Dr Claus Nordbruch's first visit to
- 28 December 2004
Before commencing proceedings, Dr Fredrick Töben
read out a letter from the German National Democratic Party (NPD)
Chairman, Udo Voigt, wishing Australian supporters of the patriotic
cause all the very best. He reminded them that it was Prime
Minister John Howard who on 2 April 2004 banned Voigt from entering
Australia. Voigt assumes that this ban was effected because of the
German federal government's intervention, for fear of NPD influence
taking hold in German-Australian patriotic circles.
Dr Nordbruch spoke to a full
1. The absence of intellectual
Freedom in the Federal Republic of Germany
Nordbruch does not touch the 'Holocaust', nor is he interested in
racist issues because his focus is on the universal that applies to
all peoples of the world: free speech and historical truth. He
claims that without freedom of thought and freedom of
expression the qualities that make us human - Mensch - cannot fully
develop. In the Federal Republic of Germany free speech is
constitutionally guaranteed but in practice it does not exist.
2. The alleged atrocities
committed by the German Imperial Protection Force in German South West
Africa on the Hereros in August-October 1904.
Dr Nordbruch details his
research on the alleged Herero massacre. He shows the 19 February 2003
letter from Professor M Kerina, MP, Parliament of the Republic of
Namibia, who claimed that Nordbruch's views "exposed your racist
ignorance about our history under German Colonialism and Herero
Nation Reparation Case".
De-briefing after the event -
with thanks to Robert for supplying the home brew beer