Concerned About Richard Warman
Lubomyr Prytulak to Mary M Gusella   20-Dec-2003

Richard Warman "I was attacked by Jews in the street and hospitalized.  I lost my friends.  I had six heart attacks.  I spent around $120,000 in my own defense.  I remain in debt for tens of thousands of dollars incurred to defend myself against the gossip-based accusations of Simon Wiesenthal." Frank Walus Mary M Gusella

If the listing of Simon Wiesenthal, and Wiesenthal-organization, hoaxes below had meant to be comprehensive rather than merely illustrative, it would have alluded also to the five documents which Sol Littman, then Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Toronto, boasted of but was unable to produce, and which have been cited in the current CJC v Prytulak CHRC proceedings in the Prytulak letter to Sherri Helgason of 22-Dec-2003, and it would have included the long list of other deceptions which Sol Littman practiced as Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, some of which are described at www.ukar.org/littma.html.

  Lubomyr Prytulak
Ukrainian Archive (UKAR) www.ukar.org

20 December 2003

Mary M Gusella, Chief Commissioner
Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)
344 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON    K1A 1E1

Re: Richard Warman participation in CJC v Prytulak, File No. 20031527.

Dear Ms Gusella:

I am disturbed to discover that Richard Warman is considered to be the CHRC lead counsel on Internet prosecutions.

My concern originates from Mr Warman's having participated in a three-day Simon-Wiesenthal-Centre-Sponsored UNESCO conference 12-14 May 2003 in Paris,1 which is improper for any Canadian-government official to have done because Simon Wiesenthal gives indications of having been a Nazi collaborator during WW II, and for the past three decades has distinguished himself by authoring a series of malicious, injurious, and inflammatory hoaxes, such that anyone who joins with him or supports an organization that bears his name and perpetuates his tradition, renders himself unfit for public office.

The evidence for these two accusations against Simon Wiesenthal has been on public display for many years at www.ukar.org/wiesen.html, and has not been the subject of the slightest opposition or correction.  The instant letter is not the place to review this evidence, but I will offer a few pieces to illustrate that it is substantial and not easily brushed aside.

Simon Wiesenthal's Nazi Collaboration

The allegations concerning Simon Wiesenthal's Nazi collaboration which Simon Wiesenthal acknowledges and blames on forgeries produced by the Polish Secret Service (Justice Not Vengeance, 1989, p. 7) run approximately as follows:

After the end of the Second World War, the former head of the Lviv Gestapo, P. Krause, replying to a question put by the writer V. P. Bieliaev, testified: "If on our side, in the Gestapo, there had not worked several agents from among the Zionists, we would never have been able to capture and destroy such a large number of Jews, who were living under false documents and assumed names."  For example, in July 1941, Zionist Simon Wiesenthal, together with 39 other representatives of the Lviv intelligentsia, found himself in prison.  Somehow, as a result of a "mysterious confluence of circumstances" all the arrested except for himself were shot, and he was freed.  It is not surprising that after this, this Zionist provocateur became a regular Nazi agent.  Polish journalists have established this as an indisputable fact.  That is why the Hitlerites did not throw Wiesenthal into prison, which he frequently confirms, but rather sent him there to organize subsequent provocations.  Evidently he was not lying when he said that he passed through 5 Nazi prisons and 12 prison camps.  In any case, it is not difficult to imagine how many innocent victims are on the conscience of this impenitent Zionist provocateur.  It is such loathsome services for the Fascist killers that were performed in the Yanivsky concentration camp, in which people of various nationalities found themselves Ukrainians, Poles, and Jews.
L. A. Ruvinsky, The criminal conspiracy of Zionists and Fascists on the eve of, and during the years of, the Second World War, Ukrainian Historical Journal, 1985, No. 9, pp. 99-109, p. 105, translated from the Ukrainian by Lubomyr Prytulak.

A reading of Wiesenthal-authorized biographies serves more to strengthen than to weaken the credibility of these allegations.  For example, The Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Memoirs (1967, p. 31) discloses that while a Jewish prisoner in a Nazi forced-labor camp, Simon Wiesenthal was allowed to keep two pistols.  At www.ukar.org/10twopis.html, I ask Mr Wiesenthal to explain how a Jew other than a guard or a collaborator or an informer could have been allowed to keep two pistols, and I also ask Mr Wiesenthal whether the Nazis anticipated his aiming his pistols at anybody other than the Ukrainian, Polish, and Jewish prisoners.  Or, to give a second example out of the dozens available, Wiesenthal describes in The Murderers Among Us (p. 39) that when he and other Jews were recaptured following their escape, all were shot except him, and rather than receiving any equivalent punishment, or any punishment at all, Wiesenthal was relieved of work and put on double rations.  At www.ukar.org/11escape.html I ask Mr Wiesenthal to explain this incongruity as well.  That Mr Wiesenthal has failed to answer these, and many other, questions contributes nothing to dispelling the uncertainty concerning his past.

Simon Wiesenthal's Hoaxes

Below is a sampling of hoaxes authored by Simon Wiesenthal:

  1. Ivan Chrabatyn, "The Butcher of Rudolf's Mill," 1971

    In March, 1971, Simon Wiesenthal publicized his accusation that retired Ukrainian blue-collar worker, John Chrabatyn of Vancouver, had taken part in the execution of 10,000 Jews in 1941, and personally directed the execution of 300 other Jews.  "We have about 60 witnesses who can positively identify him" Simon Wiesenthal told the Vancouver Sun in a telephone interview from Vienna.  However, Simon Wiesenthal proved to have zero witnesses, and the Vancouver Sun paid John Chrabatyn $11,000 in compensation, which Chrabatyn split with his lawyer.  Vancouver Sun solicitor Peter W. Butler apologized to Chrabatyn as follows:

    I, on behalf of the Vancouver Sun, have had investigations made pertaining to the matters mentioned in your law suit, and I am pleased to advise you that the allegations that were made pertaining to you were untrue.
    Peter W Butler, quoted in Lubomyr Prytulak letter to Sol Littman, 04-Dec-1999, Early attempt to terribalize a Ukrainian Ivan, at www.ukar.org/littma26.html

  2. Frank Walus, "The Butcher of Kielce," 1974

    Simon Wiesenthal complained of Polish-born Chicagoan Frank Walus to the U.S. Department of Justice in 1974, and went public two years later:

    In 1976 Simon Wiesenthal, in Vienna, had gone public with charges that a Polish emigre living in Chicago, Frank Walus, had been a collaborator involved in persecuting Polish Jews, including women and children, as part of a Gestapo-led auxiliary police unit. Walus, charged Wiesenthal, "performed his duties with the Gestapo in the ghettos of Czestochowa and Kielce and handed over numerous Jews to the Gestapo."
    Charles Ashman & Robert J. Wagman, The Nazi Hunters, 1988, p. 193

    After that, eleven Israeli "survivor witnesses" came forward accusing Frank Walus of having been the Butcher of Kielce, and implicating him in horrific crimes, which persuaded Judge Julius Hoffman to convict him.  However, it was later conclusively proven that Walus had spent the war years as an agricultural laborer in Germany.  The reason for Wiesenthal fingering Walus was as follows:

    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, 1988, p. 195

    In Walus's inventory of the devastation wrought by Simon Wiesenthal can be found the following:

    As a result of this insane gossip/hearsay "evidence" and the grooming of eleven perjurers from Israel, I was put on trial for 17 days.  Prior to that time, I was assumed guilty by the news media and vilified publicly as a "Nazi war criminal".  I was attacked by Jews in the street and hospitalized.  I lost my friends.  I had six heart attacks.  I spent around $120,000 in my own defense.  I remain in debt for tens of thousands of dollars incurred to defend myself against the gossip-based accusations of Simon Wiesenthal.
    Frank Walus Letter to Germany 09-Apr-1985 Wiesenthal forged the drawing

  3. Ivan Stebelsky, 1983

    "Apparently relying on Soviet-supplied evidence, Wiesenthal alleged that Mr. Stebelsky was a war criminal who had fought in the German Brandenburg Division, served as a military instructor at Krynica, and been a member of the Nachtigall and Roland legions".  Ivan Stebelsky's decisive response shortened the duration of this incident, and minimized damage, the culmination being marked by Mr. Stebelsky calling "a press conference in cooperation with the New Jersey-based organization Americans for Human Rights in Ukraine, at which he declared his innocence and challenged the Department of Justice to present the evidence against him.  None was forthcoming, and Mr. Stebelsky was never indicted."  (Andrew Sorokowski, The Ukrainian Weekly, 17-Oct-1999 at external link www.ukrweekly.com/Archive/1999/429928.shtml.

  4. Tscherim Soobzokov, 1985

    And Wiesenthal was dead wrong a second time.  We know that Tscherim Soobzokov, a Circassian living in New Jersey, was also falsely accused of being a Nazi war criminal.  The charge was disproved by a courageous journalist, my friend John Caster; but that did not save Soobzokov from assassination outside his home in 1985.
    Pat Buchanan, The world has forgotten the Hitler-Stalin alliance, Ukrainian Weekly, 15-Feb-1987 at www.ukar.org/buhitler.htm

    Last Aug. 15, Tscherim Soobzokov, 67, whom the Office of Special Investigations had sought unsuccessfully to deport, was lured out of his home in Paterson, N.J., at 4:30 a.m. by a ruse a fire set in his car and suffered massive injuries to his lower body as a bomb exploded at his doorstep.  His wife, daughter, 4-year-old grandson and a neighbor were also injured.

    Accused by the Office of Special Investigations of having served in the German Waffen SS, the combat arm of Hitler's elite security force, Soobzokov had been a target of protests by the Jewish Defense League after the Justice Department dropped its charges for lack of evidence.
    Robert Gillette, Soviet Aide Warned U.S. on War Crime Evidence, Los Angeles Times, 28-Apr-1986 at www.ukar.org/gillet03.htm

  5. Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals, 1986

    Simon Wiesenthal's decades-long accusations that Canada harbors Nazi war criminals (his estimate peaked at 6,000 according to the 16-May-1986 New York Daily News) were the chief cause of the creation of the Deschênes Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals, but which accusations were ultimately debunked in Commissioner Jules Deschênes' scathing rebuke:

    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, see www.ukar.org/littma05.html

  6. John Demjanjuk, "Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka," 1987

    The real John Demjanjuk, convicted for having been an imaginary "Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka," is today recognized as never having even set foot in Treblinka.  Nevertheless, long after John Demjanjuk has been exculpated, Simon Wiesenthal is still taking partial credit for what he has not yet come to recognize is the mistrial of the 20th century:

    Simon Wiesenthal's work in the Demjanjuk case was peripheral until his trial in 1987, when documents supplied by Wiesenthal, plus his expertise, proved helpful to prosecutors seeking to identify Demjanjuk as "Ivan the Terrible".
    Alan Levy, The Wiesenthal File, 1993, p. 288

  7. The Ugly Face of 60 Minutes, 1994

    On 23-Oct-1994, Simon Wiesenthal broadcast the accusation to some 30 million 60 Minutes viewers that in the days prior to the German occupation of Lviv (Lvov in Russian) during WW II, Ukrainians went on a killing spree: "And in this 3 days in Lvov alone between 5 and 6 thousand Jews was killed."

    However, all my attempts to substantiate Simon Wiesenthal's accusation have failed, and I have been left agreeing with leading historian of the Jewish Holocaust, Raul Hilberg, who summarized the Ukrainian participation in the killing of Jews quite differently:

    First, truly spontaneous pogroms, free from Einsatzgruppen influence, did not take place; all outbreaks were either organized or inspired by the Einsatzgruppen.  Second, all pogroms were implemented within a short time after the arrival of the killing units.  They were not self-perpetuating, nor could new ones be started after things had settled down.
    Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews, 1985, p. 312

  8. Forgeries

    Simon Wiesenthal can be credited with at least two forgeries:

    1. representing Germans executed by Americans as Jews executed by Germans, as documented at www.ukar.org/24life.html, and

    2. drawing "crematorium-oven smoke" into a smokeless photograph, as documented at www.ukar.org/wiesen25.html.
Adding Simon Wiesenthal Successes to the Opposite Pan of the Balance

Simon Wiesenthal's claims to success as a Nazi hunter may be inflated, leaving little to balance his Nazi collaboration and his string of hoaxes:

"Incompetent," "unprofessional" and "tragic figure" were some of the milder terms used to describe Wiesenthal.  He was accused of inflating his own role in the Mossad capture of Adolf Eichmann, one of Hitler's key henchmen, in Argentina, and of providing wrong and useless information in the hunt for Martin Bormann and Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who performed gruesome medical experiments on concentration camp inmates.  [...]

All of those interviewed are known to have waged long-running feuds and vendettas against Wiesenthal.  They included Beate Klarsfeld, the French Nazi-hunter; Isser Harel, the retired Mossad chief who headed the Eichmann capture operation and has been angry for decades over Wiesenthal's perceived effort to take the credit for the spectacular kidnapping; and Eli Rosenbaum, the head of the U.S. justice department's office of special investigations, whose 1993 book, Betrayal, is an indictment of Waldheim and Wiesenthal's role in the Austrian scandal.
Ian Traynor, Nazi-Hunter Becomes Target, Vancouver Sun, 10-Feb-1996, see complete story at www.ukar.org/trayno01.html

Holocaust Denial

According to the Canadian Jewish Congress complaint against me, the affirmation of the Jewish holocaust combined with a denial of any of its particulars qualifies as Jewish-holocaust denial.  According to that definition, each instance of a Wiesenthal hoax above being answered by a denial of the particulars of that hoax makes that answer a "Jewish-holocaust denial."

To consider an example more closely, the Canadian Jewish Congress appears to hold that the day that Frank Walus first cried out that the eleven Jewish witnesses who swore that he was the Butcher of Kielce were lying, he became a Jewish-holocaust denier, and if he were living in Canada today and published his views on the Internet, he could be prosecuted by the Canadian Human Rights Commission, his having been exculpated and exonerated and vindicated being considered irrelevant because the Canadian Human Rights Commission must not allow truth as a defence.  The same can be said of John Demjanjuk, and of all the falsely accused alluded to above, and all those who came to their aid.  And when I cite Raul Hilberg in denial of the Wiesenthal-Safer Lviv Pogrom, then I become a Jewish-holocaust denier too, and when I publish my denial on the Internet, I become susceptible to Canadian Human Rights Commission prosecution, and perhaps so too does Raul Hilberg for allowing his letter which supports my denial to remain on the Internet.

This is the reasoning that the Canadian Jewish Congress invites the Canadian Human Rights Commission to adopt, without regard to the injustice to the prosecuted, and without regard to the disrepute to the CHRC, that must inescapably follow.

Questions Concerning Richard Warman

I propose that anyone who expresses support for a Nazi collaborator and stager of vicious and destructive hoaxes, or who allies himself with an organization that bears the collaborator-hoaxer's name and walks in his steps, is unfit for public office.

My concern is particularly acute because my web site, the Ukrainian Archive at www.ukar.org, contains what is perhaps the largest Internet accumulation of evidence damaging to Simon Wiesenthal, such that if Richard Warman is a supporter of Simon Wiesenthal or of an organization that bears the Wiesenthal name and more especially if Richard Warman is the recipient of Simon Wiesenthal benefits or of Wiesenthal-organization benefits while at the same time attempting to use his public office to shut down a critical-of-Wiesenthal web site, then Warman has a conflict of interest which brings discredit upon himself and upon the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and the discovery of such conflict of interest must prompt the CHRC to take the minimal precaution of blocking Warman's participation in CJC v Prytulak.

I might add that Mr Warman's embroilment as both plaintiff and defendant in several defamation lawsuits adds to the perception of unfitness for public office, as does his refusal to disclose who funded his and his parents' Paris jaunt, and more particularly whether the Simon Wiesenthal Centre did.  That is, to Justin Walker's 07-Nov-2003 email asking Mr Warman who paid for him and his parents to go to Paris, Warman emailed back on 16-Nov-2003 "I'm sure your parents taught you better than to ask strangers intrusive questions about their private lives,"2 demonstrating by his answer that he has a flawed understanding of what is private and what is public, and that he is oblivious to his obligation as a government official to disclose receipt of benefits that might create a conflict of interest.

Also worthy of note is that the above collection of data suggests that Simon Wiesenthal aims his hate propaganda at Ukrainians more than at any other people, such that Mr Warman's association with Simon Wiesenthal invites a reasonable apprehension of bias when he turns to prosecute any Ukrainian.

In the interests of dispelling the apprehension of bias, I ask you to inform me
  1. what defence Mr Warman offers for his supporting either Simon Wiesenthal or any Wiesenthal organization,

  2. who paid for Mr Warman's and his parents' trip to the Simon Wiesenthal conference in Paris,

  3. if Mr Warman made a presentation at the Simon Wiesenthal conference, what he said,

  4. what is the full itemization of benefits Mr Warman and his family have received over the years from Simon Wiesenthal or from any Simon Wiesenthal organization,

  5. whether the CHRC, or any branch of the Canadian government, pays any of the legal costs of Mr Warman's embroilment in law suits,

  6. what Mr Warman's role has been in CHRC CJC v Prytulak proceedings to date,

  7. what defence Mr Warman offers concerning his appearance of having a conflict of interest in CJC v Prytulak, and

  8. what steps you intend to take to remove the appearance of bias which Mr Warman's possible involvement in CJC v Prytulak invites.

Yours truly,

Lubomyr Prytulak

Bidirectional footnotes:
1   www.davidicke.com/icke/articles2003/warmanweisenthal.html
2   www.davidicke.com/icke/temp/warman.html


Irving ABELLA, National Honourary President, CJC, Department of History, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3
Bernie FARBER, Executive Director, CJC, 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON  M2R 3V2
Ed MORGAN, Chair, CJC, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 84 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON  M5S 2C5
Moshe RONEN, Chair Board of Governors, CJC, 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON  M2R 3V2
Len RUDNER, Director of Community Relations, CJC, 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON  M2R 3V2