Archive/File: pub/people/krakowski.shmuel/press jerusalem-post.0886 Last-Modified: 1993/10/28 Article 4606 of alt.revisionism: Path: oneb!nntp.cs.ubc.ca!utcsri!utnut!cs.utexas.edu!uunet!noc.near.net!news.Brown.EDU!dzk From: email@example.com (Danny Keren) Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: More lies from Gannon: the "Krakowski quote" Date: 15 Oct 1993 22:18:39 GMT Organization: Brown University Department of Computer Science Lines: 51 Distribution: world Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org.Brown.EDU> NNTP-Posting-Host: cslab6b.cs.brown.edu One of the claims often posted by Gannon on the net is that Shmuel Krakowski, who used to be the director of the archives at Yad-Vashem (Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem), had said that "over half of the testimonies given to us by Holocaust survivors are inaccurate" (often, this changes to "over half of the survivors lied to us", etc - all in the true spirit of "revisionist scholarship"). As usual, Gannon and his Fuehrers are lying through their teeth. As usual, all we have to do is spend a little time to expose their lies and slanders. Krakowski was blatantly misquoted in the interview Gannon mentions; on the same day it appeared in the "Jerusalem Post" (17.8.1986) he sent an unequivocal protest, which appeared in the letters to the editor section a few days later (unfortunately I have only a photocopy of the page in which it appears, and cannot tell it it's August 21 1986 or August 22 1986; I'll check this out soon). The letter is included below. I should add that I spoke with Krakowski on the phone about this. He is rather upset about being misrepresented and slandered by Nazi propagandists. Unfortunately, he is not alone; other historians have also been quoted by Holocaust deniers as saying things they have never said. ------------------------------------------------------- To the Editor of the Jerusalem Post Sir, - I was deeply astonished to read Barbara Amouyal's front-page article of August 17, which is based in part on an interview with me. Many hundreds of the 20,000 testimonies held in our archives were extensively used in Nazi war criminal trials, contrary to what Amouyal wrote. I told Amouyal that survivors wrote their accounts for the record of history. I cannot understand why she made of it that survivors wanted "to be part of history". I said there are some - fortunately very few - testimonies, which proved to be inaccurate. Why did Amouyal make them out to be a large number? Regarding the final remark, I did not receive any "orders" not to discuss the Demjanjuk case. I simply refused to discuss it with Amouyal. Shumel Krakowski, Director, Yad Vashem Archives Jerusalem.
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