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Wolfgang Fröhlich - Fearless Warrior for Truth


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    [Note: The case of Wolfgang Fröhlich is shocking, horrifying, unbelievable, infuriating and so much more. His is one of the best examples of a thought crime. In fact he's been jailed for 14 years for giving his opinion. Below is an article which sums up this travesty. To make matters worse, Wolfgang is a super cool guy. Write him and show your support - his address is at the bottom of the article.]


    Article from Smith's Report #216 here:


    Revisionist Persecution and Prosecution

    14 Years’ Imprisonment for Wolfgang Fröhlich in Austria

    by Roberto Hernandez

    Wolgang Fröhlich

    In Europe, Holocaust denial is illegal in 14 nations. The broad definition for Holocaust denial for these laws is the denial of the systematic genocidal killing of millions of ethnic minorities in Europe (including Jews) by Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.

    That kills any possibility of free analysis outside the orthodoxy of the Shoah narrative. There is no doubt, according to the legal definition, that the orthodox narrative of the gas chambers and the horrific deaths of six million Jews are absolutely incontestable. All is true. If you dare to go into this “solved” historical problem with a Descartian attitude, that is, to allow doubt to filter into the narrative, to question purported facts, to do your own research on matters that are supposed to be unquestionable, then you will have to face the Law, at least if you announced your findings to be known by others, as one might any scientific research outcome in this era.

    Legislation protects this historical narrative and will not allow any scrutiny by any scientific methods. Austria is among those fourteen nations in Europe which punish the “doubters.” In Austria, the curtailment of free expression and the blow to liberty started with the Verbotsgesetz 1947 Act (Prohibition Act 1947) , the first legislation in this country which had the aims to dismantle any organizations of National Socialists and prohibited any of these political groups to exist or reassemble.

    Needless to say, regardless of your political position, this was a strong violation of human rights. But in 1992 the Verbotsgesetz was amended. This amendment to the Verbotsgesetz enacts further the prohibition of Holocaust Denial as well as the deliberate minimization of any Nazi atrocities. Also, upon this amendment, the Austrian Supreme Court stated that any reasoning or argumentation concerning the Nazi genocide and the Nazi crimes against humanity is not admissible evidence in court… so there is no chance of making a case in court, in Austrian territory, that there are some pretty interesting and unsolved problems in the orthodox Holocaust historiography—or using these arguments for your own defense in a trial, had you been accused of Holocaust denial—just as is today.

    One well-known figure who has contested the Shoah narrative and has been punished for it, in Austria, is the Austrian engineer Wolfgang Fröhlich. Among his credentials is to be a specialist in constructing gas chambers for pest control and exterminating microbes. Among other activities, he participated in a 1998 Swiss trial as an expert witness for the defense in the Jürgen Graf/Gerhard Förster trial.

    In this trial, Fröhlich’s brief introduction noted that his fields of expertise were process engineering and gas applications. He told the court that he had carried out numerous gassings to exterminate pests and infectious microbes. Apparently, instead of these credentials helping the defense and positioning him as a key expert on this subject, they created a real problem for him.

    The court did not like what he had to say about the impossibility of mass gassing as it is told it happened to millions in the incontestable Holocaust narrative. Here I reproduce part of his dialogue with the prosecutor at this trial in 1998 in a Swiss Court:

    - Aufdenblatten (Prosecutor): “In your opinion were mass gassings with Zyklon B technically possible?”

    - Fröhlich: “No.”

    – Aufdenblatten: “Why not?”

    – Froehlich: “The pesticide Zyklon B is hydrocyanic acid absorbed in a granular-shaped carrier substance. It is released through contact with the air. The boiling point of hydrocyanic acid is 25.7 degrees [Celsius]. The higher the temperature, the more rapid is the rate of evaporation. The delousing chambers in which Zyklon B was used in NS [German wartime] camps and elsewhere were heated to 30 degrees and higher, so that the hydrocyanic acid would be released rapidly from the carrier granules. However, in the half-underground mortuaries of the Auschwitz-Birkenau crematories, where witnesses claim that mass killings with Zyklon B took place, the temperatures were very much lower. Even if one allows for the warming of the spaces by the body warmth of the hypothetical prisoners, the temperature would not have been more than 15 degrees, even in summer time. Consequently, it would have taken many hours for the hydrocyanic acid to evaporate. “According to eyewitness reports, the victims died very quickly. The witnesses mention time frames of ‘instantaneous’ to ‘15 minutes.’ To be able to kill the gas chamber prisoners in such a short time, the Germans would have had to use ridiculously large amounts of Zyklon—I estimate from 40 to 50 kilograms for each gassing. This would have made any work in the gas chamber fundamentally impossible. The special-detachment [Sonderkommando] people, whom the witnesses say were assigned the task of clearing out [dead bodies] from them [the gas chambers], would have collapsed immediately upon entering the rooms, even if they were wearing gas masks. Enormous amounts of hydrocyanic acid would have streamed out into the open, and would have poisoned the entire camp.”

    (For further inquiry into this trial consult The Journal of Historical Review, vol. 17, no. 4 (July/August 1998; codoh.com/node/2756)

    The Prosecutor not only did not like what Froehlich had said in court, he also threatened him with prosecution. In 2001 after the publication of his 368-page book Die GaskammerLüge (The Gas-Chamber Lie) he had all the attention of the Austrian authorities.

    On 21 June 2003 he was arrested in Vienna, and in September 2003 he was sentenced to three years in prison, two of which were suspended, for violating the Verbotsgesetz. In June 2005, he was indicted for sending 800 CDs titled Gaskammerschwindel (Gas-Chamber Hoax) to individuals across the whole spectrum of Austrian society, and was re-incarcerated on August 29, 2005. Judge Claudia BandionOrtner subsequently sentencing him to two years in prison and revoked the suspension of the previous sentence, hence Fröhlich had to serve an additional four years.

    However, Austria’s Supreme Court suspended 29 months of this sentence, hence Fröhlich had to serve “only” 19 months. In December 2006, shortly after his release from prison, Fröhlich participated in the first Holocaust conference in Tehran, but in spite of complaints to the authorities, he was not prosecuted.

    In August 2007, however, during his probation period, he called upon a member of parliament and the provincial governors to abolish the Verbotsgesetz. For this and for his “Holocaust denial” he was sentenced by Judge Martina Spreitzer-Kropiunik at the Vienna Regional Court for Criminal Matters, on January 14, 2008, to four years in prison plus 29 months from the revoked probation, a total of 6 years and 4 months.

    His appeal was dismissed. Austrian courts are less “tolerant” than German courts on the violation of its statutes on Holocaust denial. Austria, with its Verbotsgesetz law, is perhaps the worst country in which to doubt the orthodox narrative of the Holocaust and seek historical truth and accuracy, outside the religious myth and taboo that protects the Holocaust as a whole, as one would think is imperative in a modern democracy.

    By 2010, Fröhlich, 59, had already served a total of six and a half years in prison. But while still in prison, he was sentenced to two more years in prison for sending from his prison cell letters to National Council President Barbara Prammer (SPÖ), Cardinal Christoph Schönborn and others arguing that the mass extermination of Jews with Zyklon B was technically impossible, the number of victims of six millions “the most heinous fraud in the history of humanity.”

    This isn’t the end of this terrible story, though, and with this, we come to the reason why we write about Fröhlich in the first place:

    On July 9, 2015, the Krems District Court under Presiding Judge Dr. Gerhard Wittmann sentenced Wolfgang Fröhlich to another 3 years in prison – half a year before he was slated to be released! This time he had been indicted by prosecutor Elisabeth Sebek for sending letters from his prison cell to the Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann as well as to other personalities and to the Austrian newsmagazine Profil. In these letters, he had expressed once more his opinion that the Holocaust could not have occurred as usually asserted.

    So let’s make a tally:

    2003: 3 years, all served

    2005: 2 years, all served

    2007: 4 years, all served

    2010: 2 years, still serving

    2015: 3 years, still serving

    This is a total of 14 years in prison, and with such a record chances are slim that any part of this term will ever be suspended on probation.

    With that total, Fröhlich surpasses the sad record of Horst Mahler in Germany, who is still serving a cumulative prison term of 13 years and 3 months for his highly controversial but ultimately peaceful dissent (although he didn’t just “deny”, he also justified the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., and the Third Reich’s racial and anti-Semitic measures, plus recommended repeating them in part).

    Knowing Fröhlich, who gets more and more upset the more he is persecuted, he probably will never shut up and will spend the rest of his life in prison, from where he will keep writing letters that will get him in trouble.

    To paraphrase Robert Faurisson, putting a canary into a cage isn’t going to stop it from singing its songs – maybe unless the evidently incompetent prison authorities start censoring his letters and prevent any “illegal” statements from reaching the outside world. That would keep Fröhlich out of trouble at least while he’s behind bars.

    *Above article used with permission from https://codoh.com/

    Mario Romanet


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    [Note: Way back in 2001, when Mourning the Ancient was a wee six years old (3 years online), a Peruvian band called Psicorragia sent us a CD for review. It was amazing stuff. We interviewed the bass/vocalist Mario Romanet shortly after. We usually thank the people we interview by sending them something, in this case we sent Mario a Mourning the Ancient T-shirt. Recently Psicorragia released another CD after many years and I was sent a copy by my old friend I hadn't talked to in over a decade. He told me he still had the old Mourning the Ancient shirt. At my request, he took a photo for me. So, from Peru with love and from Psicorragia with hate!]

  • Here are some pictures of me sporting the new Psicorragia shirt!

    [Below: Mario holding a special Mourning the Ancient edition of a 'zine from Germany.]

    The dream that never died


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    [Note: I found this post on a Mongolian basket weaving forum and thought it was succinct and very well written.]

    Where's My Skin


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    [Note: Here's an old 'zine someone sent me recently from around 2002. It's a fairly large magazine with 89 pages. It has various interviews, tons of reviews, articles and the usual 'evil' pictures interspersed with random pornography. So I guess everything needed for a healthy growing boy. I miss these old 'zines, they are such a snapshot of the times.]

    [Below: Opening page]

    [Below: Your typical Brittany Spears 'RAPE THESE' picture]

    [Below: Some Finnish porn. Finland has produced some of the coolest black metal ever. Stuff like Beherit and Barathrum, just to name a few.]

    [Below: The first page of an Arkhon Infaustus interview - a great French band.]

    [Below: A page of some of the many reviews. Abyssic Hate are a great act, although I haven't heard them in years.]

    [Below: 'zine back]

    [Below: I guess we found out where the missing skin is... wow, this is pretty crazy stuff. People think these pictures were taken by a Chinese cannibal, but who knows? Truly disturbing pictures. Try to enjoy your life while you still have it. I know in today's world it may be difficult, but you never know when some crazed cannibal is going to come and skin you, eat you, and post the pictures for people like us to gawk at on the internet.]

    Always remember, this woman would have looked at these pictures and would have been as grossed out and disturbed as we are. And who doesn't always tend to think 'it'll never happen to me' and that it always happens to the other guy. Well sometimes that other guy is you. Bon appetite, internet.

    The Worms Crawl In

    'Don't you ever laugh as the hearse goes by,
    For you may be the next one to die.
    They wrap you up in big white sheets
    and cover you from head to feet.
    They put you in a big black box
    And cover you with dirt and rocks.
    All goes well for about a week,
    Until your coffin begins to leak.
    The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
    The worms play pinochle on your snout,
    They eat your eyes, they eat your nose,
    They eat the jelly between your toes.
    A big green worm with rolling eyes
    Crawls in your stomach and out your sides.
    Your stomach turns a slimy green,
    And pus pours out like whipping cream.
    You'll spread it on a slice of bread,
    And that's what you eat when you are dead.'
    -of unknown origin. It was a popular song sung by soldiers during World War I, and was also later popular as a children's song!

    Harley Poe made some interesting changes to the chorus of the song:

    And the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
    They crawl all over your dirty snout.
    Your chest caves in, your eyes pop out,
    And your brain turns to sauerkraut.

    They invite their friends and their friends too,
    They all come down to chew on you.

    And this is what it is to die,
    I hope you had a nice goodbye.
    Did you ever think as a hearse goes by,
    That you may be the next to die?
    And your eyes fall out, and your teeth decay,
    And that is the end of a perfect day.

    Tales of the Macabre


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    [Note: Another old fanzine has crossed my path, this time it's Tales of the Macabre #4. This 'zine, from Germany and edited by someone named Costa Stoios, is from the mid-1990s. Lot's of great bands are interviewed within its pages - Nifelheim, Absu, Conqueror, Barathrum, Root, Bathory, Cianide, Deceased, Mortem and more. There are also TONS of CD/demo/'zine reviews. This 'zine's been dead for years now, but it really was a a great effort. The editor had great taste and his love for real music showed.

    [Below: Back]

    [Below: The mighty Barathrum!]

    [Below: Bathory! (part one)]

    [Below: Bathory! (part two)]

    Nature's Gift


  • A good communist...

    [Note: A friend of mine sent me this wonderful picture of a dead communist. Many thanks mighty hunter Earl!]


    In 1967, Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz was asked what it felt like to take a human life, to which he replied:
    'I wouldn't know, I've only ever killed communists.'

    [Below: Rafal Ganowicz]

    In 1965 Ganowicz fought communist forces in the Congo, where he commanded his own battalion.

    In 1967 he continued his personal war against darkness and fought communist forces in Yemen. While there he trained local fighters to fight Soviet Union backed communist forces. One of his stunning credits during this time was shooting down a MiG aircraft piloted by one of the leaders of the Soviet military in Yemen.

    [Below: And lastly, whoever this cool bastard is.]

    Opera IX


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    [Note: Opera IX was formed way back in 1988 and although the band has had extreme line-up changes, it's still around. The most important change was the loss of singer Cadaveria in 2002. The release that followed Cadaveria's departure, 'Maleventum', was a pretty good album, but it wasn't Opera IX. Like so many bands, without the singer you're used to, the band is never the same.
    I'm a big fan of Opera IX's 1995 'The Call of the Wood' and to a lesser extent 1998's Sacro Culto. We interviewed Cadaveria back in the day and she was a super cool and down to earth person.
    All of this aside, however, the magic of Opera IX didn't follow her when she left the band to pursue a solo career. Reminds me of so many before her - Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden), Liv Kristine (Theatre of Tragedy), Cronos (Venom), etc.]

    [Below: Gothik - 1990 demo]

    [Below: The Call of the Wood - 1995]

    [Below: Two additional unseen photos from the shoot above from a 2019 LP version of The Call of the Wood released by Iron Tyrant Records.]

    [Below: Sacro Culto - 1998]

    [Below: The Black Opera - 2000]

    [Below: Anphisbena - 2002]

    [Below: 90-92-93 The Early Chapters - 2007]

    [Below: Strix: Maledictae in Aeternum - 2012]

    [Below: Opera IX, without their singer Cadaveria. There actually pretty good, although it's not Opera IX without Cadaveria.]

    [Below: And then there's...]

    [Below: Freddy Krueger???]

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