Letter 01   26-Apr-2000   Are you for criminalizing dissent?
"CJC welcomes the contemplated change to prevent persons indicted for promoting hate from claiming a defence of truth based on a denial of the Holocaust or any other historically recognized act of genocide." Canadian Jewish Congress
Correction: the amount paid by the Vancouver Sun to Chrabatyn's lawyer was not $5,000 as stated below, but $11,000.
  April 26, 2000
Irving Abella
Department of History
York University
2140 Vari Hall
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Irving Abella:

The Canadian Jewish Congress
supports the criminalization of dissent

The Canadian Jewish Congress acknowledges that it is working to criminalize dissenting views concerning the Jewish Holocaust, and indicates that it has enjoyed some success in persuading government representatives to begin moving in this direction:

OTTAWA, NOVEMBER 26, 1998 Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) has commended federal Justice Minister Anne McLellan and her provincial counterparts for the announced package of Criminal Code amendments aimed at combating the promotion of hate and the dissemination of hate propaganda.


While the specifics of the proposals will be spelled out in future legislation, the announced changes appear positive in their orientation.


CJC welcomes the contemplated change to prevent persons indicted for promoting hate from claiming a defence of truth based on a denial of the Holocaust or any other historically recognized act of genocide.  "Holocaust denial is a vicious obscenity and the leading edge of contemporary anti-Semitism," observed Mr. Ronen.  "The thousands of Holocaust survivors living in Canada who know only too well that there is only one truth about the Holocaust will particularly applaud this change.  Identifying the Holocaust as 'an historically recognized act of genocide' in law will send a critical message that Holocaust denial is unacceptable in Canada."

The announced package of reforms includes making it a crime to possess hate propaganda for the purposes of distributing it to others.


The package also includes recommendations [...] to permit police to seize computer hard drives containing hate propaganda.
Excerpted from the Canadian Jewish Congress press release of 26Nov1998 found at www.cjc.ca/Press-Releases/pr981126.htm

However, the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship opposes the criminalization of dissent

Newsletter #23, (November 1999)


By Kenneth Hilborn
University of Western Ontario


Disagreement among historians regarding the reliability and interpretation of evidence is a normal part of the process of historical inquiry.  The right to offer new interpretations of old evidence, as well as to seek out and publish new evidence that calls prevailing views into question, is indispensable to the pursuit of truth in all academic fields, history clearly among them.  What is "historically recognized" can mean only what the prevailing view is at a particular time.  It may be difficult enough for a scholar to challenge a dominant opinion without having to face the fear that some group favoured by it may put pressure on the government to have him prosecuted on criminal charges.

A copy of the complete statement by Kenneth Hilborn can be found on the Ukrainian Archive, and the original can be found on the SAFS web site.

Where do you stand?

The CJC web site gives no indication that there is any minority view among Jewish leaders which opposes this movement to criminalize dissent, and as you are frequently featured on the CJC site, especially in your role as CJC War Crimes Committee Chair, the impression is created that you concur with the CJC position.  I wonder if you would care to confirm or disconfirm this impression?

In case that you are in agreement with the CJC effort to criminalize dissent with respect to the prevailing popular view of the Jewish Holocaust, I present reasons below why you should not be.

You should oppose the criminalization
of Jewish-Holocaust dissent because:

Boaz Evron tells us that Holocaust misrepresentation is the second-greatest tragedy to befall the Jewish people during the 20th century

The reason that no one should advocate the criminalization of the open discussion of the Jewish Holocaust is that much of the story currently popularized by the media is palpably false, a realization that has occurred to more than one writer:

Two terrible things happened to the Jewish people during this century: [First, t]he Holocaust and the lessons drawn from it.  [Second, t]he non-historical and easily refutable commentaries on the Holocaust made either deliberately or through simple ignorance and their use for propaganda purposes among non-Jews or Jews both in Israel and the diaspora constitute a cancer for Jews and for the State of Israel.
Boaz Evron, Holocaust, a Danger for the Jewish People, published in the Hebrew journal Yiton 77, May-June 1980.

You should oppose the criminalization
of Jewish-Holocaust dissent because:

Many Jewish-Holocaust hoaxes have already been first widely disseminated, and later discredited and abandoned

By way of demonstrating Boaz Evron's thesis that the misrepresentation of the Jewish Holocaust is the second-greatest tragedy to befall the Jewish people during the 20th century, and that it constitutes a cancer for Jews and for the State of Israel, I will demonstrate that the story of the Jewish Holocaust has been corrupted by a number of frauds, and has been in a state of ongoing revision to cleanse itself of these frauds ever since it first emerged out of Soviet war-propaganda factories.  In doing so, it will be convenient to refer to examples already documented on the Ukrainian Archive.  If what is lacking for you to be utterly convinced is a list ten times as long, then referring to external sources would make such a longer list easy to compile.

(1) Soap made out of Jewish fat.  Soap being made from Jewish fat would have to qualify as authentic, Jewish-Holocaust history by virtue of its being testified to in Nuremberg:

The fat of the human bodies was collected by Borkner and Reichert.  I boiled the soap from the bodies of women and men.  The process of boiling alone took from three to seven days.  During two manufacturing processes, in which I directly participated, more than 25 kilograms of soap were produced.  The amount of human fat necessary for these two processes was 70 to 80 kilograms, collected from some forty bodies.  The finished soap then went to Professor Spanner, who kept it personally.

The work for the production of soap from human bodies has, as far as I know, also interested Hitler's Government.  The Anatomical Institute was visited by the Minister of Education, Rust; the Minister for Health, Doctor Cort; the Gauleiter of Danzig, Albert Forster; as well as professors from other medical institutes.

I took 4 kilograms of this soap for my personal needs, for toilet and for laundering.
The trial of German major war criminals: Proceedings of the International Military Tribunal sitting at Nuremberg Germany, His Majesty's Stationery Office, Part 4, 11Jan46, p. 207.

The Soviets even supplied samples:

I submit some semi-finished and some finished soap as exhibit USSR 393.  Here you can see a small piece of finished soap, which on the outside, after lying about for a few months, reminds you of ordinary household soap.  I hand it to the Tribunal.  In addition I now submit to the Tribunal the samples of semi-tanned human skin (exhibit USSR 394).  These samples of soap prove that the process of manufacture was already completely worked out by the Danzig Institute; as to the skin, it still looks like a semi-finished product.  The skin which resembles most the leather used in manufacture is the one you see on top at the left.
The trial of German major war criminals: Proceedings of the International Military Tribunal sitting at Nuremberg Germany, His Majesty's Stationery Office, Part 7, 19Feb46, p. 135.

Today, however, historians do not credit the soap story.  Thus, in Raul Hilberg's index, there appears only the entry "soap rumor," and on p. 955 there appears the statement:

The use of human fat for soap cannot be established as a fact from available documentary evidence and eyewitness reports.
Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews, Revised and Definitive Edition, Holmes & Meier, New York and London, 1985, p. 955.

Or, Deborah Lipstadt makes the following acknowledgement:

It is also accurate that scholars have long written that despite wartime rumors to the contrary, the Nazis apparently did not use Jewish cadavers for soap.
Deborah Lipstadt, Denying the Holocaust: The growing assault on truth and memory, Plume, New York, 1993, p. 188.

Lucky for Holocaust revisionists Raul Hilberg and Deborah Lipstadt that they live in the United States where they will be safe from the criminal prosecution under the who-cares-what's-true law that the CJC hopes to get passed in Canada.

(2) Millions of volts at Belzec.  The story of millions of volts at Belzec would have at one time qualified as authentic Jewish-Holocaust history, of the sort that the CJC today wants to shelter under the umbrella of the criminal law, with the defense of truth disallowed to any skeptic would have qualified, I say, because of the authority and prestige of the The Jewish Black Book Committee which takes credit for the The Black Book: The Nazi Crime Against the Jewish People:

VAAD LEUMI (Jewish National Council of Palestine), Jerusalem

And the millions-of-volts at Belzec story which is told in this Black Book is the following:

The Belzec camp is built underground.  It is an electric crematorium.  There are two halls in the underground buildings.  People were taken out of the railway cars into the first hall.  Then they were led naked to the second hall.  Here the floor resembled an enormous plate.  When the crowd of men stood on it, the floor sank deep into a pool of water.  The moment the men sank up to their necks, a powerful electric current of millions of volts was passed through, killing them at once.  The floor rose again, and a second electric current was passed through the bodies, burning them until nothing was left of the victims save a few ashes.
The Jewish Black Book Committee, The Black Book: The Nazi Crime Against the Jewish People, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1946, p. 313.

Need I say more?  Does anyone doubt that the above fairy tale has today been totally abandoned?  Is there anybody still unaware that Yitzhak Arad testified in Jerusalem that Belzec was the same as Treblinka, with victims first gassed, then buried in massive pits, and later dug up and burned in open-air fires?

(3) Three types of death chamber at Treblinka.  I allude here to another "Black Book," this one by Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman (eds.), The Black Book: The Ruthless Murder of Jews by German-Fascist Invaders Throughout the Temporarily-Occupied Regions of the Soviet Union and in the Death Camps of Poland During the War of 1941-1945, Holocaust Library, New York, published in Hebrew in 1980, published in English in 1981.

There cannot be much doubt that the contents of this book are ones that the CJC would want to have classified as authentic Jewish-Holocaust history, deserving of protection from historical revision by the criminal law, and with any challenger to its accuracy dragged before the criminal courts with his lip buttoned for him by the judge whenever he offered the defense of truth.  This authenticity can be inferred from the prestige of the advisory board of the Holocaust Library, which includes a Nobel Prize winner:  Alexander Donat (Chairman), Sam E. Bloch, William H. Donat, Abraham H. Foxman, Hadassah Rosensaft, Leon W. Wells, and Elie Wiesel.  And the authenticity can be inferred further from the copyright to the book being held by "Yad Vashem & Israel Research Institute of Contemporary Society."  And it can be inferred still further by world Jewish-Holocaust authority Yitzhak Arad having written one of its prefaces.  If this isn't authentic, unchallengeable throw-you-in-jail-if-you-doubt-it Jewish-Holocaust history, I don't know what is.

Anyway, this particular Black Book identifies three types of death chamber, the most frequently used employing vacuum, next most frequently used employing diesel exhaust, and least frequently used employing steam:

Various means were employed to effect this mass slaughter.  One of them was by forcing the exhaust fumes from the engine of a heavy tank that served as the Treblinka power station into the chambers.
Vasily Grossman, Treblinka, in Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman (eds.), The Black Book, Holocaust Library, New York, published in Hebrew in 1980, published in English in 1981, p. 417.

The second method, and one that was the most widely used, was pumping air out of the chambers with suction pumps until the victims were dead.  As in the case of the first method, death was caused by depriving the victims of oxygen.

The third method, used less but nevertheless used, was murder with steam.  This method, too, aimed at depriving the organism of oxygen, for the steam was used to expel the air from the chambers.

Diverse poisons, too, were employed, but this was experimentation; the first two were the methods used for mass murder on industrial scale.
Vasily Grossman, Treblinka, in Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman (eds.), The Black Book, Holocaust Library, New York, published in Hebrew in 1980, published in English in 1981, p. 418.

However, Yitzhak Arad testified in Jerusalem in 1987 that there was only one type of death chamber at Treblinka one fed by diesel exhaust, killing by means of carbon monoxide and the story of vacuum and steam chambers seems to have utterly disappeared from the Holocaust literature.

Hope I don't have to spend time in the slammer for having brought that to your attention.

(4) Hair factory at Treblinka.  The story of the hair factory at Treblinka might even today qualify as authentic, criminal-code-stamp-of-approval Jewish-Holocaust history, because of the qualifications of its author:

For twenty years Michael Elkins was the BBC's correspondent in Jerusalem.  He is presently Associate Editor and Ombudsman of The Jerusalem Report.
Blurb inside the front cover of Michael Elkins' book, FORGED IN FURY: A true story of courage, horror ... and REVENGE, Piatkus, London, 1996.

The hair-factory story would qualify as authentic Jewish-Holocaust history also because the title of the book contains the words "true story," and because a blurb on the back cover testifies to the quality of its research:

"Elkin's book is stunning: superbly researched, harrowingly readable, searingly powerful." Sunday Express

And we know that the hair-factory story is authentic Jewish-Holocaust history also because of its staying power it was first published in the United States in 1971, then in Great Britain in 1981, after that was reprinted in 1982 and 1983, and most recently re-published in Great Britain in 1996.

And what is the hair-factory story that Michael Elkins tells?  Hold on to your seat, because I think he had film rights in mind when he wrote it:

In this atmosphere of careful husbandry it was not to be expected that the Germans, who even probed for hidden wealth in the body apertures of their victims, would overlook the treasures more easily accessible.  All arrivals at the camps had their heads shaved.  The long hair of the women was collected and sent from all the camps in Poland to Treblinka.  It was this that saved the life of Judah Klein.

By the time Judah arrived at Treblinka, the hair had piled up until it filled seven warehouses.  There was a factory to steam and process the raw material, and cunning machines to weave it into bolts of cloth.  Very useful cloth it was, light and warm, and with an attractive lustre.  Coat linings of the stuff were much in demand, for example, among the German officers suffering the severe winters along the eastern front.  There was a room in the factory where twenty workers filled special orders.  What was it you wanted, Herr Brigadeführer? a blanket for your bed, or your friend's bed a woven dress of bright red hair to delight your wife back home? a coat of many colours for your little girl, to show that daddy loves her?  Whatever you wanted, if you were a German of sufficient status or had money in lieu thereof, and if you didn't mind such things as Jewish hair, you could get it at Treblinka.

For such projects, Judah Klein bringing the skills of eleven years as a wigmaker was a positive godsend.  He quickly became a kind of foreman, with his own handicraft limited to the really special requests arising out of the more errant flights of German fancy.  When, for example, Irma Greise, the beautiful "angel of Birkenau," had a birthday coming and Dr Josef Mengele was at his wit's end for a present to give the lady whose passionate loins he shared with several others male and female at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, he brought his problem to his friend SS Sturmbannführer Karl Mummenthey, who ran the Treblinka workshops.  Mummenthey, sweet Cupid's aid, had an idea and ordered Judah Klein to translate inspiration into reality.  So Judah crafted a whip of choice tresses brilliant black, at Mummenthey's tasteful insistence, to contrast with Miss Greise's own blond hair and tipped it with tiny knots of plaited silver wire.  It made a wonderfully thoughtful gift, considering the deviant nature of the lady's proclivities, and she was never without it.  Witnesses at her war crimes trial in 1945 testified that the whip went into bed with Miss Greise and her partners; and that she used it more publicly to rip open the breasts of young Jewish women who were brought to Birkenau.  For this latter activity, the British tribunal had her hanged.
Michael Elkins, FORGED IN FURY: A true story of courage, horror ... and REVENGE, Piatkus, London, 1996, pp. 89-90.

Michael Elkins describes the Treblinka uprising of 02Aug43 spilling into the hair factory (which we are now told is at least two stories high, making it the only two-story building at Treblinka), and describes as well how products of the hair factory were cunningly employed as weapons:

Judah Klein flung himself backward from the bench of the loom, rolling like a cat, and up with the strangler's cord of hair taut between his hands and on to the back of the guard, tripped and down with two of the others trying to kill him and the noose hissing beneath his head, biting into his neck as Judah thrust his hands across and heaved upward, the snap of bone clean and sharp, Judah up and away, pausing to rip the guard's pistol from his holster, that instant saving him as another guard came in the doorway his machine pistol swung in a stuttering arc that killed four men before Judah had the gun and cut him down.  [...]  Elsewhere in the hair factory, other guards died, blinded by hair blankets flung over their heads and beaten to death, strangled by the hair nooses, thrown through the second-floor windows to the ground below and kicked to death when the men came rushing out into the yard.
Michael Elkins, FORGED IN FURY: A true story of courage, horror ... and REVENGE, Piatkus, London, 1996, pp. 101-102.

Michael Elkins even describes the Germans using helicopters to hunt down prisoners who escaped during the revolt of 02Aug43:

For four days, the Germans prowled the forest, tracing the Jews with packs of hunting dogs, spotting them with helicopters, burning them out of the underbrush with flamethrowers, killing them on the spot, wherever they were found.
Michael Elkins, FORGED IN FURY: A true story of courage, horror ... and REVENGE, Piatkus, London, 1996, p. 103.

However, none of the Jews who testified as Treblinka survivors at the 1987 trial of John Demjanjuk in Jerusalem mentioned a hair factory at Treblinka, or hair warehouses at Treblinka.  They said the shorn hair was baled and shipped out.  The photograph of a model of Treblinka that someone had made did not show a two-story hair factory, or even a one-story hair factory, and it did not show a single hair warehouse.  We are left, therefore, wondering whether the Jerusalem witnesses were making up stories about a Treblinka that they had never seen, or whether Michael Elkins is accurately describing a Treblinka that never was.

I offer my impression as well that whereas the Germans might have been developing experimental helicopters in 1943, none were available for use by the armed forces.

(5) Frank Walus as The Butcher of Kielce.  Frank Walus having served as the sadistic Nazi war criminal, The Butcher of Kielce, clearly qualifies as on-with-the-handcuffs-for-doubting-it Jewish-Holocaust history, because (1) Simon Wiesenthal said that Walus was the Butcher of Kielce, (2) about a dozen we-know-only-one-truth Jewish eyewitnesses swore that he was, and (3) Chicago Judge Julius Hoffman handed down the verdict that he was.  Jewish-Holocaust history doesn't come carrying much higher credentials of authenticity than that, and the quality of the testimony did meet the high standards of graphic goriness that the public has come to expect in such cases, and that Jewish witnesses have become used to supplying:

Almost 18 years ago, Frank Walus was accused by the U.S. Department of Justice as being a Nazi Gestapo and SS officer, so notorious for his cruelty to Polish Jews as to have become known as the "Butcher of Kielce."  Mr. Walus maintained that rather than being in Poland, he was 800 miles away working as a forced laborer on a German farm.  He had documents and witnesses to support him.

On the other and, the Justice Department had 12 eyewitnesses to his Nazi brutality.  "I will never forget that face," one such witness said.  "This is the face who killed an innocent man whose only crime was the fact that he was a Jew."  "Here," said another witness, standing before Walus in the Chicago District courtroom, "sits the murderer."

Another witness testified that after a woman, accompanied by her two daughters, refused to disrobe upon Walus' order, Walus shot the woman in the back of her head and just as quickly killed the two girls.  Testimony of similar character was related by all the other Holocaust survivor eyewitnesses.
Ukrainian American Bar Association, Part III, Deceit of U.S. Justice Department could cause death of innocent man, Ukrainian Weekly, 01Jul1990.

Too bad for the CJC attempt to get Canadians to sanctify a single version of Jewish-Holocaust history that six years after Walus's persecution began, and two years after he lost his U.S. citizenship, conclusive evidence of his innocence surfaced, and the Justice Department withdrew the charges.  So much for the worth of a dozen Jewish witnesses describing the Jewish Holocaust.

Only later was the source of the "evidence" against Walus that had reached Simon Wiesenthal identified.  Walus had bought a two-family duplex when he came to Chicago.  In the early 1970s, he rented out the second unit to a tenant with whom he eventually had a fight.  Walus evicted the tenant, who then started telling one and all how his former landlord used to sit around and reminisce about the atrocities he had committed against Jews in the good old days.  Apparently one of the groups to which he told the story was a Jewish refugee agency in Chicago, which passed the information along to Simon Wiesenthal.
Charles Ashman & Robert J. Wagman, The Nazi Hunters, Pharos Books, New York, 1988, p. 195.

(6) John Demjanjuk as Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka.  The colorful stories of John Demjanjuk as Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka at one time qualified as authentic Jewish-Holocaust history merely by being reproduced in numerous official documents in both the United States and Israel, and by being endlessly repeated by the press, and ultimately by being corroborated by a string of Jewish witnesses in Jerusalem, and beyond that being credited by three Israeli judges stories of this sort:

As part of the torments he inflicted on prisoners from the work parties, the Accused one day ordered a Camp 2 prisoner named Finkelstein to lay face down on the ground and to roll down his trousers.  When the prisoner had done so, the Accused took a tool for drilling wood and drilled a hole into the prisoner's buttocks.

In another case, the Accused forced one of the prisoners to have sexual relations with a girl who remained alive after the corpses had been removed from the chambers following the gassing process.
Indictment, Israel vs. Demjanjuk, 29Sep86, p. 21.

It is no shame to John Demjanjuk to repeat the above stories here, as today the claim that he was ever at Treblinka has been totally abandoned.  The US Office of Special Investigations, desperate to have the last word, continues proceedings against him, but in those proceedings, not a whisper can be heard of Treblinka.  The testimony of the we-know-only-one-truth eyewitnesses who swore knowing John Demjanjuk at Treblinka is thus dismissed as worthless.  The horrible indictment above stands to the eternal discredit not of John Demjanjuk, but of the madmen who wrote it.  The conviction of John Demjanjuk, and the sentencing him to death, stands not to his discredit, but to the discredit of the three Israeli judges who staged his show trial, and of world Jewry who almost to a man supported that show trial actively or passively.  And yet can the CJC find any qualification higher than the decision of a court of law that will give a story protection as authentic, seize-your-hard-drive-if-you-doubt-it Jewish-Holocaust history?

Sure hope my pointing out that John Demjanjuk being ultimately acquitted is an example of ongoing Jewish-Holocaust revision doesn't bring the thought police knocking at my door when the CJC's new law is passed.

You should oppose the criminalization
of Jewish-Holocaust dissent because:

The most prominent
Holocaust story-tellers
lack credibility

If we turn our attention from particular Holocaust stories to the Jewish leaders most active in disseminating them, we discover that this leadership has been overrun by fabulists.  Alphabetically, a few of these fabulists are:

(1) Yitzhak Arad testified at the 1987 trial of John Demjanjuk in Jerusalem that 870,000 Treblinka bodies vanished into thin air, leaving behind not a single body, not a single bone, not a single tuft of hair, not a single tooth, not a single pile of ash.  You will note that John Demjanjuk is on trial for his life, and yet this prosection witness is a stranger to the most elementary logic.  Consider, for example, that if 870,000 bodies are burned in open fires, the teeth will not burn (and much more than the teeth but let that pass), and on the assumption of a conservative 20 teeth per body instead of the full 32, that gives us 17.4 million teeth that must have been left behind.  Where are those teeth, Mr. Arad?  We need to see just a few of them before we will be willing to credit your story.

And that's not all that vanished without a trace.  According to Arad, the entire camp infrastructure vanished without a trace as well, leaving behind not a single map of the camp, not a single blueprint of any building in the camp, not a single photograph of the camp as a whole or of any building in the camp or of any room inside any building in the camp, not a single road or sewer line or garbage dump or telephone post or foundation or brick, not even a single area of disturbed earth where any of the massive burial pits were supposed to have been.  That was the testimony Yitzhak Arad, leading authority on the Jewish Holocaust, head of Jerusalem's Yad Vashem for the previous fifteen years, fresh from having written his book, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka that is the evidence that Yitzhak Arad presented in Jerusalem as his contribution to the Jewish effort to get John Demjanjuk hung.  I have the transcript.  This transcript is in the public domain, and you can readily obtain a copy for yourself.  Please do so, and please read Arad's testimony and then please tell me whether you think I am exaggerating.

Please tell me also whether you advocate that my instructing Yitzhak Arad as to the evidence that he needs to produce in order to transform Treblinka myth into Treblinka history is deserving of criminal prosecution, and that in such prosecution I should be denied the defense of truth.

(2) Alan Dershowitz has run hard in the race to lead the struggle to have John Demjanjuk convicted in the court of public opinion, which paralleled the struggle to get him convicted in various courts of law.  Undermining Dershowitz's efforts, however, has been his readiness to bend truth.  The outstanding example documented on the Ukrainian Archive so far is Dershowitz insisting to Lord Denning that John Demjanjuk's being sentenced to death was greeted with no more than a few muffled sobs, and that the audience sang and prayed only after the judges left the courtroom.  However, the alternative view that the Demjanjuk audience was out of control from the first day of the trial, and erupted in a bloodthirsty outcry the moment the death sentence was pronounced, is supported not only by Demjanjuk's defense attorney, Yoram Sheftel, and not only by nineteen press accounts, but also by Dershowitz himself in an article he wrote three years prior to presenting Lord Denning with the untruthful version.

(3) Jerzy Kosinski was being groomed for a Nobel Prize when it was discovered that his Holocaust-survivor recollections were total fabrications, and that the Poles whom he had maligned in his novel, The Painted Bird, as brainless and brutal anti-Semites had in reality, at considerable risk to themselves, protected the Kosinski family, and had enabled them to pass the war years in a comfort unattainable by the Poles.  Please read James Park Sloan's biography of Jerzy Kosinski, and tell me whether you would want to see Sloan subjected to criminal prosecution for debunking Jerzy Kosinski's widely-accepted and highly-acclaimed tales of the Jewish Holocaust, and indeed whether you would want to see the authors of the Village Voice article which first exposed Jerzy Kosinki as a plagiarist and Jewish-Holocaust fabulist subjected to such criminal prosecution as well, all under the CJC who-cares-what's-true law of course.

Please tell me also whether it is your position that when the thought police haul me up before the courts, I should be forbidden the defense of truth for having pointed out that among the reasons why Jews should have denied Jerzy Kosinski a leadership role among Jewish-Holocaust witnesses was that he had shown plentiful evidence of mental unsoundness, as by having masturbated Marian Javits's dog.

(4) Sol Littman is the author of one of the two publicity stunts that led to the creation of the Deschênes Commission the Littman-Blumenthal Mengele Scare; and is the co-author of the second of the two publicity stunts the Littman-Wiesenthal Thousands of War Criminals Scare.  Littman was excoriated by Commissioner Deschênes, and his reputation left in tatters in the minds of that infinitesimal minority of Canadians who have read the Commission Final Report.  To illustrate the contempt with which Commissioner Deschênes came to regard Littman's credibility, I reproduce the following excerpts from the report:

[T]he Commission must say that it takes a dim view of the attitude of Mr. Littman.  [...]

Littman was [...] put on notice [by his own research] that, in view of the paucity of available information, it was dangerous to make the assumptions with which he was playing.  [...]

There is no documentary evidence whatsoever of an attempt by Dr. Joseph Mengele to seek admission to Canada from Buenos Aires in 1962.

The affirmation has come from Mr. Sol Littman, and from him alone.  [...]

The advice which Littman solicited [in the course of his own research] [...] did not support his assumptions, but put him on notice about their fragility.

As stated at the outset, all that Littman could rely on was "speculation, impression, possibility, hypothesis".  Yet he chose to transmute them into statements of facts which he publicized [...].

This is a case where not a shred of evidence has been tendered to support Mr. Littman's statement to the Prime Minister of Canada on 20 December 1984, or Mr. Ralph Blumenthal's article in the New York Times on 23 January 1985.

Indeed Mr. Littman has stated before the Commission:

Well, let me put it this way.  We have accepted the fact that Mengele did not come to Canada and, in all likelihood, never applied to come over to Canada.  We had no difficulty accepting that.

The Commission accordingly FINDS without the slightest hesitation that:

8   Dr. Joseph (Josef) Mengele did not apply in Buenos Aires in 1962 for a visa to enter Canada, either under his own name or under any of his several known aliases.

Of course in the minds of the vast majority of Canadians who have not read the Deschênes Commission report, Sol Littman continues to enjoy the reputation of Canada's leading Nazi hunter.  It testifies to Littman's competence and integrity that he accepts this title without being able to point to a single Nazi that he has helped bag over the course of his Nazi-hunting career.  The number of Sol Littman's misrepresentations is vast, and I invite you to read my beginning to catalog them in my letters to him which are on the Ukrainian Archive.  You will note in these letters that I ask Littman to produce several documents that he has claimed are in his possession, and that are supposed to be highly inculpatory of Ukrainians, but that he has neglected to do so.  I have even offered Sol Littman immediate publication of his documents on the Ukrainian Archive, without regard to how damaging they may be to Ukrainians, but he does not take me up on my offer.

Please inform me if you think that I should be denied the defense of truth when the thought police haul me before the courts for distressing Sol Littman with my offer of instant publication of his inculpating evidence, and please tell me whether Commissioner Deschênes should suffer a similar fate for publishing the incredulity that he came to feel toward Sol Littman's Jewish-Holocaust stories.

(5) Morley Safer is the co-author of the Wiesenthal-Safer Calumny, outlined in the Simon Wiesenthal section below.  Generally, Safer feels no qualms about getting up in front of 30 million viewers and offering to them his off-the-top-of-my-head prejudices and stereotypes and hatreds which he assumes must be true because he has heard them so often from everybody around him, and repeated them so often himself.  He tells us that Western Ukrainians are particularly predisposed to blaming their troubles on others, but doesn't tell us what historian or sociologist offered that observation.  He tells us that the accusation has been made that Ukrainians are genetically anti-Semitic, but doesn't tell us what geneticist made that accusation.  He tells us that the government of Ukraine has responded that Ukrainians may not be genetically anti-Semitic, but doesn't tell us the name of the government spokesman who deigned to reply to such an idiotic charge.  He imagines that there is such a thing as "the church of Ukraine," and he tells us that it too has responded that Ukrainians may not be genetically anti-Semitic, but does not name any church, nor any church representative who offered the reply.  He doesn't know the difference between the SS and the Waffen SS.  He is beneath contempt, and he will sleep easier only after the CJC finally has my hard drive seized for having the effrontery to say so.

(6) Yankiel Wiernick is perhaps the pre-eminent Jewish-Holocaust witness, as his account of Treblinka was relied upon heavily in the Jerusalem trial of John Demjanjuk, and is spoken of with reverence to this day, as in Yitzhak Arad's book Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka.  If Yankiel Wiernick's account of Treblinka can be doubted, then nobody of comparable stature is available to fill his shoes, and the credibility of the Treblinka story is dealt a mortal blow.  And yet what is Wiernick's credibility?  Judge for yourself.

Yankiel Wiernick relates that he was fired upon by a Ukrainian guard who was just behind him, and that the bullet penetrated all his clothing but stopped at his shoulder leaving only a scratch.  Wiernick relates that as he helped drag bodies that had not received immediate burial, their arms and legs fell off.  Where the woman's world record for high jump is around 2.1 meters, Wiernik claims to have witnessed a girl prisoner jump over a barbed wire fence 3 meters high, then wrench the rifle out of the hands of a Ukrainian guard who had run up to apprehend her, and then shoot two Ukrainian guards before being overpowered.  Wiernick relates that whenever an airplane was heard over Treblinka, prisoners would conceal piles of corpses numbering 10 or 12 thousand from view by covering them with branches.  Wiernick relates that when Germans threw a burning object into an opened mass grave just to see what would happen, "Clouds of black smoke began to pour out at once and the fire thus started glimmered all day long."  Wiernick relates that when bodies were tossed into a mass grave without being given a chance to cool off first, "They were so tightly packed that, when the graves were opened on a scorchingly hot day, steam belched forth from them as if from a boiler."

In other words, Yankiel Wiernick gives every indication of never having witnessed the scenes he is describing, but rather of making them up out of his fevered imagination, and where that imagination is constrained by a knowledge of the world that might be considered inferior to a child's.

Please instruct me whether it is your position that my concluding that Yankiel Wiernick is a pathological liar is deserving of criminal prosecution without my being permitted the defense that Yankiel Wiernick really is a pathological liar.

(7) Elie Wiesel fails to describe gas chambers as the chief method of execution in his recollections of Auschwitz, and instead describes the method of execution as leaping into pits of fire.  According to Wiesel, although the Germans were on the verge of murdering him the way they were murdering all the Jews at Auschwitz, they nevertheless allocated scarce resources to him the use of a German surgeon and a German anesthesiologist, together with a week's stay in hospital, together with rations so generous that he was sending out leftovers to his father who was not in the hospital.  Unfortunately, Wiesel cannot keep straight from one telling of the story to the next whether the genocidal Germans operated on the sole of his foot or on his knee.  When offered the choice of accompanying the genocidal Germans as they abandoned Auschwitz, or remaining to be liberated by the approaching Soviets, Wiesel chose to accompany the genocidal Germans.

Please instruct me whether it is your position that the thought police should haul me before the criminal courts, and that the criminal courts should deny me the defense of truth, for my bringing to public attention the discrepancies and incongruities in Elie Wiesel's writing which testify to his lack of credibility.

(8) Simon Wiesenthal can be credited with co-authorship of the Littman-Wiesenthal Thousands of Nazi War Criminals Scare which was the second publicity stunt leading to the creation of the Deschênes Commission.  Wiesenthal like Littman is excoriated by Commissioner Deschênes for his irresponsibility, as in the following two passages:

It was obvious that the list of 217 officers of the Galicia Division furnished by Mr. Wiesenthal was nearly totally useless and put the Canadian government, through the RCMP and this Commission, to a considerable amount of purposeless work.
Jules Deschênes, Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals, 1986, p. 258

The Commission has tried repeatedly to obtain the incriminating evidence allegedly in Mr. Wiesenthal's possession, through various oral and written communications with Mr. Wiesenthal himself and with his solicitor, Mr. Martin Mendelsohn of Washington, D.C., but to no avail: telephone calls, letters, even a meeting in New York between Mr. Wiesenthal and Commission Counsel on 1 November 1985 followed up by further direct communications, have succeeded in bringing no positive results, outside of promises.
Jules Deschênes, Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals, 1986, p. 257.

Among other sins, Simon Wiesenthal can also be credited with being the chief author of the Wiesenthal-Safer Calumny which has Lviv Ukrainians killing five to six thousand Jews in the three days prior to German occupation, an event which he and Morley Safer introduced into the historical record gratuitously, and where an abundance of other testimony indicates that in that same interval it was the Jewish-dominated NKVD that was killing Ukrainians by the thousands in Lviv, and by the tens of thousands throughout Ukraine.

Prominent among the black marks on Wiesenthal's record is his 1971 accusation that Ivan Chrabatyn of Vancouver had been implicated in the mass execution of 10,000 Jews.  "We have about 60 witnesses who can positively identify him" Wiesenthal told the Vancouver Sun.  But in the end, as is standard for Wiesenthal, zero Wiesenthal witnesses were produced, overwhelming exculpatory evidence came to the fore, the Vancouver Sun paid Chrabatyn's lawyer $5,000 [Error: the correct figure is $11,000] to drop Chrabatyn's suit for libel, and Wiesenthal sat safely in Vienna, avoiding service of Chrabatyn's summonses.

Wiesenthal's credibility is not enhanced by indications that he was a Nazi collaborator of massive proportions, as evidenced by such of his own admissions as that he had been allowed to keep two pistols by his German captors, or that while other escapees were executed following recapture, he was relieved of work and put on double rations.

I ask you to inform me whether I should be denied the defense of truth when the thought police haul me up before the courts for pointing out that Simon Wiesenthal's claim that 6,000 Nazi war criminals resided in Canada was followed by his presenting a list of a mere 217, and that was followed by Commissioner Deschênes judging his list to be "nearly totally useless," and that in turn was followed by zero convictions in criminal court.  I ask you further whether it is your opinion that my doubting the existence of the Wiesenthal-Safer largest single pogrom of the war in pre-German Lviv merits criminal prosecution without the defense of truth being allowed.  Such a prosecution is particularly plausible in the Orwellian nightmare being planned for Canada by the CJC, as the record-breaking, pre-German Lviv pogrom easily qualifies as falling within authenticated Jewish-Holocaust history, as is evidenced by its having been broadcast to some 30 million 60 Minutes viewers in 1994, and not having been retracted since.

Is this your position?

In short, I ask you to inform me whether you come down on the side of using the criminal law to force people to believe for all time that:

(1) the Germans made soap from Jewish fat;

(2) Belzec victims stood on a platform that lowered them into a pool of water where they were electrocuted by a current of millions of volts;

(3) the most common death chamber at Treblinka was a vacuum chamber, and the third most common was a steam chamber;

(4) Treblinka had a hair factory and seven hair warehouses;

(5) Frank Walus was the Butcher of Kielce;

(6) John Demjanjuk was Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka.

Do you recommend that Jewish-Holocaust stories like the above should be forever carved in stone?  Do you recommend that anyone who doubts such stories should be arrested, have his hard drive confiscated, be tried under the criminal code, not be permitted the defense of truth, and perhaps sent to prison if a recantation cannot be extracted?

And do you recommend that the representations of Yitzhak Arad, Alan Dershowitz, Jerzy Kosinski, Sol Littman, Morley Safer, Yankiel Wiernick, Elie Wiesel, and Simon Wiesenthal also find protection under the umbrella of accepted Holocaust history, and any challenges to them be branded as hate propaganda, and similarly prosecuted?

If that is indeed your position, then I ask you to consider whether you have not joined a project to introduce totalitarianism into Canada, and whether that project will not be greeted with particular repugnance by the academic historians who are your colleagues.

Will Khmelnytsky be next?

Upon reading the CJC statement above that the defense of truth will be disallowed anyone charged with a denial not only of the Jewish Holocaust, but also anyone charged with a denial of "any other historically recognized act of genocide," it is possible to imagine that the intent of this qualification is to allow groups other than Jews to claim sanctity for their holocausts Ukrainians, Armenians, Cambodians, Gypsies, and so on.  With respect to this supposition, I make two observations:

(1) Other groups do not appear to want their holocausts sanctified, being secure in their confidence that closer scrutiny of the historical record will confirm their claims, and if it clears up misconceptions as well, all the better.

(2) It may be reasonable to wonder if the qualification really aims to extend holocaust sanctity to the losses of non-Jews, or whether it aims to extend holocaust sanctity to other Jewish losses.  I am thinking primarily of the Khmelnytsky rebellion of 1648, which Jews have begun to increasingly portray as a gratuitous and genocidal attack upon them by Ukrainians, with Bohdan Khmelnytsky playing the role of an early Adolf Hitler.  Is it the Khmelnytsky rebellion that the CJC wants Canada's criminal code to sanctify as another Jewish Holocaust?  Is it Khmelnytsky that the CJC has in mind when it talks of "any other historically recognized act of genocide"?

I fear that this may well be the CJC goal.  I fear that under irresponsible and inept leadership, the CJC is attempting to use the criminal law to force this coup of historical revision.  I fear that the day may come when Ukrainians are forbidden to proclaim the truth that the Khmelnytsky uprising was a rebellion against a Polish-Jewish oppression so crushing as to be hardly distinguishable from outright slavery:

[There was a] debasement in the position of the Polish peasants (who had been free in the early Middle Ages) to the point of utter serfdom, hardly distinguishable from outright slavery and certainly the worst in Europe.  [...]  The situation in the "eastern" lands of Poland (Byelorussia and the Ukraine) [...] was worst of all.
Israel Shahak, Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years, Pluto Press, London and Boulder Colorado, 1994, p. 61.

I fear that the day may come when the Jewish habit of inflating losses succeeds in suppressing the responsible estimate of 10,000 and succeeds in replacing it with rabbi Nathan Hanover's hyperbolic estimate of more than 100,000:

Hanover, apparently the most well-informed of the six chroniclers, knew no mathematics.  Hence, it is not surprising that in referring to groups of people the chroniclers used biblical metaphors such as "thousands and tens of thousands" or "as many as the grains of sand on the seashore," and that the figures they do mention are often meaningless.
Bernard D. Weinryb, The Hebrew Chronicles on Bohdan Khmel'nyts'kyi and the Cossack-Polish War, Journal of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1(2) June 1977, pp. 165-166.

I fear that in CJC's plans for Canada, discussion, such as that below, of Hanover's ignorance of arithmetic may provoke a midnight knock on the door by the thought police:

It seems that Hanover was generally inexperienced in handling large numbers: for him 18 times 100,000 became 18,000,000, rather than 1,800,000.
Bernard D. Weinryb, The Hebrew Chronicles on Bohdan Khmel'nyts'kyi and the Cossack-Polish War, Journal of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1(2) June 1977, p. 175.

I fear that the day may come when Hanover's untrustworthiness is suppressed, and his stories are sanctified as history instead of disparaged as the fantasies that they transparently are:

And it came to pass when they had been there a long time, that the enemy contrived a scheme.  By the use of witchcraft they let a viper soar in the sky, and they took unto themselves as a sign: "If the viper will turn his face toward the city, we will subdue it before us, and if he will turn his face toward us we will flee before them.  And it came to pass at midnight, when they saw the viper ascending skyward, and he remained suspended for about a half hour with his face toward the city.  After that he turned toward the camp of the Cossacks and the Tartars.  They realized that this was an evil omen for them and that evil was before their faces.
Nathan Hanover, Abyss of Despair (Yeven Metzulah), Transaction Books, New Brunswick (U.S.A.) and London (U.K.), 1983, pp. 90-91.

And I fear that the day may come when police with assault rifles will be called upon to enforce the CJC view that an enslaved peasant must be considered a racist monster in those cases where Jews profited from his state of slavery and exploitation:

What is the position of true progressives and, by now, of most ordinary decent educated people be they Russian, German or French on these rebellions?  Do decent English historians, even when noting the massacres of Englishmen by rebellious Irish peasants rising against their enslavement, condemn the latter as 'anti-English racists'?  What is the attitude of progressive French historians towards the great slave revolution in Santo Domingo, where many French women and children were butchered?  To ask the question is to answer it.  But to ask a similar question of many 'progressive' or even 'socialist' Jewish circles is to receive a very different answer; here an enslaved peasant is transformed into a racist monster, if Jews profited from his state of slavery and exploitation.
Israel Shahak, Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years, Pluto Press, London and Boulder Colorado, 1994, p. 73.

Act quickly

In view of the undeniable corruption of the Jewish Holocaust industry, CJC advocacy of criminalizing open discussion of the Jewish Holocaust leaves the impression of having no motive other than to cover up industry misdeeds.

Holocaust misrepresentation is indeed a cancer eating at the Jewish people.  It is a cancer that has metastacized.  It is a cancer that may be inoperable.  But the only hope is to extirpate it immediately, and make up by means of future virtue the misdeeds of the past.

If the CJC is sincere in its stated goal of reducing anti-Semitism, it can do no better than to take energetic steps toward uncovering past Jewish-Holocaust misrepresentation and toward reducing future misrepresentation, and it can do no better than to abandon its campaign to criminalize free speech.

Lubomyr Prytulak