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April 24, 2014 1

Holocaust Denial Film In Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

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Screen­shot from “Off Your Knees, Germany!”

The Myr­tle Beach Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, to be held in South Car­olina April 23–26, 2014, is fea­tur­ing a film about German-born Holo­caust denier and anti-Semite Ernst Zun­del.  Enti­tled “Off Your Knees, Ger­many!,” the doc­u­men­tary focuses on Zundel’s views and his two tri­als in Canada in the 1980s for “know­ingly pub­lish­ing false news” about the Holocaust.

Ingrid Rim­land, Zundel’s wife and a fel­low Holo­caust denier, pro­duced “Off Your Knees, Ger­many!” around 2011.  The film por­trays Zun­del as a vic­tim of Jew­ish inter­ests that allegedly con­spired to deprive him of his right to express his views on Germany’s actions dur­ing World War II. In the film, Zun­del denies that the Holo­caust ever took place and claims that Ger­many has been maligned by Jews. He asserts that he is try­ing to reclaim Germany’s honor. 

Zun­del argues in the film, “If I was a mem­ber of the Zion­ist lobby that has conned itself to a pin­na­cle of influ­ence and power in this soci­ety based on vic­tim­hood that they were hard­ened by, by my Ger­man peo­ple in the Sec­ond World War, I maybe would also hate a guy like the Paul Revere of the Ger­mans to come along and ring the bells of freedom.”

Although Zun­del was found guilty of spread­ing false news about the Holo­caust in 1985, the case was later dis­missed due to pro­ce­dural errors. A sec­ond trial in 1988 also led to a guilty ver­dict for Zun­del, but he was released from prison pend­ing an appeal. In 1992, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in his case and struck down as uncon­sti­tu­tional the law ban­ning the spread of false news.

Zun­del left Canada to come to the U.S. in 2001 to join Rim­land. Since the mid-1990s, Rim­land has been pro­mot­ing Zundel’s writ­ings and phi­los­o­phy through Zun­del­site, one of the ear­li­est web­sites devoted to the reha­bil­i­ta­tion of Adolf Hitler and the denial of the geno­cide of Euro­pean Jews dur­ing World War II.

In 2003, U.S. author­i­ties deported Zun­del back to Canada on visa vio­la­tions. Two years later, Canada deported Zun­del to Ger­many, where he served five years in prison for incit­ing racial hatred and deny­ing the Holo­caust.  He con­tin­ues to live in Ger­many since his release in 2010.

Rim­land is pro­mot­ing the Zun­del doc­u­men­tary through a com­pany she formed called Soar­ing Eagles Stu­dio and Gallery, based in Ten­nessee. She is cur­rently try­ing to raise funds for the com­pany by request­ing spon­sors to help fund films, paint­ings and books that appeal to white suprema­cists and anti-Semites. The com­pany says it plans to fea­ture speak­ers, week­end sem­i­nars, exhibits, print pub­li­ca­tions, art and stage and video pro­duc­tions, all pur­port­edly in the name of pre­serv­ing and pro­mot­ing Euro­pean culture.

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March 21, 2014 4

Iranian Leader Questions Holocaust During Persian New Year Speech

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Supreme Leader Khamenei address­ing the nation on Per­sian New Year (March 21, 2014)

Supreme Leader Aya­tol­lah Ali Khamenei made state­ments ques­tion­ing the his­tor­i­cal real­ity of the Holo­caust dur­ing his annual Nowruz, or Per­sian New Year, address to the nation on Friday.

Dur­ing his speech, where the leader dis­cussed Iran’s strug­gling econ­omy and West­ern cul­tural encroach­ments on youth, Khamenei denounced the West for its “strict adher­ence” to free­dom of speech while impos­ing restric­tions on dis­cussing the Holo­caust. Empha­siz­ing this point, Khamenei said, “In Euro­pean coun­tries no one dares to speak about the Holo­caust, which it is unknown if the roots of this mat­ter are actual or not, and, if it actu­ally did hap­pen, in what way.”

Khamenei added that the West, and Europe in par­tic­u­lar, place high value on free speech, yet, “Opin­ions on the Holo­caust and doubt the Holo­caust are con­sid­ered one of the biggest offenses that they [try to] stop and imprison and prosecute.”

Khamenei also sin­gled out the U.S. and its sup­port for Israel’s require­ment for the Pales­tin­ian Author­ity to rec­og­nize Israel as a Jew­ish state. “Amer­ica has been left in a dis­as­ter in Pales­tine. The plans they had for Pales­tine, and they’ve tried very hard, have not been successful…They want to trans­form the coun­try of Pales­tine into a Jew­ish coun­try, mean­ing that Pales­tini­ans, whether they be Mus­lim or Chris­t­ian, will not have the pos­si­bil­ity to live in Pales­tine,” Khamenei said. Khamenei also claimed that the U.S. is plot­ting to “fin­ish off Pales­tine in its entirety” by sup­port­ing Israel’s pre­con­di­tions in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

In his 2013 Per­sian New Year address, Khamenei threat­ened that if Israel were to “make the mis­take of attack­ing Iran, the Islamic Repub­lic of Iran will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground.”

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March 13, 2014 5

Holocaust Denial Movement Abuzz Over The Jewish Gas Chamber Hoax Film

Update – March 19, 2014: The full ver­sion of The Jew­ish Gas Cham­ber Hoax has report­edly been removed from YouTube “as a vio­la­tion of YouTube’s pol­icy against spam, scams, and com­mer­cially decep­tive con­tent.” Hunt has since called on his sup­port­ers to repost the video, and it is cur­rently avail­able on YouTube again in four sep­a­rate parts.

Eric Hunt, a Holo­caust denier known for attack­ing Nobel Peace Prize win­ner Elie Wiesel, released a new Holo­caust denial film on March 5 titled The Jew­ish Gas Cham­ber Hoax, which is being widely pro­moted by other Holo­caust deniers.eric-hunt-jewish-gas-chamber-hoax

In the film, which describes the Holo­caust as “the great­est hoax of human his­tory,” Hunt uses clips of Holo­caust sur­vivors’ tes­ti­monies from Steven Spielberg’s 1998 doc­u­men­tary The Last Days and from the USC Shoah Foun­da­tion Insti­tute for Visual His­tory and Edu­ca­tion (estab­lished by Spiel­berg in 1994), por­tray­ing these tes­ti­monies as “fraud­u­lent.” Hunt used the same tac­tic in his pre­vi­ous film The Last Days of the Big Lie (2009).

On the March 8 install­ment of “Sat­ur­day After­noons with Car­olyn,” hosted by Holo­caust denier Car­olyn Yea­ger on The White Net­work, which describes itself as “Whites talk­ing to Whites about White inter­ests,” Hunt pro­moted his film to Yea­ger and The White Network’s audience.

Dur­ing the inter­view with Yea­ger, Hunt elab­o­rated on his the­ory that Jews use the Holo­caust “to jus­tify every­thing that they’ve done and are doing since World War II.” He con­tin­ued, “Their attacks on other nations keep grow­ing larger and larger, and they keep bring­ing up the Holo­caust.” He added that because of the “Jew­ish suprema­cist fairy tales,” the West is “essen­tially com­mit­ting sui­cide wor­ship­ping this hoax.” Yea­ger agreed with Hunt’s analy­sis stat­ing that the Jews “destroy things. They destroy peo­ple. They destroy whole peo­ple and nations. They destroy per­fectly good ideas.”

Later in the show, Holo­caust denier Charles Krafft, who received main­stream media atten­tion due to con­tro­versy over his Holocaust-themed art­work in Feb­ru­ary 2013, praised Hunt’s film, and Hunt thanked Krafft for being “instru­men­tal,” offer­ing his input “through­out the project.”

Hunt, Yea­ger, and Krafft then had a dis­cus­sion about pro­duc­ing more mate­ri­als, but lamented the fact that they lack funds. Krafft sug­gested that they seek fund­ing from Mus­lim nations stat­ing they should “get those oil sheiks that are sup­posed to be anti-Zionist to pony up.”

Krafft also rec­om­mended that Holo­caust deniers pro­duce more mate­ri­als like Hunt’s film to “cap­ture the imag­i­na­tions of these young hip­ster types with media rather than lit­er­a­ture,” adding that no one wants to read the long “schol­arly” Holo­caust denial works of years past.

Below is a sam­pling of some of the main points of The Jew­ish Gas Cham­ber Hoax:

  • There is “no evi­dence” of deaths from the gas chambers.
  • Holo­caust sur­vivors who gave eye-witness tes­ti­monies are “fraud­u­lent Jew­ish witnesses.”
  • The death camp Tre­blinka was not a death camp but rather a tran­sit camp where Jews were given “dis­in­fect­ing showers.”
  • “Zyk­lon B was actu­ally used to save Jew­ish lives.”
  • Bod­ies seen in actual footage from after the con­cen­tra­tion camps were lib­er­ated were the bod­ies of those killed by the Allies’ bomb­ing and not by the Nazis.
  • Gas cham­bers could not have existed because vic­tims of the gas cham­bers should have been “bright cherry red,” but Holo­caust sur­vivors sup­pos­edly more fre­quently describe the skin of vic­tims as blue or grey. Friedrich Berg, who pro­duced Hunt’s film, has an entire web­site ded­i­cated to this theory.

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