Pedro Varela

Pedro Varela Geiss (born 9 October 1957) is a Spanish writer, revisionist historian, librarian, and Holocaust denier. He was the owner of a neo-nazi bookstore in Barcelona that is now closed, and he describes himself as a National Socialist inspired by Hitler. He was also the former President of the disbanded Neo-Nazi group CEDADE, to which Belgian Nazi collaborator Leon Degrelle belonged.


Born in Barcelona,[1] he became the President of CEDADE in 1978,[2] publishing Holocaust denial material.[3]

In 1992, he spent three months in pre-trial detention in Austria for a Nazi speech he gave, but was acquitted. After the end of CEDADE, he opened the Libreria Europa bookstore in Barcelona, from which he promoted pro-Nazi speeches, conferences, lectures, and books on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.[4] In 1998, he was sentenced to five years in prison for justifying genocide, due to the Holocaust denial material he sold at his store.[5]

In 2010, he was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for the felony of "disseminating genocidal ideals".[6] He was released from prison on March 8, 2012.[7] He went back to run his bookstore. However, on July 2016, his library was closed down for inciting hate speech and racial discrimination.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Pedro has a daughter who lives in Denmark. He is also a mountaineer, and an enthusiast of Richard Wagner and his body of work. Varela is a Roman Catholic, and identifies as a vegetarian.


(Taken from wikipedia)