Saturday, March 1, 2008
Another Holocaust Myth Exposed And Debunked: Misha Defonseca Admits "Pack Of Wolves" A Crock Of Scat
The good ship S.S. Holocaust has struck yet another reef, with the admission by Misha Defonseca that her best-selling book, "Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years," was basically a crock of scat. And to add insult to injury, Misha Defonseca isn't even Jewish; she's actually a Belgian named Monique De Wael. Full story published in the Deseret Morning News, on CNN, and a much more in-depth article published by the Boston Globe.
Unfortunately, many were suckered into buying off on this rubbish. The book was translated into 18 languages and made into a feature film in France. One look at this utterly fanciful and improbable account should have tipped people off. Wolfpacks adopting kids? You gotta be kidding me! Unfortunately, people are gullible. [Ed. Note: The popularity of a slick-talking pimp like Barack Obama who is devoid of any substance is proof of how stupid and gullible the lumpenmasses can be.]
The account of Misha's so-called "Holocaust Years" does tug at the heart strings. In the book, 6-year-old Misha is rescued at school in 1941 when her parents are arrested and deported. She is spirited away to the De Wael family and given a new name, Monique. Unhappy with her host family, she runs away and begins a 1,900 mile odyssey in hopes of finding her parents. Over the next four years she wanders alone across Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Yugoslavia, across the Adriatic Sea by boat to Italy, then through Italy across the Alps to France and back to Belgium. Along the way, she is sheltered by packs of wolves, kills a German soldier, witnesses an eastbound freight train full of "moaning" Jews, wanders into the Warsaw Ghetto, and escapes. A 2001 story in The Boston Globe raised questions about the book's veracity, but Defonseca insisted that it was all true.
In her statement, approximately translated from the French, Defonseca said: "Yes, my name is Monique De Wael, but I have wanted to forget it since I was 4 years old. My parents were arrested and I was taken in by my grandfather, Ernest De Wael, and my uncle, Maurice De Wael. I was called 'daughter of a traitor' because my father was suspected of having spoken under torture in the prison of Saint-Gilles. Ever since I can remember, I felt Jewish. . . . There are times when I find it difficult to differentiate between reality and my inner world. The story in the book is mine. It is not the actual reality - it was my reality, my way of surviving. At first, I did not want to publish it, but then I was convinced by Jane Daniel. I ask forgiveness from all those who feel betrayed." Defonseca, 71, has an unlisted number in Dudley, about 50 miles southwest of Boston. Her husband, Maurice, told the Boston Globe on Thursday February 28th that she would not comment.
Belgian historian Maxime Steinberg helped blow the whistle on Defonseca. "I'm not an expert on relations between humans and wolves, but I am a specialist on the persecution of Jews, and they (Defonseca's family) can't be found in the archives," Steinberg told RTL television. "The De Wael family is not Jewish nor were they registered as Jewish."
Defonseca's admission is just the latest controversy surrounding her 1997 book, which also spawned a multimillion dollar legal battle between the woman, her co-author and the book's U.S. publisher. Defonseca had been asked to write the book by publisher Jane Daniel in the 1990s, after Daniel heard the writer tell the story in a Massachusetts synagogue.
Daniel and Defonseca fell out over profits received from the best-selling book, which led to a lawsuit. In 2005, a Boston court ordered Daniel to pay Defonseca and her ghost writer Vera Lee $22.5 million. Defonseca's lawyers said Daniel has not yet paid the court-ordered sum.
Daniel said Friday she felt vindicated by Defonseca's admission and would try to get the judgment overturned. She said she could not fully research Defonseca's story before it was published because the woman claimed she did not know her parents' names, her birthday or where she was born.
This issue also being discussed on Stormfront and on the Vanguard News Network Forum.
Commentary: This is just one crack in what has been represented as an imperviously accurate and inerrant Holocaust tale. In Germany, patriots like Ernst Zuendel and Germar Rudolf have been jailed for merely questioning details of the Official Authorized Version of the Holocaust in public. Even Zuendel's lawyer, Sylvia Stolz, was also jailed by the Germans for defending Zuendel too vigorously during his trial. Germany is one of several European nations granting official statutory protection to the Official Authorized Version of the Holocaust. One would think that the truth would not require statutory protection.
Other Holocaust myths have likewise been questioned or even debunked altogether. One Holocaust myth long since consigned to the dustbin of history is the "Jewish Soap Myth", in which lurid tales of Jewish corpses being rendered into soap were hysterically regurgitated. And the Anne Frank tale is now being seriously questioned, as it has been revealed that part of it was written in ballpoint pen, a device not made commonly available until 1945.
Jewish supremacists routinely defame and smear those who question these details as "Holocaust Deniers". But the truth is that they do NOT deny that Jews were targeted and oppressed by National Socialist Germany. They merely dispute some of the details, like the demographics, the methodology, and, above all, the singularity of the Holocaust. Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League has frequently opined that the Holocaust is a unique one-of-a-kind event unlike any other in history, although Communism generated far more victims and elective abortion has resulted in 50 million deaths in the United States since 1973.
So Holocaust Deniers are more accurately described as "Holocaust Revisionists". John "Birdman" Bryant, a prolific author who describes himself as an "Actonite Libertarian", wrote an essay about Holocaust revisionism in one easy lesson that sums up the doubts most frequently expressed by scholarly, mainstream Holocaust revisionists.