Thursday, December 3, 2009

Nazi victims' families testify at Demjanjuk trial

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AP reporter David Rising writes that Rudolf Salomon Cortissos sobbed as he told a Munich court about the letter his mother had written on May 17, 1943 — four days before she was gassed in the Nazis' Sobibor death camp with some 2,300 other Dutch Jews.

David Rising does not reflect on how this letter is shown to be what Cortissos claims it to be.

Cortissos says he found the letter in 1959 after his father died. Presumably, it was in the father’s possessions. David Rising doesn’t tell us. How did the father get possession of the letter? AP reporter David Rising only tells us that Cortissos’ mother had “tossed if from the train that was taking her from Holland before it crossed the German border.”

I can see the senior Cortissos now, racing on foot along the railroad track, keeping up with the train, waiting for his wife to toss her farewell letter to him. How far did her husband have to run before he saw the letter? Did he see the letter flutter out a window of the train? In his mad race to keep up with the train, was he able to keep one eye on the train windows, or doors, and one eye on the ground at the same time so he didn't fall on his face?

How did he know from which side of the train his wife would throw her missive to him, or to the world? Was it mere luck that he was running along the side of the train that his wife was occupying? Could she see him out there? Were there other husbands running along with Cortissos, each hoping, waiting, for a missive from their wives or mistresses?

Or was it just this one guy? Cortissos the elder?

AP reporter David Rising is not inclined to express any wonderment about any of this, or whether this letter contributes, or does not contribute, to proving that John Demjanjuk helped murder 29,000 Jews, or that there were gassing chambers at Sobibor

But then that is not the work of AP reporters when they treat with the Holocaust story. Their work is to forward the orthodox story, whatever Holocaust Inc. says it is on any given day, always emphasizing the “unique” monstrosity of the Germans. That’s where the money is for Holocaust Inc., and it’s one way that AP reporters advance their careers.


  1. Rudolf Salomon Cortisso's story is described in the news as "a heart-wrenching memory." The emphasis however is all on the miraculously recovered letter apparently written on May 17, 1943. The letter is said to have been written four days before Cortisso's mother was gassed at Sobibor -- the crime for which John Demjanjuk is on trial. However no evidence of the gassing is offered. The article tells us that a "victim's son recalls mother's letter." One wonders how such "witnesses" are allowed to testify.

  2. Where were all these witnesses when Demjanjuk was convicted of being "Ivan"? They could/should have cleared him but the lust for retribution flames across these survivors. Why are we allies of these people? They have tormented this man and his family for years. When are the accusers going to to be tried for giving false witness?