On May 19, he was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Mermelstein, in turn, submitted a notarized account of his internment at Auschwitz and how he witnessed Nazi guards ushering his mother and two sisters and others towards as he learned later gas chamber number five. The IHR refused to pay the reward, stating that Mermelstein's notarized account was "not sufficient proof". Represented by public interest attorney William John Cox , Mermelstein subsequently sued the IHR in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County for breach of contract , anticipatory repudiation , libel , injurious denial of established fact, intentional infliction of emotional distress , and declaratory relief see case no. C On October 9, , both parties in the Mermelstein case filed motions for summary judgment in consideration of which Judge Thomas T.
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Mel Mermelstein Survived Auschwitz, Then Sued Holocaust Deniers in Court
In October , Judge Thomas Johnson made an announcement. After deliberation, he had accepted a fact into judicial notice—a legal term for a fact accepted in a court as true without the need to produce evidence. The Holocaust, said Johnson, was an indisputable fact. But for the plaintiff in the case, Mel Mermelstein, it was nothing less than a triumph—a critical moment in a decades-long struggle to tell the world that what he experienced in the Holocaust happened. In , Mermelstein, then 17 years old, was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Germany and Hungary were ostensibly allies, but Horthy, despite being a self-described anti-Semite, was never fully committed to the Nazi war effort.
An In-depth review of By Bread Alone. Mermelstein, Mel. By Bread Alone. When I first heard about Holocaust denial mentioned in class, I thought of my friend Ralph Hokmann who survived Auschwitz. I was curious as to why and how people could deny that the Holocaust happened. I found By Bread Alone to be an easy read, but hard to follow the legal battle at the end.
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