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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: Professor Konrad Kwiet, Macquarie
University, Sydney NSW

I asked Professor Konrad Kwiet, Centre for Genocide Studies,
Macquarie University, to be a witness for this case because
he `believes' in the traditional view of the Holocaust.

Two years ago, I attended a history conference at the
University of New South Wales at which he was one of the key
figures defending the traditional view. He advised me to
leave the topic alone because "it is bigger than both of
us."

My reply to that was, "That is why I won't let go of it.
It's an intellectual challenge!"

Professor Kwiet has, to date, not responded with a witness
statement.

Fredrick Toben
7 November 1997


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