PROTEST AGAINST NEXT SATURDAY’S HOLOCAUST DENIAL CONFERENCE IN
Please join the Simon Wiesenthal Center in urging Italian Prime
Minister Silvio Berlusconi to ban an international conference of
antisemites, neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers and speakers who promote the ‚big lie‘ that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were carried out by the United States and Israel. The gathering is slated for next Saturday, October 12, 2002 in Verona, Italy.
Organized by the neo-Fascist Trieste-based Nueove Ordine Europe, the conference, „In Memory of the Millions of Civilian Victims
of the Democracies and Their Lies“ includes veteran neo-Nazi activists,
Holocaust revisionists, and supporters of Osama-Bin Laden.
The Center is urging Prime Minister Berlusconi to personally speak out
and launch the necessary measures to stop this international
hatefest. In addition, the Center is demanding that Italian authorities
arrest and deport any speaker who is a fugitive from justice in
Please act now! Make your voice count. Time is of the essence
Saturday, October 5, 2002
Dear Prime Minister Berlusconi:
We join with the Simon Wiesenthal Center in demanding that Italy not
permit itself to be a venue for an international meeting of
neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, racists, and Jew haters. At a time when
the civilized world is under attack from the threat of terrorism
and violence, such a gathering will only bolster the forces of
We therefore urge the government of Italy to do everything in its power
to ban an international conclave in Verona, next Saturday,
October 12, 2002.
The Center’s letter to Prime Minister Berlusconi:
September 13, 2002
Mr. Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister
Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Dear Mr. Prime Minister:
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has learned that an international conference
is to convene in Verona on 12 October, entitled ?In
Memory of the Millions of Civilian Victims of the Democracies and Their
Organized by the neo-Fascist Trieste-based Nuovo Ordine Europeo, the
speakers are to include:
·Ahmed Rami, who fled from Morocco to Sweden after his assassination
attempt on the late King Hassan. He has been convicted in
Stockholm for incitement on his Radio Islam, and is currently again
·Ahmad Soroush Nejad of the Neda Institute in Iran.
·the Swiss organizers of a Holocaust denial conference scheduled for
last Spring in Beirut, but cancelled by President Rafiq Hariri.
These are Rene-Louis Berclaz of ?Verite et Justice? and veteran neo-Nazi
activist Gaston-Armand Amaudruz.
Other Nuovo Ordine Europeo international supporters include:
·the revisionist Jurgen Graf, who fled a Swiss court and now resides in
·Frederick Toben of Adelaide, Australia, released on bail from a German
court. A notorious apologist for Osama Bin-Laden.
·Russ Granata, an American who insults the memory of 9/11 victims in
claiming the attacks were organized by the United States and
Israeli intelligence services.
On this anniversary of the mass murder of innocents in New York and
Washington, D.C., we appeal to you to take all necessary
measures to ban a gathering that is an abuse of Italian hospitality, and
can only encourage the forces of hate, violence and terror.
We also urge your authorities to arrest those fugitives from justice who
might enter Italy for this hatefest and to hold them for
extradition to those countries where they are sought for trial.
Mr. Prime Minister, by such measures, Italy can take the lead for Europe
in the war against terrorism.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Associate Dean Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles
Dr. Shimon Samuels
Director for International Liaison
Simon Wiesenthal Center, Paris
cc: Rabbi Marvin Hier
Dean and Founder
Simon Wiesenthal Center Los Angeles
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