Subj: ZGram - 7/31/1999 - "Amnesty International in bed with theHolocaust Lobby"
Date: 7/31/99 12:46:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Ingrid Rimland)

ZGram - Where Truth is Destiny and Destination

Copyright (c) 1999 - Ingrid A. Rimland

July 31, 1999

Good Morning from the Zundelsite:

Here is an update on Dr. Fredrick Toben, an Australian of German extraction
imprisoned in Germany for "defaming the memory of the dead" on his
Revisionist website called Adelaide Institute,

A letter was received from Amnesty International, which you will find
below, along with comments from Geoff Muirden, Acting Director of the
Adelaide Institute.

This letter is a classic of how the so-called "Human Rights" industry
perceives Human Rights - as a means to assure that Jewish "rights" shall
not be questioned.

Geoff Muirden:

A letter addressed to John Bennett, President, Australian Civil Liberties
Union, PO Box 1137, Carlton, Vic, 3053,Australia has been received from
Amnesty International, International Secretariat, 1 Easton St.,London, WC1X
8DJ, England, UK (email:; web URL: , in a letter dated 20 July, 1999, their

It makes it clear that it will totally refuse to take up the case of
defending revisionist writer, and Director of Adelaide Institute Website at, Dr Fredrick Toben, currently in Mannheim
Prison on charges of "defaming the memory of the dead", incitement and
other issues related to challenging the nature and extent of the Holocaust.

I feel the contents of this letter should be circulated as a warning to all
revisionists and their supporters that Amnesty has officially jumped into
bed with Exterminationists and the U.N. and will not defend revisionists as
prisoners of conscience.

The letter to Mr Bennett says:

"I thank you for your enquiry of 10 July 1999 regading Dr Gerald Fredrick
Toben. As you are no doubt aware, Dr Gerald Fredrick Toben is the director
of an association in Australia called the Adelaide Institute which
propagates its views via the Internet. The main focus of the Adelaide
Insitute is the Holocaust.

Through its website the Adelaide Institute purports to refute the
historical accuracy of estimates that put the number of Jews who died in
Nazi concentration camps at six million. The following excerpt from the
homepage of the Adelaide Institute exemplifies its position of this issue:

"We are a group of individuals who are looking at the Jewish-Nazi
Holocaust; in particular, we are investigating the allegation that Germans
systematically killed six million Jews, four million alone at the Auschwitz
concentration camp...In the meantime we have noted the original four
million Auschwitz death figure has been reduced by Jean Claude Pressac to a
maximum of 800,000. This in itself is good news because it means that
around 3.2 million people never died at Auschwitz- a cause for celebration."

I regret to inform you that Amnesty International will not be adopting him
(Toben) as a prisoner of conscience. Amnesty International defines
prisoners of conscience as people detained for their political, religious
or other conscientiously held beliefs or because of their ethnic origin,
sex, colour, language, national or social origin, economic status, birth or
other status- who have not used or advocated violence.

With respect to this definition, in 1995 the organization decided at a
meeting of its International Council- the highest decision-making body of
Amnesty International, that it would exclude from prisoner of conscience
status not only people who have used or advocated violence, but also people
who are imprisoned "for having advocated national, racial or religious
hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or

The decision codified Amnesty International's intention to exclude from
prisoner of conscience status those who advocate the denial of the
Holocaust and it confirmed what had in fact been the de
facto interpretation of the prisoner of conscience definition contained in
Article 1 of Amnesty International's Statute.

There is compelling evidence that Dr Gerald Fredrick Toben through the
Adelaide Institute's web site has been advocating, at times
euphemistically, at times crudely, that the Holocaust is a myth. As a
result, Amnesty International regards his activities as characterised by a
clear intent to publicly advocate the denial of the Holocaust.

For example, on the first day of the tour, commenting on the ban of the
British revisionist David Irving from entering Australia, Dr Gerald
Fredrick Toben wrote in his travel log "What was Irving's crime? He merely
told a German audience that the alleged gas chamber shown to tourists at
Auschwitz is a fraud - which is true. So, truth-telling is a criminal
offence in Germany!"

In another instance, a media release from 12 April 1999 commenting on
Toben's European tour and subsequent arrest stated that "Dr Toben has shown
great moral courage in challenging the official Holocaust dogma..."

On the Adelaide Institute's homepage a number of similar statements can be
found The posting of material on a Web site which can be viewed by
millions of individuals is as much an act of advocacy as is handing out
leaflets, circulating a petition or publishing a book.

In making its decision to exclude certain individuals from the prisoner of
conscience status in 1995 the International Council further decided that
Amnesty International should abide by international standards and in
particular article 20 (2) of the International Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights which states:

"any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes
incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by

Amnesty International seeks to promote the world-wide observance of all
human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and
as such the organization does not support any group or person engaging in
activities aimed at diminishing the rights and freedoms of others. The
decision of Amnesty International not to adopt Dr Gerald Fredrick Toben as
a prisoner of conscience is consistent with, and interently derives, from
this position.

I hope I have clarified the position of Amnesty International to Dr Gerald
Fredrick Toben and our reasons for not adopting him as a prisoner of

Yours sincerely (signed) Matthew Pringle,Researcher, Central Europe/Western

Geoff Muirden:

This missive from Amnesty International shows it to be in bed with
Exterminationist and Zionist interests, even adopting the propaganda term
of "holocaust denial" and implying that Dr Toben supported the idea of
"incitement to violence", which he never has.

It cites his comments on the search for historical truth as if they
indicated something morally reprehensible about this aim.

The tone of the Amnesty statement echoes that of the second arrest warrant
against Dr Toben, issued on May 3, 1999, which attributes mailicious
motives to Dr Toben as follows (in translation):

"(I)n his circulars, the defendant claims and maintains frequently, using
questionable quotations and references as well as additional Internet
links, fully aware that such stands in contradiction of the historical
truth and- at least in part- ientifying with Nazis measures of prosecution,
in a pseudo-scientific fashion motivated by the tendency of relieving
Nazism from the disgrace of the mass murder inflicted upon the Jews,
seeking to heighten and intensify the perceptions and passions of the
readers, denying the Nazi leadership's responsibility, declaring
extermination is a legend invented by the Jew which now serves the purpose
of subjugating the German people, such as presented,for example, on the
Internet at his address..."

This comment, taken directly from the arrest warrant, defames Dr Toben by
suggesting that he knowingly, and with malice aforethought, falsified
evidence on the Holocaust, knowing it to be false - the sort of claim that
was used against Ernst Zundel in the "false news" claim in Canada.

It is this sort of rhetoric, which defames others while complaining about
being defamed, that characterises the Amnesty International announcement
and makes a sham of its stand on "prisoners of conscience".

It is so hypocritical that it implies that Dr Toben was engaged in
"engaging in activities aimed at diminishing the rights and freedoms of
others" while refusing to recognize that the persecution of revisionists
and the singling out of the white race for accusations of "racism"
constitutes exactly that.

It is thus very selective in its "advocacy" of "prisoner's rights".

Geoff. Muirden, Acting Director,Adelaide Institute

Thought for the Day:

"Ever since ...the libel charge of 'anti-Semitism' (was invented) in the
1880s (The word 'anti- Semitism' was first printed in 1880.' The Jewish
Encyclopedia, Vol. I (1901), p. 641), it has been built up with Jewish
money, organizations, propaganda, and lies, so that now the word is like
snake venom which paralyzes one's nervous system. Even the mention of the
word 'Jew' is shunned unless used in a most favorable and positive

(Charles A. Weisman, Who is Esau-Edom?, p. 63).

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