is what so soundly struck Zündel. This is what
he, ever since, has wanted to bring to the eyes of
the world. It is this staggering discovery of
colossal deceit that has led him to fight as he has
done and as he will do till his dying breath. It is
for this, and solely for this, that he is now being
killed by inches.
Action Report, currently Omaha, Nebraska,
Friday, March 4, 2005
author, Prof Robert Faurisson, in
conversation with Fred Leuchter at Ernst
Zündel's Toronto headquarters in 1988;
Zündel is visible at back
Zündel - The Man, His Deeds & His
THESE lines are not addressed to
those who already know Ernst
Zündel - the
man, his deeds and his writings - but to the
Canadians who know only what the mass media, taken
together, have chosen to report about him. It may
be feared that those Canadians have been led to
misjudge Zündel and, perhaps, hate
To those people, who, in my view, are mistaken,
I should say: examine with care the image of this
man that most of the media in your country try to
give you, whilst practically never letting you hear
his voice. Use your discernment.
To start, be on your guard against the
repetitive, hollow and vague nature of the
accusations brought against him. Do not let
yourselves be taken in by the obsessive use of
words like "Nazi" or "anti-Semite". These terms are
used against him as easily and mechanically as
stock insults. They are not born of any attempt at
the contrary: it is people who want to spare
themselves just such an effort who resort to them.
These words are employed to kill those to whom they
are applied or, at the very least, to gag or send
them to prison. Most often they are vituperations
let fly to vent spleen. Uttering them is somewhat
like spitting, and spitting has never been an
Zündel, speaking at a meeting of David
Irving's Clarendon Club in London, Sept
Ask yourselves whether Zündel, rather than
the monster described for you, may not quite simply
be a man attached to his country of origin,
Germany, whose desire is to defend his homeland
against horrific slanders.
If you hear it said that he "denies the
Holocaust of the Jews", reflect once again.
- Has he really asserted that, during the
Second World War, the Jews did not suffer? The
answer is "No".
- Has he actually maintained that Germany had
no anti-Jewish policy then? The answer again is
- Has he seriously claimed that Jews were not
deported to concentration camps or labour camps?
The answer is yet again "No".
- Has he advocated racial discrimination, or
can there be found in his past any sign of
racist behaviour towards those with whom he has
had contact as, for instance, their employer?
Still once more the answer is "No".
But then, if I am right and if I take it upon
myself to tell you that Zündel has never held
the ideas falsely ascribed to him, how is it that
the mass media, in unison, have hidden this fact
from you? Ask yourselves. And try to find the
I SHALL briefly tell you what Zündel has
thought and written in the past and what he
continues to think today in the prisons where, for
over a two years, he has been held like the most
dangerous of criminals.
Like me and a fair number of other revisionists,
he challenges, on the strength of solid arguments,
documents and forensic reports, the core of what
the Jews call their "Holocaust" or "Shoah".
- Upon the conclusion of his research, he
found that Adolf Hitler had indeed sought a
final solution to the eternal Jewish question
but, as is spelled out in plain writing in the
relevant documents, a "territorial final
- He also found that an extermination of the
Jews had never been contemplated, much less
undertaken, but rather, as had often happened in
the history of certain countries, a transfer of
the Jews out of Europe: the "territorial final
solution was to have been the Jews' resettlement
in an autonomous territory of their own outside
of Europe, anywhere except Palestine.
for the rest of Zündel's findings I shall, the
better to make myself understood, draw your
attention to current events and the war in Iraq.
You have heard that Saddam Hussein possessed
"weapons of mass destruction". You know that such
talk is a cold lie and that this lie made possible
a military butchery, a crusade of "Good against
War has always been hand in glove with
propaganda, in all times and places. Still, to take
but this one example amongst thousands of others,
in the recent century, during the 1930s and 1940s,
a frenzied propaganda was built up, especially in
the great democracies of the West and the Soviet
Union, against the Axis powers ("the axis of Evil",
in a sense) and, especially, against Germany.
The Allies thereby stirred their own soldiers to
warlike ardour and, after the vast butchery,
justified their own war and their own war crimes by
heaping gruesome accusations on Germany. It was
claimed, in particular, that Hitler had ordered the
building of weapons of mass destruction and used
those weapons to kill the Jews in a methodical
manner and in industrial proportions.
In fact, no trace of any such order has ever
been found, nor
any trace of the satanic weapons called
"[execution] gas chambers" or
"[execution] gas vans", and all the alleged
"testimonies" of the existence and operation of
such chemical slaughterhouses have shown themselves
to be fraudulent.
This is what so soundly struck Zündel. This
is what he, ever since, has wanted to bring to the
eyes of the world. It is this staggering discovery
of colossal deceit that has led him to fight as he
has done and as he will do till his dying breath.
It is for this, and solely for this, that he is now
being killed by inches.
Zündel in court in Toronto; at center rear
is Paul Fromm, free speech campaigner in
WE HAVE all been told that the rarest of virtues is
the courage to fight for what one believes is true:
the maxim is taught in the schools and
universities, in the works of great literature and
in picture books. It is a virtue much admired in
certain men and women of the past. But when,
suddenly, the living example of such courage
appears in present reality, too often people fail
to recognise it. They neglect it, or are mistaken
in appearances, they lend a willing ear to the
rumours circulating with regard to the
extraordinary person and, one fine day, unawares,
find themselves in the camp of the slanderers.
Having believed they had a great love of justice,
they show themselves ready to uphold Lynch law in
the face of this nuisance to society and to the
fashionable way of thinking.
I may add that if you knew Zündel you would
respect him for his open-mindedness, intelligence,
understanding of the most various kinds of people,
and sincerity. Then, upon discovering the true
personality of Zündel, the peasant, the
artist, the thinker, you would very likely get the
idea: "I was wrong about him. I've been fooled. In
my thoughts and words, by my acts or omissions,
I've condemned a man who, in reality, is a credit
to his nation, to my own and to the whole human
race". You would ask yourselves how to right the
wrongs that have been done.
I have the solution. Take your example from
Zündel. If his ideas do not appeal to you,
leave them to him but borrow a bit of his courage.
Protest against the fate reserved for him up to
today in a "high security" cell in Germany and
denounce the sham proceedings that an alleged
justice system is conducting against him.
Canada, Paul Fromm organises, with the
greatest selflessness, the defence of our prisoner
of conscience. To join in the support of
Zündel, start by helping Paul Fromm.
I thank you.
Paul Fromm, Canadian
Association for Free Expression Inc., Box 32,
Rexdale, Ontario, Canada M9W 5L3
Courage in Action. Robert Faurisson was set on
by violent thugs in a Paris park while alone
walking his dog in 1989, after giving evidence for
Zündel. An extremist Jewish organisation
claimed the credit, in a message to the press.
Neither this, nor being formally deprived of his
professor's title has dissuaded Faurisson from his
dossier on the Ernst Zündel
Zündel ("a friend of David Irving") in jail
| and commentary by Mr Irving
about deportation of Zündel:
Online: Canada expels Holocaust denier
Sun-Times: Canada deports immigrant who denies
News: Zündel turned over to German
the traditional enemies tonight: Canada judge
rules Ernst Zündel security risk; German
jail now awaits
Decision rendered on February 24, 2005,
IN THE MATTER OF A
CERTIFICATE signed pursuant to subsection
77(1) of the IRPA and Ernst Zündel
- Web site for followers of Zündel:
Text of ruling: www.fct-cf.gc.ca/bulletins
Court in Canada Rules Against
intercepted Zündel's mail, ex-agent
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Judge accused of 'misguided approach' in
Zündel is entitled to a hearing to
challenge his deportation to Canada, a federal
appeals court says
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