Joseph P. Bellinger, The Strange Death of Himmler, September 25, 1999
(The First "Real History" conference, Cincinnati, Ohio).
https://archive.org/details/JosephBelli ... rDeath1999
In addition to the rest of the tread, this is a segment of an interview with Bellinger regarding David Irving and the publisher of his Himmler book:
INTERVIEWER: You have recently published your book ‘Himmlers Tod: Freitod oder Mord?’ at Arndt Publishing, which quickly became controversial. As we have seen it is the result of a long search. How were you driven to this rather peculiar subject? Will it remain a legal book in Germany?
The Himmler book was based almost entirely upon a set of coincidental circumstances, in that, while browsing through photographs of the Reichsführer’s corpse some ten years ago, I noticed irregularities which appeared to be inconsistent with the published accounts of his death. I then compared these photos with those of Hermann Göring and also with other victims of cyanide poisoning which I examined in various forensic textbooks and the differences seemed rather startling. At that time I did not regard this preliminary inquiry to be conclusive evidence by any means, but I suspected that I might be on to something and decided to take the research to the next level. At this point I still had no definite plans to write a book on the subject, but decided to go on a ‘fishing expedition’ and see what might come out of it. The research was still in the most elementary stages, but over time the convergence of evidence finally paid off and convinced me that Himmler’s death, along with other high-ranking officials in the Third Reich, was the result of a deliberate decision to assassinate him within hours of capture and identification, and that the trail of responsibility led directly back to the SOE [Special Operations Executive], the PWE [Political Warfare Executive], and 10 Downing Street.
By 1996 I had assembled a dossier full of information all relating to Himmler’s alleged ‘suicide’ and had established written contact with sources in Germany and England who provided me with further information. On or about the same time, I wrote to David Irving and set my thesis out for his consideration, and he replied in a positive vein, and there the matter remained until one day I received an invitation from David Irving to speak on the subject of Himmler’s death at the first “Real History Conference” in Cincinnati, Ohio, which led to the signing of an interim, provisionary agreement to author a book detailing the true circumstances of Himmler’s death.
The timing couldn’t have been more fortuitous, because by the time I set out to write a complete manuscript, new files pertaining to Himmler’s capture and death had just been released by the archives in England and the United States and I availed myself of this material in the creation of the manuscript. Thus, I completed the original manuscript within one year of being commissioned to write it, but as circumstances turned out, Mr. Irving did not fulfill his promise to edit or publish and the book entered into a stage of limbo, although I continued to update the material from time to time with newly released information. A subsequent publisher in America indicated some interest in publishing the book but those plans also fell through. Finally, I was contacted by the good people at Arndt Publishing in Germany, who indicated that they were interested in publishing my manuscript. Once again, the timing could not have been more perfect, because by then additional information of a most remarkable nature had been released or published revealing more details of the curious circumstances of Heinrich Himmler’s death, and all the most updated information up until July 2005 was appended to the manuscript. This information included details of interviews with participants or characters in the drama which had hitherto been unpublished. These witnesses were unavailable to other researchers simply due to the fact that they had since died. Finally, the book had to be translated into German, and this assignment was undertaken by the remarkably gifted Mr. Jürgen Graf, whom I assisted as best I could whenever a question arose as to American or British idiomatic expressions. Assembling rare and unique photographs completed our work and the rest is history, as they say. As to whether the book will remain legal in Germany, I see no reason why it would not be.
Source: https://k0nsl.org/blog/detox/himmler-mu ... bellinger/
Maybe Mr. Graf can therefore supply us with an English manuscript if anyone can contact him?
More on Joseph P. Bellinger
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https://k0nsl.org/blog/detox/himmler-mu ... bellinger/
Joseph P. Bellinger profile at InconvenientHistory.com
http://inconvenienthistory.com/columnis ... linger.php
Joseph P. Bellinger profile at CODOH.com
Joseph Bellinger's Himmlers Tod - A Commentary by Fredrick Töben
http://www.adelaideinstitute.org/Dissen ... linger.htm
http://www.adelaideinstitute.org/Dissen ... inger1.htm
Meet Joe Bellinger by HolocaustControversies
http://holocaustcontroversies.blogspot. ... inger.html
Joseph P. Bellinger at Wikipedia
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David Irving's Real History Conference, Cincinnati USA 1999 - TWO HOURS