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PRODUCER / TALK                                                                  3 October 2003



The Washington Post

(AP) September 30 2003


U.S. to Revoke Alleged Nazi’s Citizenship”


“The Justice Department asked a federal court in Milwaukee on Tuesday to revoke the citizenship of Josias Kumpf, 78, of Racine Wisconsin .”

The Justice Department alleges that 60 years ago Kumpf served as an armed guard at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp near Berlin , and later at the Trawniki Training camp in Poland . At both camps it is charged that Jews and others were deliberately killed.

Kumpf claims, “I didn’t kill nobody, I don’t even kill a fly. I was 17. I was taken over there and told I had to do it, otherwise they shoot me.”

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What would Anne Frank say?

Anne’s father, Otto, collaborated with the Nazis during WWII, profiting financially by doing business with the German army. After the war, he was forgiven.

What would Anne say about her own father having collaborated with the Nazis?

Would Anne agree that her father should have been judged by one standard, while others, like Josias Kumpf, should be judged by a different standard—a double standard?

Would Anne be on the side of forgiveness for men like Josias Kumpf, or would she argue that, unlike her own father, they should never be forgiven?

What would Anne Frank think about how the Holocaust story has been exploited, and is still being exploited, to further special-interest political and cultural agendas?

Should agencies of the U.S. Government, like the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), have double standards for judging men who collaborated with the killing of unarmed civilians? Should the OSI judge Americans by one standard, and “foreigners” by a different one?



Bradley R. Smith is director of Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust.

He is author of Break His Bones: The Private Life of a Holocaust Revisionist.

Smith has been interviewed hundreds of times via radio, TV and the print press.

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