| Germar Rudolf |
(researcher, historian, chemist)
Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse
A German chemist turned revisionist historian.
Germar Rudolf (born 29 October 1964) is a German chemist and revisionist historian. He is notable in particular for his forensic examination of evidence relating to the alleged homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz. Publication of the resulting report led to his imprisonment and relentless continuing persecution by the German Establishment and Jewish/Zionist lobbies generally.
Rudolf was born in Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse. After finishing secondary education in 1983 in Remscheid, Rudolf studied chemistry in Bonn, completing his studies in 1989. As a student, he joined A.V. Tuisconia Königsberg zu Bonn and K.D.St.V. Nordgau Prag zu Stuttgart. Both are Catholic fraternities belonging to the Cartellverband der katholischen deutschen Studentenverbindungen.
After his military service, he was temporarily employed at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, beginning in October 1990. During this time he wrote a paper, titled "Report on the formation and verifiability of cyanide compounds in the Auschwitz gas chambers" on behalf of the Düsseldorf attorney Hajo Herrmann, a former Luftwaffe pilot holding the rank of Oberst. In 1993, following media attention consequent on publication of the report, his employer ordered Rudolf not to enter the Max Planck Institute unless asked to. When Rudolf entered the institute without permission, his employment contract was terminated without notice. In 1994 this termination was converted into a termination in mutual agreement. In 1996 the University of Stuttgart demanded that Rudolf retract his application for his final PhD examination, or else the University would deny it, rendering his PhD thesis worthless. The legal basis for this is a German law permitting universities to deny or withdraw academic degrees in cases whre candidates have used academic credentials or knowledge to commit a crime. Rudolf subsequently withdrew his application.
Herrmann used Rudolf's paper in the defense of Otto Ernst Remer, a former Wehrmacht officer charged with incitement of hatred, under Germany's infamous 'Volksverhetzung' (Holocaust Deniel) laws. Although Rudolf was aware from the outset that his work would become publicly associated with a controversial individual, he insisted (equally controversially when applied to NAZIs) that everyone should have unambiguous right to a legal defense. Rudolf stated that his findings at Auschwitz and Birkenau "completely shattered his world view," which motivated him to continue despite orchestrated official, legal and lobby-group agitation against his work.
Among other things, the report states that, after having collected and analyzed samples from the walls of various buildings in the Auschwitz concentration camp, only insignificant and non-reproducible traces of cyanide compounds can be found in the samples taken from the alleged gas chambers themselves.
In 1994 and again in 1995 Rudolf was evicted from his rented apartments following media reports about police searches of his homes. In 1995 a TV report revealing the identity of his current employer led to the immediate termination of his employment contract. That same year Rudolf was expelled from the Catholic fraternities on grounds of having violated his fraternity's principles by publishing his scientific and historicalm revisionist work.
Legal consequences: Escape, Deportation and Imprisonment
In 1995, Rudolf was sentenced to 14 months in prison by the district court of Stuttgart because of publication of the "Rudolf Report". Rudolf avoided prison by fleeing to Spain, England and finally to the United States where he applied for political asylum. His first marriage, to a German national with whom he had two children, broke up over the strains of his fugitive status and his wife returned to Germany with his children.
Meanwhile, criminal investigations continued in Germany. In August 2004, the district court of Mannheim distrained a bank account in an attempt to confiscate 55% of Rudolf's business turnover from the years 2001-2004 (some €214,000; but at that time the account held only some €5,000). Rudolf's business which were based in the UK and US where its activities were perfectly legal, had earned this money by selling publications which were banned in Germany.
On September 11, 2004, Rudolf married a US citizen and subsequently had a child. Nevertheless, his requests for asylum or at least withholding from removal were turned down in November 2004 of that year on the basis that his application had no merit and was "frivolous". Rudolf appealed this ruling, and in 2006 the US Federal Court in Atlanta removed the "frivolous" but upheld the "no merit" findings of the original judgement. On 19 October 2005, while whilst his asylum case was still pending, Rudolf was arrested just seconds after his marriage had been certified as genuine and valid. The Immigration Services stated that Rudolf did not have a right to file an application to remain with his family.
On 14 November 2005, Rudolf was deported to Germany where he was wanted for "inciting racial hatred" (a reference to his 1994 German conviction for publishing his scientific report). There on arrival, he was arrested by police authorities and transferred first to a prison in Rottenburg, then to one in Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg. On March 15, 2007, the Mannheim District Court sentenced Rudolf to two years and six months in prison for inciting hatred, disparaging the dead, and libel. Rudolf's "Lectures on the Holocaust" were confiscated and ordered to be destroyed, that is to say: burned in waste incinerators under police supervision. The prosecution's initial request to confiscate €214,000 was reduced to €21,000, the total turnover from sales of the former book. He was released from German prison, July 5, 2009.
After Rudolf was dismissed from the Max Planck Institute, he began publishing books on the Holocaust. He founded Castle Hill Publishers in Hastings, England . In 2000 Rudolf launched his English language "Holocaust Handbooks Series", a series of revisionist titles which, as of 2011, encompassed 22 titles. Rudolf is also associated with the Belgian revisionist organization Vrij Historisch Onderzoek (VHO). He publishes the "Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung" (Quarterly journal for independent historical research).
Dissecting the Holocaust
Dissecting the Holocaust was edited and co-authored by Rudolf under the nom de plume Ernst Gauss. The German language publication with the title Grundlagen zur Zeitgeschichte resulted in further indictments being filed against Rudolf. Among the contributors to the work are Robert Faurisson, Jürgen Graf, Carlo Mattogno, Udo Walendy and Friedrich Paul Berg. Included as an appendix is a defense of the work used at the trial by historian Joachim Hoffmann. 
Documents by Germar Rudolf
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:A Brief History of Forensic Examinations of Auschwitz||article||March 2001||"The Holocaust"|
|A review of the the series of forensic examinations of the Auschwitz concentration camp alleged gas chambers that began with The Leuchter report and ended with the imprisonment in Germany of this author for authoring a similar though more rigorous report that was published without his authority|
|Document:The Empire Strikes Back||article||2009||The Holocaust|
|File:Resistance is Obligatory.pdf||eBook||April 2012||"The Holocaust"|
|File:The Leuchter Reports.pdf||book||October 2005||"The Holocaust"||Three technical reports on the alleged existence and operation of homicidal gas chambers at concentration camps in Germany and Poland during WWII.|
|A science-based forensic examination of the alleged homicidal gas chambers of Auschwitz.|
- US Department of State, , 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
- N24 (March 15, 2007). "Haft für Holocaust-Leugner". N24. Archived from the original on 2007-05-05. Retrieved 2007-03-20.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
- Castle Hill Publishers web site
- Appendix 2 - Grundlagen zur Zeitgeschichte in Dissecting the Holocaust