"Taking Tabloid 'Trash' to Task"

Published: 1994-10-09

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[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 that the "Holocaust" occurred. I stated quite clearly that large numbers of Jews died in the camps, as did large numbers of non-Jews. Just ask the Poles. I did not say that "it" was "Just a story." If your reporter was taping our conversation I challenge him to produce those words. They were simply not spoken.

I did say that the six million story was not true. And I quoted several Jewish sources to that effect, including Professor Yehuda Bauer, the Israeli Holocaust scholar who in 1989 was quoted in The New York Times as saying : "The larger figures have been dismissed for years, except that it hasn't reached the public yet." [New New Times, Nov. 12, 1989]

When Clark said that historians stand by the six million story I replied that many do but some don't (including Professor Arthur Butz, author of The Hoax of the Twentieth Century). Also that Prof. Daniel Vining, another American, has stated [Chronicles, Sept. 1993] that to question the six million story is a good way for academics to lose their jobs. Jewish pressure groups don't mess around.

Nor did I state, baldly, that "none of my best friend are Jews." Asked whether I was anti-Semitic I stated that the usual cliché response to such a question was to state that "some of my best friends are Jews." But I added that it would be idiotic to dislike Jews simply because they were Jews.

I did say that I do not believe in the gas chamber stuff and could have quoted Jewish academic Arno Mayer who stated in his book Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? that sources on the gas chambers are "at once rare and unreliable." A particularly stupid statement by Clark was that "Columnist Doug Collins has come out of the closet and denied the Holocaust."

Closets are not my style. My views, including those on this subject, have been up front for years, and as far as I am concerned anyone can have them, including the Institute for Historical Review.

Your newspaper is a tabloid trash bag. Next time you want to interview me, don't bother. Just make it up out of whole cloth. The result would be the same.

Doug Collins

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Author(s): Douglas Collins
Title: "Taking Tabloid 'Trash' to Task"
Sources: The Journal of Historical Review, vol. 14, no. 6 (November/December 1994), p. 47; reprinted from the North Shore News, Oct. 9, 1994.
Published: 1994-10-09
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