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Toronto Man Identified As Author, Distributor of Hate Tracts That Were Seized by West German Police

March 27, 1981
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Ernst Zundel, a 42-year-old commercial artist residing in Toronto is the principal author, publisher and distributor of the tons of neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic literature seized by West German police Tuesday in mass raids on the homes of known neo-Nazis and rightwing extremists. According to the German authorities, the racist material outlawed in the Federal Republic originated mainly in the U.S. and Canada.

Zundel, who operates out of a studio in an old house at the edge of Toronto’s downtown business district, has been turning out Nazi hate literature for 18 years. He writes much of the material which is published in 14 languages and circulated in 45 countries around the world. Zundel is the author of seven books. One, titled “The Hitler We Loved and Why,” was published in Reedy, W. Va. under the name Christoef Friedrich.

Zundel also founded the organization called “Concerned Parents of German Descent.” It appeared following the telecast of the American-made TV docu-drama “Holocaust” in 1979. But Zundel is believed to have little following in Canada’s German community. His literature, mass mailed to members of Parliament, provincial legislators and the media, is generally ignored.

The major theme of Zundel’s output is that the Holocaust is a Zionist hoax. But this has not been deemed a violation of Canadian laws against incitement to racial or religious hatred. The Canadian Jewish Congress-B’nai B’rith joint committee on community relations is seeking an appointment with the Attorney General to discuss the matter.

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