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Republican Congressional Candidate Says 'Holocaust Never Happened'

Art Jones, who hopes to challenge Democrat Dan Lipinski in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, neither denies nor repudiates his past affiliation with the neo-Nazi Party.

A congressional candidate running as a Republican in the upcoming Illinois primary says the “Holocaust never happened.”

Arthur Jones, 64, a Lyons, IL, insurance salesman who organizes family-friendly, neo-Nazi events around Adolf Hitler’s birthday, hopes to be the Republican candidate chosen to run against Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

“As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Jones said. “It’s the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV.

"The more survivors, the more lies that are told."

A member of the Nationalist Socialist Party in his younger days, Jones took part in the Nazis’ march on Chicago’s Marquette Park in 1978. While he doesn’t deny nor repudiate his “past affiliations,” he says he votes Republican “90 percent of the time.”

“Philosophically, I’m a National Socialist,” Jones said. “Officially, I don’t belong to any party except my own, the America First Committee.”

Jones hopes three’s a charm after blowing his retirement savings on two prior congressional runs. He hopes to win the Republican primary and go on to challenge Lipinski this November. The 3rd District covers portions of Chicago's South Side and a large swath of the south suburbs.

Part of the reason he’s jumping in again is what he describes as Lipinski’s strange affiliation with the American Israel Pro Israel Affairs Committee.

“(The committee) was bragging on their website how (Lipinski) is ‘spearheading’ the effort in the House of Representatives with a Jewish congressman from Virginia named Frank Wolf,” Jones said. “The two are spearheading an effort in the House to get tough with Iran, including closing off any oil exports to China that could lead to World War III.”

While Jones said Wolf was Jewish, he is Presbyterian.

Jones compares today's conditions in the United States to Germany following the end of World War I.

“Our country is falling apart economically, politically, culturally, militarily,” he said. “We are going down.”

A veteran of the Vietnam War with all of its modern horrors, he sees the same betrayal in the “so-called War on Terrorism.”

“These war-mongering fools in congress like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney—we can’t let Iran have one nuclear weapon but we let Israel have all the nuclear weapons they want,” Jones said. “This is ridiculous.”

Jones is on the ballot against Jim Falvey and Richard Grabowski in a district that has sent a conservative Democrat to Congress for decades. The district includes sizable ethnic populations, primarily the descendants of Irish, German, Polish and Czech immigrants.

In his Patch candidate questionnaire, Jones submitted that he's not been convicted of a felony but has been arrested for "minor street skirmishes with Leftists."

Editor's Note: Story has been updated to reflect that Congressman Frank Wolf is Presbyterian and not Jewish.

mike chamberlain August 26, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Art what are you inhaling ? Its too bad you exist,crawl back under the rock.
Ren Goldstein August 26, 2012 at 11:13 PM
MR..JONES>>>U ARE SICK AND NEED MEDICAL HELP...U MUST BE A SON OF A NATZI<<<<WHATS UR REAL NAME>>> THE HOLOCAUST WAS REAL..ITS IN PICTURES AND VIDEO>>>PEOPLE ARE STILL ALIVE>>>PROBABLY BOT UR FAMILY>>>
Dzeldaz August 27, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Hal, the Illinois Nazi comments refer to the Blues Brother movies. I understood it better after watching the film clip. I don't believe it is a comment that "warrants" anything other than an understanding that those making reference to the Illinois Nazis are referring to the stupidity of denial of the Holocaust and the idiocy of Jones.
Dzeldaz August 27, 2012 at 05:43 AM
My tears are a testament to the indescribable horrors of the Holocaust. I have precious little family on my mother's side. She is the last of her namesake. We are here to keep the memory of those who perished alive.
Dzeldaz August 27, 2012 at 05:47 AM
Thank you to all who decry the deniers. Please let us learn from history as to not repeat it.
Peter M Gatliff August 27, 2012 at 08:37 AM
This guy is just repeating what Goebells stated. "Keep telling the lies over and over and the people will come to believe the lies as truths". It was a rude awakeing for a 21 year old kid from Oklahoma in 1970. Shock at how many of my neighbors in Rodgers Park has tatoos from the death camps on their arm.
cathyfc August 27, 2012 at 12:29 PM
And the crazies keep on coming!!...
E. Joyce Moore August 27, 2012 at 01:25 PM
The same deliberate ignorance that denies the Holocaust, also believes that there is such a thing as "legitimate rape", the same that thinks President Obama isn't a US citizen or a Christian -- in spite of the evidence to the contrary, the same deliberate ignorance used to justify voter suppression when there is evidence that there is virtually NO voter fraud. What we must do is stop sitting on the sidelines, talking among ourselves, SMHs, and become proactive OR expect our histories of slavery, the Holocausts, all to become history repeated. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" - Albert Einstein
David Mesple August 27, 2012 at 03:16 PM
So he was in "minor street skirmishes with Leftists"? In the 60's he'd have been a stain on the sidewalk because Leftists weren't taking the high ground with haters like Arthur. Maybe we have become too tolerant of these kooks.
KittyKat August 27, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Tattooing goes against God's laws in the Old Testament. Tattooing your body is defiling your body in the eyes of God. It served the purpose of taking away a person's identity and it defiled them in the eyes of God.
KittyKat August 27, 2012 at 08:18 PM
It was actually Dubya that bailed out the banks and auto industry. October 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, which created TARP. The new program was designed to enable the Department of the Treasury to purchase or insure troubled assets as a way to promote stability in financial markets including the banks and auto industry. So don't blame all of it on President Obama.
KittyKat August 27, 2012 at 08:37 PM
No, the indigenous people were here before the European settlers came. However there are those that believe Leif Erikson (Eric the Red) managed to explore parts of Canada. And yes, in some states (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Louisiana) Spanish was the spoken language before English.
KittyKat August 27, 2012 at 08:41 PM
When this topic is brought up I am a like a deer in headlights. But in essence it is a fight over land. This fight has been going on for over 2000 years. I
Mandy Moore August 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM
@Kent, did you read the first paragraph of the article where he's quoted as saying “Holocaust never happened.” That seems pretty clear...
Carlos Gândara August 28, 2012 at 09:40 AM
The American Dream!
Roy Rumaner August 29, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Don't forget that there is a Holocaust Museum in Skokie, IL. I have been there and I can tell you it is the saddest place I have ever been to. I had to leave half-way through one time because of an old women who grabbed my arm and wailed when she saw a photo of her father (which was also the last time she saw him before he was sent to gas chamber). I had to almost carry her outside to get her to calm down. We sat and talked about the Holocaust for four hours after that. To hear anyone deny it after that, makes me physically sick. Let him try to tell me to my face it didn't happen.
Vince September 01, 2012 at 07:05 AM
H edid what WE real citizens should be doing. He just stepped up! I have been on a mission for years here on these type boards that we must start organizing, peacefully protesting and getting more involved in media, running for a small office to start. anything but just hanging on the Internet! We will regret these times when ,maybe not thgis guy but another Hitler type takes office and we all go as we did in 1943 "Why didnt we so something back then?!!!!" As it stands now our present govt has not ceased shipping anyone who needs a place to go to school, they ship animals that bully, intimidate and start gangs and now 5 years later is gone. We have people who would be more at home in zoo than in our kids public schools and yet the liberals keep wanting is to push more and more of us together. Never mind that one group are from single parent broken homes and have records already...nooooo problem, ship them into some middle class area dn he will be out of our hair." History proves immigration and integration doesnt work when not done in moderation. You always have war and civil strife when putting too many people with conflicting attitudes jammed in one place. Well, this isnt Ellis Island 1904 where you had 3or 4 peoples with the same values working side by side together. Notice we had no gang wars with all these millions of different people living side by side. IT WONT WORK ANYMORE!
Vince September 01, 2012 at 07:10 AM
two votes. His mother, and a nephew he threatened with torture...=)
Vince September 01, 2012 at 07:30 AM
Israel used to have a large group called "The Israeli defense force" that was used in this country to call out the anti-semitics and use their little political influence to bring public attention in Brooklyn and over much of NY to these nuts. I wish today we had these groups go to visit people like Farrakhan and at first..."ask" him politely to retract his statements. Just ask once. Also visit Sharpton and all the other lunatics to produce their own kind of fear. In my day, we never had fighing between groups. You had someone who was "known" represent you and then you went to the people causing you trouble and said "Im with Joey 2 fingers. Is there a problem.?" The troublemaker- Oh no, no, sorry its a mistake. We didnt know. Tell Joey its all over. No problem." Im serious. Thats the way people in the Gotti type world handled things. Just a word, an inference, and problem is solved 99% of time. very diplomatic. Not like the movies See the problem is that Jews do not demand the respect they deserve the way the jews in Israel do. Here jews, who beautify any neighborhood they move into and open more businesses, prefer to stay quiet and stay in the background. I say that time needs to be over. I dont condone criminal acts, but no group that has given so many inventions to the world on the Internet alone such as Apple Computer, Dell computer, Facebook and Google all started by jews, how can we hate these people who added 50 years of technology to us in a few years.
Rick Lowy September 01, 2012 at 03:38 PM
The same way Hitler did! Hitler was leagally voted into office.....let's hope the same doesn't happen here!
Rick Lowy September 01, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Like Hitler did...Hitler was legally voted into office, let's hope the same doesn't happen here!
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Vince September 17, 2012 at 07:53 AM
Annette, the guy IS A DISGRACE. But he likely represents people who would "clip" jews by the dozen if given a chance. Why doesnt someone "clip" him? Send a message. A message that jews arent going to be silent anymore. In faqct Id be in favor of starting a "fund" to hire guys from SOF magazine that would pay a visit to all the people in the spotlight that degrade us all by saying it never happened. I wish women would want harsher actions for these things. I wish in fact women were running the country. They would never allow people like him, Maxine Waters, Jesse Jackson and others to even have any say in anything. I disagree we all have equal rights....some of us are too damn stupid to use them properly. Im not a liberal. Uh ohhhhh.... who did I offend now? -) J.Edgar Hoover made one brilliant comment in his career and that is after spending years seeing what restraint and second chances did for Americas freedom and to men like Al Capone...he said "Violence MUST be met with Violence." And by God if we could get a lady FBI director who thinks that way, we might restore America to glory once again. I'd like to see a woman president too as long as we ran out of all the sane options on the male side. lol
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Vince October 06, 2012 at 06:32 PM
BEFORE the Holocaust went into full swing, many,many things could have been done by jews themselves and of course by friendly nations like the USA(?). But out of hundreds of things to be done, nothing that worked was done....until it was too late. My opinion,and it is just an example for my point is that were Israel a state back in 38, Hitler with no doubt would have been assassinated or kidnapped. Now, to my point...........WHERE IS THE" ASSASSIN" on this thread? What I mean is, all we would need is one man of means to address Arthur Jones publicly.......very,very publicly and draw him out into a debate....
Vince October 06, 2012 at 06:35 PM
And then at the end of the debate ask Arthur how much his home is worth. Arthur Jones would look very puzzled but he'd reluctantly answer. Then our "assassin" would then ask him to make a wager on national TV, so other deniers of this tragedy can also have their faces rubbed in it. He would say, I invite you to come with me to every Holocaust Museum in the world and have the pictures (especially of the mass graves and piles of bones) authenticated to be real by a forensic photographer of YOUR choice. As long as his credentials are above board. Then I will ask you to accompany me to the death camps. I will pay for all of this. If after all this investigation I cannot prove you are wrong, I will give you 5 times the value of your house and apologize to you on national TV. However if you are wrong, you sign your house over to me, apologize on national TV and leave the United States permanantly." One person doing this can start an International movement crossing over even into Arab lands. Where is our Assassin that we need hiding? If I had the money, I would not hesitate. People would hesitate to attack jews verbally after this was over!
Mindy P January 17, 2013 at 03:35 PM
~ You Sir, are crazy. Flat out, batshit crazy. There is a special place reserved in hell...~
Made in Brazil February 27, 2013 at 01:37 AM
Nazi! How could you say that the most horrible chapter of our History never existed? You completly offended us Jews...
Dave W. February 27, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Wow...what a nutjob...like, even his family should not vote for him nutjob...yikes!
Thomas March 03, 2013 at 03:39 AM
Mr. Jones is simply getting the attention now that his mommy withheld in his childhood. What an ugly spectacle he is.

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