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Rescuing Israel: The Holocaust – The Timeline

“It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.” — François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)

The following timeline of holocaust related events was sourced from the Holocaust Calendar document on The Holocaust Historiography Project website.

2/8/1920: The Illustrated Sunday Herald publishes a full-page article by Winston Churchill entitled, Zionism versus Bolshevism: A struggle for the soul of the Jewish people.

3/24/1933: The headline story of the London Daily Express reads, Judea Declares War on Germany. The article goes on to proclaim, “Jews of all the world unit. Boycott of German goods. Mass demonstrations.

11/9/1938: Kristallnacht (Crystal Night). The sole incident of anti-Jewish rioting during the Third Reich. An isolated event that has somehow gained much more attention than the widespread desecration and destruction of Christian churches throughout Soviet Russia and its various satellites during and after the Communist revolution, or the frequent attacks on Catholic churches in Spain (not merely during the 1936-1939 civil war but during the days of the leftist Spanish Republic in the years before its overthrow). Because Kristallnach rioting was triggered by the murder of a German diplomat (Ernst vom Rath), one might also recall that it was the wounding of Israeli ambassador (to Great Britain) Shlomo Argov that served as the pretext for Israel’s massive 1982 invasion and occupation of Lebanon, during which thousands of Arab civilians were slaughtered in savage Israeli artillery and aerial attacks. Israel’s murderous invasion was crowned by the massacres at Sabra and Shatila, Palestinian refugee camps into which Israeli troops admitted henchmen drawn from the allegedly Christian Lebanese, and then sat back as more than a thousand Palestinian men, women, and children were slaughtered. Vom Rath’s assassin, 17-year-old Pole Hershl Grynszpan, eventually fell into German hands and survived the war.

5/10/1941: Rudolf Hess flies to Great Britain as an ambassador of peace, is captured, and is locked away in prison until the day he dies.

3/19/1942: FDR signs Executive Order No. 9012 establishing the War Relocation Authority, which soon starts to operate the internment camps for American citizens of Japanese descent, some of whom were born in America, even though none of whom is charged with any crime. Note that in America, citizens were being herded into camps based on race before the Nazis herded Jews (who were not citizens of Germany and were in fact enemy aliens) into concentration camps based on race alone. The U.S. Congress and Supreme Court uphold these actions.

8/12/1942: Rudolf Hoess issues a special order concerning the use of the disinfectant Zyklon B, which reads: “A case of indisposition with slight symptoms of poisoning by hydrocyanic gas which occurred today makes it necessary to warn all those participating in the gassings and all other SS members that in particular on opening rooms used for gassing SS not wearing masks must wait at least five hours and keep at a distance of at least 15 meters from the chamber. In addition, particular attention should be paid to the wind direction. — The gas being used at present contains less odorous warning agent and is therefore especially dangerous. — The SS garrison doctor declines all responsibility for any accidenthat should occur in the case where these directive have not been complied with by the SS members.” Apparently, Hoess felt moved to issue this warning after seeing the sonderkommando entering the “gas chambers” within moments of an “execution,” eating and smoking, as has been testified to by so-called “eyewitnesses.

2/28/1944: H. Hewett, assistant secretary for the British Ministry of Information states in a letter that “(w)e cannot reform the Bolsheviks but we can do our best to save them – and ourselves – from the consequences of their acts. The disclosures (of Soviet genocide) of the past quarter century will render more denials unconvincing. The only alternative to denial is to distract public attention from the whole subject. Experience has shown that the best distraction is atrocity propaganda directed against the enemy … your cooperation is therefore earnestly sought to distract public attention from the doings of the Red Army by your whole-hearted support of various charges against the Germans and Japanese which have been and will be put into circulation by the Ministry.

8/24/1944: Soviet secret police (NKVD) are alleged to have murdered 600 Polish soldiers and officers in the forests of Trzebuska, not far from Rzeszow. Suppressed documentation reveals that the mass graves of Trzebuska were discovered in 1980, but were again suppressed by the Polish government to protect its ally.

4/26/1945: The date SS officer Kurt Gerstein’s first two (of at least six) “confessions.” Confession 1 is handwritten in French. Confession 2 is typewritten in French, dated April 26, 1945 (also presented as Nuernberg document PS-1553; rejected by the IMT but accepted by the AMT!). Confession 3 is typewritten in German and is dated May 4, 1945. Confession 4 is handwritten in French, dated May 6, 1945. Confession 5 is typewritten in French, dated May 6, 1945. And Confession 6 is typewritten in German, dated May 6, 1945. Also, there are three distinct versions of Confession 5.

1/30/1946: When the “confession” of Kurt Gerstein is offered as evidence at the war crimes trials at Nuernberg, it is judged to be so obviously phony that it is rejected, and not permitted to be read before the court. Even kangaroo courts have standards to maintain! In later trials, this same document is admitted as evidence by judges and prosecutors desperate for anything that will help them hang their virtually defenseless victims.

10/6/1946: Senator Bob Taft (R-Ohio) speaks out against the Nuernberg War Crimes Trials, and throws away his and the Republican party’s chances for the presidency in the upcoming elections.

6/21/1946: While questioning defendant Albert Speer at the Nuernberg trials, US prosecutor Robert Jackson tells Speer that he has certain information that the Nazis erected a small village just outside of Auschwitz, put approximately 20,000 Jews in it, and by means of a newly invented weapon eradicated these people almost instantaneously in such a way that there was no trace left of them, and that the explosive used had developed temperatures of from 400 to 500 degrees Centigrade. Jackson: “Do you know about that experiment?” Speer: “No, and I consider it utterly improbable.” Jackson then dropped the matter, which is too bad because this story is much more easily defended than the current “gas chamber” myth.

11/16/1979: The British Jewish Chronicle calls for the restriction of certain library books (read: revisionist literature) to “reference” only.

11/2/1979: Gitta Sereny in the New Statesman admits that “Auschwitz was not primarily an extermination camp” and that “there have been books or films which were only partly true, or even were partly faked.” Sereny further admits being approached to ghost-write Martin Gray’s For Those I Loved.

4/29/1979: Elie Wiesel, writing in Jewish Week, states, “The Holocaust is our strength. We have been shielded by it for a generation.

8/15/1979: A bomb demolishes the car of Tscherim Soobzokov. Soobzokov had been falsely accused of “war crimes” during WWII, but had been completely exonerated by two Federal courts of all accusations. The bombing came days after Mordechai Levy of the Jewish Defense Organization denounced Soobzokov and threated his life in a fiery speech at a New Jersey synagogue. On opening the front door of his house to investigate, Soobzokov set off another bomb that had been rigged to his door. Soobzokov, his wife, daughter, and four-year-old grandchild were injured in the blast. Soobzokov underwent nine hours of emergency surgery and his leg had to be amputated. Morchechai Levy told reporters, “The only thing I regret is that instead of losing his legs, he should have lost his life.” On September 6, Soobzokov succumbed to his injuries.

8/30/1979: First International Revisionist Conference, Northrup University, Los Angeles, California. An award of $50,000 is announced for anyone who can prove the Nazis used homicidal gas chambers.

9/6/1979: Tscherim Soobzokov dies of injuries received from a bomb rigged to the front door of his house. Soobzokov had previously been falsely accused of “war crimes” during WWII, but had been completely exonerated in two Federal courts. Morechai Levy, of the Jewish Defense Organization, applauded the terrorists who attacked this innocent man and his family.

10/25/1980: The Los Angeles Times prints an article in which it attempts to establish that Revisionism leads to “anti-Semitism,” which in turn has lead to the recent bombings in Europe.

10/9/1980: An article in the New York Post entitled, Anne Frank May Not Have Inked That Famous Diary, reports on disclosures made in the German news weekly Der Spiegel to the effect that “A report by the German Federal Criminal Investigation Bureau (BKA) indicates that portions of the diary had been altered or added after 1951, casting doubt over the authenticity of the entire work.” The 1951 date is significant because that is the year of the introduction of the ball-point pen, ink from which was used in portions of the diary.

11/30/1980: The home of Dr. Reinhard Buchner (a member of the Institute of Historical Review’s Editorial Advisory Committee) is beseiged by a mob of zealots affiliated with the Jewish Defense League calling for his death. Members of the mob admit to the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner that it was they who harangued and spit on Buchner some months earlier.

12/17/1980: In an interview on French radio, Professor Robert Faurisson calls the existence of Nazi gas chambers and the massacre of millions of Jews during WWII “historic lies.” For his trouble, Faurisson is hauled into court and convicted of “inciting hatred and racial discrimination.”

12/18/1980: Mel Mermelstein submits his claim to the IHR that he can prove there were homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz.

12/20/1980: The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner prints a letter from David McCalden (Director of the Institute for Historical Review) rebutting an inaccurate article about Dr. Reinhard Buchner (a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the IHR).

12/26/1980: The Jewish Press attempts to explain away Professor Noam Chomsky’s support for Holocaust revisionists by deciding Chomsky suffers from self hate.

7/31/1980: After almost a year, no one steps forward to claim the $50,000 prize offered by the IHR to anyone who can prove the Nazis used homicidal gas chambers.

8/11/1980: David Alexander, president of Pomona College in California (the site of the 1980 Revisionist Conference) writes in a letter to the Institute for Historical Review that “because of the College’s commitment to open and free inquiry Pomona College will not be able to offer the use of its facilities in the future.

8/1/1980: Second International Revisionist Conference, Ontario, California. Announced at this conference are two contests, each for $25,000 to anyone who can either prove the diary of Anne Frank is genuine or that the Nazis ever made soap from the bodies of Jews.

9/29/1980: In an Exterminationist symposium in Jerusalem, Professor Franklin H. Littell states, “You can’t discuss the truth of the Holocaust. That’s a distortion of freedom of speech. The U.S. should emulate West Germany, which outlaws such public exercises. We now have to deal with a minimum of violence; later we’ll have to fight them in the streets.” Ignoring Professor Littell’s stand on the First Amendment, can you imagine the furor if a revisionist had called for fighting anti-revisionists in the streets? (see the Jerusalem Post, International Edition, October 19-25, 1980).

1/8/1981: Simon Wiesenthal, in a letter to the Institute for Historical Review, claims to have proof of the existence of Nazi gas chambers that will win him $50,000, and proof of the authenticity of the Anne Frank “diary” that will win him $25,000. Unfortunately, Wiesenthal subsequently failed to provide this proof, and had to forgo the prize money.

1/8/1981: The Chicago Jewish Sentinel reports that there is now a Survivors’ Registry for those former concentration camp inmates “who are prepared to disclose their personal stories to serious media artists working on Holocaust themes.” There’s no business like Shoah business.

10/9/1981: Judge Thomas Johnson of the Superior Court of California hands down a partial decision on the case of Mermelstein vs. the IHR, taking “judicial notice” of the fact that Jews were gassed at Auschwitz in 1944.

11/20/1981: The Third International Revisionist Conference, Los Angeles, California. At this conference it is announced that no one stepped forward with proof to claim either of the two $25,000 prizes — one of which would have gone to anyone who could proof the authenticity of the Anne Frank diary and the other to anyone who could prove that the Nazis ever made soap from the bodies of Jews.

2/1/1981: Telford Taylor, Chief Prosecutor at the NMT Nuremberg Trials, reveals during a book review that despite his own role in wartime Army Intelligence, “I had no awareness of the ‘Final Solution’ until after the War, and inquiry among my associates of those times — not a few of them Jewish — has disclosed very few who were more sensitive or perceptive than I in this respect It was known that many of the atrocity stories of World War I, especially those involving the German occupation of Belgium, had proved unfounded and were either deliberate fabrications or the natural product of the wartime rumor mill. There was a general awareness that propaganda was a weapon of war, and this spread a skepticism, in large part justified, that robbed official accounts of much of their credibility.

2/28/1981: Professor Noam Chomsky sets for his support for the academic freedom of Holocaust revisionist Professor Robert Faurisson in an article in the Nation.

2/4/1981: PBS airs the British film, Kitty: Return to Auschwitz, in which Holocaust “survivor” Kitty Hart so fails to be convincing that even her own son can manage no more than a faintly bemused expression while listening to her delusional ramblings.

3/30/1981: Joseph Brewda writing in New Solidarity cites a memorandum from the International Caucus of Labor Committees (to Secretary of State Alexander Haig) that accuses Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal of being a Nazi collaborator during WWII.

3/4/1981: West German authorities kick down doors and ransack 2,000 homes in search of … books! Did these books urge violence? Did they contain state secrets? Were they libelous or scandalous? No, they merely presented a different view of the Holocaust myth, and for that reason had to be confiscated. The source of the books, Canadian Ernst Zündel, was charged for dissemination of “hate propaganda.” In August of 1982, the District Court of Stuttgart ruled that Zuendel was completely innocent of the accusations, and ordered the state treasury to pay all court costs.

4/10/1981: The Jewish Journal confirms Simon Wiesenthal’s dedication to freedom of speech by noting that Wiesenthal has “urged that the US adopt legislation against racial hatred.

4/30/1981: The editorial page of the Los Angeles Times contains a piece by Rachel Patron, who claims that as a Polish Jew she was shipped off to Siberia by the Soviets during WWII (and you thought all Polish Jews were captured and gassed by Nazis). Ms. Patron goes on to state that on later passing through Ukraine on her return to Poland she found a shed full of soap made from Jews. Isn’t it interesting how these Holocaust survivors can remember seeing things that never existed?

5/16/1981: Deborah Lipstadt, a teacher of Modern Jewish History at UCLA, publishes an elaborate rebuttal to the Jewish soap stories in the Los Angeles Times. Having said that, however, Ms. Lipstadt then goes on to repeat the lies that 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis during WWII, and that the Nazis made lampshades from human skin. Proof, Ms. Lipstadt?

5/31/1981: After weeks of rabble-rousing in the Canadian Jewish News (and other periodicals), an anti-German rally takes place at Allen Gardens (Canada). During the rally, speaker after speaker publically denounce and slander a Canadian citizen of German descent and others. The assembled multitude then walk to the business of a local German-Canadian and attempt to break through police lines to attack those inside. Neither the rally organizers, speakers, or attendees are censured for these acts. (In contrast, imagine what would have happened had Germans held a similar demonstration about Jews!)

6/25/1981: IHR headquarters in Torrance is bombed at 5 am. Claiming responsibility for the bombing is a man who called the Associated Press and identified himself as being a member of the Jewish Defenders, an arm of the violence-prone Jewish Defense League headed locally by Mordecai Levy and nationally by Irv Rubin.

7/20/1981: The SPOTLIGHT announces that more than 100,000 copies of the German language edition of its special Holocaust supplement, The Great Holocaust Debate, has been circulated in the Federal Republic of Germany, even though such distribution is illegal due to German laws against “denying” the Holocaust.

9/14/1981: The New York Post reports that 54 Jews are undergoingtwo weeks of training in upstate New York from “Israeli Commandos and US Army Special Forces soldiers” who teach them weapons handling, international politics, the Old Testament, and techniques of guerilla warfare.

9/9/1981: Mordecai Levy of the Jewish Defense League is arraigned in Los Angeles federal count on charges of firebombing a Nigerian diplomat’s car in New York City. Apparently, Levi was attempting to firebomb members of the Soviet delegation but missed. A week earlier, Levy had been arrested for physically assaulting — in a courtroom — a 77-year-old Latvian native.

11/17/1982: An Associated Press report by Ken Kusmer in the Los Angeles Daily News carries the astonishing news that Holocaust survivor Siegfried Halbreich saw Dr. Josef Mengele playing piano in a Los Angeles area restaurant in 1980, a year after Mengele’s death. Halbreich is quoted as saying, “I could not be wrong in recognizing Mengele.” Halbreich claims to have met Mengele six or seven times while Halbreich was detained at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

2/13/1982: The Weekend Australian quotes Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center as saying that the Institute for Historical Review has “disintegrated.” Either this is another blatant lie, or Rabbi Hier is unaware that the SWC has 20 paid subscriptions to the Journal of Historical Review, which is published by the IHR, or that the SWC continues to order books from the IHR from time to time.

2/18/1982: The Canadian Jewish News reports that Jewish students at the University of Toronto are attempting to have revisionist works reclassified as fiction in order to have them shelved away from the “true” Holocaust books.

2/19/1982: The German weekly newspaper Die Zeit warns that historical revisionism must be taken serious, lest an Orwellian situation come to pass as in the novel 1984. Apparently, Die Zeit is unaware that in George Orwell’s 1984 the threat came from central powers controlling the thoughts of the individual, not from individuals displaying unorthodox thinking. The paper does concede, however, that a few of the better-known Holocaust stories may have been without foundation after all, but that doesn’t change a thing.

2/19/1982: The Los Angeles Times reports that David Shimtob, once a Jewish Defense League member, has been rearrested on various burglary, assault, and homicide charges in connection with a vicious group of paramilitary thugs that had been committing armed robberies of residences.

2/19/1982: The Toronto Globe and Mail reports that the ADL is planning to ask the Library of Congress reclassify revisionist books as fiction. Says the League’s executive director Alan Shefman, “We don’t want this to be seen as book-banning, because we’re very much opposed to censorship.” That is, he wants the books banned, but he doesn’t want it to appear as if they are being banned.

2/1/1982: Gary Hughes in the Adelaide Advertiser recounts the story of a brother and sister, reunited after 39 years, who had each thought the other to have been murdered in Nazi “gas chambers.

2/8/1982: The Ukrainian Catholic Daily lashes out at the US Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations for using Soviet-supplied evidence, collaborating with the KGB, and using the mass media to attack Eastern European ethnic communities.

3/30/1982: The Los Angeles Times reports that Dr. George Ashley is transferred from his teaching post at North Hollywood high school for answering a student’s question about the “other side” of the Holocaust. The ADL is aghast that Ashley is not fired, and LA school board member Roberta Weintraub laments the protection afforded Ashley by the First Amendment.

4/10/1982: Senator William Proxmire’s weak-kneed screed against the IHR is reported in the Congressional Record.

4/17/1982: Dr. Arthur Butz (author of The Hoax of the Twentieth Century) and William Lindsey, Ph.D. hold a seminar on key aspects of the Holocaust in Chicago.

4/19/1982: WW II American airman Paul Stralka shares details of his stay at Buchenwald for the Duluth News Tribune by recalling “long lines of prisoners being led to the gas chambers, which were usually disguised as showers.” Unfortunately, Buchenwald is in Germany, and as we all know, “there were no extermination camps on German soil” (Simon Wiesenthal, Books and Bookmen, April, 1975).

4/1/1982: The Institute for Historical Review offers a $50,000 reward “to any person who can prove that gas chambers existed at or in Auschwitz Concentration Camp during World War II.” Three people respond, none with evidence that can meet the standards set forth in the Federal Rules of Evidence of the United States. Among those not responding: Allan Ryan, Lily Maier, Simon Wiesenthal, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the St. Louise Center for Holocaust Studies, the Center for Holocaust Studies of Brooklyn, the Yad Vashem Museum and Library, Dr. Gisella Perl, Nathan Perlmutter, Lucy Dawidowicz, and Mel Mermelstein.

5/10/1982: At the United Jewish Welfare Fund Toy Division dinner, a man named Fred Kort was given the UJWF’s Humanitarian of the Year award. Kort is identified as a “survivor of the concentration camp at Treblinka.” One problem: on page 284 of the book The Death Camp Treblinka: A Documentary, only 69 people are listed as surviving Treblinka, and Fred Kort’s name is not among them. (Los Angeles Jewish Community Bulletin)

5/28/1982: The famed “ghetto boy” of Warsaw, photographed with his arms raised over his head as he was allegedly being hustled off to join the other Jews inside the gas ovens, has apparently surfaced in Rockland County, New York. Dr. Tsvi C. Nussbaum claims the picture is of him as a young boy. Some groups, who cherish the symbolism of the photo, refuse to believe Nussbaum’s claims. Of course, Nussbaum is not the first to claim himself as the subject of this photo; in 1978 wealthy Londoner Israel Rondel came forward to explain that the photo had been taken of Rondel after an arrest for theft, although he was later released unharmed and returned to his mother.

9/4/1982: The Fourth International Revisionist Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

12/14/1983: A series of arson attacks at four Connecticut synagogues seemed to be the work of Jew-hating racists. When the culprit is finally apprehended, however, it turns out to be a 17-year-old boy who was a member of one of the synagogues (New York Times). Those darned Jew-hating racists sure are tricky.

12/16/1983: The West German weekly newspaper Deutsche National-Zeitung publishes a sketch made by Simon Wiesenthal (which first appeared in Wiesenthal’s 1946 book, KZ Mauthausen) that supposedly shows three Mauthausen inmates who had been bound to posts and sadistically put to death by the Germans. Unfortunately for friends of the Holocaust myth (and Wiesenthal’s almost non-existent credibility), the newspaper also reprints three photos from the July 11, 1945 Life magazine that record the firing-squad execution of three German soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge. The connection? Wiesenthal’s sketch is shown to be nothing more than a poor rendition of the Life photos with a politically-correct caption. For those familiar with Wiesenthal’s book, you will remember that he also cites a “confession” of camp Commandant Ziereis that 4 million inmates were gassed to death at Mauthausen, when it is well known that no more than 206,000 people were ever sent to Mauthausen and its satellite camps.

12/28/1983: While on his way to a court appointment, Holocaust revisionist Ernst Zündel is attacked by JDL thugs, who knock him to the ground on the very steps of the courthouse, then proceed to beat and spit on Zündel and his attorney. Police offer virtually no protection and make no arrests.

3/18/1983: The perpetrator of a campaign of virulent anti-Semitic graffiti, harassment, and death threats in Geneva, Switzerland, turns out to be 23-year-old Jewish medical student Phlip Gotchel. We can only surmize that Gotchel was unable to locate a suitable Nazi (American Jewish World).

4/12/1983: A Reuters story, dateline Bonn, reports that Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles has urged Mayor Henning Yoscherau of Hamburg, Germany, to block construction of a shopping mall on a former Jewish cemetery after a German court gave the go-ahead to start building. Wrote Rabbi Cooper, “Considering the trauma and tragedy inflicted on the Jewish citizens of your city during the Holocaust, we would hope that the leaders of today’s Hamburg would take a stand on behalf of memory.

4/13/1983: The Toronto Star recounts the story of Frank Walus, who was fingered by Simon Wiesenthal first as a Gestapo collaborator, then later as a member of the Gestapo. Twelve eyewitnesses swore Walus was a mass-murderer who had stomped a pregnant Jew to death. Forty eyewitnesses placed Walus at the concentration camp in Kielce, Poland, during the war. At the trial, however, it was established that Walus was never at the camp, never a member of the Gestapo, never a member of the SS, and that in fact all of Wiesenthal’s charges against Walus were fabrications. This prompted the US Justice Department to drop all charges, issue an apology, and pay Walus $34,000 to help offset his legal fees.

2/6/1984: Outside a Canadian courthouse, a throng of armed JDL thugs (led by Marvin Weinstein … alias Meir Halevi) awaits the arrival of Holocaust doubter Ernst Zündel as they did two months earlier. This time, however, Zündel is able to make it to and from the courthouse without incident. Furious at being denied the opportunity to attack and beat a defenseless person, the JDL crowd then sets upon the news reporters and cameramen they had invited to record the occasion.

7/4/1984: The Institute for Historical Review is attacked by arsonists and burned to the ground in a vain attempt to silence the world’s leading voice for truth about the Holocaust myth. JDL activist Jerry Rubin proudly and defiantly claims foreknowledge of the arson attack, and names Los Angeles Police infiltrator/informant Larry Winston as the perpetrator. Local police and the FBI investigate briefly, then lose interest in what has been called the worst case of political terrorism in the history of the United States.

1/12/1985: According to the Toronto Globe and Mail, Arnold Friedman swore under oath that he had seen “fourteen foot flames” shooting out of the chimneys of crematorium at Auschwitz, and that he was able to tell whether the Nazis were burning fat Jewish Hungarians or skinny Jewish Poles by looking at the different colors of the smoke and flames coming out of the crematorium. On cross-examination, however, Mr. Friedman reversed himself upon being presented with details of crematorium operation, and was forced to agree that perhaps Jews were not being burned in crematoria buildings. Mr. Friedman then made the startling confession that his entire testimony was based on what he had been told by others.

1/17/1985: Maria Bohuslawsky of the Toronto Sun reports on a cross-examination that took place the day before, in which self-proclaimed Holocaust “expert” and author Raul Hilberg admitted under oath that after 36 years of studying the Holocaust, 1) he knew of no documentary (printed) evidence that the Nazis murdered or planned to murder Jews in gas chambers, 2) he had identified large parts of the key “confession” of Kurt Gerstein as to the “gassings” as “pure nonsense” and “totally false,” 3) when presenting the Gerstein “confession” as proof of Nazi misdeeds he had edited out inconvenient sections in order to make his point, 4) he knew of no autopsies that showed death by gassing, 5) he billed himself as a Holocaust expert for 18 years before even visiting Auschwitz (he then spent only one day there), 6) he was not familiar with many books on the subject of which he was alleged to be the expert, and 7) he knew of no scientific proof that even one Jew had been gassed. (see also the article on the same date by Kirk Makin in the Globe and Mail, and the Sault Star of 1/18/85.) Understandably, when called upon to testify again in a later trial, Hilberg begged off.

1/21/1985: The Alberta Report magazine quotes Holocaust survivor Eva Brewster as remembering how the bodies of Jews gassed at Auschwitz would be dropped through trap doors to the crematoria. Left out of the article are the facts that 1) no one else has ever “remembered” these trap doors, 2) no one else “remembers” that the “gas chambers” were above the crematoria, and 3) that there is no trace of these trap doors, either in blueprints, photographs, or in any other way.

1/24/1985: Holocaust heavyweight Rudolf Vrba, under cross-examination in a Canadian courtroom, states under oath that 150,000 French Jews were gassed at Auschwitz, in spite of the fact that the entire number of Jews deported from France were only 75,721. Vrba claims he arrived at his count “scientifically” by having listened to the language spoken by the inmates at Auschwitz and examining their luggage (!). The author of “I Cannot Forgive” next confessed that his book was “an artistic picture … not a document for a court,” in spite of the fact that Vrba’s testimony was crucial to both the War Refugee Board and the Auschwitz Trials in West Germany. Vrba further admitted that his written and pictorial descriptions of Auschwitz crematoria were a result of guessing, based on “what I heard it might look like.” Oops!

1/7/1985: The Toronto Globe and Mail reports that for the third time in as many appearances, Holocaust skeptic Ernst Zündel, his defense attorney, and a legal assistant are attacked on the steps of a Canadian courthouse (!) by 25 blood-seeking JDL thugs while the police and media stand by. Later, four members of the JDL mob are charged with disturbing the peace (not assault or attempted murder), charges which are subsequently dropped.

10/19/1985: Reverend Dr. Franklin H. Littel is quoted in the Jerusalem Post (international edition) as saying, “You can’t ‘discuss’ the truth of the Holocaust. That’s a distortion of free speech … The US should emulate West Germany, which outlaws such public exercises.” Of course, on July 26, 1984, Littel came out in The Jewish Times as being four-square in favor of the 1st Amendment when it comes to religious freedoms, saying “We who love liberty should also view with grave concern the use of government to punish or suppress persons and groups whose religious views we think are wrong-headed.

10/29/1985: The case against Friedrich Rainer is dismissed in a Vienna courtroom when the neither the plaintiff nor the prosecuting attorney (provided by Simon Wiesenthal himself) show up for the trial. Rainer had been accused or challenging the Holocaust myth, and the plaintiff, Dr. Ella Lingens, claimed to be able to “prove” that homicidal gas chambers existed at Auschwitz. I guess now we’ll never know.

10/2/1985: Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, under questioning from a caller during a talk show on KCKC radio (San Bernardino), first claims there were no gas chambers at Treblinka (twice), then he says there were gas chambers and that he knows who operated them, then he says Treblinka started with small gas chambers and then graduated to something else, then he says that there were gassings at Treblinka, then not. He winds up by saying that the “gas chambers” were mostly at Majdanek, Auschwitz, and Birkenau.

11/1/1985: Professional Holocaust survivor Mel Mermelstein sues the Institute for Historical Review for $60,000 because a letter from the Institute to Mermelstein was held up in the mail. Judge Charles Jones awards Mermelstein $38.36, considerably less than the hourly charge of Mermelstein’s high-priced attorney.

11/24/1985: After rocks were thrown through the windows of eight Jewish-owned shops in an apparent encore performance of similar acts two weeks earlier, Mayor Ed Koch and Jewish groups spring into action with an offer of $15,000 for information about the culprit. We do not know who collected the reward, but the vandal turns out to be 38-year-old Gary Dworkin, a Jewish resident of Boro Park.

2/12/1985: The Montreal Gazette reports that Dr. William Bryan Lindsey, who has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Indiana at Bloomington, and who for 33 years has been employed as a research chemist, gives sworn testimony that it would have been physically impossible for the Nazis to exterminate millions of Jews with Zyklon B in the large, unsealed rooms that are being presented to the gullible as “gas chambers.

2/16/1985: Sixth International Revisionist Conference, Anaheim, CA.

2/24/1985: The Toledo Blade cites Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig as claiming that soap was made from human fat at Buchenwald, and was an example of the “inconceivable” behavior of Germans during WWII.

2/28/1985: Ellen Kachuck, of the B’nai B’rith of Toronto, is quoted in the Toronto Globe and Mail as being far from pleased with the progress of the ongoing trial against Ernst Zündel, who claims the Holocaust never took place. Says Kachuck, “I think it was a much messier affair than we expected it to be in terms of things coming out we didn’t want.” Translation: the truth can be so inconvenient when you are trying to disseminate the Big Lie.

2/7/1985: As reported in the Toronto Sun, Robert Faurisson testifies under oath that there were never any gas chambers, mass murders, or other atrocities against Jews or anyone else during WWII. Dr. Faurisson is a professor in France, where he received his PhD from the Sorbonne. (see also the Canadian Jewish News, February 14, 1985)

2/8/1985: Wendy Darrocn, writing in the Toronto Star, recounts the sworn testimony of Russell William Barton, who was a medical student volunteer with the British Red Cross on May 2, 1945, when he entered the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen. According to Barton, there was no evidence of intentional starvation of the inmates, which has been the charge against Bergen-Belsen since the dropping of the original charge that Bergen-Belsen had homicidal gas chambers.

3/1/1985: The Toronto Globe and Mail, in a truly gutsy move, prints a photo of the swimming pool at Auschwitz taken by Swedish researcher Ditlieb Felderer, who has taken some 30,000 photos of Nazi concentration camps and conducted forensic tests on Holocaust-related artifacts. This is the first time this photograph has been published. Earlier in the year, a judge had refused to admit this photo (and others) as evidence because it did not fit his preconceived notions about WWII concentration camps.

4/22/1985: After WWII, Max Glauben was told his two aunts had been sent to the gas chambers at a German extermination camp. He assumed he was the only surviving family member. Today, his aunts telephoned Glauben in Dallas from Philadelphia after finding his name in a computer data bank maintained by the National Register of Jewish Holocaust Survivors.

4/23/1985: The New York Times records the Auschwitz memories of one Pearl Herskovic, who says she saw her whole family go up in “billowing smoke” from an crematorium chimney, and that her family’s “ashes began to fall on my arm.” Apparently, scientific fact and technical impossibility cannot withstand irrational “truths” that are drummed into people’s heads through endless repetition and suppression of contrary information.

5/15/1985: The home of revisionist Dr. George Ashley is damaged by a crude explosive. The letters “JDL” are spray-painted on the sidewalk in front of the home. This is the fourth time in three years that Dr. Ashley’s home has been attacked by thugs.

5/19/1985: Canadian journalist Doug Collins (North Shore News, North Vancouver, BC) becomes the first established journalist in North America to tell readers that the Holocaust story just doesn’t add up.

5/31/1985: A character in the comic strip Dondi vividly recalls (over 40 years later) the “big red chimney and Zyklon B poison gas” … at Dachau! Considering that no one seriously puts forth the proposition that Dachau had homicidal gas chambers, this is indicative of the future of the entire Holocaust myth … relegated to the make-believe world of the funny pages.

6/7/1985: The Israeli daily Ha’aretz reports on a study by the University of Haifa that shows, once again, that the majority of Jewish children in Israel see Arabs as “terrorists and murderers of children.” It appears that Israelis have learned the lessons of fascism well.

7/27/1985: Professional Holocaust survivor Mel Mermelstein settles a lawsuit against the Institute for Historical Review out-of-court in exchange for $90,000 and a simple apology. Mermelstein had sued the Institute for Historical Review for $17 million for various causes, including mental anguish, sleepless nights, and injurious denial of established historical fact (a cause of action hitherto unused in American courts, but popular in communist courts). It is estimated that the trial cost Mermelstein $150,000, and his law firm claims to have donated $400,000 worth of legal work to this one case.

8/5/1985: Rabbi Meir Kahane, Orthodox Jew, Zionist, member of the Knesset, and founder of the Jewish Defense League, is quoted in the New York Times as saying, “Western democracy as we know it is incompatible with Zionism.” No wonder the state of Israel has no constitution or bill of rights.

1/28/1986: West German police storm the home of Otto Ernst Remer to seize a copy of a videotape that challenges the myth of the Holocaust … an obvious thought-crime.

10/20/1986: The FBI connects the pre-performance firebombing of the Moscow State Symphony to the Jewish Defense League (JDL).

11/17/1986: The SPOTLIGHT (Washington, DC) reveals that the FBI was ordered by National Security Council analyst Genneth de Graffenried to omit from its 1984 report on domestic crime the terrorist attack on the Institute of Historical Review. de Graffenried has been categorized as a dual-loyalist (that is, loyal to both America and Israel) and Israel-firster (that is, putting the wants, needs, and wishes of Israel ahead of those of America, in spite of his oath of office).

11/24/1986: An official Israeli inquiry finds no evidence that Austrian President Kurt Waldheim committed Nazi war crimes against the Jews. Previously, Simon Wiesenthal had spoken of Walheim’s guilt as if it was absolute truth, which is one reason why the old Nazi hunter Wiesenthal is held in such low regard by law enforcement agencies around the world.

2/15/1986: In an interview on WNET with professor of Jewish History Dr. Yosef Yerushalmi, Bill Moyers asks Yerushalmi to clarify his statement that the image of the Holocaust is being shaped not on the historian’s anvil but in the novelist’s crucible. Yerushalmi replies that because the historical research has now all been done (!), the door is wide open for an infinite number of fictional refrains on this, the central event of all history. Translation: Let the brainwashing begin.

2/15/1986: Seventh International Revisionist Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

3/13/1986: Police raid a home near Brussels, Belgium, on behalf of West German authorities, seeking to confiscate a videotape that challenges the Holocaust myth … another blow against free speech.

3/16/1986: Melvin Konner in the New York Times Book Review points out that poet Avraham Stuzkever, claimed by Allen Ginsberg to have been killed in a ghetto during WWII, is in fact alive and well and living in Tel Aviv.

3/24/1986: An AP wire service story in the Schenectady Gazette tells of a reunion between two childhood friends, Lieba Wainer and Yacob Basner. Coincidentally, Basner not only married another friend of Wainer’s who Wainer had presumed murdered by Nazis, but had been in the same concentration camp with Wainer’s husband between 1940 and 1945 (!), although they never met.

3/25/1986: West German police raid the house of Ernst Roemer in Hamburg in search of a booklet challenging the Holocaust myth. Police were alerted to the existence of the book by examining a bookstore’s order for the book, which was purchased before the book was banned. George Orwell was right.

3/30/1986: The New York Times Book Review runs a letter to the editor concerning Martin Gilbert’s book, The Holocaust, in which the correspondent quotes Gilbert as writing, “… on Oct. 20, 1944, (Yitzhak) Sonenson’s mother and sister were killed …” The letter writer then goes on to introduce herself as Yitzhak Sonenson’s sister, Yaffa Eliach. She continues, saying, “My brother Yitzhak is quite aware of my existence. In frequent family reunions on both sides of the Atlantic, we celebrate this great gift of life.

4/27/1986: An article in the Los Angeles Times by staff writer Robert Gillette reveals that enormous numbers of Russians, Ukrainians, Balts, Poles, and others welcomed the German invaders as liberators from communism and from the suffering they had endured during the 1920s and 1930s. One Red Army general, Andrei Vlasov, even raised an army to fight alongside the Germans in hopes of helping to bring down Stalin.

4/8/1986: Police raid the home of retired judge Wilhelm Staeglich, searching for prohibited materials (that is, those challenging the Holocaust myth). They find nothing, but confiscate some other documents for good measure.

5/19/1986: Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig, responding to questions from revisionist Bradley Smith on West Bloomfield radio station WSPD-AM, admits that the human-soap story is only a rumor. So what? Well, previously Rabbi Rosenzveig had exhibited absolutely no compunctions about perpetrating the lie that soap was made from human fat at Buchenwald, and was an example of the “inconceivable” behavior of Germans during WWII (see the Toledo Blade, February 24, 1985).

5/6/1986: The Institute of Historical Review presents official testimony to the Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education subcommittee of the Education and Labor Committee ofthe House of Representatives, urging that Holocaust studies not exclude facts and research that might not be consistent with orthodoxy. This effort to support the First Amendment is repaid with an attack on the IHR in the Congressional Record by Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ).

6/12/1986: An editorial in the Washington Times reveals that enormous numbers of Russians, Ukrainians, Balts, Poles, and others welcomed the German invaders as liberators from communism and from the suffering they had endured during the 1920s and 1930s. One Red Army general, Andrei Vlasov, even raised an army to fight alongside the Germans in hopes of helping to bring down Stalin.

6/28/1986: Raul Hilberg, fresh from his appearance as a witness at the trial of Canadian Ernst Zündel, is quoted in the Jerusalem Post as doubting the veracity of key Holocaust witnesses, pointing up the severe shortcomings of not only the magic 6,000,000 figure but exterminationist estimations of Holocaust dead in general, and challenging survivor accounts. During questioning by Zündel’s lawyer Doug Christie, Hilberg was forced to concede that although he cited SS officer Kurt Gerstein ten times in his book (Destruction of the European Jews), he did so only after editing parts of the Gerstein statements that were “pure nonsense” and “totally false.

8/17/1986: A front-page article by B. Amouyal in the Jerusalem Post quotes Yad Vashem Archives director Shmuel Krakowski to the effect that “Over half of the 20,000 testimonies from Holocaust survivors on record at Yad Vashem are ‘unreliable’ and have never been used as evidence in Nazi war crimes trials.” The story also states, “Krakowski says that many survivors, wanting ‘to be part of history’ may have let their imaginations run away with them. ‘Many were never in the places where they claim to have witnessed atrocities, while others relied on second-hand information given them by friends or passing strangers,’ according to Krakowski.” (paragraph) “A large number of testimonies on file were later proved inaccurate when locations and dates could not pass an expert historian’s appraisal.

9/1/1986: The Baltimore Gay Paper examines the unedited Dutch version of Anne Frank’s diary and comes to the conclusion that Ms. Frank was a lesbian. And you say you thought history had nothing to do with politics.

9/25/1986: Washington Jewish Week reports that Theodore Weiner, head of Judaica cataloguing at the Library of Congress, is creating a new subject heading for Holocaust revisionist literature (separate from establishment Holocaust literature, which until the late seventies was placed among other books on WWII), presumably to avoid any confusion among those who wish only to learn one side of the story.

9/2/1986: The FBI connects the tossing of a tear gas grenade during a performance of the Moiseyev Dance Company at the Met to the Jewish Defense Leagure (JDL).

9/3/1986: US District Court Judge Lawrence Sydick approves a motion by the Institute of Historical Review to dismiss a lawsuit by professional Holocaust survivor Mel Mermelstein.

1/28/1987: SS Gruppenfuehrer Gerhard Klopfer, who served as state secretary in the Party Chancellery under Martin Bormann and was the last surviving member of the Wannsee Conference (at which it was alleged that details were worked out for the “final solution“) dies in Heilbronn, West Germany. Klopfer was charged with war crimes at Nuernberg, but the case was dropped for lack of evidence, and in fact Klopfer was permitted to resume practicing law in 1956. This lends credence to the proposition that the Wannsee Conference had nothing to with with an extermination program.

10/11/1987: Eighth International Revisionist Conference, Irvine, CA.

10/27/1987: German taxi driver Denis Doyle, who had been arrested and subjected to a house search after he was found distributing materials relating to Holocaust revisionism, has his case dismissed despite the best efforts of Juergen Hess and Judge Wolfgang Menz.

11/26/1987: Haim Shapiro, in Israel’s leading English-language daily (The Jerusalem Post) reports, “Despite widespread acceptance of the Holocaust as a tragedy unique in Jewish history, leading Torah scholars are ‘unanimous’ in ‘denying the uniqueness of the Holocaust as an event different … from any previous national catastrophe,’ according to British Chief Rabbi Sir Immanuel Jakobovits.” (paragraph) “The British chief rabbi noted that this was the case, despite the existence of what he described as ‘an entire indultry, with handsome profits for writers, researchers, film-makers, monument builders, museum planners, and even politicians.’ He added that some rabbis and theologians were ‘partners in this big business.’” Translation: There’s no business like Shoah business.

11/26/1987: The Winnipeg Free Press reports that the B’nai B’rith has been found guilty of libel, and assessed damages of $400,000 (a record at that time). The judgment came because of B’nai B’rith’s publication of an investigation of allegations of anti-Semitic remarks by a political opponent, which cost the opponent the election.

12/15/1987: The Aurora School District in Colorado demotes Hinkley High School teacher Dorothy Groteluschen for letting slip to her students that there are two sides to the Holocaust myth. Groteluschen later sues for back pay and wins (February 1, 1991).

2/9/1987: The New York Post reports that during a chance encounter between New York city Mayor Ed Koch and Long Beach businessman and professional Holocaust survivor Mel Mermelstein, Mermelstein informed the Mayor that “I was part of the special detail which hauled the bodies from the gas chamber and took them to the crematorium.” He apparently also told Koch that he had seen Dr. Mengele directing traffic to the gas chambers. Interestingly enough, in Mermelstein’s memoir Not by Bread Alone (1979) he says nothing about either one of these allegations. When deposed in connection with a court suit in 1981, he denied that had had done any physical work at all at the camp, and forgot to mention his eyewitness account of Dr. Mengele. Also during the deposition, he denied seeing the gas chambers at any time other than May 22, 1944, when his mother and two sisters were “gassed.” Mermelstein’s memory, like some wines, seems to be improving with age.

2/9/1987: The following piece on memory by Philip Ziegler (New York Times Book Review) appeared in Forbes. “Between 1936 and 1945 an ingenious anthropologist called Tom Harrison set up a network of observers to record the views of the Briton-in-the-street on a wide range of issues. The fruit of his labors, the Mass Observation Archive, contains many first-hand accounts of incidents that occurred during the wartime blitz, which were written immediately after the event and can therefore reasonably be accepted as accurate. Some 30 years later, a number of the surviving ‘mass observers’ were asked to revive their memories. In every case, the relationship between the original and the revised version was so remote as to be almost coincidental. Yet, but for the original written evidence, their oral testimony would have been accepted as eminently reliable.

5/1/1987: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, police arrest three men, including 18-year-old Jew Matthew Tannenbaum, for vandalizing the predominantly Jewish Woodcrest Country Club on April 18.

5/1/1987: US Secretary of the Interior Donald P. Hodel informs a crowd of some 6,000 Holocaust survivors that Holocaust education is as important for Americans as the history of their own nation. Apparently, Hodel is unaware that the last thing the Holocaust lobby wants is more study of the facts and claims surrounding the Holocaust story.

6/29/1987: The Chicago Tribune reports the reuniting of a family thought to have been murdered by the Nazis during WWII. For 40 years, Lucia Miller “thought her sister and an aunt were the only other members of her family to survive the Holocaust. This weekend, she saw differently: About 130 cousins — from her generation to her grandchild’s — gathered in Chicago from around the world for a Mintz family reunion.” The story goes on to say that “family members from Florida, California, Israel, France, and Brazil arrived to join the celebration.” Helene Pomeranc from Paris “thought it was just my father and me.” The reunion was the result of 30 years of effort by Harry Mintz, who searched for relatives by advertising in Eurpean newspapers and looking through thousands of telephone book pages. While reunions such as that of the Mintz family are not every day occurences, they are by no means unusual. Unfortunately, each family member often believes that all the other family members were murdered, multiplying the death toll, while few make any attempt to locating missing family members.

7/16/1987: A Washington Times article about the opening of a mass grave in Poland carries the headline, Mass Grave in Poland Dug up But Only Germans are Found. Imagine the outcry if the racially-, ethnically-, and religiously-sensitive Times (owned by Reverend Sun Myung Moon) had run a headline reading, Mass Grave in Poland Dug up But Only Jews are Found, or Mass Grave in South Africa Dug up But Only Blacks are Found.

7/3/1987: Rabbi Dr. Samuel A. Turk claims in the New York Jewish Press that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated because he had blasphemed when he said “Ich bin ein Berliner” in Berlin in 1963. Turk’s remarks were part of an open letter to President Ronald Reagan, in which the cleric expressed his outrage that Reagan had publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

8/24/1987: The New York Post prints a nine-page spread of wartime photos, said to have come from the collection of the late Tscherim Soobzokov, who had been acquitted of charges that he was a member of the Einsatzgruppe during WWII. Lurid captions are provided by Elie Wiesel and Lucjan Dobroszycki (the later being the senior research associate of New York’s YIVO Institute for Jewish Research). A few days later, the son of the actual owner comes forward to claim the photos, which had been stolen from his apartment. The photos were part of a collection of photos purchased in Germany during the owner’s military service after the war, and had nothing to do either with Soobzokov or with the demonstrably false captions assigned them by Wiesel and Dobroszycki.

8/6/1987: A 19-year-old Jew Gary L. Stein is arrested for burning a swastika on the lawn of a private home in Rockville. (Washington Jewish Week)

8/6/1987: Irv Rubin, Earl Krugel, and Robert Manning, all members of the radical Zionist Jewish Defense League (JDL) are booked for investigation of using an explosive device at the Beth-Sar Shalom Religious Center. (Associated Press)

8/6/1987: The “anti-Semitic” arsonist who destroyed the Woodside synagogue in Silver, Spring on April 8, 1986 is now reported to be known to have been a member of the congregation, but because the suspect has left the area no arrest has been made. If the perpetrator had been a white non-Jew, the worldwide man-hunt would have ended in the death penalty for sure.

9/11/1987: The Los Angeles B’nai B’rith Messenger informs us that in early 1944 Hitler ordered SS commander Heinrich Himmler to do away with “all maimed, disabled German soldiers, including SS troops, who were of no further use to the Third Reich,” using gasoline injections (!). This proposed slaughter of 750,000 German solders was allegedly stopped by Pope Pius XII. There is no mention why author Kurt Margalit is apparently the only historian ever to hear of this story, although we can certainly guess why no credence (or follow-up activity) was ever given it.

11/28/1988: It seemed a clear case of vandalism when swastikas appeared for a fourth time in the hallway of a Yonkers woman who supported a controversial desegregation plan, accompanied this time by death threats. By December 1, however, the culprit turns out to be no one else but the victim herself, Laurie Recht. (New York Daily News)

2/10/1988: The automobile of German historian Ernst Nolte was set ablaze, apparently as a reminder that neither anti-communism nor scholarship are universally appreciated. Nolte, whose 1987 book The European Civil War, 1917-1945: National Socialism and Bolshevism expresses pusillanimous support for examining the Holocaust myth more carefully, is nonetheless considered a radical among the establishment German historians. Nolte’s transgressions began in June 1986, when he published a cautiously dissident essay in the West German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Battling Nolte are Marxist academics such as Jurgen Habermas, who oppose any neutral discussion of the National Socialist (Nazi) era.

2/13/1988: Journalist Robin Ludlow of the Southam News, commenting on Canada’s continuing ban in the import of certain books in the Hamilton, Ontario Spectator, notes “there are some patterns to what is prohibited and what isn’t. Customs seems to clamp down harder on criticism of Jews, Zionists, Communists, and blacks than it does on criticism of Germans, Nazis, Arabs, right-wing groups, and fundamentalist Christians.” As of December 1987, there were over 500 titles on the Canadian Customs list of prohibited “hate material,” including a tape of the Phil Donahue show, the Tomorrow show, and a Larry King radio program.

2/22/1988: Arthur Rosenblatt, director of the United States Holocaust Museum, is quoted in the Washington Post as calling for everything and anything relating to the Holocaust myth, including “photographs, diaries, original letters and notes to families from the camp (sic).” Apparently, eyewitness accounts of new extermination camp (sic) arrivals being immediately marched, naked, from the trains to the waiting doors of the gas chambers have heretofore left out the fact that the condemned were allowed great latitude in their actions for the last few moments of their lives.

2/24/1988: High school teacher Giovanni Pinto of Montville, New Jersey, is suspended by school authorities for challenging the historicity of the Holocaust. Thought crimes must not go unpunished.

2/25/1988: Fred Leuchter and his team leaves for Poland, where they will obtain samples of suspected “gas chambers” at Auschwitz and Birkenau, the heart of the alleged Nazi Holocaust machine. The results of the test conclusively show that none of the so-called “gas chambers” in either facility was ever used for such a purpose. Subsequent testing by others confirm Leuchter’s findings. Conclusion: the Holocaust never happened.

3/20/1988: An article in the Baltimore Sun calls attention to the rising incidence of impostors who tell grisly stories of wartime derring-do in Vietnam, but who never served there, let alone saw combat. Psychologists and counselors working with Vietnam veterans have identified one telltale sign of these liars; a propensity to claim involvement in some atrocity, such as massacring women and children. One is reminded of exterminationist Germaine Tillion’s thoughts on this issue back in July 1954, at which time she wrote “Those persons (who gratuitously lie) are, to tell the truth, very much more numerous than people generally suppose, and a subject like that of the concentration camp world — well designed, alas, to stimulate sado-masochistic imaginations — offered them an exceptional field of action. … There have been publishers to print some of their imaginings, and more or less official compilations to use them, but publishers and compilers are absolutely inexcusable since the most elementary inquiry would have been enough to reveal the imposture.

4/20/1988: Speaking at a conference on Group Defamation and the Freedom of Speech, keynote guest Elie Wiesel urges that freedom of speech and inquiry on the alleged Holocaust be proscribed. Wiesel called revisionists “the most despicable of our enemies,” and claimed that French revisionist scholar Dr. Robert Faurrison was “haunting” and “persucuting” him. When Wiesel was asked if his admonition to every Jew to maintain “a zone of hate — healthy, virile hate — for what the German personifies and for what persists in the German” might qualify as “group defamation,” conference organizer Monroe Freedman intervened to denounce the question as anti-Semitic.

4/29/1988: Israeli citizen Michael Wolffsohn, teacher at the official West German War College, is quoted in the weekly Deutsche National-Zeitung as saying the Jews need the Holocaust story and anti-Germanism to maintain Jewish collective identity. Furthermore, according to Wolffsohn, “Whenever there are day-to-day or historical-political differences of opinion between Germany and foreign countries, the Holocaust has proven to be a suitable instrument against Germany, and no one gives up an effective tool, especially in politics.” Wolffsohn’s comments first appeared in a special edition of Das Parlament.

5/13/1988: A Washington Post story about a bus-load of 5th graders trapped in a tunnel filled with diesel exhaust fails to ask why the 5th graders were able to survive their ordeal for 40 minutes when the Nazis are alleged to have used diesel exhaust to kill thousands (if not millions) of Jews and others during WWII.

5/22/1988: The Seattle Times reports an eyewitness account by 90-year-old University of Washington professor emeritus Nikolai Poppe that charges the Nazis with digging a hole 50 yards square near Nalchik, in the Soviet Caucasus, and using it as a mass grave as they executed all the prisoners from the Nalchik city jail. One week later, readers of the Seattle Times were informed through a letter to the editor signed by David Knechtges and 30 other professors and staff members from the University that Poppe had been misquoted, and that the massacre in question had been carried out not by the Germans but by the Soviet NKVD. After attempts to portray the Germans as executioners for other Soviet mass murders such as those at Lvov (Lemberg) in 1941, Katyn in 1940, and Vynnytsia between 1937 and 1939, this seems rather par for the course.

6/13/1988: The ADL issues a report on anti-Semitic incidents that includes such unthinkable crimes as distributing pro-Arab literature and criticising the policies of the state of Israel. (DC Observer)

7/18/1988: The home of Canadian James Keegstra is subject to an arson attack. Keegstra, who denies the Holocaust took place, had recently successfully appealed his conviction under Canada’s obscurantist hate laws.

9/26/1988: The Christian News reproduces a map issued by the International Tracing Service (ITS) that shows Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, and Dachau as concentration camps, not as death camps. The so-called death camps are shown as being Riga Jungfernof, Minsk, Treblinka II, Chelmno, Sobibor, and Belzec. The accompanying article points out that at one time the International Red Cross said that about 300,000 Jews died during WWII from all causes.

9/9/1988: University College (at Cork, Ireland) professor Dermot Keogh is quoted in the Bangor, Maine Daily-News as having discovered that the Irish government was loath to admit Jewish refugees during the 1930s and 1940s. In his book “Ireland and Europe 1919-1949,” Keogh cites secret Irish government documents in which Jews are described as “a potential irritant in the body politic” who had “disproportianate wealth and influence.” In severely limiting Jewish immigration during the Hitler years, Irish policy was in line with that of virtually all other nations, pro- or anti-German, including the United States and Britain.

1/18/1989: Yitzhak Shamir is quoted in the Los Angeles Times (page 12) as saying: “One of the angers I have against these people of the intifada is that they make us sometimes kill people we don’t want to kill.

1/22/1989: Claims that modern day German medical students are still using “body parts from Nazi (Holocaust) victims … for medical experiments” are dismissed as being another baseless horror story, in an article by Daniel Johnson appearing in the London Daily Telegraph.

11/12/1989: Yehuda Bauer, a leading Holocaust honcho who directs the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Division of Holocaust Studies and is editor-in-chief of Pergamon Press’s periodical Holocaust and Genocide Studies, downgrades his estimate of Auschwitz deaths yet again. Ten years ago, Bauer claimed 3.5 million lives were lost at Auschwitz. In 1982, he changed his story to 2.5 million. Today in the New York Times, he claims about 1,600,000. For his troubles, Bauer is slammed by other members of the Holocaust fraternity.

11/16/1989: Exterminationist historian Martin Broszat dies. Broszat, director of the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, was the first establishment historian to state publicly that Dauchau, Bergen-Belsen, and Buchenwald were not death camps, and that no death camps were located in old Germany (1937 boundaries). On May 3, 1979, Broszat admitted in a West German courtroom that “the six million is a symbolic number.” Broszat also took the “ultrafunctionalist” view that Hitler neither planned nor ordered the Holocaust.

11/20/1989: Tyler G. Kent dies. As a young American diplomat in London in 1940, Kent attempted to warn the American and British people of the secret and illegal machinations of FDR in fomenting WWII. The government rewarded his patriotism by disavowing Kent and giving him over to the British for a secret trial and imprisonment until after the end of the war. He had violated no American laws, and he was neither charged nor convicted of espionage by the British.

11/21/1989: The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, FL) claims in the description of the unveiling of a monument to “Holocaust survivors” that the memorial will commemorate the “genocide of 30 million Jews.” If a little lie is good, a bigger lie must be better.

11/29/1989: The Madison, Wisconsin, Capital-Times reports the sad story of David Rubinsky, who claims to have been denied the Medal of Honor because he is Jewish. Mr. Rubinsky claims to have single-handedly killed 500 Japanese soldiers in the Pacific theater during WWII. The ADL supported his claim, prompting the Army to investigate. They found that Mr. Rubinsky had made up the entire affair, a finding that the ADL now accepts (Janesville WI Gazette, January 31, 1990).

12/13/1989: El-Istiglal magazine publishes a Holocaust revisionist study of the myth of the Nazi gas chambers, a first for the official PLO magazine.

2/18/1989: Ninth International Revisionist Conference, Southern California.

2/19/1989: In Miami, Florida, Denis Rety, a Jewish businessman, is ordered to pay $5.5 million to a man he falsely accused of being anti-Semitic. Mr. Rety had earlier become involved in an argument with the man, a customer at Rety’s restaurant, and apparently figured that the only way to win the debate was to libel his opponent.

2/21/1989: The Great Holocaust Debate gets off to a slow start when anti-revisionists Hal Lindsey (author), Glen Peglau (attorney), John Montgomery (author), and Tom Anderson (attorney) fail to show up to debate revisionists Mark Weber (author), Robert Faurisson (professor), Bradley Smith (author), and Robert Countess (doctor).

3/27/1989: The Christian News reports that theologian Hal Lindsey believes that Satan started revisionist inquiry surrounding the Holocaust myth, and that Satan is responsible for anti-Semitism.

3/3/1989: Simon Wiesenthal renews his claim that Dr. Josef Mengele is still alive, in spite of tests performed by six pathologists, including three hired by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

4/17/1989: Daniel Goldhagen, writing in the New Republic, rails against exterminationist author Arno Mayer, and his book Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? The reason? Mayer announces his intention to treat what he calls Judeocide according to the canons of historical scholarship rather than following the elsewhere much vainted eyewitness system. Mayer admits that “Sources for the study of the gas chambers are at once rare and unreliable.” Also, “Most of what is known is based on the depositions of Nazi officials and executions at postwar trials and on the memory of survivors and bystanders. This testimony must be screened carefully, since it can be influenced by subjective factors of great complexity.” And another, “Besides, from 1942 to 1945, certainly at Auschwitz, but probably overall, more Jews were killed by so-called ‘natural’ causes than by ‘unnatural’ ones.” Mayer also cites as a reference The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, by Arthur Butz, a key revisionist work.

4/4/1989: Isser Harel (Mossad, Shin Bet) and Arnold Forster (ADL) denounce Simon Wiesenthal’s claims to have aided in the capture of Adolf Eichmann, in the Daily News Bulletin of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. (see March 3, 1989 for related story)

7/17/1989: Patrick Buchanan’s column in the Washington Times defends rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph of charges he was a Nazi.

7/18/1989: The Asbury Park Press reports that two Jewish teens will face charges that they spray-painted swastikas and anti-Semitic remarks on a home and a car. No doubt, the Holocaust made them do it.

7/22/1989: The Jerusalam Post reports claims by Israeli citizen Israel Carmi, who served in the British Army’s Jewish Bridage during WWII, of his role in the kidnapping and murder of an unspecified number of Germans during the last months of 1945 and 1946. One must wonder why this confessed murderer is exempt from prosecution.

9/10/1989: In Binghamton, NY, swastikas and slogans (including “Kill Kikes” and “Zionazi Racist“) are found inside the door leading to the Jewish Student Union of the State University. However, the New York Times of November 15, 1989, reports that the culprit is none other than the former president of the Jewish Student Union, James Oppenheimer, who lead the pack in condemning the vandalism.

9/16/1989: Revisionist scholar Dr. Robert Faurisson is brutally attacked and severely injured for the sixth time by three young men claiming membership in The Sons of the Memory of the Jews near his home in Vichy, France. The assailants reportedly sprayed a Mace-like chemical in Faurisson’s face and then repeatedly struck and kicked the professor in th eface, head, and chest. Dr. Faurrison sustained a broken jaw, nose, and ribs, and severe injuries to the head. To date, the police have done nothing to apprehend the culprits.

9/21/1989: Cardinal Jozef Glemp of Poland accedes to Jewish demands that the Carmelite convent at Auschwitz (and its offensive 23-foot cross)be moved to another site. News accounts of the confrontation between Catholic and Jew make seemingly endless reference to the 2.5 million Jewish deaths and 1.5 million other deaths that allegedly occurred at Auschwitz.

9/22/1989: The Associated Press reports that the Soviet Red Cross has turned over information regarding the deaths of over 74,000 [actually closer to 69,000] wartime internees of Auschwitz to the International Red Cross. The news story, which cites Valentina Fatyukhina, head researcher at the Soviet Red Cross, as saying, “The deaths of over 74,000 people were neatly recorded, day after day, hour after hour, in 46 huge volumes. Their names, the birthdates, and the names of parents were written down.” These volumes, which have been hidden away by the Soviets for 45 years, remain hidden until 2/11/92 for fear that revisionists will make use of them(!).

10/10/1990: Tenth International Revisionist Conference, Washington, D.C.

10/11/1990: Diane Paul, of the American Red Cross, is quoted in the Chicago Sentinel as saying that the 46 volumes of the Auschwitz death books will not be made public because doing so would help those who challenge the traditional version of Holocaust extermination claims.

11/23/1990: This Week In Germany reveals that members of the German military who dispute the official Holocaust story are now liable for dishonorable discharge. Apparently, it is okay to defend freedom but not okay to actually try to use it.

12/14/1990: The Canadian Supreme Court rules that free speech is okay in Canada … unless you are discussing the Holocaust myth, at which time infringement of free speech is “reasonable.

12/16/1990: Author Ream Arnouf reports in the Los Angeles Times that in July of this year the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (Red Cross) published an article which cites revisionist scholarship in challenging the myth that gas chambers were used to murder Jews in WWII.

2/11/1990: The Israeli Supreme Court agrees to reopen the case against American auto worker John Demjanjuk to consider new evidence supporting Demjanjuk’s alibi.

2/14/1990: Assistant professor of history Donald D. Hiner of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis is suspended for advocating a critical examination of various components of the exterminationist Holocaust position. Hiner is later fired on March 1.

2/20/1990: Dr. Wojciech Gubala and Eng. J. Labedz from the Institute of Judicial Expertise, Dept. of Legal Toxicology, Cracow, Poland, lead a team of investigators to Auschwitz-Birkenau to conduct forensic tests of the alleged “gas chambers.” Their report, dated August 24, 1990, supports earlier forensic tests by American expert Fred Leuchter: none of the so-called “gas chambers” were ever used for that purpose.

2/25/1990: 60 Minutes airs a segment on John Demjanjuk in which they uncover witnesses who can positively state that Demjanjuk is not a war criminal. These witnesses have been prevented from testifying, which is hardly surprising considering the way Demjanjuk has been railroaded with false eyewitnesses, forged documents, and questionable legal tactics on an international scale.

2/26/1990: The Jerry Williams Show on WFXT (Boston) breaks new ground by actually finding an exterminationist willing to debate against the revisionist viewpoint. Unfortunately for Williams and JDL representative Michael Slomich, revisionist Brad Smith and American gas chamber expert Fred Leuchter absolutely and totally demolish every exterminationist claim in front of an estimated audience of 100,000.

2/28/1990: U.S. Representative James A Traficant (D-Ohio) calls to our attention further serious flaws in the case against retired American auto worker John Demjanjuk.

2/4/1990: Opening day for Miami Beach’s new Holocaust memorial … a 72 foot tall outstretched hand, crawling with miniature human figures. It is uncertain whether the sculpture is to memorialize Jews who were allegedly murdered by the Nazis during WWII, or if it is designed to memorialize Werner Nachmann, the defunct head of West German Jewry, who stole close to $16 million of the “war reparations” fraudulently wrung from German taxpayers.

3/17/1990: In an unprecidented move, tenured professor Dr. Robert Faurisson is deprived of his chair at the University of Lyon-2 by the French Minister of Education, due to Faurisson’s continuing role in questioning the Holocaust myth.

3/1/1990: Assistant professor of history Donald D. Hiner of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis is fired for advocating a critical examination of various components of the exterminationist Holocaust position. So much for the 1st Amendment.

4/4/1990: Jack Wikoff gives a presentation on Holocaust revisionism at Wells College in Aurora, NY. An Orthodox Rabbi (a Holocaust survivor and Nuernberg participant) declines an invitation to appear before the all-woman audience to provide rebuttal.

5/27/1990: A court in Haifa, Israel sentences a Jew to three years in prison after he confesses to desecrating more than 300 Jewish graves in the hope that Arabs would be blamed. (New York Times)

5/7/1990: The Christian News devotes an issue exclusively to the revisionist side of the Holocaust story.

5/7/1990: The Visalia Times-Delta prints an article critical of the authenticity of the Diary of Anne Frank. The ensuing hubbub on the opinion and letters pages lasts for weeks.

7/17/1990: The Washington Times runs an article by Krzysztof Leski and Ohad Gozani (of the London Daily Telegraph) reporting that Poland has cut the official Auschwitz death toll from 4 million to just over 1 million. According to the article, “Israeli experts said evidence to support the lower estimate had been mounting for some time,” and “Shmuel Krakowsky, head of research at Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial for Jewish victims of the Holocaust, said the new Polish figures were correct.

7/31/1990: Influential Australian Jewish academic Dr. Frank Knopfelmacher condemns the ongoing campaign against alleged Nazi war criminals as an ill-considered exercise motivated by revenge that fosters social strife, and against The Simon Wiesenthal Center for helping to foment “ethnic hatred.” (The Australian)

8/13/1990: The blame for numerous desecrations of synagogues in the Federal Republic of Germany over the previous 40 years is laid at the door of the KGB, who was attempting to defame the FRG (Die Welt, Hamburg). For those familiar with Soviet propaganda tactics since the communist take-over, this comes as no surprize.

8/24/1990: The toxicological department of the Medico-Legal Institute in Krakow releases the results of forensic tests on the so-called gas chambers of Auschwitz that show no evidence of homicidal gassings. This report adds further credibility to virtually identical findings by American gas chamber expert Fred Leuchter is his report of similar tests he performed on these facilities in 1988.

9/20/1990: The Huntsville Times reports that “[A] damning document used in Canada’s immigration hearing last month against exiled German rocket scientists Arthur Rudolph may have been a forgery …” on the part of the U.S. government.

9/24/1990: The Washington Times reveals that the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) knowingly uses fraudulent testimony to railroad “Nazi war criminals” living in the United States. These phony war criminals include Arthur Rudolph, John Demjanjuk, and Andrija Artukovic. The charges are so serious that the FBI starts an investigation.

1/5/1991: Historian Mark Weber reveals for the first time aerial photographs of Treblinka taken between May and November 1944. These photographs clearly show that Treblinka was a transit camp and not an extermination camp (Ukrainian-born American auto worker John Demjanjuk was found guilty of helping to kill 850,000 Jews at Treblinka). Weber also exhibits aerial photographs of Auschwitz-Birkenau (first made public by the CIA in 1979) that clearly show an absence of corroboration of the Holocaust extermination myth.

10/24/1991: An ad calling for open debate on Holocaust extermination claims appears in the student newspaper of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, signalling the start of a maelstrom of controversy that continues for months. The ad later appears in the student newspapers at Duke University at Durham, NC (Nov. 5), Northeastern Illinois University at DeKalb (Nov. 11), Cornell University at Ithaca, NY (Nov. 11), and Rutgers University at New Brunswick, NJ (Dec. 3). Other student newspapers reject the ad, but are swept into the dicussion nevertheless. The controversy even prompts commentators for general-circulation magazines to enter the fray. (see November 15, 1991 for an example)

10/7/1991: The New York Review of Books again launches the Simon Wiesenthal Center into orbit by publishing an ad for two books from the Institute for Historical Review: Ingrid Weckert’s Flashpoint: Kristallnacht 1938, and Harry Elmer Barnes’ Barnes Against the Blackout: Essays Against Interventionism.

11/10/1991: During a tape-recorded interview reproduced in the Los Angeles Times, presidential hopeful David Duke expresses skepticism about the Auschwitz extermination story, correctly mentioning, for example, that there were recreation and entertainment opportunities for the inmates in the camp. Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in awhile.

11/15/1991: Commentator Wesley Pruden of the Washington Times condemns the idea of openly discussing the Holocaust myth, and urges editors of student newspapers to reject ads calling for such a debate. Nobody ever said free speech was pretty. Similar articles appear in the New York Post (Eric Breindel, Nov. 28), and in the apparently misnamed Atlanta Journal/Constitution (Tom Teepen, Nov. 28).

11/17/1991: ABC Television’s Nightline program reports on the rise of neo-Nazism in Germany. The broadcast makes it clear that many of Germany’s young disbelieve the Holocaust myth, and best-selling British historian David Irving is quoted as saying that within two years no one who follows the issue will believe the legend of the extermination gas chambers.

11/17/1991: Fred Leuchter, Jr., the first person to conduct forensic tests on the so-called “gas chambers” at Auschwitz (with negative results), is arrested in Britain and deported back to the United States for the egregious crime of giving his opinion of the Holocaust which (unfortunately for him) is at variance with the establishment line.

11/20/1991: In an ad on page A19 of the Los Angeles Times, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urges a declaration of war on Nazis.

12/21/1991: The Washington Post becomes the first major metropolitan newspaper to agree that open discussion about the Holocaust is okay, saying “Students should be encouraged to investigate the Holocaust story the same way they are encouraged to investigate every other historical event,” and “the truth has [nothing] to fear from scrutiny.”

12/23/1991: Katherine Bishop’s interview of revisionist Bradley Smith in the New York Times treats revisionism fairly, quoting Smith accurately and without the usual rancor … a real breakthrough in the nation’s “newspaper of record.”

12/3/1991: The Rutgers University Daily Targum student newspaper rejects an ad urging open debate on the Holocaust myth, but agrees to publish it is an opinion piece alongside the opposing viewpoint (opposing free speech, apparently).

12/4/1991: The Institute for Historical Review (IHR) challenges revisionist-bashing attorney Alan Dershowitz of the Harvard Law School to an organized public exchange about the Holocaust story. Two months go by before Dershowitz responds … by chickening out.

2/14/1991: German member of parliament Heinrich Lummer calls for an open and truthful treatment of the Holocaust myth in the prestigious daily Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.

2/15/1991: Recycling the old “gas chambers” propaganda that first surfaced in WWI and then again in WWII, the Brooklyn Jewish Press claims that “Iraqis have gas chambers for all Jews” in an enormous front-page headline. According to the accompanying story, Saddam Hussein has built gas chambers for exterminating Jews everywhere in the world. You can’t keep a good lie down. (see also Response, Spring 1991, page 2)

2/1/1991: Colorado teacher Dorothy Groteluschen wins a court battle against the Aurora School District to receive back pay after being demoted on December 15, 1987 for acknowledging there were two sides to the Holocaust myth. (Rocky Mountain News, March 12; Denver Post, March 17)

3/23/1991: The Leuchter Kongress is held in Munich for the purpose of examining issues surrounding the Holocaust myth.

4/18/1991: Professor Robert Faurisson is convicted in France (that bastion of free speech) of questioning the Holocaust myth.

5/2/1991: Lord Shawcross, chief British prosecutor at the Nuernberg Tribunal of 1945-46, speaks out against the pending War Crimes law that was later pushed through by Margaret Thatcher, John Majors, and extreme pressure from Zionist groups (notibly those in Southern California). Fair trials in such “war crimes” cases are almost impossible, Lord Shawcross explains, because “witness identification, notoriously the frailest form of human testimony,” is particularly unreliable after so many years. “Evidence of identification is unsafe after four weeks and hopeless after forty years.” As the cases of Frank Walus and many others in the United States and elsewhere have shown, such fears are well founded. British officials plan to use the new law to prosecute three cases starting immediately upon passage. (New York Times)

6/11/1991: Massachusetts state officials set aside a criminal complaint against execution hardware expert Fred Leuchter instead of proceding with the trial, which had been set for June 24. The complaint arose after Leuchter published his report on forensic tests of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps and found no evidence that the facilities had ever been used in homicidal gassings. Groups supporting the Holocaust myth forced the state to bring the suit in an effort to discredit Leuchter, in light of their inability to respond substantively to the report itself.

6/16/1991: The Deland (FL) Sun News publishes a commentary entitled Exactly what is Holocaust Truth? The pieces centers on the disparity between the dogmatic, ritualistic view of the Holocaust and the Western historiographical tradition of objective inquiry into the past.

6/18/1991: In an apparent attempt to smear American gas chamber expert Fred Leuchter, the Washington Post grossly misrepresents the facts surrounding the charges against Mr. Leuchter, as can easily be seen by comparing the direct quotes in the article with the Post’s commentary. Furthermore, the Post reveals that the real reason behind Mr. Leuchter’s persecution is the efforts of Jewish organizations including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

7/12/1991: An editorial in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza rings down the curtain on the debate raging in the Letters section about the Holocaust myth. What started with one letter from a local reader protesting a $30,000 appropriation for Holocaust education expanded to many letters over a period of several weeks. These letters (where were sent in by those on both sides of the issue) in a newspaper of relatively small circulation are an encouraging indication of the growing impact of Holocaust revisionism. A debate of this depth and intensity would have been all but unthinkable just a few years ago,

9/19/1991: Professional Holocaust survivor Mel Mermelstein drops his $11 million, 6-year-long court case against the Institute for Historical Review. Mermelstein had sued the IHR in hopes of forcing them to stop their Holocaust revisionist activities, but after losing virtually all of the pre-trial hearings, Mermelstein’s high-powered Beverly Hills legal team threw in the towel, voluntarily withdrawing complaints of libel, conspiracy to inflict emotional distress, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Truth and justice prevail!

9/26/1991: The New York Review of Books launches the Simon Wiesenthal Center into orbit by publishing an ad for two books from the Institute for Historical Review: Ingrid Weckert’s Flashpoint: Kristallnacht 1938, and Harry Elmer Barnes’ Barnes Against the Blackout: Essays Against Interventionism.

2/11/1992: American Red Cross president Elizabeth Dole announces that the public will be given greater access to German wartime documents that were seized by Allied forces at the end of WWII. The detailed records include transport lists and death registry volumes from German concentration camps. It is estimated that all of the German records seized at the end of the war together carry the names of between 300,000 and 500,000 internees. This decision marks a reversal of the 10/11/90 announcement by American Red Cross’ Diane Paul.

2/11/1992: Mark Weber addresses a seniors’ honors class at Mission Viejo high school (Orange County, CA). The students expressed skepticism but were cordial and appreciative of Mr. Weber’s viewpoint.

2/15/1992: Mark Weber appears on KCAL’s Cross Check half-hour public affairs TV program. Also appearing is Rabbi Nachum Shifren, representing the radical Kach movement. Rather than rebut Mr. Weber, Rabbi Shifren chooses to denounce “anti-Semites” and “Arabs,” and without any evidence whatsoever called Mr. Weber a Nazi and accused the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) of having links with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and “neo-Nazi” groups.

2/4/1992: Attorney Alan Dershowitz of the Harvard Law School, who has taken upon himself the role of revisionist-basher, declines an invitation to engage in an organized public exchange with Mark Weber of the Institute for Historical Review.

3/13/1992: Associated Press dispatches from Vienna reveal a report by Austrian engineer Walter Lueftl, which is yet another authoritative confirmation of the findings of American gas chamber expert Fred Leuchter. Lueftl writes, “The mass murder with Zyklon B [which was allegedly used to kill Jews in Auschwitz gas chambers] could not have taken place. Not only would this have violated natural law, but the technical and organizational prerequisites for it did not exist. On the basis of structural considerations, the crematories could not have handled the number of victims. Corpses are not burning materials. To burn them requires considerable time and energy.

3/27/1992: In a series of articles, the Los Angeles Times describes the furor created among Jewish organizations by the luncheon invitation extended to Austrian President Kurt Waldheim by German Chancellor Hermut Kohl. Waldheim, who has been accused of “war crimes” (but never tried nor convicted) has been treated like a pariah even by the United States, where people are supposedly innocent until proven guilty.

3/5/1992: At a community meeting to promote the Holocaust in Westlake Village, CA, Renee Firestone and another Holocaust survivor tell whoppers about the camps, including: 1) the Germans found a community of midgets (!), transported them to Auschwitz, shot them (!) en masse, and then were forced to let them sit in a pile for three days until the crematories could take them, 2) the Germans piled death bodies three stories high at Bergen-Belson, and 3) after the war, the Jews “never never” took retribution on their jailers. The gullible public swallowed it whole.

4/8/1992: Maud S. Beelman in the Santa Monica Outlook reports that “sophisticated genetic testing has confirmed that Josef Mengele, the Nazi ‘Angel of Death,’ died in Brazil in 1979.” This news will no doubt come as somewhat of a blow to Holocaust survivor Siegfried Halbreich, who claims to have seen Dr. Mengele playing piano in a small combo at a Los Angeles area restaurant in 1980. Said Halbreich at that time, “I could not be wrong in recognizing Mengele.

5/18/1992: A German court convicts 80-year-old Josef Schwammberger to life in prison for “war crimes.” Despite the crowing of various Jews and Jewish groups over the verdict and sentence, it is generally assumed that this will be the last major Nazi war crimes trial. (Santa Monica Outlook)

6/11/1992: An Associated Press report out of London casually mentions that included in the just-released documents of Rudolf Hess is a memo of Hess’ peace terms: Germany was to hold sway in a European sphere of influence, while Britain was to keep its empire. Hess was found guilty of war crimes at Nuernberg and sentenced to life in prison.

6/1/1992: Defense attorney Yoram Sheftel demands that the Israeli Supreme Court overturn the conviction of client John Demjanjuk.

6/1/1992: The U.S. Supreme Court rejects an appeal by Jewish groups to throw out the case brought against them by the widow of revisionist David McCalden. The suit charges that pressure and threats from the Jewish groups forced the California Library Association to cancel his exhibit scheduled for a Los Angeles hotel in December, 1984. (Santa Monica Outlook)

6/7/1992: Four years after the jailing of John Demjanjuk as Ivan the Terrible, new evidence has the prosecutor doubting the conviction, and a U.S. court is re-examing the retired autoworker’s extradition.

7/4/1992: The London Independent claims that a complete copy of the diaries of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister, have been found in Russian archives in Moscow.

7/4/1992: Yossi Melman writes in the Jerusalem Ha’retz that Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir headed a special hit squad during his 10 years (1955 to 1964) in Isreal’s Mossad secret service. The article notes that Shamir was recruited in part because he had “a lot of experience in murder, assassinations, planting bombs, threats, and harassment.

8/27/1992: The Canadian Supreme Court throws out the “hate crimes” law that had been used against publisher Ernst Zündel, a Holocaust revisionist, completely exonerating him. The decision comes after nearly ten years of legal wrangling at the instigation of Jewish groups in Canada and the United States.

10/28/1993: American Fred Leuchter, Jr. is arrested and jailed for four weeks in Germany on the basis of a speech he made there in 1991 dealing with technical aspects of the alleged gas chambers at Auschwitz and Majdanek.

11/30/1993: American Fred Leuchter, Jr. is released on bail from Mannheim jail in Germany, where he had been held for four weeks for a public speech he made in 1991 about technical aspects of the alleged gas chambers at Auschwitz and Majdanek.

9/3/1994: The Twelfth International Revisionist Conference, Irvine, California.

6/15/1995: Anti-revisionist historian Jean-Claude Pressac capitulates on the historiography of the Holocaust, stating that, when all is said and done, the official dossier on the Nazi concentration camps is “rotten.” He even adds that the dossier is irremediably “rotten” and that, consequently, it is “bound for the rubbish bins of history“! He draws up a veritable indictment against “memory” which has “taken precedence over history,” against the distortions inspired by “resentment and vengeance,” against the communists and their associations, which have set themselves up as the guardians of a false truth. He says: “Approximation, exaggeration, omission and lying characterise the majority of the accounts of that period.” He asks: “Can things be put back on an even keel?” and answers: “It is too late. An overall rectification is humanly and materially impossible.

2/12/2003: Holocaust revisionist Ernst Zündel is arrested at his home in Tennessee on fraudulent charges of immigration transgressions. At the time, Zündel is legally married to a legal U.S. citizen, which for just about anyone else confers U.S. citizenship. Zündel is eventually deported to Canada, where he is held for two years. Canada then rules that Zündel, an utterly peaceful person, represents a threat to Canadian security. In 2005 Zündel is deported to Germany, where he is put on trial as a thought criminal (yes, you read that correctly: Thought crimes in 2005).

7/23/2003: Anti-revisionist Jean-Claude Pressac, once hailed as the man who triumphed over revisionism and revisionists (especially including Robert Faurisson), dies in complete obscurity at the age of 59.

10/22/2005: Revisionist Germar Rudolf is arrested in the U.S. on a fraudulent charge of immigration transgressions. At the time, Rudolf is legally married to a U.S. citizen. However, as the example of Ernst Zündel shows, when the Holocaust lobby wants to get you, legalities are secondary. Rudolf is deported to Germany where he is imprisoned, as he was previously tried and sentenced in absentia for thought crimes. He faces the possibility of between 5 and 15 years incarceration for having a different opinion of the Holocaust myth.

11/11/2005: British historian David Irving is arrested for thought crimes in Austria. Irving had been tried and convicted in November 1989 for giving two speeches in Austria, and had been barred from the country. Irving faces up to 20 years in prison.

11/1/2005: The International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. Careful: If you don’t commemorate, you could be deported to a foreign country and locked up for the rest of your life. Just ask thought criminals Ernst Zündel, Germar Rudolf, and David Irving.

11/1/2005: Unanimously and without a vote, the representatives of the 191 nations making up the UN adopt — or let be adopted — an Israeli-drafted resolution proclaiming January 27th “International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.” Moreover, the resolution “Rejects any denial of the Holocaust as an historical event, either in full or part.” Historical revisionism thus sees its existence acknowledged by the whole world, while at the same time revisionists find themselves struck with the reprobation of all the countries of the world.

12/14/2005: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterates his earlier statement about the Holocaust myth. Ahmadinejad is quoted as saying:

They have invented a myth that Jews were massacred and place this above God, religions and the prophets.

If somebody in their country questions God, nobody says anything, but if somebody criticises the myth of the massacre of Jew, the Zionist loudspeakers and the governments in the pay of Zionism will start to scream.

Our proposal is this: give a piece of your land in Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska so they (the Jews) can create their own state.

12/16/2005: Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ali Meshkini told worshipers at Friday prayers that he supports Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent comments that the Holocaust is a myth.

The recent comments made by the president … are completely logical and are what all Iranians say.”

After the Second World War, the Zionists have spread lies that Hitler, Austria, and Germany killed more than six million Jews in the furnaces in order to create a favorable situation for themselves in the world.

12/18/2005: Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi of the Iranian Foreign Ministry tells reporters at his weekly press briefing that the view expressed by Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad that there are some doubts about the Jewish Holocaust is not something new and is a matter of “scholarly debate.”

12/22/2005: Mohammed Mehdi Akef, the leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood (the largest opposition force in the country), supports Iran President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s calls for scholarly investigation and debate on the Holocaust. Akef is quoted is saying, “Western democracy has attacked everyone who does not share the vision of the sons of Zion as far as the myth of the Holocaust is concerned.” The next day, his office “clarifies” his statement, issuing a statement that Akef did not mean to say that the Holocaust never happened.

12/8/2005: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad outrages the western world by becoming the first world leader to question the Holocaust. Ahmadinejad is quoted as saying:

Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces and they insist on it to the extent that if anyone proves something contrary to that they condemn that person and throw them in jail.

Although we don’t accept this claim, if we suppose it is true, our question for the Europeans is: is the killing of innocent Jewish people by Hitler the reason for their support to the occupiers of Jerusalem?

If the Europeans are honest they should give some of their provinces in Europe — like in Germany, Austria or other countries — to the Zionists and the Zionists can establish their state in Europe. You offer part of Europe and we will support it.

3/1/2005: After living in Canada for 40 years, Ernst Zündel was deported to Germany, where he was arrested immediately to be prosecuted on charges of spreading hate.

3/1/2010: Ernst Zündel is finally freed after spending five years in a German prison on charges of spreading hate.

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