Veteran fighters for truth and justice: Dr Herbert Schaller and Don Salvador Borrego

We regret to report the deaths of two of the world’s leading veteran fighters for historical truth and justice: Dr Herbert Schaller of Austria and Don Salvador Borrego of Mexico.

Don Salvador was one of the very first revisionist historians of the Second World War, with his landmark book Derrota Mundial (Worldwide Defeat) published in 1953, and remained active with further publications and speeches until his death aged 102 on January 8th. Don Salvador’s 100th birthday was celebrated in Guadalajara in 2015 with an international congress, attended by Ernst and Ingrid Zündel, David Duke, Mark Weber, Lady Michèle Renouf, Pedro Varela and many other well known campaigners for the right to free historical research (see video link above).

The young Wehrmacht Oberleutnant Herbert Schaller in 1944

Dr Herbert Schaller was educated at one of the elite Napola (Nationalpolitische Lehranstalt – National Political Institutes of Education), designed to produce the future leaders of National Socialism.  After wartime service in the Wehrmacht, Dr Schaller became a prominent lawyer in Vienna and was best known for his defence of numerous political ‘criminals’ hauled before Austrian courts under increasingly repressive laws.

Among Dr Schaller’s clients were the British historian David Irving, Austrian author Gerd Honsik, and German-Canadian publisher Ernst Zündel.  It was thanks to Dr Schaller’s legal expertise that David Irving won an early release in December 2006 from his Viennese prison sentence.  Eventually the Austrian state brought in a new law enforcing a compulsory retirement age for lawyers, solely in order to prevent Dr Schaller from practising!

Dr Herbert Schaller died on January 18th aged 94. Interviews filmed at his home in Vienna and on the day of his client Ernst Zündel’s release in Mannheim will be published later this year. For further tributes to the life and work of Don Salvador Borrego and Dr Herbert Schaller, read the March 2018 edition of Heritage and Destiny.

Don Salvador Borrego (above right) at the international congress held on his 100th birthday in 2015.

International guests at the Guadalajara congress held in honour of Don Salvador Borrego’s 100th birthday

Dr Herbert Schaller with his client Ernst Zündel on the day of the latter’s release from Mannheim prison in 2010.

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