The Rise and Fall of the Holocaust Industry


“At the end of the twentieth century, the ‘Holocaust’ is being bought and sold…In short, ‘Shoah [Hebrew word for Holocaust] business’ is big business.”Tim Cole, Jewish Professor of History at the University of Bristol[1]

… by Jonas E. Alexis

Norman Finkelstein

When Norman Finkelstein wrote The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering in 2000, he argues that Holocaust “hoaxers” and “hucksters”—namely Jewish organizations—have exploited what happened in Nazi Germany in order to get millions of dollars from Swiss banks.[2] Finkelstein calls those Jewish leaders a “repellent gang of plutocrats, hoodlums, and hucksters.”[3]

The book was quickly denounced as a work of an anti-Semite, despite the fact that Finkelstein lost his grandparents in Nazi Germany. Finkelstein was teaching at Hunter College at the time and lost his job right after the publication of the book.[4]

Many skeptics questioned his motives—and they should have, since serious scholarship dictates that a person’s motive should also be put under the light of reason and intellectual honesty.

Yet no one has put forward a reasonable counterargument to Finkelstein’s thesis. Haaretz told us that the Jewish establishment thought that killing the book “with kindness was the best strategy.”[5]

Anti-Semitism, distortion of facts, among other words, were applied to describe the book by a number of Jewish writers.[6] Israel Guttman, “formerly the chief historian of Yad Vashem,” called the book an “anti-Semitic lampoon.”[7]

Yet when those people are challenged to back up such charges from assertions made in the book itself, and to refute the documented claims Finkelstein made, none could produce evidentiary foundation. As some have stated, it is not a matter of facts that is the issue, but the style that Finkelstein uses in the book.

Michael Brenner, a professor of Jewish history at the University of Munich, Germany, somewhat agrees with Finkelstein’s work, and at the same time diverges from him because, well, of his style:

“There is a nucleus of justified claims in the book, including the stuff about the compensation issue, the lack of transparency of the Jewish organizations that are handling the matter, and the Holocaust obsession of the American Jewish establishment. Nevertheless, in order to gain a proper understanding of these claims, Novick’s book was definitely enough. Finkelstein’s style only makes it harder to accept these claims.”[8]

Ten years later, some Jewish organizations continued to prove that Finkelstein was right. The Nadav Haetzni’s law firm, “which provides legal advice to the state-owned Company for Restitution of Holocaust Victims Assets,” was one of those organizations. The law firm, Haaretz tells us, “has earned millions of shekels in fees over the last three years.”

That’s not all, the firm “took in NIS 1.2 million in fees in 2008 and over NIS 1 million in 2009; the figure for 2007 was similar. That sum is on top of the hundreds of thousands of shekels the company paid to other law firms during those years.”[9]

The same year, The Jewish Week told us,

The Claims Conference fired three employees last week who allegedly approved more than 100 fraudulent Holocaust-era claims — filed primarily by Russians now living in Brooklyn — that bilked the German government out of more than $350,000, The Jewish Week has learned.”[10]

Semen Domnister, a Claims Conference Leader worker and ringleader, was found guilty of “falsified applications for German funds.”[11] 28 other people were found guilty as well.

The FBI, the Jerusalem Post told us in 2010, “was investigating fraudulent misappropriation of at least $7 million, possibly substantially more, over the past decade from the Article 2 Fund created in 1995 by the German government to provide quarterly pensions to eligible Holocaust survivors.”[12]

The Claims Conference, in the end, was responsible for a massive fraud, and Jewish hoaxers were amassing a whopping $57 million from it.[13] One German observer who was at the trial simply was shocked to see how the organization was taking “money collected as taxes from German citizens” and how the money “went to individuals who were not Holocaust survivors.”[14]

The Claims Conference has been responsible for pressing the German government over compensation claims made by alleged victims of the Holocaust. This is very bizarre for obvious reasons.

What kind of compensation did Christians or the Russian peasants receive after the Bolshevik regime wiped out more than twenty million people[15]—a figure that is far greater than the figure that is attributed to the Jews killed in Nazi Germany? Within less than three years, the Bolsheviks were responsible for starving more than six million people.[16] No compensation was allocated to their children, let alone their generational children. (Yet the Jerusalem Post declared that in 2010 Benjamin Netanyahu was considering designs for a Red Army memorial![17])

What kind of compensation did the German civilians receive right after World War II, when the Red Army raped and tortured millions of men, women and children?[18] The Turkish government, which was run by Jewish revolutionaries and Freemasons known as the Donmeh from 1915 until 1923, liquidated about 1.5 million Armenian Christians.[19] What kind of compensation did those Christians receive? What kind of compensation did the Germans receive after the bombing of Dresden?[20] What kind of compensation did Iraqi families receive when the neoconservative movement largely destroyed the country?[21]

Michelle Bachmann

Yet during her presidential debate last year, Michelle Bachmann—blessed her heart—declared that countries such as Iraq and Libya should reimburse the United States because we have liberated them.[22] What a genius.

Never mind that the neoconservatives sent a six-trillion dollar bill to the average American.[23] Never mind that the war in Iraq was based on hoaxes. The Iraqis who are still ruined by the war have to reimburse!

Bachmann said this maybe because she realized that America had already become “the greatest debtor nation in history.”[24] And after George W. Bush did Israel’s dirty work by invading Iraq, Daniel Tauber of the Jerusalem Post declared, “Thank you, George W. Bush!”[25]

This is certainly immoral. As former security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski noted,

“Hitler’s crimes continue to be justly punished. But there are literally thousands of former killers and former torturers in the Soviet Union, who live off official pensions and attend the various revolutionary celebrations, decked out with their medals.”[26]

In 2009, “Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz will demand between 450 million to 1 billion euros in reparations from Germany on behalf of Jews forced into slave labor during the Holocaust.”[27]

In 2011, alleged Holocaust survivors in Miami, Florida (where this writer is from), wanted to sue European insurance companies in order to gain $20 billion in compensation and wanted Congress to help them achieve that goal.[28]

In the same year, “Menachem Youlus, a rabbi who claimed that he rescued Torah scrolls lost during the Holocaust, was arrested on fraud charges and accused of fabricating the stories.”[29] Youlus, the “Jewish Indiana Jones,” was discovered to have used his organization, Save a Torah Inc., to embezzle thousands of dollars.”[30]

As the late Jewish academic Israel Shahak rightly argues,

“In the last 40 years the number of non-Jews killed by Jews is by far greater than the number of the Jews killed by non-Jews…Although the struggle against anti-Semitism (and of all forms of racism) should never cease, the struggle against Jewish chauvinism and exclusivism, which must include a critique of classical Judaism, is now of equal or greater importance.”[31]

And what does Europe say in return? By the end of January of this year, Angela Merkel declared that Germany has an “everlasting responsibility for the crimes of National Socialism, for the victims of World War II and, above all, for the Holocaust.”

She continued to say, “And this must be made clear from generation to generation and it must be said with bravery and moral courage, every individual can make a contribution so that racism and anti-Semitism have no chance.”[32]

Everlasting responsibility? Should the former Soviet Union have an “everlasting” responsibility for the extermination of more than fifty million people? Should Marxist Mao have an everlasting responsibility for the extermination of about 45 million people within less than six years?[33]

Why can’t we be consistent and memorialize all the dead? All people are precious, regardless of their background. Why should we apotheosize one group of people at the expense of everyone else?

The more we learn about the Holocaust business, the more ridiculous the business becomes.[34] It becomes so ridiculous that Jewish scholar and flaming Zionist Menachem Rosensaft, a lecturer at Columbia and Cornell universities, declared in 2011 that “profiting from Nazi memorabilia should be banned.”[35]

In 2010, a Jewish watchmaker by the name of Jack Barouh was guilty of tax evasion, and his response was that

his secretive behaviour was motivated by his fear as a Jew of persecution and sudden loss. He is just one of many US citizens being tried for tax evasion who held secret accounts at the Swiss bank, UBS. The bank last year admitted to the US government it had hundreds of such accounts…[Barouh] He admitted hiding about $10m (£6.5m) in bank accounts he controlled from 2002 to 2008, not only in Switzerland. He, alongside hundreds of others, were caught after UBS last year admitted orchestrating tax evasion among rich US clients and paid a $780m fine.”[36]

And almost every year we are discovering that the Holocaust industry is a one of the biggest rackets in the twentieth century. But the issue of racketeering goes much deeper—and it is the by-product of an ideology.

For example, the idea that Nazi Germany made soap out of Jewish fat was largely engineered by Simon Wiesenthal, co-founder of the Jewish Historical Documentation Center in Austria, and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, California. The idea was so popular then that it was later uncritically accepted as fact in popular history books such as The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer.[37]

Even before that, the most famous Jewish propagandist of that era, Ilya Ehrenburg, made it clear in his book The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry that “In another section of the Belzec camp was an enormous soap factory. The Germans picked out the fattest people, murdered them, and boiled them down for soap. The Gestapo thugs never denied the existence of a ‘production process’ of this kind. Whenever they wanted to imitate a Jew, they would say to him, ‘We’ll make a soap out of you.’”[38]

Previously Ehrnburg wrote,

“The Jews were taken into an enormous hall that could hold up to a thousand people. The Germans had led electric wires along the walls of the hall. The wires had no insulation. The same wires also ran across the floor. As soon as the hall was filled with naked people, the German ran a powerful electrical current through the wires.” It was one huge electric chair. The likes of which no criminal fantasy has ever dreamt up.”[39]

Ehrenburg’s complete forgeries did not stop there, and he went on to imagine that “As the bodies burned, they would start to move in various ways; they curled up and stretched out…It was as though the dead were saying that all goodness was lost, that this world might be transformed into the finest soap…”[40]

These powerful assertions and imaginary reactions had a strong and detrimental effect on the Holocaust story. These stories were also presented at the Nuremberg Trial of 1945-1946 and were later established to be “true.” Even alleged eyewitnesses were summoned to testify that they actually saw the whole event.

A large part of Europe ended up believing the Jewish soap story. In America, the story was even more incredible and hysterical. Soviet Jewish leader Solomon Mikhoels from Moscow would tour the United States showing his audience a bar of soap which he maintained was a direct result of Jewish soap manufactured by Nazi Germany.[41]

Ilya Ehrenburg

Ilya Ehrenburg cited one bank clerk by the name of Arthur Rozenshtraukh who “held this ‘Jewish soap’ in his own hands.”[42] So after World War II, a number of books and articles immediately began to pick up the idea and propagate it as historical truth, and during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, the Jewish soap story was established as a “historical” event.  The Jewish writer Max I. Dimont made those ideas even more popular in his book Jews, God and History,[43] first published in 1962. Over a million and half copies of this book were sold.

Even today, there are a number of people who still maintain that there might have been some truth to the story. Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine and his co-author Alex Grobman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center write a section about the soap story in their book Denying History, concluding:

“What can we conclude about this story? Soap was never manufactured on an industrial scale from victims’ bodies, but it may have been done experimentally. As in the case of renegade SS unit abusing corpses, there may have been isolated cases of turning human fat into soap, but certainly not an organized plan to do so on any scale. We agree with the holocaust historian Yisrael Gutman, who concludes that ‘it was never done on a mass scale.’”[44]

Shermer quotes Raul Hilberg to the effect that the soap story might have actually been a historical event, yet Hilberg himself declared in his widely read study that the soap story is a sheer myth. Other Jewish historians such as Walter Laqueur and Yehuda Bauer declare the same thing.[45] Jewish writer D. D. Guttenplan, who interviewed Hilberg for his book The Holocaust on Trial, wrote:

“For a long time everyone knew the Nazis made soap from the fat of murdered Jews. In its first reports on the extermination camps in November 1942 the New York Times quoted Dr. Stephen Wise, head of the American Jewish Congress, who claimed that the bodies of the dead were being exploited for soap, fat, and lubricants. In the Polish town of Piotrkow, as the transports of Jews passed through the town the locals would say “Jada na midlo.” (‘They travel on their way to soap.’

“After the war, the municipal museum in Prague displayed a bar of soap it said had been made from Jewish corpses. It wasn’t. The grisly tale of human beings rendered into soap, though it figured in some of the earliest accounts of events inside Nazi-occupied Europe, has long been rejected by historians as a recycled left-over from the First World War, when similar atrocity stories were staples of Allied propaganda.”[46]

Michael Shermer

Guttenplan does not tell us that when the story first came out, it was rejected by a number of people who are now being labeled “Holocaust deniers.” Those same people were persecuted, harassed and were even called anti-Semites for exposing it. Yet when the soap story turned out to be false, popular historians gave no credit where credit is due. Those “Holocaust deniers” could have accused those popular historians of plagiarism.

What strikes me as odd is that Shermer claims to be a skeptic of any claim, but he does not apply his skeptical skills to the claims that have been made by the Holocaust establishment.

Shermer continues to claim that extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence, but he still believes that there was probably some truth in the soap story, despite the fact that he does not give the evidence for this.

Leaving this aside, even the Israeli documentation center Yad Vashem in Jerusalem stays away from the soap story as much as possible. They declared that “There is no documentary evidence that the Nazis made soap out of human fat.”[47]

Yet no matter how many times a lie is repeated, always keep in mind that truth in the end will triumph. No serious historian would now maintain that the soap idea can sustain any historical and forensic validity, unless he wants to lose his credibility as a historian. So we can ignore Shermer and his co-author now.

Even Jews who would hold the most extreme views of the Holocaust would grudgingly back away from the idea. Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University herself told the Los Angeles Times in 1981: “The fact is that the Nazis never used the bodies of Jews, or for that matter anyone else, for the production of soap.”[48]

In the same vein, Yehuda Bauer, head of the Hebrew University’s Holocaust history department, declared: “The Nazis did enough horrible things during the Holocaust. We do not have to go on believing untrue stories.”[49]

What’s even more shocking is that historians from the 1980s were pretty much clear about the soap story: that it was only rumors with no factual accuracy.[50] Shermer would have made a stronger case as a skeptic had he thoroughly examined the validity of the claims made by the Holocaust establishment. But far be it from me to tell a self-proclaimed skeptic how to do his job.

 The Hoax of Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal, according to the secular standard, is a Nazi Holocaust hero. He was nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet, until 2009 no one was able to decipher the complete hoaxes and frauds fabricated by Wiesenthal. As noted British writer Guy Walters documents:

“His reputation is built on sand. He was a liar — and a bad one at that. From the end of the Second World War to the end of his life in 2005, he would lie repeatedly about his supposed hunt for Eichmann as well as his other Nazi-hunting exploits. He would also concoct outrageous stories about his war years and make false claims about his academic career.

“There are so many inconsistencies between his three main memoirs and between those memoirs and contemporaneous documents, that it is impossible to establish a reliable narrative from them. Wiesenthal’s scant regard for the truth makes it possible to doubt everything he ever wrote or said.

“Some may feel I am too harsh on him and that I run a professional danger in seemingly allying myself with a vile host of neo-Nazis, revisionists, Holocaust deniers and anti-Semites. I belong firmly outside any of these squalid camps and it is my intention to wrestle criticism of Wiesenthal away from their clutches. His figure is a complex and important one. If there was a motive for his duplicity, it may well have been rooted in good intentions.

“For his untruths are not the only shocking discoveries I have made researching the escape of Nazi war criminals. I found a lack of political will for hunting them. Many could have been brought to justice had governments allocated even comparatively meagre resources to their pursuit. It is partly thanks to Wiesenthal that the Holocaust has.”[51]

Walters has meticulously gone over many of Wiesenthal’s obvious lies and fabrications in his book Hunting Evil.[52] Even Deborah Lipstadt, of all people, declares that Wiesenthal is a charlatan and is not interested in the truth. Building on Tom Segev’s work Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends, Lipstadt writes that Wiesenthal indeed

“‘fabricated’ evidence, ‘snatched’ stories out of thin air, ‘fantasized,’ was ‘often inaccurate,’ ‘came up with things that never happened, ‘invented’ facts, ‘claim[ed] credit’ for things he never did…Wiesenthal’s account of his experiences during the years of the Holocaust is clearly fabricated.”[53]

Simon Wiesenthal

Wiesenthal, for most of his life, was working for the Mossad,[54] one of the evil and covert intelligence operations on the face of the earth. They are known for their acts of acts of terrorism against perceived enemies.[55]

In 1974, Simon Wiesenthal accused Frank Walus of having collaborated with the Gestapo during World War II. It must have been a bad omen for Walus when at least twelve Jews came to the stand and testified that as Nazi survivors, they believed that Walus was guilty of war crime in the killing of young children and Jews in the Polish towns of Czestochowa and Kielce. Not only that, one of the “witnesses” alleged that Walus “stomped to death a young pregnant Jew.”[56]

With all his honesty and courage, Walus presented evidentiary documents which proved that the testimonies by the “eyewitnesses” were false. As the Toronto Star declared, “There were numerous glaring discrepancies in Wiesenthal’s case against Walus. For one, Walus would have been only 17-years-old when he was ‘a Gestapo officer.’  He had been described as being 6 feet tall; when he was only 5 feet and 4 inches tall. Walus, moreover, was Polish; hence, the Nazis would never have allowed him to join the Gestapo.”[57]

Other convincing evidence was on Walus’ side:

“Searches of German war records failed to turn up any record of a Frank Walus, or anyone with a similar name. A Polish war crimes commission had no record of any Walus. Perhaps most important, Walus was able to substantiate with documents and witnesses his wartime alibi: he had been sent to Bavaria, where he performed forced labor on farms.

“Wartime photographs of Walus on a Bavarian farm—which looked so different from his 1978 appearance that the judge in Walus’s first trial suspected that it was somebody else in the photo—were matched to another, indisputable photograph of Walus as a civilian guard in the American occupation.”[58]

Frank Walus

The Jewish party was over. Walus was indeed acquitted, and the U.S. Justice Department paid him $34,000 for defaming his reputation. Walus said he spent “$120,000 trying to clear his name.”[59]

But after this incident, one Jewish expert, Gideon Epstein, agreed that there needs to be more than just “eyewitnesses” because alleged eyewitnesses can be wolves in sheep’s clothing: “The Walus case, more than anything else, clearly demonstrates the importance of documentary evidence as opposed to eyewitnesses.”[60]

One man who helped Walus financially was the Christian activist Jerome Brentar. In the late 1980s, Brentar served on Vice President Bush’s nationalities coalition, and for the latter part of his life he spent his own money to defend those who were falsely accused of crimes. “He lost his once thriving travel agency because of his vicious publicity engendered, and now lives at the edge of poverty in forced retirement on his social security pension.”

What made Brentar a spotlight in the media and within the Jewish community was his strong conviction that John Demjanjuk was not a war criminal. He declared, “I could have been an atheist. I could have been a polygamist. I could have been anything else and questions wouldn’t have been asked. And now because I helped a poor victim, I’m everything under the sun.”[61] Wiesenthal did accuse Demjanjuk of the real person responsible for the alleged gas chambers at Treblinka.[62]

Jewish War Criminals After World War II?

When the table got turned around, Wiesenthal and the state of Israel used a different set of rules. In 2005, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz declared that

Israel has refused for a second time to extradite to Poland a Jewish man accused of crimes against German prisoners just after the end of World War II…Morel commanded a communist-run camp for German prisoners in southern Poland in 1945 after Soviet troops occupied the country.

“Polish authorities accuse him of genocide by seeking to exterminate German prisoners by starving them to death, depriving them of medical care as well as carrying out torture and sanctioning torture by his subordinates. Polish prosecutors charge that Morel is responsible for the deaths of at least 1,500 prisoners in the Swietochlowice camp…Polish historians generally agree that the communist government imprisoned 100,000 Germans, mostly civilians deemed threats to the state after World War II. At least 15,000 died due to ill treatment, and the rest were freed by 1950.”[63]

So much for Nazi hunters. As Professor Tim Cole declared, Shoah business has become big business. And to challenge Shoah is to be an anti-Semite.

David Horowitz writes in The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America that Finkelstein was fired at New York University “because of pseudo –scholarship and rantings against Jews and Israel. The fact that Professor Finkelstein was hired after his anti-Semitic statements had made him notorious reflects on the university itself.”[64]

In other words, “pseudo-scholarship” is pseudo-scholarship because Horowitz says so and because anti-Semitism has been nuclearized by the Holocaust industry and the Jewish establishment.

To give a classic example, Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post recently chastised Jewish political advisor David Axelrod for saying that Sheldon Adelson is “greedy.” Glick declared, “By calling Adelson ‘greedy,’ Axelrod was channeling age-old anti-Semitic imagery, and by inference engaging in it, in his assault against Adelson.”[65]

In other words, everyone can be greedy—except Zionist Jews and supporters of Israel. The word greedy is anti-Semitic because Glick sets the parameters in such a way that only Jews like herself can define what is and is not anti-Semitism. I can understand why she did not want to continue to respond to my queries.

Challenging the Holocaust Industry Is Costly

Just like the Pharisees in the first century who cast people out of the synagogue if they dare say that Jesus was the Messiah, Finkelstein was cast out of the academia in 2007 because he stood against the Jewish establishment. One of its most vocal representatives is none other than Alan Dershowitz.

“It’s like death,” Finkelstein said when he was fired. “You keep saying you’re going to die, but you never really come to grips with it. And I can see I’m not going to get another job. I haven’t yet fully absorbed it.”[66]

Right after he was banished from the academia, Finkelstein resorted to a sort of spiritual healing. “I’m an old fan of the Negro spirituals. I was going around singing to myself, ‘Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there?’ That’s how I felt. I was being crucified by the end.”[67]

When I asked him whether he was a spiritual person or not, he responded, “I am a ‘Negro Spirituals’ kind of guy.”

How did Finkelstein end up losing his academic career? What really happened? This will be discussed at another time.

[1] Tim Cole, Selling the Holocaust: From Auschwitz to Schindler: How History is Bought, Packaged, and Sold (New York: Routledge, 1999), 1.

[2] Norman G. Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering (New York: Verso, 2000).

[3] Quoted in Ben Harris, “Beached,” New York Magazine, December 8, 2007.

[5] Yair Sheleg, “The Finkelstein Polemic,” Haaretz, March 30, 2001.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Ibid.

[8] Ibid.

[9] Gidi Weitz, “Israeli Holocaust Claims Lawyers Under Fire for Raking in Millions,” Haaretz, March 1, 2010.

[10] Stewart Ain, “Claims Conf. Fraud Put at $350,000; No Survivor Funds Bilked,” The Jewish Week, February 9, 2010.

[11] “Employee Found Guilty of $57 Million Shoah Restitution Fraud,” Times of Israel, May 9, 2013.

[12] Isi Leibler, “Scandals at the Claims Conference,” Jerusalem Post, July 13, 2010.

[13] Paul Berger, “How $57 Million Holocaust Fraud Unfolded at Claims Conference,” Jewish Daily Forward, May 9, 2013.

[14] Ibid.

[15] Jean-Louis Panne et al, The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999).

[16] See for example Robert Conquest, The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987); The Great Terror: A Reassessment (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

[17] Herb Keinon, “PM: Israel to Erect Red Army Memorial,” Jerusalem Post, February 16, 2010; “PM Announces memorial for Red Army’s Victory over Nazis,” Jerusalem Post, October 15, 2010.

[18] See for example Giles MacDonogh, After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation (New York: Basic Books, 2007);  R. M. Douglas, Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012).

[19] For a historical survey on this subject, see for example Mark David Baer, The Donme: Jewish Converts, Muslim Revolutionaries, and Secular Turks (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009); Michelle Campos, Ottoman Brothers: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early Twentieth-Century Palestine (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010); Pawel Maciejko, The Mixed Multitude: Jacob Frank and the Frankist movement, 1755-1816 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

[20] One survivor, Victor Gregg, still believes that it was a war crime. Victor Gregg, “I Survived the Bombing of Dresden and Continue to Believe It Was a War Crime,” Guardian, February 15, 2013. For historical accounts on Dresden and what happened after the war, see for example Jorg Friedrich, The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008); Giles MacDonogh, After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation (New York: Basic Books, 2007); James Bacque, Crimes and Mercies: The Fate of German Civilians Under Allied Occupation, 1944-1950 (Vancouver, Canada: Talonbooks, 2007).

[21] See for example Mark Kukis, Voices from Iraq: A People’s History, 2003-2009 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).

[23] See Doug Bandow, “Death, Misery, and Debt: Iraq’s Unintended Conquest of America,” Forbes, March 25, 2013; Michael Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersoll, “The Iraq War Could Cost More Than $6 Trillion,” Business Insider, March 14, 2013; “Iraq War Cost U.S. More Than $2 Trillion, Could Grow to $6 Trillion, Says Watson Institute Study,” Huffington Post, March 14, 2013;

[24] Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, Goring to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2013), 2.

[25] Daniel Tauber, “Thank You, George W. Bush!,” Jerusalem Post, May 15, 2013.

[26] Hoffmann, Stalin’s War of Extermination, 198.

[27] Moti Bassok, “Israel to Seek another 1b euros Holocaust in Reperations from Germany,” Haaretz, December 20, 2009.

[28] “Holocaust Survivors Seek $20B in Nazi-era Policies,”, November 15, 2011.

[29] “Rabbi Who Claimed to Rescue Holocaust Torahs Arrested on Fraud Charges,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, August 24, 2011.

[30] Jeff Lunden, “‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ Charged with Fraud,” Washington Post, August 25, 2011.

[31] Shahak, Jewish History, Jewish Religion, 103.

[32] Quoted in “Merkel: Germany Has ‘Everlasting Responsibility’ for the Holocaust,” European Jewish Press, January 27, 2013.

[33] See for example Frank Dikotter, Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962 (New York: Walker Publishing Company, 2010).

[34] More frauds are being discovered almost every five years about the Holocaust business. See for example “US charges 17 over ‘$42m theft’ of Holocaust funds,” BBC  News, November  9, 2010;  Paul Berger, “Allegations of Fake Holocuast Claims Just Keep Growing,” Forward, June 8, 2011.

[35] Menachem Rosensaft, “Holocaust Hawker is a Disgrace: Profiting from Nazi Memorabilia should be Banned,” New York Daily News, July 21, 2011.

[36] “‘Holocaust’ Tax Dodger Jailed for Hiding Funds in UBS,” BBC News, April 23, 2010.

[37] William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990), 971.

[38] Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman, The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry (New Jersey: Transactions Publishers, 2009), 82.

[39] Ibid., 82.

[40] Ibid., 321.

[41] Gerald Israel, The Jews in Russia (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1975), 180.

[42] Ehrenburg and Grossman, The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewy, 82.

[43] Max I. Dimont, Jews, God and History (New York: Penguin Group, 1994), 395.

[44] Michael Shermer and Alex Grubman, Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It? (Berkley: University of California Press, 2002), 117.

[45] See for example Mark Weber, “Jewish Soap,”

[46] D. D. Guttenplan, The Holocaust on Trial (New York: W. W. Norton, 2002), 11.

[47] Quoted in Joachim Hoffman, Stalin’s War of Extermination, 1941-1945 (Capshaw, AL: Theses and Dissertations, 2001), 191.

[48] “Nazi Soap Rumor during World War II,” Los Angeles Times, May 16, 1981.

[49] Hugh Orgel, “Holocaust Expert Rejects Charge that Nazis Made Soap from Jews,” The Northern California Jewish Bulletin, April 27, 1990; see also

[50] See for example Walter Laqueur, The Terrible Secret: Suppression of the Truth about Hitler’s “Final Solution” (New York: Henry Hold and Company, Inc., 1998), 82, 145.

[51] Guy Walters, “The Head Nazi-Hunter’s Trail of Lies,” The Sunday Times, July 19, 2009; see also Guy Walters, Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Qeust to Bring Them to Justice (New York: Broadway Books, 2009), 77-78.

[52] Walters, Hunting Evil, 77-100.

[53] Deborah E. Lipstadt, “Simon Wiesenthal and the Ethics of History,” Jewish Review of Books,

[54] See Tom Segev, Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legend (New York: Doubleday, 2010).

[55] See for example Ian Black and Benny Morris, Israel’s Secret Wars: A History of Israel’s Intelligence Service (New York: Grove/Atlanc, 1998); Michael Bar-Zohar, Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service (New York: HarperCollins, 2012); Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman, Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret War (New York: Levant Books, 2012).

[56] Dick Chapman, The Toronto Star, April 13, 1983; see also

[57] Chapman, The Toronto Star, April 13, 1983..

[58] Daniel L. Schacter, Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past (New York: Basic Books, 1996), 99.

[59] Chapman, The Toronto Star, April 13, 1983.

[60] Quoted in Joe Nickell, Unsolved History: Investigating Mysteries of the Past (Lexington: The University of Kentucky Press, 2005), 47.

[61] Quoted in Richard L. Berke, “Bush Panelist Out After Reports of Anti-Jewish Ties,” NY Times, September 9, 1988.

[62] See for example Tom Segev, Simon Wiesenthal, 349.

[63] “Israel Won’t Extradite Polish Jew Accused of Post-WWII Genocide,” Haaretz, July 7, 2005.

[64] David Horowitz, The Professors: The The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America (WA: Regnery Publishing Company, 2007), 174.

[65] Caroline Glick, “Column One: Obama and the ‘Official Truth,’” Jerusalem Post, May 15, 2013.

[66] Quoted in Ben Harris, “Beached,” New York Magazine, December 8, 2007.

[67] Ibid.

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20 Responses to "The Rise and Fall of the Holocaust Industry"

  1. alphonso  May 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Good article. When it comes to holocaust frauds I would also mention Elie “Windbag” Wiesel. He is an out and out liar. A reading of the links below will show this but no so called “investigative journalists” in the media will even question him about it.

  2. markpeters  May 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Great job Jonas.I want to let folks know that Alan Dershowitz used his position at Harvard to influence DePaul university to deny Finklestein tenure resulting in his dismissal.He also wrote on Harvard’s web site that Finkelstein’s mother was a nazi collaborator.Search youtube concerning this

    • Jonas E. Alexis  May 22, 2013 at 5:27 am

      Thanks. You’re right. Dershowitz did influence DePaul a great deal. When I contacted him about this issue, he denied it. When I looked that the documents, Dershowitz’s name was all over the place. I will point these out in a future article.

  3. Mike Kay  May 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Mr. Alexis,
    This is a courageous and truthful piece. In fact, it is so truthful, that I wish it was available on shelves wherever the holocaust is sold.
    I am exceptionally grateful that you have focused on the fallacy of so-called eyewitness testimony. We have had it beaten into our heads that it must be true, because some bottom feeders said so. What a pile of crap that one is!
    The perps are simply up to their old tricks. They function best as parasites, and that is in fact, the essence of the holocaust industry. Maybe they don’t mind their own smell, who knows?
    One thing is for sure, the ticks sure have figured out how to keep the blood flowing, but their time is coming to an end. It is becoming common knowledge that Israel was founded on terrorism. Its becoming understood that the USS Liberty was not a mistake, and its becoming understood that parasites are obnoxious pests that need to be removed.

    • Jonas E. Alexis  May 20, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks for reading it.

  4. Peace  May 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Yes, about Norman Finkelstein we need to learn more how he is doing and how he copes. He suffered so much. He and the Menuhin family are very courageous and inspiring to me.

    Paul Eisen, I like him too, wrote a blog about Nazi Hunting running out of time: I just wish they would have treated all these war criminals from all sides alike. Sadly, humanity does not have such unity as the Jewish people have and lack the Lobby. That needs to change. We need to stop the double standard hypocrisy.

    Double standard sucks.

    I think the banksters who finance wars and labor camps must also be on trial plus members of the press here NW times who declared war in 1933 against Germany several times… simply because they stopped paying the Versaille contract (the Jews got a lot of money here too) and kicked out the blood sucking banksters, which was really one of the main causes why the Jewish elite got so mad and got the world emotionally.

    Yes, winners and losers alike, those who commit war crimes must be treated with equal contempt… see how they butchered Libya, Syria, Vietnam, Iraq… The Holocaust against people from Dresden is played down but Churchill should have been charged to be sure. He was a evil pervert 100% just like the pervert Ilja Ehrenburg and other Jews who wanted to kill all Germans 100% even before the HC was knows. Such perverts should not be honored ever. They are the worst criminals.

    I wish we all would have such a strong lobby as the Jews do, so we can persecute their war criminals equally for their crimes against humanity is also pretty awful – see Palestine and how the kill children.

    The dirt sure should be distributed more equally. Well it is known, “history is a lie to be agreed upon.” Hopefully people stop believing. Such kind of belief system is cruel, inhuman, and wrong.

    I tend to listen more to Jews who have something good to say about Germans. Forget the others – they are brainwashed from the 100 years of anti German press. People of the world must remember: what happened to the Germans can happen to them the same way of they want to get rid of the Federal Reserve and their Banksters. Germans really did not like to be starved and blamed for everything after WW-1. Truly: the person who killed the archduke was Jewish.
    So, why have the Jews not be partly be blamed for ww1? Are they always innocent about everything?

    – Nobody in the world would have liked to be treated as the Germans…. They got punished for their ingenuity – their economy outdid the envious British – that is it. The desire to separate from the chosen people’s banking scheme, who can blame them after millions die and starved? Today people want that secretly too – perhaps even more so. We know, with the coming crash perhaps millions will die.

    People really need to study the Balfour declaration and the Versaille contract and who was behind it. This is a good lesson even for today.

    Imagine, Germany lost the war because of the Balfour declaration and they did not even start it. They were successful – oh no that can’t be – if the elite dies not get more money from them – even today.

    The truth is: humanity has absolutely the right to create the banking system they want and which serves the people and not war-monger-bankster gangsters. It will be the greatest joy for humanity to free themselves from such exploitation.

  5. Peace  May 20, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I forgot the link about this lady: she was about to become a lampshade – Aso: Ilse Koch might as well be totally innocent. If liars like this lady is believed we can only believe one thing: the stupidity of humanity as a whole. Luckily humanity is not yet bankrupt.

    Here a link about Ilse Koch-the allied forces and their in retro perverse allied judges made her into something she surely was not. the little people suffered but the banksters who finance everything, including the camps are never charged. We need a banking system out of the holy bankster families – and which only allows projects for the good and benefit of all beings on Earth, you see. Ilse Koch sure would make a nice investigation for VT. How the allies made a monster out of a very little woman… she may be a victim of her times too.

  6. Preston James, Ph.D  May 20, 2013 at 7:00 am

    An excellent article that brings proper perspective to one of the biggest tricks in history, a very crafty con job to keep a whole collection of folks with a common conversion ideology conned into believing they are a single race, superior to anyone else and that the whole world is theres for the taking and trashing. It’s all a lie and a trap for this artificially constructed tribe as well as its many victims. they have no genetic ties at all to palestine, never did and this is the “big lie” exposed by recent John Hopkins genetic research.

    The missing piece of the puzzle which this extraordinary author and researcher has revealed is that the horsepower for this con which is one of the greatest in history is spiritual and comes from the dark side, what many have called the synogogue of satan and this goes all the way to Babylonian black arts and death worship, now hidden as the deep secrets of the top layers of freemasonry. The top leaders of this group, actually a very small percentage appear to have obtained their current power and status for willingness to run the world’s banking systems for the hidden super-elite luciferians and are willing to entrap everyone possible in a world-wide web of debt slavery and war. If these select leaders can engage in usury with no guilt, one of the world’s greatest sins, wars goes hand in hand as a direct result and the world becomes engulfed in misery and induced disasters. Highest commendations to Jonas Alexis for providing some of the undoubtedly very finest scholarship to ever appear anywhere on the worldwide Internet and for revealing these deep mysteries of darkness and evil. And thanks to all those who have broken free of thi artificially constructed tribe and have helped expose this big lie for what it is, just another form of bondage and abuse.

    • Jonas E. Alexis  May 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Thanks for the kind words and your analysis. I plan to talk about usury in the summer.

  7. Charlotte NC Bill  May 20, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Remember you filthy goy cattle: Any lie is justifiable if it can be used to transfer wealth and power fm you to us…and get used to it bc as long as the Synagogue of Satan controls the MSM, the banks and the politicians nothing will change…

    • SilenceIsALie  May 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Actually, their justification for everything they do is their mystical “Illuminati” cult philosophy of “moral relativism”.

      Not true moral relativism as they violate that even while trying to explain their views on it, but the idea that if people let them do things then it is defacto “morally acceptable”.

      So since people don’t stop them from mass-murdering Libyans, Syrians, Iraqi’s, Americans(9/11) etc. then to their view it must be “morally acceptable” to kill people.

      Of course they don’t mention the fact that in the past the majority of the world population DID stop them – their banks were destroyed, their secret societies like Freemasonry were attacked and beat down by groups like the Anti-Mason Party, and so forth.

      So they created a multi-billion dollar annual brainwashing industry(from social engineering, educational programming, television/media, music, etc.) specifically to program people NOT TO CHALLENGE THEM in their criminal, downright evil actions.

      Then they claim since those people are too brainwashed or scared to challenge them then what they do must be relatively speaking “morally acceptable”.

      The people already showed these fools that their BULLshit is unacceptable – so they just distracted and brainwashed the people to forget that they oppose that shit – they hit the “reset button” if you will, or tossed the past “down the memory hole”.

      And when some do oppose their BS today they viciously persecute and libel them, imprison them, deport them to places that will imprison them(Germany), or even kill them(or at least use threats of death).

      To claim that you are justified in your actions because people you have programmed and terrified into not challenging you do not challenge you is not even circular logic, it’s not logic at all.

      And it’s certainly not “moral relativity”. But then most of their ideologies are fake so that’s no surprise – see their “everyone is equal, but some people are more equal than others” notion of bullshit “equality”.

      Also they believe that despite 99% of their philosophies and ideologies being complete BS as long as they really, truly believe in those fake notions then they must be true(for them, relatively speaking).

      So their bullshit and lies are “true” to them simply because they believe they are true, the real actual truth is irrelevant to them.

      Can you say “True Lies”? Lol

      What more can you expect from the “Synagogue of Satan”?

      PS – It really bothers me that they have created a system to control and brainwash the world in almost any way they desire – but rather than use that system to promote a better humanity they use it to cover their crimes and their plans to completely destroy mankind.


  8. Gary Walker  May 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Great article Jonas. I love Finkelstein. I hold Shermer in the highest disgust. He is a 9/11 inside job denyer! A lier.

    Happy trails to you,

    • Jonas E. Alexis  May 20, 2013 at 4:15 am


  9. DaveE  May 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Awakenings seem to be exponential in nature……. like the exponential / geometric growth function. One person awakens, he enlightens two others, who each enlighten two more, etc. etc until most of the populace understands they’ve been HAD, bigtime. We’re at the so-called “knee of the curve” and it won’t be long now until most everyone understands that they’ve been swindled and lied to, in the most arrogant, condescending and dishonest ways imaginable.

    And guess what? When they finally wake up, they’re MADDER THAN HELL when they realize the people they’ve been so generous and gracious to were nothing but a bunch of dirty, lying, thieving, murdering crooks.

    I think we’re just about there. Pieces like this go a LONG way in the fight for truth and justice. Well done.

  10. dalethorn  May 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Johnny Carson’s famous character might say — “Don’t read our propaganda, we don’t care. Don’t believe in the holocaust, we don’t care. Don’t pay our extortion – that’s when we care!!”

  11. Franklin Ryckaert  May 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    A well written article. However, where is the “fall” of the Holocaust Industry? As far as I know they are still thriving with their scam.

    As for Shermer, he believes in the official stories of JFK, the Holocaust and 9/11 and ridicules any alternative. Some “skeptic”!

    • Jonas E. Alexis  May 21, 2013 at 3:51 am

      The fact that thousands and perhaps millions of people are learning that the Industry is not what it appears to be is a victory in itself. Solzhenitsyn declares that “one word of truth outweighs the world.”

    • Franklin Ryckaert  May 21, 2013 at 11:59 am

      I’m fine, where do you know me from?

  12. draximus  May 19, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Another spectacular and well researched article. Thank you Jonas.

    • Jonas E. Alexis  May 20, 2013 at 4:16 am

      Thank you.

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