Another Holocaust `memoir´ removed - may incite Holocaust denial...


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The founder of Degel Hatorah, Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Shach, the third anniversary of whose death is marked this week, scrupulously respected the American Diaspora. When he explained his position, according to which territorial concessions should be made to save Jewish lives, he noted that "without the help of the United States, we would not be able to survive even one month on our own, and all those who speak so arrogantly, that we, we, we will be victorious..."


Holocaust `memoir´ withdrawn

Melissa Singer

A HOLOCAUST-THEMED autobiography was withdrawn from sale this week following revelations questioning its authenticity.

Stolen Soul by Bernard Holstein ‹ who lives in Perth and claimed he was a Holocaust survivor ‹ was removed from bookshelves across Australia earlier this week after the publisher uncovered evidence which challenges the author´s credibility, including claims he spent time in Auschwitz.

Publisher Judy Shorrock, who edits the Perth Maccabean, told the AUSTRALIAN JEWISH NEWS she was still "shocked" by the revelations and fears the incident may incite Holocaust denial.

"I¹ve spent three years working on this book. I am devastated... that it could damage the credibility of the Holocaust ‹ that just makes me feel sick," she said.

The book was pulled from shelves earlier this week by the distributor, University of WA Press, after evidence uncovered by a private investigator ‹ hired at Shorrock¹s own expense ‹ refutes Holstein¹s claims that he spent time in the Nazi concentration camp.

====== Mind-boggling! Don't you think?

Professor F. Littell has said:

You can't discuss the truth of the holocaust. That is a distortion of the concept of free speech. The United States should emulate West Germany, which outlaws such exercises.