Rudolf, Germar

Germar Rudolf January 2010

Germar Rudolf was born on October 29, 1964, in Limburg, Germany. He studied chemistry at Bonn University, where he graduated in 1989 as a Diplom-Chemist. From 1990-1993 he prepared a PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State research in conjunction with the University of Stuttgart. Parallel to this and in his spare time, Rudolf re-examined Auschwitz, Birkenau and other installations and buildings, testing brick and mortar samples of delousing chambers and alleged gas chambers for traces of Zyklon B. Following the pioneering work of Fred Leuchter, he put the final forensic nail into the coffin of the Auschwitz story with his 1993 expert report The Rudolf Report. Even though this book on Auschwitz was scientific in nature and utterly apolitical, Rudolf's home and office were raided thrice, his computers and papers seized etc. In 1994/1995 he was charged and tried in Germany for his expert report. As a scientist, he found the "gassing" claims to be scientifically untenable. Rudolf was found guilty and convicted to 14 month imprisonment. As a result, the University of Stuttgart denied him to pass his final PhD exam, relying on a 1939 Hitler law still valid today which permits withholding or withdrawing academic degrees in case of “unworthiness.”

Rudolf tried to avoid serving this prison term by going into British exile with his young wife and two babies. There he started a small revisionist outlet for German language material, Castle Hill Publishers, and the multilingual website, which within a few years outgrew other revisionist websites by size and traffic. In early 1999, due to the permanent persecutorial pressure, his wife filed for divorce and returned to Germany with their two babies.

When Germany wanted to have Rudolf extradited from Britain in 1999, he fled to the U.S., where he applied for political asylum. While his case wound its way through the U.S. legal system, Rudolf expanded his publishing activities into English language material, for instance by launching the ambitious “Holocaust Handbooks Series.” In 2004 Rudolf married again, this time a U.S. citizen, and soon became the father of a young baby daughter. Immediately after this marriage was recognized as genuine by the U.S. Immigration Services in October 2005, and at a time when a hearing of his asylum case was just being scheduled by a U.S. Federal Court, the U.S. government had Rudolf arrested and deported to Germany. Hence his asylum hearing which took place in absentia a few months later was nothing but a farce. In Germany Rudolf was duly arrested and put on trial again for his revisionist publishing activities abroad. Although Rudolf’s activities had been perfectly legal both in the UK and the U.S., Germany nevertheless applied German censorship laws and sentenced Rudolf to another 30 months imprisonment.

On July 5, 2009, Rudolf was released from prison. After a legal battle against the U.S. government lasting almost two years, Rudolf finally succeeded in obtaining an immigrant visa for the U.S. He has been reunited with his wife and daughter since August 2011.

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Author Document Language Published
Rudolf, G. Mr. Mom and the Announced Resurrection of the "JHR" English 2005-09-01
Black Germar Scheerer, Petitioner, versus United States Attorney General, Respondent, The Rejection of Germar Rudolf's Asylum Application by the U.S. Federal Court in Atlanta English 2006-04-13
Hull Germar Scheerer, Petitioner, versus United States Attorney General, Respondent, The Rejection of Germar Rudolf's Asylum Application by the U.S. Federal Court in Atlanta English 2006-04-13
Farris Germar Scheerer, Petitioner, versus United States Attorney General, Respondent, The Rejection of Germar Rudolf's Asylum Application by the U.S. Federal Court in Atlanta English 2006-04-13
Grubach, P. Letter to Amnesty International Regarding the Persecution of Germar Rudolf by the Government of Germany English 2006-08-16
Grubach, P. Prisoners of Conscience and Holocaust Revisionism, An Open Letter to President George W. Bush English 2005-12-28
Eisen, P. Germar Rudolf / Galileo Revisited English 2012-10-23
Rudolf, G. Resurgence English 2012-07-31
Rudolf, G. "A form of collective insanity is now sweeping Germany", Rudolf's "Mystery Speaker" Statement English 1994-11-01
Widmann, R. With Regard to Your Article "Don't Even Think It" English 2005-12-10
Rudolf, G. Outlaw History #13, I Saw Horses Vomit English 2004-11-19
Weber, M. Revisionist Books Seized in German Police Raid English 1995-05-01
Guillaume, P. The Rudolf Report: "Psychopathological and Dangerous", On the Psychopathology of a Declaration English 2004-12-01
Willms, P. Germar Rudolf: Victim of Witchhunt for Scientists in Germany, Now: Human Rights for Germans too! – Press Release English 2005-01-12
Weber, M. Important New German-Language Revisionist Quarterly English 1998-06-01
CODOH News German Publisher Raided, ThoughtCrime: 03/27/95 English 1995-03-27
Kollerstrom, N. The Walls of Auschwitz, A Chemical Study English 2008-10-10
Widmann, R. The Pope, Madonna, and Germar Rudolf English 2006-01-10
CODOH News Germar Rudolf sentenced to 30 months in prison, ThoughtCrime: 03/15/07 English 2007-03-15
Zaverdinos, C. The Rudolf Case, Irving’s Lost Libel Suit and the Future of Revisionism, Suppressing Debate about Auschwitz English 2001-01-15
Weber, M. Germar Rudolf Joins Journal Advisory Committee English 2001-01-15
Rudolf, G. A Revisionist in Prison English 2012-10-01
Rudolf, G. Resistance Is Obligatory English 2012-04-01
Rucker, J. Relegation—A Formula for Blowback, A Comment English 2012-04-01
Rudolf, G. A Two Year Experiment English 2004-12-01
Rucker, J. How Money Almost Killed Revisionism, (and Is Still Hurting It) English 2015-07-31
CODOH News Germar Rudolf Deported to Germany for Thoughtcrimes, ThoughtCrime: 11/15/05 English 2005-11-15
CODOH News Rudolf and Verbeke charged with ThoughtCrimes in Germany, ThoughtCrime: 04/18/06 English 2006-04-18
Brewer, G. Germany Seeks Extradition of Exiled Scientist. English 2000-01-01
Rudolf, G. Germar Rudolf: Opfer der Hexenjagd auf Wissenschaftler in Deutschland, Jetzt: Menschenrechte auch für Deutsche! German 1997-01-01
Grubach, P. Should Germany and Austria Tolerate Holocaust Revisionism?, Reflections on the Upcoming Irving, Zündel and Rudolf Trials English 2005-01-12
Widmann, R. Incitement to Hate? English 2006-01-10
Widmann, R. Internet Roundup, German Thought Police Cite CODOHWeb English 1997-10-01
Smith, B. Germar Rudolf on Revisionism in Germany and the United States English 1999-08-01
Rudolf, G. Half a Century of Rebellion, Germar Rudolf Interviewed English 2014-10-29
Rudolf, G. Germar Rudolf, Interview with Jim Rizoli, Nov. 7, 2015, The League of Extraordinary Revisionists English 2015-11-08
Olodogma Le Vittorie del revisionismo Italian 2013-01-15
Merlin, D. Lipstadt, Alternative Facts and Northwestern University. English 2017-05-04
Olodogma Zyklon B: l'enormità di James Roth e di Franco Rotondi Italian 2013-04-24
Rizoli, J. Jim Rizoli Interviews Germar Rudolf (July 2017) English 2017-07-06

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