In the West there is no freedom for non-conformist researchers!
The city hall of Vichy had already successfully pressured the restaurant where the International Robert Faurisson Prize was to be awarded on January 25, 2020. After two years of interruption, not of the awarding of the Prize but of the meeting in the sub-prefecture of Allier because of the confinements and covidesque restrictions, was again organized on Wednesday January 25, 2023 a gathering, first on the tomb of professor Faurisson in the cemetery of Vichy, 17 rue des Bartins, then in a restaurant where, at the end of the lunch, took place the fifth handing-over of the Prize bearing the name of the late academic. However, even before this event took place, only a few hours before it was to be held, the mayor of Vichy, the LR Frédéric Aguilera, issued a decree to prohibit this gathering, and Madame le Préfet de l'Allier did the same, in the name of the State (but not of the French State of 1940!), all business as usual. "This gathering, which honors a person who minimized or contested the facts committed during the Occupation, in particular the persecution of the Jews, constitutes an attack on the respect of the human person and thus a disturbance of public order."
Robert Faurisson's Grave in Vichy
To peacefully gather at the tomb of a deceased person, on the occasion of the anniversary of his birth (Robert Faurisson was born on January 25, 1929 in Shepperton and died in Vichy on October 21, 2018), and then to give a Prize to a non-conformist researcher in a Vichy restaurant is considered an unspeakable act by their Judeo-Masonic Republic. This is where freedoms stand today in our unfortunate country. And indeed, when we arrived at the end of the morning at the Vichy cemetery, three police cars were waiting for us, two outside the cemetery, a third one circulating inside. Fortunately, as we arrived in dispersed order and in limited numbers, there was no crowd and we were able to pay our respects for a few minutes at the Professor's tomb.
Although the cemetery is huge and has many alleys, the tombstone is easily recognizable because only one name is engraved, Robert, the patronymic name does not appear. Next to it, on the left, one can see the drawing of a ladybug. Robert Faurisson wanted it. He was indeed particularly fond of this insect whose specialty is to devour larvae. However, all his life, the intrepid professor was confronted with human cowardice. He knew many examples of it, experienced all its horror, hated the slimy, deceitful and cowardly side of many souls. Although he was very human and understanding of the faults and shortcomings of humanity, knowing how to be delightful, generous and faithful in friendship to all those for whom he had esteem, being welcoming and available to all those who came to see him, Faurisson abhorred cowardice, especially when those who displayed it dressed up as clever, proud and courageous men, putting themselves forward, swaggering, raising their heads, and not shying away from lecturing the others.
Robert Faurisson International Prize 2023 for Germar Rudolf
This year, for its fifth edition, the Robert Faurisson International Prize was awarded in Vichy to the German chemical engineer Germar Rudolf, for whom we owe an expert report on the "gas chambers of Auschwitz" and many other studies for which he was condemned in Germany and imprisoned for nearly three [recte four] years from 2006 [recte 2005] to 2009. Born in Limburg, Germany on October 29, 1964, Germar Rudolf studied chemistry at the University of Bonn from 1983 to 1989 and prepared a thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart from 1990 to 1993. This is a highly qualified research institute founded in 1969 that focuses on the study of chemical and physical properties of solids. It is particularly interested in complex materials as well as in physics and chemistry at the nanoscale, and thus in electron and ion transport processes. In 1991, Germar Rudolf was approached by lawyers to prepare an expert report to be presented in a German court of law on whether the alleged use of gas for the mass murder of Jews during World War II at the Auschwitz concentration camp could be scientifically proven or disproven. The report, which was used in eight German and Swiss trials, was first published in 1993. A revised and expanded edition is currently available in German and English at www.HolocaustHandbooks.com. In addition, a more comprehensive book was published in 1994 [English as Dissecting the Holocaust, Vol. 1 of the Holocaust Handbooks], drawing on the expertise of engineers and architects. For his report, Germar Rudolf was sentenced by the German courts to 14 months in prison. During the trial, he was not allowed to prove that his conclusions were fair and reasonable. Trying to prove in a court of law the correctness, the soundness and the consistency of what one asserts in this field is forbidden, that is where justice stands today in the West!
Here are the persecutions suffered by this independent researcher. It is important to recall them in order to realize the gravity of the situation in what used to be called the free world as opposed to the communist world. Before he was ordered to be imprisoned, Germar Rudolf left Germany in early 1996 and went to England, all the more quickly because other of his scientific publications had been prosecuted in the meantime. In the United Kingdom, the indefatigable Rudolf founded a small publishing house called Castle Hill Publishers whose main purpose was to publish the results of his scientific research. Unfortunately, the British media and politicians finally discovered his activities and started a real manhunt against him in late 1999. Feeling trapped, Rudolf went to the Iranian embassy in London to ask for political asylum. But he was politely dismissed and asked to make an appointment. Therefore, in an act of desperation, he escaped to the United States where he applied for political asylum. While his case was being pursued, he redoubled his efforts to publish the results of his critical research on the Shoah. He launched an ambitious series called "Holocaust Handbooks" (www.HolocaustHandbooks.com).
WITHOUT A doubt, this work did not please the American authorities. In 2004, Rudolf married an American citizen. One year after this union, he had to apply to US immigration officials to have his marriage considered for permanent legal residence in the US. However, after recognizing his marriage as valid, he was arrested under the pretext that he had missed interviews at the immigration office earlier that year, interviews that in reality never existed. He was held for four weeks with a bracelet indicating "non-criminal" as the reason for his incarceration, which even the prison guards did not understand. How can a non-criminal be in prison?
At the end of those four weeks, after all the American courts had deliberately ignored this injustice, he was handcuffed and deported to Germany. There he was arrested directly at the airport, like a terrorist planting bombs, and thrown in jail to serve his 14-month prison sentence from 1996. And awaiting further trials for 21 books he had published while in England and then in the United States, although this publishing activity was and still is perfectly legal in both countries. He was finally indicted in Germany for 9 of the 21 books, including volumes 1-4, 7, 14 and 15 of the Holocaust Handbooks. During his trial, his lawyer was forbidden to say a single word. At the time, there was a very recent law that allowed German courts to muzzle lawyers who were deemed to be provocative during political trials. Rudolf and his lawyer were threatened with further prosecution if they filed a motion to present evidence that supported the historical claims for which he was on trial. Rudolf spoke at the trial for seven days in defense of freedom of expression, freedom of scientific research, and the obligation to resist without violence laws that violate the German constitution. Faced with the prospect of a trial that would last several years, due to his intention to present all the evidence cited in his books, with the risk of being prosecuted for that as well, the prosecution and the court agreed to a negotiation on the length of the sentence so that Rudolf was sentenced to "only" 30 months in prison. The original intention of the judges was to keep him in prison for more than five years!
DURING his incarceration in Germany, his application for asylum in the United States continued to be considered but was denied on the grounds that Rudolf was being prosecuted not for his political views but only for his scientific views. However, the United Nations Charter for Human Rights, which is the law that governs asylum applications across the Atlantic, does not expressly recognize scientific opinions as a valid reason for persecution. Therefore, he could not claim persecution. It was eventually determined, however, that the U.S. government's refusal to grant him legal permanent resident status due to his marriage to a U.S. citizen was a violation of U.S. law. After his release from prison in 2009, he applied for an immigrant visa to reunite with his wife and daughter in the United States. But the U.S. immigration officials refused to adjudicate the case. He had to sue them for a decision, which was eventually positive.
He managed to immigrate to the United States in 2011. After being released from German prison in 2009, he immediately resettled in England and resumed publishing texts of historical dissidents. This continued after his return to his family in 2011. By the end of 2021, he had published 44 volumes of the Holocaust Handbooks in both English and German, in addition to many other books on a similar historical line. Six more volumes, up to volume 50, have been published since.
The persecution against Rudolf, however, never stopped. In 2019, his German passport that had just expired was not renewed. In addition, a U.S. police officer made false allegations about what Rudolf is alleged to have done. The United States denied his application to become a U.S. citizen. They have revoked [recte: intend to revoke] his legal residency status and want to send him back to Germany where he faces several decades in prison for each of his revisionist publications. Rudolf, 58 years old, decided to go into hiding before being imprisoned and deported. He is somewhere in the wilderness in the United States in a very precarious situation, really vulnerable. He asks the few countries that could grant him political asylum to write to his contact Lady Renouf in the UK. Her email address is … [Contact CODOH instead, if you want to help]
This is how activists and researchers who do not conform to the dominant ideology are treated in the West, even in countries where there is no anti-revisionist legislative arsenal. It is good to know this and to make it known.
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|Title:||In the West there is no freedom for non-conformist researchers!, International Robert Faurisson Prize 2023 awarded to Germar Rudolf|
|Sources:||Rivarol, No. 3551, February 1, 2023, pp. 1f.|
|First posted on CODOH:||Feb. 5, 2023, 5:01 a.m.|