The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Holocaust revisionism in Iran

Following are excerpts from an Iranian TV movie titled "Holo Causte", which aired on Sahar TV on October 28, 2005. The characters speak in French, English, and Arabic. This movie, which presents the alleged persecution of Holocaust deniers, was produced by Sahar TV and filmed in Lebanon. At the end of the movie, "special thanks" are conveyed to the Iranian broadcast authority's offices in Beirut, to Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV in Beirut, to Lebanese Ministries of Defense, General Security, and the Interior, and to the municipalities of Beirut, Sidon, Junieh, and Jbeil.

In Iran there is freedom of speech--with regard to the Holocaust story. In Germany, where Ernst Zundel is in prison for thought crimes, there is no freedom of speech with regard to the Holocaust story. How do you distinguish between the Iranian government and the German government? Depends on the issue. Otherwise, you don't.

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