The essay below is a condensation and synthesis of the "Introduction" and "Preface to the Third Edition" of a previously published Michael Hoffman II title. We bring it here in place of a review, because the author's voice and passion reflect the content of this volume much better than a standard book review could do.
Please note: This title has been banned in Canada where the censors dictate what adults should read!
The Great Holocaust Trial: The Landmark Battle for Freedom of Speech
By Michael A. Hoffman II
In January of 1995 I received a fax from Ernst Zündel, asking me to join him in a news conference he was conducting on the steps of the city hall of Canandaigua to protest a ban in upstate New York on his public access cable television program, "Another Voice of Freedom." The show had previously aired for several months on Finger Lakes Cablevision, reaching an estimated 45,000 homes.
I had to smile as I read it. It was like a time-machine, transporting me back ten years to another municipal building, the Court House of New York County, Ontario, Canada where a stimulating legal drama unfolded upon the canvas of possibility. The screaming voices of the JDL (Jewish Defense League) attackers arose again in my ear, the mocking tones of Judge Hugh Locke, the calm, defiant voice of Doug Christie, the reporters' chatter, the laughter of Ernst . . . Now I stood again with Zündel in Canandaigua, New York, as another crowd of jostling TV cameramen, supporters and yes; the obligatory mob of screaming fanatics (in this case a mixed multitude consisting of howling Khazars and hysterical Catholic nuns in lay attire) surrounded him. The latter attempted to shout him down, the former to portray him in the worst possible light, but Zündel stood his ground.
As his biographer, I knew better than anyone in the crowd on that anomalously mild and bright winter day, what the price the man at the center of the attention has paid in personal terms over the years. As former Dow Chemical research scientist Dr. William Lindsey told Ernst in Pennsylvania in 1993, "The world cannot ever pay you back for all the persecution, abuse, terror and upheaval caused to your life and family. . ."
How is it that a man whose entire reason for being is one of love for his own kind (the root of the word kindness) and who sacrificed a lucrative graphic arts career and advertising business handling six-figure accounts and earning a reputation conceded even by his enemies as a master of art - who sacrificed all of this for love of his people - is libeled as a man of hate?
How is it that a young German immigrant takes on the entire Canadian establishment in a trial that was supposed to be a walk-over for the System's media hoax, and rocks the world with shocking revelations of fraud, cover-ups, massive impostures and confessions from the leading Exterminationist academics and "survivors" totally subversive of their bizarre gas chamber cult?
How is it that a nation like Canada, which is supposed to pride itself on its Rationality, respect for free and fair debate and protection of free speech, sentenced Zündel to 15 months in an Ontario gulag for the "crime" of having published a work of history inconvenient to a racist elite's enshrined orthodoxy?
I hope to elucidate the answers to the preceding in this writing which is a study of the Great Holocaust Trial, a groundwork for an assimilation of the existing genesis, conduct and aftershock of this Stalinist anomaly, which for almost three months (Jan. 7 to March 25, 1985) thrust forth the tattered and seldom-seen banner of Veritas upon a world drunk on boob-tube "history" and cowed and controlled newspaper "facts."
Even as of this writing, Zündel and the revisionist cause remain a subject of front page attention and comment in Canada. Try as they might to exorcise the phantom of stalwart defiance, Zündel and revisionism have had an indelible impact which bodes ill for the inquisitors, whose megalomania instigated what Noam Chomsky called the "disgrace" of arresting and trying a dissident publisher.
For the first time in modern history, the consensus reality most accurately described as Exterminationism was tested and challenged in a court of law. Granted, the judge was little more than a merchant and a bully, the prosecutor an errand boy, and the jury a group of well-meaning middle-class Canadians. The verdict was guilty and the media, "Holocaust" racketeers and political prostitutes tooted their tin horn for all they were worth in crowing over Zündel's conviction.
But it seemed to this reporter that the horn-toodling was a trifle louder than necessary, even in so ballyhooed a case as this one, and the editorials demanding deportation of this "horrible lying creature," more vindictive than called for. The whole ceremony had about it the ring of hollowness and deep insecurity, as if somewhere in the sub-cellar of the collective psyche of Canada - and of the West itself - the memory of the incredible confessions extracted from Friedman, Hilberg and Vrba by the jugular-throat cross examination of defense lawyer Doug Christie could not be dismissed or laid to rest.
Try as they might, the Canadian public and even the media cannot seem to shake the meretricious testimony of the prosecution's witnesses. Neither do they seem able to explain away the preponderance of destabilizing suppressed facts and information offered by distinguished men of science and medicine who testified for the defense: Dr. William Bryan Lindsey, the chemical research scientist, and Dr. Russell W. Barton, senior attending physician at a major New York hospital; of the other defense witnesses including Auschwitz eyewitness and Dresden holocaust survivor Thies Christophersen.
Consensus reality is a fragile phenomenon. Its foundation necessarily lies upon mob psychology, not empirical fact, and it is firm in its hegemony only so long as it gives every indication of being all-pervasive and infallible. The roots of revolution are deep in the subconscious of a modern public already sick to death of never-ending "Holocaust" propaganda, with its seriocomic soap opera theatrics, Newspeak buzzwords, sadomasochistic pornography, cry-on-cue melodrama, defamation of the German people and, by extension, the whole of our civilization.
This is all the hoaxers have as an "answer" to the revisionist revelations within the Great Holocaust Trial. This is the only way they can respond to all the radical questions it has raised and the bedrock of previously censored facts it has unearthed. The Zionists can only turn up the volume on their hysterics and run those hideous, self-indicting Hollywood movies over and over and over again.
How pathetic they are, and how doomed to defeat. Slinking away from debate, hiding behind a judge's robes and the scene-flats of tinsel town, the "Holocaust" hoaxers have an inevitable appointment with destiny. The seeds of their denouement were planted with Ernst Christof Friedrich Zündel, son of Swabian lumberjacks and peasants.
On a snowy Sunday, on the eve of his (first) judicial ordeal, Ernst announced to a small circle of friends: "When this trial is over, the Holocaust hoax will be known as Before Zündel and After Zündel."
The proof of that prophecy lies in the renaissance of enthusiasm, solidarity and determination that has arisen among the rapidly swelling ranks of revisionists world-wide, who are coming out of seclusion to form an unbeatable coalition of activist truth-seekers, eager to confront nothing less than the mind-polluters and enslavers of humanity.
He found his vocation in awakening his own German people to the reservoir of nobility and humanity of which they have always been the paradigm of Europe. Refusing to let them acquiesce to the Mark of Cain and the blood libels of an evil communications system, he rallied them in a storm of passion and against all odds, to do battle with a foe as formidable as the process of dissolution itself. His dedication is indicative of the world-wide resistance network of the undefeated known as the Revisionist Revolution. He is for the West what Alexander Solzhenitsyn is for the East: a crusader who, through the power of his underground, dissident press (Samisdat) is helping to turn the tide for humanity.
I give you, in these next pages, Ernst Zündel, Exhibit A, in the way in which men personify natural forces. Despite every kind of opposition, he continues to put himself on the line year-in and year-out, for freedom of speech and the renaissance of his people.
"How many divisions has the Pope?" asked Stalin with contempt. The Zionists must have asked the same of Zündel's in equally mocking tones.
History will answer, in the not-too-distant future, that Zündel's divisions were the words that marched across his printed pages. Their prowess shall unravel a universe of lies.
There is something archetypal about Ernst Zündel; like an elemental force, he cascades ever onward-upbeat, optimistic, relentless. There is something strained, contrived or unnatural about the coming destruction of Babylon the Great.
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