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Copyright (c) 1997 - Ingrid A. Rimland

July 23, 1997

Good Morning from the Zundelsite:

A few weeks ago one of my compatriots wrote me a letter chiding me for using the term "Holocaust" too sloppily - that is, on the enemy's terms, the enemy's terms being the conventional ". . . 6 million gassed."

My friend thought that, as Revisionists, we should be more precise - what we meant when we said "Holocaust" was the comprehensive field of Revisionism that defined the loaded term as "alleged genocide" - and we should stress that fine distinction every time.

Of course he is right - but using "Holocaust" that way makes the debunking task at hand feel awkward and unnecessarily cumbersome for us who do battle in the cyberstreets where we are trying to rush in where angels fear to tread.

Therefore, I told my friend that I would try to put quotation marks around the blasted money- and spirit-sucking credo- but that was as far as I'd go.

Well, a tiny little mini-war resulted, with people taking sides. While no great harm was done, some feelings ended up being bruised - and it is my opinion we don't need that in our ranks. Let's overlook each other's foibles and concentrate on what needs to be done.

Which brings me to another matter that Dr. Faurisson has called to my attention. He calls it "reinventing the wheel", and that's precisely what it is, and we don't need that either.

It has to do with packing, as he puts it, ". . . theories on theories to show the same thing."

Says Dr. Faurisson:

"We have to work very hard, and then hide our science and be as short and clear as possible. This needs a considerable effort. Pedantry is too easy, in fact."

I'll show you by example - and what a splendid part of Revisionist history it is!

Dr. Robert Faurisson, as early as 1975, discovered while visiting Birkenau Concentration Camp that there were no special holes in the roof of the Leichenkeller of Krematorium II where the genocidal Zykon B was supposed to have been thrown in by the wicked Nazis to kill the Jews en masse.

He looked and looked - no holes! He thought that that was odd.

Now mind you - Dr. Faurisson was not a scientist in the hard sciences areas - physics, chemistry etc. He was a scholar who used to teach French, Latin and Greek - and yet Dr. Faurisson was the first man who saw what up to then no German chemist, no American engineer seems to have discovered or speculated on: the incongruency.

So there was this gentle professor from France and said, first to himself and then then the world: "No holes - no 'Holocaust'".


No holes - no "Holocaust".

Perhaps it was too simple for the world so brainwashed and so soaked with images of gassings, ovens, skeletons etc. to make the leap and ask: Where is the PHYSICAL evidence that there had been, indeed, a "Holocaust"?

I remember reading somewhere that not even Ernst took that simple argument all that seriously when he first heard of it. While Ernst's radar, by that time, was fingering the Zionist landscape, he too was programmed for "complex."

Then came the 1985 Great Holocaust Trial, followed by the even Greater 1988 Holocaust Trial, both taking Ernst Zundel to task for having dared to ask: "Did Six Million Really Die?" Dr. Faurisson was present as a crucial defense witness and advisor in both trials.

By then, it was getting highly dramatic between the Zionists and Zundelists. Below is a short, slightly adapted excerpt from one of the Zundel bio documents:

"The Jewish Defense League and its thugs were of course on duty again on the first court day of 1988, just as they had been during the 1985 Zundel Trial. Ernst's bodyguard was numerically stronger this time and soon had the situation under control. They steadily fought their way through to the entrance of the courthouse.

The Toronto Police was also better prepared this time, and after only a few minutes the ringleaders of the Jewish thugs were handcuffed and lying face-down in the slush on the sidewalk while Toronto policemen knelt on them and held them down.

The media couldn't have asked for anything better!

Their cameras clicked and whirred, and the none-too-pretty picture of the Jewish terrorists lying handcuffed on the ground soon appeared on TV screens and newspaper front pages throughout the country.

In the courtroom itself, Judge Thomas quickly hid behind the principle of "judicial notice", which is unique in Canadian court tradition but which occurs routinely in Revisionist trials in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

"Judicial notice" is a legal term and indicates that certain matters are not open to doubt - such as, for example, that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, or that night follows day.

This was to be the principle pertaining to the "Holocaust"!

To apply such a legal principle in such a serious historical court case in Canada, where so many issues were disputed, violated the Anglo-Saxon tradition of freedom of speech and civil rights. Attorney Doug Christie had to fight with the Judge over every word and every sentence.

Doug was able to tone down the Judge's "judicial notice of the Holocaust"-unfortunately, however, he could not prevent it entirely.

This was important: it meant that Ernst was not to be allowed to defend himself with all the facts at his disposal. The Judge simply forbade it. The only question that remained to be settled was whether Ernst was ". . . too dumb to understand the self-evident", or whether he acted ". . . with malicious intent against the Jews" when he dared to raise his questions about the "Holocaust"!

After all, the "self-evident" nature of the "Holocaust" could be shown and "proven" with hundreds of books, written by witnesses and historians, and freely available in any library!

All this in 1988!

Doug told Ernst that, given Judge Thomas's "judicial notice", he as a defense attorney could not possibly win the case for Ernst. He advised Ernst to restrict his defense to a minimum, not to waste his time, and to save the money required for the enormous costs entailed in a "defense" that could be no defense under the circumstances.

Doug kept beseeching Ernst: "Before this Judge, in this courtroom, in this court, the battle is hopeless! I can't win it for you!"

Ernst requested time to think it over. A few days later he called his team together, outlined the situation and told them:

"We're going to go on! This time I am not fighting for myself. I'm fighting for the honor of my Fatherland. I want to have our extremely important witness testimony recorded in the Canadian court transcripts and in the history books for all time."

Ernst and Doug took hours-long walks through the snowy parks near the Zundel-Haus and discussed in detail all the possibilities that were still open to them.

Next on the discussion agenda were the specialists, witnesses and court experts who had come from all parts of the world to help.

Ernst sounded out their attitudes, and in the end he himself set the course for the trial: in spite of his attorneys' and some of his foremost advisors' recommendations, he would see the trial through as planned - in-depth and as tough as it had been envisioned.

He declared that it would be Doug's task to block, to bypass, to ignore the Judge's "judicial notice"-to hollow it out and to cut it down to size, bit by bit, with a kind of "policy of small steps", until in the end the Zundel Team would be able to demolish or at least invalidate the government's evidence.

In this way the Zundel-Team engaged in judicial positional warfare, digging down into the subject matter in a kind of judicial trench warfare - much like many battles were fought in the First and often in the Second World War.

It turned out to be a tough decision!

The Zundel-Haus became the Great Holocaust Trial Command Bunker extraordinaire, from where phone calls, fax letters and press releases were fired out into the world - daily and sometimes hourly.

A second house was rented to accommodate the guests and the additional bodyguards, witnesses, lawyers, secretaries etc. Everywhere, important documents were analyzed, sorted, classified, and reproduced on five photocopiers, to be submitted in court at the right time. The psychic energy was high; production was spectacular.

Soon everything was running smoothly.

In the course of the trial, cooks prepared almost 6,000 meals, which were eaten jointly in two large canteen-like dining rooms. Carpenters reconstructed "Auschwitz beds" exactly as per the design of the bunk beds of Auschwitz - and witnesses, advisers and typists slept right there in the building, crowded like sardines, in bunks stacked up to four high.

Inside the courtroom, day in, day out, Ernst's team of lawyers and advisors now revised and rewrote Germany's recent history - "judicial notice" or no "judicial notice"! The Crown attorney and the Judge could hardly believe their eyes and ears, clearly frustrated by the happenings. Slice by slice and day by day, the old "Holocaust" version was dissected, scrutinized, debunked!

And in the middle of it all, there loomed, of course, the Zyklon B fairytale!

The Warden of one of the largest American prisons, Bill Armontrout, who was to serve as Zundel witness and to testify about American-style gassings of convicted murderers, suggested almost casually that he could recommend an expert in execution equipment, Fred Leuchter from Boston, as witness for the defense-in questions pertaining to gas chambers! Armontrout even had the address and telephone number of this potential expert witness on hand!

What a sensation! The legal team had not even known that such an expert existed!

Ernst reacted with lightning speed, even though he was already in the midst of the actual trial proceedings. He looked for a suitable scout to check Leuchter out thoroughly.

Dr. Faurisson said to Ernst Zundel: "Please. Let me do this. This is my trip." After all, he was the one who had first pointed out: "No holes - no "Holocaust"!

It turned out that Leuchter believed in the "Holocaust", insofar as he had heard about it. However, everything else about Leuchter indicated that here was a man who knew what he was doing, who understood his job - and who was honest and professionally ethical.

Dr. Faurisson flew back to Toronto to report to Ernst. Leuchter was asked to come to Toronto himself to meet with Doug Christie and speak with the other experts - and to analyze and to familiarize himself with the documents and testimony of both sides, especially Dr. Raul Hilberg's trial transcripts of the 1985 trial and the statements in his books.

The models of Auschwitz and Birkenau, which the Zundel team had constructed to scale from German blueprints, discovered by Dr. Faurisson in his hands-on research, were also shown and explained to Leuchter.

Ernst asked Leuchter for a cost estimate for his expert report and testimony. The price was steep-but the testimony was extremely important!

Now what to do? From where was the extra money for Leuchter's report to come? Ernst examined bank statements and current income from donations. He compared the constantly accrueing expenses and considered tapping his strategic financial reserve. He sounded out his supporters to see whether any extra donations might be obtained. It was tough going - the funds were just not there.

Meanwhile, Leuchter flew back to Boston.

Time was of the essence, since the trial was already approaching half-time. Ernst spent entire nights on the telephone and explained the situation to donors both large and small. In the end, some larger contributions from several elderly German women and men became the deciding factor in this historically so exceedingly important matter.

Ernst Zundel is Ernst Zundel - a man who doesn't deal in halves. He made a bold decision. Leuchter would not merely testify. He would go after evidence first-hand!

Together with a small, quickly-assembled group of translators, draughtsmen, video- and cameramen, Leuchter would fly to Auschwitz and Majdanek in what was then still Communist Poland!

There, he would examine and measure the facilities and draw up precise technical building and construction plans. Working meticulously and wearing double rubber gloves and face masks to prevent contamination, he would take material samples, wrap them up carefully in vacuum-sealed bags, and smuggle them back to the United States, where a well-known laboratory would examine and analyze them for their Zyklon B content.

This dramatic expedition was to be carried out clandestinely while the trial still continued in Toronto!

At the Zundel-Haus it felt like at the General Staff's Headquarters during wartime! People were busy planning, testing, measuring, weighing, packing. Work plans were drawn up. Visas, passports and plane tickets were arranged in a great hurry.

And then the word was: "Silence!"

The Zundel-Leuchter-Holocaust-Expedition left North America and Europe at different times and via different airports. Friendly Poles awaited them to be of assistance at the other end. Everything went off without a hitch.

The rest is Revisionist history!

Leuchter's investigation was first rate pioneering work. Today millions of people around the world already know that the forensic evidence of Leuchter's report and Professor Roth's sample analysis have acquitted Germany of the genocide of the Jews by means of "gas chambers."

Now is that a story - or what?!

I am telling you this because I want to credit Dr. Robert Faurisson for all eternity with having been the first who said: "No holes - no 'Holocaust'."

Why is this so important? Because four words will re-shape the next century.

Dr. Robert Faurisson of France, who holds his own in any scholarly endeaver, and who knows how to pile footnotes on footnotes, was THE first scholar who, footnotes aside, put two and two together - and spoke four simple words.

No holes - no "Holocaust".

I saw a silly paper recently entitled "The Case of Missing Zyklon B" where credit for debunking that part of Holocaustaumania is simply being swiped - to put it very bluntly, stolen. That is intellectually dishonest - and very shabby, besides!

Now you see papers stacked on papers, and footnotes stacked on footnotes. Some clarify, and some obscure. Some add, and some subtract.

Remember KISS - "Keep It Simple, Stupid"? You learn that in undergraduate school.

The point I want to make today is this: that ALL the credit for that first hefty swipe at "Holocaustaumania" belongs to Dr. Robert Faurisson of France for clarity of vision - and simplicity.


Thought for the Day:

"Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves."

(Lewis Carrroll)

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