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Date: Mon, 26 Oct 92 11:59:47 -0500
From: Jeffrey Shallit 
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Toronto Star, March 4, 1988, pg. A2

The Zundel Trial
Defence witness admits conviction in Sweden

By Paul Bilodeau Toronto Star

A man who claims to be Ernst Zundel's mentor was sentenced to
10 months in jail in Sweden for "agitation against ethnic groups."

Ditlieb Felderer, testifying in defence of Zundel, yesterday told
a District Court jury that he has been "persecuted by Zionists"
for publicizing his belief that the Nazis did not gas to death
millions of Jews during World War II.

Zundel, 48, is charged with knowingly spreading false news in
a pamphlet entitled "Did Six Million Really Die"?

Felderer, 46, said he was found guilty of a charge of "threatening
or expressing contempt for a group" for publishing a "Jewish
information" tract entitled "Please accept this hair of gas victim",
which he described as satire.

Felderer called his native Sweden a "totalitarian state" and compared
his trial to a "Soviet show trial."  He said Nazi concentration camps
were more humane than modern prisons.

Felderer told court that he and Zundel have been in regular contact
since 1979.  In two days of testimony, Felderer has repeatedly
prefaced his remarks with "as I said to Ernst..."

After a film about the Holocaust was shown on Swedish television in
1979, Felderer said he received threatening phone calls and was hit
on the head with an iron bar wielded by an angry mob while his
mother watched.

"I warned (Zundel) against what had happened to me... In Sweden,
the country of alleged freedom, they did this to me," he told

In 1979, Zundel taped a length interview with Felderer.  On the
tape, Zundel describes Felderer as "a man who has given me tremendous
food for thought."

The trial continues in courtroom 4-6 at 361 University Ave.

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Date: Mon, 26 Oct 92 12:07:31 -0500
From: Jeffrey Shallit 
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Subject: Globe & Mail article you wanted
Status: RO

There is very little about Felderer in the Globe & Mail article you asked about.
There is a blurry photo, with the following caption:

This is the swimming pool that the Zundel defence claims visitors to former
Auschwitz camp are not allowed to see.  The photo was taken by Ditlieb Felderer,
a Swedish Holocaust revisionist who was a defence witness.

In the text itself, the only mention of Felderer is at the very end,`
which says:

According to Ditlieb Felderer, Sweden's leading revisionist, those who question
the Holocaust are extremely well-linked.  "There is worldwide communication
reaching Japan, Africa.  If I have a point, or somebody else has a point I
can use, we help out."

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