By SEYMOUR ZAK
Also published on the Truthseeker
We know nothing about this Zionist writer apart from the fact that he has been a commenter on the Darkmoon site for the last 3-4 years. His passionate calls for stiffer penalties for anti-Semitic ‘hate speech’ have sometimes verged on the extreme. We have decided to publish this extended comment of his (originally deleted) in the interests of free speech. (Ed.)
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“ALL HOLOCAUST DENIERS SHOULD BE HANGED AFTER A FAIR TRIAL.”
Holocaust denial is illegal in 17 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Switzerland.
This should be extended to all countries and penalties should be drastically increased so as to include execution by firing squad, electrocution and hanging. This would thin the ranks of deniers and encourage a healthier respect for Jews.
What anti-Semites keep insisting are “fake Holocaust stories” need to be seen in a more positive light as the truth of imagination, to quote the famous phrase of the poet John Keats. If something is perceived as true by the mind, though strictly speaking it may not have happened, and if that event is subsequently seen as a living truth in the minds of millions of other good people who have been exposed to that same heightened version of reality, then it must on no account be dismissed as a “lie”.
It belongs to Keats’ metaphysical realm in which all things that have been passionately imagined are true — “the truth of imagination”. Keats wrote in a famous letter to his friend Benjamin Bailey:
“I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of Imagination. What the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth, whether it existed before or not…. The imagination may be compared to Adam’s dream — he awoke and found it truth.” (See here).
There are no such things, in other words, as “fake Holocaust stories”. All such stories are true in a higher metaphysical sense, and to deny them is a sacrilege.
As the great Elie Wiesel once asked: “Which is better, truth that is a lie or the lie that is truth?”
In his autobiography, the incomparable Wiesel recalls how he once went to visit a rabbi who asked him if the stories he had told in his books were true. To this Elie replied, and these words have now become the most memorable words he was ever to utter: “In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.”
I think this sums up the situation.
We have a sacred obligation to the six million who died under the tyranny of the evil Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler to remember the dead and dismiss with contempt all attempts to deny the Holocaust by referring to “fake Holocaust stories.”
I repeat: there is no such thing as a fake Holocaust story. Every Holocaust story is true, 100 per cent true, whether it happened or not.
It follows that there is no such thing as a “Holocaust faker”, as this badly named video below seems to indicate. This video [featured below] made me angry when I first saw it, because it failed to show proper respect to the Jewish couple, the Rosenblats, whose story it presents.
Herman A. Rosenblat (pictured) was a Polish-born Jewish American who wrote a touching Holocaust memoir called Angel at the Fence. This told how he met a beautiful Jewish girl called Roma, aged nine, at the barbed-wire fence at Buchenwald concentration camp in World War II. Young Roma would toss Hermann apples and bread over the electrified fence. After a few months of this, Herman lost touch with the angelic little girl. The fortunes of war propelled the oddly matched couple in different directions.
After emigrating to America, Herman, now a lonesome young man in search of his soulmate, decided to sign on with a dating agency. It was to be a blind date. If I remember correctly, it took place on Long Island at a bar or restaurant which the couple decided would be a convenient place to meet. The girl who showed up was all that Herman could desire, a mysterious dark-eyed beauty whom Herman recognized at once as his nine-year-old “angel at the fence” — Roma — but now grown up and ready for rapture.
Wild with enthusiasm, Herman proposed at once, without hesitation. His blushing bride-to-be accepted at once. The knot was tied in due course — and the rest is history.
“I repeat: there is no such thing as a fake Holocaust story. All Holocaust stories are true in a higher metaphysical sense, whether they happened or not.”
Herman’s Holocaust memoir was to create a sensation in 2009 even before it could be published. The film rights to the book were purchased for $25 million by Harris Salomon of Atlantic Overseas Pictures. Oprah Winfrey went crazy over the book on television, giving it advance publicity and describing it as the single greatest love story she had ever encountered in over 22 years of hosting her show.
It turns out, tragically, that the events related in the book, though true in the higher metaphysical sense that they had all occurred in the shrine of Herman’s imagination, had not actually taken place in the coarse, vulgar outside world which we humans generally refer to as “reality” — for want of a better word.
I really do believe that Holocaust denial is an evil crime and that those who are guilty of it should face the death penalty. All Holocaust deniers deserve to be hanged after a fair trial.
Stories like Herman’s should not be contemptuously dismissed by Holocaust deniers as “fake Holocaust stories”. That is wrong. It is a misuse of language.
Please watch the short video below with reverence and respect. Forget its unfortunate title, “Holocaust faker explains himself.” Herman is not a “Holocaust faker”. There is no such thing.
I repeat: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A HOLOCAUST FAKER.
Remember again these sublime words of Elie Wiesel: “In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.”