Ernst Zundel is a neo-nazi
Canadian publisher (who, among other things, claims that the Holocaust
was a hoax). The name of his publishing house is Samisdat, which published
his book UFOs: Nazi Secret Weapons? This book claims that UFOs are
actually secret Nazi flying craft that still exist, flying from a home base in... you knew this was coming...the South Pole.
What is more amazing than
the fact that someone would even pretend to believe this is that
the person who believes this has people who believe him. It reminds me
of the old Obi Wan Kenobi quote, "Who's the more foolish: the fool, or
the fool that follows him?"
Well, there are people
who believe this stuff. So many that Zundel has put out quite a few pamphlets
and newsletters for the poor souls who agree with him. Zundel has "planned"
trip to Antarctica (by passenger jet, of course) to discover his Nazi
brethren living and breathing in a rare area of tropical weather (which
is nearly impossible geologically. But details like scientific feasibility
don't seem to concern Zundel). Some evidence of this theory, you ask? Well,
in his book, Zundel questions the motives behind a U-Boat captured with
a full load of cigarettes (and nothing else) weeks after the end of the
war. I suppose he connects this with a secret Nazi base, since even German
UFO commanders need their smokes! This
is a copy of the pamphlet (borrowed from these
Much more frightening than
belief that Nazis are our beloved UFOs is Zundel's very public Neo-Nazism
and claims that the Holocaust was a Jewish hoax. This "theory" (against
all evidence) is the most backward, insulting and demeaning parade of pseudo-science
that this skeptic has ever seen.
Although science is, by its
very nature, devoid of emotion, I cannot help but to speak my few cents-worth
on the only public forum I have. I am not Jewish, Polish, homosexual or
any of the other minorities that the Nazis slaughtered. I am a Scottish/Welsh/Irish/English
boy from West Virginia, whose family has been here since the country was
born. My great-uncles, grandfather and countless cousins spent four years
of their lives fighting in Europe. To say that the single most disgusting
event of the last 200 years was a hoax is an insult to humanity.
I am saying nothing new, I am not a member of the countless groups actively
fighting these Neo-Nazis, and I am not a Jew whose entire family died as
a result of Hitler's whims. But I think one more voice against that of
fascism is the best I have.
The irony here is that Zundel
is exercising rights he would not have had if his side had won. I don't
think he realizes this.