Robert H. Countess

Dr. Robert H. Countess was born in 1938 near Huntsville, AL. He graduated from Huntsville High School in 1955. After three years in the Army, he began his life-long learning by studying at Bob Jones University where he received his B.A. in Religion and English; M.A. in Religion, and Ph.D. in New Testament Greek. He also received an M.L.S. in Humanities and Philosophy from Georgetown University, and studied at numerous other universities. Receiving his ordination in 1965, he was the pastor of churches in New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama. He served as Chaplain at Redstone Arsenal from 1980 to 1984, served in the Alabama National Guard, and retired from the U.S. Army as Captain in 1997.

He was a college professor, lecturer, and published author. His zest for learning and adventure took him around the world where he taught and lectured on New Testament Greek in the Netherlands, Ukraine, Australia, South Africa, and throughout Europe. His extracurricular interests led him to help found the Prince William Elders Soccer Club in Manassas, VA, and he was instrumental in founding the Huntsville Adult Soccer League. He was also an active member of the North Alabama Table Tennis Club, and twice represented the state of Alabama at the U.S. Senior Olympics. Among his passions were traveling, old French cars, table tennis, and soccer.

When teaching History 102 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1986/87, he was the first (and so far last) professor in the USA to use Arthur Butz's Hoax of the Twentieth Century in his class as required reading. The publisher of this book, the Institute for Historical Review, was rather surprised by Dr. Bob's activities and invited him to their conference. Dr. Bob later became a board member of the Institute.

When Dr. Bob learned about the 1993 master thesis by Joel Hayward on revisionism (The Fate of Jews in German Hands: An Historical Enquiry into the Development and Significance of Holocaust Revisionism), he was so eager to see it published that in 1995 he founded the non-profit publishing company "Theses & Dissertations Press" for this purpose. Although Hayward's thesis never got published, T&DP subsequently turned into a major outlet of Holocaust revisionist books, foremost of the series Holocaust Handbooks under the aegis of Germar Rudolf.

Dr. Bob died on March 18, 2005, at age 67.



The Most Valuable Asset of the Reich. A History of the German National Railway. Volume 2: 19332-1945 by Alfred C. Mierzejewski. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2000. Hardcover. Index. 248 pages. US$45. This book and its earlier companion volume that covered the Reichsbahn from 1920-1932 has …

An American in Exile: The Story of Arthur Rudolph, by Thomas Franklin, Huntsville, Alabama: Christopher Kaylor Company, 1987. 366 pages, $16.95, Hb., ISBN 0-916039-04-8. In the spring of 1986 I had the pleasure of interviewing several men who played key roles in the German rocket development program and in the …

Beyond Innocence and Redemption: Confronting the Holocaust and Israeli Power, by Marc H. Ellis. New York: Harper & Row (Harper Collins), 1990. Softcover. 205 pages. Bibliography. Endnotes. Index. $13.00. ISBN: 0 06 062215 6. Many years before the recent, dramatic collapse of the Soviet Union, the Communist ideology on which …

More Letters I recently received the second volume of David Irving's Churchill series, which looks magnificent. I now have to find the time to do justice to it. Also, on the latest Journal, unless it's my imagination, the space made available for readers' letters seems to have been reduced significantly. …

In General To the Editor: World War II is the biggest war that has ever happened. Therefore it is necessary that an honest objective investigation be carried out by our government as to the true cause of this unfortunate war. Everything that is taught about this war and all the …

On February 20, 2003, I received an email request from a University of California at Irvine student newspaper reporter, Caroline Song ([email protected]), in which she asked me to comment on Professor Elizabeth Loftus and the John Demjanjuk Trial that took place in Israel during 1987. Loftus is "Distinguished Professor of …

On February 17th, 2001 I drove my rental car from Le Vesinet - where I was visiting friends - down to La Ville du Bois, about a two hour drive on a nice, sunny afternoon to drop in at Jean-Claude Pressac's pharmacy and hope to find and meet him at …

This past April 13th, while I was traveling in Southern California, I received a phone call from my wife informing me that a friend of John Sack had called to inform us that John had passed away March 27th. This friend was going through John’s address book and calling those …

General Remarks Walter Lüftl Defeats Pavlov Dear Mr. Rudolf! End of 1997, I accidentally tumbled over the topic "revisionism." I was actually looking for works authored by Walter Lüftl, the former president of Austria’s Chamber of Civil Engineers, who, in the 1980s, had worked on public debt issues and who …

When the first Cremonini-Prize was awarded[1], I discussed with Doktorand Germar Rudolf and the Committee suitable nominees for the next Prize. Of course, Deborah Lipstadt[2] was a prime nominee, but there were others such as the Gentile Eberhard Jaeckel[3], the Jewish sect Rabbis Marvin Hier …

Robert Jan van Pelt, The Case for Auschwitz. Evidence from the Irving Trial, Indiana University Press, Bloomington/Indianapolis 2002, 464 pp., $45.-. Introduction I bought the Van Pelt book because of my interest in the drawings and details of the alleged triple-mesh columns axonometrically reconstructed on pages 194-208, planning to focus …

Stephen Pelletiere, Iraq and the International Oil System. Why American Went to War in the Gulf, Praeger, Westport, CN, 2001, 241 pp. hardcover, $72.95 Stephen Pelletiere is Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, and is a specialist in Middle East politics, having …

Nachman Ben-Yehuda, The Masada Myth. Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison 1995, 401 pp., paperback, $24.95 Hebrew University Professor Nachman Ben-Yehuda of the Sociology Department dropped a cultural-historiographical bombshell on the Jewish State of Israel when he wrote (p. 3): "How does one develop a …

Arthur Kemp, March of the Titans. A History of the White Race. Volume One: 35,000 Years of History—The Complete Story of the White Race and Its Destiny, Ostara Publications, 2nd ed., Johannesburg 200l, oversize, Bound. 311 pp. (ISBN 0-620-25117-4) While the subtitle "The Complete Story of the White Race" is …

Introductory Remarks "Show me, or draw for me a Nazi Gas Chamber" has been a repeated demand framed by French university Professor Dr. Robert Faurisson in one form or another since March 23, 1974, when he sent a letter to the Centre de documentation juive contemporaine in Paris. In this …

Gottfried Wagner, Twilight of the Wagners, Picador, New York 1997, 310 pages, hardcover, $15.- Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was – and still is – "the Great One" in the history of opera. Certainly a debatable opinion, but with Wagner societies worldwide and with the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in northern Bavaria as his …

The original German edition of this handbook is illegal in the Federal Republic of Germany and police not only raided the publisher, printer, editor, distributors, wholesalers, and multi-copy-purchasers, but burned the confiscated copies of an initial run of some 17,500 and attempted to arrest the editor Ernst Gauss, i.e., Germar …