by Paul Eisen
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Ernst Zundel is, in my view, the greatest dissident of our time.
I’d read about Ernst and I’d written about him, but it was only two years ago that I met him. He was soft-spoken, kind and gentle but every so often you could see the flash of steel. He’d just been released from prison and was engaged in rebuilding his ancestral home. It’s a peasant’s house in the Black Forest, in the heart of Germany – and it had housed his woodcutter father, his large family and the young Ernst.
Never have I seen an edifice so rooted in the land. Like Ernst himself, it seemed to grow out of the soil.
In this documentary, you will meet an entirely different Ernst Zündel — not the “hate-spewing” firebrand a poisonous mainstream media has painted him to be, but the sensitive, creative artist who spent one-tenth of his life incarcerated for his outspoken political convictions on behalf of his demonized people — and still retained his extraordinary spirit of defiance.”