Address to the Mannheim District Court 15 November 2006 to 29 January 2007
By Germar Rudolf. Here’s the uncensored inside story from the “thought criminal” himself—Germar Rudolf. Rudolf was a highly respected chemist with a promising career—a graduate of the Max Planck Institute—who made the “mistake” of telling the truth at a place (Germany) and time (during court) when lies are the only permissible public statements about the holocaust. When informed he would be sent to prison for his factual testimony made during a law case involving the holocaust, Rudolf went underground. He ended up in America, fell in love and was wed to his U.S. citizen sweetheart.
However, in late 2005, Rudolf—now a peace activist and publisher—was kidnapped by the U.S. government and deported to Germany to face charges of “holocaust denial.” There he was put on trial for his historical writings. During this trial his defense lawyers were prohibited under the threat of prosecution from filing motions in support of Rudolf’s historical views.
All motions filed by Rudolf’s defense team directed at proving that his writings are scientific in nature and are therefore protected by the German constitution were rejected by the court. Academics willing to confirm as expert witnesses the scholarly nature of Rudolf’s writings were barred from testifying.
Confronted with this kafkaesque situation, yet undaunted, Rudolf gave a brilliant speech in court that lasted seven sessions. In it he elucidated what science is and how to recognize its exemplars.
He proved that his writings undoubtedly qualified. He demonstrated moreover why the German laws designed to suppress peaceful dissidents are unconstitutional and in violation of human rights. Furthermore, he explained in detail why it is everyone’s obligation to resist in a non-violent way a state which throws peaceful dissidents into dungeons.
The court was hardly moved by Rudolf’s arguments. It sentenced him to 30 months imprisonment and ordered Rudolf’s opus magnum, his Lectures on the Holocaust, to be confiscated and burned under police supervision.
In addition, the public prosecutor initiated another criminal investigation against Rudolf, because he had tried to publish his defense speech from his prison cell.
After Rudolf had served his full prison term, he was released from prison in the summer of 2009 but also put under three years of “conduct supervision” by the German authorities. After this restriction was rescinded in the summer of 2011 due to his emigration to the U.S., his defense speech in support of liberty finally saw the light of day.
The book also contains, among other things, comprehensive documentation of the motions rejected by the court as well as two expert reports of historians who could not testify. Additionally, it is illustrated with a number of gorgeous drawings prepared by Rudolf during his time in prison, 16 of them in full color.
50% of the turnover from sales of this book will be paid to the author as our (and your) contribution to remedy to some degree the injustice done to him! (Instead of the usual 10%.)
Read the review below by John Tiffany, “Prominent ‘Thought Criminal’ Pens New Book Detailing Battle for Historical & Holocaust Truth.”
376 pages, paperback, 6″×9″, 16 color illustrations.
Prominent ‘Thought Criminal’ Pens New Book Detailing Battle for Historical, Holocaust Truth
By John Tiffany, Originally published in The Barnes Review, May/June 2012
In a letter written by Germar Rudolf from his prison cell he explained why he became a holocaust Revisionist and why he was prepared to pay such a terrible price. Perhaps surprisingly, Rudolf, a chemist, was never much interested in World War II or the holocaust. What interested him were the whys and wherefores of propaganda lies. To him holocaust propaganda is not a mere historical issue but rather also an ideological issue.
Rudolf has an abiding interest in understanding how and why wars get to be, the intrigues, schemes, lies and propaganda used to justify it and how, in some cases, this propaganda is afterward maintained by the victorious side.
In his typical German school education, he encountered the subject of the holocaust repeatedly, and recalls: “The usual claims about it seemed undeniable to me—chiseled in stone, self-evident.”
But in 1989 he came across the writings of Paul Rassinier, a French former communist, partisan fighter, and inmate of Buchenwald and other WWII work camps. Rassinier heard stories after the war of mechanized exterminations in Buchenwald—claims he knew as a scientist to be untrue. These lies and the increasing persecution in Germany of anyone who raised the issue of the holocaust made Rudolf a little angry. To him this all was outrageous, unacceptable and against all norms and ideals of a just society. In his mind, the fact that there is no other topic in all of history where dissent is crushed is evidence enough that it is thus probably the most important historical topic.
An increasing number of scholars and lay people clearly see that something is not right with Elie Wiesel and the current holocaust narratives. The writings of Rudolf and others have simply confirmed what they already suspect. See TBR’s extensive selection of books by Rudolf and others if you need convincing yourself, at barnesreview.com.
That Jews suffered greatly during the Third Reich is not in question, but the notion of a premeditated, planned and industrial extermination of Europe’s Jews with its iconic gas chambers and immutable six million are all used to make the holocaust not only “unique” but also sacred. We are faced with a new, secular religion with astonishing power to command worship. And, like all religions, the holocaust has key and sacred elements—the exterminationist imperative, the gas chambers, the sacred six million and a pantheon of heroes and martyrs. The holocaust has become the “holycaust.” If you doubt that, then think about this: Do you know of any other historical event in which we are told to believe but are banned from investigating?
This is no small matter. If it were, why the fuss? Why the witch hunt? Why the demonization and/or imprisonment of historians like David Irving, Ernst Zündel, Vincent Reynouard, Fredrick Töben, Juergen Graf, Robert Faurisson, Germar Rudolf and many others?
And it is not just these infidels. What may well be a massive lie is being used to oppress whole nations. The Germans and Austrians are blamed for conceiving and perpetrating the slaughter; the Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Romanian and Hungarian people are blamed for hosting, assisting and cheering the slaughter; the Americans, British, French, Dutch, Belgians, Italians and even Diaspora Jews are blamed for not stopping the slaughter; the Swiss are blamed for profiting from it; the entire Christian world is blamed for allowing the slaughter; and more recently the Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims are blamed for wanting to “holocaust” the Jews of Israel.
The truth is, the current version of the holocaust oppresses the entire non-Jewish world.
RESISTANCE IS OBLIGATORY
Imagine this kafkaesque scenario: You are a scientist who has summarized the results of many years of research in a book. Shortly after publishing this book you are arrested and thrown into prison for writing what the government claims is a book of lies. Imagine you are aware that in the upcoming trial you and your defense attorneys, if any, will be forbidden, under threat of prosecution, to prove any factual claims made in that book. All motions to introduce supporting evidence will be summarily rejected as well.
Only a very few of your research colleagues will dare to confirm the legitimacy and quality of your work because they fear similar persecution. The efforts of these few colleagues would be in vain anyway. The news media, the so-called “guardians of freedom of speech,” will join the prosecution in demanding your punishment.
In such a situation as this, how would you defend yourself in court? It’s impossible.
This is the situation Rudolf found himself in at the end of 2005 after having been abruptly and violently separated from his American family by U.S. immigration authorities in Chicago, deported to Germany and immediately thrown into jail to await trial on account of his book Lectures on the Holocaust, which Rudolf had published in the summer of 2005, and for web pages promoting this and other, similar books. This was no plot against Rudolf personally, though, because this is the same situation everyone faces who clashes with Germany’s law penalizing “holocaust denial.” The situation is similar in many Western nations.
Various defense attorneys unanimously assured Rudolf that all defense was doomed in principle and that he would have to reckon with a prison sentence close to the maximum term of five years. Other attorneys advised Rudolf to recant his views and feign remorse and contrition.
Renouncing his scientific convictions was not an acceptable option for Rudolf, though. A defense based on the facts of the case was impossible, and if attempted, it merely would have exacerbated his situation, because in trying to prove that his views are correct, Rudolf would have repeated once more the very crime of violating state dogma for which he was on trial.
But even if such an approach had been possible, this staunch fellow still would have rejected it because he is firmly convinced that no court has the right to pass binding judgment on matters of scientific controversy. It is therefore an impermissible concession to allow a court of law to pass judgment on the correctness of scientific theses—and real history—in the first place.
Thus, Rudolf decided quite early to treat the trial as an opportunity to document the bizarre legal conditions now prevailing in Germany. For this reason, Rudolf wanted to make a thorough statement about the governing legal situation at the beginning of the main proceedings. After a biographical introduction, Rudolf explained the actual nature of science as such and its significance for human society. This was followed by a depiction of the repressive situation prevailing in German courts today.
His seven-day presentation in court turned into a lecture on the principles of science and on the destruction of freedom of opinion in Germany, as you can read in his new book, Resistance Is Obligatory.
In this book you will read the brilliant seven-session-long address he made to the Mannheim District Court prior to his sentencing and conviction. You will see the writings of Rudolf on a variety of matters including truthseeking as the essence of human dignity, the conflict between the truthseeker and the state, the meaning of science and justice and resistance in Germany and in other countries. You’ll also find appendices documenting numerous motions to the courts and their rejections, as well as letters to distinguished historians and their replies. Finally, you will read the court’s verdict and the sentence. As an added bonus, the book includes 16 color plates of professional-level drawings created by Rudolf in his jail cell.