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Ernst is convicted and
imprisoned, somebody will make
sure the key is thrown away.
... His very life will be in
-- Ingrid Rimland, American
wife of Ernst
Toronto, Canada, Sunday, February 16,
may boot Zündel out
fears key could soon be thrown
FOR more than a year
now, college students have been renting
the old house on Carlton St. which was
once the fortified bunker of infamous
Holocaust denier, Ernst
While he may be gone -- to Tennessee,
and possibly his most serious trouble yet
-- evidence of his former Cabbagetown
presence is still intact.
A large security camera still pans the
front entrance of his old home and office,
just as it did the night the place was
fire-bombed back in 1995. And all the
windows remained barred.
The front gate, however, is no longer
Other than that, nothing seems
The building's new owner, in fact,
claims she had no idea of the property's
dubious history when she first bought it
through a real-estate agent.
And, "it's nobody's business" how much
she paid for it, she said.
Dial Zündel's last phone listing
for that Carlton St. address and an
automated voice informs the caller that
the number has been changed, and then it
provides a number for a phone that rings
somewhere in a Smoky Mountain town south
of Knoxville known as Sevierville, Tenn.
These past few days, however, Ernst
Zündel has been unable to come to the
Faurisson, Fred Leuchter at Carlton
SAtreet; Zündel seated in
As friend and foe both now know, he's
in a Blount County jail, about a hour's
drive away from where his phone has been
apparently ringing off the hook. According
to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
Service, it is alleged Zündel
overstayed a visa, and while at least one
newspaper reported Friday that his
possible deportation will be to Canada,
and not to his native Germany where the
toughest anti-hate laws in the world now
exist, this was not how it was being
played out yesterday in the Zündel
When the phone rings there now, it is
answered by Ingrid Rimland
Zündel, his second wife, and
caretaker of the Web site which recycles
his anti-Semitic views, as well as
Zündel's contention that the
extermination of six million Jews by Nazi
Germany never happened and is therefore an
But Ingrid Zündel did not want to
"I'm not giving interviews to the
mainstream press," she said, warning near
the end of a brief conversation that the
call was being taped.
"You are not fair. You smear people.
You've been smearing people like Ernst
Zündel for 40 years."
Well, not quite 40 years.
It was back in 1978, during the airing
of a TV series on the Holocaust, that
Ernst Zündel first fully appeared in
as the head of a group called the
Concerned Parents of German Descent, which
objected to the "steady diatribe of
anti-German material" which the TV series
supposedly helped propagate.
At face value, he had a point, and
radio and newspaper reporters interviewed
him at great length.
And then, on April 19, 1978, I wrote
the column which took the mask off Ernst
Zündel -- proving, among other
things, that he used his middle names of
Christof Friedrich to pen a
120-page book called The Hitler We
Loved and Why, published in 1977 by
White Power Publications out of Reedy,
Lauded in the right-wing Liberty Bell,
a satellite publication of White Power, a
reviewer wrote that "(Friedrich) leaves no
doubt about it. Hitler was well loved and
loved in return, but this relationship
between the Leader and his people was not
the gushy, sickly sweet effusion of an
obese Jewish mother for her pimply,
draft-dodging son. This was Aryan love.
Strong, steady and uplifting."
It was the beginning of Zündel's
troubles in Canada.
He has since failed twice to get
Canadian citizenship, has been through the
Canadian courts on various charges
involving the spread of hate and lies, and
was heavily fined in Germany for offending
the memory of the dead and possession of
illegal Nazi materials -- all which
followed a 1991 visit to Munich.
Approximately three years ago, when his
Toronto Web site was being scrutinized for
spreading hate, he packed it up and moved
to eastern Tennessee.
Reiterating that she would only talk to
"alternative" newspapers, Ingrid
Zündel said she was telling
persistent callers from the "mainstream"
media to go to her Web site to find out
all they needed to know.
At noon yesterday, however, Ingrid
Zündel was still running with the
Germany card -- with no mention on her Web
site of the recent reports that her
husband could possibly be bound for
"In Germany, Holocaust denial is
against the law," she writes. "I know this
latest arrest is meant to deport Ernst to
Germany on a technicality where he will be
charged, sentenced and imprisoned without
being allowed a defence.
"Once Ernst is convicted and
imprisoned, somebody will make sure the
key is thrown away," she continues. "I
fear even worse could happen, and that his
very life will be in jeopardy."
And then there is a plea for
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