Up-front, a Bulletin:
Tomorrow, 18 November '99, at 6 p.m., and again on the 26th of November, at 8 p.m., the Leuchter documentary will be shown at the New York City Museum of Modern Art - along with several other films by Errol Morris!
This is the first indication that we are reaching out into the artsy cult crowd! "Prima!" - as we would say in German!
It is time for a "Letter to the Zundelsite Editor". While the questions below are elementary for seasoned Revisionists, they are sent to me in various forms over and over. The ones below are very well put - and seem genuine. I invite my readers to respond. Please be polite and considerate and do the Zundelsite credit.
Here is that letter from someone who calls himself Mark Markish:
I have sent the following letter to an apparent expert in modern-day Jewish matters, a prolific participant in an Internet discussion group. I have never heard from him since then, so I am turning to the public for help. Please feel free to publish this letter and forward it to anyone who could give answers to my questions.
Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter.
10 Questions for an Internet Correspondent
I would like to ask you several questions along the lines of the present discussion of the Jewish and world history in the XX century. I am not a historian; these questions, having gradually accumulated in my mind over the years, have challenged much of what I had been taking for granted, and consequently, my entire world view.
I understand that open-ended questions are hard to handle: often, when I ask "How" or "Why", an expert in the field would refer me to some other historical topic, or to my alleged anti-Semitism, or both. I appreciate these efforts, but they should not obfuscate the concrete truth I am seeking. Hence, I limit myself to just 10 close-ended questions: I formulate them as affirmative statements and request your judgment as to whether they are true or false, or in which part they are true and in which false.
1. Allied propaganda leaflets and broadcasts described "gassing of Jews by the Nazi(s)" long before the evidence of that could become available.
2. Extensive forensic reports by American medical personnel in Dachau and other concentration camps liberated by US troops do not contain a single case of death by poison gas.
3. Extermination of Jews in gas chambers in Ravensbrueck, Mauthausen, Struthof-Natzweiler, Dachau and other camps in Germany, firmly established at the Nuremberg trails by eye-witness accounts and confessions of the perpetrators, was later found to have never taken place.
4. Prominent eye-witness to the Nazi concentration camps, Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Elie Wiesel, in his original testimony makes no mention of gas chambers, but rather of mass burning of Jews alive; in later editions corrections were made.
5. Evidence of gas poisoning of Jews in concentration camps in Poland, where it is presently assumed to have been perpetrated, is no different from that in Germany, where it is agreed to have never happened, with one exception: concentration camp sites in Poland, unlike those in Germany, were off reach for the public until late 1980-es, when physical evidence has deteriorated enough to become ambiguous.
6. "Crematorium furnaces" in Auschwitz, shown to visitors today, were actually constructed in 1960-es.
7. Until 1990 a commemorative plaque at Auschwitz cited the figure of 4,000,000 dead, while the figure accepted presently is 1,100,000; despite this change and the degree of veracity which it attests to, the figure of 6 million Jews killed by the Nazi has never been revised.
8. "There is no business like Shoah business".
9. Mass killing of Jews by the Nazi, aka the Holocaust, or whole-burnt offering (see question 4), has become the main element of the ethos of most modern Jews, having supplanted the faith of Abraham and Moses.
10. In free and democratic countries with solid legacy of human rights and liberties - France, Canada, Germany - people are prosecuted and actually doing time exclusively for asking and discussing the same questions as listed above.
Finally, I hate to say that I am a Jew. I hate to say that, and I mean it; this is the first time in my life when I hate to say that I am a Jew. In a normal culture the racial origin of a person is irrelevant to a historical truth he is seeking; not so in this culture. I comply with the latter and repeat that I am a Jew, and a number of my close relatives lost their lives in the battlefields and mass graves of the World War II.
Respectfully, -- Mark Markish
Gardner, Massachusetts ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Thought for the Day:
"The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal."
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