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Subject: The Zundel Affair: A Report by Manuel Prutschi (9/11)


Zundel's Creed

"The Hitler We Loved and Why" is the title of a 120-page (text and
photographs) soft-cover book co-authored by a certain Christof
Friedrich, who, of course, was none other than Ernst Zundel. The
journalist Mark Bonokoski blew Zundel's cover in a Toronto Sun column
of April 19. 1978. showing that Zundel, using his middle names
Christof Friedrich, had produced, with Eric Thomson, this panegyric
work, published by White Power Publications, of Reedy, West Virginia.
White Power is headed by George Dietz, who is also the editor and
publisher of The Liberty Bell.

Zundel, in his interview with Bonokoski, neither confirmed nor denied
that he was Christof Friedrich, but Dietz definitely told Bonokoski
that Zundel and Friedrich were one and the same. Furthermore, on the
day after Bonokoski's column appeared, Zundel openly admitted that he
was Christof Friedrich in an interview with David Schatsky on CBC
radio.[94] In February 1977, The Liberty Bell reviewed "The Hitler We
Loved and Why" as follows: "(Friedrich) leaves no doubt about it.
Hitler was well loved and loved in return, but this relationship
between the Leader and his people was not the gushy, sickly-sweet
effusion of an obese Jewish mother for her pimply, draft-dodging son.
This was Aryan love. Strong, steady and uplifting."[95] Hitler is
portrayed as a revered saint and holy man. a godly messiah who had
rescued Germany with the salvationist ideology of white supremacy.
Out of the rubble of a nation laid waste by the Jews, the Fuehrer
built an orderly, corruption-free, economically vibrant, and morally
pure society in which "our men were manly and our women feminine,"
and "nutrition came before profit; quality before quantity."[96]

Everyone was properly cared for in this Nazi utopia, including the
animals (even in wartime, it seems, there were ration cards for dogs
as well as people). The disabled, however, did not fare as well,
since Hitler devised a eugenic solution for them. Nor, according to
'Friedrich,' "were idiots, morons and imbeciles possible under
National Socialism, simply because such sorry specimens were not
allowed to reproduce."[97] Unashamedly, medical certificates of
fitness or unfitness for child-bearing in the Third Reich are
reproduced. "For... National Socialism is simply the application of
Nature's Laws to politics," and "Hitler, the artist and designer,
designed a society for loving human beings, not plastic dummies."[98]
Through this great struggle, the white Germanic messiah prevented
"the end of White Civilization."

Even in defeat, therefore, "we loved him because his spiritual
presence prevented our sufferings and sorrows from overwhelming
us."[99] Friedrich's book concludes on a lofty note. Today, Hitler's
spirit "soars beyond the shores of the White Man's home in Europe.
Wherever we are, he is with us. WE LOVE YOU. ADOLPH HITLER!" Hitler
has transcended death. He is a type of risen German Christ, a
faith-figure in the eyes of his disciples. To have loved him in the
past is to love him in the present and future, since Hitler is the
same yesterday, today and forever. "The Hitler We Loved and Why" is
Zundel's personal creed and a revelation of his soul. It provides us
with a spiritual clue to the inner man.


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