The truth at last! How British codebreakers fought Jewish terror

Britain’s famous codebreaking centre at Bletchley Park: equivalent efforts against Jewish terrorist codes were until now far less well known

In the latest of a series of stunning developments at the UK National Archives, H&D‘s Peter Rushton last week became the first person outside the British intelligence and security services to view documents that had been Top Secret for 75 years.

These files record successful efforts by British codebreakers in the 1940s to crack codes used by Zionist organisations which were fighting a brutal war of terrorism and subversion against the British Mandate in Palestine.

They show close connections between Zionist Jews belonging to ostensibly rival, ‘moderate’ and ‘extremist’ factions, but in reality working together on major terrorist operations.

They shed light on bribery and blackmail used by Zionist gangs to undermine criminal investigations.

And they even offer some evidence of Jewish terrorists plotting ‘reprisal’ attacks in the Middle East against German prisoners of war, eighteen months after the end of the Second World War.

The latest archival discoveries are part of a continuing fight for real history. That war for historical truth continues: click here to read its latest episode, Peter Rushton’s ‘Illicit Signals Palestine – The Ispal Codes’.

Sir Gyles Isham – baronet, actor, historian, and head of Britain’s intelligence war in Jerusalem against Zionist terror

Jewish actress Maureen Lipman in race row over film about Israeli PM

The latest politically correct row in the acting profession has come from an unexpected quarter.  In issue 96 of H&D, a professional actor and longstanding racial nationalist using the pseudonym ‘Jack Antonio’ wrote about the insidious development of colour-blind casting in an article titled ‘Fade to Black – The darkening of our screens and its part in the theft of our past and our future’.

The reason he had to use a pseudonym is that publicly expressing such views would instantly have ended his stage and screen career, since he would be damned as a ‘racist’.

Yet this week one of Britain’s most instantly recognisable Jewish actresses has expressed equivalent views, objecting to a non-Jewess – Helen Mirren – being cast as former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.

The 1990s Disney version of fairytale ‘Cinderella’ was a prime example of ‘colour-blind’ casting’s absurdity, but didn’t offend Ms Lipman

Maureen Lipman has a long record of outspoken political activism in support of what she sees as Jewish and Zionist interests, and has regularly used newspaper columns for this purpose.  In 2005 she used her Guardian column to attack historian David Irving, and described H&D writer Lady Michèle Renouf as “a well-known racist”.

Is Ms Lipman now indulging in her own ‘racism’ at the expense of a fellow actress?

If so, she might be surprised by the stranger than fiction story of Helen Mirren’s gentile family and its curious connections with secret Jewish history in the mid-20th century.

Just a day after discovering a secret story of Zionist subversion that led to Jews being banned from recruitment to British intelligence, H&D’s Peter Rushton has been sent back to the archives to tell the true family story of Helen Mirren.

Click here to read – Spies, Crooks and Prime Ministers: strange Zionist connections in the family and career of Helen Mirren

A Merry White Christmas to all H&D readers

The Heritage and Destiny team wishes all readers a very Merry Christmas!

And as a present to new readers we have made available an online version of a major historical investigation previously published in two parts in our magazine during 2020.

Peter Rushton opens the files to uncover 40 Years of Propaganda Lies.

  • How the same propaganda agent – János Békessy alias Hans Habe – was used against Adolf Hitler in 1932 and David Irving in the 1960s and ’70s.
  • How Békessy’s lies continue to be recycled in the 21st century.
  • How Britain’s wartime propaganda and dirty tricks department adapted to the Cold War.
  • How the British establishment feared David Irving’s researches into the ‘accidental’ death in Gibraltar of Poland’s wartime commander General Sikorski.
  • How a National Theatre production was suppressed.

Click here to read this major investigation of treachery, lies and possibly murder, now free to read online – for when you get tired of turkey and Christmas pudding, and your football team’s Boxing Day match has been cancelled by CoVID!

If you need to buy a last minute present for a comrade, click here to buy an H&D subscription and/or back copies!

We look forward to seeing you all again after the festive season. Issue 106 of Heritage and Destiny will be published in the first week of January.

Madrid student faces prosecution for defending the heroic Blue Division

Spanish racial nationalism – past and present – has received ‘viral’ attention online following a controversial speech by young Falangist activist Isabel Peralta, who now faces charges from Madrid prosecutors who are responding to pressure from the usual suspects.

Isabel Peralta’s speech, widely shared online and reported by the mainstream media, was part of a rally of 300 Spanish nationalists in central Madrid on February 13th, commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Krasny Bor, near Leningrad in February 1943.

During this battle the Division Azul (Blue Division) – comprising Spanish volunteers dedicated to the struggle against Bolshevism – fought a heroic action against Stalin’s Red Army hordes. Though they incurred heavy casualties – more than 70% of their troops killed, wounded or captured – the Blue Division and their comrades from the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division turned back the Soviet advance.

Adolf Hitler personally designed the Blue Division Medal following the noble sacrifice of the Spanish volunteers at Krasny Bor.

A portrait of martyred Falangist leader José Antonio Primo de Rivera, with a medal issued to international volunteers including the Condor Legion who helped defeat communism in Spain after his death. Two years after this Civil War victory, the Division Azul honourably defended Germany in return, fighting in horrific conditions on the Eastern Front.

About 20% of the first Blue Division volunteers were students, mainly supporters of Falangism, the radical wing of Spanish nationalism associated with José Antonio Primo de Rivera until his capture and execution by communist republicans in November 1936 during the early stages of the Civil War.

Paying tribute to the Blue Division, Isabel Peralta said: “It is our supreme obligation to fight for Spain, to fight for Europe, now weak and liquidated by the enemy. The enemy is always going to be the same, although with different masks.”

During 2021 Isabel Peralta has become the brightest star of radical racial nationalism. She is an organiser for the new activist group Bastión Frontal and for the women’s section of La Falange, a party founded in 1999 whose ideological origins are in the Falange Española de las JONS, the party that upheld José Antonio’s political legacy as the voice of radical nationalism during the Franco years.

However there were very different reactionary elements in and around Franco’s government who took an implicitly anti-German stance.

Falangists were undermined by an extraordinary conspiracy masterminded by British intelligence via an international gangster of Majorcan Jewish origin – Juan March.

In Issue 58 of H&D, published in 2014, our assistant editor Peter Rushton wrote a detailed article about this operation – codenamed Goldeneye – in which the “Cavalry of St George” – massive quantities of gold – were deployed to keep Spain out of the Second World War.

Click here to read this article now published online.

Juan March, Jewish-Majorcan gangster and British agent in Franco’s Spain

The strange story of Juan March was first brought to Peter Rushton’s attention almost thirty years ago by an elderly Anglo-Spanish couple who attanded reunion dinners of the Friends of Oswald Mosley in London. He was later able to document the story in extensive research at the UK National Archives.

In the 1990s Peter Rushton was one of several H&D readers who represented John Tyndall’s British National Party at annual November 20th rallies commemorating José Antonio, both in Central Madrid and at the Valle de los Caidos mausoleum.

The Valle de los Caidos, where José Antonio is buried

As part of these events Mr Rushton visited a private Division Azul museum in central Madrid, as well as the offices of Pedro Varela’s CEDADE and the Alianza por la Unidad Nacional (AUN). Since that time, the great heritage of Spanish nationalism seemed to have been repressed by leftwing Spanish governments, including the disgraceful disinterring of Gen. Franco from his tomb at the Valle de los Caidos. However the latest Madrid demonstrations and the widely publicised speech of Isabel Peralta mark the movement’s revival and the first signs of a new dawn for Spain.

In November 2021 Isabel was interviewed on one of Spain’s leading political television programmes, leading to a furious reaction from ‘anti-fascists’ and Zionist lobbyists who objected to this exceptionally intelligent and attractive ‘fascist’ being given a nationwide media platform.

H&D will report further during the coming months on developments in the case of Isabel Peralta and her fight for real history.

Two faces of heroism: Wolfgang Fröhlich and Admiral Sir Tom Phillips

Wolfgang Fröhlich earlier this year with his 2021 Robert Faurisson International Prize

Ending a sad month for H&D, following the loss of our comrades John Bean and Ian Carser, we learned that the great Austrian revisionist – 70-year-old chemical engineer Wolfgang Fröhlich, who earlier this year was awarded the Robert Faurisson International Prize – has died. His longstanding comrade Franz Radl informs us: “As I was told he had to spend several weeks in the intensive care unit because of his Covid-19-illness.”

This tragic news arrived just as I was writing a historical article for this website about the events of December 1941, and it seems now strangely appropriate to combine the two, and reflect on two different but complementary faces of heroism with regard to the Second World War and its legacy for us in the 21st century.

Wolfgang Fröhlich’s heroism was that of a man who speaks the truth as he sees it, with the benefit of specialist technical knowledge and scholarship, knowing that the personal consequences will be catastrophic. In this respect (though from Catholic Austria) he stood in the tradition of Martin Luther who reputedly said in 1521 when summoned to recant his ‘heresy’: “Here I stand, I can do no other”. There is no reliable record that he actually said those words, but he did defy his inquisitors, and we know that he did say: “I cannot and will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience.”

Beginning in the 1990s, Wolfgang Fröhlich similarly stood by his seriously researched and thoughtfully expressed views which amount to the most serious ‘heresy’ of our times: challenging historical orthodoxy regarding the purported extermination of six million European Jews in ‘homicidal gas chambers’ on the orders of Adolf Hitler.

Wolfgang Fröhlich appeared as an expert defence witness at the 1998 trial of Jürgen Graf (above left) and was himself arrested five years later. Alongside German-Canadian revisionist Ernst Zündel (above right), Fröhlich became (in the words of Prof. Robert Faurisson) one of the first victims of President George W. Bush and Rudolph Giuliani in their efforts to crush revisionism.

This challenge began when Fröhlich appeared as an expert defence witness during the trial of Swiss revisionist Jürgen Graf and his publisher Gerhard Förster in 1998. By that time he had for a few years been distributing revisionist texts to Austrian politicians, journalists and others. Based on his own expertise as a specialist in the use of poison gas for exterminating vermin, Fröhlich had concluded that the ‘official’ story about ‘homicidal gas chambers’ being used to kill Jews and others with hydrogen cyanide (‘Zyklon B’) in German ‘extermination camps’ was scientifically impossible.

Even after the Graf trial, it took some time before Fröhlich himself was troubled by the authorities. In 2001 he published a 368-page book entitled Die Gaskammer Lüge (‘The Gas Chamber Lie’). This led to a warrant for his arrest, but no immediate proceedings followed.

It was not until June 2003 that Fröhlich was arrested, an event which according to Prof. Robert Faurisson seems to have been linked to a speech in Vienna by President George W. Bush’s special envoy on combatting ‘anti-semitism’, the notorious Rudolph Giuliani, later right-hand-man to President Donald Trump.

Giuliani demanded action against revisionists, writing in the New York Times that “revisionist viewpoints put us at risk of a repetition of race-based genocide”. Washington demanded, and Vienna obeyed. Wolfgang Fröhlich was arrested on 21st June 2003 and spent twelve of the next sixteen years in prison – the rest of the time on trial or awaiting trial. During one of these intervals of semi-liberty, in 2006 Fröhlich attended the Tehran International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust – an event offered uniquely by Iran as being open to all sides of debate on this topic – accompanied by his indefatigable Viennese attorney, Dr Herbert Schaller. He received an ovation from the Iranian audience after simply telling them that he was legally prevented by the Austrian authorities from expressing his views even in Tehran.

Wolfgang Fröhlich (second right) with fellow speakers at the 2006 Tehran Conference including his attorney Dr Herbert Schaller (centre) and Lady Michèle Renouf (far right).

Austria became among the most oppressive of the many European countries that during the past quarter-century have criminalised ‘Holocaust denial’, with increasingly severe penalties against those who apply normal historical methods to a period that has been taken out of history and turned into a secular religion.

Even after his release in March 2019, Fröhlich spent the rest of his life as a condemned criminal without normal pension and other citizen’s rights. He was even labelled by prosecutors (in true Stalinist fashion) as a criminal ‘lunatic’ as punishment for the lucid, rational expression of his historical and scientific views. During his last two years, Fröhlich was engaged in a series of legal battles to expose the unprofessional conduct of ‘expert’ psychiatric witnesses who had been prepared to parrot the prosecution’s line.

During one of Fröhlich’s court ordeals in 2015, Prof. Robert Faurisson wrote:
“I know Wolfgang Fröhlich. He masters his subject. He expresses himself with moderation. He is not an excited or fanatical person. On the contrary! He honours his country and historical science.
“His fate is upsetting. We must always remember the degree of ignominy to which the ‘elites’ who rule the German-speaking world have sunk and, in particular, the German or Austrian magistrates capable of sending a man of this quality to prison for thirteen years.”

Wolfgang Fröhlich’s heroic stand for truth and justice is sure to survive his death, and inspire future generations as Europe recovers its dignity, sovereignty and traditions.

Admiral Sir Tom Phillips (1888-1941) died eighty years ago this month in a war that he deeply opposed, seeing it as the consequence of disastrous decisions by British governments.

By contrast another very different hero – Admiral Sir Tom Phillips – was lost in the mists of history until I found a document in the wartime diaries of Hugh Dalton, the minister in Churchill’s wartime government who took charge of the ‘dirty tricks’ department of Britain’s war effort, the Special Operations Executive.

Admiral Phillips was a hero of a type familiar to students of Greek tragedy – where one often finds a man trapped by circumstance, who has no alternative but to confront his fate.

In June 1940, just a month after Churchill had taken over as Prime Minister and taken Britain over the brink into ‘total war’ – Admiral Phillips told Dalton that this war was a disaster for Britain and was the consequence of several appalling decisions that had alienated countries that should have been our allies.

“He does not care anything about the Italians, who are a worthless lot, but the Spaniards are a very different story. To have Spain as an enemy would jeopardise the whole of our control, both of the western Mediterranean and the Atlantic sea routes. It is unthinkable that we should have been brought to such a point. We backed the Bolsheviks in Spain in 1936 and ’37 against the only man who, in modern times, has been able to make Spain strong. The horrors committed by the Bolsheviks in Spain were seen by our sailors and are on record.

“This was the climax of a foreign policy which had first adopted an attitude towards Germany which made war with her inevitable; had then successively alienated Japan, Italy, and now, finally, Spain. The French had not been fighting in these last weeks. This was because they too had become Bolsheviks. Weygand [the French supreme commander from May-June 1940] had said that the only tough troops in France were the Poles, and that if he had had ten more Divisions of them, he would have won the battle.”

Despite his perception that this war was a disaster for his country, Admiral Phillips took command of British naval forces in the Far East in October 1941. Immediately after Pearl Harbor he set out on his flagship HMS Prince of Wales to confront Japanese forces (the very forces whom he believed should have remained British allies – a view also taken by his former colleague, the ex-Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiral Sir Barry Domvile, who by this time had been interned without trial in England for opposing Churchill’s war policy).

On 10th December 1941, the Prince of Wales and her fellow battleship HMS Repulse were sunk by Japanese air attack. Admiral Sir Tom Phillips – who had so strongly opposed the entire war policy – went down with his ship.

Had he the opportunity, no doubt the Admiral – like Wolfgang Fröhlich – would echo Martin Luther: “I cannot and will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience.”

Piece by piece, their fellow Europeans will recover accurate knowledge of their own history.

George Orwell wrote in 1984: “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”

Our task, in our present, is to recover that control.

A century of sacrifice and betrayal

Dennis Hutchings remembered last week at the 1st Shankill Somme memorial garden, Belfast

This year marks the centenary of the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal, and most H&D readers will once again have bought a poppy to remember the tragic sacrifice of so many lives in the wars and terrorist conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Yet this year we have more reason than ever to remember betrayal as well as sacrifice, and the less than noble role sometimes played by the British Legion itself.

On 18th October 80-year-old Dennis Hutchings – already terminally ill – died in Belfast after contracting Covid-19. He was buried last week in Plymouth.

Dennis Hutchings was betrayed by the British establishment but proudly wore his medals while being prosecuted by his own government

Pallbearers from the Life Guards – Mr Hutchings’ former regiment – were allowed by the Ministry of Defence to take part in his funeral, but his last years were marked by relentless efforts to prosecute him for doing his duty.

Despite his illness, Mr Hutchings boldly stood up to defend not only his own record, but those of countless comrades whose sacrifice is now traduced for today’s political convenience.

Just like the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings – whose families have yet to obtain justice even though the British government knows full well who perpetrated the crime – those who like Dennis Hutchings fought the scourge of terrorism as far back as fifty years ago, are considered disposable by our lords and masters.

Despite his illness, Dennis Hutchings fought to the last in defence of his comrades’ role in combating terrorism

This is nothing new: long before the renewal of the IRA’s terrorist campaign in the late 1960s, another ruthless band of killers brought a campaign of death and destruction to Britain’s streets, and it soon proved politically convenient to forget their crimes. These were the Zionist Jewish terrorists of the Stern Gang, Irgun and Haganah. One Stern Gang terrorist who planted a bomb in Central London has continued to escape prosecution for more than seventy years! Robert Misrahi bombed a servicemen’s club just off Trafalgar Square, then escaped to France where he became an eminent academic and still lives in Paris aged 95, untroubled by any request for his extradition.

No such luck for Dennis Hutchings or the many other British servicemen now facing prosecution – not for carrying out terrorist crimes, but for fighting the terrorists!

Tony Martin – himself an ex-serviceman and now chairman of the National Front – will lead the NF’s traditional Remembrance Day march to the Cenotaph today: a tradition that was begun by the NF’s founding chairman, A.K. Chesterton, who won the Military Cross on the Western Front in 1918.

H&D readers will pay their respects at memorials around the UK. But without illusions.

It has become a cliché to write that British soldiers in the First World War were “lions led by donkeys”. Sadly it was much worse than that. They were (and remain to this day) lions led by traitors.

Far-called, our navies melt away;
On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Rudyard Kipling, Recessional, 1897

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

Laurence Binyon, For the Fallen, 1914

New video: Justice in Germany (new link)

A celebration of those who have fought for justice and real history in Germany, the UK and across the European world. A shield and medal created by British campaigner Dr James Thring to celebrate a legal victory in this continuing battle, leads to broader discussion by Anglo-German friends of Lady Michèle Renouf including her attorney Wolfram Nahrath.

Discussion of the positive contributions made by friends of justice and historical truth includes those Britons who opposed terror bombing strategy in the 1940s, and the groundbreaking contribution to the honour of Britain by the British historian David Irving in his 1963 book The Destruction of Dresden.

This video marks the first anniversary of Lady Michèle Renouf’s Dresden court victory.

Down with the Pack of Liars!

Lady Michèle Renouf and the ‘Alternative for Britain’ Bitchute channel today posted this story in Commemoration of Richard Edmonds (1943-2020), our legendary English nationalist.

Like legendary German attorney Manfred Roeder (1929-2014); and the Berlin attorney Wolfram Nahrath (1962- ) ; Richard Edmonds stood lifelong for British/German/Russian real history, honourable conduct, and mutual justice.

The title “Down With the Pack of Liars” cites the great German poet Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805).
All four European men (the poet, the two lawyers, the orator) have Schiller’s call for “manly character” (Virtus) in common.

The trilogy is introduced by the oratory prize-winning voice of Richard Edmonds. He reads the Schiller poem which is the keynote to the late Manfred Roeder’s guardianship of authentic German heritage and cultural pride fostered in his historic educational centre at Haus Richberg.

Roeder a political prisoner of conscience (sentenced for 13 years and in this film speaks before going to jail again!) declares:
“Germany must remain our land”; and declares Haus Richberg: “the centre of the promotion and preservation of the German spirit”.

Attorney Roeder briefly defended the legendary peace-broker Rudolf Hess when silenced for life in solitary imprisonment at Spandau.

The trilogy continues with this link to a film (of 7 mins duration): https://www.bitchute.com/video/2DJAKeitHyxM/

The viewer is welcomed through the renovated exterior into the handsome hall of Haus Richberg where we meet the Berlin attorney Wolfram Nahrath. He specialises in defending political cases for Bishop Richard Williamson, Attorney Horst Mahler, the Schaefer siblings, Ursula Haverbeck, and winning in the extraordinary Volksverhetzung case of Lady Michèle Renouf.

The trilogy concludes with this second link to Part 3 (duration 47 mins): https://www.bitchute.com/video/5PkNT8mfue6f/

Here we share RA Wolfram Nahrath at breakfast with host and friends at Haus Richberg. He discusses why today’s German people are deprived of their democratic choice and sovereignty. German citizens (still under wartime Allied occupation) cannot choose to disallow the sending of their soldiers (as if American mercenaries) into “peace-keeping” wars which then render Germans as retaliatory sitting targets.

The late Richard Edmonds likewise saw how the British postwar – akin to the wartime policy-making “pack of liars” – put the nation’s indigenous people at risk of reprisals for “peace-keeping” war “missions”.

This “pack of liars” put all European nations at risk of conquest by mass migrating aliens. Inevitably these aliens will out-number the rooted citizens who have never been democratically consulted! Inevitably, all such conquered European nations will succumb to native European “species extinction”.

Neither the host country nor the “developing” nation gains from the artificially induced mass onslaught of uprooted aliens who having abandoned their needy homeland, then collude to racially abuse the host nation with gross ingratitude.

“Allies = All Liars” – Long Live the catch-cry of Richard Edmonds!

The spy story that helped derail Lady Renouf’s Dresden trial

Sir Frank Renouf (above left) with his close friend and colleague for many years, Hermann Abs, widely accused of financial ‘war crimes’

H&D‘s assistant editor Peter Rushton today reveals an extraordinary Second World War spy story – previously unknown to military and intelligence historians.

This story was one of the reasons for Dresden prosecutors’ abandonment of their prosecution of Lady Michèle Renouf three months ago. It had taken two and a half years for this prosecution to come to court.

Lady Renouf was charged with having committed ‘holocaust denial’ during an impromptu speech at a public commemoration in Dresden in 2018. Part of her ‘crime’ was to state that it had not been “exceptionally cruel” for Germany to intern Jews, given the fact that organised Jewry had declared war on Germany and that its representatives were closely involved in various forms of overt and covert warfare on the British (and later Soviet and American) side.

Lady Michèle and Sir Frank Renouf

H&D‘s Peter Rushton was a research consultant to the Renouf defence, and today he releases part of a dossier that would have caused great embarrassment to the German and British authorities had the case come to trial.

This reveals the existence of a previously unreported spy at the heart of the Third Reich – half-Jewish banker Robi Mendelssohn, partner in his family bank Mendlessohn & Co., the largest private bank in 1930s Germany.

Mendelssohn was an MI6 agent in wartime Berlin, meeting with British intelligence officers during his business trips to neutral Stockholm.

The case raises numerous previously unreported questions about the state of British intelligence regarding wartime Germany, including the so-called ‘Holocaust’.

Robi Mendelssohn: half-Jewish banker and MI6 spy in wartime Berlin

And it is of special relevance to the Renouf case because for complex reasons it turns out that MI6 spy Robi Mendelssohn was the man who convinced British occupation authorities to reinstal accused ‘war criminal’ Hermann Abs at the centre of reconstructing Germany’s postwar banking system.

Abs went on to be the closest colleague and friend of Lady Renouf’s former husband Sir Frank Renouf, who was awarded the Verdienstkreuz (Germany’s highest civilian honour) for his work with Abs in transforming German investment banking.

Click here to read today’s extraordinary story at the Renouf trial blog: modeltrial.blogspot.com

Further details will appear in the March edition of H&D.

Ursula Haverbeck again given jail sentence at 92

Ursula Haverbeck (above left) with fellow campaigner Dr Rigolf Hennig and Lady Michèle Renouf, who was recently acquitted of Volksverhetzung charges.

The indefatigable campaigner for truth and justice Ursula Haverbeck – who celebrated her 92nd birthday on November 8th – was yet again sentenced by a German court last Friday, under the Federal Republic’s notorious Volksverhetzung law that prohibits discussion of certain historical subjects.
Frau Haverbeck, a writer and publisher, for many years ran the educational institute Collegium Humanum with her late husband Werner Haverbeck (1909-1999). The Collegium hosted prominent intellectuals, including the pioneering ecological author and activist Ernst Friedrich Schumacher.

In 2004 Ursula Haverbeck was fined for Volksverhetzung, and has been convicted several times for further offences, in particular for “denying” that the Auschwitz internment camp was used for the homicidal gassing of Jews. In reality many of her offences consisted simply of asking precise questions of a series of German and Jewish officials – seeking to pin down the exact allegations that are made against wartime German authorities.

Instead of answering these questions in the normal manner, these officials chose to drag Ursula Haverbeck into court, where she has several times been sentenced to prison terms. From May 2018 until last month she was imprisoned in Bielefeld, in the north-west German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Just a month later, another jail sentence – this time 12 months, though appeals will follow. Ursula Haverbeck already has pending appeals against two sentences (one of ten months, the other six) for similar ‘crimes’. The ‘offence’ for which she was sentenced last Friday was a YouTube video interview with former schoolteacher Nikolai Nerling, known as Der Volkslehrer (“People’s Teacher”).

Monika and Alfred Schaefer

Many Germans are prosecuted every year for Volksverhetzung. The highest profile prisoner still incarcerated is the German-Canadian Alfred Schaefer, whose sister Monika was also imprisoned for her part in ‘Holocaust denial’ videos. No-one has yet calculated how much the Federal Republic spends on detection and prosecution of such ‘crimes’. 84-year-old attorney and author Horst Mahler was imprisoned until last month despite having had both legs amputated during his sentence.

Retired Supreme Court judges Winfried Hassemer and Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem are among those who have called for the repeal of this monstrous debate-denying law.

Note: This article first appeared at the Role Model on Trial blog

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