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Published: 1995-01-01

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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, was in the armed forces during World War II (US Naval Reserve, April 1943-July 1946) at a relatively young age, and I have vivid recollections of the precedent-setting trials from 1946 onward. I recall, too, the emotions of the time. But even then, my emotional reactions were to the deaths of civilians through aerial bombardment, the loss of so many lives among the troops on both sides of the conflict, and the poverty and hopelessness of the Europeans who survived.

Unfortunately, the mass of mankind seems to require myths, and the myths surrounding the coming of that war and its conduct are persistent. You have done all of us, "true believers" and skeptics (like me) alike, a service.

W. R. T.
Beaumont, Texas


Nothing Learned

As a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean war, I protest the claim that our World War II dead gave their lives in a great crusade for "freedom" and "liberty." Those young Americans did not die fighting to defend their country, but rather to further an alien, anti-Western and anti-Christian ideology. We do no honor to their memory by claiming otherwise.

"Freedom" and "liberty" were propaganda slogans for a world revolution in which the United States, the Soviet Union and the international liberal left were united as allies. The Allied victory was the beginning of America's end. Today, fifty years after the end of that terrible conflict, having lost our national sovereignty and morals, we remain as ignorant as ever. Immersed in historical lies, we have learned nothing.

Philip J. Fogarty
Santa Ana, Calif


Eye-Opening

Please renew my Journal subscription for another year. I was skeptical about revisionism when I received my first issue, but the six issues that arrived during the past year have been very eye-opening, to say the least. Please keep up the excellent work.

J.P.
Duquesne, Penn.


Professional

Today I called your office to inquire about a book I had ordered. I just want to tell you that I've seldom been treated so courteously and professionally. It's no wonder the IHR attracts the supporters it does.

M. R.
Wells, Minn.


Theological Inerrancy

Holocaust historians and publicists always seem to presume that everyone must adopt an unquestioning and even reverential attitude toward the Holocaust extermination story. Their attitude is one of theological inerrancy.

M. D.
Seattle, Wash.


Qualified Support

I'd like you to know that I do not support IHR in all questions. I support IHR in its fight to show to all the world the truth regarding the Holocaust. But I do not support the IHR opinion concerning Israel, Palestinians and Arabs.

The Palestinian terrorists are indeed terrorists, and not freedom fighters. The Arabs do not want to reach peace with Israel, but are using the peace process to weaken Israel, and after this, to destroy it.

I am sending you $50 in support. More I am not able to donate. I am living on my wage, and am not a rich man.

B.H.
Jerusalem, Israel


Degrelle's Departure

I was very saddened to learn of the death of Leon Degrelle [as reported in the May-June 1994 Journal.] He distinguished himself in the fight against Communism, sacrificed a lot, and earned the respect of many. Another one of the world's greatest has departed.

M.H.
Hamilton, Onto Canada


Greetings from Poland

I am sending you the most recent issue of our magazine Stanczyk, in which we introduce The Journal of Historical Review, and discuss at length on page 82 your article [from the Winter 1989-90 Journal] "Simon Wiesenthal: Bogus 'Nazi Hunter'."

We are interested in contemporary historical revisionism, and plan to inform our readers about this in the future.

Tomasz Gabis, Editor
Stanczyk
Wroclaw, Poland


Be Patient

I look forward to each issue of the Journal with true love of history. Your extensively researched articles provide a solid foundation for the advancement of our cause – to renew truth, reestablish facts, and thus end insidious lies so that future generations will not have to suffer under imposed "politically correct" ignorance.

You deserve far more than mere gratitude for presenting such edifying and inspirational material. Only the psychologically handicapped or overt fool could read the Journal and still hold on to his illusions.

It is no secret that extremely powerful institutions exist that continue to uphold lies, and which have no desire to see repressed information come to light. I therefore understand the immense burden you endure because you set forth historical truths.

Be patient. The spirit of the age is with you, and it will not be long before positive revolutionary changes take place in the United States and around the world. As the terrible Berlin wall was finally torn down, so also shall those hideous museums, and the institutions behind them, someday fall. As they have risen high with no foundation, the weight of their crash shall be great indeed.

Remember the words of probably the most controversial revisionist who ever lived, and who was subjected to such terrible persecution: "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32).

J.M.
Florence, Col.


Suppressed Hungarian History

I am an enthusiastic reader of your informative Journal, to which I have subscribed for more than a year. When I first received it, I did not have much time to devote to it, but now, after reading several issues, I realize the importance of the information you offer, which is unknown to most people, even to educated Americans.

I applaud the courage of your contributors, and your courage in publishing their articles and books. Hopefully the time will come when people will recognize the great danger that threatens their future.

Among the historical issues that deserve consideration and revision is the Treaty of Trianon (1920), which was imposed on vanquished Hungary by the Allied powers in the aftermath of the First World War, just as they imposed the punitive Treaty of Versailles on defeated Germany, and the Treaty of St. Germain on Austria. Although honest historians are well aware that the Treaty of Trianon was based on exaggerated facts, distorted half-truths and blatant lies, few people know anything about it.

At the time of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Hungary was not an independent nation, but rather part of the multi-ethnic Habsburg Austro-Hungarian Empire. Because its foreign policy was determined in Vienna, Hungary was forced into the war. When it ended in 1918, the victorious Allied powers sought to punish and weaken Austria by mutilating Hungary. With the Treaty of Trianon, a natural geographical unit and a well-established Hungarian ethnic community was carved up.

The dictated Treaty reduced Hungary to about a third of its prewar size, and put three million Hungarians (Magyars) under foreign rule. The Hungarian army was limited to 35,000 men, and reparations were imposed.

Under the pretext that Hungary had subdued and mistreated them, various ethnic minorities claimed for themselves parts of ancient Hungarian lands. They portrayed Hungarians as cruel, ruthless subjugators, who did not belong to the European community of nations.

Unfortunately for Hungary, in 1920, the Allied peacemakers did not consider the Carpathian Basin as a geographical unit, but rather looked only at certain isolated areas.

Following the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, the Hungarian government refused permission for German troops to cross Hungary. When Poland capitulated, nearly 200,000 Polish soldiers and civilians were given refuge in Hungary.

In August 1940, the "Second Vienna Award," backed by Germany and Italy, restored to Hungary 43,104 sq.km. of territory in northern Transylvania that had been turned over to Romania in 1920.

This compromise solution satisfied neither Hungary or Rumania. Hungarians wanted the return of all of its prewar territory, including the whole of Transylvania. Romania supported the Award, and bound itself to the Third Reich, because it feared losing even more of Transylvania to Hungary if it did not.

During this period, Hungary did everything possible to avoid involvement in the Second World War, even giving up claims to her prewar territories in Yugoslavia. All the same, Hungary signed the Tripartite Pact with Germany in November 1940.

Yugoslavia's pro-German government was overthrown in a military coup in March 1941, and the new leaders prepared for war against Germany. As Hitler got ready to attack Yugoslavia, in part with Hungarian support, Hungary's Prime Minister, Pal Teleki, opposed a military alliance with Germany and sought to keep out of the conflict. He protested by committing suicide.

Not wishing to be left out of the seemingly invincible Axis alliance that struck against Soviet Russia in June 1941, Hungary wasted little time joining the German-led military campaign.

Winston Churchill, wishing to honor Teleki, promised that, at the negotiations at the end of the Second World War, an empty chair would symbolically be left for him. Reneging on this pledge, though, Britain and the other Allied powers once again punished Hungary at the end of the war.

Your readers deserve to know more about the suppressed history of Hungary during this century.

B.L.
Rochester, New York


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Sources: The Journal of Historical Review, vol. 15, no. 1 (January/February 1995), pp. 47f.
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