Received by email from Karl Huttenbauer:
In 1983, Mahmoud Abbas, a.k.a. Abu Mazzen (Arafat’s PLO Deputy), submitted his doctoral dissertation to his Russian mentor Dr. Yevgeny Primakov at the Moscow based Oriental Institute; an event unnoticed beyond the Iron Curtain.
For over a decade, Dr. Abbas successfully concealed the ‘subject matter’ of his academic labors in Russia from prying eyes of Westerners. Only after the collapse of the USSR did Dr. Abbas emerge from the shadows, rising into prominence through involvement in the ‘Oslo Process’ (even garnering a Presidential invitation to join Arafat at the White House for the ‘peace accord’ ceremony).
In January 1995 (a date coinciding with ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of the ‘liberation’ of Auschwitz) a member of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on a visit to Amman, discovered Dr. Abbas’s ‘terrible secret’ in a local bookstore display, namely, a 1983 Arabic rendition of his thesis entitled, “The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and the Zionist Movement”.
In this edition Abbas “refers to well-known Holocaust deniers (including Robert Faurisson, member of the Occidental Institute for Historical Review – Editorial Advisory Board), raises doubts that the gas chambers were used for extermination of Jews; claiming that the number of Jewish victims were wildly exaggerated in order that the Jews may achieve greater gains in the post-war distribution of the spoils”.
Abbas queries “the number of Jewish deaths during World War Two, maintaining that those who did succumb were victims of a joint Nazi-Zionist Plot”. On the other hand he is absolutely convinced that “of the 40 million war dead, the German people sacrificed (sic) 10 million, the Russians 20 million and the rest were from Yugoslavia, Poland and other peoples”.
Hence the Primakov-Abbas interpretation of history contends that “the Russian and German peoples combined suffered the major catastrophe (Naqba in Arabic) in a war incited by the Roosevelts, Churchills and of course the Jews.
Abstracted from – “Holocaust Denial Nexus” – Klinghofer Editions 2003