It appears to me that two issues have to be addressed up front.
One: the issue of the reward money.
If CODOH is involved the reward has to be funded and the funds in their own account. I can’t take CODOH down a road where I risk its reputation over a money issue – any money issue. I have no confidence in the project itself being able to raise any considerable amount of funding. I may well be wrong here, am willing to be shown that I am wrong, but until then . . . . In short, we may have to forget the “reward” angle. But who knows? We may not have to forget it. We’ll see what comes down the road.
Two: the project – and it is a real project as I will note below -- will need one person to be responsible for it, with the help of one, two, or more volunteers. A project manager if you will. I cannot do it myself. I do not have the time and there is no use in my pretending that I do.
There is the argument that we are so certain that the objective proof of any tattoo on EW’s arms will not, cannot, be met, that we do not have to worry about real money. Not in the sense that we will have to pay it, but from CODOH’s perspective, it must be there.
Here is an Outline for the Project that almost entirely originates with Trude. She also notes that we need a good name for this project.
1. Announcement by CODOH calling for proof of EW's story as a survivor of Auschwitz/Buchenwald by revealing the number A-7713 tattooed on his left arm, as he stated to a student in March 2010 that he still had. Source: Dayton Daily News
2. A plan ahead of time for all sympathetic websites, radio program hosts, newspapers, newsletters, blogs, etc. to pick this up immediately and play it up. Also YouTube videos by you and as many others as will do them on the "challenge." There has to be a commitment to keep it up steadily and not lose interest. And then we have to try to get some mainstream media attention -- it should be possible because it's Elie Wiesel! But here is where the "reward" would be helpful.
3. Keeping track of Wiesel's public appearances and trying to get demonstrators to show up there with signs and flyers demanding proof of Wiesel's authenticity. Much like what has been put together perhaps by Carolyn Yeager on her website: www.carolynyeager.com
and on the VoR weekly radio program, http://reasonradionetwork.com/?cat=60
4. The idea to focus on Boston University is good, but we would want to go on to campuses nation-wide. CODOH has a good number of such mailing lists.
5. Getting people like Gilad Atzmon and perhaps other public figures to write about it.
6. Take the essence out of Mattogno's essays on EW, so the document aspect to story can be easily grasped, and presented to the public.
EW is a very sophisticated guy, and he will have the moral high-ground with all media: "I will not display my body in some cheap gesture to gratify the obscene wishes of anti-Semites, and if any of you on this campus ask me to do so you will become one of them, and you will be insulting every other survivor still alive in this anti-Jewish world" (and so on).
Oddly, and I had not thought of this before, the promotion of Eric Hunt's Website might be one very practical thing to be done.
Now I see that Eric has volunteered to take this work on, but that it must be funded. It could well be a full time job for several weeks, or months, so it would only be reasonable for someone who has no private money to have to have the project funded. If anyone has a unique idea about pitching for funds for this project, I’m all ears.
So: this is an important project, it is substantial in concept, it needs a director who can handle the work load, who is accustomed to dealing with media, and because it is a “full-time” job for at least some weeks and maybe months, it probably needs funding.
It says here.