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April 8, 2014

Russia will become the next country to make Holoaust denial illegal

Filed under: Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:53 am

According to a news article, in The Jerusalem Post, Russian lawmakers have approved a new law that will make denying the Holocaust illegal. You can read the news article in full at

http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-Features/Russian-lawmakers-approve-bill-making-Holocaust-denial-illegal-347848

This quote is from the news article in The Jerusalem Post:

Russian lawmakers approved a bill that would make Holocaust denial illegal.

The lower house of the Russian Parliament, or Duma, passed the measure Friday on its first reading, the Voice of Russia reported Monday, making it illegal to deny the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal and punishing the “rehabilitation of Nazism.”

Those found guilty of the crime could be fined up to $8,300 or imprisoned up to three years. Public officials or media personalities would be fined nearly double or face up to five years in prison.

Does anyone, besides me, see a problem with this new law?  The verdict at the Nuremberg IMT included the “proof” that 4 million people had been killed at Auschwitz, and 1.5 million people had been killed at Majdanek, according to the testimony of the Russians.  Now these numbers have been lowered to 1.1 million at Auschwitz and 78,000 at Majdanek.  Not only that, the verdict at the Nuremberg IMT included the “fact” that the Germans had killed prisoners at Katnyn Forest, according to the false testimony of the Russians.

I previously blogged about the Nuremberg IMT at http://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/the-nuremberg-show-trials-aka-the-nuremberg-international-military-tribunal/

I also blogged about the Nuremberg IMT at http://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/nov-29-1945-fake-evidence-day-at-the-nuremberg-imt/

The news article in The Jerusalem Post continues with this quote:

Those found guilty of the crime could be fined up to $8,300 or imprisoned up to three years. Public officials or media personalities would be fined nearly double or face up to five years in prison.

The bill also needs the approval of the Federation Council, or upper house. It was authored five years ago and resubmitted in February.

“Rehabilitation of Nazism is not only a shot fired at the past and mocking millions of victims,” the head of the Lower House Committee for Security, Irina Yarovaya, a main sponsor of the bill, said in parliament. “It is also a shot fired at the future, an instigation for new crimes against peace and security.”

This YouTube video tells about Katnyn Forest and the Nuremberg IMT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DafupY7zozQ

January 1, 2014

North America — the last outpost for Holocaust denial

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:50 pm

This quote is from a news article, which you can read in full here:

The United States and Canada have a totally different approach to hate speech because their history is different from the aggressors’ of World War II, “so their attitude to legislation on the matter is totally different,” said Porat. While in Europe the trend is to act against racist comments, not just racist actions, North American law sanctifies freedom of speech. “Holocaust denial is not outlawed there,” said Porat. “There is a whole empire of denial.”

It’s true.  The last outpost for Holocaust denial is North America.  Most of the countries of Europe have Holocaust Denial laws now.  It is most unusual that the US and Canada still have free speech, regarding the Holocaust.  However, the free speech laws didn’t protect Holocaust deniers Germar Rudolf and Ernst Zundel, who were both renditioned to Germany for trial.  Both were convicted of Holocaust denial and served time in a German prison.

Dachau prisoners celebrate their liberation from Dachau

Dachau prisoners celebrate their liberation from Dachau

This quote, regarding Holocaust Denial, is from Wikipedia:

Holocaust denial is the act of denying the genocide of Jews in the Holocaust during World War II.[1][2] The key claims of Holocaust denial are that the German Nazi government had no Final Solution policy or intention of exterminating Jews, Nazi authorities did not use extermination camps and gas chambers to mass murder Jews, and the actual number of Jews killed was significantly (typically an order of magnitude) lower than the historically accepted figure of 5 to 6 million.[3][4][5]

Holocaust deniers generally do not accept the term denial as an appropriate description of their activities, and use the term revisionism instead.[6] Scholars use the term “denial” to differentiate Holocaust deniers from historical revisionists, who use established historical methodologies.[7] The methodologies of Holocaust deniers are criticized as based on a predetermined conclusion that ignores extensive historical evidence to the contrary.[8]

Source [8] is quoted below.

8.  Predetermined conclusion:

“‘Revisionism’ is obliged to deviate from the standard methodology of historical pursuit because it seeks to mold facts to fit a preconceived result, it denies events that have been objectively and empirically proved to have occurred, and because it works backward from the conclusion to the facts, thus necessitating the distortion and manipulation of those facts where they differ from the preordained conclusion (which they almost always do). In short, “revisionism” denies something that demonstrably happened, through methodological dishonesty.” McFee, Gordon. “Why ‘Revisionism’ Isn’t”, The Holocaust History Project, May 15, 1999. Retrieved December 22, 2006.

Alan L. Berger, “Holocaust Denial: Tempest in a Teapot, or Storm on the Horizon?”, in Zev Garber and Richard Libowitz (eds), Peace, in Deed: Essays in Honor of Harry James Cargas, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998, p. 154.

The Holocaust History Project is discussed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust_History_Project

Their website has a list of the members of The Holocaust History Project, many of whom are now dead, or retired from writing about the Holocaust.

For the official history of the Holocaust, which you must believe, to stay out of prison in 17 countries (soon to be 18 countries) go to this page of the THHP website: http://www.holocaust-history.org/denial/revisionism-qa.shtml

A few years ago, the Holocaust History Project had a website which claimed that the Dachau gas chamber was a real gas chamber where prisoners were gassed.  I have been unable to find the original page with photos which proved that Dachau had a homicidal gas chamber.

This quote is an example of what you can read on The Holocaust History Project website:

The overall total of around 6 million is based on demographic studies and analysis of Nazi train records that record the numbers of Jews shipped to Auschwitz during its existence. An example of the methodology used is in Raul Hilberg’s Destruction of the European Jews.

I read somewhere that the train records were never found.  I read this, either in Edwin Black’s book, “IBM and the Holocaust,” and/or in a pamphlet that I obtained from the Auschwitz Museum.

You can read more about the 6 million at http://zioncrimefactory.com/the-six-million-myth/

December 18, 2013

Doubting the Holocaust could soon be a crime in Italy

Italy is one of the last countries in Europe to allow freedom of speech with regard to the Holocaust, but that might soon change, according to a blog post, which I have quoted below.

Famous Holocaust deniers and a possible future Holocaust denial prison

Famous Holocaust deniers and a photo of a possible future Holocaust Revisionist Penitentiary

Begin quote from the post, written by a fellow blogger:

Freedom of thought and expression is under threat in Italy, as Italian turn-coats in Parliament introduced a new amendment to the country’s criminal code that would make doubting the sacred “holocaust” a crime.

The legislation was signed Tuesday by politicians across several parties, including the center-left “Democratic” Party, the center-right People of “Freedom” Party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, ANSA reported.

“It would be a significant response to all those episodes of revisionism, alas all too present in Italy and in Europe, that seek to distort history and memory,” said “Democratic” Party Sen. Monica Cirinna.

The demented Italian politician relished at the prospect of jailing people for having the wrong “attitude,” adding: “A hateful attitude, which now becomes a prosecutable crime.”

“Hateful attitude” is a Zionist code word for non-compliance with Jewish supremacy.

Holocaust denial is already either implicitly or explicitly illegal in 17 countries, including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland and Romania.

However, Italian law makers will not try to outlaw skepticism of Communist or Zionist atrocities, only the questionable holocaust story.

Zionist psychopaths are very pleased with the new developments.

End Quote

I was horrified when I read the blog post which I have quoted above.

The most highly respected Holocaust Revisionist is Carlo Mattogno, who is an Italian citizen, if I am not mistaken.  Even if he is a citizen of another country now, he could be renditioned to Italy for trial, the same way that Germar Rudolf was renditioned to Germany, where he was “persecuted” for Holocaust denial.

I have read some of the writing of Carlo Mattogno, and he definitely DOES NOT  have a “hateful attitude.”  Just the opposite.  The writing of Carlo Mattogno is remarkable for its lack of hatred.

In a trial of a “Holocaust denier” in Germany, there is no defense.  Note the photo of Sylvia Stolz in the group photo at the top of this page.  Stolz is a lawyer, who was put in prison because she defended her client, a Holocaust denier, who was on trial.

If Italy does pass a law against Holocaust denial, aka Holocaust Revisionism, it will probably include a clause which says that the Holocaust is the truth, and there is no defense against the law, for that reason.  In Germany, the Holocaust is “manifestly obvious.”

The Holocaust is not “obvious” to men like Germar Rudolf and Carlo Mattogno.

You can read below what Mattogno wrote about himself and his research on the Holocaust:

My own contributions to the progress of revisionism began in 1985 with the publication of Il rapporto Gerstein. Anatomia di un falso,[27] for which I used the copious wealth of archival documentation, which I had been able to identify in the preceding years. In January of 1984, at a time when the work was already finished, I sent a few selected pages to Pierre Guillaume to allow him to judge the contents, hoping that it could be published in French. Towards the end of the month, I received an answer from Prof. Faurisson in the name of P. Guillaume, stating his appreciation of the extract I had sent and saying that they had been “très agréablement surpris” (very pleasantly surprised) to discover a text which was “manifestement de haute qualité scientifique” (obviously of high scientific quality). This praise caused me to persevere in revisionist studies.

Until the end of 1989, I maintained a correspondence with various archives in Europe, America, and Israel and received by mail the documents I needed. In 1989, I made my first visit to the Museum and the Camp at Auschwitz and began to collect directly the photocopies of the original documents in the archives. This work resulted in the book Auschwitz: la prima gasazione,[28] a critical and detailed analysis refuting the alleged first homicidal gassing in the basement of Block 11 of the Auschwitz camp, which had served as a model of further assumed gassings. In 1994, I published a reply to the second book on Auschwitz by Jean-Claude Pressac[29], entitled Auschwitz fine di una leggenda.[30] Together with the refutation by Prof. Faurisson and contributions by other scholars it was included in the work organized and edited by Germar Rudolf Auschwitz: Nackte Fakten. Eine Erwiderung an Jean-Claude Pressac.[31]

From 1995 on, I had access to the documents in Moscow and elsewhere, as I mentioned above. Thanks to these sources, I wrote a book on the structure and operation of the Central Construction Office at Auschwitz, entitled La “Zentralbauleitung der Waffen-SS und Polizei Auschwitz,”[32] as well as an essay under the title “Sonderbehandlung” ad Auschwitz. Genesi e significato,[33] both containing a wealth of documents in the appendix, and finally an extensive two-volume work on the history and the technicalities of the cremation ovens at Auschwitz, not yet published. From June 1997 onwards, many of my articles appeared also in the journal Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsschreibung, and since 2003 also in the English sister magazine The Revisionist. The fact that my correspondence with Prof. Faurisson ceased in 1995, the year in which I first visited the Moscow archives together with Jürgen Graf and Russell Granata, is not just a coincidence. From that time on, our positions with respect to the tasks of revisionist research and to the value of historical results achieved by it were too far apart and collisions were inevitable.

If Carlo Mattogno is living in Italy, he had better get out of that country FAST.  America is probably the only safe haven left for Holocaust revisionists.

It has gotten to the point where even bloggers are sent to prison for denying the Holocaust, as reported in this news article, about a Swiss blogger, who was convicted of Holocaust denial:  http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/swiss-blogger-sentenced-for-denying-holocaust/2013/08/01/

November 4, 2013

A working definition of the new rules regarding Holocaust denial and Holocaust distortion

A news article from Canada, which you can read in full here, clarifies the new rules regarding what you can say about the Holocaust without fear of going to prison for 5 years.

This quote is from the news article:

Forms of Holocaust denial also include blaming the Jews for either exaggerating or creating the Shoah for political or financial gain as if the Shoah itself was the result of a conspiracy plotted by the Jews. 

Are there any Holocaust survivors out there, exaggerating or writing books for financial gain?  No, of course not.  Elie Wiesel hasn’t made a penny off his exaggerated Holocaust claims. Neither has Eva Kor, nor Irene Zisblatt.

This quote is also from the news article:

Holocaust denial may include publicly denying or calling into doubt the use of principal mechanisms of destruction (such as gas chambers, mass shooting, starvation and torture) or the intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people.

Why would anyone ever doubt the gas chambers?  Every one of the gas chambers, used by the Nazis in the genocide of the Jews, was obviously a working gas chamber, air tight, with a 40 foot vent pipe on the roof, a means of heating the Zyklon-B pellets to 78.3 degrees, and a means of dropping the Zyklon-B pellets into the room — NOT!!!

You can see photos of the Nazi gas chambers on a previous blog post here.

Gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

Gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

The photo above shows a real gas chamber, and don’t you deny it, unless you want to go to prison for 5 years.

Note that the gas chamber is explosion proof, with no hot ovens next door — NOT!!!  Note the wooden door in the background, which made the room air tight — NOT!!!  Note the light fixtures, which are explosion proof — NOT!!! (The wooden door had been added when the room was converted into an air raid shelter by the Germans in 1943.)

This quote is from Fred Leuchter, a gas chamber expert, who says that the alleged gas chambers were not workable:

4. Construction [of the Nazi gas chambers]
Construction of these facilities shows that they were never used as gas chambers. None of these facilities were sealed or gasketed. No provision was ever made to prevent condensation of gas on the walls, floor or ceiling. No provision ever existed to exhaust the air-gas mixture from these buildings. No provision ever existed to introduce or distribute the gas throughout the chamber. No explosion-proof lighting existed and no attempt was ever made to prevent gas from entering the crematories, even though the gas is highly explosive. No attempt was made to protect operating personnel from exposure to the gas or to protect other non-participating persons from exposure. Specifically, at Auschwitz, a floor drain in the alleged gas chamber was connected directly to the camp’s storm drain system. At Majdanek a depressed walkway around the alleged gas chambers would have collected gas seepage and resulted in a death trap for camp personnel. No exhaust stacks ever existed. Hydrogen cyanide gas is an extremely dangerous and lethal gas, and nowhere were there any provisions to effect any amount of safe handling. The chambers were too small to accommodate more than a small fraction of the alleged numbers. Plain and simple, these facilities could not have operated as execution gas chambers.

Note that Leuchter mentioned “a floor drain in the alleged gas chamber.”  The floor drain was actually in another room, which had a door with a glass window in it, that was added to the Auschwitz gas chamber by the Soviet Union when they reconstructed the Auschwitz gas chamber. At the time that Leuchter examined the gas chamber, the staff at Auschwitz was claiming that the gas chamber was original. Tour guides were claiming that the gas chamber included the room that has the door with a glass window and the floor drain.

I blogged about the floor drain in the Auschwitz gas chamber here.

I was first called a “Holocaust denier” when I pointed out the floor drains in the Dachau gas chamber here.

This quote is at the beginning of the news article about Holocaust denial:

“A Working Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion” – The present definition is an expression of the awareness that Holocaust denial and distortion have to be challenged and denounced nationally and internationally and need examination at a global level. IHRA adopted the following working definition of holocaust denial and distortion:

Holocaust denial is discourse and propaganda that deny the historical reality and the extent of the extermination of the Jews by the Nazis and their accomplices during World War II, known as the Holocaust or the Shoah. Holocaust denial refers specifically to any attempt to claim that the Holocaust or Shoah did not take place.

So what does this mean?  At the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, where the Nazis were put on trial after the war, the Soviet Union claimed that 4 million people had been killed at Auschwitz, and 1.5 million were killed at Majdanek.  Now the ESTIMATE of the number of Jews killed at Auschwitz is 900,000, and the records at Majdanek show that 59,000 Jews died at Majdanek.  Which figures are we required to believe, under the new definition of Holocaust denial?

I am going to go with 4 million at Auschwitz and 1.5 million at Majdanek, because this adds up to 5.5 million, a figure that is close to the 6 million that is the required belief.    The figures of 900,000 and 59,000 add up to less than  1 million.  Where did the other 5 million Jews die?

This quote from the news article explains “Holocaust distortion,” the new form of Holocaust denial:

What is Holocaust distortion?

Distortion of the Holocaust refers to:

a. Intentional efforts to excuse or minimize the impact of the Holocaust or its principal elements, including collaborators and allies of Nazi Germany;

b. Gross minimization of the number of the victims of the Holocaust in contradiction to reliable sources;

c. Attempts to blame the Jews for causing their own genocide;

d. Statements that cast the Holocaust as a positive historical event. Those statements are not Holocaust denial but are closely connected to it as a radical form of anti-Semitism. They may suggest that the Holocaust did not go far enough in accomplishing its goal of “the Final Solution of the Jewish Question”;

e. Attempts to blur the responsibility for the establishment of concentration and death camps devised and operated by Nazi Germany by putting blame on other nations or ethnic groups.

The last definition is a tricky one: Is it a crime to say that America had internment camps for “enemies of the state”?  I would go with “Nazi Germany was the only country that put people in camps during Word War II.”  Definitely, I would go with saying that Italy had no camps, because that would “blur the responsibility for the establishment of concentration and death camps” by Nazi Germany.

In my opinion, the new definition of Holocaust denial needs some explicit details, regarding what we are required to believe.  For example, are we required to believe that the Nazis marched Jews out of the camps for the purpose of killing them by marching?

Are we required to believe that Ohrdruf, a sub-camp of Buchenwald, was a “holding camp” for prisoners waiting to be gassed in the gas chamber at Buchenwald?

Holocaust denial began when Paul Rassinier, “the father of Holocaust denial,” denied that there was a gas chamber at Buchenwald.  Do we have to go back to the days when it was required to believe that there was a gas chamber at Buchenwald?

To be on the safe side, I would go with a “gas chamber at Buchenwald.”  After all, Elie Wiesel, who claims that he was a prisoner at Buchenwald, although he has no Buchenwald ID number, says that he was saved from the gas chamber at Buchenwald, just in the nick of time.

October 30, 2013

Dr. Efraim Zuroff: “Holocaust distortion is posing a serious threat to the Jewish narrative of the Holocaust”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:32 am

According to a news article, which you can read on The Jerusalem Post here, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is “promulgating a new working definition of Holocaust denial.”

Gideon Behar told The Jerusalem Post that “the definition was important because it was the first such document detailing what is considered acceptable by Western democracies and ratified by an international body.”

Gideon Behar is “the Foreign Ministry’s point man on anti- Semitism and one of two Israeli delegates to the [IHRA]“, according to the news article.

An example of Holocaust denial is given in The Jerusalem Post article: “If you say that only two million Jews were killed that is Holocaust denial according to this definition.”

I have to admit that I had to read this news article 3 times before I could understand it. It was all Greek to me.

This quote is from the article in The Jerusalem Post:

The working definition is not legally binding, but has significant moral authority due to the composition of the IHRA. [The IHRA] includes many of the world’s leading democracies as members and the United Nations among its official observers.

I am very pleased that we now have a group of countries in an organization with “significant moral authority” to tell us what we are required to believe.  I am assuming that the IHRA includes a representative of the USA and that our 1st Amendment right of “freedom of speech” will no longer apply to the Holocaust.

The question of how many Jews died in the Holocaust reminds me of the old “how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” question.  No two people will ever agree on a suitable answer.

This quote is from The Jerusalem Post:

According to the IHRA, distortion of the Holocaust is defined as:

• “Intentional efforts to excuse or minimize the impact of the Holocaust or its principal elements, including collaborators and allies of Nazi Germany”

• “Gross minimization of the murder of the victims of the Holocaust in contradiction to reliable sources”

• “Attempts to blame the Jews for causing their own genocide”

• “Statements that cast the Holocaust as a positive historical event” and

• “Attempts to blur the responsibility for the establishment of concentration and death camps devised and operated by Nazi Germany and putting blame on other nations or ethnic groups.”

The last example, in the new definition of Holocaust denial, worries me.  For example, if you say anything about the Italian concentration camps, you could go to prison for “Holocaust denial” because only Nazi Germany can be demonized now.

According to the news article, “the Simon Wiesenthal Center [...]  contributed to the definition…”

The Simon Wiesenthal Center?  Now there’s a place where you can learn the truth about the Holocaust.  I previously blogged about the SWC here and here.

According to the article in The Jerusalem Post, Dr. Zuroff was quoted as saying:

“This is excellent, this is extremely important, because it focuses on Holocaust distortion which is something that has developed rapidly in the last few years and is posing a serious threat [to] the Jewish narrative of the Holocaust, especially in Eastern Europe. [...]

“[that] doesn’t specifically identify the efforts to equate communism to Nazism as a form of Holocaust distortion,” [an oversight that [Zuroff] believes is problematic.]

So watch what you say, dear readers, lest you be sent to prison for 5 years for “Holocaust distortion.”  Saying that the Soviet Communists killed as many people as the Nazi Fascists would be an example of “Holocaust distortion,” which is the name of the new crime of denial.

May 1, 2013

“the power of the bulldozer pushing America into war”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 7:31 am

The title of my blog post today comes from the very last words of an article, written by Jett Rucker, who is one of the writers on the CODOH website.  I received a copy of this article in e-mail because I am on the CODOH mailing list.

I fear that Rucker is right about Israel pushing America into war, but fortunately President Barack Obama does not seem to be receptive to the idea.  In my opinion, that is the only good thing about Obama and the current government of America.

I have copied Rucker’s letter to a newspaper at Boston University, where fake Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is a professor; you can read Rucker’s esssay in full below:

Emily Overholt, Editor-in-Chief

The Daily Free Press
Boston University
board@dailyfreepress.com.

30 April 2013

For Publication
——

Armageddon and the Money Magnet

By Jett Rucker

Boston University scored a fund-raising coup when, in 1976, it hired the “face” of the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel. Ten years later, Wiesel received the Nobel Peace Prize, magnifying his value to BU’s “development” function, as it’s known in the non-profit world, by an order of magnitude. Since then, as secular American Jews have drifted away from the theology of their hereditary religion, Wiesel’s stock-in-trade has supplanted Judaism itself as the conduit by which virtuous Jews demonstrate devotion to the surrogate religion of the suffering of European Jews at the hands of Germany’s National Socialist regime of 1933––-1945.

As hoped, this development, reinforced by Israel’s own ever-mounting exploitation of the Holocaust narrative, has diverted to Boston University many a million that might have gone to a synagogue or a community center in an earlier day. The synagogue isn’t going to get your kids admitted to a Good School anyway, and BU’s student body today includes a higher percentage of Jews than any other university in America besides rabbinical colleges. Other institutions by the dozen, private colleges and state schools alike, trail eagerly behind BU in mimicking its vaunted Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, hiring eminent faculty such as Deborah Lipstadt (at Emory) and recruiting Jewish students, who statistically are far more likely to become generous alumni than graduates from any other group of comparable size. But no one else has Elie Wiesel, or anyone ultimately quite in his league as a living symbol of the age when the world’s Jews tragically eclipsed all other groups victimized by racism in all history.

But increasingly, this whole business is taking on a very foul odor.And that odor is the mordant stench of blood.

Blood, you say? How could the Nobel Peace laureate, a man evermore displaying the most-peaceful mien after having survived the infamous “death camps” of Nazi Germany?

The way he does this, by twists of fate straight out of Orwell’s 1984, is by promoting and perpetuating that bedrock of Israel’s eternal claim to righteousness, that very Holocaust he has made such a career out of having experienced-a martyr who nonetheless walks among us today. Supporting Israel has been his true métier since before he first published La Nuit in France in 1958, and he and others have done so so thoroughly that Israel today bestrides the Middle East from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River, precisely the way its apologists claim God gave it the right to. It does this today the way it did in Biblical times: by the sword, shedding blood in volumes that would seem by now enough to fill the well-named Dead Sea.

Despite the fact that many right-thinking Jews in America and Israel decry this, well-meaning donors overlook the cunningly disguised role of Wiesel’s Holocaust promotion in funding the mightiest war machine that ever shook the earth of Palestine-with money extracted from American taxpayers, Jewish and not.

Donating dollars to Boston University-in particular, of course, to the Elie Wiesel Center-just adds mass to this fearsome avalanche that threatens again today to draw America’s armed forces into yet another devastating, dehumanizing, war. Sending tuition dollars to Boston University has a similar effect.

While no other institution of higher learning has Elie Wiesel, most of them heedlessly advance his pernicious agenda to some extent. Nevertheless, supporting any of those, rather than Boston University, might diminish, by however little, the power of the bulldozer pushing America into war.

Jett Rucker
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro, California  92143

April 16, 2013

OMG…Professor David Patterson is about to jibber jabber about jibber jabber…like Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:19 am

This quote is from a news article in The Student Newspaper of UTD, which you can read in full here:

David Patterson’s exploration into the horror of the Holocaust began over 30 years ago when as a Ph.D. student at the University of Oregon, a student of his pressed a copy of Elie Wiesel’s memoir “Night” into his hands and said, “You need to read this.”

Patterson spent the next 10 years researching the Holocaust before teaching others about the events that resulted in the deaths of over six million Jews and other persecuted groups across Europe.

Today, Patterson is a professor in the School of Arts and Humanities and has held the Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies in the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UTD since 2010. [...]

Patterson’s latest book, “Genocide in Jewish Thought” was published last May and explores the theological and philosophical warrants for genocide, the relation between body and soul and the phenomenon of torture.

“My argument (in the book) is that the more abstract the thinking, the more likely it is to lead to genocide,” Patterson said. “Opposite abstract thinking, I present a model of concrete Jewish thought that may inform our understanding of the abstractions that can lead to mass murder.”

Patterson will host a lecture titled “The Why of Holocaust Denial” at 2 p.m. on April 21 in JO 4.614 as part of the Ackerman Center’s Sunday Lecture Series.

According to Patterson, denial is a phenomenon unique to the Holocaust compared to other genocides and is one of the defining features of the Holocaust.

The title of my blog post today comes from an episode of the TV show entitled The Big Bang Theory.

Years ago, when I first read Elie Wiesel’s book Night, no one pressed the book into my hands and told me to read it.  I grabbed it off a library shelf and sat down at a library table to read it; I finished the book in a couple of hours and completely dismissed it as a work of fiction, not a true story, mainly because of his description of how he and his father escaped death at the Auschwitz-Birkenau “death camp.”

Elie Wiesel and his father walked down this road on the night that they arrived at Birkeanu

Elie Wiesel and his father walked down this road on the night that they arrived at Birkeanu

Elie Wiesel wrote in his famous book Night that, after arriving around midnight at Birkenau, he and his father were assigned to a barrack in the Gypsy camp, behind the Men’s camp, which was to the left on the interior camp road, shown in the photo above.

The interior road, shown in the photo, runs north and south through the Birkeanau camp, connecting the Women’s camp to the new section, called “Mexico” by the prisoners. At that time, part of the Gypsy camp had been converted into a transit camp for the Durchgangsjuden who were held there temporarily until they could be transferred to another location.  Elie wrote that he and his father were later transferred to the main Auschwitz camp and then to the Auschwitz III camp, aka Monowitz.

Elie wrote in Night that on his first night in the camp, a night that he would never forget, he saw two burning pits, one for children and one for adults, where Jews were being burned alive.

Painting shows how children were burned alive at Birkenau

Painting shows how children were burned alive at Birkenau

Elie and his father were miraculously spared at the last moment when, only two steps from the burning ditch, they were ordered to turn left and enter the Gypsy barracks.

The following quote is from one of the many editions of Night. The book has been changed through the years, so this quote might not match what is in the latest edition.

Not far from us, flames were leaping up from a ditch, gigantic flames. They were burning something. A lorry drew up at the pit and delivered its load-little children. Babies! Around us, everyone was weeping. Someone began to recite the Kaddish. I do not know if it has ever happened before, in the long history of the Jews, that people have ever recited the prayer for the dead for themselves …. Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp …. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent sky.

According to his famous book, Elie and his father were transferred from the former Gypsy camp to the main Auschwitz camp, where they were housed in Barrack 17 for a short time. Normally, incoming prisoners were sent to the Quarantine barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau, but not Elie and his father.

Elie Wiesel wrote that he was tattooed with the number A-7713 at the main Auschwitz camp.  Now it has been revealed, by Holocaust deniers, that Elie Wiesel was never registered at Auschwitz, and the number A-7713 was given to another prisoner.

You can read all about Elie Wiesel’s tattoo at this website:  http://www.eliewieseltattoo.com/

This quote is from the article on the online newspaper The Mercury:

According to Patterson, denial is a phenomenon unique to the Holocaust compared to other genocides and is one of the defining features of the Holocaust.

“(Holocaust denial) comes in many forms, ranging from a seemingly innocent avoidance of the topic to a calculated effort to incite Jew hatred,” Patterson said. “I’ll explain some features of Holocaust denial to show that it is not about historical facts at all; rather, it is driven by an anti-Semitic agenda to erase the Jews from history and to delegitimize the Jewish state.”

One of the most striking reasons for Holocaust denial is an avoidance of the ethical implications of not only the Holocaust, but also humanity itself, Patterson said.

Denial is a way of delegitimizing the voice and presence of the Jewish people, he said.

“If (the Holocaust) didn’t happen, then I don’t have to confront the fundamental questions about who I am, what I stand for and the nature of my ethical responsibility to do it for my fellow human being,” Patterson said. “Holocaust denial … has implications for all human beings.”

I don’t get it.  It’s all jibber jabber to me.  Am I unethical because I don’t believe that Elie Wiesel was ever a prisoner at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and I don’t believe that babies were thrown into burning ditches?

Am I deligitimizing the Jewish state (Israel) if I don’t believe in the Holocaust?  Don’t answer.  It was a rhetorical question.

You can read about how Holocaust denial is spreading around the world on this website.

March 29, 2013

When a Holocaust denial law is eventually passed in America, what will US citizens be required to believe?

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:14 pm

I anticipate that America will eventually have a law against Holocaust denial and that Holocaust denial will be an exception to our 1st Amendment right of free speech.  Russia is currently contemplating such a law.  You can read more about the proposed law in Russia here.

When a Holocaust denial law is passed in the USA, what will Americans be required to believe, under the threat of 5 years in prison?

Today, I read an interesting article here, entitled “What do Creationists and Holocaust Deniers Have In Common?”

This quote is from the article cited above:

As distasteful and offensive as the Holocaust deniers analogy may seem (it’s such a morally repulsive idea that no sane historian would ever attempt to equivocate the truth of the Holocaust with radical conspiracy theories), we would be naive if we summarily discounted that denial without understanding its origins and its import. For a great many in the radicalized Middle East, Holocaust denial is a centerpiece in education policy, domestic policy, and international affairs. We are nearly seventy years removed from the Holocaust, and I suspect that, within my lifetime, I’ll one day read about the death of the last remaining survivor.

We know the Holocaust is true, because many of us lived through it. To be sure, I am far too young to remember the Holocaust, but when I was eighteen, a group of friends and I trekked through the Dachau Concentration Camp, one of the saddest but most illuminating moments of my young life: Confronting the vestiges of undeniable evil, the inhumanly cramped boarding rooms, the crematoriums, the gas chambers, the cast-iron sign emblazoned with the words “Arbeit Macht Frei.” A place that still smelled like soot and death and dust. This was not a Hollywood set. If I had possessed even a fragment of a thought about the remote possibility of a massive conspiracy, it was forever extinguished that afternoon. Dachau is a vivid, permanent, real place on our planet; Holocaust deniers are idiots.

The author doesn’t say how old he is now, so we don’t know what year it was when he was 18, but it must have been during the period of time when there was a sign in the Dachau shower room, saying that it was not a gas chamber, or never used as a gas chamber.

His trek through Dachau must have been after the barracks had been torn down, so that a Memorial Site could be constructed inside the former concentration camp.  The “inhumanly cramped boarding rooms” must have been the reconstructed barrack buildings. When the Dachau camp was used for 17 years to house the ethnic Germans who had been expelled from Czechoslovakia, tourists were not allowed to disturb these pathetic residents.

What did he think that the “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign proved? During the time that 30,000 German “war criminals” were crowded into the Dachau camp, designed for 5,000 prisoners, the “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign was not there, and the prisoners did not have to work.  During that time, the Dachau camp was called “War Crimes Enclosure No. 1.”

If he saw the “gas chambers” (plural), that means that he saw the disinfection chambers that were clearly labeled as such.  The disinfection chambers were used to SAVE lives.

David Irving was thrown into prison in Austria because he said that the gas chamber at the main Auschwitz camp was a “reconstruction.”  Now it is admitted that this gas chamber was reconstructed by the Soviets, and it is no longer a crime to say this.

When Holocaust denial becomes a crime in America, will we have to believe the stories told by Irene Zisblatt or face a 5 year prison sentence?

Hopefully, when America passes a Holocaust Denial law, there will be huge book (about the size of the book of rules on Obamacare) that gives details on each and every story that we are required to believe.

When a Holocaust denial law is finally passed in America, the prisons will become so overcrowded that a new punishment will have to be devised.  Maybe Holocaust deniers could be forced to stand on a street corner wearing a “neck violin” like ones that criminals were forced to wear in the old days.

Neck violin that criminals were forced to wear in the old days

Neck violin that criminals were forced to wear in the old days

Criminals were forced to wear a neck violin in the old days

Criminals were forced to wear a neck violin in the old days

Or should Holocaust deniers be thrown into a dungeon, as witches were, after a witch trial.  Holocaust denier trials have been compared to witch trials because the perpetrator is not allowed to defend himself or herself.

The photo below shows a dungeon for witches in Germany.

A dungeon for witches in Germany

A dungeon for witches in Germany

January 3, 2013

The Non-Jewish Stake in the Holocaust Mythology — an excellent article by Paul Grubach

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:22 am

A reader of my blog provided a link to an excellent article, written by Paul Grubach, on the Inconvenient History website which you can read in full here.

Grubach’s article is well-researched and very detailed. He starts off with a long list of Holocaust historians who admit that there is no evidence for much of the “facts” of the Holocaust. He makes many good points about the reasons that Non-Jews hold onto the Holocaust lies, in the face of the complete lack of evidence.

I don’t mind reading a long article because I happen to be a speed reader.  However, to reach a young audience, I feel that he should have started off with the most important part of his article, which is at the very end.

This quote is at the end of the article written by Paul Grubach:

The Future of the Holocaust Mythology: What is to be done?

The traditional Holocaust story plays an enormous political, social and economic role in world affairs. It is as if the whole emotional, intellectual, and institutional set-up of the post World War II world has been built around it. It serves as an ideological “justification” for the sociopolitical arrangements in many parts of the world today. Despite the fact that it is a demonstrably weak and flimsy ideology, it has amazing resiliency. The major reason that the traditional Holocaust story still survives is because there are a wide range of powerful groups that benefit from its perpetuation.

The world sociopolitical status quo that the Holocaust ideology “justifies” and “legitimizes” is threatened with collapse. In this world of endless war and violence, it is the duty of politicians, intellectuals and scholars to attempt to come up with peaceful resolutions to the problems humanity faces. It is now up to the powerful interests that are behind the Holocaust mythology to engage its opponents, the revisionists, in free and democratic debate so we may get at the truth about the fate of the Jews during World War II. In this way, we can help to build a more rational and humane world order, one that is based more upon truth and less upon politically inspired propaganda.

I have nothing to criticize in Paul Grubach’s article.  As far as I can tell, he made no mistakes.  There is just one slight grammatical error: he uses the word “to” when he obviously means “too.”  Too means “too, también, also” as opposed to the preposition “to” as in “to whom are you speaking?”

To get back to Grubach’s article, here are some more of the important points that he makes:

In a word, take away the Holocaust ideology and one important “justification” of the American and British war effort against Germany is consigned to the dustbin of history. Americans and Britons will start asking uncomfortable questions, such as: Why did we go to war with Germany? Maybe we should not have gone to war with Germany, and maybe it was a huge error to be allied with the murderous Stalinist regime? Questions like this clearly pose a threat to the power and influence of the governing elites in American and British society.

One must also not forget that, just as the Soviet Union did, so to did the American and British governments use the Holocaust mythology to hide and obliterate by contrast the awareness of the brutality and mass killing of innocents that they are responsible for. For example, anti-Holocaust revisionist historian Herf admits that the British bombing campaign against Germany resulted in an estimated 500,000 German civilian deaths, disproportionately among women and children.98 Perhaps now we can understand an underlying motive behind Winston Churchill’s statement on the alleged Jewish Holocaust toward the end of the war. He declared: “There is no doubt that this is probably the greatest and most horrible crime ever committed in the whole history of the world, and it has been done by scientific machinery by nominally civilized men in the name of a great state and one of the leading races of Europe.”99

If the alleged mass murder of six million Jews by the Germans is the greatest and most horrible crime ever committed in the whole history of the world, then the mass killing of hundreds of thousands of German women and children by British government bombs pales in comparison, and is obliterated by contrast. The Holocaust ideology performed its services well for Winston Churchill.

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One must view Jewish-Zionism’s success in elevating the Holocaust ideology to the status an unquestionable religious dogma in the surrounding context of non-Jewish interests. During and after WWII, the interests of powerful international Jewish groups dovetailed with the other most powerful groups on this planet—the victorious Allied governments of the Soviet Union, the United States, Great Britain, France and others. Since the most powerful political forces on this planet had a vested interest in promoting the same story, it would be very difficult for anyone to discover that it is false. This is one important reason why the “Holocaust” became an “established fact” throughout much of world.

[...]

The traditional Holocaust story plays an enormous political, social and economic role in world affairs. It is as if the whole emotional, intellectual, and institutional set-up of the post World War II world has been built around it. It serves as an ideological “justification” for the sociopolitical arrangements in many parts of the world today. Despite the fact that it is a demonstrably weak and flimsy ideology, it has amazing resiliency. The major reason that the traditional Holocaust story still survives is because there are a wide range of powerful groups that benefit from its perpetuation.

The world sociopolitical status quo that the Holocaust ideology “justifies” and “legitimizes” is threatened with collapse. In this world of endless war and violence, it is the duty of politicians, intellectuals and scholars to attempt to come up with peaceful resolutions to the problems humanity faces. It is now up to the powerful interests that are behind the Holocaust mythology to engage its opponents, the revisionists, in free and democratic debate so we may get at the truth about the fate of the Jews during World War II. In this way, we can help to build a more rational and humane world order, one that is based more upon truth and less upon politically inspired propaganda.

I urge everyone to read the entire article here.

October 14, 2012

Convicted Holocaust denier captured after 7 years on the run

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:12 am

Gerhard Ittner, a German Holocaust denier who has been on the run for seven years, was captured in Portugal and will be extradicted to Germany to serve a 33-month prison term, according to The Times of Israel.

“Bavarian officials say the one-time member of the now-defunct German People’s Union party was a known Holocaust denier who used the Internet to spread far-right propaganda between 2002 and 2004.”

Oh no!  Not far-right propaganda!!!  As everyone knows, only far-left propaganda is allowed in the mainstream media and on the Internet.

In other news, Michelle Bachmann visited a Synagogue in Chicago on Yom Kippur and a number of congregants walked out of the service in protest.

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