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From: (Eugene Holman)
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Subject: Ernst Zündel: Captain of the Holocaust industry
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 14:46:11 +0300
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Ernst Zündel is the Holocaust industry, and the Holocaust industry is
Ernst Zündel!


Zündel doesn't believe his own propaganda, Crown lawyer says
Staff Reporter

THE government lawyer in Ernst Zündel's deportation case said he doesn't
think the notorious 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
audience recently.

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 stability.

"Some people believe that Zündel is nothing but a revisionist, a Holocaust
denier, which is reprehensible, but not a danger to national securityŠ
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 African governments.

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 said.

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 supremacists.

"Zündel was one of the most important purveyors of hate literature in the
world, distributing to 42 countries since the early 1970s," MacIntosh

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 itŠ 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 per month.

Nevertheless, MacIntosh contends that prosecuting hate mongers is
necessary, despite the risk that their trial may provide a platform for
their views.
Zündel, who was deported to Germany last March, is scheduled to be tried
in November [2005] 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

"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, MacIntosh said.

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 Zündel's website.

Eugene Holman

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