"A troubling symptom of revisionism"

Published: 2008-10-03

Lithuanian-born Yitzhak Arad (b. 1926) is one of the most prominent orthodox "Holocaust" historians. After illegally entering Palestine in 1945, he started a military career within the Zionist militias and terrorist groups that later evolved into the Israeli Defense Force. Eventually he reached the rank of brigadier general and was appointed to the post of "Chief Education Officer". After retiring from the military in 1972, he changed his career to that of the historian. A lecturer at Tel Aviv University, he also served for 21 years (1972-1993) as the Chairman of the Directorate at Yad Vashem, Israel's official "Holocaust Remembrance Authority" and the perhaps most important research and archival center for "Holocaust" studies. His book Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka is usually considered the standard work on these three "pure extermination camps".[1] Arad also appeared as an expert witness during the Israeli trial against John Demjanjuk. His most recent research has focused on the "Holocaust" of Jews on German-occupied Soviet territory.

In 2006, news reached the world that Lithuanian authorities were investigating whether Arad, who was known to have been a member of a Soviet-controlled partisan group, had served in the NKVD during the war years. According to the news reports, investigators suspected Arad of having participated in executions of Lithuanian civilians and members of the anti-Soviet resistance movement. According to Arad, the Lithuanian authorities were pursuing a personal vendetta against him for having exposed Lithuanian collaborators with the Germans allegedly involved in war atrocities against local Jews.

In late September 2008, the Prosecutor General of Lithuania announced that the country's judicial authorities had decided to close down the investigation against Arad, supposedly due to "insufficient data to bring the case to court." The decision was heartily welcomed by Yad Vashem. The "Holocaust Remembrance Authority" officially commented on the news, stating that "The criminal investigation into Jewish partisan activities during the Holocaust is a troubling symptom of revisionism that has no place in a country that strives to be a member of the democratic community of nations". The press release also quoted an August 2008 letter from Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev to the Lithuanian prime minister, which proclaimed that "Only by dealing openly and forthrightly with the full and complex truth about the past will your nation succeed in building for itself a secure and stable future."[2]

It is hard to view Shalev's letter as something other than a veiled threat: if Lithuania does not immediately stop the investigation of war crimes committed by Jews and accept its "sin" for taking part in the alleged "Holocaust" --a sin which may never be absolved but nonetheless require penance in the form of huge payments to the Israeli state and Zionist organizations — it will be isolated economically and politically. Supposedly, Lithuania should also make sure that its school children are taught that the Red Army came as "liberators", and that any resistance to the (often Jewish) Bolshevik masters was anti-Semitic, fascist, reactionary and evil. As one of the many small Eastern European nations which believe that security and stability will come from joining EU and NATO; that is, allowing US military to use its soil as it pleases; Lithuania is tempted to bow down before the "global community" and its Zionist masters and make amends when Chairman Shalev and his likes crack their whips.

Yad Vashem's statement regarding the nature of the investigation is even more illuminating. It can only mean that the world's most prominent "Holocaust" institution has declared anathema any investigation of war crimes perpetrated by Jews during the timeframe of the "Holocaust". For "revisionism", read "heresy against the one true Holocaust faith". The mere suggestion that Jews during the Second World War could have acted as butchers — and, in extension, that Jews could be anything else than victims in a conflict is to be shunned as thought crime. This of course reminds us of "Holocaust" Pope Elie Wiesel's words to French writer Francois Mauriac in 1967: "the Jew has never been an executioner; he is almost always the victim."[3] This demented idea naturally has its roots in the peculiar Jewish-supremacist mindset perhaps best articulated by Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, who at the funeral of Jewish mass murderer Baruch Goldstein proclaimed that "One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail".[4] Since the Jew is a victim by default, and since a Jewish life in any case is worth more than that of a non-Jewish person, it follows that he cannot be accused of the murder of Gentiles. In effect, any suggestion that World War Two was anything else than a black and white struggle between good and evil centered around the martyrdom of the Six Million Jews is a big no-no to Yad Vashem, the Israeli state, and its henchmen in the diaspora, such as the European Jewish Congress, all enthusiastic supporter of anti-revisionist thought crime laws. Through the means of economical and political influence, all "troubling symptoms of revisionism" are to be eliminated!

Then what about Yitzhak Arad? What would have happened if the Lithuanians had chosen to continue their investigation? But all such questions are purely theoretical. Israel is a haven for any criminal who can prove Jewish ancestry. Individuals wanted for criminal activity in other nations are simply not extradited, and as shown by the Solomon Morel case, this is true also for wanted war criminals.[5] Like so many other Jewish NKVD hangmen, Yitzhak Arad will be able to live out his life in affluence and safety, enjoying the riches of a land he helped to steal. This is the moral lesson provided by the wonderful world of today.


Yitzhak Arad, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka. The Operation Reinhard Death Camps, Indiana University Press, Bloomington 1987.
Elie Wiesel "To a Concerned Friend", in One Generation After, Random House 1970.
Quoted in The New York Times, January 28, 1994.
As detailed in John Sack, An Eye For An Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945, Basic Books 1993.

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Author(s): Thomas Kues
Title: "A troubling symptom of revisionism"
Published: 2008-10-03
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