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In a classic case of misrepresentation, Gannon publishes the following

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     Though few remember, there was supposedly a Jewish "Holocaust" during
World War I, in addition to the Jewish "Holocaust" of World War II!  Not
only that, but the number of victims was claimed, both times, to have been
SIX MILLION!!!  The "evil" Germans supposedly did it TWICE!  Actually, they
never even did it ONCE.

     The FIRST alleged "Holocaust of Six Million Jews at the hands of the
Germans" has been forgotten, but the SECOND alleged "Holocaust of Six
Million Jews at the hands of the Germans" is today a highly-promoted

     The reason the first "Holocaust" story was discarded is, I think,
related to the saying, "If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence
that you tried."  They failed to convince everyone the first time, so they
quit publicizing it.  Then they tried the same stunt again later, after
World War II, and now they've got most people believing it!  But that is

         SIX MILLION JEWS exterminated during World War I, too?!?

     In a major speech in October, 1919, in Albany, New York, Martin Glenn
(a past governor of New York) reported at length to a rapt audience on "the
extermination of 6 million Jews and the holocaust of European Jewry" during
"the Great War" (i.e., World War I).

     This now rarely-remembered claim was publicized in, among others, the
October 31, 1919, issue of the _American Hebrew Magazine_, published by the
American Jewish Committee.

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-Dan Gannon

Here, now, is the text of the article Gannon cited, which bears no
relationship to Gannon's assertions:

Article: 6122 of alt.revisionism
Subject: Exposing Gannon's Lies (was: THE WORLD WAR I JEWISH "HOLOCAUST"
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From: (Jolyon Silversmith)
Date: 2 Feb 1994 23:36:17 GMT

[quoting Ken McVay]

# Does it exist? Did it exist? Frankly, I do not know. However, given your
# previous lies and misrepresentations, it would not surprise me to discover
# it was simply another denial fabrication - I await the results of ongoing
# research into this matter with interest.

It exists. But it does not say anything remotely near what Gannon claims. 
You've got to be an incredibly stupid anti-Semite to cite an article that is
available (if not easily -it took some digging around in the Harvard microfilm
collection) and is not at all what you claim it to be...

Here are some excerpts from "The Crucifiction of Jews Must Stop!" by Martin
H. Glynn, _The American Hebrew_, October 31, 1919, p. 582.

        From across the sea six million men and women call to us for help, and
eight hundred thousand little children cry for bread....

        In the face of death, in the throes of starvation there is no place for
mental distinctions of creed, no place for physical differentiations of race.
In this catastrophe, when six million human beings are being whirled towards thegrave by a cruel and relentless fate, only the most idealistic promptings of
human nature should sway the heart and move the hand.

        Six million men and women are dying from lack of the necessities of 
life; eight hundred thousand children cry for bread. And this fate is upon them
through no fault of their own, through no transgression of the laws of God
or man; but through the awful tyranny of war and a bigoted lust for Jewish

        In this threatened holocaust of human life, forgotten are the niceties
of philosophical distinction, forgotten are the differences of historical
interpretation; and the determination to help the helpless, to shelter the
homeless, to clothe the naked and to feed the hungry becomes a religion at 
whose altar men of every race can worship and women of every creed can kneel...


So there you have it. The article does not claim that six million Jews were
killed in World War I; it warns that six million are likely to die without aid
and an end to anti-Semitism. Is it a strongly worded article? Yes. Does it lend
any support to Gannon's outrageous claims? No. Gannon will probably continue to
post - he may even try to dispute the text of the article. But I don't think
he has any credibility left now, if he had any to begin with.
_________________________ Jolyon ("Jol") Silversmith __________________________       Past Director: Civil Liberties Union of Harvard
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