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   "Butz's list of culpable parties is all-encompassing.  He blames
   the 'Zionist International' and the Communists as well as the U.S.
   government's War Refugee Board and Office of Strategic
   Services.<15> In addition the New York-based research institute
   YIVO; U.S.  government officials; the prosecutors and judges at the
   war crimes trials; Polish-Jewish 'propagandists'; and Soviet
   officials all helped perpetrate this fraud, aided and abetted by
   the media and such international welfare organizations as the Red

   Butz vacillated between holding Jews solely responsible for this
   'Jewish hoax' - which was also a 'Zionist hoax'<17> - and
   presenting it as the result of a cooperative effort in which
   Washington, London, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Jews everywhere had
   participated.  Using their political power, Jews had amassed a
   broad array of allies, 'official Washington' among them.<18> It is
   noteworthy that those Jews who pressured Washington to cooperate in
   the hoax were the same ones who were unable to convince it during
   the prewar and war years to liberalize the immigration system, open
   its doors to the nine hundred Jews on the _St.  Louis_, admit
   German Jewish refugee children, transport refugees on empty
   transport ships returning from Europe, or permit any more than one
   thousand Jews to enter the United States during the war
   itself.<19>* Butz would have us believe that the same Jews whose
   rescure record was a dismal failure were somehow able to manipulate
   Washington into participating in this massive hoax.

   According to Butz the key to perpetrating the hoax was the forging
   of massive numbers of documents, an act committed with the
   complicity of Allied governments.  These was no shortage of people
   to assist in this endeavor: Hundreds of trained staff members were
   sent to Europe in the immediate aftermath of the war.  They were
   responsible for 'a fabrication constructed of perjury, forgery,
   distortion of fact and misrepresentation of documents.'<20> Without
   being discovered by anyone, they created reports by Einsatzgruppen
   commanders listing the precise cities in which massacres had been
   conducted and the exact numbers of men, women, and children who had
   been killed.  They prepared documents purporting to be official
   communiques from the highest-ranking offices of the Third Reich.
   Not only were they able to falsify and fabricate at will, but they
   even succeeded in planting the documents in the correct places so
   that those who were not part of the hoax would happen upon them.
   So complete was their control that they were able to determine
   whether the war crimes courts received genuine documents, forged
   documents, or no documents at all.<21> They even created false
   recordings of speeches by Nazi leaders and inserted them inot the
   materials collected by the liberating forces.<22> Without their
   scheme being discovered and exposed by anyone, these hundreds of
   forgers - working in both Western and Eastern zones, and with the
   acquiescence of American, British, Frnech, and Soviet officials -
   somehow managed, in an incredibly short space of time, to produce
   thousands of documents, all of which were designed to prove that
   the Nazis intended to annihilate the Jews.

   The most important question was never addressed by either Butz or
   any of his compatriots: Why, if the 'propagandists' responsible for
   the hoax were so successful at producing such a vast array of
   documents, did they not produce the one piece of paper deniers
   claim would convince them there had been a Final Solution - that
   is, an order from Hitler authorizing the destruction of the Jews?"
   (Lipstadt, 126-128)

<15> Arthur Butz, The Hoax of the Twentieth Century (Torrance,
     California, 1976), pp. 93, 94, 100
<16> Ibid., pp. 29, 30, 45, 199, 287
<17> Ibid., p. 87
<18> Ibid.
<19> The Jews were taken to Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York.
<20> Ibid., p. 173
<21> Ibid., p. 215
<22> Ibid., pp. 128, 150, 158, 195, 200

* The _St. Louis_ was the German ship that was turned away from Cuba
in May 1939 because the Cuban government had invalidated the landing
certificates of the refugees on board. When the ship tried to land
in Miami government officials denied permission.

                            Work cited

Lipstadt, Deborah E.  Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on
   Truth and Memory.  New York: The Free Press (A division of
   Macmillan, Inc.), 1993.

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