The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Notes on a Discourse Analysis
of Selected Zündelsite Materials
(Part 4 of 13)

Tab 6. Urgent Appeal For Your Cooperation (p. 1)

"In other words, this time I want to expose and unravel this facet of the "Holocaust " as the driving force for the entire "Holocaust " extortion industry.

I am particularly looking for material where the "Holocaust " was used or invoked or implied or where "survivors " were implicated in crimes, rackets, shady deals, extortion or war crimes against Germans or, later, British Palestine Police, the Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, the Lebanese in Sabra and Shatila, and in the 1967 and 1976 Egyptian wars, where Jews used the "Holocaust " as an excuse for their crimes. "

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In the first paragraph, the writer asserts, by the use of scare quotes, a skepticism toward the Holocaust. The writer also asserts the existence of an activity or endeavour labeled "the ... "Holocaust" extortion industry." The writer's attitude that this activity is illegal or illicit is reflected by the use of the negative term extortion to modify industry. The term industry itself evokes a commercial, bureaucratic, production-line set of associations. Moreover, the term industry when associated with Holocaust also evokes the dispassionate business-like aspects of the Final Solution in Nazi Germany. The term Holocaust industry, like the term Holocaust Lobby discussed earlier, serves as a negative epithet for Jews. The writer asserts a disbelief in the Holocaust and asserts the intention to expose its untruth.

The second paragraph explicitly asserts that Jews committed crimes. The term Jew is used for the group and not for a subset of this group. However, the force of the first part of the passage is that the writer is seeking evidence for the assertion that Jews committed crimes. The term "survivors ", placed in scare quotes, reveals the writer's skepticism about the existence of, and derision toward, such individuals. Here the alibi strategy is used since, on the one hand, the writer denies the existence of the "survivors" and of their suffering while, on the other hand, the writer searches for evidence of evil conduct on the part of the survivors in order to justify their suffering, which was just denied! If the writer denies the existence of such persons, it is a contradiction to assert that they could be "...implicated in crimes, rackets, shady deals, extortion or war crimes..." On the other hand, if the writer's use of scare quotes indicates an attitude of derision toward the individuals, they must exist in order for the writer to assert that they carried out crimes.

The Holocaust is implicitly justified by these arguments because its victims, the Jews, were evil people who got what they deserved. The thrust of the two passages is that the writer asserts that Jews are criminals, while at the same time seeking for evidence to support the assertion. The overt request for supporting evidence is unnecessary if supporting evidence is already in the possession of the writer, since otherwise the request would violate the maxims of quantity, quality, and relevance.

Analysis of this discourse yields the following interpretation:

I (= the writer)

1. assert:

a. the existence of a Holocaust extortion industry

b. I (= the writer) want to expose (1a) to be false

2. assert:

a. I (= the writer) need evidence to support (1a), since

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b. I (= the writer) do not have adequate evidence to support (1a)

3. assert that:

a. Holocaust survivors, if they exist, were involved in crimes, rackets, shady deals, extortion or war crimes

b. Jews are criminals

c. Holocaust survivors deserve the treatment they got in the Holocaust

4. assert that

a. Holocaust survivors do not exist, since there was no Holocaust

The discourse exhibits internal contradictions, asserts that Jews are criminals, and implicitly acknowledges the need for evidence to support this assertion, implying in turn that the writer does not possess such evidence.

Tab 10. The Big Lie

Passage 1

"From time immemorial, however, the Jews have known better than any others how falsehood and calumny can be exploited. Is not their very existence founded on one great lie, namely that they are a religious community, whereas in reality they are a race? And what a race! One of the greatest thinkers that mankind has produced has branded the Jews for all time with a statement which is profoundly and exactly true. He (Schopenhauer) called the Jew "The Great Master of Lies". (translation from Hitler 's Mein Kampf)


This passage is asserted to be a translation of a passage from Hitler's Mein Kampf. In it, Hitler affirms and accepts Schopenhauer's alleged claim that Jews are liars. He also asserts that Jews are a race and not a religion. The fact that the first passage is quoted with approval implicitly asserts that the writer shares Hitler's view. In particular, the writer implicitly affirms Hitler's anti- Semitic perspective. Again, the alibi strategy is used, playing on the terms Jews, race, and religion.

An analysis of the passage yields the following:

I (= the writer) assert

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1. Hitler correctly identified the evil characteristics of the Jews

2 the Jews are Iying about Hitler

Passage 2

"The creation of such a multi-faceted "tower of lies " is promoted by the ingenious talent of the Jew for such endeavors and, in this particular case, the added hardships of a rampant war and its associated propaganda ploys, intertwined with misinformation incessantly ;produced by the enemy nations of Germany. "


This second passage refers to "a multi-faceted 'tower of lies'... promoted by ...the Jew... " The use of the definite article the with Jew functions to establish a generic group, a racist-defined class of individuals in which every individual is interchangeable with every other, along specific negative dimensions, including having an ingenious talent for Iying. Jews are thereby overtly singled out in racist terms.

The "a multi-faceted 'tower of lies'" expression takes as antecedent an aggregate of nominal expressions from the preceding paragraph (not cited here) of what the writer calls lies, including the assertion of mass extermination in gas-chambers, along with other "cunning little lies". The assertion of the second paragraph is that Jews created and promoted such "lies" and that, according to the last two phrases, the promulgation of such lies was facilitated by the hardships of war and misinformation produced by Germany's enemies.

Analysis of the second passage yields the following interpretation:

I (= the writer)

1. assert:

a. the existence of a "tower of lies"

b. that Jews created and promoted the "tower of lies"

2. assert that (1) was facilitated by:

a. the hardships of war

b. misinformation from Germany's enemies

3. conclude that Jews are liars, in accord with Hitler's assertion (from the first passage)

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