Arrival at Frankfurt
16.11.2005, 02:54 Uhr
Frankfurt (dpa) Der verurteilte Holocaust-Leugner Germar Rudolf ist am Dienstag auf dem Frankfurter Flughafen verhaftet worden. Der 41 Jahre alte Rechtsextremist wurde aus den USA abgeschoben und dann von deutschen Polizisten in Empfang genommen, wie die Staatsanwaltschaft Stuttgart berichtete.
Holocaust-Leugner Rudolf am Frankfurter Flughafen verhaftet
Frankfurt (dpa) Der verurteilte Holocaust-Leugner Germar Rudolf ist am Dienstag auf dem Frankfurter Flughafen verhaftet worden. Der 41 Jahre alte Rechtsextremist wurde aus den USA abgeschoben und dann von deutschen Polizisten in Empfang genommen, wie die Staatsanwaltschaft Stuttgart berichtete. Der mit dem so genannten Rudolf-Gutachten hervorgetretene Mann wurde nach Baden- Württemberg gebracht, wo er eine 14 Monate lange Haftstrafe des Landgerichts Stuttgart wegen Volksverhetzung, Beleidigung und Aufstachelung zum Rassenhass aus dem Jahr 1995 absitzen soll.
In seinem angeblich wissenschaftlichen, 1991 veröffentlichten Gutachten hatte der Diplom-Chemiker behauptet, dass in den Gaskammern des NS-Vernichtungslagers Auschwitz nie das Giftgas Zyklon-B eingesetzt worden sei. Gegen ihn besteht seit 2004 ein weiterer Haftbefehl des Amtsgerichts Mannheim. Die dortige Staatsanwaltschaft will ihn wegen der Veröffentlichung von rechtsextremistischer Propaganda im Internet belangen.
Rudolf hatte sich vor der Stuttgarter Haftstrafe in die USA abgesetzt, wo er Kontakt zu anderen Rechtsextremen unterhielt, unter anderem zu Ernst Zündel, gegen den im Moment ebenfalls in Mannheim ein Prozess läuft.
Holocaust denier deported from US
15/11/2005 - 17:27:01
A man who published a study that he said proved the Nazis did not gas Jews at Auschwitz was deported from the US to his native Germany today to serve a prison term for Holocaust denial, Stuttgart prosecutors said.
Germar Rudolf, also known as Germar Scheerer, had his emergency petition to block the deportation rejected by the US Supreme Court on Thursday.
Rudolf, a 1989 chemistry graduate of Bonn University and a former student at Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, was sentenced in 1995 to 14 months in prison for Holocaust denial, a crime in Germany, but then disappeared.
He had petitioned the US Supreme Court because he was fighting his deportation with the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia, but the next hearing was not scheduled until January – too late to halt the action.
Sent: Wednesday, 16 November 2005 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Breaking News on Germar Rudolf
Truly sad - and somewhat sickening. I heard that his American wife is pregnant.
__________________________________________Germar Rudolf Deported To GermanyA man who published a study that he said proved the Nazis did not gas Jews at Auschwitz has been deported from the US to his native Germany to serve a prison term for Holocaust denial, prosecutors in the city of Stuttgart said. The deportation took place on Tuesday. Germar Rudolf, also known as Germar Scheerer, had his emergency petition to block the deportation rejected by the US Supreme Court on Thursday. Rudolf, a 1989 chemistry graduate of Bonn University and a former student at Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, was sentenced in 1995 to 14 months in prison for Holocaust denial, a crime in Germany, but then disappeared. Rudolf's Expert Report on the Formation and Detectability of Cyanide Compounds in the Gas Chambers' of Auschwitz concluded that "no mass gassings with hydrogen cyanide took place in the National Socialist concentration camp Auschwitz".
Contrast with the following:
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 2:26 PM
Subject: AIPAC judge I'll decide what's harmful
AIPAC judge: I'll decide what's harmful
Washington Jewish News
The federal judge in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee classified-information case has ruled that prosecutors may withhold evidence from the defense.
In a hearing last week in the case against Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two former AIPAC staffers, Judge T.S. Ellis of the U.S. District Court in Alexandria ruled in favor of government arguments that recordings and transcripts of tapped conversations involving the defendants include material that would be harmful to the national interest if revealed. Ellis said he would determine what material the defense can use and what material it can not access.
Rosen's lawyer said that despite the ruling, Ellis showed sensitivity to the defense's concerns. "We're pleased that the court understands the complexities involved in providing our clients with the right to a fair trial in the midst of all these classified procedures," Abbe Lowell said.
Because the process of determining what material the defense may see is likely to be long and involved, Ellis pushed back the trial date from early January to April 25.
From: Peter Marshall
Sent: Tuesday, 15 November 2005 7:09 PM
Subject: Justice Department's Office of Special Investigation (OSI)
U.S. Nazi hunters still tracking down WWII criminals
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WASHINGTON - Eli Rosenbaum took great satisfaction every time he had a sample of the remains of Josef Mengele to examine in the course of an investigation of the concentration camp doctor who slipped out of Germany after World War II.
Rosenbaum said he considered it an "appropriate posthumous humiliation" for the infamous Mengele, who escaped Germany and lived in South America until his accidental death in Brazil in 1979.
Six years later a team of forensic investigators used DNA to identify Mengele. Rosenbaum, a lawyer, feeds on such events. They spur him on like a reward for all the years of effort under the guiding motto: Never forget.
Sixty years after the Nuremberg trials of 21 of the top officials in Hitler's regime, the search for Nazis - at this point there are mostly only concentration camp guards left - goes on, even if the public pays little attention.
The alleged Nazis' names are not those found in history books, but for many people they are names directly linked to the horrors of the Holocaust.
Eli Rosenbaum is the United States' top Nazi hunter. He has been the head of the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigation (OSI) in Washington for 10 years.
For more than a quarter century the office has been dedicated to tracking down Nazi war criminals who have lived covertly in the United States and to blocking those who try to enter the country.
The OSI also helps seek and identify Nazi criminals living in other countries, which was the case with Mengele, and does historical reconstructions. Such was the goal when Rosenbaum collaborated on a report on the role of the United States in protecting Klaus Barbie, who had been the top Gestapo officer in Lyon, France.
Barbie worked for U.S. and British intelligence after the war and went into hiding in Bolivia in 1955 after his services were no longer needed. He was arrested in 1987 and sent to France where he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He died in 1991.
The OSI also tracks down stolen goods. Over the years it has secured an key portion of the gold, artwork and other valuables stolen from Holocaust victims.
The OSI's first priority, however, is to find suspected Nazi war criminals who immigrated to the United States after the war and to revoke their U.S. citizenship and deport them to their country of origin. That's the extent of the OSI's powers. Nazi war criminals cannot be charged in the United States because U.S. courts don't have jurisdiction.
Since the OSI was founded in 1979 about 100 people have had their citizenship revoked because of their suspected Nazi past and most of them were deported.
About 20 mostly protracted deportation cases are pending. The prosecution must submit credible evidence that the person in question lied about their Nazi past on their immigration application in violation of immigration regulations. More than 1,500 investigations currently are open, while more than 1,400 have been concluded.
A far greater number are listed as alleged Nazi war criminals forbidden from entering the United States. An OSI team of 20 lawyers and historians compiled the list, which contains 70,000 names.
At least once a month the OSI is contacted by a U.S. airport after one of the names is discovered on a passenger list. Since 1990 about 170 people whose names were on the list have been sent back to the country of departure.
Several years ago it appeared likely that given the advancing age of both the suspects and their victims, who could testify in the proceedings, the OSI soon would have to close up shop.
But then came the collapse of the Soviet Union, which gave the Nazi hunters what Rosenbaum described as a treasure trove of evidence. Cases that had lingered for years could be brought before the court. The Simon Wiesenthal Center calls the OSI the most successful Nazi hunting programme in the world.
But now the OSI is indeed nearing what Rosenbaum calls the "biological conclusion" of its mission. Because many of the people sought are dying, "we have to race the clock like no other prosecutors in the country", Rosenbaum was quoted by the Washington Post as saying. Every day of delay means a Nazi war criminal can live out his life peacefully in a bed on U.S. soil.
When the OSI does close Rosenbaum will not be left unemployed. He has been assigned to expand his hunt for war criminals living in the United States to include those suspected of committing genocide - from the Balkans to Cambodia.
Michael A. Hoffman II, Editor
Germar Rudolf Deported. Will Face Prison in Germany
Editor's Note: Former Max Planck scientist Germar Rudolf was deported from the United States today after the Roberts Supreme Court turned down his last appeal, signaling that America is no longer a refuge for the persecuted.
Of all the scientists who have scrutinized the Auschwitz gas chamber yarn, Rudolf was the most meticulous and dispassionate. His deportation to face a prison sentence in the German-Israeli banana republic is a tragedy. To claim that he incited racial hatred because he cast doubt on the dogma of homicidal gas chambers is like arresting a scientist who questions the Catholic dogma of the Virgin Birth because it might "incite hatred" of Italians. This is just too stupid.
Rudolf leaves a wife and child behind in America. He has another family in Germany, from a first marriage which ended after his German wife deserted him when he went public with his gas chamber skepticism.
In persecuting a man like Germar Rudolf, who anyone would want for a neighbor, a son-in-law, a teacher or a juror, "The West" of Bush and Blair, "The West" we are supposed to defend against Islam, is increasingly little more than a billy club for Zionism, without a shred of honor, justice or compassion. Cowardice has seized "The West." It deserves to be scourged by Islam for doing dirty work like this against an intellectual of Rudolf's stature, who does not have a biased bone in his body. This heroic man is being hounded and jailed at the behest of anti-German bigots and haters. What a perverse irony!
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