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March 01, 1991 - Image 45

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-03-01

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Massachusetts To Try
Gas Chamber Maker

Boston (JTA) — Fred
Leuchter, who manufactures
gas chambers for states with
capital punishment but
claims the Nazis never used
them to kill Jews, was or-
dered to trial May 9 to face
charges of violating a
Massachusetts statute that
bans the practice of engi-
neering without a license.
Malden District Court
Judge James Killian re-
jected a motion Feb. 19 for
dismissal filed by Mr.
Leuchter's attorney, Texas
lawyer Kirk Lyon, whose
other clients include the Ku
Klux Klan and assorted
white supremacists and neo-
Nazis.
The dapper 47-year-old Mr.
Leuchter came to court
under heavy security guard.
It was his fourth appearance
and, as on the previous occa-
sions, it turned into a con-
frontation between Holo-
caust deniers and outraged
Holocaust survivors and
their friends.
About 30 Leuchter fans
sporting "free speech" arm-
bands carried signs reading
"The Holocaust is Dead"
and "The Jewish Sataniza-
tion of America."
They sang German na-
tionalist songs, hurled
taunts at the Holocaust sur-
vivors and scuffled with
about a dozen members of
the local Jewish Defense
League.
Three men were arrested
when someone tried to burn
an Israeli flag.
One was a JDL member
charged with assault and

battery and disorderly con-
duct. The other two,
Leuchter supporters, were
hit with the same charges.
Leonard Zakim, regional
director of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, said he was troubled
by the circus atmosphere. He
called the Leuchter sup-
porters the "anti-Semite
Hall of Fame."
Although the charges
against Mr. Leuchter, which
carry a maximum three-
month jail sentence and
$500 fine, have nothing to do
with his revisionism, Mr.
Zakim is convinced the trial
will be a history lesson about
the Holocaust for many peo-
ple.
"The eventual verdict will
be less important than the
messages the case has
brought to the surface," he
said.
German-born anti-Nazi ac-
tivist Beate Klarsfeld of
Paris agreed, saying said the
issue is not simply whether
Mr. Leuchter practiced en-
gineering without a license.
"The issue is to demolish
his image as a so-called ad-
viser to American prisons,
and to show him as the man
who is the denier of the
Holocaust," said Ms.
Klarsfeld, who helped track
down Klaus Barbie and
other Nazi war criminals.
"He has to understand
that in denying the Holo-
caust he cannot remain un-
punished," she said, adding
she hoped to attend the trial
in May. The Klarsfelds live
in France.

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Saudi Envoy Predicts
Ruin Of Pro-Iraqi Arabs

Los Angeles (JTA) — Arab
leaders who sided with Iraq
will go under with Saddam
Hussein, according to Saudi
Arabia's ambassador to the
United States.

Taking off his diplomatic
gloves, Prince Bandar ibn
Sultan described Palestine
Liberation Organization
leader Yasir Arafat as a
"clown," King Hussein of
Jordan as a "goner" and
Yemen's President Ali Ab-
dullah Saleh as "an illit-
erate man."

Signaling a radical change
in Saudi Arabia's longtime
policy of building an Arab
consensus, the diplomat said
that all of Saddam Hussein's

supporters would share in
his defeat or be stripped of
all influence in the Middle
East.
The one exception, Prince
Bandar said in a luncheon
interview with the Washing-
ton bureau of the Los
Angeles Times, was the Pa-
lestinian people. They,
though not their leaders,
would be forgiven, because
"they are not against me,"
the prince said. He excused
their support of Iraq by say-
ing, "they are just
frustrated, and they want
anything to happen that
could move something." He
added that he was convinced
the Palestinians are
"sobering up."

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