Though not quite as busy as 2018, the year 2019 was again a very productive year at Castle Hill Publishers. We released 10 new books and 8 new editions of older books; furthermore, we released eBook formats of some 30 titles, which are now for sale at our shop, and for the very first time we also released audio books. Here are the details:
Right on the first day of 2019, we released a book which has been sitting on our computers, ready to go, since late spring of 2018: An introduction to, and update of, Jean-Claude Pressac’s Magnum Opus Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers, as Volume 42 of our prestigious series Holocaust Handbooks. The project was initiated by a small German publishing company who wanted to get Pressac’s famous 1989 book of the same title back in print, but with an extended update and correction based on the latest research result. Unfortunately, this project first stalled and then seems to have died, as the owner of that company developed massive health and legal problems. We’re still hoping to have the German edition of this book released some time in 2020, and maybe we even managed to dislodge the original project.
Originally planned for 2018, the English translation of a small German booklet summarizing forensic research into Auschwitz titled Auschwitz – Forensically Examined was delayed by a translation by a non-native volunteer which required a partial re-translation to make it readable and enjoyable. Now, instead of having to plow through many hundreds of pages of specialized Auschwitz studies addressing chemical, toxicological and cremation aspects, you can simply pick up this booklet and swiftly get the gist of it all.
Some translations of interesting revisionist books were prepared by volunteers in the early 2000s and have been accessible online at www.vho.org in html format ever since, but they never appeared as printed books. Steffen Werner’s book The Second Babylonian Captivity, is one of them, and after some soul searching about whether or not to put a book originally published in 1990 back in print, some of whose contents are by now somewhat outdated, we decided to give it a green light, accompanied with an introducing preface pointing out the weaknesses of the book in the light of almost 30 more years of research. We also released a new edition of the original German book, Die zweite babylonische Gefangenschaft, which was banned and burned by the German government in 1993. March 2019 also saw the release of a new German edition of Auschwitz: A Three-Quarter Century of Propaganda (Auschwitz: Ein dreiviertel Jahrhundert Propaganda), after Amazon had banned it in January 2019 when the sales of this book skyrocketed in Germany. So we stuck the new edition right back in there, showing what effect Amazon’s censorship had on the sale of this book: it led to an almost complete collapse of all sales outside of our own direct sales. That new edition was banned by Amazon a short while later as well, though…
Furthermore, we released a small booklet containing two theater plays written by Gerard Menuhin, titled, Lies & Gravy: Landmarks in Human Decay. It’s kind of a shrinking violet…
Probably after some Jewish lobby group twisted some arms, our credit-card processing partner dropped us without notice in early April, leaving our customers with only very limited means to pay for their orders, hence our turnover from book sales, the main source of income for both CHP and CODOH, collapsed that month. We scrambled to find a replacement, but around the same time, our programmer informed us that family and professional obligations force him to take a back seat in our activities for a while. So in addition to searching for a new credit-card processing partner, we also ventured out to find another programmer who could help us with our manifold challenges in keeping our various webs services up and running. In spite of all this additional hassle, we managed to release during that month the 5th (!) and completely revised edition of Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom’s best-selling book Breaking the Spell, a short while later followed by the first-ever German translation (Der Fluchbrecher). We moreover released the first of a series of new books by Dr. Thomas Dalton on the Jewish question: Hitler on the Jews, and we managed to put Barbara Kulaszka’s seminal work on the Second Zündel Trial (Did Six Million Really Die? Report of the Evidence in the Canadian False News Trial of Ernst Zundel – 1988) back into print with a new edition, making the book available, for the first time, through all worldwide sales channels. (Zündel’s original 1992 edition was basically only sold by him directly from his home in Canada, and by anyone reselling it for him.) We gave it a more descriptive title, though: The Second Zündel Trial: Excerpts from the Court Transcript of the Canadian “False News” Trial of Ernst Zündel, 1988.
In May 2019, we released the second book of the above-mentioned series by Dr. Thomas Dalton on the Jewish question: The Jewish Hand in the World Wars. That month also saw all our YouTube channels cancelled without notice, with a ban to ever reopen any accounts with them again. It was the end of our successful multi-year outreach campaign using our various promotional video clips and educational documentaries. Our back-up account with Vimeo was cancelled only a few weeks before that, so we were left standing with nothing for a while. We are currently using Bitchute as an alternative (see Sonico’s account on CODOH’s activities farther below), but viewing rates there are only a tiny fraction of what they used to be on YouTube, and our visitors there are mostly from the “community.” As a result, our various projects to steadily create more contents suddenly collapsed, since preaching to the choir, which posting our stuff on our own sites and on Bitchute basically boils down to, isn’t a wise way of investing our limited means.
During June we worked on a number of books, all of which crossed the finish line only in July or August, respectively: Dr. Dalton’s third book on his Jewish series: Goebbels on the Jews, and the long-awaited English translation of Jürgen Graf’s thoroughly updated and expanded 1994 classic on witness testimony of Auschwitz, forming Volume 36 of our Holocaust Handbooks: Auschwitz: Eyewitness Reports and Perpetrator Confessions of the Holocaust. We also issued the German translation of Carlo Mattogno’s fat book on the gas chambers of Auschwitz (Die Gaskammern von Auschwitz, Holocaust Handbücher, Volume 22), and since we were at it…
From August through early November, we were mainly working on getting a completely revised and updated edition of Dissecting the Holocaust in both German and English ready for print – a mammoth project which was actually started in 2015! – and when taking a break from this project while our volunteer editors were proofreading the results in October, we created eBook editions of 27 books for which we never offered eBook versions before. This includes interactive PDF files, Kindle files and zipped-up html files (called ePub). The background to this is the fact that, since June of this year, our programmers have been working on enabling us to sell eBook and audio book downloads through our website. After a number of teething problems, that feature was finally launched in early October, and we subsequently posted all these books in a frenzy which made some visitors to our shop wonder what the heck was going on…
We also finally managed to post for sale the five audio books which had been created by our various narrators during the past year or so:
- The Holocaust: An Introduction
- Debating the Holocaust
- Auschwitz: A Three-Quarter Century of Propaganda
- The Day Amazon Murdered History
- Holocaust Skepticism
One more is already almost finished, but needs still some TLC: Lectures on the Holocaust. Plans are to wrap up this project in early 2020, and to have a page on the shop’s website dedicated to posting only audio books.
In November, 25 years after the first German edition was published, the all-new edition of Volume One of the Holocaust Handbooks, Dissecting the Holocaust, finally hit the road, together with the German equivalent (Der Holocaust auf dem Seziertisch). That month also saw the release of a slightly corrected German edition of Richard Tedor’s Hitler’s Revolution, and the release of an eBook straggler that didn’t make it over the finish line in October (Who Started World War II?).
We are currently working on the 4th, completely revised edition of Dr. Dalton’s Debating the Holocaust and its German translation (Holocaust Handbooks, Volume 32), as well as another addition to Dalton’s Jewish series titled Eternal Strangers. Dalton has requested a release date of 2020 for these three books, so we’ll wait with them until then…
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Looking forward to 2020, two German translations are in the making – Volumes 35 (Rudolf Höss) and 39 (Einsatzgruppen) of the Holocaust Handbücher – as well as a number of English language books required to close some gaps in the numbering of this series: Volumes 34, 40 and 41. In addition, the book on The First Zündel Trial, featuring the unabridged trial protocols, is making good progress, which should come out in the spring of 2020. And needless to say, that intrepid, indefatigable Carolus Magnus keeps churning out books, which we’ll put into our grinder as soon as we can get our hands on them. For all the rest, you’ll just have to wait and be surprised…
Germar Rudolf, Dec. 7, 2019