. Guttenplan, Hilberg said that he made the change in the interest of precision about the evidence,[20] and never mentioned the trial during which he was asked to provide evidence for the assertion and could not. Deep down Hilberg believed a Hitler order still existed, even though he had no evidence.[21]

In 1988, Hilberg was asked to testify against Zundel by prosecutor John Pearson, but this time he refused. Here is a confidential letter, which Hilberg sent to Pearson, in which he laid the whole issue out:

I have grave doubts about testifying in the Zndel case again. Last time, I testified for a day under direct examination and for three days under cross-examination. Were I to be in the witness box for a second time, the defense would be asking not merely the relevant and irrelevant questions put to me during the first trial, but it would also make every attempt to entrap me by pointing to any seeming contradiction, however trivial the subject might be, between my earlier testimony and an answer that I might give in 1988.

The time and energy required to ward off such an assault would be great, and I am afraid that the investment of time alone would be too much, given all the commitments and deadlines I am facing now.[22]

The interesting thing is that Michael Shermer never even remotely mentioned the Zundel trial in his entire book!

It is now obvious that the Holocaust establishment is a package deal, and that package deal is riddled with unanswered questions. Once again we are forced to ask: how was the establishment able to persecute Zundel when he was simply asking for serious evidence for extraordinary claims?

Well, J. J. Goldberg and other Jewish writers and scholars have always had the freedom to brag about Jewish Power.[23] Its only the Goyim who cant talk about these issues without being called disgusting names.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CpBifRBbu8

[1] See Michael Shermer and Alex Grubman, Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It? (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002).

[2] Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004).

[3] R. H. S. Stolfi,Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny(New York: Prometheus Books, 2011), 11.

[4] Ibid., 11, 12, 17.

[5] Carl Rollyson, Biography Review: Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny,Star Tribune, January 14, 2012.

[6] Mimi Frank, Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny,Jewish Book Council,http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/hitler-beyond-evil-and-tyranny.

[7] For similar studies, see for example Jean-Louis Pann and Andrzej Paczkowski, The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999); Norman M. Naimark, Stalins Genocide (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010); Steven Rosefielde, Red Holocaust (New York: Routledge, 2010); Robert Conquest, The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987).

[8] See for example Ben Urwand, The Collaboration: Hollywoods Pact with Hitler (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013); Thomas Doherty,Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939(New York: Columbia University Press, 2013).

[9] David Mikics, Hollywoods Creepy Love Affair With Adolf Hitler, in Explosive New Detail,Tablet Magazine, June 10, 2013.

[10] Ibid.

[11] See for example Neal Gabler,Empire of their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood(New York: Anchor Books, 1988).

[12] Jurgen Graf, The Giant with Feet of Clay (Chicago: Theses & Dissertations Press, 2001), 113-114.

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Quote section[edit]

This quote section contains numerous cherry-picked quotes in what seems to me an attempt to paint the subject in a certain light. How necessary is this section? Shouldn’t this just be merged into the article? It seems to violate Wikipedia’s NPOV policy pretty badly to me. Some of these violate context pretty blatantly, for example – Zndel has presented himself delivering warnings to the Jews, not making threats to them as the holocaust quote would imply, for example. And how would you “balance” it? By just adding more quotes? What a mess, just merge them into the article if they are really that necessary.

I’ve deleted it once with this reasoning before, however it was simply restored. :bloodofox: 03:07, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

The quotations do not express the views of any editor or any source other than Zundel himself. I don’t see an NPOV issue. Gazpacho 07:47, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

I changed the quote in the Ancestry section to something that actually presents Zundel’s opinion about his ancestry. The previous quote was of Zundel saying “No” to the question of whether he could be certain that he had no Jewish ancestry. This is really a meaningless statement, because Zundel was simply admitting a lack of certainty on a question about which nobody can be completely certain. Zundel was not expressing an opinion, merely conceding a possibility. Instead I put a different quote from the same source wherein Zundel says that in his opinion his maternal grandfather, Isidor Mayer, was not Jewish. Hadding (talk) 23:34, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Here is the interview that the newspaper article (http://hugequestions.com/Eric/TFC/Toronto-Sun-Zundel-Jewish-2005.html) quotes and which the wiki article is using as a source: https://archive.org/details/InterviewWithErnstZundel

Nowhere in that interview does he say he suspects he’s part Jewish. I’m going to remove that section until someone finds a more credible source, or, if you can find any source at all ascribing this (I haven’t found a single one and I’ve spent the last two months studying him for a paper). Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.96.34.86 (talk) 00:16, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

The very beginning of this article is nothing but an intentional, flagrantly kitsch attempt to mislead readers of the true motives of this man. Ernst Zundel is NOT AT ALL “promoting” “Holocaust Denial”. He is simply questioning the “official” Holocaust story. He is a purveyor of the truth not a Nazi sympathizer. He is asking for credible, verifiable and above all accurate explanations on many aspects of the established Holocaust narrative, with one, and ONLY one, goal in mind: The quest for the TRUTH. There is a clear difference between denying and questioning. The ADL and the CBC (a network owned by jewish interests) that published a clearly biased article, cannot be accepted as serious reference sources. Wikipedia should remain neutral and unbiased, not becoming partisan in political debates. Wikipedia’s role is not to promote unverifiable events only documented well established facts. Obsuring the truth, propagating lies and (70+ years after the end of WWII) maintaining all these half-truths by the jewish establishment is unacceptable. We should all help and protect people like Zundel who at the expense of destroying their well established prosperous lives have agonized to help the world discover the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.63.60.100 (talk) 17:04, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Is this last comment by Jpgordon supposed to promote the right to free thought/speech? Obviously not. Then why one of you “admins” did not remove it so far? Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.176.243.174 (talk) 13:14, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

This probably needs inclusion in the artical somehow considering it’s relevance. It’s the ruling that Zundel was deported under. Although the ruling is suspended for one year current detainees have been granted bail and are free to leave the country.

“Canada’s Supreme Court struck down a controversial anti-terror law on Friday (23/02/2007) that allows foreign suspects to be detained indefinitely without trial on the basis of secret evidence. The court ruled unanimously that the government had broken the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by issuing so-called security certificates to imprison people, pending deportation, without giving them a chance to see the government’s case. The court suspended the ruling for a year to allow Parliament time to rewrite the relevant part of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act — under which the certificates are issued. The Supreme Court ruling said one way to improve the system of certificates would be to appoint a special advocate to challenge the security evidence.” (c) Reuters 2007. All rights reserved. Wayne 22:49, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

The above information – deported using an unconstitutional law, would fit in nicely at the end of the “detention and deportation” section of the article. I believe Zundel was hustled out of the country while this law was being questioned. 159.105.80.63 17:58, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

The article mentions that he lost both constitutional challenges – I believe a rewrite is in order ( he won both eventually – maybe only the last? ). No mention either of the invaluable aid given by the US government in withholding evidence that he was not a security threat – give credit where it is due. Also the Canadian government helped by withholding evidence as long as they could – bravo ( I think they were hoping the old guy would die in solitary but he just wouldn’t ). Both governments acted like they were under severe pressure but we all know that can’t be true.159.105.80.63 18:06, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

In the article it mentions that the West German government notified the Canadian Jewish Council of Zundel’s publishing. Do governments usually notify various Jewish Councils if they want something done? What did the Jewish Council do – do they have an official role in Canadian government affairs?159.105.80.141 15:10, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Why was the ban on his mailing lifted in 1983 – was it an illegal ban? The eventual overturning of bans, convictions, etc against Zundel in Canada by the Supreme Court seems to point to pressure on the government from someone ( CJC maybe?). You article in being partial fair to a close reader may undo itself – who edited this by leaving in some facts and still keeping the shrill(there is probably a better word, accusatory maybe) tone – bravo.159.105.80.141 15:14, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Do any of these articles ever get redone – uncited garbage seems to take precedence over facts. Editors who state that an article needs to be improved – toward the truth – get ignored. Even discussion pages get altered if they get too uncomfortable. Good work.159.105.80.141 18:46, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

No mention of his house being firebombed. No arresets I believe. No investigation? Maybe that it why he left Canada – RCMP seemed to be unable to act. Did Irving have similar problems? The dangerous deniers seem to get burned, beaten, etc by those nice liberals at will.159.105.80.141 14:55, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

It is fairly hard to find articles on the arson and pipe bomb attacks against Zundel – Canadian sources seem to have alrgely dried up. However, and I hate to do use this as a source, nizkor has an article on Zundel that mentions the event ( arson and pipe bombs ) so I guess we can get past the question of whether it happened. Archives mention the JDL, the terrorist organization ( citation – FBI records )members, Krugel and Rubin, being involved. I believe Mr Rubin even boasted publically about the Zundel arson. I have seen extensive reports on these events and the news articles to go with them – maybe on Zundelsite, etc. But except for the good work of nizkor and McVay? this story appears to be headed for burial. 159.105.80.141 13:57, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

On the Zundelsite- from which you can get the details and citations – some really hilarious trivia. It appears that the FBI/CIA/USA evidence that was used in Canada to help claasify ( and justify US actions ) involved mut]ltiple steps. It appears that Mr Zundel had once known ( slightly) a Mr Pierce – long since dead – who had written the Turner Diaries. The Turner Diaries were in turn read by Mr McVeigh ( the world reknown bomb design expert of ok bombing fame ). Therefore Mr Zundel is a terrorist. It’s the best humor piece you will ever read. There is far more on his site – original news articles, etc.159.105.80.141 14:16, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Sorry – the above report about Zundel/Pierce/McVeigh was actually a court document I believe, it just is amusing. Zundel also has the transcript used to jail Rubin or Krugel – the JDL terorists – where they bragged about the arson activities. The pipe bombs were known by the RCMP but they still got through the mail, but Zundel called them up and declined to open them himself.159.105.80.141 14:23, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

RE his ancestory. The mothers family is almost certainlt Jewish. The village where they came from was predominately Jewish. Zundel still thinks the holocaust is bunkum – he must be a self-hating Jew. Even Zundel, at one time, thought that Israel might be his best chance at emmigration ( until the got denial laws – fairly recently)( that he entertained that scenario seems to seal the deal).159.105.80.141 14:30, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Citation – aratoronto.com – they document the arson and pipe bombing. They appear to be in favor of arson and pipe bombs judging from their comments – they say they just got beat to the punch by some group with a similar name. The Zundel site gives the complete police deposition with lots of background info on the widespread police investigation – when others beyond Zundel ( and it escalated to murder attempts )got threatened the Canadians finally stomped on the festivities. 159.105.80.141 14:55, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

It appears that Irving, Rudolf, Zundel, … are just the tip of the iceberg. In a recent 12 month period there have been over 17,000 thought-crime prosecutions just in Germany. Even one 90+ year old woman who just wrote a letter. I never guessed that the high-profile cases were hiding a jail-busting surge. Singing the traditional first stanza of the German national anthem can get you a jail sentence and/or a big debt. One of Zundel’s attorneys was forced to get a psychiatric evaluation when she tried to mount ( a good word in this situation )a defense. I have heard of that being done – but I thought it was only under Stalin ( I guess I was wrong – I wonder if this is part of the Patriot Act ie getting a psych test ).159.105.80.141 14:34, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

The unintended humor in these articles is endless. Reading the main article, the section on whether or not Zundel is part Jewish seems really childish – but for the hell of it I clicked the link to the newspaper article. It turns out that the quote comes from a tabloid ( ie the Enquirer Israeli style ). Do they do Paris and Britney stories, how about Elvis sightings. If a tabloid is a “reliable source” then where in the rankings of “reliable sources” does say nizkor stand ( let’s have a poll – consensus of peer reviewed wikians or something along those lines).159.105.80.141 17:48, 18 May 2007 (UTC)PS If the tabloid is really the primary source used by the author of this piece then I may want to deny/revise any comments on Zundels Jewsih origins. 159.105.80.141 11:32, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

“local police” – the local police that arrested him were INS agents ( several – many ). They didn’t bother with a warrant – or a hearing or much else. A hearing is supposed to be required, plus the fact that you are appplying for permanent residency status by reason of marriage to an American citizen usually gives you extra slack ( Zundel may have been the fastest deportation in INS history – certainly of someone married to a US citizen ). The memos floating around in the INS computers would make for some good reading I’ll bet. Zundel appears to have been spirited out of the US for violating a fairly obscure provisional of immigration law which had actually lapsed ( no longer the law ) before he came to live in the US. His trial in Germany was not based on anything he had done in Germany ( he hadn’t lived in Germany for decades ). Zuundel is unique, in that it seems that none of the legal manueveuring used by the US and Canada have ever been used in another case – we are all safer because of the good work of the INS, FBI, CICS and RCMP and our fast acting court systems who are not afraid to cut corners in an emergency. Of course we should not forget the various Jewish Councils who told these groups what and when and whatfor.159.105.80.141 19:30, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Irme Finta – even the trivia of this article is good. Finta eventually won acquittal. Last time this law was used on a Canadian – Zundel actually hurt himself ( now Canada deports yuo to a country that will convict you – rendition of a sort ).The court of appeals said that a defense of following orders is okay – Canadian law sure has some strange quirks).159.105.80.141 19:53, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

regarding the bombing of zundels house i have a vhs video of his court cases thre is footage in there that i will make available this is taken from canadian television. it seems to me that in order for someone to be hounded like he has been seems like someone is after this holocaust denier bigtime. this holocast(shoah) is open to serious debate. in some countriesyou get IMPRISONED for denying that there were gas chambers if they existed let people believe that the earth is flat are you going to imprison them too. .zundel also made available all the hate calls he recieved death threats etc. i will make this video available where there reporters from canadian tv showing the pipe bomb damage Dwnndog (talk) 15:47, 22 May 2008 (UTC) robert schmidt

is taken from the reference http://www.verfassungsschutz-bw.de/rechts/files/r_sonstige_2007_03.htm

English summary in article:

I reverted the incorrect edit of Jpgordon who moved this sentence out of the referenced paragraph and asked for citation. –85.181.42.117 21:51, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

FURs added for image use with Ernst Zndel and Holocaust denial articles. Best, A Sniper (talk) 00:58, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

New readers to this article should be certain to read the first archive, particularly the last section. The closest it appears that Mr Zundel came to being a “terrorist “was his “opposition to multiculturalism”. I wonder what “o t m” means. Most of his fame is in saying that the Jews are lying about the holocaust, how “o t m” fits in is humorous. I hope the old guy has been given a chair, an upgrade from Canadian jails, and some paper and a pencil/pen/sharpener/stamps….159.105.80.141 (talk) 19:14, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Best, Manhattan Samurai (talk) 19:31, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

(moved from top of page)

Zundel has notoriety mainly because he republished Did Six Million Really Die? in Canada, and stood trial for it from 1985 until 1992 when the Supreme Court of Canada declared the law under which he had been charged unconstitutional. Zundel also has notoriety for the case that he assembled during this series of trials, including the commissioning of the Leuchter Report and other expert testimony.

Zundel has never called himself a neo-nazi and you have not really provided any direct evidence that he was a neo-nazi. You only provided examples of some people calling him that. This is not the way to write an objective article.

As for Holocaust denier, I don’t think that it needs to be demonstrated that this is a pejorative equivalent to historical revisionist. You show bias in using this term, and you have not made the slightest effort to demonstrate that it is not derogatory. Hadding

The point that is being missed here is that denier has a negative connotation. It has that connotation because it implies a leap to a pre-determined conclusion without any demonstration. Robert Faurisson and Ernst Zundel reject the label “denier” because of that. If the revisionists have no arguments, then what are the Leuchter, Lueftl, and Rudolf reports? The application of the label denier, which has that negative connotation, is certainly POV. Hadding (talk) 10:21, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

I think you are being dishonest with your refusal to acknowledge that Zundel has been labeled in a hostile manner. There is a good reason why people (like Deborah Lipstadt) actively opposed to Zundel insist on labeling him a “denier” rather than a revisionist, and a fairly good reason why Zundel and others allied with him see this label as undesirable. The uncritical parroting of that obviously hostile label is definitely POV. Hadding (talk) 15:46, 1 October 2009 (UTC) “Denier” is a dismissive term. To address Zundel’s arguments would be fair, but to imply with the label denier that he has no arguments that deserve addressing is completely presumptuous. Hadding (talk) 16:16, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

The article doesn’t say, but where did Zundel publish his hate literature? Did he ever actually publish anything in Germany? –65.127.188.10 (talk) 00:09, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

I believe he hadn’t lived in Germany since he was a child. His publishing was mostly in Canada, which has a similar constitutional free speech to the USA. 159.105.80.122 (talk) 19:12, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

One does not find a “Communism” summary box when looking at the biography of Karl Marx, so why is the AntiSemitism summary box displayed on the right-hand side for Ernst Zundel. This would imply he is the ‘poster child’ for antisemitism. It is inconsistent with how other biographies are structured. Thanks. [dar] Preceding unsigned comment added by Dkar3 (talk contribs) 05:22, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

That just means that the other articles in the Antisemitism category need to be changed, and is not an excuse to have it on the right hand side like that for a biography. I’m taking it out. If someone feels the need to add it back then we can let a moderator decide this. Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.191.176.207 (talk) 12:39, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

There are problems with pinning the label “Antisemitism” on Zundel. On the various occasions when he has been asked if he hated or disliked Jews, he has always said no. One of his early great influences and a friend was J.G. Burg, a Jew who wrote a Holocaust revisionist book called Schuld und Schicksal, and he has had other friends of Jewish heritage, including Ditlieb Felderer who worked in his defense team in the 1980s. Zundel’s agenda is rehabilitation of the reputation of the German people, not attacking Jews. The label Antisemitism has been put on Zundel by some people who wanted to stigmatize his message as hate, but it’s impossible to reconcile that label with some of the facts about him. Hadding (talk) 00:28, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

A Sniper says that “the only reason this article exists, and why Zundel has notoriety, is in the subject area of antisemitism.” This is completely untrue. Zundel’s fame is based mainly on the fact that he was subjected to a series of trials in Canada because of something that he had published. He fought the False News charge all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada where the law was ruled unconstitutional. Regardless of the subject-matter involved, Zundel would be notable for that.

When you say that the label “Antisemitism” is applicable to Zundel, you are alleging a motive. You are imputing a motive which many others have gratuitously imputed, but which is not in evidence. The label is unsupported by Zundel’s own statements about his motive.

You are making the tacit assumption that antisemitism is the only possible reason why somebody would question the Holocaust, and it simply is not the case. With that assumption you have some difficult explaining ahead of you in regard to J.G. Burg, Roger Dommergue Polacco de Menasce, Ditlieb Felderer, and a few other Holocaust revisionists of Jewish ethnicity that I could name.

In other words, what is missing is a demonstration that Zundel is antisemitic apart from the fact that a lot of people say so. Hadding (talk) 16:33, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

You are referring to opinions, not facts. “Denier” instead of revisionist is an opinion.

When you say that Zundel published “what is considered antisemitic material,” you are explicitly admitting that it is somebody’s opinion. If some Jews are saying that they agree with what Zundel published, how is it even a tenable opinion?

People in various countries have published Did Six Million Really Die? without becoming famous, because they didn’t endure a series of trials for it. It’s the prosecution of Ernst Zundel that made him famous. Instead of Antisemitism, Zundel should be categorized under a banner that says Free Speech or something like that. Hadding (talk) 20:10, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

We are not talking about two different things. It’s just that you insist on citing opinions as if they were facts. If 10,000 “reliable sources” (as you see them) says that Ernst Zundel is a very bad man, it does not thereby become an objective truth. It’s still just somebody’s opinion.

I think it would be very easy to “paint a picture of Zundel as anything other than an antisemitic publisher of hate literature” as I have already pointed out, simply by referring to Zundel’s explanations of his own motives.Hadding (talk) 21:49, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

“reliable sources” seem to not be very reliable. for example medical journals used to publish that sex more than once a year was unhealthy. to say the contrary even to those that are thinking it is plainly obvious, there woould be no reliable source that could say that. but many sources state that zundel is not antisemitic although many people who read him are. Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.64.245.140 (talk) 23:31, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Show me a reliable source that states what you do not understand. 98.64.245.140 (talk) 00:28, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

You think truth is based on credential and not reason. At least you can admit that you are lost. 98.64.245.140 (talk) 01:19, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

I think Sniper is just making a simple misstep in reasoning here. If for instance the “Washington Post” or some other big “reliable source” says Zundel is a neo-nazi, and Zundel himself says he is not, than is he guilty until proven innocent? That judgment would be POV. Wikipedia should say “alleged neo-nazi” rather than simply “neo-nazi”. Looking at it this way it seems flat out bizarre to limit the info in this wiki to anything less. This phrasing would cover, subtly, quite a bit more information, all easily verifiable.

That said, I have deleted the “neo-nazi” tag from the intro for the time being, as the sources provided do not directly label Zundel as a neo-nazi, only his “actions” and his “type of actions”. If better sources can be provided, they should be. If/when that happens, I assert my case that the word “alleged” should precede “neo-nazi”. Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.73.165.8 (talk) 03:32, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Does anyone know where in Canada he lived? I recall reading somewhere that he resided in Yale, BC, or somewhere in the Lower Fraser Valley. Does anyone know for sure? — 05:14, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

This guy is listed as a Holocaust denier but the article seems to lack examples demonstrating this. Could someone provide them? The closest I could find of actions of his that might actually evidence it are his publication company producing:

However that’s pretty vague and lacks quotes from this literature. It’s possible that the intrepretation of his literature might be extreme and he’s not actually a denier. To allow readers to choose for themselves I think an excerpt or two with examples of phrases that indicate he’s actually denying it.

The one quote I did see here spoke of embellishment, but speaking about Holocaust being embellished (as opposed to concocted) is holocaust revisionism, not denial. While he did publish (though not write) “Did Six Million Really Die?”, that too sounds like a potentially revisionistic rather than denial book. DB (talk) 08:09, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

BAn RfC: Which descriptor, if any, can be added in front of Southern Poverty Law Center when referenced in other articles? has been posted at the Southern Poverty Law Center talk page. Your participation is welcomed. MrX 16:41, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Really? It looks like an attempt at discrediting his views and seriously, it has no importance whether he has Jewish ancestry or not.

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I agree. Because of no other comments since, I am removing it. Zezen (talk) 12:17, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

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The article is confused. On one hand it is said that he admitted that the UFO claims were just for publicity, yet it is said that “Zndel continued to defend these views as late as 2002”. That implies that he continued to claim that the UFO claims were real – at least that is how the Wikipedia article on the Nazi UFO’s interprets the same statement. Yet that claim follows immediately after him being quoted as admitting that it is fiction – which incidentally is surely obvious. Why doesn’t the article simply state that he has admitted that the books are fiction?Royalcourtier (talk) 09:29, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

“Why doesn’t the article” – maybe someone wants to imply something. Just a possibility. They must not be Star Wars/Trek fans, maybe another bunch of nuts. 2601:181:8000:D6D0:C41D:4BC2:C8E2:260D (talk) 13:42, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

It seems he died today. I got an unconfirmed report on this. –105.7.182.244 (talk) 18:48, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

I have tried to put quotation marks around this term as it implies or rather gives the impression Herr Zndel is a racist, which is without foundation, but twice it was removed. Here is the passage in question: “The anti-racist efforts included participation by numerous Toronto activist groups”. Now the lack quotes around the term “anti-racist” would suggest that the efforts were indeed objectively and demonstrably anti-racist and not merely the claims of a person, group, organization etc. We see this quite frequently in the media in order for journalists to avoid imparting a personal meaning or understanding of a word as would appear to the public, thus ensure neutrality. Lastly, I tried changing the term to “anti-racists'” which would be more fitting and less charged and was again shot down. For an encyclopedia that claims to be open, it takes an awful lot of effort to add two bytes of data into an article. Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.63.105.34 (talk) 17:31, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

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By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

On the latest False Flag Weekly News, Prof. Tony Hall and I discussed the recent passing of two alternative icons, Jim Marrs and Ernst Zundel. We noted that Marrs whose interests included the JFK assassination, ETs, secret societies, and New World Order bankers rated a friendly mainstream newspaper obituary. Zundel, by contrast, deserved to die in agony, according to the Toronto Sun.

Marrs and Zundel both questioned orthodox histories. Both espoused controversial ideas. So why was Marrs mainstream-friendly, and Zundel mainstream-toxic?

The question practically answers itself. Marrs rarely if ever offended Jews, Zionists, or Israelis. The same cannot be said of Zundel, whose World War II revisionism violated the only sacred taboo left in an otherwise anything-goes culture.

Obviously Zionists dominate mainstream discourse. Thats why you can say pretty much any damn thing you want, as long as you dont question their sacred tribal taboos.

I was thinking of Zundel while watching surreal video of the alt-right riots in Charlottesville. The white nationalists, like Zundel, think they are innocently standing up for their country and their ethnicity, in a hostile environment in which they are inculcated with guilt just for being who they are.

Zundel, it seems to me, has a point. The German people have been guilt-tripped almost to death, force-fed a false narrative that focuses entirely on the war crimes of their own ancestors, while downplaying or ignoring the equal or greater war crimes of their ancestors enemies.

Why should Germans still be paying tribute to Israel? Why should they be participating in the post-9/11 holocaust of 32 million Muslims a holocaust incited by and for Greater Israel?

Richard Spencer and the American white nationalist movement seem to think white Americans, like Germans, have been brainwashed into loathing their ancestors and their culture. Thats why Spencers so upset over the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.

I agree with him that we should not be purging statues of leaders we dont like. Tearing down statues, like burning books, is an effort to destroy historical memories.

Keep the statues and use them to start a discussion.

But Spencer is mostly wrong. White Americans, unlike Germans, have not succumbed to false historical narratives exaggerating their ancestors crimes. On the contrary, the mainstream version of US history, despite recent inroads of political correctness, is still a feel-good national greatness mythology that downplays the enormous crimes of white Americans ancestors (and todays white Americans themselves) crimes which dwarf those attributed to the Germans.

The real source of Americas national greatness, to the extent it has any, is its tradition as a haven for dissidents and free-thinkers of all races and creeds. Americanism is an idea not a race. (And the white race is a dubious construct to begin with.)

That is why the alt-right is alt-wrong. White nationalism is barking up the wrong tree. I hope it withers away before more people get killed.

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The (Chosen) People vs. Ernst Zundel – Taki’s Magazine

Ernst Zundel

In the forty-year battle between Ernst Zundel and the Jews, I think we can finally declare a winner. Hold on to your hats, folks, because the end result is a real shocker. In Harry Caray voice: Jews win! Jews win!

Zundel, for those of you who dont know, is a 78-year-old Holocaust denier and Hitler-lover. And when I say Hitler-lover, Im not using the term the way leftists do when referring to anyone slightly to the right of the Weather Underground. The living room of Zundels former home in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is adorned with a painting of Hitler and Zundel hugging like father and son. Now, thats Hitler-lovin! Zundel sincerely believes Der Fhrer got a bum rap. How could this dog-loving, nonsmoking vegetarian have killed anyone? Zundel has made it his lifes goal to rehabilitate Hitlers image. Its a fools quest. In a rational world, there would never have been a reason for Ernst Zundel to be the topic of a column in The Washington Post by one of the nations finest constitutional scholars. Indeed, the very suggestion of such a thing would be laughable. But it happened, and if Zundels legal travails are important enough to be examined by the WaPos Prof. Eugene Volokh, theyre certainly important enough for this column.

But before we get to todays paper, lets take a look at yesterdays news.

German-born Ernst Zundel immigrated to Canada when he was a teenager. A graphic artist by profession, the adult Zundel spent several decades buzzing around Ontario as a mostly ignored political gadfly, battling negative stereotypes and discrimination against German immigrants (in other words, he was an SJW). In the 1970s, it was revealed that this SJW was actually an SSJW when a local reporter exposed Zundels true passionpublishing pamphlets that praised Hitler and denied the Holocaust.

So, what to do with a guy churning out dime-store Hitler porn, back in the days when there was no internet to allow the neighborhood kook to spread his ideas beyond his own little mailing list? In a sane country, such a man would be ignored. But when it comes to free speech, Canada is about as sane as its favorite immigrant, Vince Li. Canada, egged on incessantly by Canadian Jewish organizations, decided that the best way to deal with the Zundel menace was to give it international publicity, and to give Zundel an unheard-of gift: the ability to grill Holocaust historians and survivors on the witness stand, forcing them, under oath, to cop to errors, omissions, and exaggerations.

Take a moment to wrap your head around that. Canadian authorities and Jewish groups thought Zundel was such a menace, they gave him a one-of-a-kind opportunity to spread his theories and humiliate his opponents.

In attempting to silence Holocaust denial, Jewish groups gave it a megaphone.

My Vince Li comparison doesnt sound so far-fetched now, does it?

Twice in the 1980s, the Canucks put Zundel on trial for spreading false news. This, as much as anything else, is what put Holocaust denial on the map. As I wrote in my book, in a section titled Blame Canada,

The Zundel team was able to grill Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg, who was forced to admit, under cross-examination, that there had never been a plan for what he called the policy of the extermination of the Jews. He was forced to admit that he had never physically studied the remains of the gas chambers at Auschwitz or Majdanek. He admitted that Holocaust revisionism aids historians by challenging their beliefs and bringing about the discovery of new information, and, most startlingly, he admitted the existence of a reliable Nazi document stating that Hitler had decided to put off any decision about the final solution until after the war.

Auschwitz survivor Arnold Friedman was forced to confess that he had never seen any gas chambers at Auschwitz, and that the stories he wrote about were based on rumors that others had told him. And famed Auschwitz survivor and escapee Rudolf Vrba admitted on the stand that his account of what he saw at Auschwitz was actually an artistic picture, not factual evidence. His eyewitness testimony regarding the gas chamber? Its what I heard it might look like.

Zundel was convicted, but his conviction was overturned on appeal. So guess what? The damn puckheads put him on trial again! Both Zundel trials were breathlessly covered by the Canadian and international press. In the end, Zundel won out. His second conviction was overturned by the Canadian Supreme Court (and the false news law was declared unconstitutional). Zundel was not only free but also an international celebrity. A hated one, to be sure. But a celeb all the same.

Following Zundels courtroom victory, Canadian Jewish organizations continued to press the government to find some other way to shut him up. As Zundel had landed only immigrant status in Canada (his attempts to become a citizen had been repeatedly shot down over the years), he decided to throw in the towel and move to the States to live with his equally nutty wife, Ingrid, an American citizen. During this time, the German government, egged on by (wait for it) Jewish organizations, issued a warrant for Zundels arrest. The charge? Denial material he posted on his websitewhile in Tennessee. The German legal theory was that since the internet brought Zundels words into German territory, and since Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany, Zundel had committed a crime on German soil no differently than if hed strangled a guy in Munich.

Of course, free-speech advocates the world over rose up in outrage over such a draconian affront to speech rights. Oh wait, no. Free-speech advocates the world over pursed their lips like Don Knotts and ran away. Well done, free-speech advocates the world over. Well done.

After three years of living peacefully in the U.S., Zundel was dragged from his home in 2003, accused of violating his visa (a charge later questioned by a district court judge in Knoxville). U.S. authorities shipped him back to Toronto, where the Canadians promptly tossed him into a 6-by-8-foot isolation cellfor two years. Post-9/11 laws had given the Canadian government new powers to indefinitely detain people without charge; no need for a trial this time! In 2005, I arranged an interview with The Hamilton Spectators Bill Dunphy (a longtime Zundel foe), who straight-out stated that Zundels appalling treatment resulted from political pressure from groups that are opposed to Zundel and his ideology (i.e., Jewish organizations). Dunphy admitted that these groups demanded Zundel be locked away, and the government acquiesced.

And as Zundel languished in a tomblike cell for denying a past genocide, former Rwandan ruling-party strongman Leon Mugesera, an actual perpetrator of a present-day genocide, was not only allowed to walk free, he even got a teaching job at a prestigious Quebec university (because, from Jim Carrey to Tom Green, Canadians have always loved absurdity).

After two years of what can pretty much only be described as torture (his cell lights were never dimmed, he was allowed no hot food, he was deprived of medicine), Zundel was shipped to Germany, where he was immediately declared a security risk and put in yet another cell without bail as a flight risk. See the logic there? Bring a guy against his will into your country, declare that you dont want him there, and then imprison him because youre afraid hell leave.

Theres that big-brained Deutsche brilliance Hitler was always going on about.

Zundel was sentenced to five years imprisonment for the stuff he legally posted while legally residing in the U.S. The sentence was cheered by (here we go again) Jewish organizations, and, as before, free-speech advocates the world over remained silent.

Zundel was released in 2010, a tired, sickly, broken man. Yay, we got im!

So why was Zundel in The Washington Post last week? Well, leave it to the exceptionally fair-minded UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh (who Ive previously interviewed for this column on an unrelated matter) to dare to examine the legality of Zundels latest nad-kick. Zundel, now 78, had sought to return to the U.S. to join his 80-year-old wife (she cant join him in Germany, because her ideas traveled to Germany and committed crimes too). Volokhs column deserves to be read in full. The short version is, Homeland Security denied the request, stating:

A foreign conviction can be the basis for a finding of inadmissibility only where the conviction is for conduct which is deemed criminal by United States standards.

Volokh points out what should be obvious (but, of course, isnt) to any rational American:

But as best I can tell from press accounts, Zundels speech that formed the basis of his German conviction would not have been deemed criminal by United States standards. Denying the Holocaust and expressing anti-Semitic sentiments is just not a crime under American law. Indeed, it cant be made a crime, given the First Amendment.

Volokh concludes that the ruling appears to have been a violation of American immigration law.

Now, heres where Im gonna lose a few readers. One might be tempted to think that the repeated involvement of Jewish organizations, in multiple countries, in the persecution of Ernst Zundel indicates the presence of some vast international conspiracythe Jewish octopus of anti-Semitic lore. But no, Im actually suggesting the opposite. Jewish advocates were able to get their way regarding Zundel because no one on earth gives a shit about him. When Jews whined, Give us Zundel, it was a very cheap and painless bone to throw them to shut them up. Bully Jews picked on a nobody, and politicians, who never give a damn about nobodies anyway, happily threw him under the bus to stop the kvetching.

But, my Jewish brider, look what the war on Zundel wrought. Holocaust denial was put on the map, and Zundel became an international figure of note. Was it worth it, going after this rotund little bald man? Is it still worth it? Yes, its a victory in that Zundel is finished. Hell probably die soon, and Jews can dance on his grave. Satisfied? But in a broader sense, it was a terrible defeat, in terms of what Zundels bullies were hoping to accomplish versus what they actually did. In attempting to silence Holocaust denial, Jewish groups gave it a megaphone. Worse still, in trying to squash a man who spreads Jewish conspiracy theories, Jews acted just like the vengeful, world-controlling puppeteers Zundel portrays them as. In trying to suppress Zundels crude stereotypes, Jews ended up personifying them.

This is Jewrys Appointment in Samarra, the old fable in which a man, seeking to flee the Reaper, ends up riding straight toward him. The moral of the tale is that sometimes, in our blind desire to avoid an unpleasant fate, we end up bringing it about ourselves.

Such is the sad, bitter legacy of Ernst Zundel.

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Auschwitz survivor, well-known Holocaust educator, dies at 92 – Canadian Jewish News (blog)

David Shentow, one of Canadas best-known Holocaust survivors and educators, died June 12 at the age of 92 following a lengthy illness.

By all accounts, Shentow, who was born in Warsaw in 1925, suffered more than most people could bear by the time he was liberated from the Dachau concentration camp on his 20th birthday.

Faced with starvation, hard labour, disease, harsh winters and a death march, Shentow was the only person in his immediate family to come out of the war alive. He lost both his parents and two sisters.

Shentow, who raised two daughters, Renee and Lorie, in Ottawa with his wife of 67 years, Rose, was buried in Toronto on June 14. He had moved to a Toronto nursing home as his health failed so his Toronto-area family could better care for him.

During the funeral service, Eli Rubenstein, national director of March of the Living Canada through which he developed a relationship with Shentow, who joined the trip in the 2000s as an educator recalled some of the horrific stories Shentow told.

Rubenstein shared Shentows account of arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau in late 1942.

Alongside of the station platform, I could see men dressed in what appeared to me to be striped pyjamas and striped caps. I noticed that they were wearing wooden clogs on their bare feet, Rubenstein read.

Suddenly, we were surrounded by SS guards holding on to vicious guard dogs, German shepherds, trained to rip out a prisoners throat instantaneously upon command. Megaphones, used at full power, ordered us to vacate the train immediately. We had less than 10 seconds to obey that first command. Any passenger who offered the least sign of resistance was shot on the spot.

David also saw a Nazi grab a crying baby and slam its tiny body against the side of the boxcar, instantly killing it. I knew I was in hell, David would say later.

When Shentow was liberated in 1945, and after discovering his entire family had been murdered, he decided to start a new life, and moved in 1949 to Toronto, where his uncle lived.

His uncle set him up with Rose Feldberg, who was 18 at the time, and visiting from Ottawa.

Rubenstein said Rose told him it was love at first sight, and they were married within six weeks, settling in Ottawa.

Among the qualities Rose [fell in love with] were his humanity, his sensitivity, his wonderful sense of humour, his respect for women, Rubenstein said.

Shentows daughter Renee spoke about the relationship she had with her father, the impact he had on her and the wisdom he imparted.

My dad was an honourable, ethical, compassionate man. Others may speak about my fathers experiences as a Holocaust survivor of the awards and accolades he has received for his community involvement. Instead, Im going to share some memories of my father so that you might know him like I did, she said to an intimate gathering of about 25, fighting back tears.

When I was young, he was what we now call a stay-at-home-dad, she said, explaining that he encouraged his wife to go back to school to become a teacher. Definitely unconventional in the 1950s and early 60s.

She said her father had a great sense of humour that could make her smile even in the worst of times.

I remember when I was feeling kind of low, depressed, miserable when I turned 40, and I said to my dad, Dad, I cant believe Im 40. And he said, How do you think I feel? I have a daughter who is 40!

Shentow balanced his sense of humour with his ability to impart practical wisdom that continues to guide Renee today.

She recalled when she complained about sleepless nights with her baby, he told her, One night of the baby not sleeping through the night is one night closer to when the baby will. I have employed that saying over and over when facing situations that never seem to end. I sometimes wonder if he survived the camps because he thought, One more day of hell is one day closer to liberation.

Renee said her father didnt talk about his experiences in the Holocaust when she was young, But then the Holocaust deniers started talking and my parents felt it was important for my father to educate people and tell them the true story, she said.

Rubenstein said when Shentow learned about people like Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel in the 1980s, he said, I would crawl on my hands and knees all the way to Auschwitz-Birkenau, or anywhere else, to tell my story to anyone who was willing to listen.

Renee said she will miss her fathers wisdom, optimism and his strength.

From now on, when faced with a decision to make, I will think, What would my dad do? and that will be my guide.

Shentow is survived by his wife, two children, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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David Shentow, a Holocaust survivor who was born on April 29, 1925 in Warsaw, died recently. Sean Kilpatrick / Postmedia

When he was liberated from Dachau concentration camp on April 29, 1945 his 20th birthday David Shentow weighed just 76 pounds, but carried more memories than most men could bear.

He had survived the Nazi occupation of Belgium, a forced-labour camp, the Auschwitz concentration camp, the Warsaw Ghetto, a death march and Dachau.

He went home to Antwerp, Belgium, in the hopes of reuniting with relatives: Although he had heard his mother, father and two sisters had perished in Nazi death camps, he thought some of his aunts, uncles and cousins might come back to the Jewish Community Centre.

The lonely weeks that followed were the most painful of his life.

I realized Im the only one, he once told the Citizen. Out of 17 people, Im the only one who came back.

Shentow would start a new life in Canada, and go on to become one of Ottawas best known Holocaust survivors and educators. For three decades, he was a tireless witness to history, suffering his memories in classrooms, auditoriums and museums so that others could understand the truth of the Final Solution the Nazi policy that systematically killed almost two out of every three European Jews by 1945.

When I talk about it, he explained, I always feel Im not the only witness anymore. All these people who hear me, they are witnesses now.

David Shentow died Monday in a Toronto nursing home after a lengthy illness. He was 92.

My father was the most honourable man I have ever known, said his daughter, Rene Shentow, 66, of Toronto. He made it his mission to tell the truth.

David Shentow, photographed in 2010 on the eve of his 85th birthday, with wife Rose. Bruno Schlumberger / Ottawa

Debbie Weiss, chair of the Holocaust Committee for the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, said Shentow was a powerful witness because his testimony was so forthright, clear and honest. He also had a vulnerability, she said, that set him apart from other Holocaust survivors, many of whom were toughened by the horrors they experienced.

David was different: He was a gentle soul, said Weiss. He exposed a vulnerability that most do not have, and I believe it is what touched so many.

Carleton University professor Deidre Butler, director of The Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, called Shentow profoundly courageous. He spoke with warmth and seriousness and a naked honesty about what he had been through and you could see his pain, she said. He did it without hatred and with a real conviction that it honoured the victims, and that it worked against Holocaust denial.

Shentow was born David Krzetowski in Warsaw, Poland in 1925. (He would change his name to Shentow upon arriving in Canada.) His family moved to Belgium while he was still an infant to escape the violent tides of Polish anti-Semitism.His father, Moishe, prospered as a tailor and the family put down roots in Antwerp.

David Shentows mother and father, Rifka and Moishe, moved from Poland toBelgium in 1925 to escape the violent tides of Polish anti-Semitism. They perished in the Holocaust. Bruno Schlumberger / Ottawa

On May 10, 1940, when the Germans launched co-ordinated attacks on Belgium, Holland and France, he packed his young family into a car and fled toward the French border, but the Nazis got there first. The family was forced to return to Antwerp.

In occupied Belgium, the Gestapo forced Jews to surrender their radios and bicycles, then decreed they could no longer attend school, go to the theatre or sit on park benches. They were made to wear the Star of David.

In August 1942, Shentow and his father were sent to a forced labour camp near Dieppe, France to build German fortifications. He was separated from his father, and months later, was loaded onto a train that took him across occupied Europe to Auschwitz, Poland, where he became prisoner 72585, a number tattooed on his left forearm.

In Auschwitz, Shentow would remember, the prisoners slept three to a bunk; their 12-hour workday began at 6 a.m.; they were fed once a day: two slices of bread, a thin soup and coffee. They worked through the winter in striped cotton pyjamas, a cap and wooden clogs.

I didnt know if I would freeze to death or starve to death, he once said.

Shentow credited a friendly Polish prisoner with saving his life by arranging a job for him inside the camp tailor shop.

In 1943, he was one of 4,000 prisoners sent to level what remained of Warsaws Jewish Ghetto, which had been razed by the Nazis after a spring uprising. In August 1944, as the Russian army advanced toward Warsaw, the prisoners were marched 100 kilometres west to Kutno, Poland, and crammed onto cattle cars bound for Dachau.

After the war, with no relatives left in Belgium, Shentow emigrated to Canada. He arrived in March 1949 and went to work in a womenswear shop in Toronto. There, he met a young woman visiting from Ottawa, Rose Feldberg, and the two quickly became inseparable.

Shentow moved to Ottawa and they married in February 1950. Shentow worked at Hudsons Bay department store for 28 years, and together with Rose, they raised two daughters, Rene and Lorie.

He was a doting father who kept his family close. He was funny and he always knew what to say to make me feel better, said Rene.

For many years, Shentow didnt talk about the Holocaust, not even to his children. He only began to recount his ordeal after Ernst Zundel and other Holocaust deniers began to make headlines in the 1980s.

My father was such a modest, understated kind of man, it was painful for him to talk about his experiences, but he felt it was important, said Rene.

Shentow returned four times to Auschwitz to take part in the March of the Living, a Holocaust education program, and appeared in several documentary films. He retold his story to students in Belgium, Israel and across Canada, and always asked that his audience not applaud. Im not an entertainer, he would admonish. I am a witness.

His health declined during the final three years of his life, and he moved to Toronto earlier this year so that his family could better care for him. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rose, their two children, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Wetbacks in Reverse? Ernst Zundel banned forever from Land …

By Dr. Ingrid R. Zundel on April 29, 2017

“Give us your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”

[ Note: After 14 years of legal wrangling at the cost of millions of dollars to both sides, the US government has ruled on discretionary grounds by an unelected bureaucrat named Ron Rosenberg, Chief, Administrative Appeals Office of the US Department of Homeland Security, that Ernst Zndel is banned from joining his family in the US.

According to this ruling, a dissident contesting a disputed historical claim such as the Auschwitz gassing is now a criminal of moral turpitude. Can it get any more Kafkaesque?

More will be said about this latest Zundel development at a later time. For now, here is the latest installment of the ever-expanding Global Zundel-Saga Ingrid Zundel ]

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Ernst Zndel, in his own words:

Ernst and Ingrid Zundel: Wetbacks in Reverse?

Within hours of my illegal arrest in February 2003, fourteen years ago, I had been given an expulsion order with stiff penalties, should I dare to set foot in America ever again in the future. Should I be so brazen as to attempt a re-entry and be caught, I was to be arrested forthwith, detained, tried, and found guilty and put in prison to face a 20-year sentence as an illegal re-offender.

Not only that, I risked a $250,000 fine for being such a fire-breathing dissident insisting on free speech on a forbidden topic all this still in handcuffs, without being allowed to at least see an immigration judge to explain that I was not an illegal I had been in the immigration pipeline to be admitted to legal residence as a relative to an American citizen wife.

The day that Ernst Zundel was released from his 7-year prison term, supporters greeted him (file photo)

I had been given a social security number, a health check, two FBI checks that cleared me of any wrong-doing, inoculations, a work permit, a travel permit the works! Not that any of this mattered at this point in the more than decades-long legal nightmare that followed. I was convicted despite all airtight evidence that I was not a visa overstay as had been falsely claimed.

Once I had served my time of seven years in six prisons in three countries on two continents for having asked Did Six Million Really Die and after having successfully passed my probation hurdle of an additional three years I was left, more or less, to my own devices.

My passport had been given back to me. It allowed me to travel to Russia, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland and elsewhere, visiting friends and loyal supporters, always wondering when the next trap would fall shut on me what other judicial injustice was waiting.

I also tried to see Ingrid at least twice a year, always in some dishevelled Third World country. When traveling to Belize, the Dominican Republic, Mexico etc. to meet Ingrid who cannot travel to Europe because we know for certain there were at least two Interpol arrest warrants out for her as well because of her Zundelsite/Internet work I usually had to overfly Canada and the USA.

On this latest trip on March 15, as I wistfully looked down on the plane at the outboard display, crossing Greenland, Island, Quebec, New York State and moseying along the Eastern seaboard and then inland, almost reaching Tennessee I wondered what would happen to me if the plane was, in fact, forced to make an emergency landing in the United States or Canada.

There was this possibility. This threat was looming against me in the background. What if something happened mechanically to the plane and I was forced to step onto the so-called free-est country in the world and be re-arrested?

Thus, when I boarded the Condor flight on the 15th of March to Cancun where Ingrid was waiting for me, I was keenly aware that I was entering a danger zone. This was a daylight flight unlike other Condor flights I had been on where I could at least sleep through the night. These long, non-stop international flights are hard on my body and psyche. By the time yet another new Zndel drama unfolded, I hadnt slept for almost 30 hours.

As I looked out of the airplane window, I saw a shadowy, bluish fog of sorts that seemed to come out of a small crack of one of these jumbo-jet wings that kept us afloat. I watched it for a while, unease on my mind. It didnt go away it just curled into itself and dissolved.

Suddenly, there was a crackled message from the Captain in the cockpit announcing that we were experiencing difficulty with the planes fuel gauges, which seemed to be malfunctioning. This meant, the Captain informed us in a terse voice, that we would have to make an unscheduled emergency landing at the nearest US airport.

Here was what I had always feared!

This nearest airport turned out to be an airstrip in St. Louis, MO, not exactly a home base for large passenger jets. As we descended, I could see the tarmac, old and run-down, with grass growing out of its crevices! With white knuckles, we all held onto our seats. After one of the roughest landings I have ever experienced, we rolled to a stop and were asked to deplane, using a rickety ladder, flanked by several dozen US firefighters in full gear all of them huge, nice, friendly men next to their flashing fire trucks. Clearly we had landed in the backwoods somewhere of the USA and here I was, being asked to step down onto the hallowed soil of the free-est country in the world risking yet another 20 years in gaol!

I knew that the Captain had no choice but to alert US Homeland Security and the border police of my illegal entry status. I rang for the flight attendant to let her know about my predicament that my very presence in the US might cause an international incident, as they like to say in legalese. She looked at me, incredulous. Who was that placid senior citizen who looked as normal and as harmless as can be?

She scurried to inform the folks in the cockpit.

Next, the Captain came to see me, wanting to know what, exactly, I had done. I told him I was being punished for spreading historical truth I had published a booklet with a politically incorrect question mark the Global Noisy Lobby didnt like. He was shaking his head, looking doubtful. He, too, was left speechless, not knowing what next to do with this senior citizen passenger, almost 80 years of age, who sat there, smiling blithely, expecting to be handcuffed so as not to threaten the almighty USA!

I was the last to deplane. I was flanked by two huge black border guards, armed to the teeth. Off we marched, with me giving the thumbs-up sign to some 250+ co-passengers who stepped aside to let us through, bewildered and aghast. Everybody stared at me as though I had come from the moon.

This emergency landing clearly overwhelmed the airport personnel, and we had to wait for hours in a rundown, seedy reception area out of the 1950s. The two guards stayed by my side as though glued to my hips, and there was enough time to have a little friendly chat in the meantime. This was not the first time that I had entertained my captors with my woes as well as some hilarious highlights of my intrepid dissident past and by the time it was my turn to have my passport checked, the three of us had now become fast friends.

Next, we were told US authorities were going to admit us legally into the US as visitors! Fat chance for me, I thought! All the while, I feared, I might be sent back to the Vaterland. I crossed my fingers and toes in hopes that would not happen. But luck was on my side. I, too, was bureaucratically paroled into Missouri, USA a minor miracle!

At first it looked like the fuel line problem could be easily repaired, and that we could fly on to Cancun. However, the mechanical problems were too difficult for the local mechanics to fix, and it was decided to order a replacement plane from Germany. That would take another 12 13 hours with me getting ever more groggy from lack of sleep, lack of food and drink, and a simmering, low-level anxiety that sat in the pit of my heart.

Meanwhile, our passports were scanned; finger prints and iris scans were made of each passenger; and of course, thanks to Internet bio information about me that had been surreptitiously studied by the American authorities as well as several passengers, I took on ever more the trappings of an heroic global dissident celebrity.

I began to be treated not just with curiosity but with an open, smiling reverence by black and white alike. I will always remember a few of them with great fondness for instance, a tall, handsome Mexican-American veteran, with decades of experience in the US military, as well as a picture-book tall, blue-eyed Aryan from the Midwest, coming from a family of nine children.

All of them were super-correct in their treatment of me very helpful and accommodating. I told them that I felt homesick for my beloved little art gallery in the Tennessee Mountains and being so near to where Ingrid and I had our place.

Ernst at home in Tennessee

Those uniformed, battle-hardened men seemed visibly moved. There sat a real live, officially criminalized White Supremacist-Holocaust-denying-Hate-monger among otherwise perfectly normal people, looking and talking exactly like them! A criminal of moral turpitude is how the US government documents described me!

Once again, I was the last one to be checked before having been granted parole, and promptly taken to a room for secondary screening. This procedure took several more hours of interviews by security people, and in the end, I was patted down and thoroughly searched, all my belongings, my money, my address book seized and I was taken to a holding cell, windowless, brightly illuminated the kind that I had already experienced in my decades-long travails while battling one of the worlds most vicious political lobbies.

The personnel who checked me into this cell seemed ashamed of what they were ordered to do and fell all over themselves letting me know that they did not approve of this travesty and were simply following Homeland Security orders.

I was given some small pillows, two bright yellow FEMA blankets to avoid hypothermia, and my two black, uniformed police or border guards, still armed to the teeth, told me that this was going to be my home until the replacement plane from Germany had arrived.

Thank you to some of the dedicated people who protect our country (file photo)

Soon additional, ever-so-friendly American guards came with three bottles of water, some potato chips and a hearty ham sandwich. No Muslim terrorist, this one, expecting special dietary favors!

It was long after midnight. I slept a little, in spite of the bright lights. There was a video camera on the ceiling, the usual surveillance equipment.

The hours passed slowly. After a while, two officers came to see me for an update. They told me that the plane from Germany was experiencing strong headwinds and would again be several hours later than expected.

The night shift changed to the day shift, and familiar faces officers I had talked with before in the waiting room came to take over. Obviously, they too had checked up on me on the Net. They brought me a tooth brush and toothpaste, and a little later, to my utter surprise, a piping hot pizza and a delicious California salad, along with more water and even a Coca Cola crowning this hatemonger prison fare feast with a piece of delicious blueberry pie.

To my relief, there was no attempt to send me back to Germany and once the plane arrived, we were all processed one more time and allowed to board the replacement Condor plane. It was about 8:30 pm, March 16, by the time we took off to Cancun!

I did not have a telephone number for Ingrid, since no phone had been as yet installed in our little home in Mexico. I cleared the Mexican customs, got all the proper stamps, took an airport taxi and arrived at the door of my very relieved American citizen lady who greeted me with Am I happy to see you!

We had lots to tell each other long after midnight wrapped in two bright yellow FEMA blankets I had asked to have as souvenirs, which the guards had allowed me to keep.

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For a background summary of Ernst Zundels political outreach, please read Mark Webers excellent essay as published by the Institute for Historical Review:

http://www.revisionists.com/revisionists/zundel.html

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By Dr. Ingrid R. Zundel on April 29, 2017

Give us your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

Ernst Zndel, in his own words:

Ernst and Ingrid Zundel: Wetbacks in Reverse?

Within hours of my illegal arrest in February 2003, fourteen years ago, I had been given an expulsion order with stiff penalties, should I dare to set foot in America ever again in the future. Should I be so brazen as to attempt a re-entry and be caught, I was to be arrested forthwith, detained, tried, and found guilty and put in prison to face a 20-year sentence as an illegal re-offender.

Not only that, I risked a $250,000 fine for being such a fire-breathing dissident insisting on free speech on a forbidden topic all this still in handcuffs, without being allowed to at least see an immigration judge to explain that I was not an illegal I had been in the immigration pipeline to be admitted to legal residence as a relative to an American citizen wife.

The day that Ernst Zundel was released from his 7-year prison term, supporters greeted him (file photo)

I had been given a social security number, a health check, two FBI checks that cleared me of any wrong-doing, inoculations, a work permit, a travel permit the works! Not that any of this mattered at this point in the more than decades-long legal nightmare that followed. I was convicted despite all airtight evidence that I was not a visa overstay as had been falsely claimed.

Once I had served my time of seven years in six prisons in three countries on two continents for having asked Did Six Million Really Die and after having successfully passed my probation hurdle of an additional three years I was left, more or less, to my own devices.

My passport had been given back to me. It allowed me to travel to Russia, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland and elsewhere, visiting friends and loyal supporters, always wondering when the next trap would fall shut on me what other judicial injustice was waiting.

I also tried to see Ingrid at least twice a year, always in some dishevelled Third World country. When traveling to Belize, the Dominican Republic, Mexico etc. to meet Ingrid who cannot travel to Europe because we know for certain there were at least two Interpol arrest warrants out for her as well because of her Zundelsite/Internet work I usually had to overfly Canada and the USA.

On this latest trip on March 15, as I wistfully looked down on the plane at the outboard display, crossing Greenland, Island, Quebec, New York State and moseying along the Eastern seaboard and then inland, almost reaching Tennessee I wondered what would happen to me if the plane was, in fact, forced to make an emergency landing in the United States or Canada.

There was this possibility. This threat was looming against me in the background. What if something happened mechanically to the plane and I was forced to step onto the so-called free-est country in the world and be re-arrested?

Thus, when I boarded the Condor flight on the 15th of March to Cancun where Ingrid was waiting for me, I was keenly aware that I was entering a danger zone. This was a daylight flight unlike other Condor flights I had been on where I could at least sleep through the night. These long, non-stop international flights are hard on my body and psyche. By the time yet another new Zndel drama unfolded, I hadnt slept for almost 30 hours.

As I looked out of the airplane window, I saw a shadowy, bluish fog of sorts that seemed to come out of a small crack of one of these jumbo-jet wings that kept us afloat. I watched it for a while, unease on my mind. It didnt go away it just curled into itself and dissolved.

Suddenly, there was a crackled message from the Captain in the cockpit announcing that we were experiencing difficulty with the planes fuel gauges, which seemed to be malfunctioning. This meant, the Captain informed us in a terse voice, that we would have to make an unscheduled emergency landing at the nearest US airport.

Here was what I had always feared!

This nearest airport turned out to be an airstrip in St. Louis, MO, not exactly a home base for large passenger jets. As we descended, I could see the tarmac, old and run-down, with grass growing out of its crevices! With white knuckles, we all held onto our seats. After one of the roughest landings I have ever experienced, we rolled to a stop and were asked to deplane, using a rickety ladder, flanked by several dozen US firefighters in full gear all of them huge, nice, friendly men next to their flashing fire trucks. Clearly we had landed in the backwoods somewhere of the USA and here I was, being asked to step down onto the hallowed soil of the free-est country in the world risking yet another 20 years in gaol!

I knew that the Captain had no choice but to alert US Homeland Security and the border police of my illegal entry status. I rang for the flight attendant to let her know about my predicament that my very presence in the US might cause an international incident, as they like to say in legalese. She looked at me, incredulous. Who was that placid senior citizen who looked as normal and as harmless as can be?

She scurried to inform the folks in the cockpit.

Next, the Captain came to see me, wanting to know what, exactly, I had done. I told him I was being punished for spreading historical truth I had published a booklet with a politically incorrect question mark the Global Noisy Lobby didnt like. He was shaking his head, looking doubtful. He, too, was left speechless, not knowing what next to do with this senior citizen passenger, almost 80 years of age, who sat there, smiling blithely, expecting to be handcuffed so as not to threaten the almighty USA!

I was the last to deplane. I was flanked by two huge black border guards, armed to the teeth. Off we marched, with me giving the thumbs-up sign to some 250+ co-passengers who stepped aside to let us through, bewildered and aghast. Everybody stared at me as though I had come from the moon.

This emergency landing clearly overwhelmed the airport personnel, and we had to wait for hours in a rundown, seedy reception area out of the 1950s. The two guards stayed by my side as though glued to my hips, and there was enough time to have a little friendly chat in the meantime. This was not the first time that I had entertained my captors with my woes as well as some hilarious highlights of my intrepid dissident past and by the time it was my turn to have my passport checked, the three of us had now become fast friends.

Next, we were told US authorities were going to admit us legally into the US as visitors! Fat chance for me, I thought! All the while, I feared, I might be sent back to the Vaterland. I crossed my fingers and toes in hopes that would not happen. But luck was on my side. I, too, was bureaucratically paroled into Missouri, USA a minor miracle!

At first it looked like the fuel line problem could be easily repaired, and that we could fly on to Cancun. However, the mechanical problems were too difficult for the local mechanics to fix, and it was decided to order a replacement plane from Germany. That would take another 12 13 hours with me getting ever more groggy from lack of sleep, lack of food and drink, and a simmering, low-level anxiety that sat in the pit of my heart.

Meanwhile, our passports were scanned; finger prints and iris scans were made of each passenger; and of course, thanks to Internet bio information about me that had been surreptitiously studied by the American authorities as well as several passengers, I took on ever more the trappings of an heroic global dissident celebrity.

I began to be treated not just with curiosity but with an open, smiling reverence by black and white alike. I will always remember a few of them with great fondness for instance, a tall, handsome Mexican-American veteran, with decades of experience in the US military, as well as a picture-book tall, blue-eyed Aryan from the Midwest, coming from a family of nine children.

All of them were super-correct in their treatment of me very helpful and accommodating. I told them that I felt homesick for my beloved little art gallery in the Tennessee Mountains and being so near to where Ingrid and I had our place.

Ernst at home in Tennessee

Those uniformed, battle-hardened men seemed visibly moved. There sat a real live, officially criminalized White Supremacist-Holocaust-denying-Hate-monger among otherwise perfectly normal people, looking and talking exactly like them! A criminal of moral turpitude is how the US government documents described me!

Once again, I was the last one to be checked before having been granted parole, and promptly taken to a room for secondary screening. This procedure took several more hours of interviews by security people, and in the end, I was patted down and thoroughly searched, all my belongings, my money, my address book seized and I was taken to a holding cell, windowless, brightly illuminated the kind that I had already experienced in my decades-long travails while battling one of the worlds most vicious political lobbies.

The personnel who checked me into this cell seemed ashamed of what they were ordered to do and fell all over themselves letting me know that they did not approve of this travesty and were simply following Homeland Security orders.

I was given some small pillows, two bright yellow FEMA blankets to avoid hypothermia, and my two black, uniformed police or border guards, still armed to the teeth, told me that this was going to be my home until the replacement plane from Germany had arrived.

Thank you to some of the dedicated people who protect our country (file photo)

Soon additional, ever-so-friendly American guards came with three bottles of water, some potato chips and a hearty ham sandwich. No Muslim terrorist, this one, expecting special dietary favors!

It was long after midnight. I slept a little, in spite of the bright lights. There was a video camera on the ceiling, the usual surveillance equipment.

The hours passed slowly. After a while, two officers came to see me for an update. They told me that the plane from Germany was experiencing strong headwinds and would again be several hours later than expected.

The night shift changed to the day shift, and familiar faces officers I had talked with before in the waiting room came to take over. Obviously, they too had checked up on me on the Net. They brought me a tooth brush and toothpaste, and a little later, to my utter surprise, a piping hot pizza and a delicious California salad, along with more water and even a Coca Cola crowning this hatemonger prison fare feast with a piece of delicious blueberry pie.

To my relief, there was no attempt to send me back to Germany and once the plane arrived, we were all processed one more time and allowed to board the replacement Condor plane. It was about 8:30 pm, March 16, by the time we took off to Cancun!

I did not have a telephone number for Ingrid, since no phone had been as yet installed in our little home in Mexico. I cleared the Mexican customs, got all the proper stamps, took an airport taxi and arrived at the door of my very relieved American citizen lady who greeted me with Am I happy to see you!

We had lots to tell each other long after midnight wrapped in two bright yellow FEMA blankets I had asked to have as souvenirs, which the guards had allowed me to keep.

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http://www.revisionists.com/revisionists/zundel.html

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Horst Mahler, German neo-Nazi, arrested in Hungary – Religious Reader (press release) (blog)

The arrest of an 81-year-old former left-wing terrorist who turned to neo-Nazism and received a 10-year prison sentence for Holocaust denial has rallied neo-Nazis as far as Luxembourg.

German media reported that the neo-Nazi extremist Horst Mahler had applied for political asylum in Hungary where Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who praises the authoritarian models of Russia and China, is cracking down on political opponents, the judiciary, refugees, the press, and universities.

In 2009, a German court sentenced Mr Mahler to 10 years in prison, for racial offences and Holocaust denial. Due to ill-health, he left prison in 2015, but rather than face news charges accumulated in prison, he went on the run.

Hungarian police confirmed his arrest on May 15. Officials informed the New York Times, that application from Mr Mahler on asylum grounds would be rejected due to his German citizenship.

Mahlers switch in political extremes makes him an unusual and notorious figure in Germany. Yet, a consistent for Mr Mahler was his antisemitism. In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2007, he said that others in the terrorist group he helped found, the Red Army Faction (RAF), agreed with his view that Jewish people were the devil. He went on to clarify that this form of antisemitism was cloaked in opposition to American imperialism. Mahlers father adored Hitler, having killed himself in 1949 when Horst was thirteen.

The political scientist, Jan Rathje, who specialises in tracking far-right movements, told Deutsche Welle: Already in the RAF there were anti-Semitic connotations, and Mr Mahler had simply followed this consistent path towards the far-right.

In the political unrest of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Mr Mahler gave legal counsel to prominent leftists including Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, who would later join him in the creation of the RAF. Horst involved himself in several bank robberies and a plot to break Baader out of prison.

In 1973, he was sentenced to fourteen years in prison but gained early release in 1980 after making several public statements condemning terrorism and the RAF. Years earlier, authorities noted a change in Horsts ideology, declaring in 1977 that he was being internally freed from the dogmatic revolutionary theory of Marxism-Leninism. During the 1990s, Horst grew more prominent in the extreme-right scene, later joining the extreme far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) in 2000.

Mr Mahler used his legal background to defend the NPD in a constitutional battle with the German government who wanted the party banned. This collapsed in 2003, as it emerged that key witnesses were government-paid informants. In that same year, a court in Mainz fined Mr Mahler several thousand euros for justifying the 9/11 terror attacks. He would also leave the NPD citing the partys desire to enter parliament, a position that was antithetical to his Reichsbrger stance, a loose movement that refuses to recognise the Federal Republic.

A fusion of antisemitism, xenophobia, and anti-American conspiracies helped the NPD almost double its membership to 6,500 between 1996 and 2000, their message resonated with unemployed youth in eastern Germany. Experts pointed to the potent danger of Mahlers fusion of antisemitism and anti-imperialist nationalism.

East Germany is still a fertile political ground for the NPD, with 264 of its 338 local council seats found in the region. The party did not make any progress in regional assemblies, as it did not reach the election threshold last September.

A study by the Gttingen Institute for Democracy Studies found that old cultural attitudes carried over from the communist-era explain the virulent levels of xenophobia in east Germany. In short, the report documents how a selective cultural memory fuses and a failure to reconcile Nazi-era antisemitism helps fuel the scapegoating of foreigners for social and economic woes. This closed and ethnically homogenised society increases their vulnerability to the narratives of populists and the far-right. The study was commissioned following a rise in extreme right-wing violence in 2015.

In January 2017, Germanys constitutional court rejected another bid to have the NPD banned, citing its lack of threat to German democracy. A move that drew broad criticism.

In 2005, Horst was dismissed from the legal team of notorious Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, for having a racist conviction. Two years later, Zundel was found guilty of 14 counts of incitement to racial hatred and given a five-year prison sentence, the largest prison term available under German law for Holocaust denial.

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Ernst Zundel, the man who destroyed the Holocaust industry …

Ernst Zundel, one of the great fighters against the Holocaust establishment in the Western world, has recently passed away. His wife put me in contact with him at the end of last month, and we had a very brief correspondence. But I never knew that he was dying. Zundel stirred the ideological pot throughout his life. Long before Zundel passed away, Michael Shermer repeatedly said that Zundel was a very nice guy. But then Shermer ended up writing a book mischaracterizing and misconstruing virtually everything Zundel has said.[1] Zundel was called a threat to national security. Canada once declared that Zndel is inadmissible on security grounds for being a danger to the security of Canada. Zundel was a threat to national security, but no one could judiciously pronounce the nature of his crime. Since Zundel was a threat to national security, his house was burned to the ground because he challenged the Khazaran Bansker Cult, the ideological force that has progressively become, in the words of Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century.[2] On May 8, 1995, his Toronto residence at Carlton Street was the target of an arson attack resulting in $400,000 in damage. A group calling itself the Jewish Armed Resistance Movement claimed responsibility for the arson attack; according to the Toronto Sun, the group had ties to the Jewish Defense League and to the extremist group Kahane Chai. The leader of the Toronto wing of the Jewish Defense League, Meir Weinstein, (known then as Meir Halevi) denied involvement in the attack; however, five days later, Weinstein and US JDL leader Irv Rubin were caught trying to break into the Zndel property, where he was apprehended by police. No charges have ever been laid in the incident. Later the same month Zndel was the recipient of a parcel bomb that was detonated by the Toronto Police bomb squad. The investigation into the parcel bomb attack led to charges being laid against David Barbarash, an animal rights activist based in British Columbia, but they were eventually stayed. You burn someones house to the ground and try to kill him, but no charges have ever been laid in the incident. This could only happen again in the Jewish Century, where no one is allowed to question or challenge the central aspect of what is now known as the Holocaust. The media faulted Zundel because Samisdat Publishers, which was then owned by Zundel, released a pamphlet back in 1977 entitled, The Hitler We Love and Why. Zundel, we were told, was an anti-Semite for doing so. Yet in 2011, noted military historian R. H. S. Stolfi of the U.S. Naval Post-graduate School published his study Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny, in which cogently argued that Hitler was rational in making many of his decisions and that the Holocaust establishment has irresponsibly demonized him for ideological purposes. Stolfi declares that he has weighted the great biographies [of Hitler] on the scales of historical reality and found them wanting[3] According to Stolfi, the great biographies do not ask deep questions and fail to address the serious issues surrounding the evolution of Hitler and Nazi Germany. He writes, Virtually every literary piece written about Adolf Hitler in the more than half century since 1945 has been based on antipathy. In a seemingly boundless corpus of writing, every work from the mighty to the insignificant is fundamentally similar in its common revulsion for the man and his national movement. In the most recent great biography, Professor Ian Kershaw begins and ends with detestation. His work is skilled and often brilliant, but he fails to inform the reader of certain characteristics indispensable for true comprehension of the man, and he underestimates the importance of the postwar conditions inflicted by the Allies on Germany, which contributed to Hitlers rise. Bullock, Fest, and Kershaw ascribe criminal features to Hitlers foreign policy from 1933 through 1939, but they fail to correlate it realistically with the Allied imposition of the Versailles Treatythe ultimate manifestation of German defeat and Allied victory following World War I. In the present situation, the reading public has been served only half a portrait of the great tyrant of the twentieth century.half a portrait of Hitler tells us little about the man as a human being and presents a distorted and incredible interpretation of his actions as creator of National Socialism and leader of Germany. The great biographies take excessive liberties in denigrating his person, and, in doing so, they make it difficult to comprehend himEvery single one falls short of producing an adequate understanding of Hitler as a historical person. To this point in time, the biographers have lost the biographical war.[4] In a review of Stolfis work, biographer Carl Rollyson writes in theStar Tribune, Stolfi is no apologist for Hitler in the sense of minimizing his culpability for the Holocaust and the war, but the biographer wants to understand, even empathize, with the man. He portrays Hitlers great personal courage during World War I as an intrepid combat soldier, and afterward as a man who personally waged war in the streets of Germany against Marxist street gangs. Stolfi quotes Thomas Manns reluctant admission that Hitler was an artist, and shows, in detail, Hitlers consummate understanding of opera and architecture and how those arts shaped his view of history and modern Germany. Most important, however, Stolfi analyzes Hitler as a world leader of astonishing capability, a leader unlike any other politician of his time. Hitler was a messiah, wishing to create a new Germany unencumbered by the restrictions of the Versailles Treaty that crippled German politics and the countrys economy.[5] I shook my head in dismay largely because David Irving has been saying almost the same thing inHitlers War. Zundel has also been punished for saying the same thing. Yet to this very day the Holocaust establishment charges both Irving and Zundel of being vicious anti-Semites! I was even appalled by a statement made by Mimi Frank of the Jewish Book Council: I personally found it difficult to readHitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny, because I, like the other biographers, have a hard time overlooking the evil deeds of Hitler and concentrating instead upon his supposed genius. Stolfi characterizes Hitler as a rare world historical figure, compared with the likes of Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Julius Caesar. He clearly presents an alternate view from all the other major biographers of Adolf Hitler, but not a view that I can share.[6] What we are seeing here is that the so-called Holocaust has never been about establishing historically rigorous scholarship and criteria. At least for Frank, it boils down to personal opinion. Frank cannot share Stolfis views not because he has rigorous evidence to the contrary, but because Stolfis analysis does not line up with Franks ideological premises. In any event, Stolfis study, like IrvingsHitlers War, is an important book and it will more than likely stand the test of time. If Zundel was evil, what about Benjamin Netanyahu? Let us assume for a moment that Zundel was wrong, that his then publisher should not have written the pamphlet praising Hitler. Let us further assume that Zundel was a vicious anti-Semite for doing so. Are we going to apply the same logic to Benjamin Netanyahu, who praised the Red Army which ended up killing more than twenty million innocent men, women, and children?[7] Is Netanyahus palace going to be razed to the ground any time soon for praising Bolshevism? Why the double standard? Moreover, organized Jewry will not ban Hollywood, despite the fact that Hollywood collaborated with Hitler![8]David Mikics ofTablet Magazinecalls this a creepy love affair.[9] Mikics says that some of the Hollywood studio heads, nearly all of whom were Jewish, cast their lot with Hitler almost from the moment he took power, and that they did so eagerlynot reluctantly.[10] Since Hollywood has largely and progressively become a Jewish town,[11]and since Zundel does not ally with that particular town, Zundel was ontologically an anti-Semite who deserved to be punished. The simple fact is that Zundel never denied that Jews suffered and died at the hands of Nazi Germany. What he questioned was did six million really die? If we take a number of Jewish historians seriously (Bauer and Reitlinger), the answer is no. The 1985 Trial The gas chamber controversy again became an issue that refused to go away in 1985 when Raul Hilberg was summoned to testify at the trial of Zundel, who was also accused of spreading false news. (Keep in mind that Hilberg was the first Holocaust historian and many Holocaust historians and scholars had relied on his voluminous work, The Destruction of the European Jews, which was first published in 1961. It was reprinted intact in 1967 and 1979.) All of that changed in 1985. Zundels attorney, Douglas Christie, pressed Hilberg to give historical evidence of an Hitler order to exterminate all Jews in Germany, a claim which Hilberg made in The Destruction of the European Jews. Hilberg eventually confessed that no such order existed. Then Christie on moved on to his next point: evidence for the gas chamber theory. What do you mean by a scientific report?, asked Hilberg. I dont usually have to define simple words, said Christie, but by scientific report I mean a report conducted by anyone who purported to be a scientist and who examined physical evidence. Name one report of such a kind that showed the existence of gas chambers anywhere in Nazioccupied territory. I still dont quite understand the import of your question, said Hilberg. Are you referring to a German, or a post-war I dont care whoGerman, post-war, Allied, Sovietany source at all. Name one, said Christie. To prove what?, asked Hilberg. To conclude that they have physically seen a gas chamber. One scientific report, repeated Christie. I am really at loss. I am very seldom at such a loss, but Judge Locke interrupted: Doctordo you know of such a report? No, replied Hilberg.[12] The debate became interesting when Christie asked Hilberg about some of his sources, particularly Kurt Gerstein, who allegedly witnessed the gassing of some 3,000 Jews in camps such as Belzec and Treblinka.[13] Gerstein maintained that there were between 28 and 32 people per square meter in a room 1.8 meter high. Moreover, he maintained before he committed suicide in a French prison that at least 20 million people were gassed. Hilberg used Gerstein as a testimony six times in his book.[14] Christie told Hilberg that a person like that would be either crazy or a liar, to which Hilberg responded: Well, on this particular datum I would be very careful because Gerstein, apparently, was a very excitable person. He was capable of all kinds of statements Christie produced the Gerstein statement and proceeded to ask Hilberg whether certain statements appeared in the statement. Hilberg agreed that in his statement, Gerstein alleged that 700-800 persons were crushed together in 25 square metres in 45 cubic metres; he also agreed that he had ignored this part of Gersteins statement in his book And he refers to Hitler and Himmler witnessing gassings, right?, asked Christie. Hilberg agreed that Gerstein had made this statement and that it was absolutely and totally false Christie asked Hilberg whether he considered Gersteins statementthat at Belzec and Treblinka nobody bothered to make a count and that in fact about 25 million people, not only Jews, were actually killedwas credible? Well, parts of it are true, and other parts of it are sheer exaggeration, manifest and obvious exaggeration. To me, the important point made in this statement is that there were no counting at the point at which people entered the gas chamber, said Hilberg.[15] Hilberg eventually admitted that the evidence for mass murder in the eastern camps came directly from the Soviets. The whole site, suggested Christie, was within the Soviet sphere of control, and nobody from the west was allowed into those camps to investigate, isnt that right? Well, I dont know of any requests made to investigateWhen you say no one was allowed, it implies some request, said HilbergAll I could say is, I know of no Western investigators early on in Auschwitz, or any of Treblinka?, asked Christie. Well, there was no more Treblinka in 1945. Sobibor? That was no more. Majdanek? Majdanek is another matter. Was there anybody from the West that went to Majdaneck?, asked Christie. Not to my knowledge. Belzec? Belzec was the first camp to have been obliterated. Chelmno or Stuftthof? No, sir. Auschwitz or Birkenau? No.[16] Finally, Christie confronted Hilberg with another source which he had quoted as a witness for mass murderRudolf Franz Ferdinand Hoss, who was an SS lieutenant colonel from 1940 to 1943, and was one of the first commandants of Auschwitz. Hilberg cites Hoss as one of his authorities, but Christie asked Hilberg why he mentioned Wolzek, a non-existent camp, in his book: Yes, I have seen that garbled reference, said Hilberg. It may have been Belzec. Its very hard, if the man did not write anything, if he said things, if he was tired, if he was misunderstood, if he misspoke himself Christie pointed out that Hoss referred to Belzec as well as Wolzek. I suggested to you, he said to Hilberg, that there is a reason to believe that this man was not only being obliged to sign a confession in a language he didnt understand, but things were being put into a statement for him that were patently absurd, like Gerstein. There was obvious confusion in this one statement, said Hilberg. Christie produced Nuremberg document 3868-PS, the Hoss affidavit. Hilberg agreed he had seen the document before and agreed he had seen the Wolzek reference. Yes, Ive seen that reference. Its terrible. Its obvious that something wasnt quite right about that individual, would you agree?, asked Christie. No, I wouldnt say that something wasnt quite right about the individual, said Hilberg. I would say that something wasnt quite right about the circumstances under which this was made as an affidavit.[17] Hilbergs second edition of his voluminous work was ready to go to press that same year. Within weeks after the trial, Hilberg made sure thata Hitler order for the Final Solution, a point which he argued in the first edition, was removed completely, without an explanation. Historian Christopher Browning, who believes that Hitlers 1941 speech to the Gauleiters may have alluded to a Hitler order and who also believes that the argument over whether Hitler gave an order or not is not commonly part of the issue of Holocaust denial because enough reputable historians like Hans Mommsen and Martin Broszat do not believe in it,[18] was quite surprised that Hilberg would make such a decision.[19] Yet in an interview with journalist D. D. Guttenplan, Hilberg said that he made the change in the interest of precision about the evidence,[20] and never mentioned the trial during which he was asked to provide evidence for the assertion and could not. Deep down Hilberg believed a Hitler order still existed, even though he had no evidence.[21] In 1988, Hilberg was asked to testify against Zundel by prosecutor John Pearson, but this time he refused. Here is a confidential letter, which Hilberg sent to Pearson, in which he laid the whole issue out: I have grave doubts about testifying in the Zndel case again. Last time, I testified for a day under direct examination and for three days under cross-examination. Were I to be in the witness box for a second time, the defense would be asking not merely the relevant and irrelevant questions put to me during the first trial, but it would also make every attempt to entrap me by pointing to any seeming contradiction, however trivial the subject might be, between my earlier testimony and an answer that I might give in 1988. The time and energy required to ward off such an assault would be great, and I am afraid that the investment of time alone would be too much, given all the commitments and deadlines I am facing now.[22] The interesting thing is that Michael Shermer never even remotely mentioned the Zundel trial in his entire book! It is now obvious that the Holocaust establishment is a package deal, and that package deal is riddled with unanswered questions. Once again we are forced to ask: how was the establishment able to persecute Zundel when he was simply asking for serious evidence for extraordinary claims? Well, J. J. Goldberg and other Jewish writers and scholars have always had the freedom to brag about Jewish Power.[23] Its only the Goyim who cant talk about these issues without being called disgusting names. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CpBifRBbu8 [1] See Michael Shermer and Alex Grubman, Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It? (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002). [2] Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004). [3] R. H. S. Stolfi,Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny(New York: Prometheus Books, 2011), 11. [4] Ibid., 11, 12, 17. [5] Carl Rollyson, Biography Review: Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny,Star Tribune, January 14, 2012. [6] Mimi Frank, Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny,Jewish Book Council,http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/hitler-beyond-evil-and-tyranny. [7] For similar studies, see for example Jean-Louis Pann and Andrzej Paczkowski, The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999); Norman M. Naimark, Stalins Genocide (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010); Steven Rosefielde, Red Holocaust (New York: Routledge, 2010); Robert Conquest, The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987). [8] See for example Ben Urwand, The Collaboration: Hollywoods Pact with Hitler (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013); Thomas Doherty,Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939(New York: Columbia University Press, 2013). [9] David Mikics, Hollywoods Creepy Love Affair With Adolf Hitler, in Explosive New Detail,Tablet Magazine, June 10, 2013. [10] Ibid. [11] See for example Neal Gabler,Empire of their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood(New York: Anchor Books, 1988). [12] Jurgen Graf, The Giant with Feet of Clay (Chicago: Theses & Dissertations Press, 2001), 113-114.

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Quote section[edit] This quote section contains numerous cherry-picked quotes in what seems to me an attempt to paint the subject in a certain light. How necessary is this section? Shouldn’t this just be merged into the article? It seems to violate Wikipedia’s NPOV policy pretty badly to me. Some of these violate context pretty blatantly, for example – Zndel has presented himself delivering warnings to the Jews, not making threats to them as the holocaust quote would imply, for example. And how would you “balance” it? By just adding more quotes? What a mess, just merge them into the article if they are really that necessary. I’ve deleted it once with this reasoning before, however it was simply restored. :bloodofox: 03:07, 19 February 2007 (UTC) The quotations do not express the views of any editor or any source other than Zundel himself. I don’t see an NPOV issue. Gazpacho 07:47, 23 February 2007 (UTC) I changed the quote in the Ancestry section to something that actually presents Zundel’s opinion about his ancestry. The previous quote was of Zundel saying “No” to the question of whether he could be certain that he had no Jewish ancestry. This is really a meaningless statement, because Zundel was simply admitting a lack of certainty on a question about which nobody can be completely certain. Zundel was not expressing an opinion, merely conceding a possibility. Instead I put a different quote from the same source wherein Zundel says that in his opinion his maternal grandfather, Isidor Mayer, was not Jewish. Hadding (talk) 23:34, 27 September 2009 (UTC) Here is the interview that the newspaper article (http://hugequestions.com/Eric/TFC/Toronto-Sun-Zundel-Jewish-2005.html) quotes and which the wiki article is using as a source: https://archive.org/details/InterviewWithErnstZundel Nowhere in that interview does he say he suspects he’s part Jewish. I’m going to remove that section until someone finds a more credible source, or, if you can find any source at all ascribing this (I haven’t found a single one and I’ve spent the last two months studying him for a paper). Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.96.34.86 (talk) 00:16, 5 October 2014 (UTC) The very beginning of this article is nothing but an intentional, flagrantly kitsch attempt to mislead readers of the true motives of this man. Ernst Zundel is NOT AT ALL “promoting” “Holocaust Denial”. He is simply questioning the “official” Holocaust story. He is a purveyor of the truth not a Nazi sympathizer. He is asking for credible, verifiable and above all accurate explanations on many aspects of the established Holocaust narrative, with one, and ONLY one, goal in mind: The quest for the TRUTH. There is a clear difference between denying and questioning. The ADL and the CBC (a network owned by jewish interests) that published a clearly biased article, cannot be accepted as serious reference sources. Wikipedia should remain neutral and unbiased, not becoming partisan in political debates. Wikipedia’s role is not to promote unverifiable events only documented well established facts. Obsuring the truth, propagating lies and (70+ years after the end of WWII) maintaining all these half-truths by the jewish establishment is unacceptable. We should all help and protect people like Zundel who at the expense of destroying their well established prosperous lives have agonized to help the world discover the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.63.60.100 (talk) 17:04, 30 September 2015 (UTC) Is this last comment by Jpgordon supposed to promote the right to free thought/speech? Obviously not. Then why one of you “admins” did not remove it so far? Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.176.243.174 (talk) 13:14, 24 August 2016 (UTC) This probably needs inclusion in the artical somehow considering it’s relevance. It’s the ruling that Zundel was deported under. Although the ruling is suspended for one year current detainees have been granted bail and are free to leave the country. “Canada’s Supreme Court struck down a controversial anti-terror law on Friday (23/02/2007) that allows foreign suspects to be detained indefinitely without trial on the basis of secret evidence. The court ruled unanimously that the government had broken the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by issuing so-called security certificates to imprison people, pending deportation, without giving them a chance to see the government’s case. The court suspended the ruling for a year to allow Parliament time to rewrite the relevant part of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act — under which the certificates are issued. The Supreme Court ruling said one way to improve the system of certificates would be to appoint a special advocate to challenge the security evidence.” (c) Reuters 2007. All rights reserved. Wayne 22:49, 24 February 2007 (UTC) The above information – deported using an unconstitutional law, would fit in nicely at the end of the “detention and deportation” section of the article. I believe Zundel was hustled out of the country while this law was being questioned. 159.105.80.63 17:58, 14 March 2007 (UTC) The article mentions that he lost both constitutional challenges – I believe a rewrite is in order ( he won both eventually – maybe only the last? ). No mention either of the invaluable aid given by the US government in withholding evidence that he was not a security threat – give credit where it is due. Also the Canadian government helped by withholding evidence as long as they could – bravo ( I think they were hoping the old guy would die in solitary but he just wouldn’t ). Both governments acted like they were under severe pressure but we all know that can’t be true.159.105.80.63 18:06, 14 March 2007 (UTC) In the article it mentions that the West German government notified the Canadian Jewish Council of Zundel’s publishing. Do governments usually notify various Jewish Councils if they want something done? What did the Jewish Council do – do they have an official role in Canadian government affairs?159.105.80.141 15:10, 28 March 2007 (UTC) Why was the ban on his mailing lifted in 1983 – was it an illegal ban? The eventual overturning of bans, convictions, etc against Zundel in Canada by the Supreme Court seems to point to pressure on the government from someone ( CJC maybe?). You article in being partial fair to a close reader may undo itself – who edited this by leaving in some facts and still keeping the shrill(there is probably a better word, accusatory maybe) tone – bravo.159.105.80.141 15:14, 28 March 2007 (UTC) Do any of these articles ever get redone – uncited garbage seems to take precedence over facts. Editors who state that an article needs to be improved – toward the truth – get ignored. Even discussion pages get altered if they get too uncomfortable. Good work.159.105.80.141 18:46, 28 March 2007 (UTC) No mention of his house being firebombed. No arresets I believe. No investigation? Maybe that it why he left Canada – RCMP seemed to be unable to act. Did Irving have similar problems? The dangerous deniers seem to get burned, beaten, etc by those nice liberals at will.159.105.80.141 14:55, 3 April 2007 (UTC) It is fairly hard to find articles on the arson and pipe bomb attacks against Zundel – Canadian sources seem to have alrgely dried up. However, and I hate to do use this as a source, nizkor has an article on Zundel that mentions the event ( arson and pipe bombs ) so I guess we can get past the question of whether it happened. Archives mention the JDL, the terrorist organization ( citation – FBI records )members, Krugel and Rubin, being involved. I believe Mr Rubin even boasted publically about the Zundel arson. I have seen extensive reports on these events and the news articles to go with them – maybe on Zundelsite, etc. But except for the good work of nizkor and McVay? this story appears to be headed for burial. 159.105.80.141 13:57, 10 May 2007 (UTC) On the Zundelsite- from which you can get the details and citations – some really hilarious trivia. It appears that the FBI/CIA/USA evidence that was used in Canada to help claasify ( and justify US actions ) involved mut]ltiple steps. It appears that Mr Zundel had once known ( slightly) a Mr Pierce – long since dead – who had written the Turner Diaries. The Turner Diaries were in turn read by Mr McVeigh ( the world reknown bomb design expert of ok bombing fame ). Therefore Mr Zundel is a terrorist. It’s the best humor piece you will ever read. There is far more on his site – original news articles, etc.159.105.80.141 14:16, 10 May 2007 (UTC) Sorry – the above report about Zundel/Pierce/McVeigh was actually a court document I believe, it just is amusing. Zundel also has the transcript used to jail Rubin or Krugel – the JDL terorists – where they bragged about the arson activities. The pipe bombs were known by the RCMP but they still got through the mail, but Zundel called them up and declined to open them himself.159.105.80.141 14:23, 10 May 2007 (UTC) RE his ancestory. The mothers family is almost certainlt Jewish. The village where they came from was predominately Jewish. Zundel still thinks the holocaust is bunkum – he must be a self-hating Jew. Even Zundel, at one time, thought that Israel might be his best chance at emmigration ( until the got denial laws – fairly recently)( that he entertained that scenario seems to seal the deal).159.105.80.141 14:30, 10 May 2007 (UTC) Citation – aratoronto.com – they document the arson and pipe bombing. They appear to be in favor of arson and pipe bombs judging from their comments – they say they just got beat to the punch by some group with a similar name. The Zundel site gives the complete police deposition with lots of background info on the widespread police investigation – when others beyond Zundel ( and it escalated to murder attempts )got threatened the Canadians finally stomped on the festivities. 159.105.80.141 14:55, 10 May 2007 (UTC) It appears that Irving, Rudolf, Zundel, … are just the tip of the iceberg. In a recent 12 month period there have been over 17,000 thought-crime prosecutions just in Germany. Even one 90+ year old woman who just wrote a letter. I never guessed that the high-profile cases were hiding a jail-busting surge. Singing the traditional first stanza of the German national anthem can get you a jail sentence and/or a big debt. One of Zundel’s attorneys was forced to get a psychiatric evaluation when she tried to mount ( a good word in this situation )a defense. I have heard of that being done – but I thought it was only under Stalin ( I guess I was wrong – I wonder if this is part of the Patriot Act ie getting a psych test ).159.105.80.141 14:34, 18 May 2007 (UTC) The unintended humor in these articles is endless. Reading the main article, the section on whether or not Zundel is part Jewish seems really childish – but for the hell of it I clicked the link to the newspaper article. It turns out that the quote comes from a tabloid ( ie the Enquirer Israeli style ). Do they do Paris and Britney stories, how about Elvis sightings. If a tabloid is a “reliable source” then where in the rankings of “reliable sources” does say nizkor stand ( let’s have a poll – consensus of peer reviewed wikians or something along those lines).159.105.80.141 17:48, 18 May 2007 (UTC)PS If the tabloid is really the primary source used by the author of this piece then I may want to deny/revise any comments on Zundels Jewsih origins. 159.105.80.141 11:32, 21 May 2007 (UTC) “local police” – the local police that arrested him were INS agents ( several – many ). They didn’t bother with a warrant – or a hearing or much else. A hearing is supposed to be required, plus the fact that you are appplying for permanent residency status by reason of marriage to an American citizen usually gives you extra slack ( Zundel may have been the fastest deportation in INS history – certainly of someone married to a US citizen ). The memos floating around in the INS computers would make for some good reading I’ll bet. Zundel appears to have been spirited out of the US for violating a fairly obscure provisional of immigration law which had actually lapsed ( no longer the law ) before he came to live in the US. His trial in Germany was not based on anything he had done in Germany ( he hadn’t lived in Germany for decades ). Zuundel is unique, in that it seems that none of the legal manueveuring used by the US and Canada have ever been used in another case – we are all safer because of the good work of the INS, FBI, CICS and RCMP and our fast acting court systems who are not afraid to cut corners in an emergency. Of course we should not forget the various Jewish Councils who told these groups what and when and whatfor.159.105.80.141 19:30, 18 May 2007 (UTC) Irme Finta – even the trivia of this article is good. Finta eventually won acquittal. Last time this law was used on a Canadian – Zundel actually hurt himself ( now Canada deports yuo to a country that will convict you – rendition of a sort ).The court of appeals said that a defense of following orders is okay – Canadian law sure has some strange quirks).159.105.80.141 19:53, 18 May 2007 (UTC) regarding the bombing of zundels house i have a vhs video of his court cases thre is footage in there that i will make available this is taken from canadian television. it seems to me that in order for someone to be hounded like he has been seems like someone is after this holocaust denier bigtime. this holocast(shoah) is open to serious debate. in some countriesyou get IMPRISONED for denying that there were gas chambers if they existed let people believe that the earth is flat are you going to imprison them too. .zundel also made available all the hate calls he recieved death threats etc. i will make this video available where there reporters from canadian tv showing the pipe bomb damage Dwnndog (talk) 15:47, 22 May 2008 (UTC) robert schmidt is taken from the reference http://www.verfassungsschutz-bw.de/rechts/files/r_sonstige_2007_03.htm English summary in article: I reverted the incorrect edit of Jpgordon who moved this sentence out of the referenced paragraph and asked for citation. –85.181.42.117 21:51, 30 May 2007 (UTC) FURs added for image use with Ernst Zndel and Holocaust denial articles. Best, A Sniper (talk) 00:58, 24 May 2008 (UTC) New readers to this article should be certain to read the first archive, particularly the last section. The closest it appears that Mr Zundel came to being a “terrorist “was his “opposition to multiculturalism”. I wonder what “o t m” means. Most of his fame is in saying that the Jews are lying about the holocaust, how “o t m” fits in is humorous. I hope the old guy has been given a chair, an upgrade from Canadian jails, and some paper and a pencil/pen/sharpener/stamps….159.105.80.141 (talk) 19:14, 17 July 2008 (UTC) Best, Manhattan Samurai (talk) 19:31, 17 July 2008 (UTC) (moved from top of page) Zundel has notoriety mainly because he republished Did Six Million Really Die? in Canada, and stood trial for it from 1985 until 1992 when the Supreme Court of Canada declared the law under which he had been charged unconstitutional. Zundel also has notoriety for the case that he assembled during this series of trials, including the commissioning of the Leuchter Report and other expert testimony. Zundel has never called himself a neo-nazi and you have not really provided any direct evidence that he was a neo-nazi. You only provided examples of some people calling him that. This is not the way to write an objective article. As for Holocaust denier, I don’t think that it needs to be demonstrated that this is a pejorative equivalent to historical revisionist. You show bias in using this term, and you have not made the slightest effort to demonstrate that it is not derogatory. Hadding The point that is being missed here is that denier has a negative connotation. It has that connotation because it implies a leap to a pre-determined conclusion without any demonstration. Robert Faurisson and Ernst Zundel reject the label “denier” because of that. If the revisionists have no arguments, then what are the Leuchter, Lueftl, and Rudolf reports? The application of the label denier, which has that negative connotation, is certainly POV. Hadding (talk) 10:21, 30 September 2009 (UTC) I think you are being dishonest with your refusal to acknowledge that Zundel has been labeled in a hostile manner. There is a good reason why people (like Deborah Lipstadt) actively opposed to Zundel insist on labeling him a “denier” rather than a revisionist, and a fairly good reason why Zundel and others allied with him see this label as undesirable. The uncritical parroting of that obviously hostile label is definitely POV. Hadding (talk) 15:46, 1 October 2009 (UTC) “Denier” is a dismissive term. To address Zundel’s arguments would be fair, but to imply with the label denier that he has no arguments that deserve addressing is completely presumptuous. Hadding (talk) 16:16, 1 October 2009 (UTC) The article doesn’t say, but where did Zundel publish his hate literature? Did he ever actually publish anything in Germany? –65.127.188.10 (talk) 00:09, 3 June 2009 (UTC) I believe he hadn’t lived in Germany since he was a child. His publishing was mostly in Canada, which has a similar constitutional free speech to the USA. 159.105.80.122 (talk) 19:12, 6 August 2010 (UTC) One does not find a “Communism” summary box when looking at the biography of Karl Marx, so why is the AntiSemitism summary box displayed on the right-hand side for Ernst Zundel. This would imply he is the ‘poster child’ for antisemitism. It is inconsistent with how other biographies are structured. Thanks. [dar] Preceding unsigned comment added by Dkar3 (talk contribs) 05:22, 5 July 2009 (UTC) That just means that the other articles in the Antisemitism category need to be changed, and is not an excuse to have it on the right hand side like that for a biography. I’m taking it out. If someone feels the need to add it back then we can let a moderator decide this. Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.191.176.207 (talk) 12:39, 4 August 2009 (UTC) There are problems with pinning the label “Antisemitism” on Zundel. On the various occasions when he has been asked if he hated or disliked Jews, he has always said no. One of his early great influences and a friend was J.G. Burg, a Jew who wrote a Holocaust revisionist book called Schuld und Schicksal, and he has had other friends of Jewish heritage, including Ditlieb Felderer who worked in his defense team in the 1980s. Zundel’s agenda is rehabilitation of the reputation of the German people, not attacking Jews. The label Antisemitism has been put on Zundel by some people who wanted to stigmatize his message as hate, but it’s impossible to reconcile that label with some of the facts about him. Hadding (talk) 00:28, 30 September 2009 (UTC) A Sniper says that “the only reason this article exists, and why Zundel has notoriety, is in the subject area of antisemitism.” This is completely untrue. Zundel’s fame is based mainly on the fact that he was subjected to a series of trials in Canada because of something that he had published. He fought the False News charge all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada where the law was ruled unconstitutional. Regardless of the subject-matter involved, Zundel would be notable for that. When you say that the label “Antisemitism” is applicable to Zundel, you are alleging a motive. You are imputing a motive which many others have gratuitously imputed, but which is not in evidence. The label is unsupported by Zundel’s own statements about his motive. You are making the tacit assumption that antisemitism is the only possible reason why somebody would question the Holocaust, and it simply is not the case. With that assumption you have some difficult explaining ahead of you in regard to J.G. Burg, Roger Dommergue Polacco de Menasce, Ditlieb Felderer, and a few other Holocaust revisionists of Jewish ethnicity that I could name. In other words, what is missing is a demonstration that Zundel is antisemitic apart from the fact that a lot of people say so. Hadding (talk) 16:33, 1 October 2009 (UTC) You are referring to opinions, not facts. “Denier” instead of revisionist is an opinion. When you say that Zundel published “what is considered antisemitic material,” you are explicitly admitting that it is somebody’s opinion. If some Jews are saying that they agree with what Zundel published, how is it even a tenable opinion? People in various countries have published Did Six Million Really Die? without becoming famous, because they didn’t endure a series of trials for it. It’s the prosecution of Ernst Zundel that made him famous. Instead of Antisemitism, Zundel should be categorized under a banner that says Free Speech or something like that. Hadding (talk) 20:10, 1 October 2009 (UTC) We are not talking about two different things. It’s just that you insist on citing opinions as if they were facts. If 10,000 “reliable sources” (as you see them) says that Ernst Zundel is a very bad man, it does not thereby become an objective truth. It’s still just somebody’s opinion. I think it would be very easy to “paint a picture of Zundel as anything other than an antisemitic publisher of hate literature” as I have already pointed out, simply by referring to Zundel’s explanations of his own motives.Hadding (talk) 21:49, 1 October 2009 (UTC) “reliable sources” seem to not be very reliable. for example medical journals used to publish that sex more than once a year was unhealthy. to say the contrary even to those that are thinking it is plainly obvious, there woould be no reliable source that could say that. but many sources state that zundel is not antisemitic although many people who read him are. Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.64.245.140 (talk) 23:31, 3 November 2009 (UTC) Show me a reliable source that states what you do not understand. 98.64.245.140 (talk) 00:28, 6 November 2009 (UTC) You think truth is based on credential and not reason. At least you can admit that you are lost. 98.64.245.140 (talk) 01:19, 9 November 2009 (UTC) I think Sniper is just making a simple misstep in reasoning here. If for instance the “Washington Post” or some other big “reliable source” says Zundel is a neo-nazi, and Zundel himself says he is not, than is he guilty until proven innocent? That judgment would be POV. Wikipedia should say “alleged neo-nazi” rather than simply “neo-nazi”. Looking at it this way it seems flat out bizarre to limit the info in this wiki to anything less. This phrasing would cover, subtly, quite a bit more information, all easily verifiable. That said, I have deleted the “neo-nazi” tag from the intro for the time being, as the sources provided do not directly label Zundel as a neo-nazi, only his “actions” and his “type of actions”. If better sources can be provided, they should be. If/when that happens, I assert my case that the word “alleged” should precede “neo-nazi”. Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.73.165.8 (talk) 03:32, 24 March 2010 (UTC) Does anyone know where in Canada he lived? I recall reading somewhere that he resided in Yale, BC, or somewhere in the Lower Fraser Valley. Does anyone know for sure? — 05:14, 28 August 2010 (UTC) This guy is listed as a Holocaust denier but the article seems to lack examples demonstrating this. Could someone provide them? The closest I could find of actions of his that might actually evidence it are his publication company producing: However that’s pretty vague and lacks quotes from this literature. It’s possible that the intrepretation of his literature might be extreme and he’s not actually a denier. To allow readers to choose for themselves I think an excerpt or two with examples of phrases that indicate he’s actually denying it. The one quote I did see here spoke of embellishment, but speaking about Holocaust being embellished (as opposed to concocted) is holocaust revisionism, not denial. While he did publish (though not write) “Did Six Million Really Die?”, that too sounds like a potentially revisionistic rather than denial book. DB (talk) 08:09, 26 April 2011 (UTC) BAn RfC: Which descriptor, if any, can be added in front of Southern Poverty Law Center when referenced in other articles? has been posted at the Southern Poverty Law Center talk page. Your participation is welcomed. MrX 16:41, 22 September 2012 (UTC) Really? It looks like an attempt at discrediting his views and seriously, it has no importance whether he has Jewish ancestry or not. Drosldrosl (talk) 06:56, 4 April 2015 (UTC) I agree. Because of no other comments since, I am removing it. Zezen (talk) 12:17, 30 August 2015 (UTC) Hello fellow Wikipedians, I have just added archive links to 2 external links on Ernst Zndel. Please take a moment to review my edit. If necessary, add {{cbignore}} after the link to keep me from modifying it. Alternatively, you can add {{nobots|deny=InternetArchiveBot}} to keep me off the page altogether. I made the following changes: When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true to let others know. You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request. If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp= on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors. Cheers. cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 22:35, 29 August 2015 (UTC) The article is confused. On one hand it is said that he admitted that the UFO claims were just for publicity, yet it is said that “Zndel continued to defend these views as late as 2002”. That implies that he continued to claim that the UFO claims were real – at least that is how the Wikipedia article on the Nazi UFO’s interprets the same statement. Yet that claim follows immediately after him being quoted as admitting that it is fiction – which incidentally is surely obvious. Why doesn’t the article simply state that he has admitted that the books are fiction?Royalcourtier (talk) 09:29, 5 September 2015 (UTC) “Why doesn’t the article” – maybe someone wants to imply something. Just a possibility. They must not be Star Wars/Trek fans, maybe another bunch of nuts. 2601:181:8000:D6D0:C41D:4BC2:C8E2:260D (talk) 13:42, 29 December 2015 (UTC) It seems he died today. I got an unconfirmed report on this. –105.7.182.244 (talk) 18:48, 6 August 2017 (UTC) I have tried to put quotation marks around this term as it implies or rather gives the impression Herr Zndel is a racist, which is without foundation, but twice it was removed. Here is the passage in question: “The anti-racist efforts included participation by numerous Toronto activist groups”. Now the lack quotes around the term “anti-racist” would suggest that the efforts were indeed objectively and demonstrably anti-racist and not merely the claims of a person, group, organization etc. We see this quite frequently in the media in order for journalists to avoid imparting a personal meaning or understanding of a word as would appear to the public, thus ensure neutrality. Lastly, I tried changing the term to “anti-racists'” which would be more fitting and less charged and was again shot down. For an encyclopedia that claims to be open, it takes an awful lot of effort to add two bytes of data into an article. Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.63.105.34 (talk) 17:31, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

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Ernst Zundel and the Charlottesville alt-right riots …

Watch this weeks False Flag Weekly Newsabove, and click HERE for links to the stories we covered, and HERE to support FFWN. By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor On the latest False Flag Weekly News, Prof. Tony Hall and I discussed the recent passing of two alternative icons, Jim Marrs and Ernst Zundel. We noted that Marrs whose interests included the JFK assassination, ETs, secret societies, and New World Order bankers rated a friendly mainstream newspaper obituary. Zundel, by contrast, deserved to die in agony, according to the Toronto Sun. Marrs and Zundel both questioned orthodox histories. Both espoused controversial ideas. So why was Marrs mainstream-friendly, and Zundel mainstream-toxic? The question practically answers itself. Marrs rarely if ever offended Jews, Zionists, or Israelis. The same cannot be said of Zundel, whose World War II revisionism violated the only sacred taboo left in an otherwise anything-goes culture. Obviously Zionists dominate mainstream discourse. Thats why you can say pretty much any damn thing you want, as long as you dont question their sacred tribal taboos. I was thinking of Zundel while watching surreal video of the alt-right riots in Charlottesville. The white nationalists, like Zundel, think they are innocently standing up for their country and their ethnicity, in a hostile environment in which they are inculcated with guilt just for being who they are. Zundel, it seems to me, has a point. The German people have been guilt-tripped almost to death, force-fed a false narrative that focuses entirely on the war crimes of their own ancestors, while downplaying or ignoring the equal or greater war crimes of their ancestors enemies. Why should Germans still be paying tribute to Israel? Why should they be participating in the post-9/11 holocaust of 32 million Muslims a holocaust incited by and for Greater Israel? Richard Spencer and the American white nationalist movement seem to think white Americans, like Germans, have been brainwashed into loathing their ancestors and their culture. Thats why Spencers so upset over the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. I agree with him that we should not be purging statues of leaders we dont like. Tearing down statues, like burning books, is an effort to destroy historical memories. Keep the statues and use them to start a discussion. But Spencer is mostly wrong. White Americans, unlike Germans, have not succumbed to false historical narratives exaggerating their ancestors crimes. On the contrary, the mainstream version of US history, despite recent inroads of political correctness, is still a feel-good national greatness mythology that downplays the enormous crimes of white Americans ancestors (and todays white Americans themselves) crimes which dwarf those attributed to the Germans. The real source of Americas national greatness, to the extent it has any, is its tradition as a haven for dissidents and free-thinkers of all races and creeds. Americanism is an idea not a race. (And the white race is a dubious construct to begin with.) That is why the alt-right is alt-wrong. White nationalism is barking up the wrong tree. I hope it withers away before more people get killed.

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The (Chosen) People vs. Ernst Zundel – Taki’s Magazine

Ernst Zundel In the forty-year battle between Ernst Zundel and the Jews, I think we can finally declare a winner. Hold on to your hats, folks, because the end result is a real shocker. In Harry Caray voice: Jews win! Jews win! Zundel, for those of you who dont know, is a 78-year-old Holocaust denier and Hitler-lover. And when I say Hitler-lover, Im not using the term the way leftists do when referring to anyone slightly to the right of the Weather Underground. The living room of Zundels former home in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is adorned with a painting of Hitler and Zundel hugging like father and son. Now, thats Hitler-lovin! Zundel sincerely believes Der Fhrer got a bum rap. How could this dog-loving, nonsmoking vegetarian have killed anyone? Zundel has made it his lifes goal to rehabilitate Hitlers image. Its a fools quest. In a rational world, there would never have been a reason for Ernst Zundel to be the topic of a column in The Washington Post by one of the nations finest constitutional scholars. Indeed, the very suggestion of such a thing would be laughable. But it happened, and if Zundels legal travails are important enough to be examined by the WaPos Prof. Eugene Volokh, theyre certainly important enough for this column. But before we get to todays paper, lets take a look at yesterdays news. German-born Ernst Zundel immigrated to Canada when he was a teenager. A graphic artist by profession, the adult Zundel spent several decades buzzing around Ontario as a mostly ignored political gadfly, battling negative stereotypes and discrimination against German immigrants (in other words, he was an SJW). In the 1970s, it was revealed that this SJW was actually an SSJW when a local reporter exposed Zundels true passionpublishing pamphlets that praised Hitler and denied the Holocaust. So, what to do with a guy churning out dime-store Hitler porn, back in the days when there was no internet to allow the neighborhood kook to spread his ideas beyond his own little mailing list? In a sane country, such a man would be ignored. But when it comes to free speech, Canada is about as sane as its favorite immigrant, Vince Li. Canada, egged on incessantly by Canadian Jewish organizations, decided that the best way to deal with the Zundel menace was to give it international publicity, and to give Zundel an unheard-of gift: the ability to grill Holocaust historians and survivors on the witness stand, forcing them, under oath, to cop to errors, omissions, and exaggerations. Take a moment to wrap your head around that. Canadian authorities and Jewish groups thought Zundel was such a menace, they gave him a one-of-a-kind opportunity to spread his theories and humiliate his opponents. In attempting to silence Holocaust denial, Jewish groups gave it a megaphone. My Vince Li comparison doesnt sound so far-fetched now, does it? Twice in the 1980s, the Canucks put Zundel on trial for spreading false news. This, as much as anything else, is what put Holocaust denial on the map. As I wrote in my book, in a section titled Blame Canada, The Zundel team was able to grill Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg, who was forced to admit, under cross-examination, that there had never been a plan for what he called the policy of the extermination of the Jews. He was forced to admit that he had never physically studied the remains of the gas chambers at Auschwitz or Majdanek. He admitted that Holocaust revisionism aids historians by challenging their beliefs and bringing about the discovery of new information, and, most startlingly, he admitted the existence of a reliable Nazi document stating that Hitler had decided to put off any decision about the final solution until after the war. Auschwitz survivor Arnold Friedman was forced to confess that he had never seen any gas chambers at Auschwitz, and that the stories he wrote about were based on rumors that others had told him. And famed Auschwitz survivor and escapee Rudolf Vrba admitted on the stand that his account of what he saw at Auschwitz was actually an artistic picture, not factual evidence. His eyewitness testimony regarding the gas chamber? Its what I heard it might look like. Zundel was convicted, but his conviction was overturned on appeal. So guess what? The damn puckheads put him on trial again! Both Zundel trials were breathlessly covered by the Canadian and international press. In the end, Zundel won out. His second conviction was overturned by the Canadian Supreme Court (and the false news law was declared unconstitutional). Zundel was not only free but also an international celebrity. A hated one, to be sure. But a celeb all the same. Following Zundels courtroom victory, Canadian Jewish organizations continued to press the government to find some other way to shut him up. As Zundel had landed only immigrant status in Canada (his attempts to become a citizen had been repeatedly shot down over the years), he decided to throw in the towel and move to the States to live with his equally nutty wife, Ingrid, an American citizen. During this time, the German government, egged on by (wait for it) Jewish organizations, issued a warrant for Zundels arrest. The charge? Denial material he posted on his websitewhile in Tennessee. The German legal theory was that since the internet brought Zundels words into German territory, and since Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany, Zundel had committed a crime on German soil no differently than if hed strangled a guy in Munich. Of course, free-speech advocates the world over rose up in outrage over such a draconian affront to speech rights. Oh wait, no. Free-speech advocates the world over pursed their lips like Don Knotts and ran away. Well done, free-speech advocates the world over. Well done. After three years of living peacefully in the U.S., Zundel was dragged from his home in 2003, accused of violating his visa (a charge later questioned by a district court judge in Knoxville). U.S. authorities shipped him back to Toronto, where the Canadians promptly tossed him into a 6-by-8-foot isolation cellfor two years. Post-9/11 laws had given the Canadian government new powers to indefinitely detain people without charge; no need for a trial this time! In 2005, I arranged an interview with The Hamilton Spectators Bill Dunphy (a longtime Zundel foe), who straight-out stated that Zundels appalling treatment resulted from political pressure from groups that are opposed to Zundel and his ideology (i.e., Jewish organizations). Dunphy admitted that these groups demanded Zundel be locked away, and the government acquiesced. And as Zundel languished in a tomblike cell for denying a past genocide, former Rwandan ruling-party strongman Leon Mugesera, an actual perpetrator of a present-day genocide, was not only allowed to walk free, he even got a teaching job at a prestigious Quebec university (because, from Jim Carrey to Tom Green, Canadians have always loved absurdity). After two years of what can pretty much only be described as torture (his cell lights were never dimmed, he was allowed no hot food, he was deprived of medicine), Zundel was shipped to Germany, where he was immediately declared a security risk and put in yet another cell without bail as a flight risk. See the logic there? Bring a guy against his will into your country, declare that you dont want him there, and then imprison him because youre afraid hell leave. Theres that big-brained Deutsche brilliance Hitler was always going on about. Zundel was sentenced to five years imprisonment for the stuff he legally posted while legally residing in the U.S. The sentence was cheered by (here we go again) Jewish organizations, and, as before, free-speech advocates the world over remained silent. Zundel was released in 2010, a tired, sickly, broken man. Yay, we got im! So why was Zundel in The Washington Post last week? Well, leave it to the exceptionally fair-minded UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh (who Ive previously interviewed for this column on an unrelated matter) to dare to examine the legality of Zundels latest nad-kick. Zundel, now 78, had sought to return to the U.S. to join his 80-year-old wife (she cant join him in Germany, because her ideas traveled to Germany and committed crimes too). Volokhs column deserves to be read in full. The short version is, Homeland Security denied the request, stating: A foreign conviction can be the basis for a finding of inadmissibility only where the conviction is for conduct which is deemed criminal by United States standards. Volokh points out what should be obvious (but, of course, isnt) to any rational American: But as best I can tell from press accounts, Zundels speech that formed the basis of his German conviction would not have been deemed criminal by United States standards. Denying the Holocaust and expressing anti-Semitic sentiments is just not a crime under American law. Indeed, it cant be made a crime, given the First Amendment. Volokh concludes that the ruling appears to have been a violation of American immigration law. Now, heres where Im gonna lose a few readers. One might be tempted to think that the repeated involvement of Jewish organizations, in multiple countries, in the persecution of Ernst Zundel indicates the presence of some vast international conspiracythe Jewish octopus of anti-Semitic lore. But no, Im actually suggesting the opposite. Jewish advocates were able to get their way regarding Zundel because no one on earth gives a shit about him. When Jews whined, Give us Zundel, it was a very cheap and painless bone to throw them to shut them up. Bully Jews picked on a nobody, and politicians, who never give a damn about nobodies anyway, happily threw him under the bus to stop the kvetching. But, my Jewish brider, look what the war on Zundel wrought. Holocaust denial was put on the map, and Zundel became an international figure of note. Was it worth it, going after this rotund little bald man? Is it still worth it? Yes, its a victory in that Zundel is finished. Hell probably die soon, and Jews can dance on his grave. Satisfied? But in a broader sense, it was a terrible defeat, in terms of what Zundels bullies were hoping to accomplish versus what they actually did. In attempting to silence Holocaust denial, Jewish groups gave it a megaphone. Worse still, in trying to squash a man who spreads Jewish conspiracy theories, Jews acted just like the vengeful, world-controlling puppeteers Zundel portrays them as. In trying to suppress Zundels crude stereotypes, Jews ended up personifying them. This is Jewrys Appointment in Samarra, the old fable in which a man, seeking to flee the Reaper, ends up riding straight toward him. The moral of the tale is that sometimes, in our blind desire to avoid an unpleasant fate, we end up bringing it about ourselves. Such is the sad, bitter legacy of Ernst Zundel. SIGN UPDaily updates with TMs latest

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Auschwitz survivor, well-known Holocaust educator, dies at 92 – Canadian Jewish News (blog)

David Shentow, one of Canadas best-known Holocaust survivors and educators, died June 12 at the age of 92 following a lengthy illness. By all accounts, Shentow, who was born in Warsaw in 1925, suffered more than most people could bear by the time he was liberated from the Dachau concentration camp on his 20th birthday. Faced with starvation, hard labour, disease, harsh winters and a death march, Shentow was the only person in his immediate family to come out of the war alive. He lost both his parents and two sisters. Shentow, who raised two daughters, Renee and Lorie, in Ottawa with his wife of 67 years, Rose, was buried in Toronto on June 14. He had moved to a Toronto nursing home as his health failed so his Toronto-area family could better care for him. During the funeral service, Eli Rubenstein, national director of March of the Living Canada through which he developed a relationship with Shentow, who joined the trip in the 2000s as an educator recalled some of the horrific stories Shentow told. Rubenstein shared Shentows account of arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau in late 1942. Alongside of the station platform, I could see men dressed in what appeared to me to be striped pyjamas and striped caps. I noticed that they were wearing wooden clogs on their bare feet, Rubenstein read. Suddenly, we were surrounded by SS guards holding on to vicious guard dogs, German shepherds, trained to rip out a prisoners throat instantaneously upon command. Megaphones, used at full power, ordered us to vacate the train immediately. We had less than 10 seconds to obey that first command. Any passenger who offered the least sign of resistance was shot on the spot. David also saw a Nazi grab a crying baby and slam its tiny body against the side of the boxcar, instantly killing it. I knew I was in hell, David would say later. When Shentow was liberated in 1945, and after discovering his entire family had been murdered, he decided to start a new life, and moved in 1949 to Toronto, where his uncle lived. His uncle set him up with Rose Feldberg, who was 18 at the time, and visiting from Ottawa. Rubenstein said Rose told him it was love at first sight, and they were married within six weeks, settling in Ottawa. Among the qualities Rose [fell in love with] were his humanity, his sensitivity, his wonderful sense of humour, his respect for women, Rubenstein said. Shentows daughter Renee spoke about the relationship she had with her father, the impact he had on her and the wisdom he imparted. My dad was an honourable, ethical, compassionate man. Others may speak about my fathers experiences as a Holocaust survivor of the awards and accolades he has received for his community involvement. Instead, Im going to share some memories of my father so that you might know him like I did, she said to an intimate gathering of about 25, fighting back tears. When I was young, he was what we now call a stay-at-home-dad, she said, explaining that he encouraged his wife to go back to school to become a teacher. Definitely unconventional in the 1950s and early 60s. She said her father had a great sense of humour that could make her smile even in the worst of times. I remember when I was feeling kind of low, depressed, miserable when I turned 40, and I said to my dad, Dad, I cant believe Im 40. And he said, How do you think I feel? I have a daughter who is 40! Shentow balanced his sense of humour with his ability to impart practical wisdom that continues to guide Renee today. She recalled when she complained about sleepless nights with her baby, he told her, One night of the baby not sleeping through the night is one night closer to when the baby will. I have employed that saying over and over when facing situations that never seem to end. I sometimes wonder if he survived the camps because he thought, One more day of hell is one day closer to liberation. Renee said her father didnt talk about his experiences in the Holocaust when she was young, But then the Holocaust deniers started talking and my parents felt it was important for my father to educate people and tell them the true story, she said. Rubenstein said when Shentow learned about people like Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel in the 1980s, he said, I would crawl on my hands and knees all the way to Auschwitz-Birkenau, or anywhere else, to tell my story to anyone who was willing to listen. Renee said she will miss her fathers wisdom, optimism and his strength. From now on, when faced with a decision to make, I will think, What would my dad do? and that will be my guide. Shentow is survived by his wife, two children, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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David Shentow was Ottawa’s best known Holocaust survivor and … – Ottawa Citizen

David Shentow, a Holocaust survivor who was born on April 29, 1925 in Warsaw, died recently. Sean Kilpatrick / Postmedia When he was liberated from Dachau concentration camp on April 29, 1945 his 20th birthday David Shentow weighed just 76 pounds, but carried more memories than most men could bear. He had survived the Nazi occupation of Belgium, a forced-labour camp, the Auschwitz concentration camp, the Warsaw Ghetto, a death march and Dachau. He went home to Antwerp, Belgium, in the hopes of reuniting with relatives: Although he had heard his mother, father and two sisters had perished in Nazi death camps, he thought some of his aunts, uncles and cousins might come back to the Jewish Community Centre. The lonely weeks that followed were the most painful of his life. I realized Im the only one, he once told the Citizen. Out of 17 people, Im the only one who came back. Shentow would start a new life in Canada, and go on to become one of Ottawas best known Holocaust survivors and educators. For three decades, he was a tireless witness to history, suffering his memories in classrooms, auditoriums and museums so that others could understand the truth of the Final Solution the Nazi policy that systematically killed almost two out of every three European Jews by 1945. When I talk about it, he explained, I always feel Im not the only witness anymore. All these people who hear me, they are witnesses now. David Shentow died Monday in a Toronto nursing home after a lengthy illness. He was 92. My father was the most honourable man I have ever known, said his daughter, Rene Shentow, 66, of Toronto. He made it his mission to tell the truth. David Shentow, photographed in 2010 on the eve of his 85th birthday, with wife Rose. Bruno Schlumberger / Ottawa Debbie Weiss, chair of the Holocaust Committee for the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, said Shentow was a powerful witness because his testimony was so forthright, clear and honest. He also had a vulnerability, she said, that set him apart from other Holocaust survivors, many of whom were toughened by the horrors they experienced. David was different: He was a gentle soul, said Weiss. He exposed a vulnerability that most do not have, and I believe it is what touched so many. Carleton University professor Deidre Butler, director of The Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, called Shentow profoundly courageous. He spoke with warmth and seriousness and a naked honesty about what he had been through and you could see his pain, she said. He did it without hatred and with a real conviction that it honoured the victims, and that it worked against Holocaust denial. Shentow was born David Krzetowski in Warsaw, Poland in 1925. (He would change his name to Shentow upon arriving in Canada.) His family moved to Belgium while he was still an infant to escape the violent tides of Polish anti-Semitism.His father, Moishe, prospered as a tailor and the family put down roots in Antwerp. David Shentows mother and father, Rifka and Moishe, moved from Poland toBelgium in 1925 to escape the violent tides of Polish anti-Semitism. They perished in the Holocaust. Bruno Schlumberger / Ottawa On May 10, 1940, when the Germans launched co-ordinated attacks on Belgium, Holland and France, he packed his young family into a car and fled toward the French border, but the Nazis got there first. The family was forced to return to Antwerp. In occupied Belgium, the Gestapo forced Jews to surrender their radios and bicycles, then decreed they could no longer attend school, go to the theatre or sit on park benches. They were made to wear the Star of David. In August 1942, Shentow and his father were sent to a forced labour camp near Dieppe, France to build German fortifications. He was separated from his father, and months later, was loaded onto a train that took him across occupied Europe to Auschwitz, Poland, where he became prisoner 72585, a number tattooed on his left forearm. In Auschwitz, Shentow would remember, the prisoners slept three to a bunk; their 12-hour workday began at 6 a.m.; they were fed once a day: two slices of bread, a thin soup and coffee. They worked through the winter in striped cotton pyjamas, a cap and wooden clogs. I didnt know if I would freeze to death or starve to death, he once said. Shentow credited a friendly Polish prisoner with saving his life by arranging a job for him inside the camp tailor shop. In 1943, he was one of 4,000 prisoners sent to level what remained of Warsaws Jewish Ghetto, which had been razed by the Nazis after a spring uprising. In August 1944, as the Russian army advanced toward Warsaw, the prisoners were marched 100 kilometres west to Kutno, Poland, and crammed onto cattle cars bound for Dachau. After the war, with no relatives left in Belgium, Shentow emigrated to Canada. He arrived in March 1949 and went to work in a womenswear shop in Toronto. There, he met a young woman visiting from Ottawa, Rose Feldberg, and the two quickly became inseparable. Shentow moved to Ottawa and they married in February 1950. Shentow worked at Hudsons Bay department store for 28 years, and together with Rose, they raised two daughters, Rene and Lorie. He was a doting father who kept his family close. He was funny and he always knew what to say to make me feel better, said Rene. For many years, Shentow didnt talk about the Holocaust, not even to his children. He only began to recount his ordeal after Ernst Zundel and other Holocaust deniers began to make headlines in the 1980s. My father was such a modest, understated kind of man, it was painful for him to talk about his experiences, but he felt it was important, said Rene. Shentow returned four times to Auschwitz to take part in the March of the Living, a Holocaust education program, and appeared in several documentary films. He retold his story to students in Belgium, Israel and across Canada, and always asked that his audience not applaud. Im not an entertainer, he would admonish. I am a witness. His health declined during the final three years of his life, and he moved to Toronto earlier this year so that his family could better care for him. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rose, their two children, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. aduffy@postmedia.com

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Wetbacks in Reverse? Ernst Zundel banned forever from Land …

By Dr. Ingrid R. Zundel on April 29, 2017 “Give us your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” [ Note: After 14 years of legal wrangling at the cost of millions of dollars to both sides, the US government has ruled on discretionary grounds by an unelected bureaucrat named Ron Rosenberg, Chief, Administrative Appeals Office of the US Department of Homeland Security, that Ernst Zndel is banned from joining his family in the US. According to this ruling, a dissident contesting a disputed historical claim such as the Auschwitz gassing is now a criminal of moral turpitude. Can it get any more Kafkaesque? More will be said about this latest Zundel development at a later time. For now, here is the latest installment of the ever-expanding Global Zundel-Saga Ingrid Zundel ] * Ernst Zndel, in his own words: Ernst and Ingrid Zundel: Wetbacks in Reverse? Within hours of my illegal arrest in February 2003, fourteen years ago, I had been given an expulsion order with stiff penalties, should I dare to set foot in America ever again in the future. Should I be so brazen as to attempt a re-entry and be caught, I was to be arrested forthwith, detained, tried, and found guilty and put in prison to face a 20-year sentence as an illegal re-offender. Not only that, I risked a $250,000 fine for being such a fire-breathing dissident insisting on free speech on a forbidden topic all this still in handcuffs, without being allowed to at least see an immigration judge to explain that I was not an illegal I had been in the immigration pipeline to be admitted to legal residence as a relative to an American citizen wife. The day that Ernst Zundel was released from his 7-year prison term, supporters greeted him (file photo) I had been given a social security number, a health check, two FBI checks that cleared me of any wrong-doing, inoculations, a work permit, a travel permit the works! Not that any of this mattered at this point in the more than decades-long legal nightmare that followed. I was convicted despite all airtight evidence that I was not a visa overstay as had been falsely claimed. Once I had served my time of seven years in six prisons in three countries on two continents for having asked Did Six Million Really Die and after having successfully passed my probation hurdle of an additional three years I was left, more or less, to my own devices. My passport had been given back to me. It allowed me to travel to Russia, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland and elsewhere, visiting friends and loyal supporters, always wondering when the next trap would fall shut on me what other judicial injustice was waiting. I also tried to see Ingrid at least twice a year, always in some dishevelled Third World country. When traveling to Belize, the Dominican Republic, Mexico etc. to meet Ingrid who cannot travel to Europe because we know for certain there were at least two Interpol arrest warrants out for her as well because of her Zundelsite/Internet work I usually had to overfly Canada and the USA. On this latest trip on March 15, as I wistfully looked down on the plane at the outboard display, crossing Greenland, Island, Quebec, New York State and moseying along the Eastern seaboard and then inland, almost reaching Tennessee I wondered what would happen to me if the plane was, in fact, forced to make an emergency landing in the United States or Canada. There was this possibility. This threat was looming against me in the background. What if something happened mechanically to the plane and I was forced to step onto the so-called free-est country in the world and be re-arrested? Thus, when I boarded the Condor flight on the 15th of March to Cancun where Ingrid was waiting for me, I was keenly aware that I was entering a danger zone. This was a daylight flight unlike other Condor flights I had been on where I could at least sleep through the night. These long, non-stop international flights are hard on my body and psyche. By the time yet another new Zndel drama unfolded, I hadnt slept for almost 30 hours. As I looked out of the airplane window, I saw a shadowy, bluish fog of sorts that seemed to come out of a small crack of one of these jumbo-jet wings that kept us afloat. I watched it for a while, unease on my mind. It didnt go away it just curled into itself and dissolved. Suddenly, there was a crackled message from the Captain in the cockpit announcing that we were experiencing difficulty with the planes fuel gauges, which seemed to be malfunctioning. This meant, the Captain informed us in a terse voice, that we would have to make an unscheduled emergency landing at the nearest US airport. Here was what I had always feared! This nearest airport turned out to be an airstrip in St. Louis, MO, not exactly a home base for large passenger jets. As we descended, I could see the tarmac, old and run-down, with grass growing out of its crevices! With white knuckles, we all held onto our seats. After one of the roughest landings I have ever experienced, we rolled to a stop and were asked to deplane, using a rickety ladder, flanked by several dozen US firefighters in full gear all of them huge, nice, friendly men next to their flashing fire trucks. Clearly we had landed in the backwoods somewhere of the USA and here I was, being asked to step down onto the hallowed soil of the free-est country in the world risking yet another 20 years in gaol! I knew that the Captain had no choice but to alert US Homeland Security and the border police of my illegal entry status. I rang for the flight attendant to let her know about my predicament that my very presence in the US might cause an international incident, as they like to say in legalese. She looked at me, incredulous. Who was that placid senior citizen who looked as normal and as harmless as can be? She scurried to inform the folks in the cockpit. Next, the Captain came to see me, wanting to know what, exactly, I had done. I told him I was being punished for spreading historical truth I had published a booklet with a politically incorrect question mark the Global Noisy Lobby didnt like. He was shaking his head, looking doubtful. He, too, was left speechless, not knowing what next to do with this senior citizen passenger, almost 80 years of age, who sat there, smiling blithely, expecting to be handcuffed so as not to threaten the almighty USA! I was the last to deplane. I was flanked by two huge black border guards, armed to the teeth. Off we marched, with me giving the thumbs-up sign to some 250+ co-passengers who stepped aside to let us through, bewildered and aghast. Everybody stared at me as though I had come from the moon. This emergency landing clearly overwhelmed the airport personnel, and we had to wait for hours in a rundown, seedy reception area out of the 1950s. The two guards stayed by my side as though glued to my hips, and there was enough time to have a little friendly chat in the meantime. This was not the first time that I had entertained my captors with my woes as well as some hilarious highlights of my intrepid dissident past and by the time it was my turn to have my passport checked, the three of us had now become fast friends. Next, we were told US authorities were going to admit us legally into the US as visitors! Fat chance for me, I thought! All the while, I feared, I might be sent back to the Vaterland. I crossed my fingers and toes in hopes that would not happen. But luck was on my side. I, too, was bureaucratically paroled into Missouri, USA a minor miracle! At first it looked like the fuel line problem could be easily repaired, and that we could fly on to Cancun. However, the mechanical problems were too difficult for the local mechanics to fix, and it was decided to order a replacement plane from Germany. That would take another 12 13 hours with me getting ever more groggy from lack of sleep, lack of food and drink, and a simmering, low-level anxiety that sat in the pit of my heart. Meanwhile, our passports were scanned; finger prints and iris scans were made of each passenger; and of course, thanks to Internet bio information about me that had been surreptitiously studied by the American authorities as well as several passengers, I took on ever more the trappings of an heroic global dissident celebrity. I began to be treated not just with curiosity but with an open, smiling reverence by black and white alike. I will always remember a few of them with great fondness for instance, a tall, handsome Mexican-American veteran, with decades of experience in the US military, as well as a picture-book tall, blue-eyed Aryan from the Midwest, coming from a family of nine children. All of them were super-correct in their treatment of me very helpful and accommodating. I told them that I felt homesick for my beloved little art gallery in the Tennessee Mountains and being so near to where Ingrid and I had our place. Ernst at home in Tennessee Those uniformed, battle-hardened men seemed visibly moved. There sat a real live, officially criminalized White Supremacist-Holocaust-denying-Hate-monger among otherwise perfectly normal people, looking and talking exactly like them! A criminal of moral turpitude is how the US government documents described me! Once again, I was the last one to be checked before having been granted parole, and promptly taken to a room for secondary screening. This procedure took several more hours of interviews by security people, and in the end, I was patted down and thoroughly searched, all my belongings, my money, my address book seized and I was taken to a holding cell, windowless, brightly illuminated the kind that I had already experienced in my decades-long travails while battling one of the worlds most vicious political lobbies. The personnel who checked me into this cell seemed ashamed of what they were ordered to do and fell all over themselves letting me know that they did not approve of this travesty and were simply following Homeland Security orders. I was given some small pillows, two bright yellow FEMA blankets to avoid hypothermia, and my two black, uniformed police or border guards, still armed to the teeth, told me that this was going to be my home until the replacement plane from Germany had arrived. Thank you to some of the dedicated people who protect our country (file photo) Soon additional, ever-so-friendly American guards came with three bottles of water, some potato chips and a hearty ham sandwich. No Muslim terrorist, this one, expecting special dietary favors! It was long after midnight. I slept a little, in spite of the bright lights. There was a video camera on the ceiling, the usual surveillance equipment. The hours passed slowly. After a while, two officers came to see me for an update. They told me that the plane from Germany was experiencing strong headwinds and would again be several hours later than expected. The night shift changed to the day shift, and familiar faces officers I had talked with before in the waiting room came to take over. Obviously, they too had checked up on me on the Net. They brought me a tooth brush and toothpaste, and a little later, to my utter surprise, a piping hot pizza and a delicious California salad, along with more water and even a Coca Cola crowning this hatemonger prison fare feast with a piece of delicious blueberry pie. To my relief, there was no attempt to send me back to Germany and once the plane arrived, we were all processed one more time and allowed to board the replacement Condor plane. It was about 8:30 pm, March 16, by the time we took off to Cancun! I did not have a telephone number for Ingrid, since no phone had been as yet installed in our little home in Mexico. I cleared the Mexican customs, got all the proper stamps, took an airport taxi and arrived at the door of my very relieved American citizen lady who greeted me with Am I happy to see you! We had lots to tell each other long after midnight wrapped in two bright yellow FEMA blankets I had asked to have as souvenirs, which the guards had allowed me to keep. * For a background summary of Ernst Zundels political outreach, please read Mark Webers excellent essay as published by the Institute for Historical Review: http://www.revisionists.com/revisionists/zundel.html *

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By Dr. Ingrid R. Zundel on April 29, 2017 Give us your huddled masses yearning to breathe free Ernst Zndel, in his own words: Ernst and Ingrid Zundel: Wetbacks in Reverse? Within hours of my illegal arrest in February 2003, fourteen years ago, I had been given an expulsion order with stiff penalties, should I dare to set foot in America ever again in the future. Should I be so brazen as to attempt a re-entry and be caught, I was to be arrested forthwith, detained, tried, and found guilty and put in prison to face a 20-year sentence as an illegal re-offender. Not only that, I risked a $250,000 fine for being such a fire-breathing dissident insisting on free speech on a forbidden topic all this still in handcuffs, without being allowed to at least see an immigration judge to explain that I was not an illegal I had been in the immigration pipeline to be admitted to legal residence as a relative to an American citizen wife. The day that Ernst Zundel was released from his 7-year prison term, supporters greeted him (file photo) I had been given a social security number, a health check, two FBI checks that cleared me of any wrong-doing, inoculations, a work permit, a travel permit the works! Not that any of this mattered at this point in the more than decades-long legal nightmare that followed. I was convicted despite all airtight evidence that I was not a visa overstay as had been falsely claimed. Once I had served my time of seven years in six prisons in three countries on two continents for having asked Did Six Million Really Die and after having successfully passed my probation hurdle of an additional three years I was left, more or less, to my own devices. My passport had been given back to me. It allowed me to travel to Russia, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland and elsewhere, visiting friends and loyal supporters, always wondering when the next trap would fall shut on me what other judicial injustice was waiting. I also tried to see Ingrid at least twice a year, always in some dishevelled Third World country. When traveling to Belize, the Dominican Republic, Mexico etc. to meet Ingrid who cannot travel to Europe because we know for certain there were at least two Interpol arrest warrants out for her as well because of her Zundelsite/Internet work I usually had to overfly Canada and the USA. On this latest trip on March 15, as I wistfully looked down on the plane at the outboard display, crossing Greenland, Island, Quebec, New York State and moseying along the Eastern seaboard and then inland, almost reaching Tennessee I wondered what would happen to me if the plane was, in fact, forced to make an emergency landing in the United States or Canada. There was this possibility. This threat was looming against me in the background. What if something happened mechanically to the plane and I was forced to step onto the so-called free-est country in the world and be re-arrested? Thus, when I boarded the Condor flight on the 15th of March to Cancun where Ingrid was waiting for me, I was keenly aware that I was entering a danger zone. This was a daylight flight unlike other Condor flights I had been on where I could at least sleep through the night. These long, non-stop international flights are hard on my body and psyche. By the time yet another new Zndel drama unfolded, I hadnt slept for almost 30 hours. As I looked out of the airplane window, I saw a shadowy, bluish fog of sorts that seemed to come out of a small crack of one of these jumbo-jet wings that kept us afloat. I watched it for a while, unease on my mind. It didnt go away it just curled into itself and dissolved. Suddenly, there was a crackled message from the Captain in the cockpit announcing that we were experiencing difficulty with the planes fuel gauges, which seemed to be malfunctioning. This meant, the Captain informed us in a terse voice, that we would have to make an unscheduled emergency landing at the nearest US airport. Here was what I had always feared! This nearest airport turned out to be an airstrip in St. Louis, MO, not exactly a home base for large passenger jets. As we descended, I could see the tarmac, old and run-down, with grass growing out of its crevices! With white knuckles, we all held onto our seats. After one of the roughest landings I have ever experienced, we rolled to a stop and were asked to deplane, using a rickety ladder, flanked by several dozen US firefighters in full gear all of them huge, nice, friendly men next to their flashing fire trucks. Clearly we had landed in the backwoods somewhere of the USA and here I was, being asked to step down onto the hallowed soil of the free-est country in the world risking yet another 20 years in gaol! I knew that the Captain had no choice but to alert US Homeland Security and the border police of my illegal entry status. I rang for the flight attendant to let her know about my predicament that my very presence in the US might cause an international incident, as they like to say in legalese. She looked at me, incredulous. Who was that placid senior citizen who looked as normal and as harmless as can be? She scurried to inform the folks in the cockpit. Next, the Captain came to see me, wanting to know what, exactly, I had done. I told him I was being punished for spreading historical truth I had published a booklet with a politically incorrect question mark the Global Noisy Lobby didnt like. He was shaking his head, looking doubtful. He, too, was left speechless, not knowing what next to do with this senior citizen passenger, almost 80 years of age, who sat there, smiling blithely, expecting to be handcuffed so as not to threaten the almighty USA! I was the last to deplane. I was flanked by two huge black border guards, armed to the teeth. Off we marched, with me giving the thumbs-up sign to some 250+ co-passengers who stepped aside to let us through, bewildered and aghast. Everybody stared at me as though I had come from the moon. This emergency landing clearly overwhelmed the airport personnel, and we had to wait for hours in a rundown, seedy reception area out of the 1950s. The two guards stayed by my side as though glued to my hips, and there was enough time to have a little friendly chat in the meantime. This was not the first time that I had entertained my captors with my woes as well as some hilarious highlights of my intrepid dissident past and by the time it was my turn to have my passport checked, the three of us had now become fast friends. Next, we were told US authorities were going to admit us legally into the US as visitors! Fat chance for me, I thought! All the while, I feared, I might be sent back to the Vaterland. I crossed my fingers and toes in hopes that would not happen. But luck was on my side. I, too, was bureaucratically paroled into Missouri, USA a minor miracle! At first it looked like the fuel line problem could be easily repaired, and that we could fly on to Cancun. However, the mechanical problems were too difficult for the local mechanics to fix, and it was decided to order a replacement plane from Germany. That would take another 12 13 hours with me getting ever more groggy from lack of sleep, lack of food and drink, and a simmering, low-level anxiety that sat in the pit of my heart. Meanwhile, our passports were scanned; finger prints and iris scans were made of each passenger; and of course, thanks to Internet bio information about me that had been surreptitiously studied by the American authorities as well as several passengers, I took on ever more the trappings of an heroic global dissident celebrity. I began to be treated not just with curiosity but with an open, smiling reverence by black and white alike. I will always remember a few of them with great fondness for instance, a tall, handsome Mexican-American veteran, with decades of experience in the US military, as well as a picture-book tall, blue-eyed Aryan from the Midwest, coming from a family of nine children. All of them were super-correct in their treatment of me very helpful and accommodating. I told them that I felt homesick for my beloved little art gallery in the Tennessee Mountains and being so near to where Ingrid and I had our place. Ernst at home in Tennessee Those uniformed, battle-hardened men seemed visibly moved. There sat a real live, officially criminalized White Supremacist-Holocaust-denying-Hate-monger among otherwise perfectly normal people, looking and talking exactly like them! A criminal of moral turpitude is how the US government documents described me! Once again, I was the last one to be checked before having been granted parole, and promptly taken to a room for secondary screening. This procedure took several more hours of interviews by security people, and in the end, I was patted down and thoroughly searched, all my belongings, my money, my address book seized and I was taken to a holding cell, windowless, brightly illuminated the kind that I had already experienced in my decades-long travails while battling one of the worlds most vicious political lobbies. The personnel who checked me into this cell seemed ashamed of what they were ordered to do and fell all over themselves letting me know that they did not approve of this travesty and were simply following Homeland Security orders. I was given some small pillows, two bright yellow FEMA blankets to avoid hypothermia, and my two black, uniformed police or border guards, still armed to the teeth, told me that this was going to be my home until the replacement plane from Germany had arrived. Thank you to some of the dedicated people who protect our country (file photo) Soon additional, ever-so-friendly American guards came with three bottles of water, some potato chips and a hearty ham sandwich. No Muslim terrorist, this one, expecting special dietary favors! It was long after midnight. I slept a little, in spite of the bright lights. There was a video camera on the ceiling, the usual surveillance equipment. The hours passed slowly. After a while, two officers came to see me for an update. They told me that the plane from Germany was experiencing strong headwinds and would again be several hours later than expected. The night shift changed to the day shift, and familiar faces officers I had talked with before in the waiting room came to take over. Obviously, they too had checked up on me on the Net. They brought me a tooth brush and toothpaste, and a little later, to my utter surprise, a piping hot pizza and a delicious California salad, along with more water and even a Coca Cola crowning this hatemonger prison fare feast with a piece of delicious blueberry pie. To my relief, there was no attempt to send me back to Germany and once the plane arrived, we were all processed one more time and allowed to board the replacement Condor plane. It was about 8:30 pm, March 16, by the time we took off to Cancun! I did not have a telephone number for Ingrid, since no phone had been as yet installed in our little home in Mexico. I cleared the Mexican customs, got all the proper stamps, took an airport taxi and arrived at the door of my very relieved American citizen lady who greeted me with Am I happy to see you! We had lots to tell each other long after midnight wrapped in two bright yellow FEMA blankets I had asked to have as souvenirs, which the guards had allowed me to keep. * For a background summary of Ernst Zundels political outreach, please read Mark Webers excellent essay as published by the Institute for Historical Review: http://www.revisionists.com/revisionists/zundel.html

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Horst Mahler, German neo-Nazi, arrested in Hungary – Religious Reader (press release) (blog)

The arrest of an 81-year-old former left-wing terrorist who turned to neo-Nazism and received a 10-year prison sentence for Holocaust denial has rallied neo-Nazis as far as Luxembourg. German media reported that the neo-Nazi extremist Horst Mahler had applied for political asylum in Hungary where Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who praises the authoritarian models of Russia and China, is cracking down on political opponents, the judiciary, refugees, the press, and universities. In 2009, a German court sentenced Mr Mahler to 10 years in prison, for racial offences and Holocaust denial. Due to ill-health, he left prison in 2015, but rather than face news charges accumulated in prison, he went on the run. Hungarian police confirmed his arrest on May 15. Officials informed the New York Times, that application from Mr Mahler on asylum grounds would be rejected due to his German citizenship. Mahlers switch in political extremes makes him an unusual and notorious figure in Germany. Yet, a consistent for Mr Mahler was his antisemitism. In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2007, he said that others in the terrorist group he helped found, the Red Army Faction (RAF), agreed with his view that Jewish people were the devil. He went on to clarify that this form of antisemitism was cloaked in opposition to American imperialism. Mahlers father adored Hitler, having killed himself in 1949 when Horst was thirteen. The political scientist, Jan Rathje, who specialises in tracking far-right movements, told Deutsche Welle: Already in the RAF there were anti-Semitic connotations, and Mr Mahler had simply followed this consistent path towards the far-right. In the political unrest of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Mr Mahler gave legal counsel to prominent leftists including Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, who would later join him in the creation of the RAF. Horst involved himself in several bank robberies and a plot to break Baader out of prison. In 1973, he was sentenced to fourteen years in prison but gained early release in 1980 after making several public statements condemning terrorism and the RAF. Years earlier, authorities noted a change in Horsts ideology, declaring in 1977 that he was being internally freed from the dogmatic revolutionary theory of Marxism-Leninism. During the 1990s, Horst grew more prominent in the extreme-right scene, later joining the extreme far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) in 2000. Mr Mahler used his legal background to defend the NPD in a constitutional battle with the German government who wanted the party banned. This collapsed in 2003, as it emerged that key witnesses were government-paid informants. In that same year, a court in Mainz fined Mr Mahler several thousand euros for justifying the 9/11 terror attacks. He would also leave the NPD citing the partys desire to enter parliament, a position that was antithetical to his Reichsbrger stance, a loose movement that refuses to recognise the Federal Republic. A fusion of antisemitism, xenophobia, and anti-American conspiracies helped the NPD almost double its membership to 6,500 between 1996 and 2000, their message resonated with unemployed youth in eastern Germany. Experts pointed to the potent danger of Mahlers fusion of antisemitism and anti-imperialist nationalism. East Germany is still a fertile political ground for the NPD, with 264 of its 338 local council seats found in the region. The party did not make any progress in regional assemblies, as it did not reach the election threshold last September. A study by the Gttingen Institute for Democracy Studies found that old cultural attitudes carried over from the communist-era explain the virulent levels of xenophobia in east Germany. In short, the report documents how a selective cultural memory fuses and a failure to reconcile Nazi-era antisemitism helps fuel the scapegoating of foreigners for social and economic woes. This closed and ethnically homogenised society increases their vulnerability to the narratives of populists and the far-right. The study was commissioned following a rise in extreme right-wing violence in 2015. In January 2017, Germanys constitutional court rejected another bid to have the NPD banned, citing its lack of threat to German democracy. A move that drew broad criticism. In 2005, Horst was dismissed from the legal team of notorious Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, for having a racist conviction. Two years later, Zundel was found guilty of 14 counts of incitement to racial hatred and given a five-year prison sentence, the largest prison term available under German law for Holocaust denial.

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  • (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work."