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     Mark Weber works for the Institute for Historical Review
 (Costa Mesa, California), one of several antisemitic
 organizations founded by Willis A. Carto.  The I.H.R. devotes
 most of its time to spreading the bizarre notion that the
 Holocaust is wildly exaggerated and that the gas chambers of
 Hitler's death camps are a myth.  In 1978, Weber was identified
 as the news editor of the National Vanguard, the publication of
 William Pierce's neo-Nazi group, the National Alliance.

     Weber's name came up in several conversations with German
 neo-Nazis, including Wolfgang Kempkens and Roy Godenau.  As part
 of Ron Furey's cover, a "cold" phone line at the Simon Wiesenthal
 Center was attached to an answering machine informing the caller
 that he/she had reached The Right Way.  That phone number was
 known only to the Center's senior research staff, Ron Furey, and
 the neo-Nazis to whom it was given.

     At 2:55pm on Friday, February 12, 1993, a man identifying
 himself as Mark Weber called the number, requested a copy of The
 Right Way, and left his P.O.B. address for mailing.  The Center's
 graphics department sent him a colorful subscription application
 for the non-existent periodical, instead.  This was apparently
 enough to satisfy Mr. Weber's curiosity because he soon acceded
 to Ron's request for a meeting.

     That meeting took place on February 27, 1993 at the Cafe
 Westminster in Westminster, California.  It was filmed by a CBS
 camera crew stationed in a van outside.  Mr. Furey spoke to Mark
 Weber at length about the "state of the movement" in Germany.  To
 help establish his credibility, he showed Weber several photos
 picturing him and several German neo-Nazis together.  Weber
 correctly identified them all.

     Weber soon felt comfortable enough to discuss the
 miserliness of his current employer and to ask about the
 possibility of finding work with The Right Way.  He was also
 recommended by Reinhard Kopps (see entry) to Richard Eaton for a
 separate project.

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