In the last couple of months I have found myself devouring all those old Ernst Zündel’s modest-looking videos that he created for Samisdat Publishers back in the late 1980s and early 1990s under the name Another Voice of Freedom, which I guess many people here are familiar with. I do not know if I have been doing this out of some pseudo-nostalgic feeling for that era or because the information featured in most of those old analogically recorded videos is as relevant today as it was back in the day, which makes one think that not everything changes under the sun unfortunately, in spite of the long time that has passed by.
I have to admit I do not know if this is exactly the last public appearance captured on video of the late Ernst Zündel (1939-2017) though it seems to be the most recent in time, at least that I have been able to find on the Internet. Whatever the case, these videos are pretty much high quality so, in spite of the omnipresent Spanish subtitles, they are quite interesting and enjoyable to watch. The interview and the lecture below come from the first conference organized in Mexico by CII (Congreso Internacional Identitario / International Indentitary Congress) in Guadalajara, Mexico back on May 1/3, 2015.
During the aforementioned days in Guadalajara, Zündel met with his wife Ingrid Rimland. As some folks might already know, the couple could not live together as entrance to Canada and the United States was prohibited to Zündel by the so-called “authorities” of each respective country. At the same time Rimland was prohibited to enter Germany in order to meet Zündel. That is why both used to meet twice in Mexico every year. I guess this organized event gave both an ideal opportunity to do so once more.
In the first video-interview we can see an aged Ernst Zündel (in comparison to those old videos mentioned at the beginning of the article), who still keeps his mental faculties quite intact, giving a very detailed account on how the Leuchter Report came into existence out of a scientifically-driven need to explain the actual story surrounding the so-called “Holocaust,” and how Fred Leuchter and his team were able to ship 130 luggage-bags full of rubble extracted from the Auschwitz camp, and other two camps in Poland, to be forensically examined back home in the US after the mission was accomplished, in a proper laboratory.
Zündel also tells us about the accident and death of Mrs. Leuchter’s young son in an American airforce base in Oklahoma and how that played a strange role in the whole Leuchter Report event, as the Polish authorities became somewhat involved in rushing Leuchter and his team out of the country with the samples from the alleged “gas chambers”. After the examination concluded, those samples were eventually confiscated by Toronto’s police as Zündel and Leuchter included them as part of the evidence to be presented in Zündel’s case before court. The samples are still in custody to this day, 30+ years after the events took place, since they were considered “stolen” material. What an amazing excuse!
Zündel also tells how David Irving had to publicly change his own opinion on the Holocaust in front of a Canadian court after the Leuchter Report was released, for which he was systematically demonized and slandered by the official Jewish-owned media forever. He did so knowing that his career was going to be terminated, as he refused a million dollar contract with a Jewish publisher in New York. A contract which, by that time, was in process.
For Ernst Zündel it was not any easier as, from that point on, he was totally besieged by Judea International and its lackeys in the most outrageous of ways, so much so that he lost his house in an obviously provoked arson, which burned 60 unpublished essays of his (with their 30 years of research) plus 6,000 books in his collection, among other things. As Zündel himself states the police estimated $480,000 in losses. These series of events plainly show, once more, (((who))) the real intolerant haters are. True history in the making.
Going back to the first video, as for the host Cristian Rodrigo Iturralde is concerned, I can not say much. He is of the Christian Alt-Right persuasion so there is not much to add there I suppose. People can check his website Politicamente Incorrecto to get a brief overview, although I have to point out that all his articles are written in Spanish.
Cristian Iturralde entrevista a Ernst Zundel (Oct 4, 2018) published by BIIE
As the next video shows, Zündel’s lecture was mostly involved with the Leuchter Report (as the title of the video indicates) although he tells us about some of his experiences during his life as well. Zündel initiates the lecture with memories, such as how he left Germany back in the 1950s as a conscientious objector as he did not want to be drafted by the German military, which by then, had already been turned into an American tool for NATO in occupied Western Germany. He went to different places, such as Argentine, South Africa, and the United States, to eventually settle in Canada, where he was not treated precisely in the best of ways initially, according to Zündel himself. He also tells us about his experiences on how he became a historical revisionist in his early 20s, and how he got in contact with famous European thinkers, and many of the best minds by that time, who were still alive after having survived WWII.
Obviously some of the stories in the second video are already told in the first one (the interview), but I still advise you to watch both videos if really interested.
El Mayor Secreto del Siglo XX (The Biggest Secret of The 20th Century) (Oct 25, 2018) published by BIIE
To conclude this article I want to add a few words given by Ernst Zündel himself in the featured interview, which I think will provide a concluding view on Zündel’s character and how he viewed life and the struggle in the midst of this very dark age:
Principles are important, they are not just words, and honour is important, not just my honour but the honour of people. I did all this not for my honour, since it only brought me persecution and problems, bombs, fires… but for the German people, most specially for the dead German people who cannot defend themselves. I became their spokesman, I became their protector, and I think it is important, in the march of generations, that one generation protects the previous generation, as those German soldiers protected the land I had the chance to grew up in, so I owe those soldiers, men and women who were in the armed forces, this debt. It was a debt of honour.
References – En memoria de Ernst Zündel by Reconquista Blogspot (Nov 2017) – Politicamente Incorrecto | Cristian Iturralde Blogspot – TLV1 N°28 – Ernst Zündel: La verdad será dicha… ¡O no será! by argentinatoday.org (Aug 15, 2017) – CII | www.culturaenaccion.org