- Good Morning from the Zundelsite:
- Regarding yesterday's Revisionist conference in honor
of Ernst Zundel, I have only received a few brief messages, but everything
seems to have gone smoothly so far. To the last minute and especially
after the terrorist phone call I received, I feared that the Jewish Defense
League thugs would cause some trouble by toppling grave stones, smearing
graffiti, or even set some fires and then blame the conference attendees
- but so far, apparently they thought better of it - wise of them!
- Noted attorney Edgar Steele, one of the conference speakers,
wrote me a brief note I am proud and glad to share with you:
- "Ingrid - Ernst's name came up early and often yesterday,
- Our hearts and spirits were with him all day and into
the night. He awaits
- judgment for us, for he IS us. We will never forget,
no matter what
- happens. We will always be him."
- Meanwhile, I am proceeding with my plans to put some
heat where heat belongs: On the Canadian Government. Ernst will be in
court again on Wednesday and Thursday, and I have been informed to "expect
some surprises." I have an idea, however.
- Here is a letter I wrote to the Consul General of Canada
and Chief of the Canadian Embassy whom I met a week ago and who promised
he would see what he could do:
- For the record:
- To Robert P. Archambault
- Conseiller (Gestion) et Consul
- Chef de Chancellerie
- 501 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
- Washington, D.C. 20001
- Fax: 202-682-7738
- Re: Ernst Zundel
- Dear Consul General Archambault:
- Today you will receive a Fed Ex parcel with approximately
1,000 testimonials and character references, many of them notarized, from
Zundel supporters all over the world testifying to the esteem and respect
my husband enjoys for having given a lifetime of responsible service to
a cause dear to all of us - namely Truth in History. Of course I don't
expect you to read all of those letters, but I wanted to impress upon you
that I asked for your assistance in freeing a man who does not belong in
a Canadian Gulag-like maximum security prison. That Ernst is being held
without a charge, much less a conviction, for more than a year already
is a grotesque miscarriage of justice - if one can even speak of "justice"
in this matter without contempt and bitterness that two countries assumed
to have been beacons of law and order would stoop so low as to conspire
in a political kidnapping!
- I will ask you to please read one letter carefully -
i.e., the letter in the blue envelope, written by our then immigration
attorney, Bruce Leichty, who has summarized the egregious legal violations
involved in my husband's arrest. There is no question whatsoever that
this was a political hit that is not to the credit of either the United
States or Canada. The sooner this issue is resolved, the better it will
be for all concerned. This matter MUST be resolved, because I will not
rest, and neither will our supporters!
- As I informed you in a previous letter, I have postponed
but not abandoned my hunger strike. If it really comes to that, I am ready.
I am presently involved in assembling a fact-finding delegation to Canada
comprised of name recognition media, legal advisors, and businessmen.
I intend to persuade a congressman or senator to accompany us. We will
request a personal meeting with Minister Anne McLellan. Would you be
so kind as to forward my 1,000 Zundel testimonials to her? That would
be ever so much appreciated since I spent more than a day copying them.
- I very much look forward to your reply and, so we all
fervently hope, meaningful intervention with the appropriate authorities
in Canada as well as Washington, D.C., including Acting Director of Immigration,
Customs and Enforcement, Mr. Timothy Haugh. I am also informing my very
large list of Internet readers what my next plan of action will be so that
they can join in a letter, fax, and telephone campaign, as they have done
- Thank you very much for having met with me last week.
- Ingrid Rimland Zundel, Ed.D.