Testing the Limits of Freedom of Speech: Ernst Zundel Speaks Out

An exclusive interview with one of Europe's most well-known political prisoners

Ernst Zundel is a German author and historian who has spent seven years of his life behind bars as a result of expressing his controversial viewpoints and opinions. He is a revisionist who has denied the Holocaust as described by most historians. He has been one of the most prominent political prisoners in Europe and has been jailed in three countries on two continents.

After his arrest in the U.S. in 2003, he was deported to Canada, where he was kept in prison as “a threat to the national security” for two years. After deportation to Germany in March 2005, he was convicted and sentenced in 2007 to five additional years of imprisonment on charges of holocaust denial.  He was finally released on March 1, 2010.

This is the first interview Ernst Zundel has given since his release.

Firstly, I would like to extend my congratulations on your recent release. Were you ever mistreated or subject to any type of mental or physical punishment in breach of international conventions?

Ernst Zundel in a courtroom in Mannheim, Germany on November 8, 2005 (Michael Probst/AP)
Ernst Zundel in a courtroom in Mannheim, Germany on November 8, 2005 (Michael Probst/AP)

My entire treatment these past seven years by those arresting me, trying and convicting me, and keeping me in prison has been in brutal breach of international conventions.  I was arrested in broad daylight on American soil by officials of the U.S. government who acted as hit squads for a nefarious lobby. There was no arrest warrant. I was not read my rights. I was whisked away in handcuffs without being allowed to get my wallet, to call my attorney, to be allowed to make my case before an American Immigration Judge or even hug my wife goodbye.

I was incarcerated in six different prisons on two continents in three countries—the USA, Canada, and Germany—without relief of any kind. In effect, I have had 10 percent of my life stolen from me – and for what “crime”? For having “overstayed my U.S. visa”?

Throughout my imprisonment, basic human rights principles were trampled underfoot repeatedly and with impunity. The worst prisons were the Canadian detention centers at Thorold, Ontario and at Toronto West, where I was held for two long years in isolation cells, ice-cold in the winter, no shoes or socks allowed. The electric light in these cells, bright enough to be able to read, was kept on 24 hours a day. Through a glass slot in the door I was checked every 20 minutes, and my activities were meticulously noted by the guards: one sheet for every day.  No dignity, no privacy. My toothbrush was kept in a plastic bin in a hall. I was not allowed to speak to other prisoners. Bed sheets were changed only after three months. No pillows. No chairs. When I wrote to my wife or to my attorneys, I had to sit on a makeshift pile of my court transcripts. No radio, no television, not even an electrical outlet to sharpen my pencils. No ball point pens, only pencil stubs, cut in half with a saw. No spoons, forks, or knives were permitted; only a white plastic spoon with a fork called a “spork” that had to be returned every time at the end of the meal. With very few exceptions when furtive guards showed me some kindness away from the surveillance cameras, I was treated as though I was the worst of criminals. That’s Canada for you, where I have lived and worked without a criminal record for more than 40 years.

It was somewhat better, but not much, in the United States. In Germany, it was quite a bit better in terms of the basic necessities, but personal mail was routinely withheld – 1,700 letters for up to five years – even after I forced a court to order that it be given to me. My so-called trial in Mannheim was a political show trial in the Stalinist mode in that my guilt was a foregone conclusion. I requested that exculpatory exhibits be allowed as validation for what I believed and had written and said. No meaningful defense was allowed. I could not put on record any forensic evidence, any historical documents, or even expert witnesses, That very request to be allowed to offer evidence was held to be a new offense of criminal behavior and could have resulted in new criminal charges – as were, in fact, lodged against my lawyers during that very trial who tried to overcome these restrictions.

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Kourosh Ziabari is an award-winning Iranian journalist and reporter. He has won three prizes in Iran's National Press Festival. In August 2015, he was named the recipient of the Senior Journalists Seminar  Fellowship by the Hawaii-based East-West Center. In June 2015, he was selected by Deutsche Welle and European Youth Press to be part of a team of 16 young reporters and journos from different countries covering the Global Media Forum 2015 in Bonn, Germany. Kourosh is also the recipient of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism 2015 by the FNPI Foundation in Colombia. Kourosh is a staff writer and reporter at Iran Review. He is the Iran correspondent of Fair Observer, an international media corporation based in California. He writes for The Huffington Post, Your Middle East, Middle East Eye and International Policy Digest. Follow him on Twitter at @KZiabari

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  • Werner Fischer

    Thank you very much for the interview with Ernst Zuendel. What a revelation,what a rotten world we live in presently !
    I should like to express my highest esteem for such a courageous
    man and wish him all the best for the future.

  • What sort of Truth is it that crushes the freedom to seek the truth?

    I wish to express my outrage that the Holocaust, unlike any other historical event, is not subject to critical revisionist investigation. Furthermore I deplore the fact that many so-called democratic states have laws that criminalize public doubting of the Holocaust. It is my position that the veracity of Holocaust assertions should be determined in the marketplace of scholarly discourse and not in our legislatures bodies and courthouses.

    Let’s End Thought Crimes in the Twenty-first Century!

  • THE CONTROVERSY THAT WON’T GO AWAY

    NOW, THE TRUTH BEHIND THE HOLOCAUST DENIAL DEBATE at Amazon.com:

    Debating The Holocaust: A New Look At Both Sides by Thomas Dalton

    There was no budget.

    There was no plan.

    There was no extermination order from Hitler.

    Preeminent Holocaust expert Raul Hilberg said:

    “What began in 1941 was a process of destruction not planned in advance, not organized centrally by any agency. There was no blueprint and there was no budget for destructive measures. [These measures] were taken step by step, one step at a time. Thus came about not so much a plan being carried out, but an incredible meeting of minds, a consensus — mind reading by a far-flung bureaucracy.”

    Is this really a comprehensible explanation?

    Key camps have all but vanished. So too the human remains. Material evidence is astonishingly absent. The alleged gassing procedure has serious, unanswered questions. And the famous “six million” number has an amazing history.

    Revisionists claim that the public has been seriously misled by traditional historians. Are they right?

    In this remarkable, balanced book, the author skillfully reviews and compares “traditional” and “revisionist” views on the “The Holocaust.”

    On one side is the traditional, orthodox view — six million Jewish casualties, gas chambers, cremation ovens, mass graves, and thousands of witnesses. On the other is the view of a small band of skeptical writers and researchers, often unfairly labeled “deniers,” who contend that the public has been gravely misled about this emotion-laden chapter of history.

    The author establishes that the arguments and findings of revisionist scholars are substantive, and deserve serious consideration. He points out, for example, that even the eminent Jewish Holocaust scholar Raul Hilberg acknowledged that there was no budget, plan or order by Hitler for a World War II program to exterminate Europe’s Jews.

    This book is especially relevant right now, as “Holocaust deniers” are routinely and harshly punished for their “blasphemy,” and as growing numbers of people regard the standard, Hollywoodized “Holocaust” narrative with mounting suspicion and distrust.

    The author of this book, who writes under the pen name of “Thomas Dalton,” is an American scholar who holds a doctoral degree from a major US university.

    This is no peripheral debate between arcane views of some obscure aspect of twentieth century history. Instead, this is a clash with profound social-political implications regarding freedom of speech and press, the manipulation of public opinion, how our cultural life is shaped, and how power is wielded in our society.

    This book is BANNED in 17 nations—

    Amazon’s: Debating The Holocaust: A New Look At Both Sides by Thomas Dalton

    IF WE COULD BE MISTAKEN ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST, WHAT ELSE COULD WE BE WRONG ABOUT?

  • Long live freedom of speech, whether or not it is still permitted in ZOG USA or the present-day German ZOG. Germany is still a militarily occupied country, so it is not really surprising that this happened to Mr. Zundel. The Germans know that they must kowtow to the USA and the Zionist Lobby.
    Thank you for publishing this great interview.
    Hail Victory, Hail Freedom!
    Harrell Rhome, researcher and writer.

  • The aggressive tribe that call themselves “Jews” are masters of the art of creating smokescreens and don’t like to have their illusions exposed by people like Ernst Zundel. They are the main perpetrators of precisely those vices that they condemn, such as extreme racism.
    As far as I have been able to establish, they are of Northern European ancestry and have retained the aggressiveness of their Viking ancestors, raiding, plundering and dominating wherever they go.
    By any stretch of the imagination, they are not related to Semites at all.
    That’s just another smokescreen.

  • Actually Gog & Magog, Japhetic – Ashkenaz – Khazar converts to Talmudic Judaism. See APFN.org message board. Links to Haaretz & Forward. The Children of Israel {caucasions/white people} have never been “Jewish”. “Jewish” is a satanic cult, a multi-generational satanic cult, from which many Khazar {mongolian mutants] are now THANKFULLY leaving..in droves…however the “Jewish/Zionazi ” MEDIA will not honestly report that fact….Truth prevails. Most s0-called “Jews” have been too frightened to examine the facts. {Thanks to the ADL} The internet – Zundel, Willie Martin, Pastor Peters and APFN have made serious gains towards TRUTH for all in the struggle for Peace and Dignity for the soul of man. See Ben Freedman Facts are Facts.

  • Peter

    I found this interview very interesting. I applaud your magazine for publishing this interview, but I find it very interesting you found it necessary to print the editors note “The views and beliefs of Ernst Zundel are his own, and not those of Foreign Policy Journal”. I would think that is obvious that when a person speaks he is expressing his own opinion and not someone elses. I think it demonstrates further what Mr. Zundel discussed in this interview, namely that your magazine might be severely criticized for publishing this article and who knows what other actions might be taken against the magazine.

    I think I have seen your magazine in the magazine section of bookstores. After reading this interview I will take a closer look at your magazine in the future.

    • FPJ is not in print. I added the Editor’s note on account of Mr. Zundel’s question about the reason for publishing this interview. The point is while I don’t defend his views, I defend his right to express them.

      • Northern Light

        What a fine man Mr.Zundel is.HIs story is hertbreaking,but also inspirational.The evil influence the Judiac philosophy has over the world is so massive,so all encompassing we, the enlightened even don’t realize it! Anywhere there s greed,decay,discrimination,lies,and judgment it is Judiac.When war is urged:a Jew,or there stooges are calling or it.The left-right game is Jewish,flag-waving,and flag burning.Democrat,and Republican.There are small flickers in this Zionist darkness.Forums like this,The American Free Press,The Barnes Review,The David rving Action Report,RENSE.COM,THE OCCIDENTAL. QUARTLY,Pat Buchanan,THE HOFFMAN REPORT.COM ADOLF THE GREAT.COM,and many others,but not untill all of the beautiful people of the earth,unite with racial and ethnic pride,and say no the them with oine voice,can our beautiful planet be free of there repression.

  • Andrew Allen

    Thank you for publishing the interview with Mr.
    Zundel and calling attention to the repression of
    Revisionist scholars in the West.
    It is a shame that the United States participated in
    the arrest and deportation of Mr. Zundel for his comments
    posted on a US based Website. It makes the United
    States’ condemnation censorship by the People’s Republic of China
    seem hypocritical.

    For Free Speech and Honest History.

  • Jack Martin

    Foreign Policy Journal is to be commended for publishing this excellent article on the intolerable treatment of Ernst Zündel. It is regrettable, however, that the Journal added its own comment: “The views and beliefs of Ernst Zundel are his own, and not those of Foreign Policy Journal…”
    The unavoidable implication, whether intended or not, is that the Journal disagrees with those “views and beliefs.”
    Zündel’s so-called “views and beliefs” are well supported by an abundance of unassailable empirical evidence and by many scholars who have written extensively on the subject.
    Zündel’s “views and beliefs” cannot be refuted by means of evidence and honest argument and have therefore been outlawed and punished by imprisonment, defamation and various forms of persecution by despicable persons who have egregiously abused their powers in their efforts to suppress the truth.

  • JackieG

    Robert Jackson, the Nuremberg prosecutor, describes the most odious oppression as “that which masks as justice”…

  • Thank you for sharing this fine interview. As a Canadian, I am horrified to read Mr. Zundel’s description of prison conditions in Canada. I had no idea a real Canadian gulag existed in Ontario, the province that proudly proclaims on every automobile “Yours to Discover”. Our (in)justice system officials ought to be ashamed of treating a pacifist a hundred times worse than our most violent serial killers. Unfortunately, this is what happens when Zionists take control of various government departments. God bless Mr. Zundel and may God give him a long life for the tribulations he has had to endure for the cause of truth and peace.

  • GJ Tryon

    As a Canadian, I find Mr.Zundel’s account of his Toronto incarceration shameful. We never knew and our media never told us. About the same hour that this unfortunate man was getting out of a German prison the Canadians were closing down their winter Olympics (motto: “Believe!”) and boasting about all the gold medals they’d just won: such victors! Zundel should get a medal for endurance, courage, and the feat of just holding up his head after all he’s been through. Believe!

  • Jo-Jo

    Amazing the degree govts pursued Mr. Z……just to stifle his opinion. And these are so-called western nations who tout freedom of speech. What are they so afraid of?

  • Anonymous 57

    Mr. Zundel has set an example with his activism and shown the system for what it is.

  • Charles Frey

    Charles

    As a historian I have spoken with many revisionists, including Ernst and friends. Never have I encountered one with even an ounce of brutality in him, or a disregard for human life. I am relieved and pleased to note, that Ernst left Mannheim prison with his tongue in excellent shape.
    [ When non-adherence to political correctness entails lobby-induced state penalties we had better start calling it OPINION TERROR from now on !!! ] Shame on Ottawa, Washington and Berlin for defiling our touted, merely euphonious “western values” !!!

  • Bill Davit

    It is quite funny how “free speech” can be selective at times. I for one believe suppressing this guys free speech is wrong. I don’t agree with him but I agree he should be given a free platform to make a “jacka#!” out himself anytime he wants. For those who doubt the Holocaust have at it it is your right. For me having half of my lithuanian relatives terminated in German concentraion camps for having the audacity to resist the Soviets is all the proof I need. They were Christians to boot! For those Muslims doubting the Holocaust you might want to remember close to 200,000 Muslims mostly Romas were terminated

    Oh least off all lets not forget Zundel’s characterization of Jews as “slave masters” in control of the Federal Reserve, IMF, and a much longer list. Seems to me this guy is oblivious to the fact their are only 15 million Jews in the world. It’s physical impossibility for them to be in control of so much as many claim simply by virtue of their numbers. Seems to me that this guy suffers from a serious case of Jedeophobia! Having said all that this guys love for Hitler should be enough for anyone to question anything coming out of his mouth!

  • warburg

    Identifying Zundel as a “German author and historian” is somewhat of an exaggeration. Zundel never attended a college or university. None of his writings has appeared under the imprint of a legitimate publisher. He did not even attend an academic high-school in Germany but trained vocationally as a printer and designer. With the exception of the first two years, he never held a job in Canada but was supportrd by individuals and groups endorsing his obsessive anti-Semitism. That he did not receive fair judicial treatment in Canada is also nonsense. Seven courts found him guilty of breaking Candian law by fomenting racial and ethnic hatred. Nevertheless, he persisted.

    No country has entirely “free speech.” Even in the United States, you can’t say anything anywhere if it disturbs public order. You cannot threaten to injure or kill public officials; you cannot decide to read the Bible out loud in a college classroom, etc. In countries of the European Union it is understood that Holocaust denial is a thin veil for anti-Semitism. A good number of the posts on this site illustrate the fact. Germans (I am a German national) are subject to German law no matter where they are living and are forbidden to promulgate lies that foment racial hatred. Holocaust denial is consequently illegal. Zundel knew this, but he made an excellent living defying Canadian law, which is why Canada never granted him citizenship, and a court finally declared him a threat to public security.

    There are no restrictions on studying the Holocaust in Germany. There are scores of books on the subject by (real) German historians. It is very much as free as if you were an American historian studying the Civil War. The difference is that you couldn’t say that it never happened.

  • Bill Davit

    Well I guess my early post did not make it through(Sorry Jeremy if I wrote something against policy.) I agree this is a bit of a double standard when it comes to free speech. He shouldn’t be imprisoned because his beliefs don’t match the mainstream. Thus I am all for letting him have a stage to make a fool of himself anytime he wants. As for those denying the Holocaust all I can say is half my family from Lithuania was terminated in German concentration camps simply because they dared oppose the Soviets. I believe! As for Muslims denying this you might want to find out a little bit more about the 200,000 Muslims, mostly Romas, killend in the concentration camps.

    As for Zundel one only needs to read up on this guy. When they do they will find out he thinks the jews are “slavemasters” and loves Hitler. Sorry but that was all I needed to hear before he was banished from my brain.

    Finally I get a bit of a laugh from our author, Kourosh Ziabari, chiding others on free speech. While he is right in this instance he might want to pull the log out from his eye. When he does he might want to try and rationalize why Iran has more journalists behind bars they the entire free world combined. Here is a link to the latest report from Amnesty International on the condition of the press in Iran: http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/iran-journalists-under-siege-2010-04-30 Once reading that maybe he might then want to tell us who really has the problem with free speech. Sadly like his regime he will probably be concentrating on other “healthy” endeavors such as Holocaust denial which the Iranian regime seems to love!!!

    Thx
    Bill

    • Finally I get a bit of a laugh from our author, Kourosh Ziabari, chiding others on free speech. While he is right in this instance he might want to pull the log out from his eye. When he does he might want to try and rationalize why Iran…

      Bill, you’re being overly and unfairly presumptuous. Kindly refrain from ad hominem attacks.

  • Bill Davit

    Jeremy,

    Well I guess I missed the fact my post made it through! Can you delete my first post. It was a tad emotional and I believe my last post is a bit more clear despite the grammar errors!

    Thx
    Bill

    • Rafael Soler

      Mr. Davit…
      I did read your first post. You credit yourself in asking for retraction. I am responding to you because you stated that you had closed your mind to Mr. Zundel basing yourself on the Zionist viiew of Adolf Hitler, which, prior to war activities..No one ever entertained that view of him. You mentioned your loss of Lithuanian relatives during the war that further colors your emotions. I offer
      condolences. Instead, you have the option to defend a man who (is never a
      criminal but who has been treated as one by major governments…and what
      hurts me, is that my government is one. Heaping acid on the innocent is
      very Talmudic..even if you were born a jew…you needn’t behave as one. (Benjamin Freedman, David Cole, Saul: The apostle Paul) Bonne Chance

      • Bill Davit

        Rafael,

        Thank you for your reply and for the codolences! First off my view is not based on a “Zionist” view of Hitler. It is based on the reality my family faced and the proponderance of information that clearly supports the Holocaust did happen. I apologize if it rubs you wrong but I simply lose all patience with people like Mr. Zundel who perpetuates a myth based on quite spurious evidence. Thus I choose to ignore him, but I hope you noted I did agree jailing him for his views was wrong!!! I am all for him speaking whenever and on whatever topic he wishes. I just won’t listen. By the way I did offer another retraction to Jeremey because I attacked the author directly which was wrong(did this via email and explained it was a “knee jerk” reaction to the hypocrisy of an Iranian author talking about free speech when his own regime does not even allow it.) On a final note I am Christian and I have spent a lot of time studying the Holocaust even writing a thesis in college called “The Christian Repercussions of the Jewish Holocaust” over twenty years ago. All the best to you.

        Thx
        Bill

  • Bonnie

    As to the difference of Zionists and main stream jews. There are many sources that are telling the non-jew, that there IS a differences.

    But I”m doing a great deal of research across the Board, and am leaning towards there NOT being a difference. This is because the majority of common, everyday jews, go right along with the israeli agenda. The common everyday jews support and donate to everything israel does. The common every day jews underwrites socially – consciously, everything israel does.

    The common everyday jew celebratges the war agenda of israel, pushing for more war, against all its neighbors,k Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, esp. Iran.

    The common everyday jew prays the Kol Nidre every year, and go along with the agenda of the rabbis.

    Thia is the thing, the common every day jew is supposed to be a Conscious Human Being with a frontal lobe, created to think but they “still go along. ”

    The common everyday jew, in the U.S. has no loyalty to the U.S,, but to israel.

    The common everyday jew has pushed for our U.S.kids to fight a war in the Middle East FOR israel. Our precious American kids are suffering, leeding, being maimed in mind and body, are dying for the sake of israel.

    The Common every day jews, are in fact, PUSHING for ANOTHER war AGAINST Iran, for the sake of israel.

    And btw, Weber, wants the anonympous comments against israel to be ignored. But the truth is, that the jewish lobby has pushed Hate Laws, wherein, criticism AGAINT israel and the jews, is criminal.

    NO Free Speech, eh?

    Weber must think that we’re stupid,. Do we want to have the Thought Police come and arrest us, when actual names are given?

    • You are wrong. There are a great many Jews who oppose Israeli criminal policies, groups like Neturei Karta and Jews Against the Occupation, or B’tselem. Noam Chomsky and Norman Finkelstein are probably the two leading critics of Israel.

      • Bill Davit

        Jeremy,

        Thank you for that statement. To many people forget many Jews are fighting for what is right. In fact many of them are actually labeled by Israel as enemies. I don’t agree with all of them but your point is well neeeded to stop getting people from labeling them as one monolithic block.

        Thx
        Bill

  • Hail comrade Zundel,
    My sympathy goes out to you. I hope you had the peace of mind to get through those 7 years. God or Allah bless you for your martyrdom!

  • robert lassen

    Brave men have been persecuted by ‘the state’ for thousands of years.
    I

  • robert lassen

    Brave men and women have been persecuted by ‘ the state ‘ for millennia.
    These brave souls are eventually vindicated for their opinions.
    Truth is always a victim of greed, but always the victor in time.
    Zionism ,like all its ‘forbears’ , will succumb to its own avarice.

  • Adolf von Württemberg

    Thank you for publishing Zundel’s interview. His treatment shows just how close we are to a citizen’s status in Orwell’s “1984”. ‘Thought crimes’, ‘Newspeak’ etc. are all here now. Das ist ja schade!

  • Rafael Soler

    Kourosh Ziabari and Foreign Policy Journal
    have scooped the International News Agencies of the entire civilized world.
    Completely unknown to me heretofore, I avow my thankfulness for this
    First Interview given by Ernst Zundel. If Ernst Zundel has chosen you.
    C’est bien tres clair que vous meritez l’honneur. Congratulations, FPJ !.

    Listen Up, ZOG Germany,! Attencion ZOG USA.! Ernst Zundel has exposed
    your hypocricies to bright sunlight.; we, as responsible citizenry are ready to close ranks behind him. Die Fahne Hoch.

  • Charles Frey

    Dear Mr. Warburg.

    Your posting of May 1 is so faulty that it must necessarily be perceived as deliberate disinformation, given recorded and well-accepted facts to the contrary.

    If Ernst were not a publisher then the judge-puppet would not have incarcerated him for a maximum of five years, allowing no time off for his previous two-year stint in Canadian custody – indeed using his files as a pillow, etc. Even Nato countries with conscription allow for time served with member armed services.

    Long before I left one of the top-ten universities in graduate history studies in the U.S., picturing myself as a professor at well-treed Dartmouth College, with a station wagon, a wife, 2.7 children, two horses and a dog, I became so disgusted that I quit one credit short of my M.A. This preceded my knowledge of even the term revisionist or denier by at least a decade.

    It was my revulsion at these trained, published PhD historians and the untreated sewage they spewed which engendered my departure. They too published an eleventh book based on reading, uncritically, ten preceding books, without resorting to the vital primary sources: at which your ‘non-historian’ excells.

    Where did Edison go to inventor school to be taught about light bulbs. Or Bell. Or Jesus, Copernicus or Gallileo or dozens of others?

    Certainly Ernst is a historian – with an encyclopedic knowledge and instantaneous ‘random access’ belying his age, unequalled by any other of your duly-licensed self-prostituting hacks looking over their shoulders for fear of becoming unable to pay their mortgages. Similar to the heroes of our free press.

    Your remark about ‘legitimate publishers’ is infantile at best. What business would want to be “deligitimized” by choice, by well-known, choice methods: perchance to follow Ernst to Mannheim prison after a subsequent puppet-theatre trial, where even your defence lawyer gets jailed.

    Your elitist drivel about Ernst’s early, post-war chaos education omits that a number of U.S. Presidents, and Founding Fathers shared that history – while they crafted their unequalled, increasingly sullied Constitution. Gimme a break!

    Ernst came to Canada because he wanted to avoid the German draft, so as not to be manipulated into a position to have to kill other human beings. He is a pacifist. Were he a coward, you would never have heard his name, would you?

    He owned a successful graphic arts business in Montreal but never “had a job” at any time, not even for the [mere] two years you refer to. He had a totally convential-wisdom outlook in history, i.e. the profitable continuation of war-time propaganda (for which the British apologized to the Germans after WW1; re: Belgian babies and human-fat soap, etc., etc.)

    He was scoffed at by senior Francophone politicians, who derided his opinion
    and shoved alternate literature under his nose, which he was rationally unable to dismiss. He is a product/victim of Prime Minister Ben Gurion’s exhortation to world jewery, never to allow the goyim the luxury of differentiation between criticism of Zionism and Jews, and to equate one with the other in any and all dialogue: a matter of hefty current debate among warmongering and pro-peace Jews; a la JStreet lobby, and dozens more in addition to Jeremy’s correctly admonishing list above. (Haaretz) A critic of in any case derailed current Zionism is therefore an anti-semite. And an anti-communist hates Russians, and an anti-Nazi hates all Germans! Right? Gimme another break. I love Russian culture (my major) but I am also the proud owner of a 70-page Stasi file for exfiltrating East Germans, made available through the Gauk Authority.

    I am not even sure, given Ben Gurion’s orders, that Ernst is even an anti-semite. Nor is he a white-supremacist, as claimed by another contributor, since he gladly employed a black gentleman at his subsequent non-prosecuted attempted bombing [through the mail] and actual arson of his office/residence. Ernst had nothing kind to say about gutter skin-heads. He had the most cordial dialogue/communications with Israeli scholars and Jews and others worldwide, because of his immense knowledge.

    German law, whatever that is, forbids even a discussion as to the number of victims of the Germans, for whom I mourn as much as for Berlin’s thousands of Red Army rape victims (Ilja Ehrenburg), and the dozens of German charcoaled and shrunken tank troops, that I wittnessed as a five-year old, 100 kms southeast of Berlin BUT EQUALLY for ALL the farm boys of the allies who did not return to tend their farms. Millions did not die, but only individuals and their personal aspirations: egged on to this day by cloned psychopaths shamelessly babbling about lessons of history.

    Why does Germany not prosecute the “revisionists” within the post-war Ausschwitz administration? After all, they played with the numbers when they chiselled the 4 million number off their four-language granit plates there and replaced it with 1 million? Naturally the question poses itself after that revised number whether even it is still exagerrated. There were “only” ca. 75,000 death certificates, including the innumerable satellite camps: with one year missing. All of the alleged gaschambers were destroyed, yet these records fell into Soviet hands.

    Enough indisputable material exists to accuse the Germans of that generation. I and the succeeding generations bear no fault, yet we are profitably hounded on a daily basis. The German Reichstag in Berlin has seen enough of its own legitimate criminals: why in hell would that twit Angela Merkel invite war criminals Netanyahoo and the Russian imbecile Liebermann, et al, for a joint session of parliament there until the roof beams creak under the burden?

    I have no problems with our proven misdeeds, but utterly resent exaggarations, fabrications and especially the hundreds of forged photographs and documents uncovered by the dastardly revisionists. Thank God for the upright and valiant former Soviets (historians and military) who have now proven to us that Stalin was coming for Germany and expressly the rest of Europe on July 15, 1941, a mere three weeks after Operation Barbarossa commenced. Atrocities by all belligerants aside, if we had not spilled our own blood there Stalin would have taken Germany, and with and through it, the remainder of Europe, as expounded to the cadets at his military academies; including GB without so much as a hickup.

    Had he succeeded and murdered in all of Soviet Europe, in an approximate proportion to his murder of his own people (and Katyn), quite without the bad Germans, he could have built a causeway to England with the NKVD corpses and walked to the cliffs of Dover. Western volunteers in the German services realized that and preferred their collaberation with the Reich, as did just under a million Soviets, of all constituent nationalities.

    Your most despicable account, unworthy of this or any other regulated site, is your totally mendacious narrative of Ernst’s court journeys in Canada. He was charged, mostly privately, by you know whom, five times. He had fair treatment, in spite of deliberately inimical procedural irregularities, in that he was acquitted four times and convicted once, which judgment was overturend on appeal. Equals zero times.

    It was not a court that declared Ernst a security risk, but the Minister of Immigration, on the recommendation of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (Certificate), our own Shin Bet, under a concoction that probably emanated from the Creative Department of Walt Disney. It was however, the Supreme Court of Canada, (not susceptible to lobbying – yet) which to its credit, curtailed the emerging police state momentarily by declaring the (no defence-no state witnesses-no disclosure) Walt Disney Certificate UNCONSTITUTIONAL, albeit after Ernst was traded between puppeteers.

    I know that I would fail in English composition in this missive but I need to cut my grass. Happy varied reading Mr. W !

  • Abd Allah Frik

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  • Andrew Howard

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this were to happen in China, Russia, Africa etc. but in the ‘Land of the Free’ ; this I do find shocking.
    Surely opinion and debate are at the heart of an informed democratic system; if not,then what defines our system?

  • mike

    According to this mans experience Germany isn’t much better now than in the 30’s. The only difference is they burn people instead of books. Really rather scary. Don’t know if I buy much of the revisionist theory but I sure as hell prefer them to the folks who are undermining freedom of speech. Revisionism will stand or fall on it’s own. Freedom of speech once lost is irretrievable.

    • Okay I’m concviend. Let’s put it to action.

  • Thank you for publishing the interview with Ernst Zundel . . .

    I found this story disturbing on many levels and — if the reported events are true — the Western countries concerned beneath contempt

  • Amin

    this is a shame for all human beings.

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  • PoliticiansAreCriminals

    Poor old Ernst .
    Making it illegal to question the Jewish-Holocaust ?
    Why would they do that ?
    To protect the big lie.
    But facts are facts.
    Prisons are a reflection on the country –
    glad I aint a Canadian or American – their prisons are downright hideous.
    Not much better than those Jewish-Bolshevik Gulag-extermination camps.

  • PoliticiansAreCriminals

    Having said that , I still support the Jews.
    The survival of the fittest – the Jews are most excellent in everything they do.
    Sometimes I wish I was Jewish – the most intelligent and determined people
    the world`s ever seen.
    It`s sad to note that I`m part of the stupid,ignorant Aryan peoples-
    who are destroying themselves.
    Respect to Israel .

  • Normajean

    Persecution of scholars who dare to examine the political orthodoxy is usually a sign that there is some fabrication or myth that those in power wish to be upheld. The persecution of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals of a certain type, and communists in Nazi Germany and the territories of the Third Reich during the second world war are documented in the words and memoirs of those who suffered the abuse, directly or indirectly. And now the matter has been frozen into a single form that is a rigid catechism of “facts” enforced by a few gatekeepers who will not allow discussion or exploration of the matter, even in order to seek a way to prevent its recurrence. Sadly, its recurrence is guaranteed thus, by elevating the event to a kind of doctrine of faith with every question being relegated to the level of heresy! A holocaust is a tragedy which involves the persecution of innocent people or groups of people, or the destruction of nature or a region or the wildlife soil or water as has just occurred at the inhuman hands of a corporation in the Gulf of Mexico. It does not pertain to a single race or religion of human beings, or a decade or century or event that can be claimed and touted as the “justification” for a fresh wrong!

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  • Mentious

    Zundel is a true hero. And a true man.

  • RMI

    I am very sorry this happened to you!