Since his death some so-called academics and journalists have distastefully endeavoured to build a war criminal case against Willi Huber, the creator of the Mt. Hutt ski-field. They frequently draw a long bow and naively overlook the climate of the times.
In their strained efforts to make Huber a villain, confined to often ludicrous innuendo, typical was this paragraph from a recent week-end Stuff article.
“In a supporting letter to immigration authorities, Huber wrote, “I have never been a member of any illegal organisation.” This was not true. The Waffen-SS was deemed a criminal organisation during the Nuremberg trials in 1945 and 1946”.
FACT: Huber’s declaration was true. When he was a member of the Waffen-SS it was anything but a criminal organisation. But it no longer existed when the Nuremberg trials occurred. And if one wants to be pedantic then it should also be noted that the Nuremberg trials were victors’ rituals which had no legal basis, retrospectively creating hitherto non-existent crimes which it then charged the defendants with.
It’s time beat-up journalists and lightweight academics with a life timidly confined to the school-room, ended this all-too-common cowardly practise of laying into people after they’ve died, for not being demi-Gods.
I didn’t know Huber but he joins a long line of prominent achievers who have copped this treatment, most recently, poet J.K. Baxter (who I did know prior to his taking up Messiahing), and have the guts to write this stuff when they’re alive.