When Truth Fears Investigation: On August 5th We Honor The Life Of Ernst Zündel & Those Who Bring History Into Accord With The Facts

“The further a society drifts from the truth,
the more it will hate those who speak it.”

~ George Orwell.

“I for one refuse to bow to this pressure. We must do what the journalistic hack or tenured academic will not: speak truth to power.”

~ Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson.

August 5, 2018 marks the one year anniversary of Ernst Zündel’s passing. He was essentially kidnapped from the U.S. and forced to remain in Germany. His wife, Ingrid Rimland, was unable to leave the U.S. to be with him. She risked jail time in Germany despite having no previous criminal convictions.

His crime? Ernst Zündel was deemed a “security threat.” Not because he was ever violent or ever incited violence, but because he created a legal precedent in which:

For the first time ever, “Holocaust” survivors and “Holocaust” historians were closely and critically questioned under oath about their claims and views.

Few Canadians realize that Zündel did them “a favor by wiping off the books [the] disgraceful False News laws” strangling free-speech.

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What They Do Not Tell You About The Life And Work Of Ernst Zündel

An adapted extract from Revisionists. com.

Ernst Zündel (1939-2017) was a German-born publisher, author and civil rights activist, who emigrated to Canada at the age of 19. He became a successful graphic artist, with his work appearing, for example, on the front cover of Canada’s national news magazine, Maclean’s. Setting aside his thriving career, he dedicated himself to the great task, as he saw it, of redeeming the sullied reputation of his fellow Germans.

For seven years he was held behind bars, first in Canada and then in Germany, solely for the peaceful expression of non-conformist views. For some time he was the most prominent political prisoner in the western world.

Zündel was an outgoing, good-humored man who was blessed with a rare combination of unflagging optimism and practical ability. He was perhaps best known as the defiant defendant in the much-publicized “Holocaust Trials” of 1985 and 1988. He was brought to court in Toronto on a charge of “publishing false news,” and specifically for publishing a reprint edition of a booklet entitled Did Six Million Really Die?

Zündel’s two lengthy trials were something close to full scale debates on the Holocaust issue.

For the first time ever, “Holocaust” survivors and “Holocaust” historians were closely and critically questioned under oath about their claims and views.

To wage the legal battle that was forced upon him, he brought together an impressive international team of researchers, legal specialists, scholars, and many others. From numerous libraries and archives in North America and Europe, this group assembled at the “Zündelhaus” in Toronto one of the most extensive collections of evidence anywhere on this chapter of history.

Among those who testified on Zündel’s behalf in the trials were Robert Faurisson, David Irving, Mark Weber, William Lindsey, Udo Walendy, and Bradley Smith. As a result of the two trials, an enormous quantity of evidence and testimony challenging the prevailing Holocaust narrative was presented to the court and thereby was made part of the permanent public record. Perhaps the most important evidence was the historic testimony of American gas chamber expert Fred Leuchter concerning his on-site forensic examination of the alleged extermination gas chambers in Poland.

Zündel was found guilty in the 1985 trial, but the verdict was set aside by the provincial appeals court. It ruled that the judge in that trial had, among other things, given improper instructions to the jury, and had improperly excluded defense evidence. At the conclusion of the second Zündel trial in May 1988, a jury declared him guilty. A few days later, he was sentenced to nine months imprisonment.

French scholar Robert Faurisson wrote at the time:

“Zündel may once again go to prison for his research and beliefs or be threatened with deportation. All this is possible. Anything may happen when there is an intellectual crisis and a realignment of historical concepts of such a dimension. Revisionism is the great intellectual adventure of the end of this century. Whatever happens, Ernst Zündel is already the victor.”

On appeal, Canada’s Supreme Court threw out the 1988 conviction, declaring on August 27, 1992, that the archaic “false news” law under which Zündel had been tried and convicted was a violation of the country’s Charter of Rights. This was more than a personal vindication by Canada’s highest court; Ernst Zündel secured an important victory for the rights of all Canadians.

His next great legal battle was fought before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal [which operates outside of normal legal standards] in Toronto. The charges, instigated by Jewish groups, accused Zündel of promoting “hatred or contempt” against Jews through the “Zündelsite” website operated by Ingrid Rimland from the United States. In this legal action, as the Tribunal’s presiding Commissioner declared, the truth or validity of the supposedly “hateful” items was not a consideration. (Ultimately the Tribunal declared the “Zündelsite” to be unlawful, but because it is based in the U.S., the ruling has been unenforceable).

During the 42 years he lived in Canada (1958-2000), Ernst Zündel was never convicted of a crime. He was, however, repeatedly a victim of violence and hate. He survived three assassination attempts, including by arson and pipe bomb. Even Irv Rubin, the American Jewish Defence League leader, was caught breaking into Zündel’s home with a member of the “Jewish Armed Resistance Movement” who had previously claimed responsibility for one of the arson attacks. He also endured years of legal harassment and repeated imprisonment.

After more than four decades in Canada, including a failed effort to acquire Canadian citizenship, Zündel moved to the United States. On February 5, 2003, Ernst Zündel was arrested at home in the mountain region of eastern Tennessee. U.S. authorities seized him on the pretext that he had violated immigration regulations, or had missed an interview date with U.S. immigration authorities, even though he had entered the U.S. legally, was married to Ingrid Rimland, an American citizen, had no criminal record, and was acting diligently, and in full accord with the law, to secure status as a permanent legal resident.

After being held for two weeks, he was deported to Canada. For two years — from mid-February 2003 to March 1, 2005 — he was held in solitary confinement in the Toronto West Detention Centre as a supposed threat to national security.

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His arrest and detention generated widespread media attention. A few Canadian newspapers and several independent analysts acknowledged the injustice of his incarceration. The country’s most prestigious daily, the Toronto Globe and Mail, affirmed in an editorial (Zündel doesn’t warrant a security certificate, March 6, 2004) that he posed no risk to people or property, and that he was being held unjustly on a bogus “guilt by association” pretext.

“He has never been charged with a violent crime and does not urge others to commit violence,” the editorial noted. “The real danger to Canadians,” it concluded, comes not from individuals like Zündel, “but from a government that casually discards their most precious rights.”

In another editorial (“The Zündel Case,” Oct. 23, 2004) the influential paper called Canada’s treatment of Zündel an “abuse of the secret-trial legislation.”

Bill Dunphy, a veteran investigative journalist and editor for the daily Hamilton Spectator, also protested the injustice. He spent six years probing Canada’s “white supremacist” movement, and got to know Zündel well. Although he has no sympathy for Zündel’s views, in a hard-hitting column (Hamilton Spectator, May 14, 2003) he told readers:

“Our government has seized and branded Ernst Zündel, stripped him of his human rights, tried him in secret and found him wanting, and will now hand him over to a foreign government anxious to throw him in jail …

“… Zündel – who did this country a favor by wiping off the books our disgraceful False News laws – has never once been convicted of a criminal offense in this country, never once found to have violated the hate crime laws that rest snugly around the throat of free expression in this country.

“Calculating correctly that there was no political cost, no ‘down side’ to slipping on the jackboots to kick a reviled old man out of our country, our government cobbled together their best insults and innuendo, and Lord knows what secret ‘evidence,’ and branded Ernst Zündel a threat to national security.

“I know this man, his local and international contacts and I know this movement. And after reading the 58-page ‘unclassified’ summary of the government’s case, I can assure you there is no justice here. Their ‘evidence’ is riddled with errors and misinformation, hearsay and inflammatory innuendo. Dead men walk again, and the shattered bits of shoddy secret networks long since collapsed under the weight of their own ineptitude are made whole and menacing once again. It is a shameful piece of dishonest, unreliable tripe.”

Zündel was held in Canada not because his views are unpopular, or because he was a “security risk.” He was in prison because Jewish groups wanted him there, and because he promoted views that the Jewish-Zionist lobby considers harmful to its interests.

This lobby was the decisive, critical factor in the decades-old campaign to silence him. The only sustained and institutionalized effort in Canada to imprison Zündel came from this lobby, which includes the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association, and the League for Human Rights of B’nai B’rith (Canada’s counterpart to the U.S.-based “Anti-Defamation League”).

On March 1, 2005, Zündel was deported to Germany, just as Jewish groups had been demanding. Upon his arrival at Frankfurt airport, he was immediately arrested and taken to Mannheim prison to await trial for the “thought crime” of “denying the Holocaust.”

A few months later the public prosecutor in Mannheim formally charged Zündel with inciting “hatred” by having written or distributed texts that “approve, deny or play down” genocidal actions carried out by Germany’s wartime regime, and which “denigrate the memory of the [Jewish] dead.” …. The 14 specific violations cited by the court included postings on the U.S.-based “Zündelsite” website. The court thus upheld efforts by German authorities to punish individuals for writings that are legal in the country where they are published. Jewish groups quickly, and predictably, expressed approval of the verdict.


Zündel was released from prison on March 1, 2010 — five years after his deportation to Germany, and three years after his conviction by a court in Mannheim. Banned from returning to either Canada or the U.S., he went to his family home in Germany’s Black Forest region, where he resided until his death. Unable to leave the U.S. and be with him, his wife Ingrid Rimland died two months later.

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The persecution continues. Top: Ursula Haverbeck jailed in Germany at the age of 89. Bottom: Canadian Monika Schaefer held in a German prison six months without trial. She and her brother Alfred are now engaged in a trial so bizarre she had to be escorted from the court room in handcuffs because Alfred defied the judge and took a sip of water.

One Way You Can Investigate & Support Real History

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TBR does not censor its writers.

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TBR is necessary because our mass media and educational system often suppress real history and fail to discuss the power of Jews and Zionists in our political system. Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson writes:

THE BARNES REVIEW, in this and most other issues, deals with politically incorrect issues for this reason. It is a disgrace that journalists and professors whose job it is to uncover the inner workings of power are frightened for their jobs and income. This means they will refuse to talk about Zionist power except in the most glowing terms. I for one refuse to bow to this pressure. We must do what the journalistic hack or tenured academic will not: speak truth to power. It is certainly not always “the Jews,” and they certainly do not control “everything”—but sometimes, it sure seems like it.[7]

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[1] Tiffany, John, The Barnes Review, “A Titan & His Legacy,” Vol. XXII, No. 1, January/February 2016, p. 3.

[2] Shannan, Pat, The Barnes Review, “Who Really Killed Martin Luther King?,” Vol. XXIV, No. 3, May/June 2018, pp. 40-45

[3] Shannan, Pat, The Barnes Review, “Don’t Forget RFK,” Vol. XXIV, No. 3, May/June 2018, pp. 58-64.

[4] Wear, John, The Barnes Review, “Medical Experimentation at Dachau,” Vol. XIX, No. 3, May/June 2013, pp. 44-49.

[5] Wear, John, The Barnes Review, “Euthanasia in the Reich,” Vol. XXII, No. 5, September/October 2016, pp. 34-40.

[6] Wear, John, The Barnes Review, “WWII Atomic Debate: Axis Powers Were Nowhere Close to Developing A-Bombs,” Vol. XXII, No. 4, July/August 2016, pp. 42-45.

[7] Johnson, Matthew Raphael, The Barnes Review, “What Makes TBR Different,” Vol. XXII, No. 4, July/August 2016, p. 3.

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8 Responses

  1. Mike Walsh says:

    Another ethno-patriot destined for tomorrow’s Hall of Martyrs. As the Irish say, “you are dead only when the living stop talking about you.” We are not the last of yesterday, we are the first of tomorrow. Michael Walsh.

  2. henry hays says:

    I personally met Ernst and Ingrid once.

    On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 8:57 AM, WEARS WAR on the Lies, Liars & WW2 wrote:

    > wearswar posted: ” “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more > it will hate those who speak it.” ~ George Orwell. “I for one refuse to bow > to this pressure. We must do what the journalistic hack or tenured academic > will not: speak truth to power.” ~ Dr. Matthew ” >

  3. larryzb says:

    ” . . . The charges, instigated by Jewish groups, accused Zündel of promoting “hatred or contempt” against Jews through the “Zündelsite” website operated by Ingrid Rimland from the United States. In this legal action, as the Tribunal’s presiding Commissioner declared, the truth or validity of the supposedly “hateful” items was not a consideration. . . . ”

    This has always struck me as bunkum: that if one dissects and debunks the official holocaust yarn, he/she is inciting hatred of or towards Jews. Yes, it is understandable that people – once informed of how they have been lied to for decades – may become angry or irritated, but this incitement stuff is nonsense.

    • larryzb says:

      “On March 1, 2005, Zündel was deported to Germany, just as Jewish groups had been demanding. Upon his arrival at Frankfurt airport, he was immediately arrested and taken to Mannheim prison to await trial for the “thought crime” of “denying the Holocaust.””

      So, if a person “denies the holocaust” outside of Germany, if he/she is subsequently deported to Germany (or in the case of Monica Schaeffer, travels there voluntarily), he/she can be immediately arrested and tried for such “denial”. Wow. I am no barrister, but I bet there are very few other “offenses” where that happens anywhere in the world.

      Not surprisingly, the one chauvinistic, ethnic group that pressures cowardly governments into compliance and submission, and works against our true freedoms is – (drum roll please) – the Jews. (Sorry, if that is “inciteful”.)

      • John Wear says:


        Jewish/Zionist groups are forced to use such extreme measures because the official Holocaust narrative has been disproved. Even in the United States where we enjoy First Amendment rights, many people keep quiet out of fear of reprisals.

  4. Mike Ross says:

    Respect to an honorable man and his wife . They fought a good fight , to bring justice for germans , and all their war companions . We ( allies ) were no better than them ( axis ) , and they were no worse than us . A conspiracy , that still works today , made brothers fight against brothers . That secret combination , is waging a blood vendetta , wanting to bring us all , to a ultimate ruin and extermination , so they can take possession , of what does not rightfully belong to them . Our leading enemy , are those “ tribals “ , who increasing cannot be named – nor criticized . There is only one hope of a final victory . It is The Breakout – from The Great Temptation , and The Great Escape & Fighting Withdrawal – from The Great Tribulation . This is promised is attainable and given by , THE LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST – ( FOR REAL ) . THE HOLY BIBLE , has the answers for them who read it , with THE GIFT AND POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST .

  5. WakeyWakey says:

    Pleased to see you are recommending THE BARNES REVIEW journal which is my No 1 favorite magazine as the topics are diverse and the political correctness is absent. John Wear is a regular contributor to this magazine, and other top contributors such as Mike Walsh (who comments on wearswar articles now and again) .

    I get the online version as its quicker to receive, being ‘overseas’ but I miss the physical journal in the hand I must say.
    I notice the half price is for Christmas 2018 Gift Subscriptions (one can gift to oneself too of course to get half price!).


    We have reduced the price of TBR Christmas gift subscriptions to just $28—half price—in the U.S.A. Is there any other gift you can give to someone on your Christmas list that is more important, more interesting or more significant than the gift of knowledge?

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