Dear Free Speech Supporter:
There are, of course, many people who have succumbed to the seductive temptation to restrict the free speech of others. Yes, there are many culprits in the pro-censorship forces in Canada. However, the most prominent and most vociferous in seeking laws to jail, shut down or impoverish their opponents are organized Jewish groups like the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith, the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre. And so it is in many other Western countries.
Israel, Barbara Amiel (Mrs. Conrad Black), whines in <bold><underline>Maclean's</underline></bold> (May 27, 2002), has become "the new evil empire." She bemoans widespread criticism of Israel. She concludes: anti-Semitism, that virus is alive and kicking." "It may turn out to be stronger than the new-born state of Israel," she warns.
There's a plaintive note: Why is everybody picking on us? It's a complicated question. Here's a portion of an answer. Look in the mirror, Barbara. You and Western Jews have ferociously marketed yourself as "victims". Yet, in Canada, Jews, despite their alleged victimhood, are the richest ethnic minority and, to be restrained about it, are well represented in prestige jobs in the media, politics and the professions. When you are just about one per cent of the population and obviously privileged, it ill behooves your group to seek to suppress others, as many organized Jewish groups in Canada and elsewhere have done.
If there's a certain resentment, perhaps the vicious pro-censorship actions of many Jewish groups is part of the explanation.
Here's the sorry list of their thought crimes victims.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR FREE EXPRESSION
Compiled by Michael A. Hoffman II
LIST OF VICTIMS OF THE THOUGHT POLICE
AND ACCOUNTS OF THEIR VICTIMIZATION
AT THE HANDS OF CENSORS, RABBIS AND JAILERS.
Ernst Zundel, who was tried twice in Toronto and imprisoned in Canada
and Germany for publishing the book Did Six Million Really Die? (For an
account of his prosecution cf. the book, The Great Holocaust Trial by
Michael A. Hoffman II. Available from Wiswell Ruffin House for U.S.$14.95).
To contact Mr. Zundel directly write:Samisdat Publications, 206 Carlton
Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2L1, Canada.
David Irving, who was imprisoned in Canada and then permanently banned from
that country for writing revisionist history books and giving revisionist
speeches. (He is also banned from entering Australia and Germany).
Jim Keegstra: fired from his teaching post and prosecuted in two Canadian
state show trials for telling his students about the Controversy of Zion.
Revisionist writer Prof. Robert Faurisson, nearly beaten to death by three
Khazars from the terror group "Sons of Memory" because of his writings. (Cf.
The Globe and Mail, Sept. 18, 1989, p. A-5).
Auschwitz forensic researcher Ditlieb Felderer, imprisoned in Sweden because
of his writings.
The Institute for Historical Review, set ablaze in July of 1984; its entire
inventory of revisionist history books destroyed by arson. (Cf. The Nation,
March 20, 1989).
Gerd Hosnik sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in Austria "for denying the
Holocaust"(cf. Jewish Chronicle, May 8, 1992).
Arsenio Hall, a talk-show host, targeted by Rabbi Abraham Cooper for having
as his TV guest, Louis Farrakhan. "We do not believe that an entertainer
hosting an entertainment program should provide Louis Farrakhan a
comfortable, cozy and legitimizing platform" said Rabbi Abraham Cooper of
the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which investigates anti-Semitic activity. Rabbi
Cooper asked television stations not to broadcast the program...- N.Y.
Times, Feb. 27, 1994. Not long after Mr. Hall defied Rabbi Cooper, his
television program was canceled.
Barry Farber of WABC in New York urged a ban on revisionist historians in
all media outlets in a speech the Jewish Telegraph Agency titled, _National
Radio Talk-Show Host Bars Revisionist Historians_. (IHR Newsletter #75, Oct.
1990, p. 6).
Gunter A. Deckert, sentenced to one year in prison for translating into
German a speech given by the American revisionist Fred Leutcher. The
sentence was suspended. (N.Y. Times, Aug. 10, 1994).
Revisionist historian Ernst Nolte banned from speaking at Wolfson College
after having been invited to lecture at the college by its academic policy
Censored: The Story of Kufur Shamma, a play about a Palestinian mans 40 year
search for his family after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Canceled by Joseph
Papp, an impressario of international stature who controlled New York Citys
prestigious Public Theatre. Papp said the cancellation was "not a First
Amendment issue" and that he would present the play as soon as he found an
Israeli play to counter it with. However Papp never allowed The Story of
Kufur Shamma to be produced. Papp told John I. Patches of International
Performing Arts Consultants that "he had come under a great deal of pressure
and that he could not jeopardize his theatre because he needed the support
of the Jewish community." (Cf. Philadelphia Inquirer, June 30, 1989 and the
N.Y. Times, July 15, 1989).
Mariette Paschoud banned from teaching history in Switzerland after she
expressed doubts about the existence of Nazi homicidal gas chambers in World
War Two. Paschoud had been a lecturer in history at the Gymnase de la Cite
in Lausanne. She had previously served as a captain in the Swiss Army and as
a Swiss Military Judge. (N.Y. Times, Dec. 7, 1986, p. 15).
Revisionist publisher Pierre Guillaume and revisionist historian Henri
Roques were barred from Switzerland for three years for holding a
revisionist news conference in Geneva. (N.Y. Times, Dec. 7, 1986, p. 15).
Israelis support censorship. The most recent (Israeli) opinion poll shows
substantial majorities favor censorship for reasons of...image
preservation...This propensity includes a willingness to accept censorship
in order to preserve Israels image...In the Israeli-Diaspora Institute poll,
fully 63 percent of the respondents agreed that reports or pictures
depicting (Israeli) soldiers mistreating residents of the territories should
be banned because they harm Israels image. (Canadian Jewish News, March 15,
1990, p. 8).
T-shirt ban: Jewish groups are applauding a decision by the Scarborough
board of education that a student may not wear a T-shirt in school
emblazoned with a flag of Palestine along with the words, "We Fight for Our
Right". (Canadian Jewish News, July 26, 1990, p. 28).
Revisionist Video store raided by Canadian police: History Buff Video of
Hamilton was raided by the special Hate Crimes Unit, Project H, of the
Ontario Provincial Police. Police had been told that proprietor Jerry
Neumann was selling anti-Jewish videos. Videos were confiscated in the raid.
(Canadian Jewish News, Nov. 23, 1989, p. 7).
Bernard Notin, senior lecturer at Frances Lyon University was suspended from
teaching for one year and fined the equivalent of U.S.$4,000 for publishing
an article in the universitys sociological journal claiming gas chambers
were a figment of popular imagination. A Paris court found Notin guilty of
causing "needless pain to...the Jewish community." (Canadian Jewish News,
July 26, 1990, p. 16).
Alain Guionnet, was sentenced in France to nine months in jail and fined the
equivalent of U.S.$13,500 for the crime of editing a revisionist history
magazine. (Jewish Press, July 20, 1990, p. 1).
All books by the childrens author Roald Dahl have been banned from a Toronto
bookstore. The store, which is called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
has banned Dahl books due to the late authors statement that the Israelis
slaughtered 22,000 Lebanese civilians during the Israeli air force
bombardment of Beirut in 1982. (Bookstore Bans Works of Anti-Semitic Author,
Canadian Jewish News, July 12, 1990, p. 2). Meanwhile Michele Landsberg,
author of Michelle Landsbergs Guide to Childrens Books, has announced that
she has detected in the Roald Dahl story, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate
Factory a sadistic reference to Auschwitz. Landsberg, who calls Dahl "a
monstrous personality," has "excoriated the book Willie Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory for a scene in which the misbehaving child is sent to an
incinerator. "This is an Auschwitz image", Landsberg said." (Canadian Jewish
News, Dec. 20, 1990, p. 18).
A U.S. Judge banned a book by Victor Ostrovsky which gives an account of the
murders committed by the Israeli Mossad secret police, after the government
of Israel sought a ban on the book in America. N.Y. State Supreme Court
Judge Michael Dontzin ordered St. Martins Press to stop the publication. The
book, By Way of Deception:A Devastating Insiders Portrait of the Mossad was
also banned by a Canadian judge who issued a gag order forbidding Ostrovsky
from discussing his book. The author was in hiding, in fear for his life,
after having been visited by two senior Mossad officers who told Ostrovsky
"it would be for his own good" if he withdrew the book. They also told him,
"money would be no object" if he decided to stop publication of the book. A
spokesman for the Israeli consulate, Yuval Rotem, confirmed that Israel was
seeking to suppress the book. A leading First Amendment lawyer said that
this was the first time that any foreign state had sought or obtained a
prior restraint against the publication of a book in the U.S. (N.Y. Times,
Sept. 13, 1990).
Two days after the government of Israel sought to ban Victor Ostrovskys
book, By Way of Deception, the offices of his Canadian publisher were
burglarized and ransacked. "The burglars concentrated on files pertaining to
foreign rights, information about employees and the executive who was
responsible for bringing the book to us," said Angel Guerra, a spokesman for
the Toronto-based Stoddart Publishing Co. Canadian police confirmed Guerras
account. (Village Voice, Oct. 2, 1990, p. 35).
A novel based on the life of William Joyce, a radio broadcaster who worked
for the Nazis during World War Two, was seized by British police and banned
as obscene by a British court. The book, Lord Horror, written by David
Britton, was declared "likely to deprave and corrupt" under section three of
Britains Obscene Publications Act. Copies of the book have been ordered
destroyed by Judge Derrick Fairclough. The author said he saw Joyce, whose
nickname was Lord Haw Haw, as a "Bertie Wooster type." The court ruled the
book anti-Semitic. (Sunday Telegraph, Sept. 8, 1991).
School-teacher Malcolm Ross was ordered removed from his teaching position
immediately by a human rights board of inquiry. Inquiry chairman Brian
Bruce, a University of New Brunswick law professor, said that Ross may be
appointed to a non-teaching position. Ross was dismissed from his teaching
post for writing books alleging the existence of a Zionist conspiracy. No
evidence was presented that he had ever taught such views in his classroom.
(Ross Ordered Removed as Teacher, Canadian Jewish News, Sept. 5, 1991, p.
Book sellers license revoked: The mayor of a town in New Brunswick, Canada
has revoked a vending license issued to a woman selling copies of books
authored by school-teacher Malcolm Ross. Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside
received numerous complaints from people opposed to the sale of the books.
The mayor said the license was revoked because sale of books authored by
Ross, "posed a threat to public peace and safety." (Canadian Jewish News,
Aug. 15, 1991, p. 5).
80 year old Jane Birdwood of London, England was sentenced to a three month
suspended jail term and fined the equivalent of U.S.$1,000 for publishing a
book critical of the Talmud, a collection of writings sacred to the
Pharisees. The book Birdwood printed, The Longest Hatred was seized from her
flat by British police and destroyed. This was Birdwoods second prosecution
for violating Britains Public Order Act by publishing dissident literature.
The Home Secretary, Mr. Kenneth Baker, has banned Fred Leutcher, author of a
report that claims there were no homicidal gas chambers at the Nazi death
camps, from entering Britain. Mr. Baker said he had decided to keep Mr.
Leutcher out because his "deeply repugnant views" were "an offense to
British Jews and his presence here would not be conducive to the public
good." (Jewish Chronicle, Oct. 4, 1991). Leutcher was subsequently arrested
by British police in the course of giving a lecture at a hall in Britain.
The Canadian Waterloo County Board of Education has banned the teaching of
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare after Jewish parents
complained the play contained unsympathetic portrayals of Jewish characters.
Mona Zenter, a Kitchener parent, leads the drive against the teaching of The
Merchant of Venice. Zenter heads a lobby group, Citizens Against Bigotry.
Complaints were also received about the book Oliver Twist by Charles
Dickens. (Canadian Jewish News, Jan. 31, 1991, p. 33).
Censored: The New Lexicon Websters Dictionary of the English Language (2nd
Encyclopedic edition). The entry on Pontius Pilate is to be "revised." It
had previously read, "He gave Christ up to the Jews to be crucified, in
order to conciliate the Sanhedrin, though possibly against his own desire."
In response to concerns expressed by Jewish groups, Bernard Cayne,
vice-president and editorial director for the dictionary, told the Khazars
"We will be revising the entry Pontius Pilate to remove the objections you
pointed out." (Canadian Jewish News, May 25, 1989, p. 20).
Rabbis Ban Childrens Cartoon From American TV: The animated New Testament, a
series produced by the Christian Family Entertainment Network was banned
from the airwaves by three television stations, acceding to the demands of
rabbis at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi Marvin Hier and Rabbi Abraham
Cooper of the center said the videos about the life of Christ, "reinforce
negative and dangerous stereotypes about the Jewish people..." They "asked
television stations to stop carrying the half-hour >infomercial,<< a
commercial presented as a program with excerpts from the videos and
interviews with parents and young viewers...Television stations in Los
Angeles, Minneapolis and San Diego have stopped showing the current
commercial broadcast, Wiesenthal Center officials said." (N.Y. Times, Sept.
Danish-based Publisher Sought for Prosecution in Germany: Associated Press,
Nov. 2, 1994. KOLLUND, Denmark -- In his haven across the Flensborg fiord
from Germany, Thies Christophersen has been quietly publishing magazines and
books for years denying that the Holocaust ever happened...Protesters
(communists-Ed.) have staged at least two violent rallies (riots-Ed.) to
demand that Denmark tighten its liberal press freedoms law, a backlash that
has put the government in the position of defending the right of Nazis to
speak out. Christophersen came to Denmark to avoid charges
(imprisonment-Ed.) in Germany in 1986. Denmark has turned down Germany's
requests to extradite Christophersen because he holds a Danish residency
permit. His work is protected by Denmark's press law. In recent years,
Christophersen has held meetings with leading European right-wing figures.
The Copenhagen newspaper Det Fri Aktuelt said Christophersen printed the
neo-Nazi publication Liberty Bell for distribution in the United States.
Christophersen prints a quarterly called Die Bauernschaft, which means "The
Peasantry," in German. Under the name Nordwind publishing, he has produced
his own book, The Auschwitz Lie, and other publications denying that Germany
exterminated millions of Jews during World War II. The Danish government has
been reluctant to take harsh action. Legislators have promised to review the
law on racism, but stress that freedom of speech is sacrosanct in Denmark.
Germany repeatedly has asked its northern neighbor to tighten its
legislation, saying neo-Nazis produce hate propaganda in Denmark and then
export it to Germany and other countries. Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal
appealed to Danish consciences... "These neo-Nazis do things which are
against the Danish peoples sentiments," Wiesenthal told Danish news media.
The following documentation was provided by World War Two German army
veteran Hans Schmidt and is excerpted from Mr. Schmidts GANPACBrief No. 145
(Nov. 1994). [To subscribe to GANPAC for 12 issues, send U.S.$50. Contact:
GANPAC, P.O. Box 11124, Pensacola, Florida 32524].
Former German Wehrmacht General Otto-Ernst Remer sentenced to 22 months in
prison for questioning WWII accusations against the Germans in his
publication, Remer-Depesche. As a result, the sickly 82-year old sought
political asylum in Spain, where he is currently living.
Germar Rudolf, a young German chemist, formerly with the prestigious
Max-Planck-lnstitute, came to doubt the "gas chamber" claims, and on his own
went to Auschwitz to take samples of the insides of the alleged gas
chambers, and also of known fumigation chambers for clothes. The results of
his research was devastating for the missionaries of the new Holocaust
religion. Therefore, the "heretic" Rudolf was made to pay the price. He lost
his job, his chance to complete his doctorate, and is now under indictment
Erhard Kemper, a German agricultural expert, and freelance journalist,
attacks the lies upon which the West German state is founded, one of which
is the Holocaust claim. He is currently in jail (for an as yet indeterminate
time) for his numerous transgressions.
Thies Christophersen is also an agricultural expert and a publisher. During
WW II he was stationed near the Auschwitz concentration camp, and employed
concentration camp inmates on his research farm. Decades ago he wrote a book
claiming that, had gas chambers existed at Auschwitz, he would have known
about them. For this he is under indictment. Before trial, he fled to
political exile in Denmark, where he is still living today. Christophersen
is willing to stand trial in Germany if the system there allows him to
select and present expert witnesses of his choosing. So far German courts
have not had the courage to allow such witnesses.
Dr. Wilhelm Staglich was an anti-aircraft officer stationed at Auschwitz. He
wrote a book (DER AUSCHWITZ MYTHOS) denying that mass murder on the claimed
scale could have taken place there, or that homicidal gas chambers were
used. A former judge and the holder of an earned doctorate, he was
nevertheless persecuted for his beliefs and, using a law signed by Hitler,
"they" eventually took away his doctorate because he was telling the truth
as he saw it. His book was prohibited, all unsold copies were burned and
even the printing plates were destroyed by order of the court.
Helmut Grimm, a German intellectual holding doctorates in both medicine and
jurisprudence, wrote letters about the Holocaust, to high officials and the
judiciary. Recently, while he was absent, a large team of government goons
searched his home without a search warrant, and confiscated nearly
everything movable. He is now in political asylum in Denmark.
Udo Walendy, a German publisher delving critically into matters of history,
has been in constant troubles with German authorities, and has been heavily
Tiudar Rudolph, (age 82) questions all allied accusations against Germany,
and provides proof that some of the allegations are nothing but a
continuation of the war propaganda. Recently, he was jailed.
Joachim Sigerist, a writer and publisher, is currently incarcerated.
Walter Ochensberger, an Austrian citizen and publisher was convicted in
criminal court. Ochensberger fled before he could be jailed. On a sea trip
from a Baltic country to Denmark, the ferry he was on "inexplicably" had to
enter a German harbor. There he was arrested (remember, for a strictly
political offense), and against his protestations and without proper
extradition, sent to Austria, where he is now in prison.
Dr. Max Wahl, a Swiss citizen and publisher, was sentenced by a German court
to pay nearly DM 40,000 (U.S. $25,000) for publicly questioning many of the
allied war claims, among them the Holocaust accusations, and for stating
that Germany's former enemies are using these accusations to blackmail
Germany into still paying tribute (in the form of reparations) to other
countries, and especially to Jews and Israel, a half century after the war's
Gerd Honsik, an Austrian publisher, wrote several books delving into
historical matters, one of them exposing Simon Wiesenthals actions. He was
sentenced to fines and jail, and is currently in exile in Spain.
Andreas Thierry (24) and Adolf Schatzmay (22), received jail sentences of 18
and 15 months by a court in Klagenfurt, Austria, because they had publicly
defended the historical record of the Waffen-SS.
Gert Sudholt, well-known German book publisher, was put in jail for writing
and publishing books and articles about matters that are "verboten" in
Christian Worch, (28), spent three years in jail (1980 to 1983) for the
following: "Volksverhetzung, veffassungsfeindliche Propaganda, Beleidigung
von lebenden und toten Juden! Teilnahme an nicht genehmigten Demonstrationen
etc." (he never advocated violence)," (creating hate; disseminating
propaganda which is directed against the constitution; insulting living and
dead Jews, and participation in illegal demonstrations). Unlike real
criminals, Worch was kept in prison for the entire sentence. Since then (for
more than 10 years) he is on indeterminate parole, and has to report monthly
to a parole officer.
Max Albrechtskirchinger, was fined DM 4,000 (U.S. $2,500) for the following:
He had written a letter to the small magazine of one of the editors
mentioned above, quoting without commentary these sentences from the
testimony of Jewish-German defense witness Josef Burg at the 1988 trial of
Ernst Zundel in Canada: "I am working for the reconciliation of Jews and
Germans. My presence here proves that among thousands of bad Jews there are
some who do not accuse the Germans of the Holocaust. I am convinced that
there was never a German plan to exterminate all the Jews, and no Jews were
killed in gas chambers." The court held that Albrechtskirchinger, by quoting
this Jewish gentleman, proved that he agreed with the testimony and
therefore transgressed against German laws.
Dr. Waldemar Schneider, is a German expert on Oriental culture and religion.
In 1992 he wrote for a German-language newsletter a book review of a
Japanese book that was a bestseller in Japan but had been castigated by the
N.Y. Times for alleged anti-Jewish statements. Soon thereafter, Simon
Wiesenthal, the "Nazi hunter," accused Dr. Schneider in a German court of
"creating hate" and demanded that he be prosecuted.
Jurgen Graf, a young Swiss teacher is very interested in World War II
history. He became fascinated by the Holocaust allegations, and especially
the incongruities. Graf wrote a revisionist book about World War Two. Soon
after publication, he received an official letter from a German court,
signed by a zealot in Mannheim named Staatsanwalt Heiko Klein, announcing
that a criminal investigation had begun, and that he will be compelled to
answer for his writings.
Franz Ruby, (85) was fined $4,000 for publicly stating that Germany should
remain populated mainly by Germans.
Markus Privenau, age 22, placed adhesive stickers commemorating the name of
Rudolf Hess, on a street sign in Germany. He was sentenced to three months
[End GANPAC documentation researched by Hans Schmidt].
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