For a long time the Exterminationists have especially counted on the first of these confessions:
Under Evidence Code Section hthis court does take judicial notice of the fact that Jews were gassed to death at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland during the summer of It is not reasonably subject to dispute, and it is capable of immediate and accurate determination by resort to sources of reasonably indisputable accuracy.
It is simply a fact. Earlier that day, Judge Stephen Lachs had dismissed Mermelstein's complaint of "malicious prosecution. The First Case To appreciate the ramifications of this stunning reversal of fortunes, one must review the convoluted connection between Mermelstein and the IHR.
In the first "reward" case -- and despite absurdities in his reward claim obvious to any knowledgeable student of Auschwitz -- Mermelstein was able to mount an aggressive attack against the IHR in the courts. He was well armed with first-rate legal assistance, much of it donated, not to mention overwhelming approval and support from the political establishment, the mass media, and southern California's influential Jewish community.
Meanwhile, the Institute had difficulty getting any legal counsel whatsoever, let alone the kind of skilled, dedicated, and fearless attorneys needed to withstand Mermelstein's publicity juggernaut and his blitz in the courtrooms.
Recall the hurricane of libel and slander from the press, coming at a time when what Alfred Lilienthal has called Holocaustomania was at high tide in America.
The intended meaning is an inversion of the plain meaning. Pretty simple, really, but somehow a difficult concept for some to grasp. Let's describe what irony is not, since that is where the confusion mainly comes from (and it's misused a lot).. It is not a lie. The main task of the Auschwitz III camp, made up of sub-camps located at industrial plants, was to rent the labor of prisoners to business concerns. Auschwitz II, in turn, was above all a center for the extermination of Jews brought there to be killed. A camp cinema – where every week different, mainly cultural and non-political films were shown. Marc Klein, the French Professor of medicine at the University of Strasbourg, published two recollections of his incarceration at the Auschwitz camp.
In an atmosphere of constant smears against the IHR and Revisionism, every survivor hallucination "Nazi 'smiled' as dog ate Jew," to cite one headline of the day gained instant currency in a corrupt media willing to accept such stories unquestionably and spread them as gospel.
Then recall the constant physical attacks that the enemies of truth and freedom aimed at IHR, its staff, and its supporters.
In addition to harassment, including telephone threats, there was vandalism of IHR staff cars and homes, a physical beating of IHR founder Willis Carto, and attacks by gunfire and Molotov cocktail against the IHR office.
Three separate firebombings culminated in the arson of July 4,which resulted in the total destruction of the IHR's office and warehouse.
Let us also not forget the role of local Zionist thugs in carrying out much of this intimidation: Judicial Notice And so, with the help of high-priced lawyers, a corrupt media, and Jewish terrorists, Mermelstein seemingly laid to rest the historical issue by obtaining Judge Johnson's ridiculous judicial notice.
Because even then it was well known to all students of Auschwitz that "gas chamber no. It was entirely above ground!
As the IHR's staff and supporters gathered more evidence, in the months and years of the first trial, they learned more.
In Mermelstein's own book, By Bread Alone, which offers a detailed account of the single night and day he spent at Birkenau May, and which was published only two years before his sworn affidavit in application for the reward, Mermelstein wrote nothing of witnessing his mother and sisters enter any building at all, let alone any gas chamber -- whether down the stairs, up the ladder, through the window, or down the chimney.
During the course of the long discovery phase, that is, the period in which the opposing parties gather evidence to support their case, researchers for the IHR, led by Louis A. Rollins, were able to gather much more information about what Mermelstein had said or hadn't saidand was still saying, about his experiences in wartime Europe.
Working from a mass of statements, either direct or reported, made by Mermelstein about his past life paying particular attention to his time at Auschwitz and other campsRollins was able to compile a list of instances in which, it seemed to him, Mermelstein had either: First, contradicted himself in his various statements on what he had seen or experienced during the Holocaust for example, his several different accounts of how and where his father diedor; Second, made absurd claims about what had happened to him and others during the Holocaust -- for example, witnessing a non-existent tunnel leading to the imaginary cellar of Krematorium 5, or being ordered to wash with soap made from dead Jews.Roderick E.
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A camp cinema – where every week different, mainly cultural and non-political films were shown. Marc Klein, the French Professor of medicine at the University of Strasbourg, published two recollections of his incarceration at the Auschwitz camp.
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