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Selected letters and comments sent in to CODOH by our readers, supporters, fans, colleagues, critics, opponents etc.



General Remarks Allied War Crime and Catacomb Revisionists Dear Mr. Rudolf! It is always commendable to commemorate the victims of injustice. In this regard I may report about an incidence, which occurred parallel to the liberation, or better transfer (this event happened peacefully, as is known), of the concentration camp …

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. …

Several of the letters of Austin J. App are to be presented as part of the CODOH Revisionist Library. These are important to the historiography of Holocaust revisionism as they are some of the earliest works to question the formative Holocaust story. These works are being presented for researchers as …

Several of the letters of Austin J. App are to be presented as part of the CODOH Revisionist Library. These are important to the historiography of Holocaust revisionism as they are some of the earliest works to question the formative Holocaust story. These works are being presented for researchers as …

Several of the letters of Austin J. App are to be presented as part of the CODOH Revisionist Library. These are important to the historiography of Holocaust revisionism as they are some of the earliest works to question the formative Holocaust story. These works are being presented for researchers as …

Several of the letters of Austin J. App are to be presented as part of the CODOH Revisionist Library. These are important to the historiography of Holocaust revisionism as they are some of the earliest works to question the formative Holocaust story. These works are being presented for researchers as …

Several of the letters of Austin J. App are to be presented as part of the CODOH Revisionist Library. These are important to the historiography of Holocaust revisionism as they are some of the earliest works to question the formative Holocaust story. These works are being presented for researchers as …

Consistently Outstanding I have read every issue of the "new" Journal since the change in format that began with the issue of January-February 1993. From the beginning I have been very pleased with the new directions in which the editors have taken the magazine, but I did not want to …

First of all, I hope you were not one of those who waited until every German had fled before putting on the insignia of the French Forces of the Interior [the resistance movement]. If you really fought the Germans I respect you because I oppose all occupation forces. I can …

Not "Multicultural," But Accurate History In "The Challenge of Multiculturalism" (Summer 1992), Samuel [Jared] Taylor makes some interesting points, but he seems to be arguing for a history not necessarily in accord with the facts. Would it serve US history to overlook Franklin Roosevelt's provocations leading to the Japanese attack …

Truthful Light While hopping about the web researching a novel I am writing, I recently came across the article about Simon Wiesenthal [from the July-August 1995 Journal]. Having read many books on World War II (as well as being the child of a WWlI vet), I found the article intriguing …

Dogged Determination The article on Jürgen Graf before the Swiss court [in the July-August Journal], while excellent, was also frightening and sobering. Et tu Helvetia? Yet, it is people with intelligence and dogged determination, like him and you, who usually leave their marks upon history. Equally sobering was the [Sept.-Oct.] …

The Delr Yassin Massacre In his letter in the Sept.-Oct. 1997 Journal, B.H. of Jerusalem, Israel, writes that "the Deir Yassin 'massacre' is a myth." This is not true. Jewish-American scholar Alfred Lilienthal, the author of several important books on the Middle East, wrote in detail about this wanton and …

Keeping an Open Mind As a school teacher, it is my job to keep an open mind and know all sides of history. Thanks to your great website, I can do that. Your articles are well written and informative. It's a nice change of pace from the biased garbage we …

Hollywood and the Spanish Civil War For decades Hollywood and the rest of the American media have routinely portrayed the "loyalist" side in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) in an admiring and sympathetic way. Good examples of such propaganda distortion of history are two widely praised wartime motion pictures. In …

The following letters were mailed to the editor of the New Statesman, 10 Great Turnstile, London WC1V 7HJ, Great Britain, following the publication of an article attacking Revisionism on 2 November 1979, by Gitta Sereny. 18 November 1979 Dear Sir: In general Gitta Sereny's few substantive arguments (NS, 2 November) …

I first heard about your Revisionist Conference in a rather short, two page report in issue 3/79 of Bauernschaft (October 1979), published by my friend Thies Christophersen (D 2341 Mohrkirch). I saw a more complete report in the South African Observer (P.O. Box 2401, Pretoria, South Africa, November 1979, pp. …

ELITE MINDSET To the Editor: I am writing to express my appreciation for Charles Lutton's excellent article in the Winter 1991-92 issue about the historical debate on the Pearl Harbor attack. The piece clearly establishes the central role of Franklin Roosevelt and his cronies in maneuvering our nation into World …

Dependable For reliable information and factual accounts, I find The Journal of Historical Review most dependable. I join with other subscribers in wishing you continued success in reaching and penetrating the "public mind." J.H.M.Dublin, Ireland Good Work Please find enclosed a bank draft for US $100. This is for my …

Passing on Info Congrats on your excellent use of available technology on the Internet to counter our traditional enemies. I've been spending the last half-hour saving your info to read and pass on later. Carry on the good work. H.L.South Africa Ray of Light I just want to thank and …

‘Mr. Death’ Among the many accounts that I have read of “Mr. Death,” Errol Morris’ film about Fred Leuchter, I think that Greg Raven’s is the most instructive (“Flawed Documentary of Execution Expert”, Sept.-Dec. 1999 Journal, pp. 62–69). In it the basic dishonesty of Jewish director Morris is well displayed. …

Few discussions of the specific topic "Roosevelt and the Origins of World War II" pay much attention to events before 1 September 1939. At most some preliminary words are uttered about the development of Roosevelt's thoughts and policy in the 1930s: his increasing concern, once the New Deal became firmly …

Emotions Recalled After finishing your book Innocent at Dachau [by Joseph Halow], which I found on the "new book shelf' of the downtown Beaumont Public Library, I wanted to write to you to show my appreciation for your effort. What you have done in this book is important. I, too, …

Faurisson Comments on Irving, Goebbels and Pressac In the Jan-Feb. 1995 Journal (p. 15), David Irving quotes, as he does in his book Hitler's War, a handwritten note of Heinrich Himmler, dated Nov. 30, 1941, to Reinhard Heydrich. It reads: "Jew transport from Berlin. No liquidation." This might induce some …

Doug Collins Slowly but surely, those who challenge the Six Million Holocaust story are forcing the defenders of orthodoxy to confront revisionist arguments, even if very reluctantly. Earlier this year, for example, western Canada's leading Jewish community paper published "An Open Letter to Holocaust Deniers Everywhere." Written by Dr. Dina …

THE HOLOCAUST AND ITS RELIGIOUS ROOTS It was good to read Dr. Charles Weber's article "The Six Million Thesis – Cui Bono?" in the Summer 1982 issue of The Journal of Historical Review. Dr. Weber's article does well to point out some of the concrete, practical reasons for the propagation …

This issue’s cover photo, showing Australian revisionist Dr. Fredrick Töben meeting university students in Iran, expresses themes of travel, discovery, communication, teaching, and learning that have been central to historical revisionism since at least 1926, when revisionism’s founding spirit, Professor Harry Elmer Barnes, made his first research and lecture tour …

Nothing to It In the September-October 2000 issue of the Journal, Costas Zaverdinos writes: Regarding Chelmno and the “gas vans,” Irving was more explicit: “I have repeatedly allowed that [Jews] were killed in gas vans” – and he included Yugoslavia among the places where such vans were used. A dramatic …

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 …

A More Accurate Picture May I congratulate you on the excellent Journal of Historical Review and your Institute's publications, which permit a free and more informed discussion of issues relating to the so-called "Holocaust." Together with others publications, such as Dissecting the Holocaust (E. Gauss, ed.), a truer picture is …

Samuel Crowell’s essay “Beyond Auschwitz” (in the March–April 2001 Journal) is spoiled by his unfounded assertion that “some portion of non-working Hungarian Jews could [emphasis added] have been killed,” but that their number “could not have been more than a few tens of thousands at most.” While Hungarian Jews may …

[Reprinted from the North Shore News, Oct. 9, 1994] To the Editor, The Province: The article you ran by Gordon Clark on Oct. 5 ("Holocaust just a story: Collins") was the grottiest piece of "Journalism" I have seen in a long time. And that's saying something. I did not deny …

Havel and "Ethnic Cleansing" In his Independence Hall speech (published in the Sept.-Oct. 1994 Journal), Vaclav Havel said that "the Creator gave man the right to liberty." Does Mr. Havel live by those words? As President of the Czech Republic, he has deplored the forced expulsion of 3.5 million ethnic …

We begin this issue with another IHR "scoop." Published here for the first time in the United States are revealing reconnaissance aerial photographs of the site of the Treblinka "death camp." These wartime reconnaissance photos – which lay forgotten for more than forty years on the dusty shelves of the …

"PAPPY" BOYINGTON AND THE "FLYING TIGERS" EPISODE To the Editor: With regard to your item in the Spring Journal, "Roosevelt's Secret Pre-War Plan to Bomb Japan," it is worth mentioning the experiences related by Gregory "Pappy" Boyington in his memoir, Baa, Baa Black Sheep. The Marine fighter pilot, who was …

It is doubtful that anything has done more to shape the popular American view of history than motion pictures. Many Americans really believe, for instance, that the wartime motion picture classic Casablanca is a more or less accurate depiction of the "good guys" and "bad guys" of the Second World …

Profound Effect I'm enclosing a check for $50 to assist the Institute in carrying on its work. Since being introduced to the Institute and its library in the early 1980s, I must say that your work has had the most profound effect on my intellectual life, more than anything else. …

Working V1 Rocket Engine of Survival Research Laboratories (SRL), San Francisco Re.: G. Rudolf, "The Moon Landing: Fact or Fiction," TR, 1(1) (2003), pp. 75-81. Dear Editor: In The Revisionist #1 you have an article which includes a tidbit about V1 rockets: "Mockup of a German WWII V1 …

April 10, 2001 To: Adonis (Ali Ahmad Said)Mahmoud DarwishMohammed HarbiElias KhouryGerard KhourySalah StetieMohamad BeradaJamel Eddine Ben SheikhEdward W. SaidDominique EddeFayez MallasFarouk Mardam-BeyKhalida SaidElias Sanbar Recently you issued a public statement calling on authorities in Lebanon to ban the “Revisionism and Zionism” conference in Beirut, scheduled for March 31 through April …