The Holocaust Historiography Project

From the Editor

Theodore J. O’Keefe

This issue of The Journal presents, for the first time in English, the complete text of Adolf Hitler’s December 11, 1941, speech to the Reichstag. This important document, in which the German dictator proclaimed to the world his reasons for going to war against the United States, has long been withheld from the American people. It is telling that almost fifty years after America’s entry into the Second World War the great majority of even educated Americans have scant inkling as to the facts of the months-long, one-sided naval war America waged against Germany on the high seas before December 7, 1941 (even as the U.S. was sending massive shipments of arms and supplies to the British and Soviet empires). It should also be stressed that Roosevelt’s admirers among Establishment historians have long admitted that Roosevelt cynically deceived the American people and violated both American and international law in goading Germany into war, conduct these historians have praised highly. The Journal is proud to publish Mark Weber’s expert translation of Hitler’s historic speech.

Suppression of history is also the game in Canada, where Ernst Zündel has been twice tried and convicted for selling a Revisionist examination of the Holocaust. Robert Faurisson, the guiding spirit of the Zündel defense, presents a superb summary of the gains for historical scholarship which have resulted in the Canadian government’s clumsy efforts at censoring the truth.

Friedrich P. Berg offers a thoroughly documented study of German efforts to battle typhus during the Second World War, and how anti-typhus measures have been distorted and falsified into the lie of a gas-chamber “Holocaust” of the European Jews. Berg’s work is of vital importance in the second stage of Holocaust Revisionism: after showing what didn’t happen in the German-occupied East, establishing what did occur.

Dr. Charles Weber provides a timely review of Ingrid Weckert’s Feuerzeichen, a German-language Revisionist study of “Reichskristallnacht,” of which we have all heard so much lately. IHR hopes to publish an English translation of this important book in the coming year.

This issue of The Journal is rounded out with important new information on Simon Wiesenthal’s reliability about his activities during the Second World War, a tantalizing diclosure about Soviet propagandist Ilya Ehrenburg, and a courageous letter written by the inimitable George Bernard Shaw in 1945. There is also a memorial tribute to Dr. Karl Otto Braun, a staunch friend of Historical Revisionism and the Institute for Historical Review, who passed away last summer.

Source: Reprinted from The Journal of Historical Review, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 388.