See also http://www.nizkor.org/ftp.cgi/people/e/eichmann.adolf/eichmann.009 Smith, Bradley. _Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist, Part 1_. Prima Facie, Los Angeles, California, 1988. Bracketed comments are Nizkor's. p. 11: I told her some of my favorite Elie Wiesel stories. I started with the one where he writes that there is eyewitness evidence that when some Russians were executed at Babi Yar in Ukraine that the cadavers of those that were Jews, in a unique protest against their ill treatment, spurted geysers of blood from their graves after they were buried. "He wrote that in _Jews of Silence_," ^1 I said. "In a straight book of journalism about Soviet Jews and the refusal of the State to allow them to emigrate. It's not a book of poetry. Straight journalism. What do you think about a man who would repeat such a claim? Wiesel writes in longhand in French. His wife translates his stuff into English. Presumably Wiesel goes over the translation. The translation is typeset and presumably Wiesel goes over the galleys. When he claims that Jewish cadavers spurt geysers of blood from their graves for months after they were buried it isn't a slip of the pen. Wiesel believes that it's a credible story. He wants you and me to believe it's credible. He wants the kids he teaches at Boston University to believe it's credible. It isn't only that Wiesel is not a historian. There may be other things as well that he is not. He may not be wrapped too tight, for example." 1. "Appointment With Hate," _Legends of our Time_, 1966, Avon Books, 1968, pps. 117-178. pp. 25-26: "If we are to believe certain morally deranged and spiritually perverted pseudo-historians," writes Elie Wiesel, "the Holocaust never took place. The killers did not kill, the victims did not perish. Auschwitz? A fraud. Treblinka? A lie. Bergen-Belsen? A name." [not quite three paragraphs omitted] Those of us who are not ready to accept at face value the survivor claims that Jewish corpses can pump geysers of blood into the air from their graves, which by implication opens _all_ survivor testimony to questioning in the light of reason, Wiesel accuses of being spiritual perverts. But then, what else can he do? _Defend the claim?_ [one paragraph omitted] In any event, I have not read anything in Faurisson these six years that approaches the craziness of Wiesel's belief in the geysers-of-blood story. In fact, it was Faurisson who first brought this tale to my attention. He laughed when he told it. He was enjoying himself. That's one of the traits that distinguishes we morally deranged ones from Holocaust fundamentalists. We laugh at that stuff. p. 91: "I've hardly told you anything about it, Jo." "You don't have to. I've heard about those people. I don't blame Jews for being angry at them. I've never read anything they've written but I'm angry at them myself." She patted my hand again. "I don't mean I'm angry at you, honey." I told her my Elie Wiesel story about how he claims that when some Jews were shot at Babi Yar that for months afterwards their corpses spurted geysers of blood from their graves. She blinked. A smile started to appear at one corner of her mouth but she stopped it. Then her face turned angry.
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