Dr Claus Nordbruch's visit to
- 5 January 2005
Harmonie - the German Club in Canberra
Dr Claus Nordbruch at the
club reception shortly before the event
Dr Nordbruch's main point during
his presentation focused on the last white South African president, F
W de Klerk's betrayal of his own people by making false promises
during the 1992 referendum.
In contrast, de Klerk's
successor, Nelson Mandela, did not deceive his people because he
achieved the realization of the policies that he promised his people,
e.g. transformation of society and implementation of affirmative
Dr Nordbruch also focused on the
specific German phenomenon: Doppelte Kollektivschuld - double
In detail Nordbruch spoke how
Germans have accepted that they were solely responsible for World War
Two, and that they were responsible for the systematic extermination -
genocide - of European Jewry in homicidal gas chambers.
It is upon these twin pillars of
collective guilt that the present German federal republic rests. Dr
Nordbruch proves this quite conclusively by referring to a number of
Although the Federal German
'constitution' guarantees free speech, any views that challenge these
two pillars that make up the German Kollektivschuld will be criminally
As an aside Dr Nordbruch
emphasized how fear paralyzes individuals into submission, and enables
tyrants to suppress freedom loving peoples. If only individuals were
to lose their fear of fear, then freedom would blossom. This was the
case at the end of the Weimar Republic where Germans simply refused to
pay taxes by hanging a black flag out their windows to show their
passive resistance towards the Weimar government.
Dr Nordbruch downing a well
deserved beer - and he reflects upon the past!
German Club Office"
PROPOSED ADDRESS BY DR. C. NORDBRUCH
I refer to discussion of the proposed address in 6 January, 2005,... on 1 January, 2004 and confirm my advice that
venue is not available and the proposed talk cannot occur at the Harmonie
German Club in Narrabundah.