Robert Faurisson International Prize awarded to Monika and Alfred Schaefer

On what would have been the 93rd birthday of the great revisionist scholar Professor Robert Faurisson – who died on 21st October 2018 seconds after returning home from his final conference in Shepperton, West London, organised by Heritage & Destiny – the fourth Robert Faurisson International Prize was awarded to the courageous German-Canadian brother and sister, Alfred and Monika Schaefer.

The award ceremony took place via videoconference, involving Monika Schaefer; prize chairman Joe Fallisi; his committee colleagues William Nichols and Lady Michèle Renouf; and Monika’s German lawyer Wolfram Nahrath.

The wording of the award plaque reads: “To the heroic Alfred and Monika Schaefer, brother and sister, examples of honesty and uprightness in the fight for historical truth.”

Alfred Schaefer remains in prison in Munich, having been convicted under Germany’s notorious debate-denying volksverhetzung (public incitement) law, so his sister Monika accepted the award on his as well as her own behalf.

Monika Schaefer said:

“I am honoured to accept this award on behalf of my brave brother Alfred Schaefer and myself, with a strong emphasis on Alfred who is currently still behind bars in the occupied territory of Germany. I consider myself to simply have been in the right place at the right time, with an apology to my mother.

“My simple action took place in 2016 in the form of a six-minute video called “Sorry mom, I was wrong about the holocaust” (“Entschuldigung Mama, ich hatte Unrecht was den Holocaust betrifft” in German), in which I apologized for reprimanding my mother many years ago, for not having stopped the holocaust from happening.

“Since about 2011 when we began our awakening to the truth about what is going on in the world, Alfred and I have become a team, strengthening and encouraging each other along the way. There is a multiplier effect, and it is much greater than one plus one.

“We stand on the shoulders of Giants before us, most notably the late great Robert Faurisson in whose name this award is being given. He and countless others (if I start naming them, I am afraid I will miss some…) toiled hard to research and tell the truth, and many of them endured great suffering for their efforts. We sailed in on their waters, and are so grateful for all their work.

Alfred and Monika Schaefer

“Alfred and I both recognize the critical importance of this topic — “the Holocaust” — to both sides.

“What makes Alfred who he is and what makes him tick? Alfred has had many adventures in his life. He has been a hang-glider pilot, a sailor, and has cycled around three continents – North America, Europe and Africa. He had some very close calls, and could write several thriller books about his journeys. Those experiences would tend to sharpen an appreciation of what we have, and crystallize an understanding of what is at stake. When Alfred began to learn the truth about world events, he knew he could not be a by-stander, in this war that we find ourselves in. He put his skills to work and became a truth warrior, blogging, producing high-quality videos, leafletting and speaking. He never backed down.

“Alfred’s spirit is undaunted, and he retains his excellent sense of humour, even as a Prisoner of War since over three and a half years, and being held in solitary confinement since over a year. He radiates a positive outlook through his letters. No matter how grim things look, and no matter how hard they try to break him, he projects a winning attitude. He is like the General taking his troops into battle, boosting our morale and injecting us with the fighting spirit to take us to victory!”

The Robert Faurisson International Prize Committee hopes and expects to return to the Professor’s home town of Vichy for the 2023 prize ceremony. Previous winners of the prize are Ursula Haverbeck, Vincent Reynouard, and the late Wolfgang Fröhlich.

Coinciding with this year’s award and this 93rd birthday of Professor Robert Faurisson, Heritage and Destiny today publishes a groundbreaking essay by our assistant editor Peter Rushton – The Hitler-Bormann Testament: Truth or Lie?

This essay (which will also appear in print as an appendix to a forthcoming book) explores many aspects of Third Reich historiography, and uses new archival discoveries to demolish the core argument of a recent scholar regarding a controversial record of Adolf Hitler’s alleged comments during the last months of his life.

The Hitler-Bormann Testament: Truth or Lie is published in honour of Robert Faurisson’s scholarly legacy and of this year’s and previous years’ prize laureates. It is dedicated to three great Europeans of our time: Ursula Haverbeck, Lady Michèle Renouf, and Isabel Peralta – defenders of the right to historical truth, and champions of European civilisation’s essential values.

Click here to download this new publication in PDF.

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