More Thought Crimes...

After he has been sentenced to 14 month imprisonment in his first trial, and was expecting another, even onger prison term in his second, Germar Rudolf decided to leave Germany. Since Germar Rudolf fled his home country in early 1996, many more criminal prosecutions have started for publications he authored, edited, published or distributes and keeps on authoring, editing, publishing and distributing. The following list contains cases where such proceedings came to our knowledge. Since distributing literature banned by the German Federal Review Office for Youth-Endangering Publications (Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften) is a criminal offense in Germany, and each confiscation of literature by a German court is accompanied automatically by criminal prosecution against those who authored, edited, published, distributed, printed, imported, exported, stored or otherwise made available the confiscated literature, each of the following cases is considered to be a crime under the tough German thought crime legislation. One must therefore assume that each of the following cases resulted in at least one criminal proceeding against Germar Rudolf. Finally, we have added a list of works published by Germar Rudolf for which it is unknown if any criminal proceedings were started. Since the content of these publications is comparable to the other publications listed here, it must be expected that in any of these cases criminal investigations have been or will be started.

  1. In 1994, the State Prosecution Office of Böblingen confiscated the following books written by Germar Rudolf. It is likely that Rudolf's ongoing distribution of theses publications since 1994 - both in printed form as well as online - led to further criminal proceedings against him:
  2. In 1996, the County Court Munich ordered the confiscation and destruction of the issue 6/1995 of the periodical Staatsbriefe, (Castel del Monte, Munich), because of an article authored by Germar Rudolf (Amtsgericht München, 8440 Ds 112 Js 10161/96)[3]
  3. In 1996, the County Court Berlin Tiergarten ordered the confiscation and destruction of the issues 2 and 3/1995 of the periodical Sleipnir, (Castel del Monte, Munich), because of an article authored by Germar Rudolf (Amtsgericht Berlin-Tiergarten, 271 Ds 155/96)[4]
  4. During a search of his property in March 1997, the Judge Dr. Payer of Countey Court Böblingen orders the search of a German PO Box used by Germar Rudolf, and its formal owner, because of a prosecution launched against Germar Rudolf for disseminating revisionist literature via the Internet address www.codoh.com, where this PO Box is given as a contact address (Amtsgericht Böblingen, Ref. 9(8) Gs 228/97).
  5. In 1997, the County Court Weinheim ordered the confiscation and destruction of the book formally edited by Herbert Verbeke, but factually written and published by Germar Rudolf, Kardinalfragen zur Zeitgeschichte (Cardinal Questions of Contemporary History), Vrij Historisch Onderzoek, Berchem 1996 (Amtsgericht Weinheim, Ref. 2 Ds 11 Js 5428/97)[5]
  6. In 1997, the County Court Böblingen ordered the confiscation and destruction of the book edited by Rüdiger Kammerer, Armin Solms, and authored by Germar Rudolf, Das Rudolf Gutachten, Cromwell Press, London 1993 (Amtsgericht Böblingen, Ref. 9(8) Gs 228/97)[6]
  7. In 1997, the County Court Böblingen ordered the confiscation and destruction of the book formally edited by Herbert Verbeke, but factually edited and co-authored by Germar Rudolf under the pen names Ernst Gauss and Manfred Köhler, Auschwitz: Nackte Fakten, Vrij Historisch Onderzoek, Berchem 1996 (Amtsgericht Böblingen, Ref. 9(8) Gs 228/97).[7] On April 8, 1999, the German Federal Review Office for Youth-Endangering Publications (Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften) put this book on its list of prohibited literature (Bundesanzeiger No. 81, 30.4.1999)
  8. On December 2, 1997, the German Federal Review Office for Youth-Endangering Publications (Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften) informs the publisher of the journal Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), formally Herbert Verbeke, but factually Germar Rudolf, that it is going to put the issues one and two of the year 1997 on its list of prohibited literature.[8]
  9. On May 12, 1998, the German Federal Review Office for Youth-Endangering Publications (Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften) informs the formally responsible persons of the website www.vho.org, Herbert Verbeke, but factually and since summer 1998 even formally Germar Rudolf, that it is going to put the entire content of this website on its list of prohibited literature. (Ref. No. BPjS, Pr. 273/98 UK/Schm)[9]
  10. On August 25, 1998, the Office of State Prosecution in Munich I informs the publisher of the journal Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), formally Herbert Verbeke, but factually Germar Rudolf, that criminal proceedings have been started against them for an article published in the issue 1/1998 of this journal, dealing with the ground water level in the region of the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (Staatsanwaltschaft München I, Ref. 112 Js 11282/98)[10]
  11. On January 12, 1999, the German Federal Review Office for Youth-Endangering Publications (Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften) informs the publisher of the journal Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), formally Herbert Verbeke, but factually Germar Rudolf, that it put the issues three and four of the year 1997 on its list of prohibited literature (Ref. No. 5490 (V)).[11]
  12. On March 30, 1999, the County Court Munich ordered the confiscation and destruction of the issue 2/1998 of the journal Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), published by Germar Rudolf-Scheerer[Note from July 2002: After the divorce from his former wife Scheerer, G. Rudolf re-assumed his name of birth.], and informs him that criminal proceedings were initiated against him.[12] Reason for this were mainly two articles dealing with the concentration camp Majdanek[13] and with microwave delousing facilities in the concentration camp Auschwitz[14] (Amtsgericht München, Ref. 812 Gs 16/98).
  13. On January 5, 2000, the German Federal Review Office for Youth-Endangering Publications (Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften) informs the publisher of the book KL Majdanek. Eine historische und technische Studie (Concentration Camp Majdanek. A Historical and Technical Study), Germar Rudolf, that it put this book on its list of prohibited literature. (Ref. 5715(V), Bundesanzeiger No. 20, 29.1.2000)[15]
  14. On April 19, 2000, the police of Baden-Württemberg confiscated and destroyed all copies available of the book Vorlesungen über Zeitgeschichte (Lectures on Contemporary History), authored by Germar Rudolf under the pen name Ernst Gauss, as ordered by the County Court Tübingen (Amtsgericht Tübingen, Ref. 4 Gs 312/2000).[16]
  15. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: J. Graf, C. Mattogno, Das Konzentrationslager Stutthof und seine Funktion in der nationalsozialistischen Judenpolitik, Castle Hill Publishers, Hastings 1999
  16. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: J. Graf, Riese auf tönernen Füßen. Raul Hilberg und sein Standardwerk über den "Holocaust", Castle Hill Publishers, Hastings 1999
  17. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), issue 3/1998
  18. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), issue 4/1998
  19. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), issue 1/1999
  20. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), issue 2/1999
  21. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), issue 3/1999
  22. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), issue 4/1999
  23. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), issue 1/2000
  24. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung (Quarterly for free Historical Research), issue 2/2000
  25. Criminal investigation so far unknown, but most likely: Ernst Gauss (ed.) (i.e., Germar Rudolf), Dissecting the Holocaust. The Growing Critique of 'Truth' and 'Memory', Theses & Dissertations Press, Capshaw 2000

Each of these crimes, which are doubtlessly covered by the First Amendment of the US Constitution, can be punished with up to five years in prison in Germany. Would Germar Rudolf surrender to the German authorities, he might well face some 10 years in prison for his entirely and acknowledged scientific writings and for his internet fight against German censorship, to which he has devoted his website www.vho.org, which offers all the literature banned and confiscated by German authorities, as long as it does not promote pornography or violence.


Notes

[1]Online: www.vho.org/D/Nolte; no Engl. version available.
[2]Online: www.vho.org/D/dfr; Engl.: www.vho.org/GB/Books/trc
[3]"Naht ein deutscher Bürgerkrieg?", Staatsbriefe 6(6) (1995), pp. 6-8, online German only: www.vho.org/D/Staatsbriefe/Rudolf6_6.html.
[4]G. Rudolf and J. Markiewicz, W. Gubala, J. Labedz, "Briefwechsel", Sleipnir, 1(3) (1995) S. 29-33; online: www.vho.org/D/Kardinal/Leuchter.html; Engl.: www.vho.org/GB/Books/cq/leuchter.html; G. Rudolf, "Kein Brief ins Gefängnis?", Sleipnir 1(2) (1995), not online. The criminal investigation against me in that case was dropped on March 21, 1996 under sec. 154 German Penal Procedure Rules (StPO), because the expected punishment "would not carry much weight" in comparison to the one expected from the District Court of Stuttgart in my first "thought crime" trial.
[5]Online: www.vho.org/D/Kardinal; Engl.: www.vho.org/GB/Books/cq
[6]Online: www.vho.org/D/rga; Engl.: to be posted soon at www.vho.org/GB/Books/trr.
[7]Online: www.vho.org/D/anf; Engl.: www.vho.org/GB/Books/anf
[8]Online: www.vho.org/VffG/1997/1/1_97.html and www.vho.org/VffG/1997/2/2_97.html (German).
[9]See the transcript of this document at www.vho.org/censor/BPjS_vho.html (German)
[10]Online: www.vho.org/VffG/1998/1/GaeRad1.html; ; Engl.: www.vho.org/tr/2003/1/GaertnerRademacher3-12.html.
[11]Online: www.vho.org/VffG/1997/3/3_97.html and www.vho.org/VffG/1997/4/4_97.html (German).
[12]Online: www.vho.org/VffG/1998/2/2_98.html (German).
[13]A review of the later confiscated book on the same topic, see next.
[14]Hans Jürgen Nowak, "Kurzwellen-Entlausungsanlagen in Auschwitz", Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung 2(2) (1998), pp. 87-105; online: www.vho.org/VffG/1998/2/Nowak2.html; Engl.: in E. Gauss (ed.), Dissecting the Holocaust, Theses & Dissertations Press, Capshaw, AL, 2000, pp. 331-324 (online: www.vho.org/GB/Books/dth).
[15]Authored by Jürgen Graf, Carlo Mattogno, Castle Hill Publishers, Hastings 1998; online: www.vho.org/D/Majdanek; English to follow soon.
[16]Online: www.vho.org/D/vuez (German only).

Back to table of contents of "Hunting Germar Rudolf"