Fredrick Töben reviews Gerard Menuhin's new book

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2016-01-09 11:29

Gerard Menuhin: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil

A review by Fredrick Töben

The book has no chapters but divides into four sections, which makes for challenging reading:

I–to p 162: Thwarted: Humanity’s Last Grasp For Freedom;

II–to p 294: Identified: Illumination Or The Diagnostic Of Darkness;

III–to p 366: Extinguished: Civilization;

IV–to p 457: Final Stage: Communist Vassalage.

Section I: Thwarted:

Humanity’s Last Grasp For Freedom

The heading conveys a grave, almost certainly a pessimistic message, and so with pencil in hand I begin to read through the section and immediately notice how Menuhin’s autobiographical account of his awakening to the German problem begins at home in England between the expressed views of his mother and father on the gassing allegations. His mother reminds him that had he been about in Germany during the war, then he would have been gassed, while his father, Yehudi – 1916-1999, the world renowned violinist – never talks about the war. This creates a conceptual dissonance that is further accentuated through Menuhin spending a year at the primary section of the private Salem boarding school at Lake Constance where he feels the German children around him are just like any other children. And later he also realizes that it does not make sense to him that a highly cultured nation, such as Germany has always been, could have become a part of a genocidal plan to exterminate the Jews. The final straw moment, so to speak, occurs when he is engaged in cleaning up his late grandparents’ home and finds copies of Gerhard Frey’s National-Zeitung.

In this weekly Munich-based nationalist newspaper he finds that his grandfather, Moshe Menuhin, 1893-1983, had written regular columns for Frey’s paper. In 1965 his grandfather had also come to prominence by publishing the explosive book: The Decadence of Judaism in Our Time, wherein he claims that Zionism as a political movement enslaves Jews to anti-Semitism and racism.

As the chronological narrative progresses it becomes obvious to the reader that here is a person who has seriously reflected upon the 12-year National Socialist history of Germany, and especially upon the development of the Holocaust narrative. For the die-hard Revisionist it is good once again to see how this narrative of the six million killed Jews was developed very early, just after the turn of the 19th century. So, only half a century after the matter was fixed in legal concrete by the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal’s lynching frenzy, the actual “Holocaust protection laws” are enacted in various European countries.

Menuhin writes:

Those 6 million had to disappear in “burning ovens.” So 6 million Jews had to be gassed and end up in burning ovens to fulfill the prophecies and satisfy the Talmud Torah dogmatism – a necessary adjunct to the financial entrepreneurs – of Israel’s legitimacy, according to their covenant with their God. – p 12.

He cites from the 1985 Toronto Ernst Zündel trial where then considered credible eye-witness Rudolf Vrba and expert historian Raoul Hilberg are effectively demolished. It is the last time in the world where the factual claims made by any Holocaust survivor or historian are subjected to cross examination. From then on it is deemed to be an insult to question any aspect of the narrative for truth content.

Of interest is how Menuhin’s reflections on the past are brought up to date by his weaving into the narrative continuous snippets, sometimes as single items, then also as a collection of items, entitled Memo(s)from today.

His first Memo from today, at page 25, introduces a seemingly unrelated story about Martin Amis, son of Kingsley Amis, who has to date written inconsequential novels, and now surprisingly has produced his first novel about “the Holocaust” – The Zone of Interest. Here is a brief summary of the book:

The Zone of Interest is the fourteenth novel by the English author Martin Amis, published in 2014. Set in Auschwitz, it tells the story of a Nazi officer who has become enamored of the camp commandant's wife.

Now Menuhin’s caustic remark about Kingsley’s latest book is telling because as a native English writer, Menuhin expects Kingsley’s command of the best universal language, English, to be almost perfect – with hard work, of course:

Junior does share one quality with his late father; he likes to wrestle with major political issues, without understanding their nature … Senior was a serious novelist of undeniable stature; Junior is just a short writer who takes himself too seriously; a lightweight who tries to engage with weighty subjects. Belatedly, but expediently for a New Yorker, he has discovered the “Holocaust,” a theme of greater interest if of a slighter substance than the state of his teeth, one with which he had previously been associated. – p 25.

After this brief interlude by focusing on a “wordmongerer” Menuhin plunges into the depth of his topic by focusing on the expression “emigration” and “extermination”, quotes from TAZ, the Berlin’s daily newspaper of 24 May 1995, which reveals that the Yad Vashem memorial site had been planned as early as 1942, then hits the first bulls-eye:

A good lie takes time to plan, and this was a very good lie; one which a defeated and demoralized enemy was in no position to refute. Misrepresent the purpose of a conventional delousing gas at the concentration camps, inflate the figures of typhus, typhoid and malnutrition deaths in the latter months of the war to match a symbolic figure, support with endless faked and staged photographs, purposely edited films and statistics, “find” a few “eyewitnesses” among the “survivors” – and the improbable becomes fact. Indeed, in the Nineties, it allegedly became offenkundig (common knowledge), an expression the German courts use themselves, when condemning courageous disputants to jail sentences of five years or more., for having indulged in Orwell’s “thoughtcrime,” just as the Inquisition convicted Galileo for daring to assert that the earth moves around the sun and not vice versa. Incidentally, it is said that Torquemada shared his ancestry with those who tyrannize Germans today. – p 26-27


Menuhin realizes how shonky such legal reasoning as Offenkundigkeit – taking judicial notice – really is:

In fact, an assertion of common knowledge is not a fact but only an opinion about a fact and so no proof at all – p. 27

He cites proof that the official story is a lie by referencing the serious material produced about the Holocaust by Rassinier, Faurisson, Rudolf, Leuchter, Graf, et al, then claims his second bulls-eye:

…but the most convincing proof of this can be imputed from the lasting benefits these events [he includes the N.Y tower incidents of 2001, refusing to call it 9-11] have brought their perpetrators and propagandists. (“Cui bono?”) – p 27.

His second Memos from today, is also instructive. In More propaganda from the cottage industry, Menuhin quotes Aristotle:

“Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society”, which he links to the “European Statute of Tolerance’s Section 7 seeks to criminalize hate crimes, incitement to violence, group libel and overt approval of a totalitarian ideology, xenophobia, anti-feminism or anti-Semitism, among other offenses, and details that “juveniles convicted of committing crimes listed [above] will be required to undergo a rehabilitation program designed to instill in them a culture of tolerance.” P 28-29


The third Memo from today is dated 4 April 2015 and Menuhin expresses his disdain at learning that pupils at the music school founded by his father, Yehudi Menuhin School, encourages students to visit Auschwitz. He asks:

Why should Jews continue to expend so much energy and money on “Holocaust” propaganda? They have already induced most leaders of governments, major companies, and ambitious public personalities to accept their views, but maybe they still fear the few informed voices which persist in exposing the historical truth, especially in education. – 31-32.

Another Memo from today features a transcription of an NBC News item of 26 January 2015, wherein a 90-year-old, Gena Turgel, recounts how she escaped the Auschwitz gas chamber as well as testings by Mengele! At Bergen Belsen she shared a barrack with dying teenager Anne Frank. Today she still wears a lot of perfume because this helps her block out the stench of the camps. And she still suffers because the Germans shot her 17-year-old sister, Miriam, for smuggling food into Plaszov, who used to sleep with her on the left side. Today she still feels a constant chill along her left arm. Tears well in her eyes but they do not fall because “to cry in Auschwitz could have you shot.” Menuhin sums up the pathetic fabrication in this Memo thus:

Auschwitz + 6 million + gas chamber + Anne Frank + Mengele = death march? Overdoing it? Not as long as there’s a gullible audience.- p 39

The Memo for today at page 41 is explosive in content in so far as it reveals in what kind of straightjacket Germans find themselves:

Critical voices in Israel warn that a new generation of Germans might call for a normalization of relations with Israel and might not want any longer to support Israel unconditionally despite the historical guilt of the Holocaust. (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, February 27, 2014)

Israeli writer Chen Ben-Eliyahu wrote in an op-ed column for Israel National News [that] Israel will reverse the “final solution”: “Twenty to 30 atomic bombs on Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Dresden, Dortmund and so on will assure the job gets done. … And the land will then be quiet for a thousand years.” (, March 11, 2015.


What some readers will now find disturbing is how Gerard Menuhin successfully rehabilitates the common image the world has of Adolf Hitler – absolute evil incarnate. Many Germans have attempted to do this without success. We recall how Austria is still holding Wolfgang Fröhlich, among others, in prison on a charge of attempting to rehabilitate “Nazism”! And Germany’s Section 130 of the Criminal Code – defaming the memory of the dead – has subjected Horst Mahler to 12 years’ prison.

Menuhin asks simple questions:

Did Hitler have a sense of humour? Not only did he have a sense of humour, he was not above making fun of himself; … Did he respond to beautiful things, to art, architecture, to music, to books? …His personal library is estimated to have encompassed 16,300 books. …He was immune from the blandishments of unearned recognition. …No more suitable individual could have led a country, particularly Germany, at that time. No member of the established section of society could have succeeded where he did;

He then makes a detailed reference to Hitler’s Sportpalast speech of 10 February 1933, stating:

This hour-long speech is recommended to anyone who understands German. Its passionate condemnation of all that was wrong then rings as true now as it did in 1933 and is therefore a telling indictment of the false progress civilization has made since them. Its ardent faith in a better future is overwhelmingly convincing.

Menuhin even takes the sting out of National Socialist’s alleged “racism” by citing from Norman Cantor’s book, The Sacred Chain. A History of the Jews, where it is clearly stated how -

racism is itself a central doctrine in traditional Judaism and Jewish cultural history. The Hebrew Bible is blatantly racist, with all the talk about the seed of Abraham, the chosen people, and Israel as the light to the other nations. Orthodox Jews in their morning prayers still thank God daily that he did not make Jews ‘like other people on earth.’ - p 107

Of course, philosopher Martin Heidegger also expresses Jewish racism quite succinctly in his recently released Black Books, which caused him to be accused of making “anti-Semitic” statements:

The Jews, with their marked gift for calculating, live, already for the longest time, according to the principle of race, which is why they are resisting its consistent application with utmost violence.

Menuhin then continues to narrate his detailed and multi-layered comprehensive view of how Hitler and Germany slipped into a war they did not want but which Churchill and the Allies and international Jewry-global capitalism so desperately wanted:

It is a wonder that Hitler prevailed as long as he did despite this constant betrayal, sabotage, and corruption, and further proof of the trust in him of the vast majority of German citizens. Present generations have been re-educated to dignify these traitors as “the resistance”. … These developments are an early example of coercive diplomacy, followed by active regime change. Interestingly the policy of the representatives of the British Empire/City of London closely resembles that of the U.S.A. today. Presumably, this is no coincidence, as the driving force behind each remains the same. – p 131.


Ballot paper of leaving the League of Nations

As Part One concludes the reader will further discover interesting snippets of historical significance not found in traditional views of this period of history. Menuhin’s grasp of this vexed topic is multi-layered and he succeeds in clearly fleshing out the German-hatred as expressed by those who saw themselves representing mainstream Judaism. Among other things, World War Two was thus a war between Germanism and Judaism, which Richard Wagner had already faced during the 1850s. The implied theme here is that Judaism has latched on to the Germanic mindset as has been revealed through the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, on whose foundation, for example, the European Union rests.

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[I am skipping now to a passage from Section IV - Final Stage-Communist Vassalage 

You can read the entire review in the Adelaide Institute Newsletter 919, January 2016.]

Toben writes: 

Instead of detailing his self-reflective exposé any further I shall conclude the review of his book by quoting five paragraphs at length. This should animate anyone interested in this subject to get the book so as to enable the reader, directly and unmediated, to experience Gerard Menuhin’s insightful and delicate mind at work.

So, for about four years, I tried to correct the record, or more precisely, I joined the band of so-called “Revisionists” who proclaim their controversial conclusions. A complete waste of time and energy and dangerous into the bargain. You cannot reverse with words, however sincere and persuasive – even with evidence – the effects of the intrigues and deceptions of centuries, nor elucidate for the uninformed the driving force behind them: an eternal and institutionalized hatred and envy of those with roots and culture.

If you are Jewish yourself, and you point the finger at Jews for their skullduggery, you must either be insane or hate yourself, or possibly both, they say. You hate them, so you hate yourself. Hmmm. The only sense I can make of this is that, having recognized the terrible harm Jews have done to the world and continue to do to it, some Jews hate themselves for being Jewish. Well, that may indeed be so. The first “Jewish self-hater” may have been the Judean Jesus himself, the itinerant preacher who castigated the money-lenders, thus revealing to the Pharisees that he was not the useful leader they had been expecting, and sealing his fate. In my case, as I’ve said, not being actually a Jew according to their laws, I can’t hate myself for this. Hatred is, in any case, a consuming emotion and thus an unhealthy one.

However, it is hard not to hate them for destroying ancient regions I would have liked to visit: Lebanon, Syria, Libya; or for their rootlessness, for their parasitism, for their inhumanity, for their perpetual lies, for their lack of a credible culture; for ruining my world, a world of natural and man-made beauty, through wars and endless avariciousness – for absolutely no reason at all except to gain control of it, through a so-called New World Order, leading to a Jewish World Government. “We will have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest.” (Paul Warburg, co-founder of the Federal Reserve, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, February 17, 1950.)

As an aesthete, I am repulsed by their severe appearance deficit (the more symmetrical physique of some Israelis only emphasizes their Khazar ancestry.) Their character must imbue their countenance: ugly thoughts, ugly names, ugly language, ugly people. (Constant lying in their cause must uglify too, look at Merkel.) “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7). “The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe onto their soul! For they have rewarded evil unto themselves.” (Isaiah, 3:9).

Hollywood Jews, of which ever gender have often had their names altered and their features regularized, of course, so that they have become unrecognizable, but the basic orthodox Lumpen Jew, with or without black hats and sidelocks, to be seen hanging around the synagogue or the airport, waiting for others of his ilk to arrive, his bloated stomach forcing his white shirt to hang over the trousers of his black suit, is an odious creature. Here you have him, stuffed with kosher food, every pore exuding otherness. (On the subject of food, it is revelatory to inform oneself about the Kosher tax imposed on a very large number of domestic products, including many non-food items. Companies that object to this uniquely Jewish protection racket are labeled “anti-Semitic”.) This is a malevolent pest on the move, in body as in mind. These are just the foot soldiers of the cause and expendable, but their presumption betrays the ever-increasing success of their masters. – p 388-89.

His final words are telling:

Yet, as the German saying has it: “Truth obligates; who keeps silent concurs. – Wahrheit verpflichtet, wer schweigt stimmt zu. Peace between humans should be the norm on Earth. Yet to achieve this normal state requires all our energy. My father said: “Peace may sound simple – one beautiful word – but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.” My father tried to generate peace with his music. I have inherited a duty to do the same in the only way I can.

– and Gerard Menuhin has magnificently succeeded in fulfilling this monumental task of telling the truth by writing a book about it and thereby also keeping the flame of hope alive.

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Fredrick Töben

Adelaide – 5 January 2016