Friday, January 27, 2012

karl linnas fam as DPis

as it goes by local story tellers : parents of this nazi henchmen from tartu, est. were murdered by che-ka jude commissars. was extradated to the sov.un 1987
sister - Frau Karulas geb. Linnas 
linnas receives some kind firefigther's diploma
indicated as summer 1944
 linnas with daughter - DPis
herr&frau karulas - geb. linnas with her - karl linnas parents. DPis

all from herder institut karl hintzer sammlung

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Holocaust denial in decline, says historian

Holocaust denial is slowly becoming a thing of the past, according to a leading authority who claims there are only three or four "pure denial experts".Dr Nicholas Terry, founder of the anti-denial blog Holocaust Controversies, told a Leicester University conference that denial these days has "great brand recognition, but almost zero customers".Dr Terry, a historian at Exeter University, said: "My assessment is that there have been around 100 authors since the 1940s who have written what can be considered pure denial books or pamphlets. "Most of these experts are now either dead or inactive. It's down to only three or four authors who are capable of writing such books."He said there are another 100 cheerleaders or propagandists who talk down the Holocaust but without contributing original ideas. These include Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and 500 "footsoldiers" who are active online.The reason for the decline in experts is "generational", he said. "The big names of the eighties and nineties are mostly over 60. Very few under-60s are stepping up to replace them. He said the Irving-Lipstadt case in 2000, where David Irving lost a libel suit against author Deborah Lipstadt for calling him a denier, had "severely downsized" the movement. He said the hearing led to the suspension of the Journal of Historical Review, the movement's former flagship, and the withdrawal from activity of many experts. He also said that web traffic for denier forums was small. Other conspiracy theories have been more prevalent in the past 10 years, particularly since 9/11. But Dr James Smith, chairman of the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, warned of the continuing danger. "The problem is, even after professional Holocaust deniers have died, their published material remains in circulation, is available on the internet and remains as pernicious and dangerous as ever," he added. Mark Gardner, of the Community Security Trust, said that while legal action in many countries had limited the growth of Holocaust denial,

"as a global issue", he added: "We need to pay serious attention to denial throughout the Muslim world; and forms of denial in the ex-Soviet bloc."


Friday, January 13, 2012

How clean are the countries that do not recognize Israel?

There is a fairly reliable index of corruption in the various countries of
the world, the Corruption Perception Index, according to which the
"cleanest country" (New Zealand) is rated 9.5, and the lowest (Somalia) is
rated 1.0. The average country receives a score of 5 or 6.
Now, of the 192 members of the UN, Israel has diplomatic relations with
156. The remaining 36 governments refuse to have such relations with
Israel, some more vociferously than others. Quite a few go so far as to
deny that Israel exists at all. The full story is told here
As it happens, the countries that refuse to have diplomatic relations with
Israel are, by and large, among the most corrupt in the world, some having
a cleanliness score of no more than 1 or 1.5 out of ten. The average
rating for these refusal countries is 3.16. (The US has a score of 7.1,
Israel 5.8). Below are the scores of all the 36 governments that refuse
to deal with Israel:

Afghanistan 1.50
Algeria 2.90
Bahrain 5.10
Bangladesh 2.70
Bhutan 5.70
Bolivia 2.80
Brunei 5.20
Chad 2.00
Comoros 2.40
Cuba 4.20
Djibouti 3.00
Guinea 2.20
Indonesia 3.00
Iran 2.70
raq 1.80
Kuwait 4.60
Lebanon 2.50
Libya 2.00
Malaysia 4.30
Mali 2.80
Mauritania 2.40
Morocco 3.40
Nicaragua 2.50
Niger 2.50
North Korea 1.00
Oman 4.80
Pakistan 2.50
Qatar 7.20
Saudi Arabia 4.40
Somalia 1.00
Sudan 1.60
Syria 2.60
Tunisia 3.80
United Arab Emirates 6.80
Venezuela 1.90
Yemen 2.10

average 3.16