Shofar FTP Archive File: people/i/irving.david/sweden/nazi-links-televised
Subject: Holocaust Almanac: David Irving & German Nazis
Summary: Irving's "humour" and close relationship with German Nazis
exposed in Swedish television documentary.
Organization: The Nizkor Project, Vancouver Island, CANADA
Archive/File: holocaust/england/irving irving.06
[Article originally published to UseNet on October 12, 1991, by
email@example.com (Bertil Jonell), Message-ID:
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, posting from the Chalmers University of
Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. knm]
On Wednesday the eighteenth of September 1991, the Swedish National
Television aired a documentary by Michael Schmidt called 'Warheit
Macht Frei'. I believe that certain parts of it are of interest to
the net and may shed a little light upon the background of some
subjects that have been discussed on several newsgroups lately.
The text below will be attributed thus: The narrator's lines are
contained within parentheses "()". Descriptions on what happens on
the screen are contained within less- and more than signs "<>". Other
attributions by name or function (e.g. "Interviewer"). My comments
will be contained within brackets "". The text below is from the
most interesting parts of the documentary. The parts that aren't
included are those that only talk about neo- nazism in Germany.
Background: Michael Schmidt is a German journalist who managed to
infiltrate and document the neo-nazi movement during the last two
years. According to background articles in the press when it was sent
he did this by simply asking Michael Ku"hnen if he could document the
neo-nazi movement. Ku"hnen accepted and since Ku"hnen had accepted
Schmidt, his associates did too.
(Munich, 21st of April 1990. The day after Hitler's birthday.
Lo"wenbraukeller. Eight hundred persons have been gathered to hear
what they want to hear. They are waiting for David Irving, who is
going to say it: Nobody was gassed in Auschwitz in the third reich.
History is revised, forged)
Irving: "The gaschambers one can find as a tourist to Auschwitz were
built by the poles after WWII. The buildings have been chemically
analyzed and we have published the documents. This has stirred up so
much dust that our enemies cannot breathe."
(But among the audience are guests that throw a different light over
this seemingly respectable gathering.)
(A living legend, a hero among the neo-nazis of today, General Otto
Ernst Remer. He was adviser to the former leader of Egypt, Gamal
Abdel Nasser, he sold German weapons to Syria, but above all, General
Otto Ernst Remer was the man that tracked down the persons who on the
20th of July 1944 conspired to assassinate Hitler. As a reward he was
appointed commander of Hitler's personal guard.)
Narrator of the Newsreel: "Major Remer, commander of the guard
battalion "Berlin", distinguished himself during the squashing of a
small, hostile to the nation, honourless clique and was immediately
promoted to Colonel by the Fu"hrer."
Remer talking to the troops: "Today we are thankfully political
Remer: "But then Hitler said: "I'm still alive, a small clique of
officers is responsible, but now we have caught the leading saboteurs.
We shall deal with this plague expediently, if necessary with brutal
Schmidt: "You have said that you regarded Hitler as a democrat?"
Remer: "Basically, he was a democrat. When I now look back I can say
that I've never seen anyone of Hitler's calibre. I see it before me
still. It was an important man, the kind that is only born once in a
hundred years. However history is warped, Hitler is a lasting factor
in German history."
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