Paul Grubach | June 4, 2001
Mr. Caniglia, Ms. Sullivan:
Commenting on the new Demjanjuk trial, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) official Clifford Savren called the renewed OSI campaign against Demjanjuk "a matter of justice and the integrity of American citizenship."1 This is the public "justification" which hides an ulterior political motive.
Jewish journalist John Sack has documented how Jewish Marxists persecuted and murdered large numbers of German prisoners in the aftermath of WWII. After committing such dastardly deeds, many of these Jews came to America.2 If the OSI, ADL and Zionist groups were genuinely concerned with "justice and the integrity of American citizenship," they would support efforts to bring these Jewish war criminals to justice. But they show no such concern. (In fact, I'd be willing to bet they would oppose bringing these Jewish war criminals to trial.) Their only obsession is with non-Jewish "war criminals." SELECTIVE JUSTICE IS IN FACT INJUSTICE. Why the hypocritical double standard?
Holocaust revisionism, the theory that the traditional view of the Jewish Holocaust contains lies and exaggerations, is a dire threat to Zionist power and influence. Jewish groups have attempted to combat its phenomenal growth with the use of "war crimes trials." Indeed, Israel's former Attorney General, Yitzhak Zamir, publicly admitted that this was one of the major purposes of the Israeli Demjanjuk trial: "At a time when there are those who even deny that the Holocaust ever took place, it is important to remind the world of what a fascist regime is capable of...and in this respect the Demjanjuk trial will fulfill an important function."3
In 1993, as the case against Demjanjuk was falling apart, an Israeli prosecutor close to the case acknowledged a political motive for continuing the campaign. "So the important thing now is at least to prove that Demjanjuk was part of the Nazi extermination machine...otherwise...we [Zionism] will be making a great contribution to the new World-Wide movement of those who deny the Holocaust took place."4
California psychology professor Kevin MacDonald has shown how Jews and their allies, in attempting to gain approval from gentiles, have often framed their purely parochial interests in terms of universal principles.5 When Jewish goals are put forth in a frank and honest manner, they are not likely to appeal to the masses of gentiles. Such obviously self-interested Jewish goals would probably alert non-Jews to a conflict of interests between Jews and non-Jews.
With this in mind, I believe, the ADL and OSI made the purely Jewish cause (i.e., the renewed campaign against Demjanjuk) appear to be in the interest of all Americans. At the risk of being redundant I will again quote ADL official Clifford Savren. The current campaign against Demjanjuk, he alleged, is a "matter of justice and the integrity of American citizenship." In short, parochial Jewish-Zionist interests are cloaked in the lofty-sounding rhetoric of morality and patriotism.
The further prosecution of Demjanjuk will only prolong the undeserved suffering of an elderly man and the entire Demjanjuk family, and possibly exacerbate the already existing tensions between Jews and non-Jews. This new Demjanjuk trial is not in the interests of the American ideal of justice. (Like I said before, selective justice is in fact injustice.) But it serves the ulterior goals of the ADL and OSI in combating Holocaust revisionism.
I brought this information to the attention of Elisabeth Sullivan and your editorial staff, but they refused to respond.
One last point. One last point. I can predict with mathematical certainty the response from some quarters to this letter: "Paul Grubach, you are an anti-Semite." To which I respond: "The charge of anti-Semitism is an ideological battering ram used by Jewish groups and their allies to silence all rational criticism of Jewish power and influence. I am an intellectual critic of Jewish power and influence and I make no apologies to anyone for it."
1. THE PLAIN DEALER, 5/20/99, p.10-A
2. AN EYE FOR AN EYE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF JEWISH REVENGE AGAINST GERMANS IN 1945, p. 150.
3. CLEVELAND JEWISH NEWS, 3/21/86, p.16.
4. Quoted in Yoram Sheftel's DEFENDING IVAN THE TERRIBLE: THE CONSPIRACY TO CONVICT JOHN DEMJANJUK, p.402.
5. SEPARATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS: TOWARD AN EVOLUTIONARY THEORY OF ANTI-SEMITISM, p.193.