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Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 23:20:22 -0800
From: Andrew Mathis 
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Hi Nazis!

Sorry to keep you waiting, but unlike my subject matter, I have a job to
go to, so my reading time is somewhat taken up by that. Plus I review
real books for a living -- and for some reason, _Lebensraum_ has not
arrived at our offices.  I wonder why?

Anyway, when last we read from _Demon Doctor_, Ingrid Rimland and her
friend Peter had located Dr. Josef Mengele in Paraguay, posing as a
gardener for Gen. Strongman, the dictator of Paraguay.

As before, all citations are from _Demon Doctor_, by Ingrid Rimland. 
Copyright 1988, Crystal Books, Crystal Books (printed in Hong Kong).

Ingrid reveals her smutty attitude (judge not lest ye be judged some Jew
once said...) when she recounts her conversation with a "Bennobite"
named Harry:

	"And Harry added sheepishly: 'All our children were conceived between
those century-old walls...'
	"Hm. No doubt the missionary way (p. 110)."

I suppose she'd like Harry's wife swinging from the chandelier coated in
Crisco?  Not very Bennobite of you, Ingrid.

A few pages later, Ingrid comments on "Bennobite" support for Strongman.
She notes, "_el general_ is as close to being an idol as the Bible
permits them to have (p. 113)." Down the same page, she notes how
Strongman uses anti-Semitism to fuel the Bennobites' love of him: "I can
see why this _half-breed_ [emphasis AM] President and tese pure-bred
pious people really clinch on an intensely personal, emotional level.
They have the Fiend defined. The Communists. The Devils Incarnate...Who
shed rivers of Bennobite blood. And how? Just how? Ask anyone in
Paraguay. He'll tell you, gladly: With the help of the Allies and the
Jews (p. 113)."

Note that Ingrid is here criticizing the Bennobites, Strongman, and the
Paraguayan "man on the street" for this anti-Semitic point of view. She
at no point agrees with the point of view.

On the next pain, the Bennobite Harry says, "The Holocaust. The
Holocaust. That's all you ever hear."

Happy to have not introduced the topic herself, she exposes to Harry
that has heard that Mengele had lived among their people in the jungle. 
Harry goes off on a rant right out of _The Dearborn Independent_:

"...Who runs the American papers? Who controls the American press? Every
child in this world knows who runs the American press. Your so-called
free press? It's a laugh. It's a joke..."

William Pierce couldn't have penned it better himself, eh? But Ingrid
defends the American free press and human rights, only to be rebuffed by
the staunch Bennobite once again. Ingrid comments, "The message is
clear. Tkae your Democracy and stick it. Don't force it down our throats
. . . Just let keep out of our affairs. Just let us fight our own
internal battles. Just let us take care of the cancer of the world.
Jew-inspired Communism (p. 115)."

Again, Ingrid's point of view is hardly one of agreeing with this man,
though today's Ingrid (the same one?) would certainly hug and kiss her
old Bennobite friend and confess her agreement, no?

In Chapter 11, Ingrid gives a short history of "Bennobite" settlement in
South America. The first, she recounts came from Canada in the mid-1920s
because of religious freedom. With noted sarcasm and a sharp
sanctimonious poke of fun at these pilgris, she says, "...the government
had tried to take their German schools away from them, and with their
schools their language and their Lord -- for, as you know with
certainnty if you are a true believer of the fundamentalist persuasion
and a Bennobite to boot -- the Lord listens only to High German prayers
since the Bible is written that way (p. 119)."

This from a Men--er, Bennobite? This from someone who now daily attacks
the Canadian government?

The second group of pilgrims came from the Ukraine and founded the
settlement called Fernheim in the 1930s. Ingrid notes, "Fernheim was the
colony that was most vulnerable to Nazi ideology -- and there are
stories there of times and happenings and Nazi-flavored sentiment... (p.

Funny...this from a Nazi sympathizer?

Chapter 11 ends with an odd exchange between Ingrid and Isaac, another
rank-and-file Paraguayan Bennobite. Ingrid questions the man as to why
her mother was not allowed to teach in the Bennobite community when
Ingrid was a girl. The exchange begins w/Ingrid:

	"'I really want to know.'
	"'Well, you are not going to find out. Not from me, anyway. By the way,
who's that villain you described in your novel? In _The Wanderers_?'
	"'I didn't know you read English.'
	"'I don't. Somebody told me. Someone described him to me. Who is he?'
	"'Well, you're not going to find out either, Isaac.'
	"'Well, I can guess.'
	"'All right.'
	"'You do the man wrong.'
	"'That turncoat? That hypocrite? _Who turned from Communist to Nazi to
Elder_ [emphasis AM]? I don't think so.'
	"'He was the spine of the German army. They all depended on him.'
	"'Maybe we're not talking about the same man.'
	"'I think we are.' (p. 128)"

This is fascinating. Here Ingrid is criticizing a man for having turned
from the Communists to the Nazis. This is something that, quite clearly,
Ingrid would laud today. But not in _Demon Doctor_. No sir. Note how the
progression from bad to worse to worst seems to coincide here with
Communist to Nazi to Elder (of the "Bennobites").

In Chapter 12, Ingrid, still in Paraguay, visits the dentist of her old
community -- a man she dubs "Emil" and his wife "Emma." Fertsch (who you
will recall from the first installment of my reading of _DD_ is the man
that Ingrid believed to be Mengele) had been a neighbor of Emil's before
the mock funeral that Gen. Strongman arranged to cloak his death.

This exchange takes place at Emil and Emma's home:

	"'You know how he [Fertsch] was," said Emil. "The unrepentant Nazi that
he was. He'd always greet us with a snappy Heil Hitler! Often he'd
scribble the sign of the SS...'
	"'Where? Why would he do a thing like that?'
	"'On my back windshield, that's where. On the dust of my back
	"'What for?'
	"'I guess it was his way of doing mischief. I would come out, and I
would know that he had been there.' (p. 134)"

Note here that Ingrid believes that given the Heil Hitler salute and
making the SS sign in someone's windshield is worthy of the remark "Why
would he do a think like that?" as if it was inappropriate or perhaps
even, um, wrong. Ingrid learns of the aforementioned official funeral
for Fertsch before leaving Emma and Emil.

On p. 141, he get an interesting commentary on Latin American politics
from Ingrid: "I knew what everybody knew. Somoza of Nicaragua had asked
Strongman for asylum after he was ousted from corrupt dictatorship.
Strongman had agreed to take him in, to the how of all civilized
people." What I find curious here is that Somoza was ousted by the
Sandinistas. By Communists, or as one of her "Bennobites" might say, by
Jew-inspired Communists. "[A]ll civilized people," Ingrid notes, were
outraged that he was given asylum. Why not? Wasn't he just a man trying
to save his nation from Marxism?  Apparently not to the Ingrid Rimland
of _Demon Doctor_.

In Chapter 14, Ingrid makes contact once again with "Simon Rosenblatt,"
whom I believe to be a thinly veiled character sketch of none other than
Simon Wiesenthal himself -- the arch enemy of Zundelsite. The
conversation, she notes, takes place on Jan. 14, 1985 in New York, for
those of you who might want to check the verisimilitude of Ingrid's

Very soon afterward, Mengele fever breaks loose in America. The papers
are full of him. Says Ingrid: "Heart-rending photos of Holocaust victims
appeared in every major publication. You could not open a paper without
coming across soething pertaining to the gruesome, bloody experiments of
the infamous 'Angel of Death.' (p. 148)"

What Holocaust, Ingrid? What experiments? What victims?

Ingrid begins to suspect that her digging in Paraguay and her reports to
"Rosenblatt" are behind the "media blitz." Ingrid tries to contact Simon
in Austria (note: like Wiesenthal and the character that Ira Levin
models after him in _The Boys from Berlin_, Ingrid's character operates
out of Austria) and is told that he is in Israel with the "Surviving
[capitalization here is Ingrid's] Auschwitz Twins." When she finally
speaks to him, in the first week of February, she is rebuffed again.

In Chapter 15, convinced that "Rosenblatt" is not being honest, Ingrid
decides to begin writing a manuscript tentatively called _The Mengele
Safari_. She then tries to pitch the mss. to her agent, but he tells her
that what she's writing is potentially libelous. Here, of course, we
have the spark of Zundelgrams to come!

At any rate, a movie producer who had bought the rights to _The Furies
and the Flames_ is soon in touch to talk about a "Movie of the Week" and
offers Ingrid $25,000 to fly to Paraguay again and get the Mengele goods
-- in other words, her story isn't exactly the fodder of a Movie of the
Week, but a Nazi will always get viewers. Ingrid takes the bait, so to
speak. I'll note here that Ingrid, at her home Web site
( is still claiming the victory of having
sold her book's movie rights. Twelve years after the events I've just
described, this movie has yet to materialize. And it won't, unless Leni
Refenstahl (sp?) films it and Tom Metzger pays to have it screened.

On p. 159, Ingrid declares, "Of course I wanted to see that the ghoul
[i.e., Mengele/Fertsch] be run down, that the circle be closed, that
justice be done...I felt I had a chance to run the sicko down."

These are strong words from a woman who today will tell you that there
were no medical experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz, no?

Further down that same page, Ingrid again speaks to "Rosenblatt"; Simon
speaks first:

	"'Do you know a doctor by the name of Hannes Riverreich?'
	"'Yes,' I said. 'Indeed I do. He's the one who did a number on my baby.
that's the guy who overdosed my child! But he's not Mengele, as much as
I wish I could that he was... [ellipsis Ingrid's]'
	"'When did you know him?'
	"'From 1951 to 1961. When Fertsch wwas thrown out on his ear, he
replaced him. He took his place in Volendam.'
	"'How old was he then?'
	"'About twenty-eight.'
	"'That would have made him -- let's see! -- about twenty-three at the
end of the war?'
	"I said: 'Mr. Rosenblatt, it is impossible that Riverreich is Mengele.
He is blond. Tall. Much too young. He came to us from Lithuania. He
absolutely is _not_ Mengele [emphasis Ingrid's]. Just take my word for
	"'Simon Rosenblatt said slowly: 'I didn't say he is. He is not accused
of anything at present. But two people have independently identified him
by name from a very small picture as having been an assistant at
Auschwitz. Some kind of _Handlanger_ [emphasis to denote German word is
Ingrid's] -- sorting clothes or something like that. In charge of a
warehouse... [ellipsis Ingrid's]'
	"The room around me spun (pp. 159-60)."

Clearly, Ingrid is a true believer in the Holocaust. She deduces from
the employment of Riverreich at Auschwitz that there is a definite link
between Riverreich and Mengele, and thus between Riverreich and
Fertsch/Mengele. It turns out, we soon discover, that Riverreich cropped
up again in Paraguay and opened a plastic surgery clinic of all things.

In Chapter 16, Ingrid watches more TV about Mengele. One thing in
particular catches her eye, though: "Another Nazi criminal by the name
of Walter Rauff, living in Chile, had been on the verge of being
captured...Rauff had 'died' a few days before capture. There had been an
official funeral (p. 164)."

This statement is important for two reasons: 1) it shows that Nazi war
criminals may have been, like Fertsch/Mengele, given fake funerals to
hide them from justice; 2) Ingrid uses the word "criminal" herself to
describe Rauff -- a man that today she would say is a harmless old man
who should go to his grave peacefully, as she has said in her Zgrams.
But not the Ingrid of 1985. This Ingrid writes to "Simon Rosenblatt" to
point out the similarity between Rauff and Fertsch.

Unfortunately for her, Simon has gotten wind of her TV deal and is quite
p.o.ed. She tries to cancel the movie deal, but her agent is already on
his way to New York. She writes to "Rosenblatt" and explains that,
should the Mengele story break, "I can't just sit and wait and let
somebody else scoop me with a much inferior book (p. 166)."

Chapter 17 has some vintage Ingrid Rimland in it, for sure. Ingrid feels
torn about her German background and her suffering during the war and
her simultaneous Nazi-hunting:

	"'At least the Jews are consistent,' I thought with envy. 'Black is
black, and white is white. There is no grey in the midddle. There are
good guys and bad guy, as far as the Jews are concerned. One thing the
Jews can claim is their consistency. It's not as if _they_ [emphasis
Ingrid's] have to be ashamed...[ellipsis Ingrid's]'
	And then an answer came to me. What if Fertsch _was_ [emphasis
Ingrid's] a Jew -- as he had often claimed to be -- one of those Jews
who had gones wickedly against their own and sided with the Nazis? (p.

This from a woman who a few months ago lauded a Jewish man for becoming
a Holocaust denier -- for essentially doing what she claims
Fertsch/Mengele did. Is this inconsistency being lost on everyone but me
so far?

Soon Ingrid gets a visit from the Feds -- specifically U.S. Marshals
from the Dept. of Justice named Ed and Hilary. Hilary she gives the
Jewish surname Silver. The Mengele story has reached them, and they've
got some questions. Ingrid tells them the "Mengele is at Strongman's
palace as a gardener" story. Later, she notes in her diary that "Ed and
Hilary [are] smart, pretty kids, very serious, honest, committed (p.
175)." She notes that she sells a copy of _Furies_ to Hilary, telling
her to pay attention to her account of the doctors in her "Bennobite"

Did you note that? She wants to catch Mengele so bad that instead of
giving the book, she _sells_ it, noting that Hilary had to borrow the
money from Ed to buy the book.

Soon afterward, Ingrid's uncle notifies her that a man they both knew --
an Arthur Conrad -- has been murdered in his bed in what looks to have
been a robbery. Here is Ingrid on Conrad:

	"Though born in the same Ukranian town where I was born, Arthur Conrad
was no friend of ine. I dont' recall that I ever met the man. I had
heard in a tangential way many, many years ago that, in his youth, he
had offered himself as a spy to the Germans...I had heard that...he had
swum the Dnjepr River to doublecross the Communists. People treated him
admiringly. He had been, as i recalled vaguely, an officer in Rommel's
Army at one time.
	"A Hitler spy? I wasn't sure.
	"Or was this long before Hitler came to power?
	"But be this as it may, Arthur Conrad was nt one of those whom we had
interviewed in January...Nevertheless, I put myself behind my keyboard
and wrote a little note to Simon Rosenblatt. I felt that Rosenblatt
might want to know that someone with a Nazi image living out his years
in Volendam had now died a violent death (p. 176)."

Ingrid feeds more info on the naughty, naughty Nazis to the Jews.
Atypical for her, don't you think?

Ingrid flies to Washington to meet Ed and Hilary at the Marshals' HQ.
There she meets Freddy Lawrence, a self-styled Nazi Hunter himself. She
dislikes him. Still she gives him her staged funeral story. Then she
tries to enlist her friend Peter again into the Mengele hunt. He proves
a touch recalcitrant:

	"'Don't get me wrong,' said Peter. 'I'd like to get the SOB. There's
nothing I'd like better... [ellipsis Ingrid's]'
	"'You would?'
	"'I would. Truly I would. But there is not the slightest chance that
can be accomplished...But what I'd like to know, my dear, at _this_
[emphasis Ingrid's] point, is why _my_ [emphasis hers] country is
wasting _my_ [emphasis hers] tax payer's money to go after a man who has
never lived here. Who has not committed any crimes against the United
States! Or pertaining to the interests of the United States! Can you
imagine that any other country in the world would take it upon itself to
launch that kind of an effort for the sake of some special interest
	"'The entire world has an interest in the Holocaust,' I said. 'It's not
as if people don't care.' (p. 181)"

Peter then wonders aloud why the Blacks insist we go after Idi Amin.
Ingrid notes his feelings of betrayal for "Rosenblatt" having unleashed
the media. But note, for the moment, Ingrid's statement about the
Holocaust above. Would today's Ingrid say such a thing?

Ingrid flies to B.C. (home of the Nizkor project, I might add) to see
Sina, an old Bennobite acquaintance who had had a fling with
Fertsch/Mengele. Ingrid tells Sina that she believes Fertsch is Mengele
and Sina giggles. Ingrid is taken aback and says, "He is accused of
having murdered 400,000 people! (p. 186)"

Quite a claim there, Ingrid. I'm sure most of the Jews of the world
agree with you. You _do_ still stand by this statement, do you not?

Ingrid, when challenged by Sina for not having been loyal to their
friendship, gives this touching soliloquy: "If you belong, you're fine.
But Heaven help the one who's different. Bennobites are cruel and brutal
people if you don't play their song. They do not tolerate a questioning

Ah, Ingrid. "Doth not a Jew have hair, eyes?"

In Chapter 20, Ingrid returns to her California home. Her agent has sent
to her a newspaper clipping that mentions that her old town had
purchased Mengele tractors. (A note for those who don't know: the
Mengele father from which the Nazi war criminal came was involved in the
production of heavy machinery.) She also comes to the conclusion, noted
above, that Riverreich emerged again in Paraguay to fix Mengele's face
via plastic surgery. She calls Ed the Fed to fill him in. Meanwhile,
"Rosenblatt" is in the media again with Ingrid's info, Reagan has
visited Bitburg and the backlash was fueling the calls for Mengele's

In Chapter 21, Mengele's presumed grave is found in Brazil. Rosenblatt
is doubtful; there are no dental records, and no information can be
gotten from Paraguay. The Israelis allege an elaborate hoax, Ingrid
quotes CBS. Then a Beirut hijacking blacks out the Mengele news. When
the smoke clears, Rolf Mengele, the son of Josef, is saying the bones in
the Brazilian grave are papa's...

That's all for installment two, kids!

COMING IN PART III: Ingrid meets an Auschwitz survivor. Will she call
the woman "Jew bitch" and ask for forensic evidence?


Andrew Mathis

"I meant what I said / And I said what I meant
An elephant's faitful / One hundred percent."
--Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Hoo


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