Holocaust denier who attacked Elie Wiesel is now suing 80-year-old woman

Eric Hunt’s attorney in his Elie Wiesel trial called him mentally ill and not a hate monger.

“He’s recovered.” Said attorney John Runfola.  “He’s not a Holocaust denier.”

This non-hate monger, Holocaust believer now filed a lawsuit in Broward Circuit Court against 80-year-old Irene Weisberg Zisblatt claiming that her memoir ‘The Fifth Diamond: The Story of Irene Weisberg Zisblatt” is full of “vicious lies” and “fantastical tales”.

Zisblatt’s memoir recounts her ordeal while in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II.

Holocaust denier Eric Hunt

Holocaust denier Eric Hunt

Hunt’s claim is that her book turns Jews into haters and torments non-Jews.  Is his implication that Zisblatt and Wiesel have tormented him while simultaneously making Jews hate him?

In Hunt’s libel suit, he is demanding a jury trial and punitive damages of “not less than $60 million.”

Hunt is a convicted felon of a hate crime so it seems shocking if this case ever gets to trial since it obvious that his anti-Semitic views are behind this suit.  It will be up to Circuit Judge Peter Weinstein.

“Zisblatt blatantly stole other Jewish people’s experiences during World War II and passed them off as her own in order to further the Jewish political agenda and profit off of these fantastical tales,” Hunt, who is representing himself without an attorney, wrote in his lawsuit. “The defendants must not go unpunished for tormenting Gentiles and instilling hatred in Jews using such hideous lies.”

In addition to Zisblatt, the defendants include Steven Spielberg (Zisblatt appeared in his 1998 Academy Award winning documentary “The Last Days”),  Gail Ann Webb (Zisblatt’s co-author), Authors & Artists Publishers Inc. of New York and its CEO, Joan Mayor.

Hunt attacks Wiesel

On February 1, 2007, Eric Hunt attacked Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel in an Argent Hotel elevator in San Francisco.

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

Wiesel was attending an interfaith conference at the time.

Hunt pulled Wiesel from the elevator on the sixth floor.

Hunt, who had pleaded insanity, was convicted on one of the charges – the felony hate crime charge of false imprisonment – and was sentenced to two years.  He was credited with the 18 months already served and good behavior.  He was also ordered to undergo psychological treatment.

Apparently, this didn’t work.

At sentencing, Hunt apologized and said he had suffered a “severe mental breakdown.  I had been sucked into anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on the Internet,” Hunt said in August 2008. “I don’t believe any of that garbage now that I’m taking my medication.”

Maybe he stopped taking his medication.

Hunt had been charged with a total of six felonies.  He was also convicted of two of the other charges – battery and elderly abuse which was cut to misdemeanors after the jury rejected hate crime enhancements for them.

I’m surprised that the jury would reject this as a hate crime especially since the case involved Hunt trying to coerce Wiesel to renounce the Holocaust and Hunt later boasted about the attack on Holocaust denier websites on the internet.

When police had found Hunt after the Wiesel attack, he was at a mental health treatment center in Belle Mead, NJ..  Before the attack, Hunt had also stalked Wiesel in Florida.

Stupid or proud?

Five days after Wiesel was attacked, a man identifying himself as Hunt posted a detailed account of the crime on several anti-Semitic and anti-Israel Web sites. That account matched a description of the attack police provided a few days later. In the online post, Hunt said he cornered Wiesel, the author of more than 40 books based on his Holocaust experiences, to force him into admitting that the Holocaust never occurred.

Frank Hunt, Eric’s father said, “I think he might be mentally ill.  I’m worried about his mental health.”

Mentally ill or a nasty son of a bitch bigot?  You decide.

I guess the endless hours of video and the infinite number of pictures don’t offer enough proof to those intent on hating Jews.  There are so many websites that spew this hatred and what I find amazing is the high number of liberal and well-known websites that permitted hate to be shared in their comment boards.

Here are some pictures – I guess the deniers are calling this photoshop work before there was photoshop.

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Holocaust 2

Holocaust 3

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Holocaust denier sues Pembroke Pines survivor and author, 80 – South Florida Sun-Sentinel – 19-OCT-2009

Man, 22, arrested in N.J. in Wiesel attack – San Francisco Chronicle – 17-FEB-2007

Jury convicts man in attack on Elie Wiesel: Defendant guilty of a felony hate crime, two misdemeanors – San Francisco Chronicle  – 22-JUL-2008

Wiesel’s Wispy Whacker Pleads Wacky – SF IST – 29-NOV-2007


4 responses to “Holocaust denier who attacked Elie Wiesel is now suing 80-year-old woman

  1. people are stupid and ignorant, these individulas are getting famous for denying the torture and horrors that took place to millions of men women and children. i guess watching all those cgi based horror films and playing video games makes people feel less compassion when they see pictures of the terrible things humans are capable of. there is no convincing these people they are the ones that would probably line up for their uniform if another Reich should ever come to exist and be full of enthusiasm when they are asked to drag people to their death. education from early years MUST take place to teach children of the past and show them tolerance as well as what happens when humans are allowed to act as if they are rulers in hell.

  2. Mariana,
    Being from an earlier generation, I did grow up with violence in cartoons and in movies.
    My biggest concern with regards to today’s generation is the lack of respect:

    Television programs portray children as smart, bratty and cocky. Adults (parents & teachers) are stupid, out of touch and always wrong. There is never any respect toward the adults.

    In schools today, teachers have been stripped of all authority and will be disciplined just by looking wrong at a student.

    Children today get everything they want – not just what they need. You should see what the teens drive in my city.

    And you’re right, these things need to be taught in school. I had to twice read Weisel’s Night in school. My kids did read The Diary of Anne Frank but that’s the extent of their tolerance. They learn to be politically correct but not how to really tolerate.

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  4. My tenth grade teacher taught us about the Holocaust. We read “Night”, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, and other works that were not books. I learned allot and before anyone can say anything about the Holocaust they need to do their share of research. Thank you Elie Weisel for writing night. It was by far the best bit of literature on the Holocaust that we read.