The Story of Zundel

Through the pressure of the Canadian Jewish Congress he was tried in secret court in Canada by a Judge and not even his attorney was allowed to see all the evidence against him. The judge in the case is a man who sought to prosecute him years ago for his opinions. In fact, as amazing as it may sound, the very judge of his current case was in years past the same agent of the Crown who, testimony has shown, permitted a terrorist bomb to be delivered through the Canadian mails to his home! It appears that anything is permissible when one dares to challenge Jewish sensibilities.

Now this elderly gentleman faces deportation to Germany where he likely faces a long prison sentence, which for a man of his age could well be a life sentence.

What was the offense of this man you ask? Was he a drug dealer, war criminal, a murderer, gangster, rapist, or terrorist?

No, he was none of that. It is admitted by the press which always opposed him that he was never violent, never criminal. He was never in his whole life convicted of the slightest crime. He is in fact a kind-hearted pacifist who has repeatedly opposed all war and all violence. He is an artist who made his living for decades by his beautiful paintings and illustrations. Far from being violent or dangerous, it was he who often was the victim of violence. He was been attacked by howling mobs. His home was firebombed. The Canadian government tried to put him in prison.

What was his crime you ask? Why would he be attacked and his home firebombed? Why did the Canadian government try to imprison him? All of this was simply due to the fact that he wrote and published politically incorrect views of the Holocaust.

Did he praise the Holocaust you might ask? No. Did he advocate it? No. Did he deny that any atrocities were committed against Jews? No. He simply dared to challenge in a considered and reasonable way some of the underlying assumptions of what Dr. Norman Finklestein calls the Holocaust Industry. He was tried for the Orwellian crime of “falsifying history.”

He simply dared to publish articles and books that differed from the politically correct view of the Holocaust. He argued using extensive evidence, documents and reason that some of the assumptions about the Holocaust were incorrect. He argued for instance that although many Jews died from the effects of their incarceration and mistreatment, there wasn’t an actual German master plan or policy to kill all the Jews of Europe. He honestly believed that the so-called Holocaust as presented was an extension of war propaganda that had the intention of helping to secure support for the establishment of the Zionist state. The story of great crimes against Jews was the buffer which allowed the subsequent crimes of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian inhabitants of what is now Israel. If you read his material, it is rational, thoughtful and not the least bit hateful. And he has suffered tremendously for simply voicing his opinion. He exercised something that Bush and Blair and all people
like to call free speech, freedom of thought, and freedom of conscience.

Eventually he was vindicated by the high court of Canada which ruled that the law by which they prosecuted him violated freedom of speech. But, the authorities, driven by the Canadian Jewish Congress, were not finished with his persecution. By hook or crook they were determined to silence him and put this man into prison.

Who is the man who has endured this unrelenting prosecution for his free speech? His name is Ernst Zundel.

In the twilight years of his life he settled down to a married life in the United States with the eloquent American writer and playwright, Ingrid Rimland. They lived on a small farm in the Tennessee Appalachians.

Then, two years ago all hell broke lose. Married to and living with an American citizen, he had every right to live in the United States, but there was a scheduling error by the government and the authorities claimed Ernst missed a routine appointment with the INS. On that flimsy argument, in a matter of days, with no appeal, an armored swat team descended on their quiet property and whisked Ingrid’s husband into solitary confinement. He was locked in conditions reserved for the worst of criminals. With hardly any options for appeal he was finally separated from his American wife and deported back to Canada where he had previously lived and worked for more than three decades.

There he was also held in solitary confinement and charged with “being a danger to the security of Canada.” Was any evidence supporting this charge presented to the Canadian court? Under Canadian Law you can be deemed guilty of being a danger to Canadian security without even seeing the evidence against you. He has been in terrible conditions of imprisonment for over two years now.

Not being allowed to even see the evidence against you is against every precept of law in every civilized nation of the world. All that made no difference to Jewish supremacists, this thought criminal had to be punished. He couldn’t be shown to have broken any Canadian law, so it was decided that he would be deported to Germany where under the draconian laws there he could be jailed for years for simply challenging any of the often-changing politically correct versions of the Holocaust.

German courts have already ruled that in regard to the Holocaust “truth is no defense” and that even if you show that what you said is absolutely true, if it challenges the official Jewish version, you have committed a serious crime. You have “defamed the Jewish people.” Even if you can prove what you say is accurate, you are guilty of “reviling” the Jewish people and therefore face imprisonment.

I realize that probably many of you reading this cannot believe that this is the state of affairs in some European countries, and Canada. After all, this gross violation of the most fundamental principles of freedom of thought, speech and press is never discussed on the NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN or Fox News Network. There is no protest of this gross injustice. No civil libertarians make an issue out of it. Most Europeans and Americans don’t have the slightest knowledge of the horrible injustice that has occurred on American soil and subsequently in Canada.

It makes no matter that books such as Goldhagen’s Hitler’s Willing Executioners argues that German’s are inherently purveyors of murder and evil. That won’t land you in jail in Germany; it will land you on the bestseller list and rave reviews from the philo-Semitic press. Unlike Goldhagen, poor Ernst never said that Jews were inherently evil; he simply dared to question the orthodoxy of the Holocaust story, a story that is not allowed in any part to be examined, questioned, debated, or critically thought about, even 60 years after the event. Even though there are many common assumptions about the Holocaust that are now refuted by Jewish Holocaust historians themselves.

For instance, there are still thousands of references every year in articles about the Holocaust that refer to Nazis as having diabolically made soap from Jews. Yet, even the head of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Center admits that such never happened. The following is a recent quotation from the Haaretz newspaper in Israel of February 11, 2005. It was accompanied by a picture with the following caption, “The tombstone in Hod Hasharon, bearing an inscription “Soap of Holy People. (Nir Keidar).” All of this is an elaborate Hoax, a hoax that has been going on almost unbroken for the last 60 years.

Soap said made from Jews in Holocaust found in Israel
Amiram Barkat – Haaretz February 10, 2005

A box of soap which, according to the Romanian Jewish community, was made from the bodies of Jews killed in the Holocaust was found yesterday in a funeral home in Magdiel (part of Hod Hasharon) in central Israel, Army Radio reported.

The tombstone in Hod Hasharon, bearing an inscription “Soap of Holy People.” (Nir Keidar)

The box was buried under a tombstone that read “Soap of Holy People.”

Sources at Yad Vashem expressed disappointment at the radio report, calling the story a “pure invention that was given a stage by the media.”

A Yad Vashem spokeswoman said there is no proof the Nazis made soap from human bodies during the Holocaust.

The sources said similar claims have been made in the past regarding soap made from Jewish bodies, including soap found last year in the Nahariya cemetery. In that case the soap was determined not to have been made from human remains.

In 1990 samples from several soaps claimed to have been made from Jews were sent for DNA testing at Tel Aviv University. Likewise, those tests determined the soaps did not contain human fats…

The soap story which millions have heard and believed, and almost no one knows is completely untrue – is indicative of the many myths surrounding the Holocaust. Zundel for years challenged the Jewish soap story and it has been only in later years that Jewish scholars admitted that the whole story is a lie. Zundel says the soap story is a clear example of many other untruths about the Holocaust. But only the approved version is legal, any historical opinion that counters it is a prison offense.

Jewish scholar Norman Finklestein whose own parents suffered in Nazi concentration camps says that it is only his Jewishness that has prevented his own prosecution for challenging the huge amount of fraud in connection with what he calls the “Holocaust Industry.” He has written a book of the same title.

Zundel’s crime is simply that he dared to print articles quoting well-regarded historians, scientists and writers that raised serious questions about aspects of the official story. And for this he has been locked up like an animal for two years and faces years more imprisonment.

Does that sound like freedom to you? When someone cannot offer a differing opinion about a long concluded historical event – there is no freedom of speech. If this is the reality of the day then there really is no freedom of speech, thought, conscience and press. If such is true, then the freedom we are told we have is a monstrous lie. Ironically, even the knowledge that freedom of speech no longer exists in many parts of the Western world is forbidden. At least in the darkest days of the Inquisition or of Soviet Russia, everyone knew there was no freedom of speech, they knew to question everything. But, today most of the population labors under the illusion that freedom of speech exists in all Western nations.

As Zundel sits in solitary confinement in his forlorn tiny cell, how many Americans or Britons or Germans even know that a man has faced imprisonment for two years under these intolerable conditions and faces years more prison time for simply exercising the most fundamental right of a supposedly free society.

The fact that Ernst Zundel has not backed down, recanted, or caved in the face of such horrendous treatment is a testament to the fact that whether you agree with him or not, Ernst Zundel is man who should be lauded for his intellectual and physical courage.

The fact that instead of being praised for his courage, he is imprisoned at this moment, is testimony to the truth and the power of his assertions, for if Zundel is so easily proven wrong, why the need to stifle and punish him. What kind of truth needs to use prison and compulsion to protect it? What kind of truth cannot afford inspection or criticism?

To me that sounds like the tactics of the bearers of the lie. It seems to me that those who would be so cruel to this lone older man are not the bearers of human justice and dignity. It sounds to me that they are the ones who lie and cannot afford their lies to be challenged by facts, argument and debate.

Let us stand by this man of honor Ernst Zundel. For his quest for freedom is our quest. His imprisonment is actually our own freedom in shackles. It is not just Ernst Zundel who sits in that tiny cell of desolation. It is all of us who love life and freedom. It is the spirit of our people that suffocates on the altar of Jewish supremacism.

Also see:
Who is Ernst Zundel, and Why is He in Jail?

Canada’s Number One Thought Criminal

Notes From Inside the Canadian Gulag

Complacent Canadians Forfiet Their Freedom