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An Academic "Thought Criminal"
The Persecution of a German Scholar
Imagine an expert in DNA analyses. He is asked to verify if a defendant is
the father of a child. He complies and confirms the fatherhood of the
With his testimony, however, the expert contradicts the statements of many
witnesses who claim the opposite. Imagine the judge ruling not to admit the
expert testimony because it makes spectators assume that the witnesses lied
sinister motives. The judge even puts the expert witness on trial for
inciting hatred against the witnesses and sentences him to 14 months in
think it can’t happen? It does happen in Germany...
German scholar Germar Rudolf authored, edited and published numerous
articles, brochures, books, and magazines in the German and in the English
language both in his native Germany and abroad. He is the owner of a
university-press-style publishing house that focuses on detailed scientific
studies of well-defined historical topics. He is lauded as an academic of
standards by many professors from around the world. Yet the German
authorities want to imprison him exactly because of his scholarly success,
ground-breaking academic writings. They intend to imprison him for at least
years, if not even ten years, and they have ordered to confiscate all of his
Rudolf’s crime: he did and does not obey a German penal law that forces
everybody to parrot the official version of a detail of German history. You
wonder what detail that may be, but to be sure: It does not matter, because
government that prescribes the writing of history by penal law is dictating
its citizens what to think, and that is the exact definition of a
To summarize Germar's deeds:
An Academic "Thought Criminal"
Germar Rudolf (pictured) was asked by various defense teams to testify as an
expert in chemistry at trials in Germany. Yet the judges refused to hear his
testimony in open violation of German law, which does not allow the
of expert witnesses already present in the court room.
Rudolf’s rejected expert report was then published by a defendant who had
requested it for his defense. This defendant considered it vital to draw
attention to this illegal suppression of evidence, which he sought to do by
perfectly legitimate, though polemical, introduction and appendix to Rudolf’
report. Thanks to this publication, Rudolf was sentenced to 14 months in
prison. The court argued that Rudolf's findings in combination with the
comments could arouse hostile emotions against witnesses, whose testimonies
conflicted with Rudolf’s findings.
A year later, Rudolf published a large scientific book about similar issues,
for which he was also indicted. Although historians testified during this
trial that Rudolf's work is scientific and thus protected by Germany’s
constitution, the book was nevertheless confiscated and burned by order of
Rudolf subsequently fled to England, where he established a small publishing
for similar scholarly material like that he was prosecuted for in Germany.
a result, Germany requested his extradition. Therefore, Rudolf fled to
America and applied for political asylum.
Rudolf continued his scholarly publishing activities in the "Land of the
Free," lauded by scholars from around the world, but hated by German
Rudolf defies and undermines German censorship, considered among the
worldwide. Hence, more than 30 criminal investigations are pending against
in Germany for his peaceful "thought crimes," each of them perfectly legal
the U.S., but punishable with up to five years in jail in Germany. German
authorities have also ordered the confiscation of his property, because they
claim it was all acquired with money gained from "illegal" activities.
The U.S.A. – Still a Safe Haven for the Persecuted?
In 2004, the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Services (INS) rejected
Rudolf's application for political asylum. They ordered him to be deported
handcuffs, banned for life, with no possible remedy. Not even his marriage
to a U.S.
citizen with a child expected are considered.
The reasoning given by the INS:
1. Germany is a democracy, a state under the rule of law. Hence, Rudolf is
not fleeing persecution, but lawful prosecution.
2. Considering Germany’s Nazi past, it has to censor its citizens in order
to make sure that Nazism will never rise again.
3. Rejecting evidence is OK, because the U.S. also has rules for rejecting
evidence. E.g., if an expert has already proved a point at issue, witnesses
contradict this expert can be rejected.
4. Rudolf’s application was found to be "frivolous" (deceitful), the most
severe immigration violation, resulting in the harshest punishment possible.
This INS ruling is outrageous, because:
1. Just calling oneself a democracy doesn’t make it one. Almost all
dictatorships call themselves "democracies" and "states under the rule of
proof lies in Germany’s civil rights record, not in its law books.
2. Justifying German censorship is like saying: Because Germany persecuted
minorities, jailed dissenters, and burned books in the past, it now has an
obligation to persecute minorities, jail dissenters, and burn books!
3. The INS has it upside down: Germany not only rejects, it jails experts
because their research results disagree with witnesses.
4. Rudolf learned about the accusation of having filed a "frivolous"
application only in the verdict, which named no evidence for it. It is as if
were tried for theft, then sentenced for murder without proof!
Due Process Threatened
If the Federal Court reviewing Rudolf’s case upholds this INS verdict, then
due process for immigrants – perhaps even for U.S. citizens – will be a
of the past:
1. Defendants could be sentenced for crimes for which they were never
accused and for which there is no evidence.
2. Expert witnesses could be prosecuted because eyewitnesses feel insulted
by their testimonies.
Under normal circumstances, this outrageous INS decision would be overturned
by any U.S. Federal Court. But this is a special case:
1. Germany, one of America’s most important allies, demands that Rudolf be
not recognized as a political refugee.
2. The topic that Rudolf’s scholarly publications address is so emotionally
charged that even judges can lose their objectivity and refuse to take due
regard of the impact of their decisions.
The World’s Leading Historical Dissident
The reason for all this? Germar Rudolf is the world’s leading publisher of
independent Holocaust studies not funded by any government. He publishes
university-style research that critically re-examines and corrects generally
views of the Holocaust, while at the same time confirming the unjust
inflicted upon Jews during that human catastrophe.
But doubting aspects of the official version of the Holocaust, even if it
confirms the injustice done to Jews, is a crime in Germany so severe that
German authorities not only jail dissenters, burn their books, and block
Internet sites, but also outlaw motions to introduce dissenting evidence in
trials and prosecute defense lawyers who dare to do so anyway.
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