Thursday, October 6, 2005
prosercutor in Ernst
reveals true colours, in lecture to Holocaust
doesn't believe his own propaganda, Crown lawyer
By JANICE ARNOLD
government lawyer in Ernst Zündel's
deportation case said he doesn't think the
Holocaust denier really
believes his own propaganda.
"I cross-examined Zündel for five days. In
my view, he does not believe the Holocaust did not
happen. He's far more intelligent than that. He's
doing it because he hates Jewish people and made a
great deal of money," Donald MacIntosh, the
lead Crown prosecutor, told a McGill University
Zündel profited handsomely from the
publication of hate literature that was distributed
around the world, MacIntosh said in a lecture on
the case at McGill's law faculty, part of the
Holocaust Education Series, sponsored by the
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.
MacIntosh said there
was no doubt that Zündel was a threat to
national security, and even to international
"Some people believe that Zündel is nothing
but a revisionist, a Holocaust denier, which is
reprehensible, but not a danger to national
Zündel was a very dangerous
man," MacIntosh said.
He said Zündel's propaganda could have
further fuelled rising anti-Semitism in the world
and Islamic extremism.
Although much of the evidence against
Zündel remains secret, MacIntosh stressed that
the case against him was "overwhelming," and
consisted of over 100 pages of summary, along with
1,600 supporting documents, that were vetted by
judges before being admitted.
Zündel funded organizations and "advised
and directed" white supremacists who advocated
violence against blacks, Jews and other minorities,
and the overthrow of the U.S, German and South
Among them were Wolfgang Droege, former
leader of the neo-Nazi Heritage Front, who was shot
to death earlier this year; William Pierce,
author of the racist and anarchist tract The
Turner Diaries; Richard Butler, founder
of Aryan Nations; the fascist Ewald Althans,
who had designs on becoming the fuhrer of Germany
before being arrested for sedition, and whom
Zündel was sending $2,000 a month; Dennis
Mahon, publisher of the racist Oklahoma
Excalibur, which urged the overthrow of "Zionist
Occupied Government (ZOG)"; and Tom Metzger,
director of White Aryan Resistance.
"Zündel counselled these people on how far
they could and should go under the First Amendment
[of the U.S. constitution]," MacIntosh
MacIntosh said Zündel attempted to get the
names and addresses of certain Jewish Canadians on
the pretext that he wanted to subpoena them, but
the Canadian Security Intelligence Service was
concerned it was really to give them to the white
"Zündel was one of the most important
purveyors of hate literature in the world,
distributing to 42 countries since the early
1970s," MacIntosh said.
He said Zündel revelled in the notoriety
that his legal battles earned him over the years.
"Historian Jack Granatstein included him
among the 100 most influential Canadians.
Zündel knew that he was No. 43 and was very
proud of it
He was a legend in his own mind,
and called himself a gift to the world."
In 1991, the Supreme Court of Canada's
overturned Zündel's conviction under
legislation prohibiting "reporting false news" when
the law was ruled unconstitutional.
That was "worth a million
dollars in publicity," MacIntosh said.
"Zündel went on to
further his career -- using direct mail, the
Internet, satellite TV and radio," he said.
"After his acquittal, he acquired considerable
cachet among the white supremacist movement,
which regarded him as a patriarch."
During Zündel's 43-day deportation trial,
hits on his website grew from 650,00 to 1.2 million
Nevertheless, MacIntosh contends that
prosecuting hate mongers is necessary, despite the
risk that their trial may provide a platform for
Zündel, who was deported to Germany last
March, is scheduled to be tried in November
 in that
country on charges of denying the Holocaust and
inciting hatred. MacIntosh said the Germans appear
to recognize the iron-clad case against Zündel
and have scheduled only five days of hearings, in
contrast to the 43 days of hearings it took to get
him out of Canada.
"All countries must be vigilant in the fight
against hate and resolutely bring to justice those
committing crimes against humanity or counselling
others to do so," he said.
To prevent the spread of hatred, people from all
backgrounds and walks of life must work together,
He added that education alone is not necessarily
a guarantee against racism, noting that
Zündel's third wife, Ingrid Rimland,
has a PhD in educational psychology, yet has posted
"some of the most virulent material" on
dossier on the Ernst Zündel case
set for Zündel Holocaust Trial # 3 - in
Germany. Political kidnap victim, Ernst
Zündel, will get another Holocaust trial,
this time in his native Germany