Friday, July 5, 2013

An Open Letter to the President of Georgetown University re The Jan Karski Institute


President John J. DeGioia

Office of the President

Georgetown University
204 Healy Hall
37th & "O" Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057-1789
Fax: (202) 687-6660

Chief of Staff: Joseph A. Ferrara jaf@georgetown.edu

05 July 2013

Dear President DeGioia:

It has occurred to me to wonder if you are unaware of at least some of the compromising realities underlying the Georgetown University’s Jan Karski Institute. If you are, the following missive might serve as an introduction to the matter for you and those in your office. I believe we would all agree that ideally the university is about things other than fundraising, no matter what guise it comes in.

By July 1943 then, America had been shipping its treasure and treasured youth away to death and destruction toward both east and west for over a year and a half in torrents never before witnessed in the annals of war. At that moment, Jan Karski first set foot on our beleaguered shores with a message dire with horror and hurry: those Nazis are killing Europe’s Jews by the millions using methods so calculatedly cruel as to be unbelievable! America must immediately redouble its already Herculean efforts to drive the Germans out of the countries they had conquered (Karski’s own first among them).

In fact, when he buttonholed leading Jewish American Felix Frankfurter with his tales of mass torture and slaughter, the famous jurist, a long-time witness from his bench to impassioned pleas of every stripe imaginable, concluded “I do not believe you.” And in this case, as in so many other cases in judgment of which he sat, he was correct: the witness, in his deceitful campaign to pour oil on the fire already then consuming America’s lifeblood, was exaggerating well past the point of perjury.

In the name of this adjudged false witness, now, Georgetown University’s Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education proudly reprises his beating of the war drums with a talk by acquitted libeler Deborah Lipstadt titled “The Eichmann Trial,” after the 1961 show trial in Israel attendant to the illegal kidnapping of Adolf Eichmann from Argentina and his subsequent hanging at the hands of his abductors. It promises to be a celebration of the bloody vengeance wreaked on Germans and Germany for lo, these 68 years so far, with no end to the gore-worshipping festivities yet in sight.

This educational institute named after an outside agitator who during his histrionic career switched between anti-Communist and anti-anti-Semite as the winds of fortune happened to dictate throughout its five decades, served, like Elie Wiesel at Boston University, as a money magnet for Georgetown University during his tenured life, and continues after death to serve this function while at the same time perpetuating the calumny that has dogged the German people ever since the jaws of the Soviet-American vise closed on their country in 1945. Featured Speaker Deborah Lipstadt bears her own crushing burdens of mendacity and avarice as she mounts the podium of defamation this month at the Catholic institution of higher learning in our nation’s capitol.

Would that somehow, the Mossad of some young, faraway theocracy might capture her before then, bundle her off in the night to its waiting aircraft at a secret airstrip, from there to fly her to its homeland, and there to “try” her, before the media of the world, for her own crimes of deceit, defamation and incitement, and as well the manifold crimes committed by her comrades-in-arms, starting with the Courier of Hate, Jan Kozielewski, today feted under his alias, Jan Karski.


Bradley Smith
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust

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