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                Copyright 1993 The Chronicle Publishing Co.     
                          The San Francisco Chronicle 
                  SEPTEMBER 11, 1993, SATURDAY, FINAL EDITION 
LENGTH: 274 words   
HEADLINE: 'Revisionist's Agenda   
BODY:     Editor -- I read with more than passing interest Mark
Weber's letter in the September 4 Chronicle.   
   Although this may not be the occasion for a history of Mr. Weber's
efforts in extremist causes, one would be hard pressed to find a
legitimate historian or human rights researcher who would agree with
his protestations that Holocaust ''revisionism'' is not anti-Semitic.
   In seeking to whitewash the crimes of the Hitler state, Holocaust
''revisionists'' portray mass murderers as the victims of a malicious
smear campaign, while those who lost their loved ones are depicted as
vindictive liars seeking to demonize an entire people.   
   I do not know to whom Mr. Weber is referring when he speaks of a
''growing number of Jews who support the revisionist view.'' But
Willis Carto, the founder of the Institute for Historical Review for
whom Mr. Weber works, wrote:   
   ''Hitler's defeat was the defeat of Europe. And of America. How
could we have been so blind? The blame, it seems, must be laid at the
door of the international Jews. It was their propaganda, lies and
demands which blinded the West to what Germany was doing. If Satan
himself, with all of his superhuman genius and diabolical ingenuity
at his command, had tried to create a permanent disintegration and
force for the destruction of the nations, he could have done no
better than to invent the Jews.''    This then, is the real agenda of
those who claim that the gas chambers of Auschwitz are a hoax and
that Anne Frank's diary is a forgery. And it comes straight from the
horse's mouth.   
   Simon Wiesenthal Center   
   Los Angeles   

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