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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: Mr John Sack, - POBox 1444, Ketchum,
Idaho 83340, USA

16 October 1997

Dear Dr Toben

I am writing this at your request, made by fax on October
16, 1997. I'm also giving you, or anyone else, the right to
publish this in whole, but not in part.

I am a Jew, a literary journalist distinguished enough to be
included in a coming volume of The Dictionary of Literary
Biography, and the author of nine books including An Eye for
an Eye (Basic Books, 1993). The first three chapters of An
Eye for an Eye are about the Holocaust and the Jews'
sufferings in it. The last nine chapters are about the Jews
- a small minority - who sought to take revenge against the
Germans by doing things similar to what the Nazis did. An
Eye for an Eye is also about the Jews' redemption, and it's
about the many Jews who never sought to take revenge at all.
Since publication, An Eye for an Eye has been corroborated
by 60 Minutes, The New York Times, the three leading
newspapers in Germany, and the German newsmagazine Der
Spiegel. It has been accepted as a legitimate source on
European history in Norman E. Davies' new `Europe: A
History.'

Like Jeremy Sean Jones, I firmly believe:

1. that the Holocaust happened, that the Nazis intentionally
perpetrated it, and that there were gas chambers at
Auschwitz.

2. That there never was a "Bolshevik-Jewish Holocaust," and
that no Jewish conspiracy orchestrated the actions of
Stalin.

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3. That the Talmud is a book with much wisdom that, like the
Bible, can be quoted by the devil to his own purpose.

Unlike Mr Jones, I also believe in the free flow of
information, even inaccurate information, even inaccurate
anti-semitic information, and I don't believe in suppressing
it. Let truth and falsehood grapple, said Milton in
`Areopagitica': whoever knew truth put to the worse in a
free and open encounter?

On the other hand, I can testify in the words of the
Adelaide Institute (Statement by Jeremy Sean Jones, 2.6)
that I was indeed boycotted, hounded, persecuted, and
ultimately punished (financially) for having written An Eye
for an Eye. On network television in the United States, I
was called an anti-Semite, a neo-Nazi, and a Holocaust
denier, while in Australia my book was reviewed as "far more
dangerous than ... Mein Kampf." I was sometimes even
threatened with death.

Since these things have been happening to me for more than
ten years, it would be a burden on me to list them all in
writing. But if the Court summons me to, I will respectfully
testify about them.

With warm regards
John Sack


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