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Jeremy Jones and members of the Committee of Management of the Executive
Council of Australian Jewry on Behalf of those members of the Jewish
community of Australia who are members of organisations affiliated to the
Executive Council of Australian Jewry

                                                                Complainant
                                                                           
                                    and
                                     
Fredrick Toben on Behalf of the Adelaide Institute

                                                                 Respondent

Witness Statement: Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Simon Wiesenthal
Centre, Los Angeles, CA 900035, USA

Rabbi Cooper initiated this complaint before the HREOC by
declaring Adelaide Institute's Web site a "hate site".

I visited Rabbi Cooper during my study trip and asked him
why he had done this without first giving me an opportunity
to respond to his allegations.

He claimed that owing to our Web site being linked to non-
historians, such as Professor Butz's site, we had become
`haters.'

When he asked me, "Do you question the gassings?" I replied
yes, I need to because I want to know how this operation
worked.

He then rose from his chair and said, "You're honest, you're
an honest man," but then terminated the discussion.

To date Rabbi Cooper has not responded to my invitation to
be a witness at this HREOC hearing.

Fredrick Toben
7 November 1997


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