Simon Wiesenthal Screws the "Los Angeles Herald Examiner"

Published: 1984-10-01

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On 4 March 1984 the Herald Examiner published a lengthy interview with Simon Wiesenthal by staff writer Steven Dougherty. Here you will find all the evasions of professional responsiblity and good sense that is typical of the press when it treats with the "Holocaust" and its spokesmen.

In this interview, Wiesenthal told Dougherty what he has told numerous reporters and others, that he lost "89" of his relatives to "Nazi murderers." Now this is serious charge, which Dougherty accepts as fact.

In Wiesenthal's "memoirs, If The Murderers Among Us, which is devoted largely to describing his experiences at the hands of "Nazis," 88 of the famous "89" seem to have slipped his mind, and the one "murder," even as he told the story in the Herald Examiner, is hearsay. He said he saw SS men "herd groups of women and children aboard boxcars for shipment to death camps in Poland. One such group included his mother." One has to take Wiesenthal at his word that he even "saw" that. You are going to discover that, when you take Weisenthal at his word, you're setting yourself up for a fall, comrade.

The other three members of Wiesenthal's family whose deaths are recounted in his book are: his father who died during World War One, his stepfather who died in a Soviet prison, a stepbrother who was arrested and later shot by the Russians. That is, out of the three, two were bagged by the commies and none by Nazi murderers. Why doesn't Wiesenthal spend a little time in the Soviet-bloc countries hunting down "war criminals?" (Is there a story there?)

Anyhow, the count is one "hearsay" victim of "Nazi murderers" of Wiesenthal's family, and Prima Facie would like to know something about the missing "88."

A man now occupied by writing a book about well-known Holocaust survivors wrote recently to Yad Vashem asking for the names of the missing 88 Nazi murder victims. Yad Vashem replied saying it had no way to supply such information. A letter to Wiesenthal himself seeking the same information remains unanswered.

Do you think there's a story there? I think there is, and I think it might prove to be unusually amusing. It's yours, with my compliments.

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Author(s): Bradley R. Smith
Title: Simon Wiesenthal Screws the "Los Angeles Herald Examiner"
Sources: Prima Facie, no. 1, October 1984. p. 3
Published: 1984-10-01
First posted on CODOH: July 7, 2012, 7 p.m.
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