To: All Message #: 4723 From: Charles Nemo Submi

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To: All Message #: 4723 From: Charles Nemo Submitted: 10 Oct 91 22:04:00 Subject: Holocaust Revisionism Status: Public Received: No Group: CULTINFO (13) Let me say CLEARLY as preface to what follows that I neither attack nor defend this subject. I am NOT attracted to either identity xtians or Nazis. I know virtually nothing about the former and would welcome more info as I am always interested in learning. Two things are very unpopular in any mass society: (1) questions directed at majority views and (2) attempts to discuss minority views that may discredit the status quo. Galileo narrowly escaped burning by doing both of these things: (1) questioning the catholic church's concept of the earth as the center of the universe and (2) attempting to discuss the possilibity that the earth might revolve around the sun rather than vice versa. Other people were less fortunate, e.g., Galileo's contemporary, Giordano Bruno, WAS burned at the stake for the same heresy as were others. Galileo escaped because he recanted his heresy.... As to whether gas chambers existed in concentration camps, I offer the following. The Leuchter Report consisted of analyses of forensic samples taken from the walls of alleged gas chambers at Auschwitz, Birkenau and Majdanek. Control samples were taken from the fumigation cubicles at the same camps. These cubicles are known to have been used solely for fumigation of clothes and objects. There were 1,000 times more residues of Zyklon B in the fumigation cubicles than in the alleged gas chambers. The work was done by Fred Leuchter Associates in Boston, while the chemical analysis was done by the Alpha Analytical Laboratories in Ashland, Massachusetts. Mr. Leuchter has a "reputation as the country's leading specialist in prison execution machinery." Leuchter is now under vigorous attack because, e.g., he allegedly has only a bachelor's degree in history. (Let's face it: degrees may or may not be a measure of competence, but that's another topic for discussion.) Sources: The Boston Globe (October 1, 1990) and the Loompanics 1990 Main Catalog. Loompanics is a publisher of many controversial books. Address: Loompanics Unlimited, P.O. Box 1197, Port Townsend, WA 98368. If you want copies of these articles, send me an 8-1/2 x 11 manila SASE with 60 cents postage at this address: Jaq D. Hawkins, 8389 Mayfield Road, Suite 149, Chesterland, Ohio 44026. I'll cover the photocopying costs. My point again is to discuss things with as many facts as possible. Another example: I read, see and hear many of Bob Larson's diatribes. I don't agree with much of what he says, often because it is factually unsupported. But some of it is well done, e.g., his "First Family of Satanism" video with Zeena LaVey and Nikolas Schreck, and I always learn something. Now on to find the book(s) with the identical, side-by-side photos of atrocities allegedly by the Nazis but which really MAY have occurred at the time of the Russian Revolution. Hey, I wasn't there, so I'll never know for sure, but learning is always interesting....

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