- Below are several noteworthy items:
- Once again, there is very heavy censorship applied to
all incoming and outgoing mail belonging to Political Prisoner Zundel.
I just found out that hundreds and hundreds of Christmas cards sent to
Ernst by total strangers after an appeal on the Rense.com site to brighten
Ernst's holidays a bit are still being held at the prison censor's office.
- Likewise withheld is a book from Ernst's son, meant as
a Christmas present for his father. I have long given up sending books
since they all mysteriously disappear Even Amazon has mysteriously been
notified not to ship any books to Ernst Zundel!
- Simple personal letters, both ways, are apparently being
rerouted. A friend of Ernst's who does research reported that he had received
12 letters from Ernst all on the same day - some of them as old as 8 weeks!
These letters have double bar codes and seem to have been tampered at
the edges. Somewhere I read that our friendly censors have special,
pointed instruments that can be inserted at the edges of an envelope to
grab a sheet of paper, roll it up, pull it out so that it can be read,
and then be reinserted into the envelope undamaged. Clever!
- The reason for the delay and withholding of Ernst's mail
is stated as "receiving too much mail" and keeping letters in
his cell "too long." Ernst told me that he protested - he told
me he has had a "man to man talk" with one of the nicer prison
captains, who must feel pressure from "above", telling him that
since he is not a-run-of-the-mill "prisoner," he has every right
as a successful businessman - not even charged, much less convicted! -
to keep up his important contacts with his correspondents.
- "I take my rights very seriously," Ernst told
this prison captain - and those who know Ernst Zundel know that those are
not words spoken lightly.
- If the spirit moves you, please let the prison administration
know how you feel.
- The address is:
- 111 Disco Road, PO Box 4950
- Rexdale, ON M9W 1M3
- Phone number 416-675-1806
- Fax number 416-674-7515
- Moving on: We are planning a number of picket demonstrations
in various cities across America before Canadian Consulates on February
4 and/or February 5, the second anniversary of Ernst's political abduction.
These demonstrations will happen at lunch and will not be long. One reason
of these demos is to get good video footage for a Hollywood documentary
and to get photos to send around the world to our media contacts. A second
reason is to hand respective consuls a press kit and an official Open Protest
- It looks like the following cities will have demonstrations:
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- Washington, DC
- (Possibly also Buffalo and/or Detroit)
- If you live in the area of any of these cities and can
participate, please keep on checking the Zundelsite (www.zundelsite.org)
for details and instructions. Information will also appear on various
other websites on the Net.
- If these demonstrations don't bring results, there are
plans underway to do leafletting to alert certain tourist industry that
they be wise to inform their customers that Canada is a censorious dictatorship
where Truth Is No Defense. Such leafletting was highly successful some
eight years ago when Hans Schmidt, an American writer, was nabbed in Germany
because some of his peppery writings displeased the Noisy Lobby. A group
of angry East Coasters got together and handed out leaflets to Lufthansa
passengers flying into Germany. It didn't take long for Schmidt to head
back home. I am tentatively planning for a leafletting campaign at the
Niagara Falls border to warn tourists to proceed with caution.
- And speaking of Canadian censorship, Ernst's book, "Setting
the Record Straight: Letters from Cell Number 7" is now also forbidden
to Canadians who might catch some forbidden thoughts. So, for that matter,
are five of my books, two of which I wrote at least a decade before I met
my first Revisionist. These books are "The Wanderers", a novel
that won Best First Novel by a California Writer in 1978, and "The
Furies and the Flame", a biographical account of my having raised
a handicapped child. Amazing what kind of writing will freak out these
- Finally, now that the hearings about the Security Certificate
are finished, we are waiting for the axe to fall - that is, the deportation
order to be delivered. These so-called "hearings" have befouled
the entire judiciary of Canada and will be remembered long after Ernst
Zundel is gone. Gone where, you may ask. Only the oracle knows. Our
guess is that Judge Blais will one more time behave obediently and do the
bidding of his handlers. He has so far - so why not give it the finale?
If that happens, it won't be the end of the world.
- Thousands in Germany are wishing for Ernst to come "home"
so that his high profile/name recognition status will aid the European
struggle to get out from under talmudic oppression. Ernst has held out
for as long as he could because he hates to give up our little Berghof
in the Tennessee mountains. He would much rather paint his landscapes
and plant his potatoes, believe me! But if it has to be, it has to be.
I watched a video just last night where he declares that he will leave
Canada "only in handcuffs or in a coffin." It has been leaked
to us from highest US State Department quarters that there have already
been thumbscrews applied where thumbscrews are feared to ship Ernst Zundel
not to Germany but instead to Israel! So far, the U.S. has declined.
Will Canada? No telling at this point.
- One thing Ernst's enemies have a very hard time comprehending:
In this man they have met a fighter who refuses to live on his knees.
- Please help us by publicizing what is going on - for
now it is Ernst Zundel; tomorrow it could well be you...
- No surrender!
- Ingrid Rimland