In a brazen online posting, a Holocaust denier detailed how he attacked Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel in his hotel last week.
Wiesel's attacker approached him on the elevator, saying he wanted to interview him, police told the San Francisco Examiner newspaper. The attacker then pulled Wiesel out of the elevator.
Police said the attacker, identified as Eric Hunt, fled the scene when Wiesel started yelling.
Wiesel, the author of numerous books on his Holocaust experiences, including his concentration camp memoir “Night,” which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
Someone calling themself Eric Hunt posted a long description on the anti-Zionist Internet site ZioPedia.org, taking credit for the attack.
“After ensuring no women would be traumatized by what I had to do (I had been trailing Wiesel for weeks), I stopped the elevator at the sixth floor. I pulled Wiesel out of the elevator. I said I wanted to interview him,” the posting read.
Wiesel grabbed at his chest and called for help, Hunt wrote.
“I told him, ‘Why don’t you want people to know the truth?’ His expression changed, and he began screaming again. …” the posting reads.
The online posting states that the writer intended to “bring Wiesel to my hotel room where he would truthfully answer my questions regarding the fact that his non-fiction Holocaust memoir, Night, is almost entirely fictitious.” Later in the posting, the Holocaust is portrayed as a “myth.”