Thursday, April 28, 2011

More Than He Knows What to Do With

When Dov Hikind, New York Assemblyman from Brooklyn, deprived Historian David Irving of the means to accept credit-card payments October before last, he got a dozen other city and state politicians to join him in the deed, an impressive demonstration of political mobbery, or of consensus building, whichever way you prefer to see it.

Either way, it showed that a lot of pols in the area might feel they owe Hikind something or other as he goes about his nefarious projects. Just what they might owe him is detailed in today's City Hall News: illegally diverted taxpayer's money.

Yes, Dov Hikind of Boro Park, has got more campaign funds than he even needs to secure his own re-election as recently as last Election Day, when for the first time in many years he faced "opposition" from Republican Brian Doherty.

Pathetically, I tried on this blog to mobilize donations to Doherty just to express our collective views on Hikind's respect for global freedom of speech. How little chance our pittances had against Hikind's massive war chest is starkly highlighted by this incident.

But maybe there is hope. For all the stolen lucre lavished by our Dov on his anointed ally, Joe Lazar, his beneficiary still lost the election!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Holocaust: Where "White Men" Fear to Tread

The pervasiveness and pejorative aspect of Holocaustery is eloquently demonstrated in this post on the Web site of The Occidental Observer (TOO).

TOO is a "white nationalist" organization, and its overtly racial principles expose it to accusations of Neo-Nazism with a frequency that might exceed even the frequency with which the charge is leveled at CODOH, which does not advocate for or against any race, religion, party, or group.

In "Strategies for White Advocacy," the section headed "Avoid the tripwires of massive propaganda" begins with the stringent advice never, ever to mention or betray the slightest sympathy for, or even interest, in "Holocaust revisionism." I'd guess the danger lies in the direction of the Neo-Nazi charges they'd understandably prefer to avoid.

But the testimony to the power and wrath of the Holocaust mythology is stark, in and of itself.

The Daily Iowan and the concept of a free exchange of ideas

[I would suppose that this U Iowa student journalist reflects the state of mind that is forwarded relentlessly to her and to all U Iowa students by her faculty advisors. Why would it not?]

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From: Jacobsen, Kirsten A <kirsten-jacobsen@uiowa.edu>
Date: Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Subject: RE: Is it True?
To: Bradley R Smith <smith.report@gmail.com>

Good evening, Mr. Smith;

How the f*** did you get my email address, and why in the hell do you think I'd be receptive to Holocaust denial propaganda? Take your anti-Semitic trash somewhere else, and maybe make a visit to the National Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C. to see what the "truth" really is. F*** off.

Sincerely,
Kirsten Jacobsen
Opinions writer/columnist,
The Daily Iowan

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From: Jacobsen, Kirsten A
To: mail_to@codoh.info
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:47 AM

Subject: Thank you for your email

Good morning, staff at CODOH;

How dare you even insinuate that the Holocaust was a fabricated event. I don't know how you managed to access the ListServe at the University of Iowa, but I am physically outraged that you even managed to get one of your hate-filled emails through to my inbox. Your organization is an absolute abomination to all Americans; I suggest you take your neo-Nazi anti-Semitic views elsewhere. We do not tolerate hate speech in Iowa. Thank you;

Sincerely,
Kirsten Jacobsen
Opinions writer/columnist,
The Daily Iowan
mailto:Iowankirsten-jacobsen@uiowa.edu
(515)-988-7186

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sylvia Stolz released from prison

April 13, 2011

German barrister Sylvia Stolz left her prison in Aichach, Bavaria at nine o’clock this morning, all smiles and greeted by thirty or so people who had gathered in near-freezing weather: these were either personal friends or supporters of the cause that is hers and that had led her to endure 39 months’ incarceration for “extreme rightwing delinquency.”

The party quickly moved on to a nearby Gasthof (hotel-restaurant), first to listen to Sylvia describe her life as a prison inmate, then to put questions about various aspects of her case. That, as we know, was brought on by her too forthright defence in court both of her client, Mr Ernst Zündel (freed himself early in March of last year after seven years in prison), and of her homeland, Germany, horribly maligned by the hate propaganda of the last war that has become History. A defence which, in her opinion, is now most urgently needed to preserve that great country from nothing less than the extinction which seems to be ordained by that History.

In a voice smooth and fine though robust nonetheless, she was keen to show, in particular, that despite the negative outcome of her appeal against the five-year ban from practising law that accompanied the prison sentence – a quite recent decision which, in addition, also carried permanent disbarment – she had still not lost her characteristic assurance: she had been granted leave to proceed with an action in recourse before the constitutional court in Karlsruhe. On the other hand, we learned that she was subject to a five-year supervision order, under which she would have to report to a justice ministry official each month (that frequency is subject to appeal).

After that little impromptu conference and a casual lunch, a message from Professor Robert Faurisson was translated aloud by Dr Günter Deckert, the day’s organiser (English text at http://robertfaurisson.blogspot.com/2011/04/hail-sylvia-stolz.html). Then Lady Michèle Renouf, one of the few foreigners to have made the journey, interviewed the former prisoner in front of a video camera, in order to let her thoughts be heard in the English-speaking world via the Internet (Dr Deckert served as interpreter to put Sylvia’s replies into English).

The guests gradually dispersed, and at around 4:30 pm the last eight, including Sylvia herself, made a short jaunt by car – less than a mile – to see the Wasserschloss Unterwittelsbach, a pretty country mansion surrounded by a pond and better known as “Sissi’s Castle”, where Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, spent her childhood summers. The first breaths of fresh air in three and a quarter years for an especially noble woman who graces our own era.

Guillaume Fabien

Friday, April 22, 2011

Buying into Orthodox Politics

New York Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is described in this recent article in the Forward.

His recent election from a district extensively overlapping that of Dov Hikind in Brooklyn was marked by a phenomenon instigated by me on this blog in the recent re-election of Hikind to the New York Assembly: donations by interested parties from outside the district.

Grimm would seem to have elicited "Jewish" donations from outside the area (see article) by such antics as advocating the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, even while John Demjanjuk languishes in the defendant's box in an endless succession of trials for having been a camp guard over sixty years ago.

I, on the other hand, advocated donations to the campaign of Hikind's opponent for his Assembly seat because of Hikind's making it difficult for people all over the world to avail themselves of the books and videos of David Irving, which displeased Hikind and perhaps some of his constituents. This initiated a witch hunt for me and other "Holocaust deniers" among the persons recorded as having donated to Brian Doherty's campaign (I've received no refund of my donation thus far).

Unlike Grimm, Doherty lost that time. It would seem that Jewish money works better than that of Holocaust deniers.

Or maybe there's just more of it.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Is It True ...?

[The following text is going to student organizations at universities around America.]
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Bradley R Smith
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro CA 92143
E-mail: bsmith@prodigy.net.mx
Blog: http://bradleysmithsblog.blogspot.com/
Web: http://www.codoh.com/

Is it true that Germans disguised one of their Gas Chambers as a hair salon?

Is it true that the Germans fenced in one Death Camp with tree branches?

Is it true that the Holocaust was documented at Nuremberg in twenty days -- or twenty minutes?

Is it true that if the German goal was to kill 750,000 people in a Gas Chamber that a single door leading into the room would serve just as well as a double door?

Is it true that cremating a leg of lamb on camera might make an interesting point with regard to the German mass cremation of Jews?

Is it true that Adolf Eichmann claimed that dead Jews blasted geysers of blood into space from inside their grave?

Is it true that the Holocaust story is used to morally justify U.S./Israeli policies with regard to the Palestinians?
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Free John Demjanjuk Now

The Honorable Consul General
Wolfgang Drautz
The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
6222 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5193

Fax: (323) 930 2805

12 April 2011

Honorable Consul General:

I am writing out of concern that a grave injustice is being done to John Demjanjuk. It has been discovered and made known that the US government agency which has been prosecuting Mr. Demjanjuk has concealed potentially exculpatory evidence. According to an exclusive Associated Press report:

"An FBI report kept secret for 25 years said the Soviet Union 'quite likely fabricated' evidence central to the prosecution of John Demjanjuk."

This agency is the Office of Special Investigations of the Justice Department. The evidence relates to the so-called Nazi personal identification card which is the keystone piece of evidence in charges that Demjanjuk served as a guard at the Sobibor camp. This Identity card was required to be carried at all times by Demjanjuk. The Soviets did not explain how they acquired the Id. Card, although it has been claimed that Demjanjuk had forgotten the card at Sobibor in 1943.

The Office of Special Investigations has a history of faking evidence and concealing facts favorable to its targets. It would be most unfortunate if the German Courts put any faith in evidence produced either by the Soviets or the OSI. Clearly Mr. Demjanjuk should be given help in clearing his name.

I would like to ask that you forward my concern to the German Government.

Thank you for your concern for justice and the rights of a falsely accused American.

David Merlin


C/O Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro, CA 92143
Telephone: 209 682 5327

cc: Consul Ulrich Fischer, Legal Affairs

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Billy Wilder His Secret Work on a Holocaust Myth Movie

First Published in Holocaust-Denial-Videos.

Marilyn Monroe and Ilse Koch. It's hard to imagine two more polar opposites. Yet Billy Wilder worked on scripts for both of them. This article offers evidence of Wilder's involvement in the Psychological Warfare Department's ridiculous foray into filmmaking: The denazification film project documenting the citizens of Weimar on a forced tour of Buchenwald and being shown a table display featuring a supposed human skin lampshade, and being told it was made at the request of the commandant's wife, Ilse Koch. The lampshade myth then blowing back into America and becoming associated with the holocaust for generations of Americans who also laughed at Wilder's screwball comedies like Some Like It Hot.

Not that the lampshade was Wilder's idea. It was probably a PsyWar brainchild (along with two shrunken heads) based on camp rumours which Wilder then adapted for the screen. Wilder, however, would adamantly disagree: his story is that he wasn't even on the continent, let alone at Buchenwald at the time. But we'll show he's lying. First lets examine his account:

Wilder said he didn't direct it

In the book Conversations with Wilder, author Cameron Crowe, (the director of Fast Times At Ridgemont High) asks Wilder:

CONTINUE READING

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Horst Mahler in German prison for having an opinion not approved by the German State

Jailing the Lawyers

On February 21, 2009 Mahler was sentenced to six years imprisonment without possibility of reduction or bail, by a Munich court of justice; during the verdict the judge said that Mahler had proven "not able to be re-educated" and declared that he as a judge should stop the "nationalist rattle" and "nonsense spread" by Horst Mahler.[19] On March 11 a Potsdam Court sentenced 73 year old Horst Mahler to additional five years imprisonment for Holocaust denial and banalization of Nazi war crimes, due to the perceived danger of an escape attempt, the sentence was to be immediately carried out.[20] It is expected that Mahler will appeal the verdicts.
On March 19, 2009 Mahler's good friend, the former university teacher and lawyer Sylvia Stolz, was also convicted and imprisoned for Holocaust denial, and for her claims that a "Jewish foreign power" ruled the German federal authorities and the Western world, and for claiming that the federal German courts practised "Allied victors' justice" by limiting free speech.[21] [Wikipedia]

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

USHMM and the Fantasies of "Return"

Professor Marianne Hirsch Columbia University Department of English and Comparative Literature Office: 508a Philosophy Hall Mail Code 4927 1150 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027 Email: mh2349@columbia.edu Phone: (212) 854-5121 4 April 2011 Dear Professor Hirsch: I read that you are to give a lecture on “Fantasies of Return: the Holocaust in Jewish Memory and Postmemory" at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum this April 12th. Your hypothesis on “postmemory” has been stated as: Postmemory describes the relationship of the second generation to powerful, often traumatic, experiences that preceded their births but that were nevertheless transmitted to them so deeply as to seem to constitute memories in their own right. Focusing on the remembrance of the Holocaust, this essay elucidates the generation of postmemory and its reliance on photography as a primary medium of transgenerational transmission of trauma. Agreeing with the commonplace observation that the first casualty of war is Truth, our premise is that some real tragedies are exaggerated and exploited for propaganda purposes while other equally horrible tragedies are ignored. This perspective influences how we should look at any discussion of postmemory. The Great Bengal Famine of 1943 was the result of the “scorched earth” policies of Winston Churchill and his general antipathy to the Indian masses. Over 3 million people, mainly unphotographed women and children, starved to death. Yet the first and only western book on the horror was published only last year with Madhusree Mukerjee's Churchill's Secret War. The dreadful famine that engulfed Ukraine in 1932-1933 is another unphotographed and forgotten horror where perhaps millions starved to death. The Second Congo War, with over 5 million dead, is probably the most deadly conflict since World War II. How many have heard of it? Again, unphotographed and forgotten. Ironically, one of the very few references to the brutal Congo War on the Holocaust Museum Website is entitled "Never Again or Never Remember?" This title underscores fundamental questions about postmemory. When I contrast the sickening but ignored tragedies of Bengal, the Ukraine, or Zaire with your theories of the transmittal of “trauma” over generations, I end up wondering if postmemory might not be a “luxury” of the photographed? A "luxury" that can be, and can be argued is, exploited for gain. Will descendents of brutalized Ukrainians, starved Bengalis, or slaughtered Tutsi end up without postmemory trauma because “inconvenient” photographs of starving mothers and babies ended up on the cutting room floor of British or Soviet censors and/or the indifference of news editors? Is letting go of “transgenerational transmission of trauma” perhaps a decent and normal process that should be encouraged? Society itself chooses to transmit transgenerational trauma by choosing which horrors it will remember. It chooses to remember some, chooses to discard others. Our own government has chosen to not tally the deaths of civilians caused by our 2003 invasion of Iraq. Will the lack of numbers and photographs of maimed and murdered Iraqi children equal no postmemory trauma for future Americans? How convenient. But there is a more important question about postmemory. It has been noted that history is "only" a story that we believe is true. Some history achieves the status of political iconography. Some history becomes "sacred." Questioning a sacred memory, a sacred history, is treated as blasphemy. As with any perceived blasphemy, doubters are punished with a cruel severity. The venue of your lecture is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. That being so, it would seem that the discussion of postmemory needs to address, among its other issues, the line between Museum and Memorial. A museum needs to retain the intellectual spark to question the historicity of what it displays. A memorial through its displays seeks to convert what we believe into "sacred" history. Would the "Museum" ever display materials that question what the "Memorial" holds to be sacred? Is "postmemory" a hypothesis that implies we can have it both ways? Best Regards, David Merlin C/O CODOH Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust PO Box 439016 San Ysidro, CA 92143 Telephone: 209 682 5327 Email: bsmith@prodigy.net.mx Web: www.codoh.com