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"I cannot help but see this extermination pride as another variant of the Covenant. This time the Chosen People have been chosen for extraordinary suffering. As such, the Holocaust seems simply another opportunity for Jewish chauvinism. I grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, surrounded by this chauvinist tendency, which expresses itself in an insecure need to boast about Jewish achievement in every field, the other side which was a contempt for non-Jews, the gentile."
Philip Lopate,
Jewish author,
in Testimony. Contemporary Writers Make the Holocaust Personal, 1989, p. 299

"The 'Holocaust' is the Jews' special thing. It is what sets them apart from others while giving them a claim upon others. That is why Jews insist on the 'uniqueness' of the Holocaust."
Rabbi Jacob Neusner,
A 'Holocaust' Primer. National Review, August 3, 1979, p. 978]

"Let us be frank. National priority and national uniquity (uniqueness) are both covert claims to superiority, parallel paths to the same summit, and that summit is what [Robert] Merton calls 'ethnocentric glory ... Like social class symbols, cultural symbols serve 'to influence in a desired direction other persons' judgments' of the group that is the symbol's carrier."
John Murray Cuddihy
The Holocaust: The Latent Issue in the Uniqueness Debate.
[in Gallagher, Philip E., Ed; Christians, Jews, and Other Worlds. Patterns of Conflict and Accomodation. Lanham, NY/London, 1988,
p. 74, 75

"The genocidal policies of the Nazis resulted in the deaths of about as many Polish Gentiles as Polish Jews.... this [Polish Gentile] holocaust has been largely ignored because historians who have written on the subject of the Holocaust have chosen to interpret the tragedy in exclusivist terms -- namely, the as the most tragic period in the history of the Jewish Diaspora. To them, the Holocaust was unique to Jews, and they therefore have had little or nothing to say about the nine million Gentiles, including three million Poles, who also perished in the greatest tragedy the world has ever known."
Richard Lukas
The Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944, University of Kentucky Press,
p. ix

"The director of one Holocaust center referred to me as a troublemaker; another writer on the Holcaust called my discussion of the Romani case [i.e., the mass murder of Gypsys] in the Jewish context 'loathesome.' A representative of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, whom I have never met, told a researcher who called to find out how to find me that I was a 'wild man.' People have walked out when it was my turn to speak at conferences about the Porrajmos [the Gypsy 'Holocaust'], and one former professor at the university where I teach adamantly refused even to MENTION Roma and Sinti in his regular course on the Holocaust. There is an element of racism evident in the Jewish response; after all, Gypsies are a 'third world people of color' ... At one presentation I gave at a Hillel Center, I was interrupted by a woman who leaped to her feet and angrily demanded why I was even comparing the Gypsy case to the Jewish case when Jews had given so much to the world and Gypsies were merely parasites and thieves. On another occasion a gentleman stood up and declared that he would never buy a book on the Holocaust written by a Gypsy."
Ian Hancock,
a professor at the University of Texas of Gypsy heritage,
Responses to the Romani Holocaust, in Rosenbaum, A. Is the Holocaust Unique?, Westview Press, 1996
p. 55-57

"The Holocaust industry has reduced the memory of the Jewish people's suffering to that of a Monte Carlo casino."
Norman Finkelstein,
quoted by
Wilbert A. Tatum,
The Holocaust Industry, New York Amsterdam News, 9-27-00, p. 1

Kindertransport' Broadens View of Holocaust
. Movie review.
Sacramento Bee [California]
May 11, 2001 
"There's a feeling in Hollywood that if you've made a documentary that's been nominated for an Oscar and you're up against a film about the Holocaust, your movie doesn't have a chance of winning."

Auschwitz and the Professors, by Gabriel Schoenfeld.
Commentary. June 1998
"Already, in American high schools, the Holocaust has taken its place alongside such other causes du jour as values enhancement and AIDS prevention. Already, in American popular culture, the Holocaust is rapidly replacing Christmas as a marketable icon of man's humanity to man (see the Holocaust Memorial Museum, with its carefully calibrated upbeat message; or see Schindler's List). Already, in the Jewish community, well-meaning organizations and individuals are mindlessly sponsoring Internet 'sites' offering a 'Holocaust cybrary' or a 'virtual tour of Dachau.' Already, an academic conference has been scheduled in Washington on the subject of 'Deaf People in Hitler's Europe,' where for four days scholars in three separate victimological fields--'Holocaust Studies, Deaf Studies, and Deaf History'--will have an opportunity to 'interact.' Do we really need more of this?"

Jewish Human Rights Group Condemns Holocaust Meeting
. May 14, 2001
"An influential Jewish human rights group [the Simon Wiesenthal Center] condemned Monday a group of Jordanian writers who had alleged that Jews exaggerated the Holocaust to gain world sympathy."

As Legend of Anne Frank Grows, So Do Claims of Misperceptions.
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency), May 13, 2001
"What accounts for the continuing, even escalating, fascination with Anne, which arguably has made her the foremost icon of the Holocaust?"

Time to Just Say No -- to Holocaust Obsession.
Jewish World Review
. May 23, 2001
"It would be helpful -- in fact, it may already be necessary -- for Hollywood to impose a moratorium concerning the Holocaust. No more films, television dramas, or Broadway tragedies about the Holocaust and its one-dimensional portrayal of Jews as sympathetic yet hapless victims, or the equally extreme depiction of all mid-century Germans as Nazi co-conspirators."

Busted! World News Daily. May 25, 2001
"The tragedy is the Holocaust industy. There are thousands of Holocaust professionals -- professors, museum curators, moviemakers, foundation fundraisers, book writers, television producers -- most of whom never experienced the Holocaust, but are making good money off of it and backs of those who suffered it ... According to a documents in a class-action lawsuit ... ICHEIC [the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims] has spent 10 times ($30 million) more on administrative costs -- including salaries, luxury hotel bills, and newspaper ads -- than the $3 million it paid out to survivors."

Holocaust Reparations: A Growing Scandal,
by Gabriel Schoenfeld,,Commentary, September 2000
"In the face of this portrait of avaricious Jews exploiting the Holocaust for pecuniary gain--a portrait that draws upon time-honored anti-Semitic images--it is hardly unnatural that a general (if silent) consensus should reign within the Jewish community on the rightness of pressing restitution claims. But there have also been one or two notable dissenters. The syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, for example, has worried aloud about what he terms a "grotesque scramble for money," a scramble whose only certain result is the "revival of Shylockian stereotypes." Abraham Foxman, chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, has voiced a related concern: thanks to the continuing demands for reparations, he has said, people around the world may be led to believe 'that the Jews died [not] because they were Jews, but because they had bank accounts, gold, art, and property.'"

Goldhagen for Beginners: A Comment on Jan T. Gross's 'Neighbors.'
Norman Finkelstein Home Page
. June 2001
"Gross's book is standard Holocaust industry literature. Two dogmas inform this literature: 1. The Holocaust marks a categorically unique historical event; 2. The Holocaust marks the climax of an irrational Gentile hatred of Jews. Neither dogma withstands scholarly scrutiny. Both, however, are politically useful: unique Jewish suffering confers unique Jewish moral entitlement; and, if Gentile hatred of Jews is irrational, Jews bear no responsibility for this animus."

Survivors' Lawsuit Seeks 40 Billion from U.S. for Not Bombing Auschwitz.
[Jewish] Forward, April 6, 2001
"In a bizarre addition to the Holocaust-related suits now winding their way through the courts, two German-Jewish survivors of the Auschwitz death camp are suing the American government for its failure to bomb the camp. The plaintiffs in the class-action suit, Kurt Julius Goldstein, 87, and Peter Gingold, 85, are asking for $40 billion in compensation for survivors and the descendants of the Jews killed in Auschwitz in the closing months of World War II. They claim that a decision to bomb the camp would have rescued some 400,000 Hungarian Jews who were deported there in 1944 and 1945 ... In the past few years, Jewish survivors have filed numerous lawsuits against Swiss banks, German companies and other European entities and governments, leading to several multi-billion-dollar settlements. Recently, however, the focus has been shifting toward America's role in the Nazi atrocities and their aftermath. A lawsuit, since dropped, was filed against IBM alleging that its German subsidiary colluded with the Nazi regime. The Auschwitz bombing suit, despite its remote chances of success, is creating a sense of unease among Jewish organizations. The $40 billion sought in compensation is also raising eyebrows."

A Tale of Intrigue, Feuds, Hollywood Tycoons. Toronto Star, July 8, 2001
"Emilie Schindler weighs maybe 70 pounds. She is old, sick and a long way from the World War II era in which she and her husband, Oskar Schindler, saved more than 1,300 Jews from Nazi death camps. And yet, around this tiny, frail woman, confined to a wheelchair and totally dependent upon others, hangs a web of intrigue involving lawsuits, missing bank deposits, bitterness among Holocaust survivors and literary squabbles. At heart, it seems to be pretty much about money. People's names have been smeared, including Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. His 1993 Academy Award-winning film, Schindler's List, popularized the story of the German industrialist who made a list to save Jewish slave labourers from the gas chambers of the Third Reich ... Emilie is 93 now. Once she was Oskar's gorgeous wife, who stood by through all his mistresses and spoke proudly of their wartime legacy after he died, at age 66, in 1974. Since then, her life has taken a dreadful turn and, at this moment, she languishes in a German hospital, drugged, and appearing to be under the complete control of one Erika Rosenberg. Over the past decade, Rosenberg, 50, an Argentine writer who has made a literary career out of the Schindlers, has played an increasingly central role in Emilie's life, whittling down her contact with former friends and supporters and taking charge of her affairs."

Foreward to the Paperback Edition [of The Holocaust Industry]. Norman Finkelstein Home Page, 2001
"The New York Times serves as the main promotional vehicle of the Holocaust industry. It is primarily responsible for advancing the careers of Jerzy Kosinski, Daniel Goldhagen, and Elie Wiesel. For frequency of coverage, the Holocaust places a close second to the daily weather report. Typically, the New York Times Index 1999 listed fully 273 entries for the Holocaust. By comparison, the whole of Africa rated 32 entries."

Holocaust Creationism. The Nation, July 12, 1999
"[Jewish scholar Peter] Novick shows that while the Holocaust as such was scarcely talked about from 1945 to 1965, from the seventies on it became increasingly central to Jewish self-consciousness. Despite the fact that after World War II Jews became the best-educated, most politically effective and wealthiest ethnic group in American society, official Judaism since the seventies has increasingly drawn on the Holocaust to portray Jews as victims, pitting them against other groups seeking redress -- especially through affirmative action -- for their own victimization ... As a historian, Novick is profoundly critical of the argument that the Holocaust as 'unique' ... The uniqueness argument serves primarily to denigrate or minimize the suffering of others."

Rabbi Calls Holocaust Victims Reincarnations of Sinners. Jefferson City News Tribune [from the Associated Press], August 7, 2000
"In a fireside chat that ended up setting the Mideast tinderbox political culture ablaze, a powerful rabbi crucial to Prime Minister Ehud Barak's peace moves described Holocaust victims as 'sinners; and Arabs as 'snakes.' Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, started the Jewish week by saying victims of the Nazi Holocaust were reincarnated souls seeking redemption for past sins. He also said in a sermon broadcast Saturday night that Barak 'lacked sense' for seeking to make peace with the Arabs, whom he described as 'snakes.'"

Fragments of a Fraud. Guardian [Great Britain], October 15, 1999
"Christopher Hope called it 'achingly beautiful'; the New York Times said it was written 'with a poet's vision; a child's state of grace'; Anne Karpf in this paper described it as 'one of the great works about the Holocaust'; all were agreed it was a masterpiece. There is just one problem - Binjamin Wilkomirski's memoir of surviving as a Jewish child alone in the Nazi concentration camps of Majdanek and Auschwitz was a fabrication, invented from beginning to end, one of the great hoaxes in publishing history."

The Mission of Sylvia Wygoda. Atlanta Jewish Times, June 18, 1999
"Today [the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust] operates on a budget of nearly $214,000 and plays a prominent role in the education of every Georgia student who studies the horrors of the Holocaust ... In recent months, a gay activist in Atlanta tookthe agency to task for minimizing the plight of homosexual Holocaust victims. That led to more scrutiny and a focus on Sylvia Wygoda, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who until last week was both the commission's paid executive director and head of its volunteer board. With a $70,000 annual salary and as much as $20,000 a year in benefits, Wygoda earns more than any other Holocaust commission director in the country ... Wygoda, however, is unable to produce substantial minutes and records of commission meetings where money was allocated and spent. And at least two of her 15 commissioners say they're not sure how money is allotted ... The Georgia Holocaust Commission caused a rift with the city's gay community. The commission made repeated headlines in January with the deletion of two paragraphs from a Holocaust teachers' guide about gay and lesbian persecution. The incident triggered a confrontation between the gay community and the commission. Allegations of lies and even death threats played out in the press."

Opinion: The Holocaust Industry, by Norman Finkelstein.
Index on Censorship
, Issue 2, 2000
"'Holocaust awareness,’ the Israeli writer Boas Evron observes, is actually ‘an official, propagandistic indoctrination, a churning out of slogans and a false view of the world, the real aim of which is not at all an understanding of the past, but a manipulation of the present.’ Two central dogmas underpin the Holocaust framework: the Holocaust marks a categorically unique historical event and the climax of an irrational Gentile hatred of Jews. Although they became the centrepieces of Holocaust literature, neither figures at all in genuine scholarship on the Nazi Holocaust. On the other hand, both dogmas draw on important strands in Judaism and in Zionism ... The uniqueness dogma makes no sense. Every historical event is unique, if merely by virtue of time and location, and every historical event bears distinct features as well as features in common with other historical events. The anomaly of the Holocaust is that its uniqueness is held to be crucial. What other historical event, one might ask, is framed largely for its categorical uniqueness? Typically, distinctive features of the Holocaust are isolated in order to place the event itself in a category apart."

Gahunna Mayor Says He Erred in Flying Israeli Flag.
Columbus Dispatch
, April 19, 2001
"Flying the Israeli flag in remembrance of the Holocaust was 'not such a good idea,'' Gahanna [Ohio] Mayor Jim McGregor said yesterday. 'No one asked me to do it. It was my idea alone,'' said McGregor, who removed the flag from a pole at City Hall on Tuesday morning after meeting Monday with representatives of the Arab-American community. McGregor said he has been reading about the Holocaust and was saddened and appalled at the failure of nations in the 1930s to provide refuge for Jews fleeing Nazi Germany persecution. He had planned to display the Israeli flag, which had been raised Monday, until Friday as part of a weeklong remembrance. It was intended to symbolize the place where Jews were able to go after the persecution ... 'The desire to honor and remember all those who died at the hands of the Nazis is unrelated to flying the Israeli flag,' said Ahmad Al-Akhras of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-OHIO ... Andy Amid of the Islamic Council of Ohio also attended the meeting. 'Americans cannot, without a strong sense of hypocrisy, praise the principles of Holocaust remembrance on the one hand, and turn a blind eye to the daily atrocities committed by Israel on the other,' he said."

IRS: No Taxes on Holocausts Payments,
Washington Post [from Associated Press], August 30, 2001
"A small piece of this year's tax cut law ensures that payments related to the Holocaust are not subject to the income tax ... The 10-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut signed into law in June by President Bush says that no income taxes are due on Holocaust restitution payments made by European governments and industry. The provision applies to payments after Jan. 1, 2000, made to Holocaust victims, their heirs and their estates. 'This is an important symbolic act by the U.S. government on behalf of Holocaust survivors,' said Rabbi Israel Miller, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which is overseeing distribution of payments from Germany ... Exempting the payments from U.S. income tax will reduce federal revenue by an estimated $31 million over the next decade." 

Nazi-Themed Shows Take Four Awards at This Year's Emmy Awards
JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency), November 6, 2001
"Three prime-time television dramas on Holocaust themes won top honors at Sunday night´s Emmy Awards, proving once again the lasting impact of the Nazi horror in our popular culture ... Actress Ellen DeGeneres emceed the event and drew the evening´s biggest laugh when she observed, 'I´m in a unique position as host because, think about it, what would bug the Taliban more than seeing a gay woman in a suit surrounded by Jews?'"

Why Have Christian Victims of Nazi Genocides Been Forgotten?,
by Richard C. Lukas, Holocaust Forgotten
"When it comes to the history of World War II, the American media has developed a black hole concerning the genocidal policies of the Nazis against Christians. Everyone should know by now that not all of Nazism’s victims were Jews. Millions—we do not know and probably will never know the precise number—were Christians, mostly civilians selected for destruction for ethnic, religious, social, cultural, or political reasons. When Christians of that era are mentioned in the media, their victimization is either ignored, trivialized or distorted. Too often false generalizations about pandemic Christian collaboration with the Nazis against the Jews are made to deflect attention away from the huge numbers of Christian victims during the most destructive war in history. No group’s victimization has been more distorted in American film, television and journalism than the Polish nation, which lost 3 million of its largely Catholic citizenry, most of whom died at the hands of the Nazis. Among the last few refugees of bigotry in the United States are the anti-Catholicism and anti-Polonism. Since most Poles are Catholic, they have been especially vulnerable. The most disturbing Polonophobic slander is the obscene claim, repeated with nauseating regularity, that Catholic Poles were complicit in the Holocaust of the Jews."

Deporting the Defenceless, Toronto Sun, November 28, 2001
"[A] trial opens in Hamilton today to deport a 91-year-old deaf man with Alzheimer's, who the government thinks lied to get into Canada 54 years ago. Immigration Minister Elinor Caplan wants Jacob Fast deported because he 'probably' didn't tell the truth about being coerced into auxiliary police attached to a Nazi SS unit during the war. Fast was born in Soviet Ukraine in 1910. When he was accused, a couple of years ago, of working with the Nazis and mistreating prisoners, he denied it (don't they all?). Ottawa has no records to show he lied when he and his family came to Canada in 1947 -- a time when refugee screening was casual, and displaced persons were being settled in the thousands. Fast now lives in an old-age home in St. Catharines, cannot maintain a conversation because of Alzheimer's, can't defend himself, and won't appear at his Hamilton trial today. This is a civil case, not a criminal one, so Mr. Justice Denis Pelletier of the Federal Court has ruled it's not necessary for the defendant to appear in person. I have no knowledge of Mr. Fast (a retired auto worker), but the fact that he's another Ukrainian targeted by immigration, smacks of prejudice, vindictiveness, vendetta. Wasyl Odynsky, of Toronto, who at age 17 was forced into auxiliary police in World War II as a perimeter guard at a concentration camp, is another Ms Caplan is determined to deport. The record shows that when young Odynsky refused to report to the auxiliary police and ran away, he was caught and told if he ran away again, his parents and family would pay the price. Another Ukrainian, Helmut Oberlander, has already been ordered deported. He was a teenaged translator for the Germans in World War II. As for Mr. Fast -- what does it matter today what he did or didn't do in World War II? We know the Nazis viewed Ukrainians as 'subhuman' and punished them rather as they punished Jews in Ukraine -- Babi Yar in Kiev was a massacre of Ukrainians and Jews."

Nazis Plan Protests as Atrocities Exhibition Reopens,
Independent [London], November 28, 2001
"Neo-Nazis from across Europe are planning a protest rally in Berlin this weekend after the reopening last night of a controversial exhibition which has sparked riots in several other German cities. The new, improved version of  'Crimes of the Wehrmacht' sets out to prove that ordinary German soldiers, not just a Nazi hard core, took part in atrocities against civilians during the Second World War. The original exhibition was closed two years ago when a Polish historian discovered that some of the pictures showed not German troops, but the Soviet NKVD secret service at work." [Jews were prominent in the Soviet NKVD: "Some of the main instruments of the Terror [against everyone] were also of Jewish origin: M. I. Gay, who headed a special secret police department; A.A. Slutsky and his deputies Boris Berman and Shpiegelgas, who were in charge of terror and espionage abroad; and NKVD operations chief Pauker. None of these mass executioners survived [later purges of them]." [RAPOPORT, Louis, Stalin's War Against the Jews, Free Press, 1990, p. 49-50]

The ADL Versus Superman, by Danny Goldberg,
Tikkun [this article is cached at]
"In a most amusing and absurd manifestation of the disconnect between much of the political, academic, and journalistic elite and their constituency, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), supported by The Washington Post and The New York Times, has attacked Superman and Rugrats. Abraham Foxman, national director of the ADL, pillar of the 'organized' Jewish world, wrote an op-ed piece in The New York Times of October 31, 1998, which lamented the 'trivialization of Holocaust imagery.' Amidst requisite praise for Schindler's List and Life is Beautiful, Foxman criticized three recent issues of Superman comic books in which Superman goes back in time to fight the Nazis. According to Foxman, 'he never names the victims. The intent was to send a universal message. The result proved offensive to Holocaust victims.' (Note the hubris of the last sentence--Foxman purports to speak not only for his organization but for the entire universe of Holocaust survivors!) To clarify the Superman 'issue': although the publishers did not use the word 'Jew' in the comics in question, the victims were shown wearing yarmulkes and prayer shawls, had Jewish names like Mordechai and Baruch, and referred to each other using Yiddish terms such as 'bubeh' and 'zayde. Jenette Kahn, CEO of DC Comics, the publisher of Superman, explains, 'There was no attempt at all to disguise the fact that the primary victims were Jewish.' Kahn, who is Jewish, prominently printed critical letters from Foxman and the Simon Weisenthal Institute in subsequent issues of Superman, and apologized for not using the word 'Jew' in the story, while pointing out that the creators felt the characters' Jewishness was, in fact, conveyed."

Swiss Holocaust Cash Revealed to Be Myth,
Times [of London], October 13, 2001
"Most dormant Swiss bank accounts thought to have belonged to Holocaust survivors were opened by wealthy, non-Jewish people who then forgot about their money. The announcement marks the end of a four-year independent investigation into the archives and vaults of the world’s most secretive banking system. It will come as a disappointment to many Jewish families, who were sure that their dead relatives left behind fortunes in Switzerland. A 17-member tribunal based in Zurich was set up in 1997 to investigate the identities of 5,500 foreign accounts and 10,000 Swiss accounts that have lain dormant since the end of the Second World War. The tribunal said that it had processed about 10,000 claims in response to the list of dormant account names published by the Swiss Bankers’ Association five years ago. Only 200 accounts — containing £6.9 million — could be traced to Holocaust victims. 'It was a very difficult and often sad process,' Alexander Jolles, the secretary-general of the Independent Claims Tribunal, said. 'When we first set up the tribunal, we were sure that nearly all these accounts would be those of Nazi victims. But few were.' Seventy-nine per cent of the accounts declared dormant by the Swiss banks were traced to wealthy families who had lost trace of their money."

Catholic Heroes of the Holocaust,
Augustine Club (Columbia University), 1998
"By the end of 1943, some 650 Jewish children were hidden in Warsaw churches and convents. According to [Jewish author Pinchas] Lapide, in Poland as a whole, hundreds of Catholic clergy and religious saved at least 15,000—perhaps as many as 50,000 ... [In Lithuania] Church and Underground leaders protested. Priests, peasants and nuns hid many Jews. Some Jews found refuge in the forests, where people brought them food and clean clothes."

Health Minister: Assimilation Worse Than Holocaust
Jerusalem Post, December 30, 2001
"Assimilation was a greater catastrophe for the Jewish people than the Holocaust, [Israeli] Health Minister Nissim Dahan said this morning. Dahan (Shas) first made the comments to a convention of Rabbinical Council of America meeting in Jerusalem on Friday. He repeated the allegation in an interview with Israel Radio this morning. Dahan said the Jewish people should number some 500 million today, asking, 'Where has this nation disappeared to?' 'This phenomenon [assimilation], was 'another huge disaster, maybe parallel' to the Holocaust, Dahan said."

Holocaust Heirs Losing Millions to Jewish Organizations,
Jerusalem Post, January 15, 2002
"World Jewish organizations are set to 'rake into their coffers' some $1 billion in unclaimed funds allocated by Swiss banks to compensate for assets from dormant Holocaust-era accounts, Herut MK Michael Kleiner said. Only some 3 percent, or $37 million, of the $1.25 billion coming from the settlement with the Swiss banks is likely to be paid to the legal heirs of the assets, according to an estimate obtained by Kleiner. The deadline for submitting claims was January 1. Kleiner attributes the failure to locate the heirs to the publication of details for only 31,000 of some 300,000 dormant accounts he says fit the profile of Holocaust victims. Kleiner is demanding that the government push for the publication of the names of the asset owners, and is to put the matter on the Knesset agenda today. 'There are heirs, and it is not too late to find them,' Kleiner said yesterday. 'If the Jewish organizations had any morals, they would push for the publication of the names, instead of making spend the money on projects.' A founder of the local Generali Fund, which is settling claims from Israelis for Holocaust-era insurance policies, Kleiner also charges that only some 24,000 of 300,000 names of Generali insurance policyholders have been released."

German Jewish Leader Testifies in Holocaust Denial Case,
JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency), January 16, 2002
"The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany has faced off in court against a German lawyer charged with denying the Holocaust. Council president Paul Spiegel was called as a witness last Monday in the trial of Udo von B., an attorney from Dusseldorf. Von B. is accused of Holocaust denial, which is a crime in Germany. At issue is whether the claim to 'not have seen anything' in the period between August 1944 and January 1945 can legally be defined as 'Holocaust denial.' The incident in question took place at a November 2000 dinner for more than 70 German notables hosted by Deutsche Bank. Following after-dinner remarks by Spiegel, von B. allegedly expressed doubt that there had been any murders committed at Auschwitz. He also suggested that discussion of the Holocaust contributes to anti-Semitism ... [H]e asked if Spiegel didn´t think that constant reminders of the Holocaust — such as Spiegel´s own speech — hindered good relations between Jews and Gentiles in Germany, especially considering the reparations Germany has paid. According to Spiegel, none of the guests at the dinner reacted to von B.´s comments, which Spiegel called 'a subtle form of Holocaust denial.'"

The 'Second Generation' of Holocaust Survivor
,, January 24, 2002
"From the Jewish Lesbian Daughters of Holocaust Survivors to Children of the Holocaust Anonymous, children whose parents died in the Holocaust are lining up to claim the status of Holocaust victims. - There is a growing tendency to interpret victimisation as a kind of disease that can be handed down from generation to generation. - What is it about today's society that makes people so keen to get a piece of their parents' trauma? In our therapeutic culture, the politics of memory is on the rise. On an individual level, and now across societies, past experiences are continually reinterpreted. The cultural manipulation of memory has been particularly controversial in relation to what one side characterises as recovered memory syndrome and the other as false memory syndrome. Yet from a sociological standpoint, the most interesting aspect of this debate is not who is right and who is wrong, but the fact that memory itself has become so politicised, and that the representation of the past is so contested ... Today, the rewriting of history is driven by a very different impulse. The manipulation of collective memory makes no grand claims on the future. On the contrary, the historic memory serves as a monument to a people's historic suffering. In a perceptive contribution on this subject, Ian Buruma has drawn attention to the tendency of many minorities 'to define themselves as historic victims'. The Holocaust has become the icon for therapeutic history. The extreme and singular brutality of this event ensures that those who perished or suffered in the concentration camps are regarded with a reverence unmatched by any other groups of victims. Jewish identity - even Israeli identity - has been fundamentally recast around the Holocaust. Zionism, which had traditionally promoted an optimistic modernist vision of the pioneering new Jew, has in recent decades sought to forge a sense of community around an emotional connection with the Holocaust ... There are numerous constituencies demanding to be recognised as possessing a distinct victim identity: including the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Children of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants of the Jewish Community of Augsburg, Second Generation Children from Nuremberg, and the Jewish Lesbian Daughters of Holocaust Survivors ... But whatever the facts of the matter, activists are busy constructing a victim identity through rendering their family existence pathological. Aping the American addiction and co-dependency movement, some second-generation activists have even launched 'Children of the Holocaust Anonymous'. This initiative has self-consciously borrowed the Alcoholics Anonymous '12-step' support programme to support its constituents. And there is more to come, as publicists are promising to bring the third generation of survivors into the frame."

Wiesel Words, The Nation, February 19, 2001
"Is there a more contemptible poseur and windbag than [famous Holocaust speaker] Elie Wiesel? I suppose there may be. But not, surely, a poseur and windbag who receives (and takes as his due) such grotesque deference on moral questions. Look, if you will, at his essay on Jerusalem in the New York Times of January 24. As a Jew living in the United States, I have long denied myself the right to intervene in Israel's internal debates.... My critics have their conception of social and individual ethics; I have mine. But while I grant them their right to criticize, they sometimes deny mine to abstain. Such magnificent condescension, to grant his critics the right. And it is not certain from when Wiesel dates his high-minded abstention from Israel's internal affairs; he was a member of Menachem Begin's Irgun in the 1940s, when that force employed extreme violence against Arab civilians and was more than ready to use it against Jews ... But for Wiesel all Arabs are Muslims, and even if they happen to live in Jerusalem, this is nothing to the way that Jerusalem dwells within Wiesel. Indeed, it would evidently dwell more comfortably within him if they did not live in it at all. Do I exaggerate? I don't think so. In a propaganda tour of recent history, he asserts that in 1948, 'incited by their leaders, 600,000 Palestinians left the country convinced that, once Israel was vanquished, they would be able to return home.' This claim is a cheap lie and is known by Wiesel to be a lie. It is furthermore an utterly discredited lie, and one that Israeli officialdom no longer cares to repeat. Israeli and Jewish historians have exposed it time and again."

No Business Like Shoah Business,
Sydney Morning Herald, March 3, 2002
"Until prime-time television rammed home the story, most Americans cared little about the genocide of the Jews. Now, writes Detlef Junker, the Holocaust belongs to Uncle Sam and his mission to save the world ... During the past 30 years the Holocaust has moved from the periphery to the centre of American culture. Foreign visitors encounter almost everywhere Holocaust-related products of research and education, as institutionalised in museums, memorials, research centres, universities and schools. In the process, however, the Shoah has been politicised, trivialised and commercialised. Above all, the Holocaust has become the centre of Jewish identity in the United States. In a poll published in 1999 by the American Jewish Committee, 98 per cent of American Jews said they consider the Holocaust to be an important or very important part of their identity, whereas only 15 per cent said that they observe Jewish religious obligations and traditions. The Holocaust has gained a totally new meaning in American society, due in large part to this shift in the self-perception of what, since 1945, has been in many ways America's most successful minority. It was predictable that the tension between the Americanisation of the Holocaust and its meaning to the identity of American Jews at some point would initiate a new wave of reflection and criticism. Exactly this reaction now seems to be developing among American intellectuals ... There are now more than 100 Holocaust museums and research centres throughout the US and a Holocaust monument in nearly every major US city, including New York, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Tampa Bay, Houston and Dallas. The trend seems to be growing. Americans seem to have in a sense taken trusteeship of one of the worst crimes many believe the worst crime in European history. The omnipresence of the Holocaust is evident in the coverage devoted to the subject in the two most politically influential US newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post. In 1996, for example, The New York Times published more than 500 Holocaust-related articles, The Washington Post more than 300. And the trend seems to be growing."

Gilbert Teacher: Fired for 'Jewishness?',
Arizona Republic, April 5, 2002
"Gilbert school officials say Michelle Moore interactions with staff have been problematic. But the Highland Junior High English teacher believes her contract is not being renewed because she spooned a little too much of her 'Jewishness' into the curriculum for the administration's liking. Four members of the district's governing board voted Thursday night for Moore's ouster at the end of the school year while one member abstained. Moore, 58, said she has yet to be provided with examples of non-compliance. School officials had no comment. She said she began to feel the heat while teaching a Holocaust unit. 'I think they (staff) felt, as I was told, I probably put too much of my Jewishness into it,'Moore said ... Moore said she plans to file a lawsuit against the district and may lodge a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission."

Berkeley Clash Seen as Glimpse of Future Strife,
[Jewish] Forward, April 12, 2002
"Bearing signs equating Israelis with Nazis and comparing Israel to South Africa under apartheid, hundreds of pro-Palestinian student activists wound their way through the University of California at Berkeley Tuesday. They all but drowned out a nearby Holocaust Remembrance Day observance and outnumbered pro-Israel counter-demonstrators by approximately three to one, observers said. By the end, 78 pro-Palestinian protesters were arrested for occupying a university building and disrupting academic activity, the chancellor's office said. Organized by a group called Students for Justice in Palestine, which seeks to link like-minded activists at universities nationwide, the protest was one of many held on campuses across the country Tuesday. Yet communal activists say the tenor of debate — or lack of debate — at Berkeley is a bellwether for spreading protests that are evolving far beyond legitimate criticism of the Israeli government and its policies into complete delegitimization of the Jewish state ... Since the outbreak of the intifada in September 2000, the northern California university has become a flashpoint for anti-Israel activism and even antisemitic attacks, creating what activists call one of the most heated political climates in decades."

Were There Jews in the Nazi Army?
Chronicle of Higher Education, May 3, 2002
"This month, the University Press of Kansas releases Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military, on which Mr. Rigg has been laboring since his sophomore year of college. Controversy has shadowed his work for years. Articles about Mr. Rigg's research in the London Daily Telegraph, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times in late 1996 and 1997 -- when he was just starting graduate school -- brought it exceptionally high visibility for such an embryonic dissertation. It also brought him into contact with the people who would form the core of his study: the several hundred soldiers of partly Jewish origin in the Nazi military who told him their extraordinary stories ... What surfaces in those papers, and in Mr. Rigg's in-depth interviews, is a glimpse into how the several thousand men of partial Jewish origin who served in Hitler's army saw themselves -- how they felt about their Germanness, their Jewishness, the war, the Holocaust, and their own participation therein. Mr. Rigg estimates that there were upwards of 100,000 such "Mischlinge" -- German for mixed-blood or half-breed -- as they were known in Nazi parlance, and possibly as many as 150,000, a calculation that some of his critics regard as wildly overblown ...The more he learned about these soldiers -- and how little-known their part in the war was -- the more passionately he began to feel that the chronicling of their history depended on him. 'If I didn't tell these stories,' he says, his voice rising with enthusiasm, "nobody would."

Germans Less Willing to Treat Israel with Kid Gloves
,, April 8, 2002
"It would appear that even in Germany, Israel's closest European friend, officials are no longer willing to trust everything Israel says ... All last week, Israel was able to follow in the press how its latest offensive has brought about a change of mood in Germany and how the old German reluctance to voice criticism of the Jewish state has melted away. Former Labor Minister Norbert Blüm, a Christian Democrat, set the ball rolling. In a letter to Israel's ambassador in Berlin, Shimon Stein, he described the current Israeli offensive as a "war of annihilation" -- a term Hitler used to describe Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union. When the letter was published on Tuesday, it seemed to open the floodgates. The next day, Karl Lamers, parliamentary foreign affairs spokesman for the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union, said that, as a "last resort," Europe must be prepared to respond to the violence in the Middle East with sanctions. Free Democratic Party Deputy Chairman Jürgen Möllemann confirmed his reputation as political maverick by going to the limit beyond which support for Palestinian terror begins. "I would resist, too, and use force to do so," he said, "not just in my own country but in the aggressor's country as well." And an Emnid poll followed on Friday showing that 73 percent of Germans thought "Israel's tough action against the Palestinians" was unjustified. Two things are unusual here. First, the kid-glove era of German relations with Israel seems to be over. Against the backdrop of Berlin, the new capital, the historical drama of German-Jewish relations is seen in a new light."  
Panhandle Students Get Realistic Holocaust Experience, (Tampa Bay, FL), May 1, 2002
"The children looked at the German sign 'Arbeit Macht Frei' - 'Work Makes One Free' - while strains of Wagner filled the air. 'You there, eyes down! No talking, or no food,' a teacher shouted Tuesday as sixth-grade students, all volunteers, silently ate dry bread and watery potato soup, washed down with diluted coffee, at a mock concentration camp soup kitchen. State law requires teaching children about the Nazi persecution of Jews and others during the Holocaust. The lunchtime activity is only one way that requirement is being met at Pryor Middle School in this Florida Panhandle. Teacher Sonnie Durrett, who serves on the Fort Walton Beach Holocaust Remembrance Committee, organized the lesson with help from some parents and another committee member, Bonnie London, of Temple Beth Shalom. Durrett wore a striped prisoner's uniform for added realism, but students playing the roles of Holocaust survivors had a hard time stifling nervous giggles. Food was taken away from those unable to stay in character. 'I think it is just so awesome that our kids are learning about this in this way,' said parent Robin Aldredge, who helped ladle soup. 'With what's going on in the world now, it's important for us to show them what hatred does, how people are treated just because they are different.' Her son Scott didn't like the soup - he called it 'nasty' - nor being yelled at, but he now has at least a small idea of how the prisoners felt. Krista Eubanks said she will never read another book or watch another movie about the Holocaust without identifying more closely with the characters. The Okaloosa County school district normally teaches the subject by studying such works as 'The Diary of Anne Frank' or through social studies and history classes. The soup kitchen activity was conducted here once several years ago and Durrett revived the idea. She is a leading figure in Holocaust education locally and has attended training seminars at Florida State University and the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C."

As Tolerance Museums Proliferate, French Tycoon To Fund One in Paris,
JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency), May 7, 2002
"A French multimedia mogul will spearhead a five-year project to build a European museum of tolerance in Paris, modeled largely on the Simon Wiesenthal Center´s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Jean-Marie Messier, the chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal announced plans for the Museum of Mutual Respect while accepting the Wiesenthal Center´s 2002 Humanitarian Award at its national tribute dinner May 2. The planned museum in Paris will be one of a growing number of tolerance museums planned around the world. At the same event, Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Wiesenthal Center, presented plans for a New York Tolerance Center. In a separate interview, he detailed progress on the projected tolerance museum in Jerusalem ... Messier said that "to be a Jew is to understand, deep in your bones and right through your heart, that intolerance is wrong. Absolutely wrong." Preceding Messier´s address, Hier showed plans for the Wiesenthal Center´s New York Tolerance Center, currently under construction in the old Daily News building at 42nd Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan. The New York center will serve a dual function. During the day, law enforcement officers and educators will participate in the four-day Tools for Tolerance program, which aims to sensitize "front-line professionals" to the problems of dealing with diverse ethnic and religious groups in a large city. In the evenings, the facility will be used as a leadership training center for young men and women active in the Jewish community ... New York´s state legislature, governor´s office and the federal government are providing some funding for the center. About 750,000 persons from 33 states have participated in the Tools for Tolerance training sessions in Los Angeles since its beginning six years ago, said Liebe Geft, director of the Museum of Tolerance. At the same time, plans are going ahead for a Wiesenthal Center-sponsored museum of tolerance in Jerusalem, with Frank Gehry as the architect. The center will bear the name Winnick Institute, in recognition of a $40 million pledge by Los Angeles business executive Gary Winnick toward the project, which will cost a total of $200 million, including an endowment. Hier said Messier had shown an interest in supporting the Jerusalem center."

OBITUARIES, Zvi Kolitz, 89; Produced Israel's First Film, Wrote Fictional Holocaust Story,
Los Angeles Times, October 9, 2002
"Zvi Kolitz, eclectic Jewish writer and producer who penned a fictional personal account of the Holocaust so moving that it was accepted as fact for many years, has died. He was 89. Kolitz died Sept. 29 of causes associated with aging in Manhattan, where he wrote a column for the Yiddish newspaper Algemeiner Journal for the last 32 years ... Kolitz was best known for a short story he wrote in 1946 for a Jewish newspaper in Buenos Aires titled 'Yosl Rakover Talks to God.' Based in Warsaw, the story's doomed title character challenges God in a final conversation about the Holocaust. For some two decades, the little story was considered an authentic first-person account by a Holocaust victim dated April 28, 1943, presumably found in a bottle in the charred ruins of the Warsaw ghetto. It was reprinted anonymously in numerous anthologies of Holocaust literature and even as a meditation in Jewish prayer books."

Holocaust survivors sue US government for heirlooms spirited out of Hungary on 'Gold Train',
Jerusalem Post, October 12, 2002
"Today, [Holocaust survivor Irene Mermelstein] wants to know what happened to the relics of her family's past. For the answer, she and a group of Hungarian Holocaust survivors are suing an unlikely defendant: the US government ... Ronald Zweig, who teaches history at Tel Aviv University, disputes the lawsuit's claims in his book, 'The Gold Train: The Destruction of the Jews and the Looting of Hungary.' 'I think they're suing the wrong government,' Zweig said. According to Zweig, the real treasure stolen from the Hungarian Jews was gold jewelry melted down and sent in trucks to Austria, where it was buried by Hungarian soldiers and discovered by French troops. Zweig, whose research influenced the commission, said it was eventually returned to the Hungarian government, by then Communist."

Holocaust memorial plan in Italy prompts an anti-Semitic diatribe,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, October 29, 2002
"Officials in northern Italy have condemned a far-right political party for protesting a drive to erect a Holocaust memorial in the city of Bolzano. In cooperation with the local Jewish community, local newspapers in the province of Alto Adige launched an effort last Friday to build a monument in Bolzano’s Jewish cemetery to honor Jews killed in a Nazi transit camp in the town. Alto Adige, also known as the South Tyrol, is a largely German-speaking province on the border with Austria. Thousands of South Tyroleans were enrolled in the German Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS or Nazi police units. The local Freiheitliche, or Freedom, Party, which is closely allied with Austrian right-wing extremist Jorg Haider, attacked the monument initiative in terms that mixed classic anti-Semitism with pro-Palestinian rhetoric. 'South Tyroleans have more important problems than continually listening to Jews,' party secretary Ulli Mair said over the weekend in a statement. 'One must stop attributing to new generations the sins of the past, in which always and only the Jews are represented as victims,' the statement said. 'Jews everywhere have positions of power, above all in the United States,' it added. 'But have they at least learned something from history? Or is it always others who must learn? It’s enough to see what’s happening in Palestine. For this, we are against South Tyroleans giving their money for a Jewish monument.'”

Holocaust uproar student apologises,
New Zealand Herald, October 31, 2002
"A German student at the centre of a controversial Holocaust denial case at Waikato University has apologised to the Jewish community and university staff. Hans-Joachim Kupka, who is in his early 50s, offered his apology from his home in Germany after reading about a report on the case released this month after a two-year investigation. Mr Kupka, who was a New Zealand citizen, left Waikato in June 2000 after allegations that he denied the Holocaust during internet chatroom debates. The chatroom comments were unrelated to Mr Kupka's doctoral thesis on the use of German in New Zealand, but academics feared he would contact Jewish migrants who survived the Holocaust - the systematic killing of Jews in the 1940s. The Jewish community considered this a clear breach of university cultural safety protocols."

Restitution Exec Was Probed on Spending Sher Resigned After Inquiry,
[Jewish] Forward, November 1, 2002
"The top American professional of an international Holocaust restitution commission was investigated for allegedly misappropriating commission funds for personal use before resigning last summer, according to sources and an internal document written by the commission's chairman. Neal Sher, former chief of staff in the Washington office of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, was investigated by the commission after admitting 'unauthorized reimbursements of his ICHEIC travel expenses,' the internal commission document states. The document was written by the chairman of the Holocaust commission, former secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger. Following the investigation, which was subjected to a 'review' by a former FBI chief, Judge William Webster, Sher resigned in June and paid 'full and immediate restitution,' the document states. A source with direct knowledge of the situation, as well as other sources close to the commission, verified the existence and content of the document. Although these allegations were made, the Forward has not established that they are true. Sher is widely admired for his groundbreaking work as the federal government's chief Nazi hunter during 11 years as director of the Office of Special Investigations of the U.S. Department of Justice. During that time he oversaw the denaturalization and deportation of dozens of onetime Nazi war criminals."

As NATO meeing approaches, light shines on handling of Jewish issues
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, November 4, 2002
"Later this month, seven nations will clear a crucial hurdle toward full membership in NATO. But as they embrace a military alliance that seemed unimaginable during the Soviet era, these nations — Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia — will remain under close scrutiny to ensure they follow through on promises regarding 'value issues,' including how they handle Jewish affairs ... During the past decade, Jewish leaders and the U.S. State Department have used NATO membership as leverage to encourage the aspirants to confront their Holocaust history. That includes politically sensitive issues like local collaboration with the Nazis, property restitution, Holocaust education and commemoration and the prosecution of war criminals ... In Hungary in particular, he said, leaders were surprised when politicians there reverted to nationalist themes in elections and tolerated anti-Semitic remarks by far-right leaders. Meanwhile, the seven latest aspirants have taken a number of steps in advance of the Prague Summit: • Estonia declared a national Holocaust Day in its public schools after two years of stalling; • Slovakia ended six years of negotiations by agreeing to establish a $19 million restitution fund for its Jewish community ... Eastern European leaders acknowledge the importance of Jewish issues, but decisions are largely unpopular with local populations, most of whom — due to Soviet propaganda — were never educated about their nations’ Holocaust history."

French encyclopedia ordered to remove offensive Holocaust passage,
Jerusalem Post, November 6, 2002
"A French court on Wednesday ordered the publishers of France's leading reference book to remove from its next edition a revisionist historian's claim that the figure of 6 million deaths during the Holocaust was grossly exaggerated. Five French Jewish groups had launched the legal action against the encylopedia-like reference guide, Quid, saying the passage violated a French law that makes it illegal to publish revisionist theories. The Jewish groups demanded that Quid publishers retract the 300,000 copies of its 2003 edition, which had already been sent to stores. Judge Marie-Therese Feydau refused to grant the request, but ordered the publishers to remove the offensive passage from its 2004 edition as well as from its Internet site ... In a section on World War II extermination camps, the book says that the official number of deaths at Auschwitz-Birkenau was 1.2 million. However, it adds that 'other figures have circulated,' and cites one by a revisionist historian, Robert Faurisson, who claims that 150,000 people died at the camp, of which 100,000 were Jews. The Quid, a single volume 2,000-paged reference guide, is known in France as the book that holds the answers to all questions."

War of words over 'Japan's Schindler.' US scholar sued for frank book about diplomat,
Guardian (UK), November 12, 2002
"It was intended as a tribute to human goodness: the moving biography of an altruistic Japanese diplomat who risked his life to save 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust. But a groundbreaking book about Chiune Sugihara is likely to expose the less noble side of human nature when its Jewish author is challenged in a Tokyo court by the family of his Japanese idol later this month. Hillel Levine, a professor of religion at Boston University, is being sued for allegedly besmirching the reputation of Sugihara, one of the few Japanese diplomats to have emerged from the second world war with his reputation enhanced in the west. The court case promises to be a remarkable event in Japan, where legal challenges for libel and defamation are extremely rare. Sugihara is often referred to as 'the Japanese Schindler' because, like the German industrialist Oskar Schindler, he helped to rescue thousands of Jews from Nazi death camps and Soviet gulags ... Prof Levine's work - In Search of Sugihara - paints a more complex picture. Instead of a heroic individual putting his conscience before his country, he describes Sugihara as a spy who may have issued the visas on government orders. It also relates anecdotes about Sugihara visiting a brothel and using his impressive capacity for alcohol to win over Soviet commissars. He also reveals the existence of a Russian woman who married and divorced the diplomat in his youth ... 'My mother became ill after reading this book,' says Michi Sugihara, the daughter of Chiune and Yukiko. 'It is full of mistakes and exaggerations, distorts the image of my father, and damages our family's reputation' ... They also claim that Prof Levine has made more than 300 factual mistakes and fabricated interviews with Sugihara's two wives."


[The State New Jersey's school indoctrination program]

Washington Holocaust exemption bill sent to president,
Boston Globe, November 21, 2002
"Congress sent a bill to President Bush yesterday making permanent a tax exemption on restitution payments received by Holocaust survivors and their families. There are more than 100,000 people in the United States who will benefit from the legislation."

The one serious subject Hollywood doesn't avoid More than 170 films about the Holocaust have been made since 1989. Six more are out this fall,
Christian Science Monitor, November 22, 2002
"At a time when fantasies, comedies, and frivolous fare dominate the movie marketplace, films on serious subjects often seem like an endangered cultural species. Yet one utterly serious event - arguably the gravest of the past century - retains strong relevance for filmmakers and audiences. This is the Holocaust, with the evidence it contained of a bestial inhumanity lurking at the heart of contemporary life. One sign of ongoing interest in Holocaust films is the arrival of four new movies on the subject in American theaters during the next two months: 1The Pianist' and 'Amen' dramatize true experiences; 'Max' is historical fiction; and 'Blind Spot - Hitler's Secretary' is a documentary. Another sign is the publication of Annette Insdorf's definitive book 'Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust' in a new edition next month. The author discusses no fewer than 170 films that have been made or rediscovered since the last edition in 1989. 'I could have devoted a whole new book to the recent titles alone," said Ms. Insdorf in a recent interview ... Hollywood began tackling the subject in earnest with Stanley Kramer's epic 'Judgment at Nuremberg' in 1961, and Steven Spielberg renewed its impact for a new generation with 'Schindler's List' in 1993, earning his first Oscar for best director. Filmmakers have taken on Holocaust themes for many reasons, including personal ties to the subject or a wish to explore their own Jewish roots ... 'Movies made during or just after the war often show a belief in interfaith solidarity,' she observes. By contrast, Holocaust movies of the '50s and '60s usually focus 'on Jewish victims and Nazi villains, establishing basic facts of deportation and extermination.' Later releases like 'Schindler's List' tend to concentrate on 'resistance and rescue,' in Insdorf's words."

Torrance Fire Tied to JDL Member. Courts: Man allegedly boasted of firebombing the "Holocaust deniers" bookstore,
By Matt Krasnowski / Copley News Service, Daily Breeze (Torrance, California) November 27, 2002
" A Jewish Defense League member claimed credit in a taped conversation for firebombing a 'Nazi bookstore' that law enforcement sources contend is the 1984 arson fire that destroyed the Torrance office of a group that claims the Holocaust was a hoax. Prosecutors alleged in court Monday that during their investigation of JDL member Earl Krugel he claimed credit for a firebombing of a bookstore. They refused to discuss the bookstore allegation beyond what was in the paperwork. But a law enforcement source familiar with the probe said investigators strongly believe Krugel is referring to the July 4, 1984, firebombing of the Torrance office of the Institute for Historical Review, which was a lightning rod for controversy during the early 1980s. The fire at the group's Noontide Press, 2539 W. 237th St., was believed to be started by a Molotov cocktail or by someone dousing the building with gasoline and igniting it, police said at the time. The fire caused $300,000 to $400,000 damage. Krugel is currently in custody and was arrested last year along with late JDL chairman Irv Rubin on charges of plotting to bomb a Culver City mosque and an office of Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista ... According to court papers, the informant asked Krugel about the biggest bombing he has 'ever seen, done' and asks if the JDL bombed offices of the Anti-Defamation League. 'Nobody hit the ADL although they deserve it richly,' Krugel reportedly said. 'Uh, no it was on the uh, bookstore... that Nazi bookstore... the Holocaust deniers.' 'I remember you telling me something about that," the informant replies. 'That was beautiful, man,' Krugel said. 'I did it. It was better than I expected.' Krugel also notes that authorities never linked the arson fire to the JDL."

'The Conquerors': Deciding Germany's Fate,
New York Times, December 1, 2002
"W hen the battered German armies trapped in Stalingrad finally surrendered in January 1943, it became clear that the Allies -- Russia, Britain and America -- were certain to win World War II. But then what? ... The son of a rich businessman, [Henry] Morgenthau fled the world of commerce for life as a gentleman farmer in upstate New York, where one of his neighbors was the future president. They became friends, Morgenthau worked hard in Roosevelt's political campaigns, and in 1933 Roosevelt surprised the world by naming him to run the Treasury Department. Morgenthau was the only Jew in Roosevelt's cabinet ... Failing to halt or even slow the [Nazi] horror, he determined to ensure it would never happen again, and that, in his view, meant ending Germany's power to make war once and for all. To aides he described a Germany stripped of its industry as something like the used-up areas of Nevada deserts where only ghost towns, rusting machinery and abandoned mines remain. Morgenthau's plan was vigorously opposed by the patrician secretary of war, Henry L. Stimson, and his wartime aide John J. McCloy, who both thought a principal cause of the war was the vindictive Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I  ... To Morgenthau [President Franklin D. Roosevelt] cited an intelligence report that warned that Europe might starve if it could no longer buy German-made farm machinery. Morgenthau's response: ''In the words of your son Johnny, 'So what?' ''

Kids collect coins in memory of young Holocaust victims,
Norwich Bulletin, December 2, 2002
[Note: Why does collecting money, money, money in honor of this seem pretty appropriate?]
"The Beth Jacob Synagogue School plans to count the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust one penny at a time. In an effort known as the 'penny project,' the school hopes to collect 1.5 million pennies in time for the annual Southeastern Connecticut Community Holocaust Remembrance program in April. If successful, the money would go toward construction of a memorial sculpture at a local site to be determined to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nazi campaign that killed some six million European Jews. The school kicked off the effort during a brief ceremony at the synagogue Sunday. Students in grades one through seven made personal donations by pouring pennies into an empty 10-gallon fish tank. It is estimated that four such tanks will have to be filled to meet the goal' ... 'We're going beyond the synagogue, because we think this is something that we hope other people outside the Jewish community will be interested in,' Atkins said. Mayor Arthur Lathrop and his wife attended the ceremony and emptied penny rolls into the tank."

Book review of: Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke's Louisiana, by Lawrence N. Powell, (review from Booklist),
"When Anne Skorecki Levy, a Polish Holocaust survivor, walked into a Holocaust exhibition in the Louisiana state capitol building in June 1989 and saw David Duke--former Klansman, neo-Nazi, Holocaust revisionist, and recently-elected state legislator--she became enraged enough to confront him, thus launching a grassroots movement that crushed Duke's political career. Now historian Powell presents the Skorecki family's harrowing story in its entirety."

A Nazi by any other name,
by Akiva Eldar, Ha'aretz (Israel), April 4, 2002
"The Israeli liberal left was quick to join the chorus of protests against Nobel Literature laureate Jose Saramago for drawing a comparison between the situation in Ramallah and the Auschwitz death camp. Gentiles who liken Jews to Nazis or to collaborators with the Nazis are denounced - justly so - as anti-Semites. Some even wrote that Saramago had made Israelis fair play for assailants with his comments. On the other hand, Israeli left-wing liberals find nothing wrong with co-signing a 'covenant' with a Jew like Brigadier General (res.) Effi Eitam, who called the Palestinians a 'cancer in the body of the nation.' The fact that the Nazis were especially fond of this metaphor is probably not lost on the general. By the same token, the women members of "Kapowatch" - the response of the rightist Women in Green to "Machsomwatch," which was set up to observe the behavior of Israeli soldiers at checkpoints in the West Bank - know what a "kapo" is. The kapos were Jews who acted as police for the Nazis in the death camps (although in the end most of them were also murdered) ... If KapoWatch members don't understand they are emulating Samarago, they would do well to have a look at a book by former Knesset Speaker Dov Shilansky, 'In a Jewish Jail: From the Diary of a Political Prisoner.' On page 18 Shilansky, who was a member of the National Military Organization (Irgun, led by Menachem Begin) and afterward a Herut and Likud MK, writes about the Jewish collaborators: 'Everyone murdered, including the Jews in the service of the Germans, and nearly every Jew who wore a ribbon of a deputy Kapo on his hand murdered, with only a few exceptions.' In his book "The Seventh Million" Tom Segev reports how Holocaust survivors lynched former Kapos. On January 9, 1946, the daily Hatzofeh, the organ of the religious Zionist movement, called on the authorized institutions "to liquidate these people." Jews, it seems, are allowed everything. That includes the liberty of likening Jews to Israel's worst enemies, while at the same time whining about those who liken Jews to Israel's worst enemies. They can foment a disturbance against the playing of Wagner as an encore to those in the audience who want to stay and hear it. They can also shrug off as a 'technical mistake' an [Israeli] army officer's order to write numbers on the arms of Palestinian prisoners."

A museum of tolerance in a city of fanatics,
by Meron Benvinisti, Ha'aretz (Israel), December 5, 2002
"Only in the holy city of Jerusalem are white elephants tempted to believe they have found their heaven. No matter where they come from, when someone decides to bring them to Jerusalem, the elephants first prosper, stuffed with all the hollow slogans of provincial kitsch, ignorance, and greed that blossom in the holy ground. But sadly, the life span of the white elephants is very short, because the struggle for survival is cruel and ruthless and their importers are interested in the profits resulting from bringing them to the city, not in the fate of the beasts after they've arrived ... Occasionally, when there comes an elephant newer and bigger than the previous, people rub their eyes and are certain nothing more monstrous can come along, but sure enough, an even more grotesque creation shows up, as if it was an iron law of nature: Welcome the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance as designed by Frank Gehry. It is difficult to imagine a project so hallucinatory, so irrelevant, so foreign, so megalomaniac, as the Museum of Tolerance. The mere attempt to stick the term tolerance to a building so intolerant to its surroundings is ridiculous. Others have already referred to the extravagant arrogance expressed in the geometric forms that can't be any more dissonant to the environment in which it is planned to put this alien object. There's no need to waste words on the absurdity of a Museum of Tolerance planted on part of an ancient Muslim cemetery, some of which has long since been turned into a parking lot, and will now be topped by spaces in which people are meant to learn about tolerance, mutual respect and religious coexistence ... Fanatic, brutal Jerusalem, saturated with the ambition to gain exclusive possession over it, will take pride in a site that preaches equality between communities and the brotherhood of nations, and from its rooftops will be seen the homes of Palestinians, whose struggle for freedom is always defined as 'terror.' Neither the project's initiators nor its financial backers deserve the criticism, which should be reserved for the local authorities that allowed this white elephant into the city ... The marginal readiness of Diaspora Jews to be superficially involved, from a safe distance, is exploited by an entire industry of schnorrers and 'funds,' run by various government agencies and institutional interests for the sake of being in motion, without any serious look at the goals or the aesthetic and environmental implications ... The absurdity of the Museum of Tolerance and the danger that this white elephant might actually rise, are so tangible that this time apathy cannot be allowed to take over. There have been successful campaigns waged against destructive projects in Jerusalem and there's no reason why a well-planned campaign won't succeed in this case. The Museum of Tolerance project must be eradicated without any tolerance."

[An older article below, highlighting further context for the one above]
Museum will focus on civility, tolerance,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
"Unlike its prototype in Los Angeles, a planned museum of tolerance in Jerusalem will not deal with the Holocaust, says the founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Instead, the museum's focus will be on promoting civility and tolerance among Jews and between Jews and non-Jews, including Arabs, said Rabbi Marvin Hier. As a result, the museum will not compete with Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Hier made his comments before plans for the creation of the museum, a $120 million project, were unveiled last week in Los Angeles, where the center is located. Architect Frank Gehry will design the museum and conference center, which will rise on a three-acre site at the foot of Jerusalem's Mount Scopus, home to the Hebrew University ... [California Jewish mogul] Gary Winnick, a 51-year-old Los Angeles business executive who made his fortune in fiber optics [and whose company collapsed in scandal in 2002], is donating $40 million toward the Jerusalem museum, which will bear the name Winnick Institute, Hier said .. [A proposed design included] seven modules, roughly arranged in a semi-circle, that will house a great hall, conference center, library, restaurant, classrooms, and the tolerance museum as the centerpiece. Gehry, who is 71, described his first Israeli assignment as 'a very moving and tough project" that had already reconnected him with his Jewish upbringing. Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert said that his vision for the eternal city was a mosaic or symphony of diverse parts and voices. 'I'm certain that the museum will be an important ingredient in laying the foundation for that kind of tolerance in the capital of Israel,' Olmert said."

Ex-FSIN chief praises Hitler in speech
The StarPhoenix, December 14, 2002
[Note: the StarPhoenix is owned by Jewish/Zionist activist media mogul Izzy Asper; this article is also highlighted here, in his paper, the Leader-Post, in Regina, Saskatchewan, which Asper also owns]
"A respected Saskatchewan Indian leader said Friday Hitler did the right thing when he 'fried' six million Jews during the Second World War. In comments one local Jewish leader described as unfortunate, David Ahenakew, a senator with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), a former chief of the organization and a former chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), said in an interview Friday the Nazi leader was trying to clean up the world during the war. 'The Jews damn near owned all of Germany prior to the war,' Ahenakew said. 'That's how Hitler came in. He was going to make damn sure that the Jews didn't take over Germany or Europe. That's why he fried six million of those guys, you know. Jews would have owned the goddamned world. And look what they're doing. They're killing people in Arab countries' ... When asked how he could justify the Holocaust, Ahenakew said: 'How do you get rid of a disease like that, that's going to take over, that's going to dominate?" Ahenakew said when he served in Egypt in 1964. he saw Jews kill people. When asked for details, he said mines planted by the Israeli army killed civilians. 'All I know is what the Germans told me. Of course, I believe them. I saw the Jews kill people in Egypt when I was there. The Palestinians, Arabs. I saw them (Israel) f---ing dominate everything ... I don't support Hitler. But he cleaned up a hell of a lot of things, didn't he? You would be owned by the Jews right now the world over. Look, a small, little country (Israel) like that and everyone supports them. Who the hell owns many of the banks in the states, many of the corporations? Look at here in Canada. Izzy Asper (chair of CanWest Global, the owner of The StarPhoenix). He controls the media. What the hell does that tell you? That's power. That's f---ing power.' Ahenakew, who was FSIN chief from 1968-78 and AFN chief from 1982-85, grew impatient when told non-Jews own media companies, as well. 'The hell with the Jews. I can't stand them. And that's it. I don't want to talk about them.'"

International crew included Israel's first astronaut,
Mercury News (, February 1, 2003
"Israel's first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, gave his compatriots something to cheer about when he blasted off last month on the space shuttle Columbia. The evident tragedy just minutes before landing Saturday brought back a familiar sense of dread ... Ramon, 48, is an air force colonel and the son of a Holocaust survivor. His air force career included bombing an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981. The Israeli media carried live broadcasts of the liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the story was on the front-page of every newspaper."

[Here was the opportunity for more media attention on the Holocaust and Israel from Outer Space. The space shuttle has since blown up, all are lost, and The Drudge Report reports that debris is scattered around Palestine, Texas. Is this a bizarre omen about the bad karma surrounding American destiny down the Israeli road? Are we going to hear soon fake evidence that Saddam is to blame?]
Israeli Astronaut Brought Joy to Troubled Nation,
Fox News, Saturday, February 01, 2003
"Israel's first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, gave his compatriots something to cheer about when he blasted off last month on the space shuttle Columbia. The evident tragedy just minutes before landing Saturday brought back a familiar sense of dread. 'The government of Israel and the people of Israel are praying together with the entire world for the safety of the astronauts on the shuttle Columbia,' Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office said in a statement ... Ramon, 48, is an air force colonel and the son of a Holocaust survivor. His air force career included bombing an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981. The Israeli media carried live broadcasts of the liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the story was on the front-page of every newspaper ... Some of the enthusiasm likely comes from the fact that Ramon is one of the country's top air force pilots, considered among the nation's military and professional elite. There's even a popular new television drama about the air force called 'Wings.' Ramon has logged thousands of hours of flight time and was part of the first Israeli squad to pilot American-made F-16 fighter jets in 1980. He fought in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and in the 1982 war in Lebanon. Ramon was one of the fighter pilots who destroyed an unfinished nuclear reactor in Iraq in 1981, a senior Israeli government official said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity ... Ramon, whose mother and grandmother survived the Auschwitz death camp, honored those who endured the Holocaust. He carried a small pencil drawing titled 'Moon Landscape' by Peter Ginz, a 14-year-old Jewish boy killed at Auschwitz. He also packed a credit-card sized microfiche of the Bible given him by Israeli President Moshe Katsav and some mezuzas -- small cases that are hung on door frames of Jewish homes and contain inscriptions from the Bible."

Recurrent theme of "6 million" suffering Jews, pre-Holocaust:

The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!,
by Martin H. Glynn (Former Governor of the State of N.Y.)
The American Hebrew, October 31, 1919, page 582,, Noontide Press
"From across the sea six million men and women call to us for help, and eight hundred thousand little children cry for bread. These children, these men and women are our fellow-members of the human family, with the same claim on life as we, the same susceptibility to the winter's cold, the same propensity to death before the fangs of hunger. Within them reside the illimitable possibilities for the advancement of the human race as naturally would reside in six million human beings. We may not be their keepers but we ought to be their helpers. In the face of death, in the throes of starvation there is no place for mental distinctions of creed, no place for physical differentiations of race. In this catastrophe, when six million human beings are being whirled toward the grave by a cruel and relentless fate, only the most idealistic promptings of human nature should sway the heart and move the hand. Six million men and women are dying from lack of the necessaries of life; eight hundred thousand children cry for bread. And this fate is upon them through no fault of their own, through no transgression of the laws of God or man; but through the awful tyranny of war and a bigoted lust for Jewish blood."

Encyclopedia Brittanica, 11th edition, 1911
[Note the transcriptons in the online version are very grammatically flawed]
"Though anti-Semitism has been unmasked and discredited, it is to be feared that its history is not yet at an end. While there remain in Russia and Rumania over six millions of Jews who being systematically degraded, and who periodically overflow western frontiers, there must continue to be a Jewish question in Europe; and while there are weak governments, and ignorant superstitious elements in the enfranchized classes of the countries affected, that question will seek to play a part in politics."
[From an online correspondent: "If you check the Encyclopaedia Britannica 10th Edition (1902) you will find an article 'Anti-Semitism' and you have the 6 million there! Volume 25 page 482 last paragraph on the left hand column"]

The Original Six Million The Six Million Jews Who Starved To Death During World War I ,, November 25, 2002
"Never heard of them? That's because it never really happened. Here are some stories printed in the New York Times claiming that World War I resulted in the starvation of six million (five million in some stories) Eastern European Jews, who, while starving, had an infant mortality rate of  'nearly 100%'. As is mentioned as an aside a bit later on, nearly all the money raised by these big capitalists like Jacob Schiff and these media barons like William Fox went to 'Soviet Russia'. This is presented to show that Judaism has been engaged in a perpetual pity party since before they had any reason to be pitied. While the first artiles we present are from 1926, a bit further down there are articles from 1920. Note that the same five to six million people who were starving and dying in the streets in 1920 had not diminished at all by the time they were still alleged to be starving six years later, nor had their starvation been abridged. This confidence scam was the Jewish community's prep for the 'Holocaust' scam, and demonstrates how organized Judaism has just been one confidence scam after another played over and over against across the decades."

The Holocaust Industry,
By Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein, Published by Verso, New York and London
"Note: One of the most controversial books in decades, 'The Holocaust Industry', continues to cause anger and consternation among readers in Europe and America. The following are a sampling of quotes from Professor Finkelstein's (City University of New York) book:
'The Holocaust' is an ideological representation of the Nazi holocaust. Like most ideologies, it bears a connection, if tenuous, with reality. The Holocaust is not an arbitrary, but rather an internally coherent construct. Its central dogmas sustain significant political and class interests. Indeed, The Holocaust has proven to be an indispensable ideological weapon. Through its deployment, one of the world's most formidable military powers, with a horrendous human rights record, has cast itself as a 'victim' state, and the most successful ethnic group in the United States has likewise acquired victim status. Considerable benefits accrue to this specious victimhood - in particular, immunity to criticism, however justified. " (Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry published by Verso, London and New York (2000) (p 3)).
Some further quotes: 'In an authoritative study, Leonard Dinnerstein reported: Sixty thousand Jews.. walked out of the concentration camps. Within a week more than 20,000 of them had died." But 'As it entered into negotiations with Germany [just two years ago, in 1999], the Holocaust industry demanded compensation for 135,000 still living former (camp inmates)."
On page 83 he notes that "The Israeli Prime Minister's office recently put the number of 'living Holocaust survivors' at nearly a million.'
On page 127, he further notes 'If 135,000 former Jewish slave laborers are still alive today, some 600,000 must have survived the war. That's at least a half-million more than standard estimates... If Jews only constituted 20% of the surviving camp population and, as the Holocaust industry implies, 600,000 Jewish inmates survived the war, then fully 3 million inmates in total must have survived. By the Holocaust industry's reckoning, concentration camp conditions couldn't have been that harsh at all; in fact, one must suppose a remarkably high fertility and remarkably low mortality rate... If, as the Holocaust industry suggests, many hundreds of thousands of Jews survived, the Final Solution couldn't have been so efficient after all - exactly what Holocaust deniers argue.' (pp127-8).
"Both my father and my mother were survivors of the Warsaw ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps.. One of my father's lifelong friends was a former inmate with him in Auschwitz, a seemingly incorruptible left-wing idealist who on principle refused German compensation after the war. Eventually, he became a director of the Israeli Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem. Reluctantly, and with genuine disappointment, my father finally admitted that even this man had been corrupted by the Holocaust industry, tailoring his beliefs for power and profit. As the rendering of the Holocaust assumed ever more absurd forms, my mother liked to quote (with intentional irony) Henry Ford: 'History is bunk.' (ibid. p7).
'The Holocaust proved to be the perfect weapon for deflecting criticism of Israel (ibid p30).'
'Much of the literature on Hitler's Final Solution is worthless as scholarship. Indeed, the field of Holocaust studies is replete with nonsense, if not sheer fraud.' (p 55). 'Given the nonsense that is turned out daily by the Holocaust industry, the wonder is that there are so few skeptics.' (p 68).
'Annual Days of Remembrance of the Holocaust are a national event. All 50 states sponsor commemorations, often in state legislative chambers.. Seven major Holocaust museums dot the American landscape. The centerpiece of this memorialization is the United States Holocaust museum in Washington.. (This) museum's annual budget is $50 million, of which $30 million is (taxpayer) federally-subsidized.' (p72).
(This is in spite of the fact that, as he points out on page 32, per capita Jewish income in the US is almost double that of non-Jews).
'With a re-election campaign looming, Jimmy Carter initiated the (US Holocaust Museum) project to placate Jewish contributors and voters, galled by the president's recognition of the "legitimate rights" of Palestinians." (p 73).
And: 'The Holocaust may yet turn out to be the "greatest robbery in the history of mankind"... The Holocaust industry has clearly gone berserk.' (p 138-9).

[You mean the Germans were human?]
In Their Side of World War II, the Germans Also Suffered,
by Peter Schneider, New York Times, January 18, 2003
"Only in the past three years or so have German writers and historians begun to tackle a topic previously taboo: the sufferings of the German civilian population in the last years of World War II. (The Sebald essay, which was excerpted in The New Yorker in November, is being published by Random House in the United States next month under the title 'On the Natural History of Destruction.') At least one reason for the almost complete avoidance of this topic would appear to be self-evident: the critical authors of postwar Germany considered it a moral and aesthetic impossibility to describe the Germans, the nation responsible for the world war, as being among the victims of that war. But there have suddenly been several attempts to throw new light not only on the 'taboo topic,' but also on the reasons for the taboo ... More recently the military historian Jörg Friedrich published a lengthy study titled 'The Fire' ('Der Brand'), which in the space of a few weeks became a best seller. Mr. Friedrich's book chronicles the effects of the carpet-bombing of German cities with the painstaking accuracy of a historian and the eloquence of a novelist. He does not hesitate to declare that the 'strategic bombing' of German cities, which cost about half a million civilian lives, did not bring the Allied victory over Nazism recognizably closer and was morally unjustifiable. The book, which has touched off major controversies in both Germany and Britain, poses the question whether a war crime is legitimate if it is a response to a fascist aggressor who first set the logic of war crimes in motion. These books were soon followed in Germany by television documentaries and newspaper series that disclosed other aspects of the same topic, like the fate of the 15 million Germans who were expelled from the former eastern territories in Czechoslovakia and Poland, millions of whom died or were killed. Faced with this extraordinary media attention, one cannot help but feel that this is a case of delayed collective recall. The Germans, after a lapse of over 50 years, seem to be recollecting a devastating experience that had left little trace in the written chronicles of the nation. After all, do we not, the children and grandchildren, still behave at times as though we were traumatized? ... Here, for example, are the consequences of Operation Gomorrah, the raids on Hamburg in midsummer 1943 whose aim was to inflict 'maximum destruction on the city and reduce it to ashes': 'Horribly disfigured corpses lay everywhere. Bluish little phosphorous flames still flickered around many of them; others had been roasted brown or purple and reduced to a third of their normal size. They lay doubled up in the pools of their own melted fat, which had sometimes already congealed. . . . Why did we screen out the sufferings of the civilian population from our version of history for so long?"

[Perhaps yet another Holocaust museum, this one on the moon? Potential for reparations in Outer Space somewhere?]
Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon will carry Holocaust art into space,
Ha'aretz (Israel), from Reuters, January 12, 2003
"When Israel's first astronaut, Col. Ilan Ramon, lifts off for space aboard the U.S. space shuttle Columbia on Thursday, he will carry a pencil sketch of Earth, as seen from the moon, drawn by a 14-year old boy who died in the Holocaust. Ramon, whose mother survived Auschwitz, the same Nazi concentration camp where the young artist, Petr Ginz of Prague, was killed in 1944, sees his flight as the fulfillment of many people's dreams. 'I know my flight is very symbolic for the people of Israel, especially the survivors, the Holocaust survivors,' said Ramon. 'Because I was born in Israel, many people will see this as a dream that is come true' ... Although he is not religious, he asked to take the first Kosher food into space."

[Apparently this depth of Jewish obsession isn't a joke.]
Cease & desist letter - ADL,, April 2000

"Because this picture reminds certain Jews of the Holocaust, they are demanding that we remove it. Suddenly anything that reminds Jews of the Holocaust, even things that have nothing to do with it, verboten? A high percentage of our staff is Jewish. After all is part of the media conspiracy that Marlon Brando was kind enough to inform us about."

Now, the German public sees itself as the victim of the Holocaust,
Ha'aretz (Israel), January 30, 2003
"It is not difficult to understand the desire of the younger German generation to remind the world that the generation of their parents and grandparents also suffered millions of civilian victims and millions of destroyed homes. The need to draw a clear line that would separate the human suffering of the Germans from their collective guilt may be one of the subjects that will occupy German historiography of the early 21st century. The Jewish people must also find a way to preserve the unique nature of the Holocaust, and at the same time to accept the fact that history always brings with it a change in perspective. The Germans themselves are aware of the change. Today it is permitted to say things that could not have been stated in public in the second half of the past century ... The distinguished German historian Jorg Friedrich focused in his book, 'The Fire: Germany in the Bombing War 1940-1945,' on the activities of the 'Bomber Headquarters' of General Arthur Harris of the British air force. Professor Friedrich notes that over half a million German citizens, including 80,000 children, were killed in the bombings on German cities."

Call for Holocaust Day to discourage racism,
Kathimerini (Greece), February 2003
"Thessaloniki Jews yesterday called on the government to declare a national day of remembrance for the World War II deportation and massacre of the city’s Jewish population by German forces, following a weekend act of vandalism on a monument to Holocaust victims."

Study: It's Easy to Plant False Memories,
World Scientist (from The Associated Press), Sun 16 February 16, 2003
"Remember that wonderful day when Bugs Bunny hugged you at Disneyland? A study presented Sunday shows just how easy it can be to induce false memories in the minds of some people. More than a third of subjects in the study recalled that theme-park moment - impossible because Bugs is not a Disney character - after a researcher planted the false memory. Other research, of people who believed they were abducted by space aliens, shows that even false memories can be as intensely felt as those of real-life victims of war and other violence. The research demonstrates that police interrogators and people investigating sexual-abuse allegations must be careful not to plant suggestions into their subjects, said University of California-Irvine psychologist Elizabeth Loftus. She presented preliminary results of recent false memory experiments Sunday at the national meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Loftus said some people may be so suggestible that they could be convinced they were responsible for crimes they didn't commit. In interviews, `much of what goes on - unwittingly - is contamination,'' she said. The news media's power of suggestion also can leave a false impression, Loftus said. `During the Washington sniper attacks, everyone reported seeing a white van,'' she said. `'Where did it come from? The whole country was seeing white vans.'' A key, researchers said, is to add elements of touch, taste, sound and smell to the story. In the Bugs Bunny study, Loftus talked with subjects about their childhoods and asked not only whether they saw someone dressed up as the character, but also whether they hugged his furry body and stroked his velvety ears. In subsequent interviews, 36 percent of the subjects recalled the cartoon rabbit." [Elizabeth Loftus is Jewish, and here's deeper context to her scientism, rationalism, and her own emotional loyalty.]

[Why is Hitler the historical foundation to the modern educational socialization process? Because of the vast social engineering process of Judeocentrism: the Holocaustization of Western culture, wherein Hitler was the greatest modern enemy of the Jews. In America, how many school kids can declare two things about the historical context to the "Holocaust": World War II.]
'Hitlerisation' is damaging pupils' historical knowledge,
Independent (UK), February 17 February 2003
"History lessons for secondary pupils are now dominated by the study of Adolf Hitler and the Second World War, the Government's school inspectors have found. A report by Ofsted, the school inspection body, warned that the 'Hitlerisation' of courses threatened to damage understanding of history, and could result in pupils leaving school ignorant of key events. Of all the history lessons monitored during the last school year, more lessons focussed on Hitler's Germany than on any other topic. Although the study of Hitler was 'properly treated' in secondary school lessons for the youngest pupils, the danger for older children was that they are forced to repeat the topic at latter stages of their education. The inspectors' warning echoes the concerns of eminent historians and the Prince of Wales who recently called for the 'narrow and fragmented' school syllabus to be abandoned."


(Tens of millions of people were killed by Soviet Union communism. The Jewish dimension in the communist elite was great, including extraordinary prominence in the early terrorist communist secret police: the "Cheka." Information about Jewish influence in the hierarchy of this mass murder system is here).

Lethal Politics, by R.J. Rummel, University of Hawaii
"Probably 61,911,000 people, 54,769,000 of them citizens, have been murdered by the Communist Party--the government--of the Soviet Union. This is about 178 people for each letter, comma, period, digit, and other characters in this book. Old and young, healthy and sick, men and women, and even infants and infirm, were killed in cold-blood. They were not combatants in civil war or rebellions, they were not criminals. Indeed, nearly all were guilty of ... nothing. Some were from the wrong class--bourgeoisie, land owners, aristocrats, kulaks. Some were from the wrong nation or race-- Ukrainians, Black Sea Greeks, Kalmyks, Volga Germans. Some were from the wrong political faction--Trotskyites, Mensheviks, Social Revolutionaries. Or some were just their sons and daughters, wives and husbands, or mothers and fathers. And some were those occupied by the Red Army--Balts, Germans, Poles, Hungarians, Rumanians. Then some were simply in the way of social progress, like the mass of peasants or religious believers. Or some were eliminated because of their potential opposition, such as writers, teachers, churchmen; or the military high command; or even high and low Communist Party members themselves. In fact, we have witnessed in the Soviet Union a true egalitarian social cleansing and flushing: no group or class escaped, for everyone and anyone could have had counter-revolutionary ancestors, class lineage, counter-revolutionary ideas or thought, or be susceptible to them. And thus, almost anyone was arrested, interrogated, tortured, and after a forced confession of a plot to blow up the Kremlin, or some such, shot or sentenced to the dry guillotine--slow death by exposure, malnutrition, and overwork in a forced labor camp. Part of this mass killing was genocide, as in the wholesale murder of hundreds of thousands of Don Cossacks in 1919, the intentional starving of about 5,000,000 Ukrainian peasants to death in 1932-33, or the deportation to mass death of 50,000 to 60,000 Estonians in 1949. Part was mass murder, as of the wholesale extermination of perhaps 6,500,000 "kulaks" (in effect, the better off peasants and those resisting collectivization) from 1930 to 1937, the execution of perhaps a million Party members in the Great Terror of 1937-38,5 and the massacre of all Trotskyites in the forced labor camps.6 And part of the killing was so random and idiosyncratic that journalists and social scientists have no concept for it, as in hundreds of thousands of people being executed according to preset, government, quotas."

UWC President Responds to Anti-Ukrainian Article,
August 7, 2002, The New Pathway (Ukrainian newspaper; Toronto) p. 7
"On Sunday July 14, 2002 the well known 'The New York Times' magazine carried an article by Daniel Mendelson, a Jewish writer, in which he portrays his attempts to discover what happened to his uncle in Ukraine during World War II. Although several times he refers to the people he met in Ukraine as being plesant, what resonates throughout the articles are words fixed in his memory, 'the Ukrainians were the worst'. At one point he writes that '...after the Soviets took over that part of Galicia in 1939 -- there Jews there had two years of relative security thanks to the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact...' Askold Lozynsky, President of the Ukrainian World Congress responded to this article in a letter to the magazine dated July 16, 2002 briefly describing Jewish-Ukrainian relations during that time. 'The Soviet occupation of Western Ukraine in 1939 brought the arrests and internments of tens of thousands of Ukrainians accused of patriotic activity. When the Soviets were forced to retreat from the Nazis in June 1941, they slaughtered their prisoners. This was accomplished with the assistance of local Communists, primarily of Jewish ethnicity. Unfortunately, this slaughter was not an aberration of Soviet activity in Ukraine or Jewish complicity. Earlier in 1932-33 the Soviets murdered some 7 million Ukrainian men, women and children through a strategically planned forced famine-genocide. The man entrusted by Joseph Stalin to carry out this crime was a Jew, Lazar Kaganovich.' Norman Davies, the renowned British historian has concluded that no nation lost more people in the 20th century than the Ukrainians. To a large degree this was a result of both Communist and Nazi activity in Ukraine. The Russians and the Germans were savage. But the Jews were the worst. They betrayed their neighbors and did it with such zeal!"

Who chooses the righteous gentiles? Court enters row about non-Jews honoured for Holocaust heroism,
Guardian (UK), November 14, 2002
"The Avenue of the Righteous records 19,141 names of gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews from Hitler's murderers ... But this week the Israeli courts waded into the process of selecting who to include on the list of righteous gentiles at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem amid a campaign to add two Germans - one of them a convicted war criminal who was at the centre of a recent Hollywood film - and to strike off a Ukrainian who Jewish survivors say has no place among heroes. The court case centres on Yad Vashem's refusal to proclaim a German Protestant minister, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a righteous gentile. The lawsuit was brought by the world body of reform Jews which claims that Bonhoeffer publicly criticised the Nazis and helped save Jews by sending them to Switzerland, ostensibly as spies for Germany, before he was arrested and executed in 1945 ... Yad Vashem's refusal to make public the information and discussions on which it selects righteous gentiles has prompted unusual legal challenges that threaten to taint the image of the organisation responsible for preserving the memory of the Jewish people's darkest hours. This week, a judge ruled that the memorial council is accountable to the Israeli public and that it must open its files under the country's freedom of information law ... Yad Vashem is facing a second, potentially more embarrassing lawsuit, to strip someone of their place among righteous gentiles. Stefan Wrzemczuk submitted his own application for recognition on the grounds that when he was a child he helped his mother lead Jews from Ludmir ghetto - then in Ukraine, now in Poland - to the protection of partisans in the surrounding forests. After Wrzemczuk had his name added to the wall of Righteous Among the Nations he emigrated to Israel in 1995 and received a regular government stipend. Four years ago, a group of Ludmir survivors denounced the story as a fabrication."

Stalin's Ethnic Cleansing,
[Note the Jewish dimensions to this crime, again, here]

Solzhenitsyn breaks last taboo of the revolution,
The Guardian (UK), January 25, 2003
"Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who first exposed the horrors of the Stalinist gulag, is now attempting to tackle one of the most sensitive topics of his writing career - the role of the Jews in the Bolshevik revolution and Soviet purges. In his latest book Solzhenitsyn, 84, deals with one of the last taboos of the communist revolution: that Jews were as much perpetrators of the repression as its victims. Two Hundred Years Together - a reference to the 1772 partial annexation of Poland and Russia which greatly increased the Russian Jewish population - contains three chapters discussing the Jewish role in the revolutionary genocide and secret police purges of Soviet Russia. But Jewish leaders and some historians have reacted furiously to the book, and questioned Solzhenitsyn's motives in writing it, accusing him of factual inaccuracies and of fanning the flames of anti-semitism in Russia. Solzhenitsyn argues that some Jewish satire of the revolutionary period 'consciously or unconsciously descends on the Russians' as being behind the genocide. But he states that all the nation's ethnic groups must share the blame, and that people shy away from speaking the truth about the Jewish experience. In one remark which infuriated Russian Jews, he wrote: 'If I would care to generalise, and to say that the life of the Jews in the camps was especially hard, I could, and would not face reproach for an unjust national generalisation. But in the camps where I was kept, it was different. The Jews whose experience I saw - their life was softer than that of others.' Yet he added: 'But it is impossible to find the answer to the eternal question: who is to be blamed, who led us to our death? To explain the actions of the Kiev cheka [secret police] only by the fact that two thirds were Jews, is certainly incorrect.' Solzhenitsyn, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970, spent much of his life in Soviet prison camps, enduring persecution when he wrote about his experiences. He is currently in frail health, but in an interview given last month he said that Russia must come to terms with the Stalinist and revolutionary genocides - and that its Jewish population should be as offended at their own role in the purges as they are at the Soviet power that also persecuted them ... Solzhenitsyn's book has caused controversy in Russia, where one Jewish leader said it was 'not of any merit'. 'This is a mistake, but even geniuses make mistakes,' said Yevgeny Satanovsky, president of the Russian Jewish Congress ... Professor Robert Service of Oxford University, an expert on 20th century Russian history, said that from what he had read about the book, Solzhenitsyn was 'absolutely right'. Researching a book on Lenin, Prof Service came across details of how Trotsky, who was of Jewish origin, asked the politburo in 1919 to ensure that Jews were enrolled in the Red army. Trotsky said that Jews were disproportionately represented in the Soviet civil bureaucracy, including the cheka. 'Trotsky's idea was that the spread of anti-semitism was [partly down to] objections about their entrance into the civil service. There is something in this; that they were not just passive spectators of the revolution. They were part-victims and part-perpetrators. It is not a question that anyone can write about without a huge amount of bravery, and [it] needs doing in Russia because the Jews are quite often written about by fanatics. Mr Solzhenitsyn's book seems much more measured than that.'"

Holocaust-era Art from Yad Vashem’s Collection sent into space with Israeli Astronaut,
Yad Vashem (Israel),
“'Moon Landscape' Israel’s first-ever astronaut, Colonel Ilan Ramon,was launched into space on January 16, 2003 with Holocaust-era art from Yad Vashem’s Art Museum. Ilan Ramon, a colonel in the Israeli Air Force, contacted Yad Vashem requesting a Holocaust related item to take with him on his launch into space on the shuttle Columbia, due to the significance of the Holocaust to him as a Jew and as an Israeli. On a personal level, the Holocaust is even more meaningful to Ramon as his mother is an Auschwitz survivor, and his grandfather and other members of his family perished in the death camps. Yad Vashem chose 'Moon Landscape', created by Petr Ginz, a 14-year-old Jewish boy, during his incarceration in the Theresienstadt ghetto. ... 'Moon Landscape' connects the dream of one Jewish boy who is a symbol of the talent lost in the Holocaust, to the journey of one Jewish astronaut, who is a symbol of our revival."

[Jews apparently own copyright on the term "Nazi," and -- for that matter -- human suffering generally.]
Scotland Fury Over Loyalist's Nazi Comparison,
Scotland on Sunday, February 21, 2003
"A leading Orangeman has caused outrage by comparing the treatment of Loyalists in Scotland with that of Jews in Nazi Germany. Jim MacLean, grand master of the East of Scotland lodge, said Orangemen were treated as pariahs whose views could be dismissed out of hand. He claimed that First Minister Jack McConnell's crackdown on sectarianism was targeting the Orange Order in an attempt to 'marginalise and demonise' its members. MacLean's remarks have angered Jewish groups, one of which said last night that no-one was suggesting 'rounding up Orangemen and setting up factories to kill them'. However, MacLean's comments follow the recent trend among Loyalists to fly the Israeli flag. They see parallels between Israel's struggle for survival and the situation in Northern Ireland. Republicans, meanwhile, have identified themselves with the Palestinians, sympathising with what they see as their struggle against oppression. Now MacLean has taken the historical parallels to even greater extremes. He told Scotland on Sunday: 'Being a Loyalist in Scotland today is to some degree like being a Jew in Nazi Germany or in the last days of the Weimar Republi ... Professor Barry Kosmin, executive director of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research, said: 'The Jewish community is disturbed by constant references in the media and in political rhetoric whereby any perceived discrimination, prejudice or violent behaviour is automatically associated with Nazi Germany. There are many other historical events, regimes and analogies that could and should be drawn on for comparisons, rather than this constant harping on a unique tragedy, which has hurtful and emotive resonance.'"

[Jewish Totalitarian "Holocaustomania" as an integral part of the American architectural landscape:]
Ground Zero as a Laboratory For 'Jewish Architecture',
[Jewish] Forward, February 21, 2003
"The recent selection of Daniel Libeskind as one of two finalists in the competition to redesign the site of the former World Trade Center in lower Manhattan is, at the most obvious level, a personal triumph that testifies to his status as one of the world's most respected architects. But it also highlights the unprecedented rise to prominence in the last generation of Jews in the Western architectural profession. Until recently, Jewish achievements in the field of architecture paled in comparison with those attained in other cultural fields, such as literature, film, music and even painting. Although scattered figures such as Erich Mendelsohn, Richard Neutra and Louis Kahn gained notable recognition as masters of modern architecture in the first half of the century, it has really only been since the rise of postmodernism in the 1970s that Jewish architects have attained notable visibility and prominence as a group. Thus, any survey of contemporary architecture today would be incomplete without mentioning — besides Libeskind — such Jewish architects as Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Richard Meier, James Ingo Freed, Eric Owen Moss, Moshe Safdie, Robert A.M. Stern and Zvi Hecker, among others. Further still, the Jewish architectural productivity of recent years has been more manifestly 'Jewish' in orientation and expression than in earlier generation ... But even if no monolithically 'Jewish' style of architecture can be identified, it is nevertheless significant that Jewish concerns have increasingly begun to inform both the theoretical and aesthetic agendas of Jewish architects. The best evidence of this trend — and the most significant in light of the current competition to shape the future form of Ground Zero — is the architectural movement known as deconstructivism. Emerging in the late 1980s and early 1990s, in no small part due to the efforts of two of its leading proponents, Libeskind and Eisenman, deconstructivism was a radical movement that cited the massive rupture in Western civilization caused by the Holocaust as grounds for rethinking and 'deconstructing' the entire discipline of Western architecture. Sharing the postmodern belief that the Holocaust's specifically modern origins require the abandonment of the 'project of modernity,' Libeskind and Eisenman in their many theoretical writings argued that the Nazi genocide provided compelling reason to abandon traditional architectural practice and to instead embrace an architecture of fragmentation, de-centeredness and loss that reflected the reality of the postmodern, post-humanist, post-Holocaust world. For more than a few years, deconstructivism's theoretical and aesthetic demands remained consigned to the drafting table. But since the turn of the millennium, deconstructivist projects have begun to be realized in physical form — most prominently Libeskind's recently completed Jewish Museum in Berlin (not by chance the same location for Eisenman's current work in progress, Germany's national Holocaust memorial). Given deconstructivism's theoretical roots in the Nazi genocide of the Jews, it is no surprise that it has lent itself well to serving as a commemorative form of architecture in Germany. But this same commitment to commemorating loss has made it uniquely poised to offer a compelling solution to the question of how to reconstruct Ground Zero in the wake of September 11. Significantly, Libeskind and Eisenman both provided separate entries to the initial competition to redesign the site of the former World Trade Center ... Should Daniel Libeskind succeed in gaining the commission, his design will represent the timely application of an architectural philosophy molded by the paradigmatic rupture of modern Jewish history — the Holocaust — to an architectural challenge unprecedented in American history. In the end, the traumas of Jewish memory may help to shape the future contours of American memory."

IMPERFECT JUSTICE Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II. By Stuart E. Eizenstat. Illustrated. 401 pp. New York: PublicAffairs. $30,
By SAMANTHA POWER, New York Times Review of Books, February 23, 2003
"Stuart E. Eizenstat, an ambassador to the European Union and an under secretary in the Clinton administration's State and Commerce Departments, is the American official most responsible for drawing attention to their [Holocaust survivor] fates, and for providing them a measure of reparative justice. As an American Jew, Eizenstat was upset by the Roosevelt administration's wartime denial of entry to Jewish refugees and its refusal to bomb Nazi train tracks leading to the death camps. He believed that like the Swiss bankers, German car manufacturers and Austrian art dealers, he needed to make amends for the sins of his nation. ''For me, this was not just another public policy challenge but a chance to help remove a cloud over the history of the United States,'' he writes in ''Imperfect Justice,'' a dense but readable memoir on his experiences negotiating the 'unfinished business' of the Holocaust. Eizenstat's efforts began in 1995, when he was assigned the 'limited mission' of helping bring about the return of Nazi-confiscated religious property in Eastern Europe ... Eizenstat describes how Swiss bankers were pressed into setting up a billion-dollar fund for holders of dormant bank accounts. This precedent then helped him broker deals with the Germans, Austrians and French ... Crucially, globalization was rendering European companies with branch offices in the United States far more vulnerable than ever before ... Just as Richard Holbrooke did with the Bosnian peace negotiations in 'To End a War,' Eizenstat provides readers with a look at how a gritty American negotiator can drive home a deal nobody especially likes but all learn to live with."

[Insights into the Jewish government cartel:]
First chapter of 'Imperfect Justice',
By Stuart E. Eizenstat, New York Times, February 23, 2003
"On a typically dreary, wet winter day in Brussels in January 1995, I was working in my office at the United States Mission to the European Union. Carolyn Keene, my longtime assistant, told me that Richard Holbrooke, assistant secretary of state for European affairs, was on the line. Dick and I had been friends and colleagues for almost twenty years. I had brought him to Atlanta in 1976 as a foreign policy adviser to Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign, for which I was the chief policy adviser. After Carter's victory, I helped Dick become the youngest assistant secretary of state in modern history. I respected his boundless energy, creativity, and dedication to public service. And I recognized his ambition for higher office. This call would change my life. It would also help propel onto the world's agenda many shameful events that had long been buried in memory, often deliberately, and that only now were coming to light. Dick asked if I would undertake a special 'limited mission' that he assured me would take only a few months. He offered me the position, in addition to my regular duties in Brussels, of the State Department's special envoy to encourage the return of property confiscated from religious communities by the Nazis and then nationalized by Eastern European Communist governments. I would concentrate primarily on the Jewish communities facing the greatest barriers ... There was a special twist to Holbrooke's call. The previous spring, I had expected to be promoted to Holbrooke's position. He had hosted a dinner for Fran and me at his residence in Bonn, where he was serving as U.S. ambassador to Germany. Dick took pride in showing us the small framed picture of his grandfather, a German Jew, in full World War I military regalia, steel-pointed helmet and all, prominently displayed on an end table in his living room. He wanted his German guests to know that his grandfather had fought for the Kaiser-and by extension, to recognize the contributions that Jews had made to their country before, as he privately put it, 'they killed them all' in the Holocaust. As always, Dick was one step ahead of the news. He startled me by saying the post of assistant secretary of state for European affairs would soon fall vacant and that I would be asked by his other guest of the evening, Undersecretary of State Peter Tarnoff, to return to Washington and take the job. Sure enough, Peter pulled me off in a corner after dinner and made the offer ... Holbrooke's call did not arise from a sudden brainstorm. He was under political pressure from Edgar Bronfman, a friend of President Clinton's and the president of the World Jewish Congress; Israel Singer, its flamboyant, creative general secretary; and Elan Steinberg, a gifted publicist and the head of the congress's North American division, who were already deeply involved in encouraging property restitution in Eastern Europe. All three were leaders of the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO); Bronfman was also its president. Singer, joined by Steinberg and Maram Stern, the World Jewish Congress' European director, had met with Holbrooke to seek the administration's support in restoring confiscated Jewish property. Holbrooke, whose highly developed political antenna could not let him forget Bronfman's close relationship with President Clinton, agreed and asked who should lead the government's effort. Stern, based in Brussels, had already briefed me on the problem. Without advising me in advance, he told Holbrooke I was the right person. This is a perfect example of a nongovernmental organization pushing its cause at the right time and using the levers of power to influence government policy. The leaders of the WJRO knew that they needed the U.S. government's help to accomplish anything in the former Communist lands."

ADL Denounces Peta for its 'Holocaust On Your Plate' Campaign; Calls Appeal for Jewish Community Support 'The Height Of Chutzpah' New York, NY, Anti-Defamation League, February 24, 2003
"The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) denounced People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Holocaust Imagery and Animal Rights for its 'Holocaust on Your Plate' project for trivializing the murder of six million Jews and called its appeal for approval by the Jewish community 'outrageous, offensive and taking chutzpah to new heights.' Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, issued the following statement: 'The effort by PETA to compare the deliberate systematic murder of millions of Jews to the issue of animal rights is abhorrent. PETA's effort to seek 'approval' for their 'Holocaust on Your Plate' campaign is outrageous, offensive and takes chutzpah to new heights. Rather than deepen our revulsion against what the Nazis did to the Jews, the project will undermine the struggle to understand the Holocaust and to find ways to make sure such catastrophes never happen again. Abusive treatment of animals should be opposed, but cannot and must not be compared to the Holocaust. The uniqueness of human life is the moral underpinning for those who resisted the hatred of Nazis and others ready to commit genocide even today."

Fugitive director Roman Polanski has picked up top honors in Europe for his Holocaust film "The Pianist,"
New York Post, February 27, 2003
"It looks like Hollywood may be ready to forgive fugitive director Roman Polanski - who confessed to having sex with a ninth grader - and give its top laurels to a man who can't even enter the United States without being arrested. A month ago, the idea would have seemed far-fetched - but an extraordinary plea from Polanski's victim, coupled with surprise victories at film awards in Paris and London over the weekend, have suddenly positioned Polanski and his Holocaust drama, 'The Pianist,' for upset wins at next month's Academy Awards ... Martin Scorsese had widely been considered the top pick for 'Gangs of New York,' but Polanski is now viewed as picking up momentum. Many in Hollywood believe that the tragedies in Polanski's life may make it easier for Oscar voters to overlook his 25-year-old statutory rape conviction. Like the hero of 'The Pianist,' Polish-born Polanski is a Holocaust survivor who hid from the Nazis as his mother perished in a concentration camp ... 'The feeling out here is that the man may have suffered enough for what he did,' said one Tinseltown insider. 'You have businessmen who steal millions of dollars getting off with a slap on wrist, so why not forgive and forget, as even his victim is asking?' As show business historian Neal Gabler put it, 'What we may be dealing with is: Can the Holocaust trump child molestation?'"

Court OKs Holocaust Suit vs. U.S.,
New York Post, February 28, 2003
"A federal judge has cleared the way for thousands of Holocaust survivors to collect treasure stolen from them in the final days of World War II that was later confiscated by the U.S. Army. U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz [Jewish?] this week threw out the Army's bid to get her to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by Hungarian Jews. The government had argued that the class-action claims are too old, but Seitz told the Justice Department's attorney to produce an inventory of what was taken. 'Your superiors are dragging their feet,' she said. 'Their conduct is unacceptable.'"

["Holocaust writing contest!" What else do kids know about World War II in Jewry's massive social engineering project, but groveling to Judeocentrism and its declared justifications for racist Israel? The fruit of Jewish Totalitarianism: children in 2003 "promise" to "protect and listen" endlesssly to Jewish whining and demands about a fragment of a world war sixty years ago across the world. Question: What is the purpose of life, child? Answer: To protect Jewish ethnocentrism -- and never challenge it.]
Ink not yet dry on Nazi horrors. Holocaust writing contest inspires students to learn about the mistakes of the past,
Orange County Register (California), March 15, 2003
"The students had earned the chance to meet the survivors through a special knowledge of the Holocaust. They and nearly 70 Holocaust survivors filled the room as firsthand stories of that period brought tears to Goldstein's eyes. The students came from 59 junior high and high schools from Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles counties for Chapman University's fourth annual Holocaust Writing Contest. Two representatives from each school had been chosen for writing outstanding essays and poems about the Holocaust, and eight winners were chosen. ... First-place poem Jennifer Thompson, St. Columban School "The terrors of this life seem unbearable / But this child bears it / She prepares to speak of all the horrors / She prays the new generations will listen carefully / Generations that need to protect those / Criticized for their religion or race / And I, the child of the newest generation / Promise to protect and listen ..."

[Endless Jewish suing. Over half a century later, no stone is left unturned to sue someone about the Holocaust. Jews are also suing the U.S. government for not bombing Auschwitz, the U.S. Army, the whole country of Iran, etc. etc. etc. Isn't it time the state of Israel -- and all the Jews that support it -- are subjected to a class action suit on behalf of the displaced and murdered Palestinian people?]
French railway is sued by son of death camp Jews
Times Online (UK), March 17,2003
"Kurt Schaechter ... will take the SNCF, the French railway network, to court for an unprecedented hearing into its role in transporting French Jews to Nazi concentration camps between 1942 and 1944. M Schaechter, 82, is suing the state-owned railway for deporting his father, Emil, to the Sobibor concentration camp in 1943 and his mother, Margaret, to Auschwitz a year later. Neither returned ... Although this is by no means the first case to be brought against the SNCF over deportation, it is the first to have come to court. Previous criminal cases against the railway network failed because France did not adopt legislation enabling organisations as well as individuals to be prosecuted until 1994. Judges ruled that the legislation was not retroactive. M Schaechter is bringing a civil action, saying that the conditions in which his parents had been forced to travel were inhuman. 'If they had been taken in normal trains, it would have been difficult to sue the SNCF because it could have argued that it knew nothing about the extermination camps at the end of the journey. But when people were travelling like cattle and dying along the way, it is a different matter,' he said."

Daniel in the Deniers' Den,
by John Sack, (Written for Esquire, February 2001)
"The people who say the Holocaust didn’t happen asked me to speak at their recent international conference. The invitation surprised me, for I am a Jew who’s written about the Holocaust and (for Chrissakes, I feel like adding) certainly hasn’t denied it. To my eyes, however, the invitation, which came from the Institute for Historical Review, in Orange County, California, the central asylum for the delusion that the Germans didn’t kill any Jews and that the Holocaust is, quote, unquote, the Hoax of the Twentieth Century, was not just a wonderment: it was also a golden opportunity, a golden-engraved temptation ... Who are the Holocaust deniers? What are they like behind closed doors? And why are they motionless stones as avalanches of evidence crash onto them roaring, You’re wrong, you’re wrong? ... Until then I hadn’t known, for the Institute feared that I might divulge it to the Jewish Defense League, the Jews the FBI has called active terrorists, and that the League might initiate violence. It had done so at other conferences to other speakers than me. One had been punched, punched by a fist also holding a cherry pie, one had been beaten up, and one had been beaten up in Paris, Vichy, Lyon and Stockholm. A man who’s older than me—I’m seventy—he had been maced, thrown to the ground, and kicked in the head because of his imprudent belief that the Holocaust didn’t take place. For six weeks his jaw had been wired and he’d eaten through a soda straw ... All in all, the deniers that day and that weekend seemed the most middling of Middle Americans. Or better: despite their take on the Holocaust, they were affable, open-minded, intelligent, intellectual. Their eyes weren’t fires of unapproachable certitude and their lips weren’t lemon twists of astringent hate. Nazis and neo-Nazis they were certainly not. Nor were they antisemites. I’m sure many antisemites say the Holocaust didn’t happen (even as they take delight that it really did) but I met none that weekend."

[More Jewish hypocrisy: Jewish "Holocaust" deniers, as an institution, Armenian style:]
Armenia - Genocide Denied,
International Current Affairs, October 09, 2002
"This year an expected 500,000 people will visit the Holocaust Museum in Auschwitz, Poland. Israel, quite rightly, wants the world to remember the attempted extermination of European Jewry. But that wasn't the first genocide of the 20th century. Though few remember, in 1915 the Ottoman Turkish empire slaughtered its minority Armenian population. But the Turkish Government maintains the Armenian genocide never happened and it dismisses countless eyewitness testimonies as propaganda. Turkey receives endorsement from an unlikely source - it's Middle Eastern ally - Israel. But now prominent intellectuals in both Turkey and Israel are speaking out against their governments' policies of denial.
HALIL BERKTAY: That is why it is so important. It is a question of, it is a question of democracy and freedom of conscience and freedom of scientific research and all that, academic freedom, democracy and academic freedom in Turkey, and of the gradual maturing and relaxation of tensions in Turkish society. One place where you might expect the Armenians to find compassion and refuge is Israel. Both races have suffered the horrors of genocide. But, despite this common history, the opposite has happened. On this Armenian genocide poster in the old city of Jerusalem is scrawled in Hebrew, 'You deserve it.' The Israelis have become vocal deniers of the Armenian genocide and, worse still, they have colluded with other states to ensure it remains denied.
DR YAIR AURON, OPEN UNIVERSITY, TEL AVIV: Because, unfortunately, more and more Israel took sides with the Turkey side and, today, Israel in one way or another says that the Armenian genocide had not happened and this is unacceptable morally for me and, of course, it's incorrect historically speaking. GEORGE HINTILIAN, ARMENIAN HISTORIAN: To hear it from the Israeli people that our, we didn't have a genocide. or our genocide is simply 'atrocities' or 'tragedy', this is very painful for us and this is very artificial. The Armenians also feel the Israelis are forcing them out of Jerusalem. Armenia was the first territory in the world to convert to Christianity and in 500 AD, they established a community in the Holy City. They've been here ever since. A section of the old city is named the Armenian Quarter. In Jerusalem, the Armenians have been survivors, but since the creation of Israel in 1948, their community has shrunk to a fifth of its size. This church was to be a memorial to the Armenian holocaust but, in 1975, the Israelis stopped the community from building it, claiming they had no approval. For 27 years, it's remained skeleton-like, a half-built monument to a holocaust denied. And there is little the Armenians can do about it. The Israelis don't allow them any representation on the Jerusalem Municipality ...
Yair Auron is the author of the book, 'The Banality of Indifference'. It details the Israeli denial of the Armenian genocide. Auron is one of the few pushing for recognition of the Armenian genocide in Israel.
DR YAIR AURON: Unfortunately, there are segments in this society who want to keep the monopoly of the fact that we were victims. They think, wrongly in my opinion, that by recognising other genocides, maybe our monopoly will be damaged in one way or another. Samuel Avyatar says, in the future, the church will be built, but the Armenians remain sceptical, with good reason. Since Israel took control of their quarter in 1967, they haven't been granted a single building licence [in Jerusalem]. This also means no housing can be constructed. Like most Armenian youth, Hargot Kirkorian is preparing to emigrate. He doesn't see a future under Israeli administration. Despite having top grades, he can't find a job or a place at university.
HARGOT KIRKORIAN: The Israelis doesn't want you to advance in your life more than a certain limit. They draw a red line and that's where you can go, that is as far as you can reach. And I think that's really bad because they are, they are people that passed discrimination and they are doing it the same towards us and towards the Arabs. The Armenians have never challenged or opposed the state of Israel, but they are treated with the same suspicions and restrictions as the Palestinians ... For Israelis, if you're not a Jew, then you're an Arab. It doesn't matter what you are. That's how it works here in the Middle East. That's what they do to everybody. In my ID, it's written 'Armenian' but the policeman doesn't even care to look at it. He says, 'You're not Jewish. Then you're an Arab, probably.'
... The senior Israeli politician leading the denial is Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. In a trip to Turkey in April 2000, Peres stated, 'We reject attempts to create a similarity between the Holocaust and the Armenian allegations. Nothing similar to a holocaust occurred. It was a tragedy what the Armenians went through, but not a genocide.' Yair Auron sees Peres's position as pure political expediency, downgrading Armenian suffering to appease Turkey, Israel's only ally in a hostile region ...
CONGRESSMAN IN US CONGRESS: There reaches a point, my colleagues, when we must put people before politics. The American Congress was set to pass a resolution recognising the Armenian genocide. Both Israel and Turkey lobbied hard to stop the resolution and, at the last minute, it was dropped. GEORGE HINTILIAN: When we had the majority in the Senate and in the Congress, it was the Israeli Embassy and the Jewish lobby, and Mr Shimon Peres in person, who really influenced the decision not to be taken on the recognition of the Armenian genocide. The Israelis have demanded that the world never forget their holocaust, and deniers like David Irving are routinely vilified. Yair Auron says the contradiction with the Israeli attitude to the Armenian genocide is dangerous hypocrisy."

[Jewish convention: "Holocaust deniers" and "anti-Semites" = Nazism.]
Jewish Scholar: Holocaust Denial Poses Future Danger,
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, April 2, 2003
"A prominent Jewish scholar and author believes the biggest threat posed by those who deny the Holocaust is a future danger - when few Holocaust survivors remain to speak the truth. Deborah Lipstadt, an Emory University professor, spoke at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Wheeling Tuesday night about researching the Holocaust denial movement and defending her written conclusions in a British courtroom. After a six-and-a-half-year legal fight and a three-month trial in London, Lipstadt won a libel case brought by an author whom she had labeled as a Holocaust denier. She visited Wheeling as part of the Holocaust Remembrance Series of West Liberty State College's Hughes Lecture Series. The West Virginia Humanities Council provided financial support for the program. 'Denial is a form of anti-Semitism. Many of the deniers are also virulent racists,' she charged. When deniers claim that the Holocaust is a myth, 'it is not a clear and present danger; it is a clear and future danger,' she commented. 'The ability of people to deny it becomes stronger as there are fewer people around to give first-hand accounts.' Offering a composite portrait, she said Holocaust deniers are anti-Semites and 'many are racists; many are supporters of national socialism (Nazism)."

The Holocaust in North Africa,
by Seth Ward, University of Denver, May 10, 1999
"Holocaust memory plays a central role in the narrative history of the Jewish People in our times. The destruction of European Jewry seems to be growing in its importance to Jewish identity. Almost every community has monuments, memorial services; thousands of youth go on the "March of the Living" from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Indeed, given the presence of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum, of Holocaust units in the schools, of public memorials in cities and states—it is a part of the American narrative as well, and it is often argued that it speaks to all humanity. Why or whether this should be is beyond our scope here. But clearly the telling of the Holocaust is and ought to be a crucial part of the Jewish heritage."

Breaking News: Italy to get Shoah museum,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, April 10, 2003
"The Italian government granted $16 million for a national Holocaust museum."

Survivor fights L.A. Times in mock trial to clear his name,
Jewish Bulletin, April 11, 2003
"Michel Thomas barely escaped deportation to Auschwitz, fought in the French Resistance and captured the 'Hangman of Dachau.' But he has failed to get his day in court. In October 2001, Thomas filed a libel suit against the Los Angeles Times, alleging the newspaper defamed him and his accomplishments. The suit was dismissed, and appeals denied. In an attempt to achieve restitution, Thomas, 89, made his case before U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall last Friday, in a mock trial co-sponsored by the university's schools of law and journalism. It was an effort to reclaim his honor and good name, both of which Thomas felt were lost in the April 2001 Times article, 'Larger than Life,' by Roy Rivenburg. Thomas, who grew up in Germany and France and lost his family in the Holocaust, came trom New York to attend the trial. After the war he resided for many years in Los Angeles ... In his suit, Thomas alleged that the Times cast doubt on his accomplishments during World War II -- among them his presence at the liberation of Dachau, his discovery of 10 million Nazi Party membership cards and his service as an agent in the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) ... Martha Goldstein, the Times' vice president of communications, indicated Monday that the university had not invited the Times to participate."

[By the same token, we await the multi-government commission that will investigate what kinds of reparations will be paid non-Jews for the Jewish Collective crimes of history.]
France told it owes Jews millions Commission submits findings on World War II reparations,
Toronto Star, April 16, 2003
"The French government and banks owe at least $94.7 million (U.S.) in reparations to Jews whose assets were seized by France's pro-Nazi regime during World War II, a commission said today. However, the finding by the Commission for the Indemnity of Victims of Despoliation, or CIVS, is not binding. It will be submitted to the government — which created the commission in 1999 — for a final review. The commission's announcement today was based on analyses of 5,500 requests by French Jews seeking restitution. Some 8,800 requests remain. Based on the initial requests, the commission recommended that the government pay $91 million in compensation and banks pay $3.7 million (all figures U.S.). During World War II, occupied France's collaborationist Vichy regime passed a series of laws ordering financial institutions to block Jewish accounts and sell off Jewish-owned stocks and bonds. The measures, which made Jews vulnerable to persecution and deportation, banned them from many professions and from owning businesses and property. A 2000 report by another government commission called the extent of wartime looting "stunning." That commission, headed by former French resistance fighter Jean Matteoli, said the Vichy regime confiscated $1.3 billion in assets from Jews during the war. Those assets included 50,000 businesses and property including bank accounts, insurance policies, art works and pianos. However, most property and money was returned to survivors or their heirs."

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