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Report on Beth Israel vigil 08-01-15

Posted on August 5th, 2015 at 11:00 am by

Raul Hilberg: “I am at a loss.”

Three members of JWPF gathered around a small table this week to discuss The Great Holocaust Trial by Michael Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman was a reporter at the “false news” trial of community activist Ernst Zundel in Toronto in 1985 and also at the 1988 re-trial. Though Ernst was handed guilty verdicts on both occasions, they were overturned by the Canadian Supreme Court in 1992, when they declared the country’s “false news” law unconstitutional.

Instructive in understanding revisionist history is the following exchange, reported by Mr. Hoffman, between Zundel defense attorney Doug Christie and Raul Hilberg, certified by the Court as an expert witness, and lauded by the Canadian Jewish News as “one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Holocaust”. This exchange was also reported in The Sault Star on January 18, 1985 under the headline “Scientific evidence of Holocaust missing.”

Christie: “Can you give me one scientific report that shows the existence of gas chambers anywhere in Nazi-occupied territory?”

Hilberg: “I am at a loss”

Christie: “You are (at a loss) because you can’t.”

When asked by the Crown to testify three years later at Ernst’s retrial (1988), Hilberg declined, writing “I have grave doubts about testifying in the Zundel case again… Were I to be in the witness box for a second time, the defense would be asking not merely the relevant and irrelevant questions put to me during the first trial, but it would also make every attempt to entrap me by pointing to any seeming contradiction, however trivial the subject might be, between my earlier testimony and an answer I might give in 1988. The time and energy required to ward off such an assault would be great …”

Hoffman: “Neither did a single ‘Survivor’ take the stand in the second trial. They too feared what would happen to the credibility of their tales when subjected to critical scrutiny by Zundel’s defense team”. [p. 95]

To the three JWPF’ers in the discussion, Hilberg’s revelation comes with breathtaking implications. Has the world indeed been duped into believing that the National Socialist government of Germany were the all-time perpetrators of ultimate evil in the world, or has the fabric of the standard Holocaust narrative been ripped substantially by Hilberg’s admission, now thirty years old? If claims about homicidal gas chambers are false, doesn’t that challenge the heart of Zionist defenses protecting the state of Israel? Is going after the Holocaust a worthwhile endeavor for the goal of liberating Palestine?

Paul Eisen thinks it is. In “Holocaust Wars” He quotes revisionist Robert Faurisson:

Zionists truly fear the weapons of the poor (children’s stones, their slingshots like that of David against the giant Goliath, the suicide attacks) and all that may endanger persons and business; they fear a demeaning of their brand image. But they are above all apprehensive of “the poor man’s atomic bomb”, that is, the disintegration, by historical revisionism, of the lie of the gas chambers, the genocide and the six million; they dread this weapon that kills no-one but that would not fail, if properly used to explode their big lie like a bag of hot air… to lose the “Holocaust” is to lose the sword and the shield of Israel as well as a formidable instrument of political and financial blackmail.

Visiting Ernst Zundel in prison

This writer remembers visiting Ernst in Mannheim Prison with friend and associate Dan McGowan in December of 2006. Readers can view Dan’s report, A Visit with Ernst Zuendel in Prison, published on Dissident Voice shortly after our return. I share with Dan the warm feelings felt at the end of our hour visit: Ernst Zundel, the reputed anti-Semitic devil, did not merely shake hands with me; he held mine in his. Eight years later the memory remains strong.


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2 Responses to “Report on Beth Israel vigil 08-01-15”

  1. Ibrahim Soudy

    You want a more recent example, HOW ABOUT 9/11………There is scientific evidence that THE OFFICIAL STORY IS A LIE…..but many still do not question it. All events must be open to research and more research to get to the truth. Egyptians still dig into the land to search for more clues about their history, why cannot historians be allowed to dig more into what really happened during Nazi-controlled Germany?!

    The narrative is every thing and those who control the narrative, carry the day. That is why BDS is a very big threat to the Antisemitic Apartheid Jewish State. The real power of BDS is that it is a vehicle to change the narrative and give the power to the individual without need for politicians BOUGHT BY YOU KNOW WHO to act…………

  2. The MythBuster

    All you really need to know about the Holocaust narrative in order to see that the “gas chambers” stories are false is that the fully documented coke deliveries to Auschwitz-Birkenau on approximately 240 delivery notes show 1,037 tonnes delivered between 16th February 1942 and 25th October 1943, that 2,000 tonnes is a very fair extrapolation for the three-year period of the alleged exterminations, that it takes 20 kg or more of coke to cremate a human body, and that this points to a maximum of 100,000 deaths, which is at least an order of magnitude short of the various exterminationist claims of one to four million.

    There is overwhelming evidence that elegantly corroborates this scientific impossibility of the official narrative. The Germans were very meticulous about documentation, and the Auschwitz death books for July 1941 to December 1943 show 68,864 dead, of whom 29,125 were Jewish and 31,814 were Roman Catholic. That extrapolates to ~100,000 including 1944. The Topf oven firebrick durability of 2,000 to 3,000 cremations, times 52 muffles, plus an extra 4,000 or 6,000 to allow for the replacement of one set of firebricks in a double-muffle oven at Auschwitz I, points to a maximum of 108,000 to 162,000. An optimistic one-hour cremation time, times 12 hours per day, times ~600 days that each oven was in operation on average, times 52 muffles, points to 374,400 as an upper limit.

    But that is wildly optimistic, because at the second Zundel trial in 1988, Ivan Lagacé, a licensed professional embalmer-funeral director, and crematory manager and operator at the Bow Valley Crematorium in Calgary, Alberta, testified that the time to cremate a human being (the cremation cycle) took an average of two hours. After the first cremation of the day was completed, the operator must let the retort cool-down for a minimum of one hour before beginning the second case. After the second cremation, a cool- down period of at least two hours was required. Even with cool-down times, Lagacé testified that cremations could not be done “24 hours a day, round the clock, day after day…the refractory will not tolerate it.” Factory recommendation for normal operation was a maximum of three cases per day in a normal eight hour work day. No more than 50 — 60 cases should be processed in any month so that the refractory life was prolonged. That was an average of 2 cases a day. There was no way to speed up this process, Lagacé testified, without effecting the refractory brick and endangering the life of the operator.

    Lagacé was asked to comment on the claims made by Raul Hilberg in The Destruction of the European Jews (2nd ed., page 978) with respect to the capacities of the 46 retorts in the four crematories at Birkenau. Hilberg claimed: The theoretical daily capacity of the four Birkenau crematoria was somewhat over 4,400, but, with breakdowns and slowdowns, the practical limit was almost always lower. Lagacé stated that this claim was “preposterous” and “beyond the realm of reality.” To claim that 46 retorts could cremate over 4,400 bodies in a day was “ludicrous.” Based on his own experience, Lagacé testified that it would only have been possible to cremate a maximum of 184 bodies a day at Birkenau. That’s 110,400 over 600 days, plus another four per day times six muffles at Auschwitz I times 600 days = 14,400, totalling 124,800.

    The exterminationist must deny the law of conservation of energy and pretend bodies can be cremated with less than 2 kg of coke apiece, must pretend that operating with negligible fuel greatly accelerates the process, must pretend the death books were faked to exclude gassings, must pretend the death books were faked a second time by including the young and old who were gassed (as part of an elaborate cover-up to make the age distribution consistent with no gassings), and must propose a bizarre system of transmitting orders by nods of the head and the Vulcan mind-meld, that worked so well that no one ever made a mistake and mentioned gassings even in encrypted communications or private diaries, never photographed any gassings despite the fact that the ‘evil’ ‘Nazis’ were supposed to have obtained great pleasure from watching gassings, etc. The exterminationist must rely upon ‘confessions’ under torture and duress, testimonies of ‘witnesses’ who were confused by rumors and hearsay originating in camp propaganda or wartime / post-war propaganda, other ‘witnesses’ who lied for personal profit or out of a misguided sense of tribal loyalty, and ‘documents’ that are cherry-picked, collated, and interpreted in a paranoid manner, whilst studiously ignoring the evidence that robustly refutes the exterminationist thesis. This is before we even count the forensic evidence of the alleged homicidal gas chambers having less than 1/1,000th the cyanide levels of the delousing chambers used to save lives.
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