Patriot Letter. Dated 3/29/05.
Archived by k0nsl.
[NOTE: I do not necessarily agree with all the things written by Walther F. Mueller; I merely archive this newsletter because it does contain interesting bits worth saving.]
Dear Fellow Patriot!
Zundel In Germany:
For Zundel updates please visit the above website!
To submit news, information, etc. about Ernst Zundel,
Today I’ll keep your mail short because of a lengthy
interview that is quite significant.
I’ll bring you the interview from the German political
magazine “Der Spiegel” with the head of Germany’s
Jewish community, Paul Spiegel.
The interview has been translated professionally into
English, and it is most interesting. The “sleepers
have awaken” and public opinion in Germany is shifting
in favor of Germany again.
Paul Spiegel’s whining indicates that big changes are
about to come! The question is: Will all of the Jewish
power be shifting to the U.S., because the American
people are still the only ones in the world who
worship the holocaust without question? I think so.
The resistance level to forced holocaust education is
almost zero in the U.S. Even those who do question the
power of the Jews are so inept that the Jews have very
little to be afraid of in the U.S.
So, let’s hear it from Paul Spiegel:
“Anti-Semitism Has Become Worse”
Germany’s Jewish community has well over 100,000
members and roughly 13,000 more come from the former
Soviet Union every year. But Germany is becoming more
anti-Semitic, says Paul Spiegel, president of the
Central Council of Jews in Germany. He is also
skeptical of German plans to begin limiting the flow
of immigrants from the East. Spiegel fears that
“selection” is once again in vogue.
SPIEGEL: Mr. Spiegel, you’re looking tense.
Paul Spiegel: The last few weeks have been difficult,
and I’m afraid that’s becoming the tendency these
days. It gets more and more difficult each year to
represent the interests of Jews in Germany.
SPIEGEL: Because the states of Germany want to put the
brakes on Jewish immigration from the former Soviet
Paul Spiegel: I have no illusions. As much as we have
the ear of all parties in the Bundestag (the lower
house of the German parliament), the question of how
much the Central Council of Jews in Germany should be
accommodated is approached very matter-of-factly these
days and is a discussion that often only focuses on
numbers. Thus, we need to defend our position much
more vehemently than we did in years past, and I just
have to accept that. But there is something else that
I cannot accept and that really troubles me.
SPIEGEL: Like, for example, that a respected author
like Rolf Hochhuth first expresses admiration for
Holocaust denier (and author) David Irving and then
takes more than two weeks to apologize?
Paul Spiegel: For example. The threshold for
expressing anti-Semitic prejudices has dropped
significantly in recent months, and among groups of
people in which I wouldn’t have expected it. Of
course, it’s always been obvious to me that there is a
certain undercurrent of anti-Semitism in every
society. You can’t get rid of that. But it’s the kind
of anti-Semitism you would expect in simple people;
people who like to air their prejudices at the corner
bar. But now we’re seeing it among intellectuals, in
SPIEGEL: But they are the glaring exceptions.
Paul Spiegel: They’re no longer just exceptions.
Unfortunately. There is a certain acceptance
developing of things that deserve the attention of all
democratically-minded people. I’m talking about
desecrations of Jewish cemeteries, not once a month or
once a week, but almost daily. And I’m talking about
intellectuals like Hochhuth and — on a different
level, of course — Church leaders who are
irresponsibly and dangerously mentioning the Holocaust
and abortion in the same context.
SPIEGEL: You mean people like Cologne’s Cardinal
Meissner, although he did apologize immediately.
Paul Spiegel: There are so many examples of people who
have crossed the line — (former German politician
Juergen) Moellemann, (novelist Martin) Walser or
former Christian Democratic member of parliament
Hohmann, who suggested that the Jews are also
perpetrators. In the past, just being suspected of
being an anti-Semite was completely taboo. Nowadays we
are seeing a backlash, it’s like people are saying,
‘Go ahead, call me an anti-Semite. I’m not
anti-Semitic, because I’ve already written and stated
that I’m not, which proves that I’m not.’ And when the
Central Council of Jews accuses these kinds of people
of being anti-Semitic, they suddenly feel like
martyrs. It’s obvious that what we’re seeing is a new
lowering of inhibitions.
Paul Spiegel: Yes. After the Meissner affair (when
Cardinal Meissner suggested a comparison between
abortion and the Holocaust), for example, I received
far more insulting e-mails and letters than after
similar disputes in the past. Look at this letter, for
example. This person writes: “You filthy Jewish pig!
Why do open your stinking mouth? Is it money we’re
talking about — once again — the only elixir of life
for filthy Jews, far too few of whom were sent to the
gas chambers?” And the latest thing is that these
people don’t even bother to remain anonymous. They
include their full names and addresses.
SPIEGEL: And they’re real?
Paul Spiegel: Yes, according to the police. In the
past three or four months, we’ve brought charges
against at least 25 people for writing similar hate
mail. Some district attorneys would rather drop these
cases, citing a lack of public interest, while others
are eager to take them on. But they’re in the
SPIEGEL: When you assumed office five years ago, you
seemed optimistic, like someone who believed he could
change society. Now you seem resigned.
Paul Spiegel: My predecessor, Ignatz Bubis, gave an
interview near the end of his life, and the gist of
what he said was this: “I have made no or almost no
difference whatsoever.” The interview caused a huge
uproar at the time. I said to him: “Ignatz, you’re
completely wrong; you’ve achieved so much.” But now I
understand what he was trying to say. Anti-Semitism
has become worse, something I would not have believed
possible at the time. In other words, you can do
whatever you want and still achieve nothing. This is
exactly where I am today. I admit that we are very
sensitive. We yell when we’re kicked. On the other
hand, should we just look on while things happen that
are so reminiscent of the situation in Germany in
SPIEGEL: Well, you can’t exactly compare the current
situation with 1933. After all, there is broad
consensus among the democratic parties that things
should be nipped in the bud before they get out of
Paul Spiegel: I’m not referring to politicians.
Whether you’re talking about (Chancellor) Gerhard
Schroeder, (opposition leader) Angela Merkel, (head of
the Green Party) Claudia Roth, (head of the Liberal
Democrats) Guido Westerwelle and, of course, President
Horst Koehler, they’re all reliable partners for us,
but that alone isn’t enough. There is a broad range of
discrimination against minorities: gays and lesbians,
the elderly, the disabled. It’s not just about Jews.
It makes me ask myself how something like this is even
possible in a country that experienced the Holocaust
60 years ago.
SPIEGEL: What is to be done?
Paul Spiegel: The key lies in our schools. Many
teachers are doing the best they can. I’ve seen
incredible examples of teachers who go well beyond the
call of duty. But then I ask myself where they have
training seminars for teachers, for example, seminars
designed to help them make the Holocaust a more
interesting and captivating issue for high-school
students. Most young people already know what happened
to the Jews during the Holocaust. They don’t need to
be told that. What they really need to be taught is
how it could have happened in Germany. There are huge
gaps in what people know about the Holocaust. And
these gaps certainly don’t get any smaller when, in
the 60th anniversary year of the liberation of
Auschwitz, German ministries of culture claim there
isn’t enough money in their budgets to pay for school
trips to Holocaust memorials.
SPIEGEL: Money is also at the core of the issue of how
much more immigration the German states can afford.
The interior ministers are saying that an estimated 80
percent of Jewish immigrants depend on government
welfare, and that this is becoming an untenable
Paul Spiegel: I don’t understand all the excitement.
About 200,000 immigrants have come here since 1989, or
about 13,000 a year. But when you see how much this
upsets people, you would think that millions of people
were suddenly flooding into Germany and bringing the
social welfare state to the brink of collapse. If
anyone is still interested in achieving reconciliation
after the Holocaust, accepting Jews from Eastern
Europe presents the perfect opportunity to do so. It
gives Germany a chance to show the world that it wants
a bigger Jewish community, and that there are now Jews
who have confidence in the new Germany.
SPIEGEL: Is it an “outrage,” as Green Party leader
Claudia Roth says, that this is one of the areas where
the states are trying to save money?
Paul Spiegel: Given the historical background, I would
certainly call it that. I cannot accept the notion,
for example, that we should only take people who don’t
need public assistance, only people who are still
young enough to work. In other words, that selection
is back in vogue.
SPIEGEL: Stephan Kramer, the general secretary of the
Central Council of Jews in Germany, has talked about
selection, and that it reminds him of the ramps at
Auschwitz. You too are using the word “selection.”
Isn’t this highly exaggerated?
Paul Spiegel: We can’t help being reminded of it.
Naturally, a direct comparison between the ramps at
Auschwitz and the current issue would be going too
far. However, I do have trouble understanding the fact
that Jews are once again being divided into categories
in Germany, that is, those who are allowed to
immigrate and those who are not.
SPIEGEL: But there are indications that this
immigration program has been heavily abused. Years
ago, you yourself wrote, in a report to the federal
government’s immigration commission, that there were
an “increasing number of document forgeries and
Paul Spiegel: That’s correct, and I have always said
that such people — those who simply purchased
documents to prove their supposed Jewish heritage —
are not welcome here, also because none of them adds
to Jewish life in Germany. This is why we did what we
could to help uncover these fake papers. Now the
Central Council also supports an important requirement
established by the interior ministers. We are in favor
of an examining commission that would check to make
sure applicants are actually Jews before they even
leave their home countries. It would also determine
whether a Jewish congregation in Germany is able to
SPIEGEL: But you too have changed your position. Now
you want to accept only those who are considered Jews
under the Jewish religious law, the “Halacha” — in
other words, those with a Jewish mother. Anyone with
only a Jewish father is kept out. Isn’t that just a
Jewish form of “selection”?
Paul Spiegel: Hold on. We have no objections to the
government continuing the program in its present form.
If it allows people with only a Jewish father to
immigrate in the future, even though Jewish
congregations cannot even accept them as members
because they are simply not Jews, then so be it. I
only object to the fact that the government gives us
these people and says “you take care of them,” but
without giving the congregations any financial
assistance in return.
SPIEGEL: But the program is going to be changed — to
Paul Spiegel: Well, in that case we would at least
like to be able to choose who joins our congregations
— Jews. After all, we’re not a club that anyone can
just join or leave.
SPIEGEL: To what extent would the Halacha rule reduce
Paul Spiegel: Of the 26,000 people whose applications
are currently pending only — and this is just a rough
estimate — about 20 percent would be allowed in.
Paul Spiegel: Which still won’t happen while I’m in
office. The federal government and the interior
ministers of the states should either say they want
Jews or they don’t want Jews. There is no middle
SPIEGEL: A Jewish congregation such as that in
Oldenburg, with its 330 members, barely has enough
money to pay for a part-time social worker. Given this
situation, you must be happy that the interior
ministers now want to start sending you fewer
Paul Spiegel: You’re wrong. We receive an average of
13,000 immigrants a year. The problem isn’t that there
are too many immigrants, but that there isn’t enough
money. The government doesn’t pay our Jewish
congregations enough for the amount of integration
work they have to do. That’s why most of them are
completely overburdened. It’s true that many state
governments have said that they’d like to have a
larger Jewish population again. But they haven’t been
willing to pay the price. And some have even sent
immigrants out into the countryside, to places where
Jewish congregations had never existed before,
incurring tremendous costs to build new communities
from scratch. This distribution policy was an enormous
SPIEGEL: Do you see a future for such congregations?
Paul Spiegel: Not for most of them.
SPIEGEL: Your general secretary, Stephan Kramer, has
said that the Jewish community should be pleased if 40
of the Central Council’s 89 congregations still
existed in 20 years, and that a number of 10 to 15,
primarily in major cities, would be more realistic. Is
he being overly pessimistic?
Paul Spiegel: No. If the congregations are left to
fend for themselves, that is, if at least €1-2 million
from the integration fund provided under the
immigration law aren’t earmarked for Jewish
congregations then, yes, I’d agree with his
prediction. We can’t make it without tremendous
financial assistance. Even in a large urban
congregation such as that in Dusseldorf, which has
grown from 1,500 to 7,400 members, we have enormous
financial problems. About a year and a half ago, we
opened a new youth center there, with a school,
kindergarten and so on, funded by the city and the
state. The community center was even named after
former German President Johannes Rau. But the
maintenance costs are killing us, and we’re now on the
verge of having to close the center again. The banks
are threatening to cut off our loans. Our biggest
expense is the cost of security personnel, something
for which we receive no compensation whatsoever.
SPIEGEL: If you had more employed members, the
congregations would also increase their revenues from
the Jewish culture tax (the equivalent of the church
tax paid by members of the Protestant and Catholic
churches in Germany). Which brings us back to the
advantages of social selection.
Paul Spiegel: More workers, more revenue. That’s
correct. But why do so few Jewish immigrants have
jobs? Because German authorities refuse to recognize
their professional training, because they, unlike
people who have been resettled, are forced to wade
through a pile of bureaucratic regulations before
they’re even allowed to begin looking for work in
Germany. We have highly qualified people, including
many engineers and doctors. But some of them feel like
cows being put out to pasture and fed with social
welfare payments, while no one seems to be interested
in the milk they could provide.
SPIEGEL: Well, at least the state of Israel will be
pleased to see Germany making this pasture a little
smaller to save on welfare expenditures (because
Israel would like more Jewish immigrants to head to
Israel instead of Germany).
Paul Spiegel: In the past, the Israeli government has
made it very clear to us that they can’t compete with
German authorities when it comes to social benefits
SPIEGEL: Is it possible that pressure from the
Israelis prompted the German interior ministers to
take their recent position on Jewish immigration?
Paul Spiegel: It isn’t just possible, it’s a fact —
at least according to what we were told by Israeli
authorities. And I understand Israel completely, but
as the president of the Central Council of Jews in
Germany, I simply cannot be telling my members to move
SPIEGEL: Mr. Spiegel, thank you for this interview.
Interview Conducted by Barbara Schmid and Juergen
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
From South Africa:
SOUTH AFRICA BULLETIN
from the headquarters of the TAU SA
For centuries, South Africa’s rural and farming
communities have been protected by the Commando
system. Deriving its name from the old Boer military
formation, the Commandos traditionally consisted of
civilians with military training called up for service
when and if necessary.
The number of commandos varies according to different
sources, but it is estimated that there are between 50
000 and 70 000. Yet this efficient and vital system is
to be phased out “because of the role it played in the
apartheid era”, according to the Minister of Safety
and Security Charles Nqakula.
This is yet another suicidal move by a member of the
ANC government to take South Africa down an ominous
path to self-destruction. Not satisfied with the
collapse of virtually every facet of South Africa’s
public sector – transport, hospitals, education, the
justice, police and prison services, the once-proud
South African Defence Force – the government has made
yet another ideological decision which defies logic
President of TAU SA Paul van der Walt has declared
that the closure of the Commandos, the shortage of
sufficient and trained police officials, the lack of
logistical support, the non-implementation of the
sector policing system and the implementation of the
Firearms Control Act seriously threaten the life of
Yet a spokesman for the SA Police Service, one
Inspector Dennis Adriao of the SAPS national
communication office, declared on 8 March that the
closure of the country’s commandos “will lead to
better security in rural areas”. This is quite
stunning propaganda, a direct assault on the truth.
The SAPS itself cannot maintain law and order
throughout the country, let alone take over the
commandos’ vital role.
The Nelspruit Commando with its 110-strong voluntary
soldier contingent was closed down on 4 March when
the unit’s coat of arms was laid down. This commando
is the first of 18 units countrywide that have been
forced to close down. The SAPS told South Africa that
the police reservist corps have been earmarked to take
over the commandos’ role, but despite a recruitment
campaign, the police could enlist only 13 reservists
countrywide in 2004. (The Citizen 8/3/05)
The police are clearly not ready or able to take up
Farmers have taken to providing their own protection.
Over the past ten years, more than 1 600 farmers have
been murdered, and there have been more than 11 000
farm attacks. (It is interesting to note that only 32
white farmers were killed in Kenya’s Mau Mau 1960’s
emergency, with so much publicity given to these white
deaths throughout the world. Movies and television
programmes were made, and many books were written
about this period in British colonial history).
Last week, Stats South Africa disclosed that SA’s
commercial farmers suffered losses of R1,2 billion
through crime in the year ending February 2002. Stock
theft amounted to R484 million, while the pilfering
and stealing of crops amounted to R444 million, with
burglary at R100 million, and the stealing of tools
R205 million. Cattle sheep and goats were stolen to
the tune of R331 million in the first 11 months of
Significantly, the Stats report also revealed that the
number of farmers has decreased from 58 000 in 1993 to
less than 46 000 in 2002.
Commandos have been the linch pin of rural crime
prevention for more than 100 years. Bloemfontein City
Commando, the Free State’s oldest commando unit, was
formed in 1848, so the government’s nonsensical
explanation for closing down the commandos because of
the role they played in the apartheid era is clearly a
cover-up for something more sinister. One can only
conclude that the ANC government wishes to expose SA’s
farmers to more crime, more theft, more harassment and
more murders so they will be driven from their farms.
What happens to South Africa’s food production seems
not to be even considered by the ideologists within
the ruling party. When the National House of
Traditional Leaders (NHTL) of South Africa say that
the agrarian reform (sic) programme of Zimbabwe “has
benefited the majority of that country’s
previously-marginalised black population”, then those
who read this Bulletin will know what we are facing in
THE SA POLICE SERVICE
The capability of the SA Police Service (SAPS) to take
over the role of the commandos is limited – many of
them are unable to run a local charge office. Forty
thousand of SA’s police are illiterate, while racial
quotas are ruining a once efficient force.
During a Parliamentary portfolio committee on Safety
and Security meeting in Cape Town recently, it was
announced that the SAPS would continue to follow a
“national equity” plan. Provinces are being given
instructions that promotions must be based on “racial
demographics”. Thus people with years of experience
and capabilities are being overlooked because of race.
It has been reliably learned that only four white SAPS
members were promoted at the beginning of March in the
Pretoria police area.
Thus service delivery is affected, with low morale and
a high attrition rate becoming factors affecting the
capacity of the SAPS.
Then there are the shortages, the result of government
mismanagement and incompetence. The service is top
heavy with administrative (sic) staff – nearly 32% of
SAPS members in the Pretoria area are doing
administration, with detectives having an annual case
load of around one hundred dockets per person.
In answer to a parliamentary question, the Minister of
Safety and Security reported at the beginning of March
that there are plenty of radios, but some stations do
not have enough while others have too many. There is a
shortage of 1168 bullet-resistant vests (36% of North
Rand police officers do not have these vests) and
there is a shortage of 110 policing vehicles in the
Pretoria area alone.
Then there are the corrupt police, the bogus police
and the criminal police. On 13 March, men dressed in
police uniforms caused havoc on the R59 highway near
Johannesburg – these “police officers” attacked and
terrorized several motorists. Large rocks and bricks
were thrown at cars, destroying windscreens and
Were these men policemen, and if not, from where did
they obtain their uniforms?
The Institute for Security Studies reported that in
2002 already, there were five and half times more
inspectors than constables. The force is presently
more than 25% understaffed. Children are raped in
police custody. Other policemen illegally issue
firearm licences. The security industry in South
Africa employs four times as many staff as there are
police. The SAPS continually ask the public to help
them with crime prevention. Reports of police
malfeasance are daily occurrences . (See Chapter 15 of
The Great South African Land Scandal to realize just
how incapable the SAPS is to replace the Commandos.).
The only solution for rural communities and farmers is
to secure themselves. They will receive no help from
anyone, let alone a government which takes their
ability to feed 45 million people for granted.
Condoleezza Rice paid Beijing
To the Editor of
The Northern Star
Australia at the crossroad.
Many people remember when the US rescued Australia
from Japanese invasion in the 40’s. Many people
believe Australia owes the US eternal loyalty for
that rescue. But our big ally brother has turned
criminal in the meantime and big China warned
Australia recently to reconsider its military
alliance, the ANZAC, in case China intends to
re-posses Taiwan by force.
China claims Taiwan an internal matter, having been a
part of the mainland for thousands of years, when Mr.
Bush and cohorts have not even known the existence of
The moral bankruptcy of the USA indicates having lost
sight in world opinion and when Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice paid Beijing a visit stretching her
female muscle she had difficulties comprehending a
5000 year civilization of which the Chinese pride
themselves. With a little more sensitivity she should
have known that the steam is running out of her
country, which has become addicted to war. The
hypocrisy having the potency of a 200 times overkill
with WOM and allowing its ally Israel to have the
same weaponry how can she argue and conclude a
satisfactory debate of seeking peace?
Mind your own business, America, and rehabilitate
yourself before you teach, judge and flex the muscles
The choice of Condoleezza was an unfortunately one
considering her appearance, because even a dog would
put off its dinner while she is being fed.
My friend the late William Earl Rushing ( U S Air
force Retired) was an air traffic controller at Berlin
airport for 14 years during the Berlin Airlift. He was
a good friend of Manfred Roeder. Manfred sent him many
letters always calling him Billy.
My friend always went by his middle name Earl. Earl
would send me the letters to read. Earl told me many
things that disgusted him such as he saw in later
visits to Germany to visit his children who are German
citizens. He told of the Quartering of white women in
barracks with blacks and many other things promoted by
Received the April issue of Community News today. All
of the information was very good and very educational.
I loved the article about Hans Baur. Christine
Miller’s Reality Check, the conversation between J.
and Chris and the statement ‘This was the end of the
conversation and the end of a friendship.’
I truly understand this sentence from personal
The statement ‘Americans and Germans – two
mentalities, the German servile, unreflective
gratitude feeding the American destructive
self-righteousness’ certainly is true. Because even
today if a German tries to be anything else around
most Americans, punishment is certain, whether evident
through loss of “friendship,” or attempted
discrediting of ones character/name. We mustn’t forget
that Americans are always right, even when proven
It is only with stones that the Palestinian Children
can defend their stolen land, against the evil
Israelis aggressors, and occupiers.
Now look at the attached picture and see how at the
Jewish schools, the teachers are teaching the Israeli
Children to use guns to kill the Palestinians …
If they lie and say we teach them to defend themselves
against the Palestinians.
Ask them you invaded the other?
who is the aggressor and who is the defender ??
This is an example of how Israel is planting hatred
in the heart of its children …
But this is no surprise because the Israelis are
nothing but a group of terrorists who invaded the land
of a peaceful people.
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