- In a letter to a friend in France, Ernst
Zundel comments on the media tsunami in the wake of his Holocaust Heresy
Trial. I would only like to add that here is a 66-year old human
rights activist who has spend almost half a century demolishing the Holocaust
Hoax - and now, in so-called " democratic " Germany, he is forbidden
from mentioning the very word, " Holocaust " ? He
has to circumvent the dreaded term by speaking of " the topic "
- Does not that rotten system, a colony
of Israel, camouflaged as a " Democracy " advertise its abject
fear that way - or what ?!
- Here is Ernst's letter, edited by me:
- 8. March 06
- I am preparing for another court appearance
in the morning. Since the scheduled witnesses, who were to appear tomorrow,
have apparently been canceled, it can only mean that only procedural topics
will be dealt with at tomorrow's session. You will be informed via spectators
and lawyers, no doubt, what will transpire in the courtroom. It may
well be a dramatic day, because the judge in the case had mentioned that
although there is no legal mechanism in law currently in Germany to remove
a lawyer because of conduct, he would "contemplate" removing
my young lady lawyer Sylvia Stolz! So I will see what will happen.
- Yvonne, I am no prophet and certainly
not an expert in German legal proceedings. They are totally different
from Anglo-Saxon proceedings and, therefore, alien to me. They
may as well be from Planet Mars, as far as I am concerned!
- But! And this "But" may
well go down in postwar German legal history. If my instinct does
not deceive me completely, we will make and re-write legal history.
- In Canada, I had some older Anglo-Saxon
judges - one of them Judge Heald, another one by the name Howland, and
a few others - who came down with startlingly independent judgements.
Some were over-ruled on appeal, but the principle is this: one judge
alone, especially of an older generation, a few years away from retirement,
[might] turn recalcitrant or rebellious against the political correctness
crowd! But this Paragraph 130 does not give the judges much leeway, short
of risking a career-suicide, and I don't think it would be realistic to
expect that three judges collectively would decide on a form of judicial
harakiri, were they to decide to ignore the restrictions established by
this "unique" Paragraph. This will not happen in a troika
- There were at one time two such judges
here in Mannheim, called Orlett and Müller, who came down with just
such an unusual and courageous, startling judgment in the case of a German
educator, Günter Deckert. A tsunami of media vilification set
in against these two judges, [of such force] that even I heard about it
in Canada on the national news! This will not happen in this case, not
before this court, not at this time. The political situation has
not yet deteriorated enough in Germany - not yet. Timing is everything!
- Things are eroding. There is great
nervousness and dissatisfaction amongst lawyers. Some prosecutors
and even retired judges have written about this abnormal state of affairs
in this area of German law. But such evolutions are painfully slow
and usually need political, external impetus to actually take effect -
and this judicial/societal ferment is not yet vocal enough to initiate
- The Irving case has kick-started such
a ferment in the Austrian media, in parts of the political elite,
and even in the judiciary. Irving's fate has had a similar
reaction in England and America, where even Deborah Lipstadt has come out
in his defence. Major newspapers in England have joined in this chorus.
Some of my English contacts have written me about it.
- Let me mention just a few you may not
be aware of yet :
- "The Independent" wrote on
29. Nov. 05: "Freedom of speech has to be there for everybody - including
- "The Daily Express" wrote on
30. Nov. 05, in an article quoting a British lady MP called Ann Widdecombe
: "Irving should not be in prison. "
- "The Times" wrote on 20. January
06 : "Irving's rights are to be defendedSThe actions of Austria in
arresting Irving are offensive and against freedom of speechS"
- "The Financial Times" on 18-19
Februar 06 wrote in a large article headlined "Historical Truth Speaks
for Itself" quoting the eminent British legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin
that these statutes [like Paragraph 130] - I have to be careful! This is
a censored letter, after all! - should be challenged by the European Convention
on Human Rights, to negate them. By the way, Dr. Dworkin condemned
my treatment by Canadian courts and the system there, vociferously and
repeatedly, over the years. He is Jewish, of course.
- "The Times" of 21. Feb. 06,
carried a large headline on the front page : "Intense Reaction to
the Prison Term for Irving!"
- The coverage of the stop-start-abort-stop-start-postpone
jo-jo of my case has repeatedly created attention and resulted in startlingly
frank and surprisingly detailed coverage of the case, some of it actually
irreverent. The "Frankfurter Allgemeine", a large, serious
circulation paper, on 21. February 06, Nr. 44, page 3, had an article about
my case, and an entire column about Irving. The articles about my
case were written by a writer named Volker Zastrow who had another [article]
on 27. Feb. 06, Nr. 49, page 3, in the "Politik" section of the
paper, read by the business and political elite in Germany. This one was
hilarious as well as serious and had a color picture of Sylvia Stolz.
The other one had a very sinister picture [of me], but interesting from
a photographic layout and perspective point of view! I look like the twin
brother of Michael Gorbachev of all things! Weird !
- There were numerous articles in the "Frankfurter
Allgemeine Zeitung" of a smaller size on the 10.2.06 ; a larger
one in the "Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung" (Heidelberg) of 10.2.06 with
a picture of me saluting, headlined : "Seine Anhänger sehen Zündel
als Kämpfer für die Freiheit"/His supporters see Zundel
as a fighter for freedom. Die "Stuttgart Zeitung" also
had [a write-up] on the same day.
- There was one in "Süddeutsche
Zeitung" on 17. Feb. 06. Actually that paper carried surprisingly
detailed coverage about the Irving case and mine - over and over again!
- The two news magazines, "Focus"
and "Der Spiegel", which have a huge, Germany-wide circulation,
devoted in one issue four pages to Irving's case, including color photos.
- Die semi-pornographic "Bild Zeitung",
a working class, mass circulation [tabloid] - 4 million readers - carried
a huge color photo reportage with pictures of Dr. Meinerzhagen, the legal
team, and me saluting. It filled over half a page. Since it
was surrounded by naked women in suggestive, crude poses, those German
readers cannot have missed the story! Sex sells obviously in democratic
- Ingrid reported that the search engine
Google.com had 480,000 websites mentioning the Zündel case before
it slowly fell to just below 250,000 websites, [due to Google censoring
certain content]. Ingrid said she did a Google search by typing in "Zundel
plus Meinerzhagen" and she came up with 451 websites mentioning the
two names in stories together. Some were on important professional
websites like "Jurist/Legal News and Research". Last November,
after the court appearance, she typed in Zundel or Ernst Zündel
and got 211,000 websites responding as having articles about the case.
A friend in Texas typed in my name misspelled "Zundle" and got
over 10,000 mentions even with the name misspelled!
- That's what I mean by the erosion of
the monolith of media control!
- So you can certainly see from just these
very few examples that at least in the Anglo-Saxon world there is a groundswell
- and I am sure the ferment and the erosion of the once almost monolithic
spin-doctor power block is in full swing overseas !
- Not in the same way YET in Germany! Not
yet! But we are on the right track. Patience is needed.
- And, of course, we should not forget
that the whole Moslem Crescent from Tangier to Malaysia is aflame with
a raging debate about the forbidden topic - the results of which we cannot
fathom! For the first time whole nations, presidents, spiritual leaders,
parliaments like in Iran and Egypt, are passing resolutions and are taking
sides and a determined stand! This was never the case!
- Iran has 27 % of the world's natural
gas, has contracts of $100 billion with China alone about energy development.
Thus geopolitical, geostrategic considerations are for the first time entering
the debate! 1.6 billion Moslems are catching on to the topic - what
are 30 million Canadians and 82 million Germans, compared to those numbers
? A drop in the bucket!
- This is a new phenomenon of the Global
Village of instant communication. Thus, by my sacrifice, and
of course those of the others, the forces of intellectual freedom are slowly
pushing back the curtain of censorship - a new age is dawning!
- We need only to keep the flame of intellectual
freedom alive - and victory will be ours - IN TIME !
- Ernst Zundel