Will Zuzak; DESCHENE.004 = 1993-02-06 letter to Munter; 1993-10-01
Dear Subscribers:
     The following letter to Mr. Munter of the German Canadian Congress was 
sent in response to a negative reply to my earlier letter to the various 
ethnocultural communities. For your information, there was no response 
from any of the other ethnocultural communities:
February 6, 1993 

Mr. Alex Munter
81 Hewitt Way
Kanata, Ontario
K2L 3R2

Dear Mr. Munter:

     I am rather confused by the confrontational tone of your
letter dated Jan. 17, 1993 (postmarked Jan. 26), since it appears
to have little relevance to the contents of my letter to Kim
Campbell which I forwarded to you. My response in this letter
will adopt a similar tone.

     Despite your assertion, I am not aware that the Canadian
government knowingly allowed German war criminals into Canada. If
you are referring to the 71 German scientists and technicians
brought to Canada just after the war, it is my understanding that
investigations by the Deschenes Commission could not confirm any
involvement in war crimes or crimes against humanity on their
part. It is, perhaps, true that German citizens were given
preferential treatment in being allowed to immigrated to Canada
since World War II. However, this was on grounds of compassion
and of their excellent qualifications and not because they were
war criminals. Nevertheless, if you have specific knowledge of
people within the German ethnic community who participated in
such crimes, you should feel morally obligated to inform the
Canadian War Crimes Unit.

     It is noble of Mr. von Weizsacker to accept responsibility
for German involvement in war and violence in the past. However,
I would suggest it would be more relevant if he would address the
need to grant citizenship to the "gastarbeiter" who have worked,
lived and raised families in Germany for decades.

     Please be assured that I have no intention "to excuse or
minimize the evil of the Holocaust". As a result of Hitler
successfully promoting the evil concept of "ubermenschen" and
"untermenschen", tens of millions of people perished during the
Holocaust of World War II. The "unspeakable brutality" to which
you refer was perpetrated by participants on both sides of the
conflict on each others military personnel, as well as the
civilian population caught up in the arena of war. Unfortunately,
the infamous Nurnberg War Trials, where the "victors" wreaked
vengeance on the "vanquished", concentrated only on the
atrocities of the German side and ignored those of the Allied
side. Not one person on the Allied side was ever tried and
convicted of war crimes, although there was massive evidence in
this regard. Evil in any form must not be excused or minimized to
suit a particular political agenda.

     In my letter to Ms. Campbell, I listed 7 points associated
with the Deschenes Commission, the succeeding war crimes
legislation and the Canadian War Crimes Unit, which I perceive to
be "evil". And this evil is being perpetrated here in Canada in
honour of the victims of the Holocaust, who, I suspect, would be
turning in their graves if they knew that innocent people are
being persecuted in their honour.

     Your refusal to be involved in safeguarding the rights of
Canadians is tantamount to sanctioning the corruption of the
Canadian system of jurisprudence in the same manner as occurred
in the United States by the OSI, as so clearly illustrated by the
case of John Demjanjuk. I cannot believe that the majority of
German-Canadians would support your stand. If you personally do
not have the moral courage to stand up for justice, the German-
Canadian Congress should at least inform and consult its member
organizations on the issue.

     I apologize for the harshness of this letter and sincerely
hope that you will reverse your stand.

Sincerely yours

William Zuzak, Ph.D., P.Eng.

c.c. German-Canadian Congress
     German-Canadian organizations
Will Zuzak; DESCHENE.004 = 1993-02-06 letter to Munter; 1993-10-01