He believes that you, the Australian taxpayer who has been paying his TPI (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated) War Pension since 1975, should know the truth.
Alexander C McClelland was amongst the first to volunteer in WW2 at Newcastle in 1939 and given the Army Number NX732 after fighting as a Bren gunner in 2/1 Inf. Bn 6th Div in North Africa, Greece and Crete. Wounded and became German POW for 4 years, during the last 3 months of WW2 incarcerated in the top security Gestapo section called The Small Fortress of Terezin Concentration Camp, with the end result of being the last Australian POW of Nazi Germany liberated on 7 May, the last day of war in Europe. While awaiting repatriation from UK he was given 28 days solitary in Chatham Detention Barracks.
After being overseas in UK, Canada, USA and The Bahamas he returned to Australia in 1970 to find his Army Records were false.
Not one word about the Nazi Concentration Camp or the English Detention Barracks where he spent 28 days in solitary before returning to Australia. Strangely enough his Army Record contained reports of each time he had diarrhoea. The Government doctors, going on these false records, told him that if he continued to tell people that he had been in a Nazi Concentration Camp and Chatham in UK he would have to be put in a place to receive special treatment. This frightened him very much, since apparantly no-one believed him. Instead they believed the falsified Army Records.
Faced with the choice of spending the rest of his life in a mental institution for telling the truth, or exile, he chose the latter (in UK and Greece).
So his fight for justice begins...
With the help of Airey Neave Barrister MP, who was the first British Officer to escape from Colditz in Nazi Germany and other WW2 heroes. It took 18 years to convince the Australian Government that he had been telling the truth.
Extracts from THE ANSWER - JUSTICE
The hair stood up on the back of my neck, I thought, 'Good God, here I am in ex-Nazi Germany in the Senior Public Prosecutor's office in Dortmund. Here is the evidence that Christopher Skase and thirty businessmen in Sydney, the Jewish gentlemen who put up the money, for - Where Death Wears a Smile - was a fabricated lie. Here is the evidence that the murder of forty Australians never happened, except in the brain of one Czechoslovakian Jewish gentleman.'
Obviously they had been watching me because Herr Schacht came in to the room and shook my hand and looked into my eyes and said 'Good Luck' in perfect English. I wandered out of that place in a bit of a daze. I went out of the door and thought, 'Where did I park my Kombi?' I was really shocked. I turned around the corner and, strangely enough, ran into Schacht again. He saw that these three affidavits had really stunned me.
I decided to head for England as fast as I could. I drove from Dortmund to Zeebrugge and I arrived about 6am in the morning at Dover. I immediately drove to where Frank lived and showed him the three affidavits. As they were in German I wanted a 100% correct translation, which he was able to do. Frank had copies of the newspaper articles written by Paul Rae, and a copy of the video Where Death Wears a Smile. I was amazed a couple of days later when he rang me up and told me that Rae had taken one sentence out of one affidavit and one out of another. In other words he cannibalized the three affidavits, which 'proved' there was the murder of 40 Australians and New Zealanders, so that formed one affidavit for the documentary, the same one being used in the papers. I couldn't believe it so I went over to Frank's place, and he showed me. It was word perfect where Rae had taken out one sentence from each affidavit to make up the evidence. I could hardly believe that Rae, or the people who put up the money for that documentary, would stoop so low.
This documentary, Where Death Wears a Smile, was shown on Channel 7 and 10 networks in Australia, and then in America and eventually in Germany, and many other countries as being the true story of Australians in Terezin Concentration Camps. It successfully Australianised the Holocaust. I was determined to expose Rae, Christopher Skase who controlled Channel 7, and the thirty Jewish businessmen of Sydney who put up the rest of the money for this hate-promoting documentary. There is no room for these people in our democratic society.
The heart of the documentary of Terezin was irrefutably false. It suddenly dawned on me; what about the claims made about other concentration camps like Auschwitz in Poland? I had to 'Fight On' as Wings Day had advised me in 1973. These evil people had to be exposed to the world. I owed it to my friends in Australia, to Scotty, to Frank Harrison, Airey Neave, Wings Day, Dr Eberhard and many other good people who had helped me so far.
On 31st May in the Australian Jewish News was an article by Professor Bill Rubinstein, formerly of Deakin University in Australia, about the book Hitler's Willing Executioners. It was a scathing attack on key elements of Daniel Goldenhagen's book. As Professor Rubenstein has candidly admitted, in Quadrant (Australia, September 1969), "If the holocaust can be shown to be a Zionist myth the strongest of all the weapons in Israel's armory collapses."
Also on 31st May in the Jewish Chronicle, London, was the headline 'Wiesel tells UK audiences - Do not get obsessed with the Holocaust'. Holocaust author Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been the chief promoter of the Holocaust tale since 1945.
In the UK Jewish Chronicle I read the following article: "Battle over use of Anne Frank's name. An unseemly international argument has erupted over the commercial use of Anne Frank's name, between the Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam and the Anne Frank Fund in Switzerland. The Swiss court refused to intervene and ruled that the two sides should attempt to settle their differences amicably. The Dutch people I had questioned about the Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam had been proved right.
December 5th : A Jewish Chronicle headline: 'Absolute unity on gold dispute', a claim by Greville Janner, now Lord Janner, who said, "We have absolute Jewish unity." What else?
19th December: A Jewish Chronicle headline: 'Senator urges Israel to block sales to USA. California Senator Dianne Feinstein this week urged the Israeli Primer Minister to block exports to the U.S. of military-style assault weapons such as the Uzi and Galil semi-automatic weapons, the kind of weapons used by drug dealers.
Ms Feinstein was responding to a report that state-owned Israeli military industries hoped to sell 10,000 or more of these weapons on the U.S. market.'
Also in December 1997 the editorial of Australia Jewish News ran as follows: 'The Americans are finding themselves increasingly discomforted by charges of double-standards as they attempt to insist on full Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions while at the same time refusing to insist on similar compliance with Israel.
March 6th 1998, in the Jewish Chronicle, 'Holocaust Revisionist draws Arab support. A French intellectual who questioned the existence of gas chambers was fined £14,000 this week by the Paris Court of Justice. At a conference in Cairo Mr Garaudy said, 'In France you can attack the Pope, or President Chirac. The important thing is not to criticise Israel or else you are lost.' The media is 95% in the hands of Zionists, he claimed.
The wife of the United Arab Emirates leader, Sheik Zayyed Ibn Sultain Al-Nahayan, has offered Mr Garaudy a gift of £30,000 to pay the fine. Revisionists of the holocaust myth in the past have had to face the immense wealth of Zionist organisation. A no win situation. Hopefully the tide has now turned for Historical Truth. Hysterical myths have, in the post-WWII years, been classified as 'Truth', and of course 'Politically Correct'. But according to Australian-Jewish writer Gerard Henderson 'History means telling the Truth'. I agree with him 100%.
From the Southern Cross, in the UK, on the 15th if April 1998: "From the pulpit comes a message for the PM of Australia, John Howard, 'Show Us Leadership'. An open letter, signed by Reverend Costello, A Melbourne Baptist Minister; The archbishop of Perth, Dr Peter Carnley; the Catholic Bishop of Darwin, Ted Collins; and the President of the United Church Assembly, warned that the world would view a double dissolution poll over the rejection of the Wik native title changes as a racial election."
I do not forget the message from the pulpit at the local Presbyterian Church where I lived in Australia, prior to WWII, in 1939. "It is your duty to God, King and Country, mothers and sisters, to go away and destroy this evil Nazism which is against God and all religion. I could not help but notice on the German dead and, as a POW, on live soldiers, that on their belt buckle was 'Gott Mit Uns', meaning 'God is with us'. How strange for a nation and regime which was against God and religion. SO much for the propaganda - and who benefits from it?
As Professor W D Rubenstein of Australia states, in 1979, "If the Holocaust can be shown to be a Zionist myth, the strongest of all weapons in Israel's propaganda armoury collapses."
The book The Darkest Chapter by Israeli author David Ben-Dor claimed that, "Yad Vashem - Jerusalem Holocaust Memorial was created as a money making business." He said, 'We call the ones that killed us Nazis; we take money from the Germans' Holocaust Heroes. Martyrs Memorial Day is little more than a Reparations Celebration.' Germany, until 1997, has paid reparations to the Israeli Government and the Jewish people of over DM 100 billion, since the end of WWII in 1945.
The last volume of Winston Churchill's memoirs was published in 1954, nine years after the war, and after the last of the Nuremberg Trials were long over. What did he have to say about the six million? Nothing. There is plenty about the persecution of Jews in Hitler's Germany, but nothing about gas chambers. If it were true that tens of thousands of Jews a day were being gassed, as it is frequently claimed, could he have ignored it? Bear in mind, too, that London was cracking German codes, and that Churchill was loyal to the Zionist cause.
It is a fact too that the Polish Government-in-exile was in touch with events in Poland. It had spies in Auschwitz as early as 1940 and published a newspaper called the Fortnightly Review. But there was no mention in it, until May 1945, when the war was over of any mass extermination of the Jews. It should also be remembered that Churchill's special scientific advisor was Professor Lindeman, a Berlin Jew, who instigated the bombing of civilian targets in Germany. After the war he became Lord Cherwell, for 'services rendered' to the UK.
Israel's Prime Minister accuses the Palestinians for breaking agreements, which is a barrier to peace. He very conveniently forgets the 97 UN resolutions his country has broken by non-compliance. The late Chaim Bremant, Jewish Chronicle columnist, in reference to the attempt on the life of a Hamas official in Jordan, denounced it as an act of International Terrorism, which is what it was. Netanyahu emphasised he had acted to protect Israel's security. And if opinion polls are to be believed he has the majority of the population of Israel behind him. He is destroying the hopes of peace and has brought about short-term disasters with the prospect of long-term calamities. It is certain that Tony Blair, Prime Minster of the United Kingdom, has it right, and puts it bluntly but accurately: "Peace failure in the Middle East poses a Global Threat.
PRESS STATEMENT BY ALEXANDER McLELLAND,
March 1997 Former Prisoner of War, Teresienstadt (Terezin) Concentration Camp, 1945. History means telling the truth. But attempts to "Australianise" the Holocaust are leading further from the truth and more into the realms of promotion of racial hatred - against the Germans and those who assisted them. The Australian-made documentary film "Where Death Wears a Smile (The Smiling Face of Auschwitz)" won the award for best political documentary at the New York Television and Film Festival in 1985. But the evidence of the murder of 40 Australian POW's in Terezin (also known as Teresienstadt) Camp in 1945 by Waffen SS troops, was completely false. The crux of the documentary was an affadavit which the film-makers claimed was held at the War Crimes Archives in Dortmund, Germany. They claimed the affadavit was signed by "a Czechoslovakian Jew" who was the sole witness to the slaughter of the Australians in the small forest near the camp. But when I went to Dortmund to see this affadavit I discovered that there was no such thing. On the contrary there were three separate affadavits signed by a Morris Mittelman, which were mutually contradictory. The filmmakers had taken excerpts from each of the affadavits to 'prove' their story, ignoring the remainder which proved it to be false.
Another example is the book "Stoker" written by Australian Donald Watts (with assistance from journalist Dorian Wild) and published in 1995. The book was given prominent coverage in major Australian newspapers but my research indicates that, although the book was sponsered by John Saunders AO, the benefactor of the Sydney Jewish Museum, there was NO coverage of "Stoker" in the Australian Jewish News. Could this be because the AJN recognised it for a fraud and would not support it? It is interesting that on 23 March and 7 April 1995, just before "Stoker" was published on April 15, the AJN featured a photograph of a scale model of Crematorium 2 at Auschwitz-Birkenau on display at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, USA. The scale model shows that Donald Watts' ghoulish descriptions of mass disposal of bodies are myths. I have spent the past 25 years researching the facts of the Holocaust in war archives throughout Europe and I am astonished that the blatant lies in "Stoker" have not been refuted.
Watts for example claims that he was a stoker of the fires for the crematorium, using logs of fir trees cut down near the camp. Technical information on the crematorium shows beyond doubt that they were COKE fired, not wood fired. There are numerous other obvious errors in 'Stoker'. Watt insists he pushed huge logs into the ovens, but the photographs of the crematorium ovens - including one in "Stoker" itself - show that the furnace stoking doors were small, less than half a metre across.
Watt asserts that bodies were pushed down a chute to the crematorium furnaces. He claims one person had a long pole with a steel plate on the end with which he shoved bodies in, 'as they built up, in a sort of log-jam at the entrance'. The photographs show that in fact the bodies were placed into the furnaces one by one. German records show that it took 1 to 2 hours to burn a single body. Then the ovens had to be cooled between each cremation for 2 hours. Watt claims wagons of bodies were "pushed at regular intervals from the gas chamber to the furnace". But Watt admits on page 104 that the gas chambers at Birkenau were underground. The bodies were put in a purpose-built elevator and lifted, one at a time. They were then put onto trolleys and placed on rollers which slid them into the crematorium retorts - each of which held one body at a time.
On page 98 Watt claims that 600 or 700 Jewish women were placed in cages and the SS removed their blood with "big syringes" each day, until they were too sick to give any more. "When that happened they were taken to the gas chambers and a fresh lot of women put into the cages." Watt himself admits that he never saw this activity taking place, but "heard about it from other prisoners". He also saw "the corpses, with their arms and bodies covered in puncture marks". Anyone who has given blood knows that to get blood requires tapping into an artery. Bodies "covered in puncture marks" are a sick fantasy. Last July 19 the AJN carried an article by Bernard Freedman about my research.
Mr Freedman quoted Major-General Digger James of the RSL as stating he had never heard of myself nor the Small Fortress Association, representing ex-prisoners of war at Terezin, of which I am a secretary. I saw Digger James on February 13 and showed him the article; he was annoyed and said, "I never said that. These people never approached me." It is time that the Jewish community of Australia purged its ranks of the people promoting racial hatred, at the expense of the truth. Failure to do so could cause a severe backlash against the Jewish people if they are shown to be complicit in falsifying history, especially to innocent school children.
Letter from Alexander McClelland to The Prime Minister of Australia, on the 10th February 1997.
The Prime Minister, Hon John Howard, Parliament House Canberra 2600. Dear Prime Minister, Last May I wrote you an open letter about my personal experiences as a prisoner of war of the nazis and my subsequent research, over more than two decades, into the Holocaust. I am sorry that at that time I was unable to give a permanent address because I was leaving to return to Crete.
Because of this you may have felt that I was somehow a 'crank' and should not be taken seriously. I am also concerned that a report about my previous submission to you, in the Australian Jewish News of July 19 said "the Prime Minister's office was still searching for the letter at the time of writing (of the article)". In case my first letter did go astray, I have now come back to Australia to pursue my interest in this matter.
I intent to remain here until my research has been made public so the Australian people can make up their own minds. Given your record on the need for freedom of speech and open debate even on sensitive subjects, I hope that you will have an open mind about this material and consider it as a serious contribution to a historical debate. My greatest concern is that the truth is being subverted and even lost amid a tide of propaganda which is becoming more and more outlandish.
I must state now that I am not an anti-Semite. I am not pro-German either, I am simply pro-truth. It is a matter of great regret to me that the whole issue of the Holocaust has now become so political, dare I say politically correct, that to even question its details is to be branded as a racist. This subject is far more of a sacred cow than immigration. Australia has become the world's leading nation in promoting racial hatred by people claiming to be Australians. For example, the promoter and producers of the documentary 'Where Death Wears a Smile' shown worldwide and the book 'Stoker', also being published worldwide, are using the good name of our tolerant country as a base to promote their evil racial hatred worldwide.
Their distortions have been accepted as truth and are being taught to innocent children in schools to convince them that some people - Germans - are evil by their very nature. I feel sorry for the two Australian ex-servicemen, namely Walter Steilberg and Donald Watts, both in ill health, who assisted with this film, and book. But they should not have allowed themselves to be manipulated by people promoting racial hatred in our very tolerant society.
Why was there no mention in Australian Jewish News of "Stoker", a true story of an Australian in a Nazi death camp, although other major newspapers publicised it? Could it be that the Jewish leaders in Australia were aware that the book was basically fiction and refused to endorse it, but at the same time allowed it to be released to well meaning Australians as the truth? The laws which have been passed in this country should be used to protect the silent majority from these people as they are used against others who promote hatred. As the democratically elected leader of our country we depend on you and your Government to protect our children from base propaganda.
Yours sincerely, Alexander McClelland.
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