13 June 2009

James W. von Brunn Links to Canadian Boneheads

Although we hadn't yet commented on the incident before now, we have been following the situation regarding the attack on the Holocaust Museum by James W. von Brunn, an 88 year old known for decades as a virulent antisemite and racist who once was imprisoned for trying to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve back in 1981 and served a 6 year sentence.

A few of our readers asked us to write an article on any connection that von Brunn had to Canadian racists. On that we would invite our readers to take a look at BigCityLib's discussion of the subject, though we would add our own belated input as well. Below is an excerpt from an ADL profile on von Brunn:

To Von Brunn, the Holocaust was another Jewish sleight-of-hand; he was an avid Holocaust denier with connections to a variety of denier groups and individuals. Holocaust denier Jack Wikoff identified Von Brunn in 1995 as one of four "dedicated activists" who helped air the Holocaust denial videos of Canadian Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel on public access television. In return, Zundel interviewed von Brunn on his radio show, identifying him as an "American artist and businessman."

At the time that this interview occurred, Zundel's webmaster was Marc Lemire. Also, while Zundel was being held in detention in Canada awaiting deportation, von Brunn signed his name to a petition demanding that Zundel be released:

Dear Sir:

RELEASE Ernst Zundel, a great man, and with him RELEASE FREEDOM of THOUGHT.

James von Brunn USA

Well, at least he referred to Coderre as sir.

Not long after the attack that left one man, security guard Stephen Tyrone Jones, dead, the Aryan Guard forum announced the news of the attack. Bill Noble immediately justified the murder, as well as the 1981 attempted kidnapping:

Not to be outdone, other members of the Aryan Guard's forum chimed in to praise von Brunn for his attack on the Holocaust Memorial:


Anonymous said...

What do you expect from noble? He spent his jail time in protective custody! Hilarious. The guy looks like he is dying of aids.

bigcitylib said...

That was a good post. Dyou think the video referred to here:

re the Anne Franks Diary "Hoax" would have been a Zundel production?

nos200 said...

I suspect you're right about that.