Subj: ZGram - 9/23/1999 - "Genocide by Telepathy"
Date: 9/23/99 11:00:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Ingrid Rimland)

ZGram - Where Truth is Destiny

Copyright (c) 1999 - Ingrid A. Rimland

September 23, 1999

Good Morning from the Zundelsite:

Robert Faurisson is Europe's foremost Holocaust revisionist scholar. Born
in 1929, he was educated at the Paris Sorbonne, and served as a professor
at the University of Lyon in France from 1974 until 1990. He was a
specialist of text and document analysis. His writings on the Holocaust
issue have appeared in several books and numerous scholarly articles, many
of which have been published in The Journal of Historical Review.

His collected works have revently been released in a massive 2000 page
publishing effort in Europe. This essay is an adaptation of a piece
originally written in 1988. It is posted at, the website belonging
to the Institute for Historical Review.

Raul Hilberg was a "hired gun" traveling professional witness on the
so-called "Holocaust" in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s - that is, until he
walked into the Zündel Trial in 1985 and met attorney Doug Christie, who
had been prepared by Dr. Robert Faurisson, in cross-examination.

That ended Hilberg's easy pickings. His career as a professional
"Holocaust" witness was over.

Lately, he sounds more and more like Ernst Zündel, berating Edgar Bronfman
and the World Jewish Congress as blackmailers in the case of Switzerland

Thus, Hilberg has come full circle. :)

The essay below has a special poignancy, even though it is a golden oldie.
Share it with a friend!

Genocide By Telepathy, Hilberg Explains

Robert Faurisson

Raul Hilberg, the most prestigious of the authors who defend the thesis of
the physical extermination of Jews by the Germans during the Second World
War, began his investigation of this subject in 1948.

In 1961, after more than a dozen years' labor, he published The Destruction
of the European Jews (Chicago: Quadrangle Books). In this work, he presents
"the destruction of the European Jews" as a vast undertaking personally
supervised by Hitler who, he says, gave two orders to this effect. Then, he
continues, various German administrative agencies, especially in the police
and the military, acted in conformity with these orders, duly coordinating
their efforts to prepare, organize, control and carry out this vast
criminal enterprise.

In 1976 appeared The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, a work by the most
prestigious of revisionist authors, Arthur R. Butz, who teaches at
Northwestern University near Chicago. He shows that the alleged
extermination of the Jews constitutes "the hoax of the twentieth century."

In 1978-1979, I published two articles in the prominent Paris daily Le
Monde demonstrating that the alleged Nazi gas chambers could not have
existed, and this essentially for physical and chemical reasons. [Note 1]
These articles caused something of a stir. Two well-known French
intellectuals, Raymond Aron and François Furet, announced that an
international colloquium of experts would be held to establish before the
world that the extermination of Jews and the Nazi gas chambers really
existed. Among the experts who figured in this was Raul Hilberg.

Just before the start of the colloquium, a lengthy interview with Hilberg
appeared in the influential French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, in which
the German-born Jewish historian expressed some astounding ideas.[Note 2]
Regarding the destruction of the European Jews and the Nazi gas chambers,
he basically said that no documents exist that really prove these things,
but rather only some testimonies that "accord somewhat."

While Hilberg of course holds to his basic extermination thesis, this
explanation is radically different from the one he had previously given. It
is obvious that revisionism is responsible for this change. Hilberg more or
less conceded this, even if only indirectly. Specifically, he declared:
[Note 3]

"I will say that, in a certain way, Faurisson and others, without wanting
to, did us a favor. They raised questions which had the effect of engaging
historians in new research. They have obliged us to once again collect
information, to re-examine documents and to go further into the
comprehension of what has taken place."

The international colloquium took place as scheduled at the Sorbonne from
June 29 to July 2, 1982, but behind closed doors. Then, an account of its
discussions and conclusions was given at a press conference. But, to the
surprise of everyone present, only Raymond Aron and François Furet appeared
at the press conference, declaring, on the one hand, that "despite the most
scholarly research," no one had been able to find any order by Hitler for
the extermination of the Jews, and, on the other, that pursuing the
revisionists in court was like conducting a witch-hunt. Not one word was
said about gas chambers.

Seven months later Hilberg summarized his new thesis before an audience of
nearly 2,700 at Avery Fischer Hall in New York City: the entire German
policy for the physical destruction of the Jews was to be explained by mind
reading! No document attesting to this criminal policy could be found,
because no such document existed. For several years, the entire German
bureaucratic machinery operated through a kind of telepathy. As Hilberg put
it: [Note 4]

"But what began in 1941 was a process of destruction not planned in
advance, not organized centrally by any agency. There was no blueprint and
there was no budget for destructive measures. They [these measures] were
taken step by step, one step at a time. Thus came about not so much a plan
being carried out, but an incredible meeting of minds, a consensus -- mind
reading by a far-flung bureaucracy."

Let us note again those final words: "an incredible meeting of minds, a
consensus -- mind reading by a far-flung bureaucracy." [Note 5]

Two years later, Hilberg confirmed those words and this explanation during
the first "Holocaust trial" of Ernst Zündel in Toronto. He did this under
oath during his cross-examination by Zündel's lawyer, Douglas Christie,
whom I was assisting. [Note 6]

That same year (1985) the "revised and definitive" edition of his book
appeared. In it, the University of Vermont professor did not use the
expression "consensus" or "mind reading." And yet he wrote: [Note 7]

"In the final analysis, the destruction of the Jews was not so much a
product of laws and commands as it was a matter of spirit, of shared
comprehension, of consonance and synchronization."

He also wrote of "countless decision makers in a far-flung bureaucratic
machine" without "a basic plan." He mentioned "written directives not
published," "oral directives and authorizations," and "basic understandings
of officials resulting in decisions not requiring orders or explanations."
There had been "no one agency," he wrote, and "no single organization
directed or coordinated the entire process." The destruction of the Jews,
he concluded, was "the work of a far-flung administrative machine," and "no
special agency was created and no special budget was devised to destroy the
Jews of Europe. Each organization was to play a specific role in the
process, and each was to find the means to carry out its task." [Note 8]

For me, this is like explaining what would have been a huge criminal
undertaking of industrial proportions based, in particular, on a weapon (a
chemical slaughterhouse using an insecticide), operating through the
intervention of the Holy Ghost, all of which had been conceived and created
through a kind of spontaneous generation.

I refuse to believe that which is not believable. I refuse to believe in
the incredible. I refuse to believe in what Hilberg himself calls "an
incredible meeting of minds." I refuse to believe in mind reading or
telepathy, just as I refuse to believe in the intervention of the Holy
Ghost or in spontaneous generation. I take exception to any historical
thesis, any system of historical explanation, based on such hare-brained

On November 23, 1978, the French historian René Rémond declared to me: "As
for the [Nazi] gas chambers, I am ready to follow you; as for the genocide,
I have the deep conviction that Nazism in itself was sufficiently perverse
so that this genocide was part of its motivations and its actions, but I
recognize that I have no scientific evidence for this genocide."

This is indeed the least one might say when one is concerned about
historical truth.


1. "'Le problème des chambres à gaz' ou 'la rumeur d'Auschwitz'," Le Monde,
Dec. 29, 1978, and, "Une lettre de M. Faurisson," Le Monde, Jan. 16, 1979,
Reprinted in: R. Faurisson, Memoire en Defense (Paris: La Vieille Taupe,
1980), pp. 71-75, 83-88, and in: R. Faurisson, Écrits Révisionnistes
(1974-1998), published in four volumes in 1999, vol. 1, pp. 122-124,

2. "Les Archives de l'horreur," Le Nouvel Observateur, July 3-9, 1982, pp.
70-73, 75-76. The interview was conducted Guy Sitbon, regular correspondent
in the United States for Le Nouvel Observateur.

3. Le Nouvel Observateur, July 3-9, 1982, p. 71. Also quoted in the Summer
1985 Journal, p. 170.

4. Quoted in: George De Wan, "The Holocaust in Perspective," Newsday (Long
Island, New York), Feb. 23, 1983, p. II/3. Also quoted in the Summer 1985
Journal, pp. 170-171.

5. According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language,
"mind reading" is defined as "The faculty of discerning another's thoughts
through extrasensory means of communication; telepathy."

6. Hilberg testimony on Jan. 16, 1985 (Toronto). Trial transcript, pp.

7. Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (New York: Holmes and
Meier, 1985, 3 vols.), p. 55.

8. R. Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (1985), pp. 53-55, 62.


Thought for the Day:

"Even the typically leftist Phi Beta Kappa 'Key Reporter' in its book
review noted: 'Not a cloud without a greenback lining The Holocaust
industry chugs on in Hollywood and Washington, memorials, museums, state
legislatures, school curricula, mandated courses and endowed (permanent
academic) chairs (yet its) 'historical' or 'collective' memory has little
to do with history (but) much with its manufacture into entitlements to
public cash."

(Letter to the Zundelsite)

____Information about Ingrid Rimland's historical trilogy, "Lebensraum!",
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