Germar Rudolf on German prosecution
I have steadily documented the figures of people prosecuted in
"Thought Crimes" since 1997 on my website at
These figures stem directly from
the German authorities, from their yearly "Report of the Agency
the Protection of the Constitution" (Verfassungschutzbericht),
its information from the German Federal Bureau of Investigation
(Bundeskriminalamt, BKA). The German authorities are particularly
proud to have successfully and effectively prosecuted so many
"political extremists" for their "illegal expressions of
This authority's website can be found at
The reports with the relevant
figures of the last two years can be found at:
Those reports list criminal prosecutions against individuals who have
committed a crimes for political reasons. Those crimes are divided in
several categories, some consisting of "normal crimes"
non-violent, like murder, robbery, theft, assault, destruction
of/damaging to property, etc.) and "unnormal" crimes
stirring up the people, and the like). I summarized only those
prosecutions concerning "unnormal" crimes, that is only
were committed by merely stating an opinion by, e.g., publishing a
text, selling, distributing, storing, importing, exporting, or
offering a medium (pamphlet, flyer,
sticker, book, video, CD...), giving a speech, wearing insignia,
waving a flag, being member of an (organized or non-organized)
"illegal" group, participating in an outlawed
singing prohibited songs, etc.
Thus, the following figures include only such crimes, which are
described by the German authorities themselves as THOUGHT CRIMES,
which are covered by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
(Figures for 2003 estimated to make it a complete decade):
~ estimate for 2003.
* "Offenses with right wing extremist background", that is:
"Propaganda Offenses" and "Stirring up the People"
** Left: "Offenses with left wing extremist background",
to as "other offenses", i.e., crimes not covered by the usual
a crime (=thought crime)
*** Foreign: offenses committed by foreign extremists, that is, crimes
covered by the usual definition of a crime (=thought crime). These are
primarily "thought crimes" committed by Turks and Kurds in
civil war against each other on German soil.
NOTE: These figures are prosecutions started by the German authorities
for recorded "Thought Crimes." Not all of them led to
culprits could only be found in an unknown fraction of these cases.
small fraction of these cases led to prison terms, and again only a
of them were not suspended. Therefore, it may be assumed that 100,000
prosecutions per decade might have led to 50,000 persons being tried;
of them were fined; perhaps a few thousand of them received prison
which perhaps several hundreds had to serve their term (between a few
months and up to five years). Only the latter category would correctly
be referred to as "political prisoners." Many individuals
sentenced to prison terms for their revisionist views belong into this
category (Remer, Deckert, Leuchter, Schmidt, Walendy, Witzsch, Töben,
Did anybody think I was joking when I went into exile and applied for
political asylum in America?
It seems that not even most revisionists have fathomed the degree, to
Germany was transmogrified into a Stalinist dictatorship over the last