- Below is a message written by Dr. Robert Faurisson, Europe's
premier Revisionist. I have seldom seen the essence of Ernst Zundel as
closely captured as in this one. Be sure to post it far and wide - now
that he is in prison, Ernst Zundel is getting more attention and respect
in sheer numbers, thanks to the Internet, than he ever did in all his struggles
since he declared war on the Holocaust hoax more than thirty years ago:
- By Robert Faurisson
March 21, 2004
- For Ernst Zündel
- These lines are not addressed to those who already know
Ernst Zündel - the man, his deeds and his writings - but to the Canadians
who know only what the mass media, taken together, have chosen to report
about him. It may be feared that those Canadians have been led to misjudge
E. Zündel and, perhaps, hate him.
- To those people, who, in my view, are mistaken, I should
say: examine with care the image of this man that most of the media in
your country try to give you, whilst practically never letting you hear
his voice. Use your discernment. To start, be on your guard against the
repetitive, hollow and vague nature of the accusations brought against
him. Do not let yourselves be taken in by the obsessive use of words like
"Nazi" or "anti-Semite". These terms are used against
him as easily and mechanically as stock insults. They are not born of any
attempt at analysis. Quite the contrary: it is people who want to spare
themselves just such an effort who resort to them. These words are employed
to kill those to whom they are applied or, at the very least, to gag or
send them to prison. Most often they are vituperations let fly to vent
spleen. Uttering them is somewhat like spitting, and spitting has never
been an argument.
- Ask yourselves whether E. Zündel, rather than the
monster described for you, may not quite simply be a man attached to his
country of origin, Germany, whose desire is to defend his homeland against
- If you hear it said that he "denies the Holocaust
of the Jews", reflect once again. Has he really asserted that, during
the Second World War, the Jews did not suffer? The answer is "No".
Has he actually maintained that Germany had no anti-Jewish policy then?
The answer again is "No". Has he seriously claimed that Jews
were not deported to concentration camps or labour camps? The answer is
yet again "No". Has he advocated racial discrimination, or can
there be found in his past any sign of racist behaviour towards those with
whom he has had contact as, for instance, their employer? Still once more
the answer is "No".
- But then, if I am right and if I take it upon myself
to tell you that E. Zündel has never held the ideas falsely ascribed
to him, how is it that the mass media, in unison, have hidden this fact
from you? Ask yourselves. And try to find the answer.
- I shall briefly tell you what E. Zündel has thought
and written in the past and what he continues to think today in the prison
where, for over a year, he his being held like the most dangerous of criminals.
- Like me and a fair number of other revisionists, he challenges,
on the strength of solid arguments, documents and forensic reports, the
core of what the Jews call their "Holocaust" or "Shoah".
Upon the conclusion of his research, he found that Adolf Hitler had indeed
sought a final solution to the eternal Jewish question but, as is spelled
out in plain writing in the relevant documents, a "territorial final
solution". He also found that an extermination of the Jews had never
been contemplated, much less undertaken, but rather, as had often happened
in the history of certain countries, a transfer of the Jews out of Europe:
the "territorial final solution was to have been the Jews' resettlement
in an autonomous territory of their own outside of Europe, anywhere except
Palestine. As for the rest of E. Zündel's findings I shall, the better
to make myself understood, draw your attention to current events and the
war in Iraq. You have heard that Saddam Hussein possessed "weapons
of mass destruction". You know that such talk is a cold lie and that
this lie made possible a military butchery, a crusade of Good against Evil.
War has always been hand in glove with propaganda, in all times and places.
Still, to take but this one example amongst thousands of others, in the
recent century, during the 1930s and 1940s, a frenzied propaganda was built
up, especially in the great democracies of the West and the Soviet Union,
against the Axis powers ("the axis of Evil", in a sense) and,
especially, against Germany. The Allies thereby stirred their own soldiers
to warlike ardour and, after the vast butchery, justified their own war
and their own war crimes by heaping gruesome accusations on Germany. It
was claimed, in particular, that Hitler had ordered the building of weapons
of mass destruction and used those weapons to kill the Jews in a methodical
manner and in industrial proportions. In fact, no trace of any such order
has ever been found, nor any trace of the satanic weapons called "[execution]
gas chambers" or "[execution] gas vans", and all the alleged
"testimonies" of the existence and operation of such chemical
slaughterhouses have shown themselves to be fraudulent. This is what so
soundly struck E. Zündel. This is what he, ever since, has wanted
to bring to the eyes of the world. It is this staggering discovery of colossal
deceit that has led him to fight as he has done and as he will do till
his dying breath. It is for this, and solely for this, that he is now being
killed by inches.
- We have all been told that the rarest of virtues is the
courage to fight for what one believes is true: the maxim is taught in
the schools and universities, in the works of great literature and in picture
books. It is a virtue much admired in certain men and women of the past.
But when, suddenly, the living example of such courage appears in present
reality, too often people fail to recognise it. They neglect it, or are
mistaken about it. Trusting in appearances, they lend a willing ear to
the rumours circulating with regard to the extraordinary person and, one
fine day, unawares, find themselves in the camp of the slanderers. Having
believed they had a great love of justice, they show themselves ready to
uphold Lynch law in the face of this nuisance to society and to the fashionable
way of thinking.
- I may add that if you knew E. Zündel you would respect
him for his open-mindedness, intelligence, understanding of the most various
kinds of people, and sincerity. Then, upon discovering the true personality
of Zündel the peasant, the artist, the thinker, you would very likely
get the idea: "I was wrong about him. I've been fooled. In my thoughts
and words, by my acts or omissions, I've condemned a man who, in reality,
is a credit to his nation, to my own and to the whole human race".
You would ask yourselves how to right the wrongs that have been done.
- I have the solution. Take your example from E. Zündel.
If his ideas do not appeal to you, leave them to him but borrow a bit of
his courage. Protest against the fate reserved for him up to today in a
"high security" cell near Toronto and denounce the sham proceedings
that an alleged justice system is conducting against him.
- In Canada, Paul Fromm organises, with the greatest selflessness,
the defence of our prisoner of conscience. To join in the support of E.
Zündel, start by helping Paul Fromm.
- I thank you.