Regardless of what side you're on, i think we would all agree that David Cole is a notorious figure in the Jewish holocaust circuit. David has contributed much to the revisionist effort in in the form of identifying, correcting and opening discussions regarding many serious problems and impossibilities within the mainstream version of Jewish holocaust history, however both David and his contributions are controversial, even among some revisionists.
Cole is perhaps best known for his documentary film, David Cole Interviews Dr. Franciszek Piper, which was one of my earliest introductions to the possibility that what we were taught about the holocaust through our government indoctrination centers (school) and the mainstream media was, shall we say, severely flawed. Here's a Jewish kid with that somewhat typical Jewy-nasaly voice who dons his yarmulke and travels to Poland to shoot a documentary that would punch some gaping holes right through the epicenter of the official holocaust narrative; the Auschwitz "death camp". He would pay a hefty price for his work.
David had a $25,000 bounty placed on his head by the Jewish Defense League for challenging the official holocaust narrative, particularly regarding the alleged homicidal gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp which is shown to tourists. In the interest of saving his skin, David paid off the JDL, issued a laughable and false recantation of his work, then reinvented himself in Hollywood as David Stein where he founded the conservative organization, Republican Party Animals. Unfortunately his girlfriend would expose his real identity as a "holocaust denier" almost two decades later.
I suspect that it is because of his outing that David has softened his revisionist views in order to avoid further attacks by various Jewish organizations. In this vein, David now posits that Jews were indeed subjected to a mass extermination event in the so-called Reinhard camps of Bełzec, Sobibor and Treblinka, as well as Chelmno. The problem here is that David ignores crucial evidence in order to make his yarn spinnable, evidence which Eric Hunt laid out in a statement as well as during an interview with Ryan Dawson of ANC report. In his statement, Hunt says the following:
To support Cole's view on Treblinka and "Action Reinhard Death Camps", he relies on two general documents (the Korherr Report and the Höfle Telegram), two sinister but vague entries in the Goebbels Diary and statements by Himmler. However, Cole denies the large amount of physical, photographic, and now, testimonial evidence which supports the idea that no mass gassing could have occurred at Treblinka 2 and it primarily served as a transit camp where Jewish wealth was seized before Jews were divided into appropriate groups and sent on to other locations.
Most of Cole’s argument is based on the alleged lack of physical evidence at "Treblinka."[...]
So one can find structural remains similar to those latrines or the kitchen at Treblinka 1 beneath the ground at Treblinka 2. So David, one could very well show you a Treblinka 2 toilet or a Treblinka 2 stove, just as you sarcastically request. After all, Caroline Sturdy Colls proved “the Nazis couldn’t destroy all remains”, right? Colls’ archaeological dig shows that Treblinka 2 could very well appear quite similar to the current ruins of Treblinka 1 when approximately 3-4 feet of ground are removed.
So David is repeating an exterminationist meme which is not true. That is, that Treblinka 2 was entirely razed and it’s a land barren of evidence.
Simply put, David depends entirely upon debatable secondary evidence in order to make his case while ignoring the primary physical evidence. Also see Eric's film, The Treblinka Archaeology Hoax, which further eviscerates Coles' claims regarding Treblinka.
Having suffered the tremendous ridicule and physical abuse he has, and perhaps unwilling to submit himself to further abuse, David's current views are entirely understandable. In his book, Republican Party Animal, he writes the following:
So what’s a knowledgeable but disgraced Holocaust revisionist to do? Play both sides. And make some decent scratch. I created two pseudonyms – one to sell books and videos to Holocaust studies departments around the world, and one to sell books and videos to revisionists.
The video, David Cole Interviews Dr. Franciszek Piper, is viewable for free at a variety of websites. If he ever made any money from the documentary, it couldn't have been much. It is abundantly clear to me that David was not playing both sides when he made the video and that his interest in the subject was genuine. I think the same was true when he appeared on the Montel Williams, Phil Donahue, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, and Morton Downey Jr. shows where he opened himself up to enormous ridicule each time. Again, i suspect he made the statement in order to discredit and dilute the importance of his previous work with the goal of avoiding further persecution and maintaining as much of his well established David Stein image as possible.
I had entertained the thought of interviewing David for this article, but i'm not sure i see the point because i think it's apparent that he has sacrificed his ethics in order to pursue a different life, not that i can really fault him having done. If asked whether he really believes in Treblinka gassings for example, he cannot say 'no' even if he believed the answer because if his intention is to remain a public figure and live as peaceful a life as his past will allow, the truth is has become his enemy. However neither can he divest completely from his revisionist past and his debunking of the alleged gas chamber at Auschwitz because his work is so well known and sound in its conclusions and the questions it raised, thus why i think he invented the sketchy story regarding the Reinhard camps which serves his purpose of keeping the holocaust industry off his back.
Whatever the case, i find David to be a very interesting character. There is no doubting his intelligence, charisma and witty sense of humor, as well as his formidable knowledge of history, however i think he has decided to temper that knowledge with a dose of conformity. If interested, David often publishes articles at Taki's Magazine.
"To determine the true rulers of any society, all you must do is ask yourself this question: Who is it that I am not permitted to criticize?" — Kevin Alfred Strom, All America Must Know the Terror That is Upon Us, Aug 14, 1993 (source)