"These Holocaust deniers are very slick people. They justify everything they say with facts and figures."
Chairman, New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education (Newark Star-Ledger, 23 Oct. 1996, p 15)
The David Irving Story
By George Kadar
American Free Press
IRVING WILL SPEND CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRIAN JAIL IN ISOLATION
As we did write in our prior issue David Irving was arrested in Austria on the 11th of November, 2005. Since the beginning of his arrest Irving was kept isolated from the outside world. For the first six days the Austrian government did not notify the world about his arrest.
The news came out into the open when Irving’s own web page presented it. Based on the best available information Irving crossed the border to Austria from Switzerland and he was planning to deliver a lecture at the Olympia, a university fraternity group in Vienna. The subject of the lecture was: “the secret negotiations between Adolf Eichmann and the Jewish leaders in Budapest, Joel Brand and Rezsö Kasztner, the so-called "trucks for Jews" deal, and British knowledge of the scheme from codebreaking” (From Irving’s own web site.)
While traveling with a car he and the guests at the student club both recognized that plain clothes detectives were hanging around, so Irving started to drive toward the Southern border and he was arrested on the roadside near the town of Hartberg in the Province of Styria.
Irving believes that he was tracked by the police, prior to his arrival: “Despite precautions, the Austrian political police are believed to have learned of the visit by wiretaps or intercepting e-mails.”
After the arrest he was taken to Graz and a few days later to Vienna where he is held at 11 Landesgericht Strasse almost totally segregated from the outside world.
On the 18th of November I called the offices of Judge Dr. Peter Seda who is prosecuting Irving. The clerk gave assurances about a permit to visit Irving. When I arrived on the morning of the 23rd of November the written permit was issued by the prosecutor’s office but I was not permitted to see Irving by the deputies, in the same building. Their excuse was that Irving already received a visitor for a thirty minutes visit that week.
Judge Dr. Seda is a veteran champion for the cause of the Austrian Jews. He is on record for tracking internet thought criminals for at least ten years for “anti-Semitic expressions”, “denial of the Holocaust” and “spreading revisionist literature”. He is also a choice of the local establishment for politically sensitive cases: He handled the Austrian investigation into the poisoning of Victor Yuschenko, then a candidate in the elections of The Ukraine, who was poisoned and was treated in Vienna. (2004)
Judge Dr. Seda seems to be a dream come through for the not too popular Jewish community in Vienna.
Irving was already forbidden to travel to Austria, Canada, Germany and Australia. Germany fined him $6,000 in 1992 for stating that the Auschwitz gas chambers were a hoax. He lost his apartment in London when he lost a trial against Deborah Lipstadt a Holocaust advocate and the judge labeled him “an active Holocaust denier”.
He was already arrested in Austria in 1984. The present charges were generated after two speeches in the country in 1989. (Vienna and Leoben)
The arrest was received as great news by the international cabal of Jewish organizations: Shimon Samuels from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Lord Greville Janner the Chairman of the Holocaust Educational Fund of England, David A. Harris executive director of the American Jewish Committee, The South Poverty Law Center, ADL, etc.
Only BBC’s legal affairs analyst Jon Silverman expressed some concern: “He remains a showman and may well relish the opportunity to grandstand before a wider audience if put on trial.”
There were several revisionist historians, scientists, free speech advocates arrested, prosecuted recently indicating a worldwide crackdown on those who refuse to tow the party line on the Holocaust.
Recently extradicted Historians: Ernst Zundel, Germar Rudolph, David Irving and Siegfried Verbeke
Ernst Zundel and Germar Rudof were both arrested in the US and extradited to Germany to face lengthy prison sentences. Both of them were married to American citizens and Rudolf also had a child from this marriage. For the deportation of Rudolf, Deborah Achim field officer takes the credit proudly on the web page of ICE. (Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)) *2
A Dutch court extradited Siegfried Verbeke to Germany, one of the founders of the Belgian Vlaams Blok Party. (Vlaams Belang)
Vincent Reynouard, Jerome Bourbon, Camille-Marie Galic, Rene-Louis Berclaz, all Europeans, all in jail or under indictments for heresy.
A member of the European Parliament Dr. Bruno Gollnisch lost his immunity and possibly will go to prison for simply stating that historians should have the right to debate the Holocaust issues. His fairly innocent statements on the protection of free speech were used against him by a future political opponent who plans to run against him: Justice Minister and later Transport Minister Dominique Perben. Gollnisch is second in line behind Le Pen’ at the National Front.
There are already eight countries with laws against Holocaust denial: Austria, Belgium, Czech republic, France, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Switzerland.
A most dramatic development on November 1st, 2005: ALL 191 nations of the UN – unanimously and without a vote – adopted an Israeli-drafted resolution declaring January 27 the “International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust”. The resolution “rejects any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or part”. The UN resolution is providing unheard, exorbitant privileges to a miniature minority group on this planet. This was Israel’s first successful draft resolution in the history of the UN! The resolution also mentions a mysterious American citizen by the name of Willis A. Carto as the only responsible party for the present dramatic circumstances who started the revisionist movement about three decades earlier.
Meanwhile the news of Irving’s arrest spread faster than wild fire around planet earth. Thanks to electronic communications within hours everybody received the news. Irving is a very popular historian and a forceful writer. On the 22nd of November the first demonstration took place in Ottawa, Canada at the front of the Austrian Embassy. Chances are that we will see far more if Irving is kept in jail for a longer period of time and every indication is that this is the case.
On the 25th, Friday there was an important hearing for Irving in Vienna. The prosecutor decided to formally to charge him and they also denied his bail offer of $10,000 to $20,000. The decision indicates that those who are pulling the strings from the background want to lock up Irving for a longer time, possible for years.
David Irving’s attorney Dr. Elmar Kresbach in Vienna stated on the 25th: The court refused to release Mr. Irving on bail because he can easily go to England and England will not extradite him. The case will go to a “jury trial” with three judges and eight citizens as jury members. The trial will last probably a single day and the citizens’ only and most likely role will be to rubber stamp the decision. The trial will take place in January at the earliest and Irving will be sitting in his isolated jail cell in the meantime.
Attorney Dr. Elmar Kersbach also issued statements in the name of his client that his prior beliefs are “not really worthwhile to hold up” and “Irving is correcting himself”. It is difficult to see Irving backing away from his prior statements like: “more women died on the backseat of Edward Kennedy’s car at Chappaquiddick than ever died in a gas chamber in Auschwitz”.
In civilized countries it is a common practice to disregard all testimonies that were coerced under pressure, torture, threat of violence, etc.
Threatening a 67 years old man with a prison term that would last for the rest of his natural life, that is what I would consider the ultimate threat.
Anything stated or signed by Irving under these circumstances while cut off from the rest of the world and his supporters – is meaningless. Irving has written close to thirty books and his value as an original researcher is undeniable. From the beginning of his career he traveled around the world to seek out original documents, sources. He interviewed a large number of people who were never touched by the “court historians”. He realized early on that there was a huge void in the history of WWII that was not exposed or touched by others because of fear. He did fill this void, the job is mostly done, there is nothing that can be done about it, his work can not be destroyed.
The history of the whole argument on the existence or nonexistence of the gas chambers very much resembles the days of the inquisition. All the presently available instruments of modern science say that there were no gas chambers in Auschwitz. The Holocaust Dogma, just like the 10,000+ pages operational manual of the IRS became a liquid, ever changing fluid mass of information. Any individual who is pressured today to believe in the Dogma can rightfully ask: “Which version should I believe in?” Right after 1945 wild accusations were spread by the international media and the Holocaust crowd. The deaths were reported to be as high as 14 million, Jews were supposedly processed into industrial soap and lamp shades. One book, published by Vasziliy Groszman: The Hell of Treblinka claimed over ten million victims only at the Treblinka camp in Poland. A whole industry grew out of these lies and sometimes in the 1960’s and 1970’s a “soft landing” approach was initiated by the Holocaust gurus. The total death rate was gradually lowered, first to 6.5 million and later to 6.0 million. The Auschwitz death toll was lowered from 4 million to 1.1 million where it stands today and Jean-Claude Pressac who is an organic part of the Industry tells us that the true number is more likely to be in the 300,000 to 500,000 range. Needless to say: There is no arrest warrant out against Pressac and he still resides in his own home unlike David Irving and many others.
The soap and lamp shade stories were dismissed as minor historical mistakes. We were simply supposed to forget about the prior miscalculations. While all these modifications were going on nothing ever happened to those who did the recalculations – as long as they were Jews.
A special privilege was created for the Holocaust that was not extended to any other event of world history. Anybody can research the victims of genocide in the Soviet Union, in Cambodia or the Ukraine and express just about any opinion and remain a free man.
To keep Mr. Irving in jail with a possible twenty years jail term hanging over his head is a harsh treatment, even if measured by the yardstick of the medieval times. Galileo Galilei did not spend time in jail for crashing head on with the religious establishment of his own time.
It is time for us to follow the simple logic of our elders: If we want to know who rules, we will have to take a look at those whom we are not allowed to criticize.
CAFÉ and Paul Fromm is collecting money to assist David Irving’s defense. Donations will be passed on to Irving’s Austrian attorney. Send an e-mail with your VISA and expiry date or mail your check to Canadian Association for Free Expression, Box 332, Rexdale, ON., M9W 5L3, Canada. [email protected]
*(1) Austria's Lurch Towards Tyranny
*(2) ICE Deports “Holocaust Revisionist” To Germany