The Year 2018 at Castle Hill Publishers
It has been an absolutely crazy year at Castle Hill Publishers. We released 28 new books or new editions of older books; we released 73 slightly revised versions of books already in print; we released a number of video documentaries and brief video clips promoting some of our new publications. And we put back into print a series of promotional material.
The year started with the release of the first-ever German print edition of John Ball’s trail-blazing book on air-photo evidence. Since preparing this edition resulted in a number of improvements compared to the then-current English edition, we took that opportunity to launch a new English edition for that book as well. Also in January, we put into print an updated version of a text written in 2005 by Italian scholar Carlo Mattogno on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the occupation of Auschwitz by the Red Army: Auschwitz: A Three‐Quarter Century of Propaganda (for the German edition see May).
After over a year of struggling to get Mattogno’s monograph on the Auschwitz-liar Miklós Nyiszli translated from Hungarian and Italian into English with the selfless help of a competent volunteer, the book finally saw the light of day: An Auschwitz Doctor’s Eyewitness Account. Parallel to this laborious project being concluded, we prepared a video documentary on occasion of the anniversary of Amazon’s epic mass murder of revisionist books back in March 2017. Both the book and the video on that fateful event were released just a week prior to its first anniversary: The Day Amazon Murdered History (see here for the video).
Two volunteers signed up to translate to German our documentary on The First Holocaust. In early 2018, we finished this video project within a few weeks. Parallel to it, we also released an updated and expanded new edition of the German-language book on that topic: Der erste Holocaust. We moreover started updating our promotional print material. The first released was our impressive 4-color brochure Holocaust Skepticism. Also in March, we received back Carlos Porter’s English translation of Carlo Mattogno’s book on the Einsatzgruppen. Working on this book, which came initially with 1,000 pages and 2,500 footnotes, has been the main focus of this year. However, this project was interrupted twice.
The first interruption came in April, when our print-on-demand partner announced that, during the months of April and May, they will waive all fees on submissions of revised production files for books already in print. Their fee for this usually equals their set-up fee for new books, which means that we normally wait for enough necessary changes to accrue before we decide to publish a completely new edition as a new book. But with all fees waived, we decided to give almost all of our books in print a facelift – 85 of them! In all of them, we updated our company’s information included on each book’s imprint page, and we replaced the ad section at the end of the book with the most-recent version. All typos and other trivial errors contained in the books that we were aware of were also fixed in the process. For twelve of the books concerned, the changes were not trivial but rather included giving them a more modern or up-to-date cover design, adjusting the format to our 6”×9” standard, and making amendments to their contents. This concerned many German-language books of the series Holocaust Handbücher that had been published before this series was even established. You can find a list of the 12 new editions created in that context on the Home page of our website, entries added on May 9, 2018.
After this updating frenzy and in order to reflect these revisions, we also reissued all PDF files of the Holocaust Handbooks (German and English) which can be downloaded free of charge. The old PDF files had been produced as print-production files, hence their text was not searchable, they had no bookmarks, no interactive table of contents, and only some of the internet links contained were clickable. This has now been amended. In addition, we started bringing all the Kindle eBook files up to date with the revisions made to the 85 books mentioned, and also to have them all converted to the ePub format (zipped html), but that project stalled when the second disruption happened in June (see there).
Also in April, we released new versions of Bradley Smith’s classic leaflet The Holocaust Controversy (available also in German: Die Holocaust‐Kontroverse), as well as a print-version of our 8-page brochure on the series Holocaust Handbooks (also available as a letter-size flyer).
In May we went back to working on the Einsatzgruppen book, while also releasing a number of German-dubbed revisionist documentaries which had been submitted to us by an anonymous volunteer several years ago (see the list below for details). At about the same time, we issued an improved version of David Cole’s classic video on his 1992 visit to Auschwitz. Also released during that month were two German-language print publications: our 16-page 4-color promotional brochure Holocaust Skeptizismus, as well as the book Auschwitz: Ein dreiviertel Jahrhundert Propaganda (equivalent to Auschwitz: A Three‐Quarter Century of Propaganda).
We released only one item during this month: a completely redone and drastically improved German version of Anthony Lawson’s revisionist documentary Holocaust, Hate Speech & Were the Germans Really So Stupid? As we wrapped up that project, our printer announced that they would waive all set-up fees for new books during the month of July. Hence, editing the Einsatzgruppen book was suspended once more, and all the book-publishing projects that had been shelved for years for lack of profitability were now put back on the table. This concerned primarily a number of German-language revisionist classics, old reprints of which we had been selling for years (mostly produced by the Belgian foundation of blessed memory Vrij Historisch Onderzoek, whose stock we bought when the foundation was dissolved). Looking at sales figures, we compiled a priority list, and then pushed for as many of them to be published in new editions as we could within the tight time frame of just eight weeks. The reasoning behind this is that books sitting on our shelves can only be sold to customers who visit our online shop or contact us directly, while books we put back into print are introduced into all available national and international sales and distribution channels, hence are in theory available everywhere – until Amazon & Co. hits the censorship button, that is… But still, their censorship kills the book “only” for some 50% of the market, while not having them in that market in the first place makes them practically invisible for anyone not already patronizing us.
The result of this publishing frenzy is shown as entries for July in the below list. The booklet Auschwitz: forensisch untersucht (Auschwitz: Forensically Examined) is actually a completely new book, as the quality of the original 2007 edition was too poor to even bother with it. An English translation of this new book already exists and will be released sometime in 2019.
That month also saw the release of a new member of our series Holocaust Handbooks, German version, Jürgen Graf’s work on witness testimonies and perpetrator confessions on Auschwitz. It has already been translated to English, and we are currently working on it, hoping to release it in January or maybe February of 2019. We also released an updated, 3rd edition of Don Heddesheimer’s The First Holocaust this month, since it came free of charge…
No news. No, we were not loafing. Plowing through a 1,000-page, 2,500-footnote book took time, but we finally did it:
We finally wrapped up Carlo Mattogno’s third “Überwerk”, The Einsatzgruppen in the Occupied Eastern Territories: Genesis, Missions and Actions…, and we also released a new (4th) edition of Germar Rudolf’s documentary The Chemistry of Auschwitz, after the BBC had intervened with YouTube to have the 3rd edition of this documentary removed from circulation claiming that their copyright had been infringed upon. We had used 57 seconds of their 2-hour-and-20-minute documentary 14 Days in May, showing a test gassing of two rabbits. To circumvent any future abusive copyright claims, we changed that section and stuck it to them by documenting how they tried to censor us!
The Year 2018 in Summary
- Air‐Photo Evidence, 5th ed., book and promotional clip
- Luftbild‐Beweise, book and promotional clip
- Auschwitz: A Three‐Quarter Century of Propaganda, book and promotional clip
- An Auschwitz Doctor’s Eyewitness Account, book and promotional clip
- The Day Amazon Murdered History, book and video
- Holocaust Skepticism, introductory brochure
- Der erste Holocaust, 2nd edition of the book, and the equivalent video
- The Holocaust Controversy, flyer
- Die Holocaust‐Kontroverse, flyer
- Holocaust Skeptizismus, German introductory brochure
- Auschwitz: Ein dreiviertel Jahrhundert Propaganda
- Issuing revised, updated versions of 85 books, 12 of them as new editions
- Cole in Auschwitz, remastered video
- Auschwitz: Die erstaunliche verborgene Wahrheit, German-dubbed video
- Buchenwald: Eine Idioten-Sichtweise des Bösen, German-dubbed video
- Nazi Shrunken Heads (NS-Schrumpfköpfe): Ein 24-Minuten Film über Lügen, mit denen Kriege gerechtfertigt werden, German-dubbed video
- Ein Drittel des Holocaust: Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, German-dubbed video
- Auschwitz: forensisch untersucht, new edition
- Die Auflösung des osteuropäischen Judentums, new edition
- Schuld und Schicksal, reprint
- Was ist Wahrheit?, annotated reprint
- Das Drama der Juden Europas, annotated reprint
- Eine Zensur findet statt!, new edition
- Auschwitz: Augenzeugenberichte und Tätergeständnisse des Holocaust, new book
- The First Holocaust, 3rd edition
- The Einsatzgruppen…, new book
- The Chemistry of Auschwitz, documentary, 4th edition