Director-General of UNESCO
Place de Fontenoy
20 January 2011
Dear Director General:
UNESCO proclaims on its Website that: "Freedom of information (FOI) is a fundamental human right as stated in the UN General Assembly 1946, Resolution 59."
UNESCO states that its "mandate as set out in its 1945 Constitution specifically in mandating the Organization to 'promote the free flow of ideas by word and image.'"
I presume that you are aware of the fact that if I go to Germany or Israel to argue for a free exchange of ideas on the question of the WWII German WMD (homicidal gas-chambers) I will be arrested, prosecuted, and in all likelihood imprisoned because I will have questioned publicly what the German and Israeli States demand that I not question.
In your published "credo" for UNESCO, which you refer to as a "New Humanism," you write that you will "not cede" with regard to the "dignity of every human being."
Director General Bokova: do you personally find it "dignified" to cooperate via your office with the imprisonment of men and women for thought crimes? Those who hold that the German WMD charges should be examined in the routine way that all other historical questions are examined?
If you do, there are men and women at UNESCO Headquarters and at UNESCO field offices all over the world who would like to know how you can dignify that position.
So would I.
Bradley R Smith
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro CA 92143
Tel: 209 682 5327
NOTE: This letter was copied to personnel at UNESCO Headquarters and to UNESCO Field Offices throughout the Arab states and in North America.