The Nazi War Criminal and Jesus: Patrick Buchanan's Obscene Comparison


Let us assume for a moment that an American public figure were to call Jesus Christ a Nazi war criminal. Can’t you just hear the outcry, the denunciations from Church leaders and conservative Republicans? Let us assume further that the miscreant in question was a prominent television personality who regularly comments on the events of the day. How long do you think he’d last? The Catholic League would be picketing outside the studio. Rudy Giuliani would return from his political Siberia to organize a boycott. Heads would roll.

Well, this is pretty much what Patrick Buchanan did. The MSNBC political analyst and erstwhile reactionary candidate for the Republican presidential nomination has compared Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, who is about be deported to Germany to stand trial for his role in the murder of 29,000 Jews at the Sobibor death camp, to Jesus.


Michael Berenbaum in The Forward: WHEN THE LAST SURVIVOR IS GONE

Two years ago, an MBA student whom I mentored wrote her thesis on how major Holocaust organizations were planning to deal with the inevitable



Last week, German Chancellor Andrea Merkel called upon the Pope to denounce Holocaust denying Bishop Richard Williamson. I applauded her and then waited for other world leaders to join in her outrage and disgust. But the papers and airwaves were devoid of any statements from any other world leaders.

There are over 100,000 Holocaust survivors living in the United States and they are as outraged as am I. As an 83- year-old survivor of the Lodz ghetto in Poland and the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Merzbachtal, Dornau and Flossenburg, I join them and the hundreds of thousands of other survivors in Israel, Europe and the former Soviet Union in their outrage.

For Bishop Williamson to deny the existence of the Holocaust is to further inflict psychological damage to those who survived and are living witnesses to the inferno of the Holocaust. Bishop William said recently that “Not a single Jew died in a gas chamber.” As a survivor, I saw screaming children ripped from their parents arms as their mothers and fathers were led to the gas chambers. I will never forget even for one moment, the smell of burning flesh that permeated the air in Auschwitz.


Atlanta Journal Constitution: Op-ed by Roman Kent, American Gathering Chairman

Undiluted truth of Holocaust must be recalled to educate

By Roman Kent

For the Journal-Constitution

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

JTA: Op-Ed: Vatican

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft

JTA: Op-Ed: Vatican

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft

JTA: Op-Ed: Vatican

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft

JTA: Op-Ed: Vatican’s response to denial must be Holocaust education

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft · February 9, 2009

NEW YORK (JTA) — Richard Williamson, one of the four excommunicated bishops whom Pope Benedict XVI wants to bring back into the Roman Catholic fold, is not the only Holocaust denier in the Society of St. Pius X, an ultra-right-wing splinter group of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Italian branch of the society announced that it has expelled the Rev. Floriano Abrahamowicz for telling the northern Italian newspaper La Tribuna di Treviso that “I know that gas chambers existed at least for disinfection, but I don’t know if they were used to kill people or not.” Abrahamowicz, who called Jews “the people of deicide,” also has described the reforms instituted by the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, commonly referred to as Vatican II, which absolved contemporary Jews of responsibility for the death of Jesus Christ, as “worse than heresy.”

Abrahamowicz’s expulsion came in the wake of the firestorm over Williamson’s declaration on Swedish television that “I believe that the historical evidence is largely against, is hugely against 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler.” Later he said, “I believe there were no gas chambers” and that between 200,000 and 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, “but none of them by gas chambers.”

Williamson is also openly anti-Semitic. He has endorsed the authenticity of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the notorious Russian czarist forgery that purports to depict a Jewish conspiracy to rule the world, and has written publicly of “the false messianic vocation of Jewish world-dominion to prepare the Anti-Christ’s throne in Jerusalem.”