Update On Imprisoned
Historians In Europe

From Ingrid Rimland
I have no recent news about Ernst's situation. For the last two weeks, all correspondence seems again to have come to a halt. The next court date will be March 9.
Likewise, I have no information at all about the other two Revisionist dissidents, Germar Rudolf and Siegfried Verbeke. About David Irving, a few Zundel comments and a link to an important BBC poll below.
I know that a call has gone out to Internet groups to write to the German Embassy in Washington. I am sorry to say that I consider that an exercise in futility that will only land your name in the German KGB files. In my opinion, these German Embassies and Consulates are outposts of the enemy and certainly not there to help their nationals.
Through the German equivalent of the Freedom of Information Act, we are in the possession of letters that show clearly that the German Government, through their employees in several embassies and consulates, aided and abetted the kidnapping of at least Ernst Zundel if not Germar Rudolf. (There is some evidence of documentary overlapS] We know of at least one representative of Germany in Canada who spied on Zundel supporters by infiltrating court hearings and afterwards reporting on overheard comments. This deceitful creature described these thoroughly middle-class, orderly, average, decent, law-abiding Zundel supporters in derogatory terms - for example, as being &laqno; unkempt » and &laqno; paranoid. ».
These Embassy and consulate poodles of the German government brazenly discussed with their Canadian and American counterparts the means of criminalizing Ernst at all costs, the mechanics of denying him a passport, as well as Ernst's deportation to Germany away from the eyes of the media. {Hence the expensive charter flightS}
When I tried to initiate some intervention by asking the Atlanta Consulate to help me get an emergency appointment with the Washington Ambassador, an SOS was immediately sent to Washington warning them of my impending visit, resulting in a return request to be sure to warn them ahead of my coming.
These are only a few of the exceedingly valuable documents we have secured that show malfeasance by the German government. This evidence can be expected to be very useful as Ernst's Holocaust Heresy Trial proceeds and in his subsequent appeals, since a conviction seems already a foregone conclusion.
A few snippets about David Irving and Austria:
I ask my Zgram friends to vote in this CNN Poll and ask as many of your friends to do the same. The question polled is, "Is Austria right to have a law against Holocaust denial?"
In an excerpted, heavily edited letter, already written before Christmas to a friend, Ernst briefly comments on David Irving's arrest:
What could possibly have possessed that man to go to Austria - at this time? I am simply flabbergasted! With my arrest and treatment, and now the others like [Siegfried] Verbeke and Germar [Rudolf], it was clear for whom they were gunning - therefore, one more time, let me be clear about this: NOBODY is safe from arrest, as these people are desperately trying to keep their lucrative business going a few more years. NOBODY is served by one more famous revisionist being arrested while walking into a trap - NOBODY is safe, NOBODY will get a &laqno;safe conduct» pass as a witness - please realize that. They will just laugh at the foolishness of self-immolation. While I appreciate the noble gesture and sacrifice planned [by] a friend, I counsel against any such plans. We do not need more imprisoned martyrs - we need living symbols in freedom who can write, speak, witness to their knowledge and findings. This is peasant logic speaking - nobody is asking anybody to be a Socrates or a Jan Hus.
Things are evolving so fast that soon we will find a totally different political situation, far more conducive to our ideas and concepts. Testimony can be given in the courts of other countries. It is not necessary to physically go to the countries where various trials are being held.
An American writer, J.P. Bellinger, author of 'Himmlers Tod"/Himmler's Death, sent three poignant questions to the Austrian government, replete with good advice:
To Whom It May Concern:
I have a few questions I should like to ask you in regard to Austrian Law.
* Does Austria have a law which will punish denial or the minimization of the murder of tens of millions of white Christians at the hands of the mostly Jewish Communists in Eastern Europe during the period 1917-1980?
* Will you please explain to me what makes the 'holocaust' so sacrosanct that it requires punitive laws in order to protect it from legitimate inquiry and revision?
* Does Austria intend to arrest and prosecute Jewish historians like Arno Meyer, who have also questioned or otherwise deviated from the mainstream version of the holocaust?
Punishing individuals for freely expressing their legitimate opinions is antidemocratic and a mark of FEAR and lack of confidence in one's own ability to refute the research and evidence provided by dissident historians such as David Irving and Germar Rudolf.
Such persecution does the Austrian nation a great disservice and will most assuredly lead to a backlash over time, whereby these attempts to stifle free thought and enquiry will only lead to greater numbers of individuals questioning the mainstream version of the holocaust. It is as inevitable as the day is long, and perhaps it is long overdue. Austrian legislators should realize that questioning aspects of the holocaust is not equivalent to 'denying the holocaust' which is after all, a matter of proper definition. Even so, the mere questioning of 'any' historical event should never require legislation to compel rigid belief and conformity.
To quote Charles Dickens, "If that is what the law thinks, then the law is an ass."



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