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FACT FILE: NO. 6
SUBJECT: THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA

Note: The fact file series is intended to present facts of history, free
>from  the polemics and misinformation so often presented in this medium. 
Hopefully the facts contained herein will serve the cause of truth in
history.  

Note to educators and students: Fifty years after the first atomic bombing
of a civilian population, the media is still rehashing the old government
propaganda about the loss of lives which would have been incurred during
an invasion of the Japanese mainland.  Many politicians, historians, and
people from all walks of life have been quick to counter revisionist
arguments that the Japanese were ready to surrender on Allied terms, and
that using the bombs was unnecessary and racist.  Rarely is Japan's
hopeless military situation or their desparate attempts to necogiate peace
discussed.  Following are excerpts from various military figures and
historians.


"Even before one of our B-29's dropped its atomic bomb on Hiroshima,
Japan's military situation was hopeless."   
		General Arnold  THIRD REPORT, 12th November, 1945, P.33.

 "It would be a mistake to suppose that the fate of Japan was settled by
the atomic bomb.  Her defeat was certain before the first bomb fell."   
		 Winston Churchill, quoted in Mee, MEETING AT POTSDAM p.
239.


[The bomb shortened the war] "by months." 
		General Marshall, quoted in Mee, MEETING AT POTSDAM p.
238.

[It shortened the war by] "two weeks." 
		General LeMay, quoted in Mee, MEETING AT POTSDAM p. 238.

"Japan was completely defeated strategically before the atomic bombs were
used against her."
		Bernard Brodie, THE ABSOLUTE WEAPON: ATOMIC POWER AND THE
WORLD ORDER , P. 92.

 "Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts, and supported by the
testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's
opinion that certainly prior to 31st December, 1945, and in all
probability prior to 1st November, 1945, Japan would have surrendered even
if the atomic bomb had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered
the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated."  
		The United States Strategical Bombing Survey (Pacific
War), p.26. 

 "His majesty is extremely anxious to terminate the war as soon as
possible, being deeply concerned that any further continuation of
hosilities will only aggravate the untold miseries of the millions upon
millions of innocent men and women in the countries at war.  Should,
however, the United States and Great Britain insist on unconditional
surrender, Japan would be forced to fight to the bitter end."
		Japanese foreign minister Togo's cable to Ambassador
Naotaki Sato on July 12, 1945

"The cables from Japan to the Japanese ambassador in Moscow (which begin
on July 11 and continue throughout the [Potsdam] conference ) are filed
under 761.94/7-2145: Telegram.  That these cables were being passed up the
line to Truman is evident from Stimson's diary entry for July 16 ("...I
also received important paper in re Japanese maneuverings for peace...")
and Truman's own remarks to Department of State historians in a conference
on January 24, 1956, in which he said he was familiar with the Togo-Sato
cable #893 before he was informed of it by Stalin [at Potsdam]." 
		Charles Mee, MEETING AT POTSDAM , p.342

"The dropping of the first atomic bomb was also an act of pure terrorism. 
It fulfilled no military purpose of any kind.  Belatedly it has been
disclosed that seven months before it was dropped, in January 1945,
President Roosevelt received via General MacArthur's headquarters an offer
by the Japanese Government to surrender on terms virtually identical to
those accepted by the United States after the dropping of the bomb: in
July 1945, as we now know, Roosevelt's successor, President Truman,
discussed with Stalin at Bebelsberg the Japanese offer to surrender....The
Japanese people were to be enlisted as human guinea-pigs for a scientific
experiment."
		F.J.P Veale, ADVANCE TO BARBARISM: THE DEVELOPMENT OF
TOTAL WARFARE FROM SERAJEVO TO HIROSHIMA, pp.352-53.

"The decision to use the atomic bomb was not only a moral but also a
psychological blunder." 
		General J.F.C. Fuller, THE SECOND WORLD WAR, p. 397.

 "No one likes, or wants to confront, the fact- but it is clear from the
events and conversations during the Potsdam conference that the use of the
atomic bomb against Hiroshima and Nagasaki was wanton murder." 
		Charles Mee, MEETING AT POTSDAM,p. 289. 




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FACT FILE: NO. 6
SUBJECT: THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA

Note: The fact file series is intended to present facts of history, free
>from  the polemics and misinformation so often presented in this medium. 
Hopefully the facts contained herein will serve the cause of truth in
history.  

Note to educators and students: Fifty years after the first atomic bombing
of a civilian population, the media is still rehashing the old government
propaganda about the loss of lives which would have been incurred during
an invasion of the Japanese mainland.  Many politicians, historians, and
people from all walks of life have been quick to counter revisionist
arguments that the Japanese were ready to surrender on Allied terms, and
that using the bombs was unnecessary and racist.  Rarely is Japan's
hopeless military situation or their desparate attempts to necogiate peace
discussed.  Following are excerpts from various military figures and
historians.


"Even before one of our B-29's dropped its atomic bomb on Hiroshima,
Japan's military situation was hopeless."   
		General Arnold  THIRD REPORT, 12th November, 1945, P.33.

 "It would be a mistake to suppose that the fate of Japan was settled by
the atomic bomb.  Her defeat was certain before the first bomb fell."   
		 Winston Churchill, quoted in Mee, MEETING AT POTSDAM p.
239.


[The bomb shortened the war] "by months." 
		General Marshall, quoted in Mee, MEETING AT POTSDAM p.
238.

[It shortened the war by] "two weeks." 
		General LeMay, quoted in Mee, MEETING AT POTSDAM p. 238.

"Japan was completely defeated strategically before the atomic bombs were
used against her."
		Bernard Brodie, THE ABSOLUTE WEAPON: ATOMIC POWER AND THE
WORLD ORDER , P. 92.

 "Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts, and supported by the
testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's
opinion that certainly prior to 31st December, 1945, and in all
probability prior to 1st November, 1945, Japan would have surrendered even
if the atomic bomb had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered
the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated."  
		The United States Strategical Bombing Survey (Pacific
War), p.26. 

 "His majesty is extremely anxious to terminate the war as soon as
possible, being deeply concerned that any further continuation of
hosilities will only aggravate the untold miseries of the millions upon
millions of innocent men and women in the countries at war.  Should,
however, the United States and Great Britain insist on unconditional
surrender, Japan would be forced to fight to the bitter end."
		Japanese foreign minister Togo's cable to Ambassador
Naotaki Sato on July 12, 1945

"The cables from Japan to the Japanese ambassador in Moscow (which begin
on July 11 and continue throughout the [Potsdam] conference ) are filed
under 761.94/7-2145: Telegram.  That these cables were being passed up the
line to Truman is evident from Stimson's diary entry for July 16 ("...I
also received important paper in re Japanese maneuverings for peace...")
and Truman's own remarks to Department of State historians in a conference
on January 24, 1956, in which he said he was familiar with the Togo-Sato
cable #893 before he was informed of it by Stalin [at Potsdam]." 
		Charles Mee, MEETING AT POTSDAM , p.342

"The dropping of the first atomic bomb was also an act of pure terrorism. 
It fulfilled no military purpose of any kind.  Belatedly it has been
disclosed that seven months before it was dropped, in January 1945,
President Roosevelt received via General MacArthur's headquarters an offer
by the Japanese Government to surrender on terms virtually identical to
those accepted by the United States after the dropping of the bomb: in
July 1945, as we now know, Roosevelt's successor, President Truman,
discussed with Stalin at Bebelsberg the Japanese offer to surrender....The
Japanese people were to be enlisted as human guinea-pigs for a scientific
experiment."
		F.J.P Veale, ADVANCE TO BARBARISM: THE DEVELOPMENT OF
TOTAL WARFARE FROM SERAJEVO TO HIROSHIMA, pp.352-53.

"The decision to use the atomic bomb was not only a moral but also a
psychological blunder." 
		General J.F.C. Fuller, THE SECOND WORLD WAR, p. 397.

 "No one likes, or wants to confront, the fact- but it is clear from the
events and conversations during the Potsdam conference that the use of the
atomic bomb against Hiroshima and Nagasaki was wanton murder." 
		Charles Mee, MEETING AT POTSDAM,p. 289. 




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Following find a re-post of a response that I sent to Joan Beck of the
Chicago Tribune.  Ms. Beck was quite supportive of Truman's decision to
use the bomb.   The ultimate reason for the Revisionist view on Hiroshima-
 Truth - that is all.                                                     
                                                                   Joan
Beck, a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune, has lent her support
to "Court History."  Her latest column, WHAT IF TRUMAN NEVER DROPPED THE
BOMB? falls in place with various books and articles which, as Harry
Barnes puts it, "have helped to prepare us ideologically for the reception
of 'Nineteen Eighty-four' institutions, political techniques, and mental
attitudes."  Ironically, it is the one and the same, Chicago Tribune which
was once the home for many revisionist ideas.  Beck supports the theory,
supported by "horrifying new" information that had the atomic bombs not
been dropped on the Japanese, that hundreds of thousands of additional
lives, (both American and Japanese) would have been lost during a U.S.
invasion of Japan.  Beck calls the atomic bombings "the least terrible way
to stop the war in the Pacific."  She apparently has derived most of her
information from a new work by Bruce Lee entitled, MARCHING ORDERS: THE
UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR II.  Throughout her article, Beck rehashes the
old government propaganda about the loss of lives which would have been
incurred during an invasion of the Japanese mainland.  She goes so far as
to claim that this "new" information undercuts "those revisionist
arguments that the Japanese were ready to surrender on Allied terms, and
that using the bombs was unnecessary and racist."  Beck snarls the word
"revisionist" as an epithet not unlike her ancestors growled
"isolationist" in the '40's and '50's.  The opinions that Ms. Beck
denounces have not actually had their loudest voicing from revisionists. 
That is, unless of course, Ms. Beck considers the following gentlemen who
voiced such opinion revisionists.  General Arnold wrote in his THIRD
REPORT, 12th November, 1945, "Even before one of our B-29's dropped its
atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan's military situation was hopeless." 
Winston Churchill wrote, "It would be a mistake to suppose that the fate
of Japan was settled by the atomic bomb.  Her defeat was certain before
the first bomb fell."  General Marshall would declare that the bomb
shortened the war "by months."  General LeMay said that it shortened the
war by "two weeks."  Finally the United States Strategical Bombing Survey
concluded, "Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts, and
supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it
is the Survey's opinion that certainly prior to 31st December, 1945, and
in all probability prior to 1st November, 1945, Japan would have
surrendered even if the atomic bomb had not been dropped, even if Russia
had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or
contemplated."  
      Beck refuses to acknowledge the widely acknowledged Japanese peace
offers.  Instead she uses the following phrases repeatedly, "defend Japan
with...suicidal fanaticism," "fanatical Japanese," "sworn to fight to the
death."   Ms. Beck totally ignores Japanese foreign minister Togo's cable
to Ambassador Naotaki Sato on July 12, 1945.  The forgotten cable reads,
"His majesty is extremely anxious to terminate the war as soon as
possible, being deeply concerned that any further continuation of
hosilities will only aggravate the untold miseries of the millions upon
millions of innocent men and women in the countries at war.  Should,
however, the United States and Great Britain insist on unconditional
surrender, Japan would be forced to fight to the bitter end."  (Charles
Mee Jr. MEETING AT POTSDAM p.23)  The one condition that the Japanese
government had was that Emperor Hirohito be retained.  That Truman was
aware of the Japanese peace feelers is now, and has been for many years,
certain.  Charles Mee reports, "The cables from Japan to the Japanese
ambassador in Moscow (which begin on July 11 and continue throughout the
[Potsdam] conference ) are filed under 761.94/7-2145: Telegram.  That
these cables were being passed up the line to Truman is evident from
Stimson's diary entry for July 16 ("...I also received important paper in
re Japanese maneuverings for peace...") and Truman's own remarks to
Department of State historians in a conference on January 24, 1956, in
which he said he was familiar with the Togo-Sato cable #893 before he was
informed of it by Stalin [at Potsdam]." (Ibid., p.342)
      Beck does bring up the July 26th ultimatum issued by the U.S.,
Britain, and China which demanded, "We call upon the Government of Japan
to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all the Japanese armed
forces and to provide proper and adequate assurance of their good faith in
such action.  The alternative for Japan is complete and utter
destruction."  Beck declares, "The Japanese High command ignored the
ultimatum."  J.F.C. Fuller explains more rationally, "[these terms]
ommitted to mention a point of overriding importance- namely, the status
of the Emperor.... Was he to be held responsible for crimes [the Japanese
army, navy, and airforce] had committed?  If so, was he to be listed as a
'war criminal' and hung?  To the masses of the Japanese this would be
equivalent to acquiescing in the murder of their god." (Fuller, THE SECOND
WORLD WAR P. 393)  Mee argues, "The problem for the Japanese government,
then, was how to respond, to whom to respond.  The proclamation had not
been sent through any diplomatic channels, through a neutral country, for
example.  It had been release to the newspapers and the radio." (Mee p.
246-47) 
     Finally on August 6th the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
 According to the official casualty list, 78,150 were killed and 13,983
were missing.  On August 8th, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.  It
is estimated that approximately 40,000 were killed.  Ms. Beck claims that
many Japanese lives were SAVED by dropping these bombs.  Finally the
Japanese surrendered.  Truman would still not get his "unconditional
surrender."  Hirohito would remain in power.  Ms. Beck believes that it
was a Japanese propaganda strategy to denounce the use of the bomb.  She
announces, "That propaganda strategy has succeeded far beyond
expectation."  
    It is clear that diplomatic channels were available.  The Japanese
were willing to necogiate.  The decision to use the atomic bomb, as Fuller
puts it, "was not only a moral but also a psychological blunder."  (Fuller
p. 397)  Mee writes, "No one likes, or wants to confront, the fact- but it
is clear from the events and conversations during the Potsdam conference
that the use of the atomic bomb against Hiroshima and Nagasaki was wanton
murder." (Mee p. 289)  Ms. Beck, if you are reading this, your arguments
are not new.  They are the official U.S. line regarding the dropping of
the bomb for the last 50 years.  Your statistics and time frames are not
supported by any of the top generals involved in this matter or for that
matter the U.S. Strategic  Bombing Survey.  That the Japanese were willing
to surrender is a matter of public record even admitted to by Truman
himself.  The revisionists have not really spent much time on this topic-
because there is little to revise- it is a matter of public record! 
Revisionist historians interested in the Pacific war have spent most of
their time discussing the events leading up to Pearl Harbor.    In
conclusion I quote a major revisionist author on that very topic. 
Pulitzer Prize winner John Toland writes, "The greater tragedy is that the
war with Japan was one that need never have been fought.  And so we must
continue to mourn the victims: first the 2,403 who died on Oahu... In a
larger sense we must also mourn the millions of dead and mutilated in the
unnecessary war in the Pacific: the soldiers and sailors on both sides and
the innocent civilians of many countries, particularly those of Japan, who
were savaged by fire bombings and atomic warfare.  A final victim is the
present state of the world.  Imagine if there had been no war in the East.
 There would have been no Hiroshima and perhaps no threat of nuclear
warfare."  (INFAMY P. 340)

_________________________________________________________________________ 
   "Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil " ... 
Nietzsche         
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FOR FEAR OF THE TRUTH   -  No. 1

Criminal hearings against the German expert on solid-state chemistry
Germar Rudolf have now begun.  He is accused of having disseminated to
hundreds of the country's top professors of chemistry an expert court
affidavit drafted by him for the defence of a revisionist against criminal
charges; the document established beyond any doubt the longevity of
cyanide compounds in brickwork. (The prosecution has offered no proof
whatever that Rudolf distributed his report.)

As reported in David Irving's Action Report No. 9, May 1995


Great truths always begin as blasphemies .....G. B. Shaw

_________________________________________________________________________ 
   "Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil " ... 
Nietzsche         
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Subject: For Fear of the Truth - No. 2
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FOR FEAR OF THE TRUTH   -  No. 2

	In a March 27 raid of the Grabert publishing firm in Tuebingen,
Germany, criminal police seized all available copies of a new book of
Holocaust revisionist scholarship.  The banned work is a 400-page
large-format anthology entitled GRUNDLAGEN ZUR ZEITGESCHICHTE: EIN
HANDBUCH UEBER STRITTIGE FRAGEN DES 20. JAHRHUNDERTS (Foundations of
Contemporary History: A handbook on controversial questions of the
twentieth century).

	It contains 17 carefully researched essays by leading revisionist
scholars in Europe and North America, including Carlo Mattogno, John Ball,
Friedrich Berg, Robert Faurisson, Udo Walendy and Ingrid Weckert. 
Compiled by Ernst Gauss (regarded by the authorities as a probable
pseudonym), it was published late last year.

	Criminal indictments are likely against the publisher, Wigbert
Grabert, and at least one of the individual contributors.  Police seized
the books on the basis of a court order, issued without a court hearing,
requested by the state prosecuting attorney's office in Tuebingen.  More
than 30,000 copies of GRUNDLAGEN reportedly had already been distributed
before the March 27 raid.

In its court order request, the prosecuting attorney's office stated:

	"The [book's] team of authors regards the systematic and planned
killing of people of Jewish faith, whih was carried out under National
Socialist rule as the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question," from a 
revisionist view, and comes to the conclusion that there was no deliberate
annihilation of the Jews."

	The book is dangerous, the office claimed, because it "denies the
National Socialist genocide of the Jews during the Third Reich in a way
that oculd disturb the public peace," because it "injures the honor of
Jews" in Germany who had been persecuted during the Third Reich, and
because it "denigrates the memory of Jews" who lost their lives as a
result of Third Reich policies, "especially in concentration camps."

as reported in :The Journal of Historical Review Vol. 15, Number 3 
May/June 1995
P.O. Box 2739, Newport Beach, CA 92659, USA. Subscriptions $40 per year
(domestic).

	

Great truths always begin as blasphemies .....G. B. Shaw

_________________________________________________________________________ 
   "Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil " ... 
Nietzsche         
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FOR FEAR OF THE TRUTH   -  No. 3


	After complaints by a leading literary critic and other figures, a
German publisher has ordered the withdrawl and destruction of the
German-language version of a book asserting that Jews ran internment camps
for Germans in post-war Poland.

	The book, EYE FOR AN EYE  by John Sack, has been labeled
"anti-Semitic fodder" in a review by one of Germany's leading literary
critics, Eike Geisel.  News of its impending publication stirred charges
that the book would be expoloited by neo-Nazis likening the treatment of
Germans to the killing of six million Jews.

	By the time the uproar broke out 6,000 German copies of the book
had already been printed, though no copies had yet been sold.

	The German publisher, Piper Verlag of Munich, issued a statemtn
this week saying the book "could become the cause for some
misunderstanding, that is that the Holocaust might be compared with other
crimes of that time or could even be set off against them."

	Accordingly, the book would not be published, the statement said.

	Victor Niemann, the publisher of  Piper Verlag, said in the
statement that "everything must be avoided that could possibly turn the
discussion into a wrong direction."  Mr. Niemann, who has said the print
run will probably be recycled, could not be reached tonight to say whether
the books, stacked in a Stuttgart warehouse, had already been destroyed.

	Mr. Sack, an American journalist, argued in EYE FOR AN EYE (Basic
Books, 1993) that Stalin deliberately chose Jews to oversee secret police
activities in the former German territories of postwar Poland.  The author
based his conclusions on interviews with several high-ranking Jewish
members of the Office of State Security, the Polish Communist organization
that, under Soviet supervision, maintained some former Nazi death camps in
Poland after World War II.

	According to Mr. Sack, the German Federal Archives say that
between 60,000 and 80,000 Germans died in Polish internment camps between
1945 and 1948.

	The book was assailed by some American critics as sensational, and
one German author, Ralph Giordano, called it "the greatest filth" before
even reading it.

	In a telephone interview tonight, Mr. Sack said that, 15 months
after its publication in the United States, its veracity had not been
substantially challenged.

	"The story I'm trying to get out is that the story has been
fact-checked" by major American news organizations and "nobody has yet
found any error in it."

	But in a letter faxed to Mr. Sack and in a published interview,
Mr. Niemann, the publisher, said the book was not documented in the way a
German study would usually be documented.

	Since Piper Verlag withdrew the book, Mr. Sack said, he had been
approached by German right-wing publishing houses to secure rights to
publish it, but he had refused.	

as reported in : The New York Times , Thursday, February 16, 1995

An english edition is available in hardcover for $25.00 plus $2.50
handling from:
The Institute of Historical Review  P.O. Box 2739, Newport Beach, CA
92659, USA. 


Great truths always begin as blasphemies .....G. B. Shaw

_________________________________________________________________________ 
   "Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil " ... 
Nietzsche         
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FOR FEAR OF THE TRUTH   -  No. 4

Andreas Thoben, 34, a Munich engineer and member of the Republican party,
has been fined DM5400 ($3000) for wearing T-shirts with the slogan
"Freedom of opinion for David Irving and don't ban him from Germany" and a
similar one about Fred Leuchter.

As reported in : David Irving's ACTION REPORT  No.9, May 1995.

Great truths always begin as blasphemies .....G. B. Shaw

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   "Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil " ... 
Nietzsche         
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FOR FEAR OF THE TRUTH   -  No. 4

Andreas Thoben, 34, a Munich engineer and member of the Republican party,
has been fined DM5400 ($3000) for wearing T-shirts with the slogan
"Freedom of opinion for David Irving and don't ban him from Germany" and a
similar one about Fred Leuchter.

As reported in : David Irving's ACTION REPORT  No.9, May 1995.

Great truths always begin as blasphemies .....G. B. Shaw

_________________________________________________________________________ 
   "Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil " ... 
Nietzsche         
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FOR FEAR OF THE TRUTH   -  No. 5

Professor Ernst Nolte, the leading historian of Berlin university, has
been forced into the ranks of the revisionist Undead.  

Constantly hovering on the brink of full commitment to the revisionist
cause, and possessed of the ability to see which way the wind was blowing,
though not the courage of his convictions necessary to face down the
leftist witch hunters of the legal system, Nolte wrote a half page
editorial in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Aug. 23 challenging for
the first time the wisdom of continuing with the senseless, image-damaging
prosecution of those historians and right-wing politicians persistently
questioning the legends about Auschwitz.

In this article, Nolte pointed out that there was a growing school of
thought among historians which challenged whether there was any systematic
intent of the Nazi leadership to liquidate Europe's Jews- and yet under
the law by their very challenge of the systematic nature of the massacres
these historians were committing criminal acts under German law.

"We have to distinguish between denial and questioning," said Nolte.  "And
we find both among the radical revisionists."

The article caused a sensation.  The FAZ was flooded with letters arguing
that there could be no debate about "what is beyond debate."

Nolte replied in the same newspaper on Sep. 8: 
"Oh yes there can."  As a non-scientist, he admitted, he was not equipped
to tackle some of the technical arguments raised by the revisionists as to
"whether it was technically possible to carry out mass murder using Zyklon
B on the scale commonly assumed."  But he could not deny, he added, that
he was impressed by many arguments adduced by the revisionists against the
credibility of some witnesses and documents.

He felt the time had now come for a scientific discussion and debate on
this controversy.  He feard that otherwise the impression would sooner or
later arise, he said, that "the established historians" were trying to
duck out of this debate by smear campaigns and by calling for the
prosecution of their opponents.

"In my opinion," added Professor Nolte, "authors like Germar Rudolf and
Carlo Mattogno do no deserve such smears."  "I am pleading," he added in
this brave, twenty-column-inch letter, "for a scientific debate with the
arguments of the Auschwitz revisionists."

There followed the ultimate accolade, a multi-page verbatim interview with
Nolte published on Oct. 3 by news magazine Der Spiegel (issue No. 40/1994)
about Hitler, the Germans- and Auschwitz.  Although he - too late- renewed
his spoken allegiance to the notion of the "gas chambers" and "factories
of death", the damage was done.  Nolte did not put up a very brave fight-
how could he, with jail staring him in the face if he did- but at one
crucial moment he did metion the key finding of the Leuchter Report,
namely that there are no significant traces of cyanide compounds in the
supposed lethal gas chambers at Auschwitz.

To this one of Spiegel's editors glibly interpolated:
"Dafuer gibt es doch eine Erklaerung.  Die Molekuelen wurden nahezu
restlos von den Koerpen absorbiert." (There's an explanation for that: the
molecules were absorbed virtually completely by the cadavers.)

Having thus rewritten the laws of chemistry, Der Spiegel reported four
weeks later in issue No., 44: "The editors of the Frankfurter Allgemeine,
Gunther Nonnenmacher and Johann Georg Reissmuller, have now informed Nolte
that they will not print any more articles by him."

Nolte responded with an even longer, twenty-four inch reader's letter
(Nolte: "Farewell Leter") in the FAZ, asserting that his Spiegel interview
contained "neither scandalous nor provocative utterances."  The word
'antisemitism,' he wrote, "has many facets.  If anybody who defends
himself aainst the unfounded attacks of a Mr. Bubis is ipso facto an
antisemite then I plead guilty and I'm not ashamed of it."

He then explained why as a serious historian he felt obliged to take
seriously the arguments of the revisionists- "precisely because Auschwitz
is the pivotal point of my philosophical and historical analysis."

"I wuld be ashamed to take the easy way out," he added, "namely to holler
for new laws to punish contrary opinions that are not expressed with the
slightest intent of defaming anybody."

The new laws, he explained, putting flesh to the legalistic language,
meant that anybody who even murmured misgivings about the "eye-witness"
reports by Kurt Gerstein or Milos Nyiszli - two of the more grotesque
Holocaust liars - "is to be punished with five years' imprisonment."

"What particularly depresses me," continued Nolte in his letter, "is the
fact that ten years ago my colleague Martin Broszat, now unfortunately
dead, put forward serious misgivings; but that this time around there is a
deathly silence among the academic historians and their allies."

[Broszat, director of the Institute of Contemporary History, expressed his
misgivings in a 1977 paper reviewing David Irvings, book HITLER'S WAR, in
which he admitted that Irving was right on one count: there was no Hitler
Order].

By ostracising Nolte as they have ostracised Mr Irving and others before
them, these editors have done the revisionist cause a service: Nolte
becomes one more martyr who will now fight more bravely for the cause,
indeed with burning fanaticism, until final victory is won.

"Most telling of all in my eyes," Nolte tells ACTION REPORT, "was waht
Marcel Reich-Ranicki wrote in the weekend supplement to the Frankfurter
Allegemeine Zeitung on Nov. 26.  The sideswipes he allows himself against
me in that piece are nothing short of an attack on the FAZ's entire 'line'
so far, and thus against [former chief editor], Joachim Fest as well)."


As reported in : David Irving's ACTION REPORT  No.9, May 1995.

Great truths always begin as blasphemies .....G. B. Shaw

_________________________________________________________________________ 
   "Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil " ... 
Nietzsche         
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