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September 1999

Michael Hoffman II's assessment of the Cincinnati Revisionist conference:

Irving's Revisionist Conference A Great Success


Cincinnati, Ohio. Sept. 26. Under sheltering blue skies in the midst of a
magnificent Ohio autumn, English historian David Irving's Real History, USA
conference convened for three days in what was an unqualified success.
Approximately 125 people came to hear a roster of top calibre revisionist
speakers in the comfortable ambiance of a five star venue.

Irving opened and chaired the conference and detailed his forthcoming year
2000 libel suit against "Holocaust"-studies Professor Deborah Lipstadt, and
through her, against the entire, crumbling edifice of entrenched senility
that is the multi-billion dollar Shoahbusiness itself.

Mr. Irving revealed that Lipstadt has thus far received upwards of $5
million in defense funds and has hired numerous "expert" and professional
trial witnesses, such as Christopher Browning, to defend against the
English historian's contention that Lipstadt maliciously damaged his good
name and reputation.

During the legal process known as discovery, nine linear feet of Irving's
writings have been examined by Lipstadt's team with a fine-tooth comb. Out
of this massive collection of his papers and utterances--some 45 million
words--Lipstadt's defense team has been able to produce only 13 of Irving's
words that might be construed as anti-Jewish (or "anti-semitic" as the word
police prefer).

The ratio is so scant that it actually proves the opposite. In comparison
with the table talk and private correspondence running the gamut of western
leaders from Anthony Eden to Richard Nixon, both of whom littered their
conversations and letters with anti-Jewish invective, Irving's thirteen
words out of 45 million testify that he is anything but an anti-Jewish

Irving screened a brief newsreel in German, which was shown in German movie
theatres during the Allied occupation, circa 1948. The subject was the
Allied show trial of Nazis charged with crimes at Auschwitz. In the
newsreel, the Allied reporter states that "300,000" people were killed at
Auschwitz (this figure comprises both Jewish and Gentile deaths) and makes
no mention of gas chambers.

This celluloid snippet should make Lipstadt and Co. sweat. (Recall that
like Jean-Marie LePen, both Eisenhower and Churchill regarded the alleged
homicidal gas chambers to be a "mere detail" of history, since both men
make no mention whatever of gassings in their comprehensive, multi-volume
war memoirs).

David Irving is preparing the new millennium's first act of table-turning,
whereby the "Holocaust" and the servile professor class that slavishly
upholds the aggregate mendacities grouped under that Newspeak moniker, will
itself be on trial.

Bradley Smith, the indefatigable poet laureate of libertarian revisionism,
gave the keynote Friday evening speech and it was not so much what Bradley
said that was remarkable (a humorous digression on memory, including lapses
in his own).

Rather, it was the fact that this 69 year old stalwart iconoclast is
soldiering on as he has during more than 20 years of revisionist activism,
most recently on college campuses, where student editors expecting to
confront a goose-stepping neo-something or other, meet instead a beatnik
Santa Claus who is a cross between Mark Twain and Charles Bukowski.

Bradley is that sign of contradiction which is so destabilizing to
preconceptions from any corner and by that token, he is a major revisionist

Smith was followed by researcher Peter der Margaritis, who detailed the
movements of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel on D-Day. June 6 was Rommel's
wife's birthday and he was in Germany when the Allies struck at Normandy.
Margaritis asserts that had Rommel been at his command post in France on
D-Day, the 12th SS Panzer Division would not have been wasted by being held
back as it was, but would have devastated Allied landing forces at Omaha
and Utah beach.

Saturday morning saw Joseph Bellinger work his way through an exhaustive
investigation of the death of RF-SS Heinrich Himmler. Bellinger offered
evidence that Himmler did not commit suicide by means of a concealed
cyanide pill (the official story), but was actually beaten to death by his
American interrogators.

Brian Renk, the son of a German soldier who, at age 15, fought in the
Battle of Berlin, did a yeoman job of documenting the errors and
pretensions of none other than Zündel and Irving nemesis Christopher
Browning (who allegedly received $35,000 for attempting to put Ernst Zündel
behind bars at his 1988 show trial).

Veteran revisionist Russ Granata detailed the tireless investigations which
he and Renaissance man Carlo Mattogno have conducted in the secret archive
of the former Soviet Union.

Canadian journalist and WWII hero Doug Collins (he escaped ten times from
German POW camps), provided the latest news on his ongoing legal battle
with the "human rights" lobby in his native land, which is pursuing his
conviction for an article he wrote daring to characterize Spielberg's
"Schindler's List" as "Swindler's List."

Three speakers in particular pushed the Irving conference beyond
superlatives and into the stratosphere of landmark revisionist
significance. John Sack, the Jewish journalist (CBS News, Esquire, Vanity
Fair, GQ etc.) delivered the address the US Holocaust Museum refused to
allow (after initially inviting him to give it).

Sack is a lively speaker, fast on his feet and punctuating his lecture with
jokes, human interest stories and a consummate humanity which radiates from
this avant-garde writer and Hollywood deal-maker.

His story of the holocaust against the Germans, including civilians, that
took place after the war, mostly at the hands of Jewish Poles in the employ
of the Communist police apparatus, has been recounted in his book, "An Eye
for an Eye."

Sack detailed the repression against him and his writing in an eloquent
oration that consists of a level of communication whereby even newcomers to
these issues are convinced that something is very rotten indeed in our mass
media. How can this Jewish insider, who knows Hollywood and Rockefeller
Center like the back of his hand, be refuted?

A lively question and answer session found Sack challenged on a number of
points. Throughout this collective revisionist grilling, Sack responded
with unfailing humor and good will. Mr. Sack remained for the whole of the
conference, taking notes and making recordings for a forthcoming magazine
article on revisionism, which he is writing for Esquire.

Charles Provan, the obscure Pennsylvania printer, WWII researcher and
Christian theologian ("The Bible and Birth Control"), detailed accounts of
several heretofore hidden Allied war crimes against Axis soldiers, which he
has discovered in the National Archives.

Provan focused on the machine-gunning of the unarmed German guards who
surrendered Dachau to two units of the American 42nd and 45th divisions.
Provan's research unearthed numerous statements of boldface hypocrisy from
American officers who excused the Allied atrocities on the grounds that the
soldiers were fatigued, stressed and "only following orders," thereby
demonstrating that Nuremberg was exactly what Göring, in his finest hour,
had said it was, "victor's justice."

Even Irving marveled at Provan's command of his subject matter as he spoke
for more than an hour directly from memory, reeling off a "chunk" of names,
dates and incidents, mostly without notes.

The Mount Olympus of the conference, who stood almost as tall as that
fabled peak, and who caused John Sack's pen to scurry across his notebook
perhaps more than any other speaker, was the incomparable Germar Rudolf.
The boyish-looking 34 year old former researcher for the renowned Max
Planck Institute, and doctoral candidate in chemistry, is now living in
exile after having fled Germany in the wake of a 14 month prison term
imposed on him due to his Auschwitz studies.

He also has lost his wife and young children, his PhD. and his position at
Max Planck because of his revisionist work. Mr. Rudolf is a world-class
scientist, who like world class historian Irving, brings restless searching
and scholarly industry to bear on the central humbug of the age.

Rudolf is a product of Germany's Catholic gentry. He speaks excellent
English. There is nothing of the extremist or the fanatic about him. He had
a good upbringing and a fine education. He is balanced and self-effacing
and he does not find Hitler or Nazism appealing.

He is a scientist, an authority on solid state chemistry (such as the
chemical residues on stone, which is the theatre of revisionist
investigation in Auschwitz/Birkenau), who has, of necessity, become a

He is also the first major revisionist figure since Ditlieb Felderer to
share my concerns about the psychology and epistemology of the Newspeak
technology of mind control embedded in the imposition of the neologism
"Holocaust," as applied exclusively to Jewish contretemps in WWII.

Rudolf refers unabashedly to the Allied terror bombings of German cities
and the post-war ethnic cleansing of German civilians from historic German
territories in Poland, as "the holocausts against the Germans."

And he does not unconsciously and routinely use the "Holocaust" term as a
description of Jewish allegations, without qualifying it as the "so-called
'Holocaust" or as the, "Holocaust' with a capital H," precisely the
distinctions I also employ.

One great thing about a conference like this one is that the audience is
often as interesting as the speakers. I met many old friends and shining
lights in the revisionist firmament, including former US State Department
official Welby P. Campbell and such German holocaust survivors as
ex-soldier Hans Schmidt. I made many new friends and valuable contacts as
well. We had lively discussions and enjoyed good fellowship during the
breaks and at the banquet dinner.

The local Ohio community-members were hospitable and gracious and the
elegant and historic American river city of Cincinnati will be the
permanent site of what Irving has now established as an annual revisionist

Next year he hopes to host James Bacque, author of "Other Losses" and
"Crimes and Mercies," and Count Nikolai Tolstoy, author of "The Minister
and the Massacres," who was bankrupted by Lord Aldington (with the
collusion of the British government), after Tolstoy had publicized British
complicity in the murder of East European anti-communist refugees at the
end of WWII.

One would not necessarily expect that a historian would make a good host or
organizer of people, venues and logistics in general, but David Irving has
something of the Rommel about him, weaving a seamless gathering under the
collective nose of the traditional enemies of freedom who, as Marlowe said
of Mephistopheles, intend evil but paradoxically, in the final analysis,
only do good--when those with the backbone to contend against them, use the
energy of their noisy mendacity as the springboard of the revolution for

Michael A. Hoffman II

Hoffman is the author of "The Great Holocaust Trial: The Landmark Battle
for Freedom of Speech," $15 postpaid in the US; overseas send US$20. Check periodically at: for forthcoming links to photographs from the Real History, USA conference.
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