Worldscope
Published: 1999-01-01

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Nobody can claim that Roger Garaudy’s trial and conviction for the crime of disputing France’s canonical version of the Holocaust has diminished the octogenarian French intellectual’s literary output. Since the July, 1998 trial he has published three books, the most interesting of which for revisionists is Le proces du sionisme israelien (The Trial of Israeli Zionism). This book focuses on Zionist cooperation with National Socialist Germany, but it contains revisionist material on the gas chamber lies. Of interest are famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin’s comments condemning Garaudy’s Holocaust trial. As with Garaudy’s Founding Myths of Israeli Politics, The Trial of Israeli Zionism will probably have a bigger impact in the Muslim world than in France.

CODOH’s Japanese friend Aiji Kimura has sent us his recently published translation of Garaudy’s Founding Myths of Israeli Politics. Since Japanese intellectuals pay special interest to French causes celebres, we are confident that Kimura’s handsomely bound and jacketed, well-produced version will win revisionism converts in Japan.

When Israel refused to extradite former Communist concentration camp commander Shlomo Morel to Polish authorities last December, American Jewish writer John Sack was doubtless unsurprised. Sack has spent nearly a decade investigating murders and other brutalities carried out by Jews against Germans in postwar Communist Poland. In his book An Eye for an Eye, which deals with several of the worst of these unpunished offenders. Sack describes how Morel refused to talk to him about as his duties during his 24-year career in the Polish secret police, which included command of Schwientochlowitz, a notorious camp in Silesia at which witnesses have testified that Morel beat and killed numerous prisoners. According to Sack, Morel told him, “If you write about it, I’ll move heaven and earth against you.” Sack also remarked on the lack of interest major U.S. media, such as the New York Times have shown in bringing Morel and his like to justice.

Thanks to support from Aussie print journalists, John Bennett has successfully withstood an attempt by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to stop distribution of his civil liberties booklet Your Rights—which is widely available in Australia and which has long included Holocaust revisionist material. The ABC—the Australian equivalent of America’s PB—sued to prevent distribution of Your Rights after the publication described the ABC’s depiction of Australian immigration reform leader Pauline Hanson. Feature stories in support of Bennett by several of Australia’s leading newspaper commentators shamed the ABC into dropping the suit.

Retired British Columbia journalist Doug Collins, whose bulldog insistence on speaking and writing his mind has kept Canadian “human rights” censors (yes, it should be an oxymoron, but at present it’s a fact) busy for years, has just published Here We Go Again!, a collection of one hundred of his columns. Several of them deal favorably with revisionism and the work of Bradley Smith on its behalf. Here We Go Again is available directly from Doug Collins, PO Box 91831, West Vancouver, B.C., Canada V7V 4S1 for $15 plus $5 shipping and handling.

CODOH’s friends at the Stiftung Vrij Historisch Onderzoek (The Foundation for Free Historical Research) have sent us a copy of their handsome, Czech-language booklet Osvetim: Fakta versus Fikce (Auschwitz: Fact versus Fiction). The booklet is brimming with the latest revisionist findings on Auschwitz, and includes maps, diagrams, and photos (including a full-color centerfold of Max Planck Institute chemist Germar Rudolf's investigations of Zyklon B residues in the alleged gas chambers). Osvetim: Fakta versus Fikce will also help introduce readers of Czech and the closely related Slovakian language to CODOHWeb, since it includes our on-line address in a prominent place on page 2.

The latest issue, December 1998, of Germar Rudolf's outstanding revisionist journal, Vierteljahreshefte fuer freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for Free Historical Research) features among other things a “Goldhagen special,” four essays on Daniel J. Goldhagen’s anti-German diatribe, Hitler’s Willing Executioners. These essays run the full range of opinion and perspective and are by Richard Levy, Daniel Goldhagen himself, noted Goldhagen critic Norman Finkelstein, and our own Richard Widmann. Widmann’s essay, “Holocaust-Literatur versus Holocaust-Wissenschaft. Gedanken über Finkelstein, Goldhagen und den Holocaust-Revisionismus” (Holocaust Literature versus Holocaust Scholarship: Thoughts on Finkelstein, Goldhagen and Holocaust revisionism) analyzes Norman Finkelstein’s recent critique of Goldhagen’s thesis, “A Nation on Trial.” Widmann applauds Finkelstein’s demolition of Goldhagen’s anti-Germanism but shows that he falls short of acceptance of the revisionist position on the Holocaust. (VffG, Castle Hill Publisher, PO Box 118, Hastings, TN34 3ZQ, Great Britain)


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Sources: Smith's Report, no. 61, January 1999, pp. 6f.
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