Alison Chabloz cross-examined

On 7 March Alison Chabloz was cross-examined by the CPS’s barrister, Karen Robinson. Grinning and adopting  a persona of bemused innocence, Chabloz repeatedly pleaded that her songs – said to be grossly offensive – were artistic creations which should benefit from artistic licence. She even claimed that the use in one song (((Survivors))) of the melody of Hava Nagila had nothing to do with wanting to compound the offensiveness: “How can an artist explain the reasons for a particular inspiration?

She didn’t understand the phrase ‘denied the Holocaust’.  When it was explained to her,  she responded that there should be an official ‘forensic’ investigation into the Holocaust. She questioned whether gas chambers were used[1]. She suggested that the sources for the number of 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust are unsure: it was unlikely to be more than 1 million.  Ms Robinson asked her if the Holocaust is a fiction intended to create a Jewish homeland. She responded that it was exaggerated. “A disproportionate amount of blame was put on the losers by the victors.”  The “so-called” Holocaust has been used to sustain the “criminal” State of Israel. By sending schoolchildren on trips to Auschwitz and “indoctrinating them into believing  in the deathcamps – of which there is no truth – the so-called Holocaust abusers are using emotional weapons to prevent national feelings amongst European people and to demonise the Germans”.

In a police interview Chabloz said: “My grandfather didn’t fight for our towns and cities to be taken over by non-whites and by non-Christians and he didn’t fight for rules that enable two men to get married and adopt children”. She said that diversity is causing great harm to the UK.  She said her views were about loving one’s own people, not about hating others.   Ms Robinson: “That Ms Chabloz is nothing more than racism”.

Ms Robinson asked about Chabloz’s claim on her blog that her songs ‘have provoked a sharp reaction’. That – she said – means that she knew the songs were offensive.   Her response was “they chose to be offended”.  Asked repeatedly why some people called for her arrest, she said it was because they find the songs funny. “I don’t have powerful friends in government and the police to bring a private prosecution against those who have threatened me.” (This is an antisemitic reference to the Jewish leaders of the Campaign Against Antisemitism, which initially brought a private prosecution against Chabloz, presumably in order to put pressure on the CPS which had initially reportedly decided not to prosecute (the pressure worked, the CPS is now the prosecutor.   Of course it’s a misplaced argument – because if these Jews did indeed have ‘friends in government and the police‘ (cf “Jews control the world” … ) then on her logic the CPS would have brought the prosecution in the first place!).

Regarding the words and music of three of her songs. Chabloz repeatedly defended herself by saying that the songs were ‘satirical’ and ‘parodies’ and by pleading artistic licence and the creation of a ‘work of art’: “There are plenty of Jews who find my songs very funny”. Here are the words of one of the three songs for which she is on trial:


To the tune of Simon and Garfunkel ‘El Condor Pasa’

I’d rather be a Gentile than a …. non-Gentile
Yes it’s true. So would you. If you only knew. Mm..Mm
All those lies about their history and the past
To guarantee …Israeli hegemony .. Tribal supremacy. Mm ..Mm
Away, O they’ve been sent away, for their crimes, one hundred times.
Why do, we let them in again, to steal what’s yours, take what’s mine?
And then to moan and whine.  Mmmm ….Mmmm.
The first great lie concerns the Lord above
They claim to be his choice minority
They alone deserve his love. Mmmm ….Mmmm.
The second lie imposes usury, on you and me
Yes it’s true, since Waterloo. Mmmm ….Mmmm.
The third claims Six Million were gassed alive
Their bodies burnt, or so we learn
I used to question, how this could have come to pass
Now I insist. It’s a damn fine tale, I like the story as it is.

(Switches to the tune of an Israeli song, Evenu Shalom Alechem)

The shrunken heads, soap and lampshades
The shrunken heads, soap and lampshades
The shrunken heads, soap and lampshades
I do insist. I like the story as it is.
Electrocution, steam and diesel
Electrocution, steam and diesel
Electrocution, steam and diesel
I do insist. I like the story as it is.
The coloured smoke from the chimney
The coloured smoke from the chimney
The coloured smoke from the chimney
I do insist. I like the story as it is.


“I like the story as it is”: Ms Robinson suggested that this meant that even though Chabloz didn’t believe that six million died, she liked to think it might have been true – and the same with the other verses (‘shrunken heads’ etc). Chabloz denied this – “It’s satire!”  Ms Robinson put it to Chabloz that she had chosen an Israeli song (Evenu Shalom Alechem) purely to offend. The same with Hava Nagila in the (((Survivors))) song.   Response: “How can an artist explain the reasons for a particular inspiration?” Ms Robinson accused Chabloz of using language redolent of Adolf Hitler.


Here are the words of (((Survivors))):

Hello everybody … Thanks for tuning in … New demo … It’s called “Survivors” … With three sets of brackets around it … “

My name is Irene Zisblatt and I come from Hungary
Can you believe what evil Nazi bastards did to me
They gassed me once, they gassed me twice
But escape I did
Over the electric fence
Landed on the train

I saw them taking babies and then tearing them in two
And creepy Dr Mengele he removed my tattoo
They tried to turn my brown eyes blue
Make lampshades from my skin
For months I swallowed diamonds
And shat them out again.

(Switches to tune of Hava Nagila)

Come on, my brother
Tell us another
Story for cover
Of tribal gain
Safe in our tower
Now is the hour
Money and power
We have no shame

Let’s cheat and lie on film
No one suspects a thing
Bigger the lie is better for us!
Every fake survivor
Every fake survivor’s laughing
Fake survivors’ tongues are wagging
All us frauds are busy blagging
Spin and yarn there’ll be no gagging
You shall pay
All the way
Every night and day!

My name is Elie Wiesel may I show you my tattoo
[Talks … “Oh … Where’s it gone?”]
I wrote a book for US kids to study while at school
It’s full of nonsense tales of course
What do you all expect?
But it made me very wealthy
As a liar I’m the best

At Auschwitz they burned babies
Though the water table’s high
Fred Leuchter’s work on ditches, well it made me almost cry
Treblinka was a another one
There was no funeral pyre
And I cannot speak Hungarian
But oh boy can I lie

Tell us another
Come on my brother …. [Repeats, see above]

History repeats itself
No limit to our wealth
Thanks to your debt
We’re bleeding you dry
We control your media
Control of your books and TV
With the daily lies we feed you
Suffering victimisation
Sheeple have no realisation
You shall pay
All the way
Until the break of day

My name is Otto Frank and my daughter’s name is Anne
The poor girl died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen camp
She wrote an introduction
To her famous diary
But the rest was penned by Levin
And then publishèd by me

Two thousand and sixteen the copyright came to an end
The Anne Frank Trust decided once again the rules to bend
We truly had no choice although
The whole thing really stank
But the book now has two authors
Yes they’re Anne and Otto Frank.

Tell me another
Come on my brother …. [Repeats, see above]

Bank notes let’s print some more
We love to see you poor
Let’s start a war
Our pockets to line
There is no more doubting
Every nation’s debt is mounting
While the bankers keep on counting
Pension fund has now gone awol
Nothing left upon your table
You must pay
Night and day
Until the end of time


“History repeats itself; No limit to our wealth” – On this passage Chabloz said that Jews are overrepresented in the media and in Parliament; she was attacking “powerful and influential people  who are pulling strings in our society to the detriment of the country and the world”.

The Judge had to warn three times that he would clear the public gallery, due to barracking and cheering from Chabloz’s supporters.

The Judge said he would take written and final oral submissions from Ms Robinson and Ms Chabloz’s barrister, Adrian Davies, on May 14 and would give his verdict on May 25.

[1] Cyanide residue has been identified in both the delousing chambers and the gas chambers

Addendum: Here’s the Mail’s report