Archive/File: orgs/american/ihr felderer.news Date: Mon, 26 Oct 92 11:59:47 -0500 From: Jeffrey Shallit
Message-ID: <9210261659.AA18381@graceland.uwaterloo.ca> Toronto Star, March 4, 1988, pg. A2 The Zundel Trial Defence witness admits conviction in Sweden By Paul Bilodeau Toronto Star A man who claims to be Ernst Zundel's mentor was sentenced to 10 months in jail in Sweden for "agitation against ethnic groups." Ditlieb Felderer, testifying in defence of Zundel, yesterday told a District Court jury that he has been "persecuted by Zionists" for publicizing his belief that the Nazis did not gas to death millions of Jews during World War II. Zundel, 48, is charged with knowingly spreading false news in a pamphlet entitled "Did Six Million Really Die"? Felderer, 46, said he was found guilty of a charge of "threatening or expressing contempt for a group" for publishing a "Jewish information" tract entitled "Please accept this hair of gas victim", which he described as satire. Felderer called his native Sweden a "totalitarian state" and compared his trial to a "Soviet show trial." He said Nazi concentration camps were more humane than modern prisons. Felderer told court that he and Zundel have been in regular contact since 1979. In two days of testimony, Felderer has repeatedly prefaced his remarks with "as I said to Ernst..." After a film about the Holocaust was shown on Swedish television in 1979, Felderer said he received threatening phone calls and was hit on the head with an iron bar wielded by an angry mob while his mother watched. "I warned (Zundel) against what had happened to me... In Sweden, the country of alleged freedom, they did this to me," he told court. In 1979, Zundel taped a length interview with Felderer. On the tape, Zundel describes Felderer as "a man who has given me tremendous food for thought." The trial continues in courtroom 4-6 at 361 University Ave. From mala!graceland.uwaterloo.ca!shallit Mon Oct 26 10:04:34 1992 X-Delivered: at request of kmcvay on oneb Return-Path: Received: by oneb.almanac.bc.ca (/\=-/\ Smail184.108.40.206 #18.33) id ; Mon, 26 Oct 92 10:04 PST Received: by mala.bc.ca (DECUS UUCP ///2.0/); Mon, 26 Oct 92 09:53:17 PST Received: from graceland.uwaterloo.ca by MALINS.MALA.BC.CA (MX V3.1C) with SMTP; Mon, 26 Oct 1992 09:53:01 PST Received: by graceland.uwaterloo.ca id ; Mon, 26 Oct 92 12:07:31 -0500 Date: Mon, 26 Oct 92 12:07:31 -0500 From: Jeffrey Shallit Message-ID: <9210261707.AA18518@graceland.uwaterloo.ca> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Globe & Mail article you wanted Status: RO There is very little about Felderer in the Globe & Mail article you asked about. There is a blurry photo, with the following caption: This is the swimming pool that the Zundel defence claims visitors to former Auschwitz camp are not allowed to see. The photo was taken by Ditlieb Felderer, a Swedish Holocaust revisionist who was a defence witness. In the text itself, the only mention of Felderer is at the very end,` which says: According to Ditlieb Felderer, Sweden's leading revisionist, those who question the Holocaust are extremely well-linked. "There is worldwide communication reaching Japan, Africa. If I have a point, or somebody else has a point I can use, we help out."
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