Thought and Speech Crimes:
The Disturbing Case of Revisionist Ursula Haverbeck
Ursula Haverbeck in court in October 2017. PHOTO: Der
Forty percent of American millennials (ages 20-36) believe the government should intervene when
citizens say something that might be considered offensive to minorities, a Pew Research study reveals. It is not entirely clear what is meant by “intervene” and “minorities,” and the term
“offensive” is broadly defined. As usual in the world of Newspeak we go to our standby- the dictionary. Offensive:
causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed. Wow, the eggshell world is here.
Intuitively, the question likely pertains to
the sort of nonsense we are seeing involving censorship and public persecution of those who espouse views that are deemed “politically incorrect.”
Despite the threat
of political correctness (PC) from millennials, Americans overall still put a high value on free speech, with only 28%
in favor of government regulation of speech. Among respondents, 27 percent of Gen Xers (37-52), 24 percent of Baby Boomers
(ages 53-71) and 12 percent of the Silent Generation (age 72 and older) believe government should control and limit offensive
speech. The dwindling Greatest Generation universally defends free speech, but they are now over age 90.
In Germany, a troubling 70% are in favor
of limiting free speech. That country will jail those who engage even in revisionist history involving WWII, and even debate
on the Holocaust is considered taboo. In fact, it is illegal in Germany to deny or even downplay
the Holocaust. The term deny is curious given that no leading revisionist on the topic actually denies atrocities or actions
against Jews and others.
Understanding of the Case of Ursula Haverbeck
89 year old Ursula Haverbeck was supposed to report to prison to serve a two year sentence for
“holocaust denial”. Instead she is on the run, presumably sheltered away someplace by supporters. The Jewish ‘International Auschwitz Committee’, apparently
oblivious to the bad optics, is asking German police to use ‘high pressure’ to hunt down and imprison this elderly
Ursula apparently went back to her home after five days on the run, and police hauled her to prison.
Ursula Haverbeck was sentenced for violating section 220a [see below].
For a woman of her advanced age, this is the equivalent of a death sentence.
The following video is the interview that got her into hot water.
Watch it before it’s removed from the Internet.
Apparently, “downplay” is double-speak for revisionism. Watch the
interview closely, as if you were on the jury. Nowhere does Haverbeck deny that crimes or atrocities were committed
against Jews (and others), nor does she refuse to accept that they were rounded up or persecuted. Rather, she speaks mostly
about the nature, methods and the numbers, which is deemed “revisionism.”
The following is an excerpt from the German law,
and what a broad and sweeping law it is. In essence, it demands no one disturb the public peace, ruffle feathers or challenge
a history that has been deemed set in stone or static.
(3) Whoever publicly or in a meeting approves of, denies or renders harmless
an act committed under the rule of National Socialism of the type indicated in Section 220a subsection (1), in a manner
capable of disturbing the public peace shall be punished with imprisonment for not more than five years or a fine.
Please, watch Haverbeck for yourself. See if you can identify her
so-called offensive words that “might disturb the public peace.” In fact, Haverbeck was remarkably well composed
and was relatively careful in her word choice. Despite the news coverage on her imprisonment, I certainly didn’t hear
her “approve of” atrocities or claim they didn’t happen. Do you hear her “rendering harmless”
acts committed under the rule of National Socialism?
She did go into the rarely discussed — but I think much-needed —
topic of the mass murder (Hellstorm) of German civilians and POWs as the war wound down and after the defeat of Germany. Basically, she is “guilty” of processing
things outside of the box and not functioning under prescribed terms. Her “revisionism” only involves researching
and questioning the size and degree of atrocities against Jews and the aspects of the Hellstorm.
She did suggest that truth or history on these
topic has been “distorted.” She uses the term “Das Groste Problem” to define this distortion. This
is problematic in her eyes because this historical distortion has been used as an agenda to kowtow Germany and promote Zionist
sorry, but I don’t see “The Great Problem” train of thought as a jailable crime. I don’t see being
an aggressive revisionist as being a jailable crime either. Nor is hurting someone’s feelings a jailable offense.
Any sensible observer would say that ALL history has been distorted to one degree or another and should be subjected to frequent
revision, review and question. Nothing should be set in stone.
Courageous Jewish historian Norman Finkelstein
has addressed the issue of shaping history and ranking human suffering (uniqueness doctrine) to achieve questionable agendas
as it relates to Palestine. This is also what Haverbeck challenged.
To help set the facts straight on this case, I believe Haverbeck
essentially adopted the work of the French historian Paul Rassinier and probably also French historian Robert Faurisson. The latter focused on the so-called confessions of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoess under severe torture. Since his
death, some of his views (such as no gassing in camps within Germany) have quietly been accepted with little notice by the
mainstream Holocaust historians. Haverbeck is not an original researcher but has picked up the mantel. Incidentally, Amazon
just purged the works of these historians from their online marketplace.
TNN has no intention of going into the thought police tarpit of discussion
on Rassinier and Faurisson’s outlawed historical revisionism. We have no strong conviction one way or the other and,
like most events, especially when the victors write the history, there are shades of grey. There is far too much false dichotomy
on both sides of the issue. We do find the notion of a court approved version of events that one could lose their
liberty over beyond Orwellian. The “judge” would not permit testimony from a revisionist historian in
court. It is fundamental that there should be open discussion, even of controversial views, without threat of prosecution.
But if the authorities are willing to make an example out of an 89-year-old woman, well, what more is there to say.
in Joseph Goebbels’ Diaries
I don’t claim to have the answers. But something popped up while reading through the Goebbels Diaries that
blew my mind. In the diary there is a reference to Hungary. And it looks like Goebbels the insider and one of Hitler’s closest confidants
thinks something completely different is going on. According to the official narrative the deportation of the Hungarian
Jews began on April 29, 1944 when a train load of Jews were sent to Birkenau. In ten short weeks 400,000 were alleged gassed
Goebbels not get the word of such a major operation? Curious comments indeed. Some claim Goebbels was lying to avoid incrimination.
But Goebbels bluntly said plenty in his diaries to incriminate himself, and had no intention of ever appearing as a defendant
before a tribunal.
Apr 18, 1944 (II.12.44)
The Führer then explained to the Gauleiters the background
of his campaign in Hungary, and how it was designed. He gave an amusing description of his talk with Horthy. He had to use
strong-arm tactics because the old man was not comfortable with the necessary measures. The Führer left him in no doubt,
that either it would be a fight to the death or that he had to submit. The Führer had so many forces to apply to this
campaign that Horthy offered no serious resistance. In particular, the Führer expected contributions from Hungary of
food, oil, manganese, and people. In particular, he wants the 700,000 Jews in Hungary involved in beneficial activities
for our war effort.
Apr 27, 1944 (II.12.199)
300,000 Hungarian Jews
have been detained and imprisoned in the concentration camps. They should come, in large part, to Germany as a workforce.
Himmler will take care of this; above all, they are to be used for our difficult war production programs.
May 4, 1944 (II.12.232)
Our plenipotentiary in Hungary, Veesenmayer, gives an excellent speech on
the decisive Hungarian factors. …In particular, it’s to his credit that the Hungarian potential is now in large
part requisitioned for our war efforts. Also, the Jewish Question is now being handled more energetically. I insist that
the measures taken against the Jews in Hungary have a factual basis. It’s not enough that one only announces in the
press what happens, but one must also explain it. In Budapest the Jews are starting to be gathered into ghettos.
The ghettos are built in the vicinity of the armament factories, because air attacks are likely there. It is hoped thereby
to avoid British-American attacks on Budapest, if at all possible.
The notion that the vast majority of Jews sat around passively awaiting their
fate is a myth. The Jewish Telegraph Agency has numerous stories of evacuations as the eastern front advanced. See: [Jewish News Archive, 7/8-1941; 45,000 Bukovina Jews Evacuated to Soviet Interior]and [Jewish News Archive 2/18/1942, Uzbekistan Becomes New Home for Hundreds of Thousands of Evacuated Jews] or fought back.
Apparently Goebbels didn’t
have any idea about the scale of any killing operations against Jews either.
Apr 29, 1942 (II.4.201) **
The SD gave me a police report on conditions
in the East. The danger of the Partisans continues to exist in unmitigated intensity in the occupied areas. The Partisans
have, after all, caused us very great difficulties during the winter, and these difficulties have by no means ceased with
the beginning of spring. Short shrift (kurzen Prozess) is made of the Jews in all eastern occupied areas.
Tens of thousands must bite the dust, and the Fuhrer’s prophecy is fulfilled for them, that Jewry has to pay
for inciting a new World War with the complete removal (Ausrottung) of their race..
Later, indeed these Jewish ghettos near armament factories were bombed
by the Allies. One Hungarian Jew in the Yad Vashem interviews who was conscripted to work on the Carpathian fortifications
stated that his grandparents and sister were killed in such a Budapest raid.
We do find it deeply disturbing that Haverbeck is to be imprisoned at all. And what of those who simply defend
free speech and the right of Haverbeck to conduct this interview without prosecution and jail time? Are they, too,
going to be subjected via some contorted circular logic leading to derision, ridicule or even prosecution?
Support for Ursula Haverbeck can be provided here.
UN Universal Declaration
of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to freedom of
opinion and expression; this right includes the right to hold opinions without
interference and to seek, receive and impart informational
and ideas through any media
and regardless of frontiers.
ON NOVEMBER 9 a
woman who has led a blameless life will spend her 91st birthday
in a German prison. Frau Ursula Haverbeck is the conscience of the self-styled free world.
The unassuming grandmother was last year again gaoled for expressing her opinion.
Only in the grotesque European
Union is it possible for ordinary people who have led
lives to be fed into the cruellest of prison regimes for
up to five years for speaking out against perceived injustice.
The aged lady was gaoled for
defending her nation’s honour. She described the official
holocaust narrative as a fraud and a blood libel. Yet, those who admit
or been found guilty of holocaust fraud have not been imprisoned.
Frau Ursula Haverbeck is one of growing millions who today question the victors’
of the so-called holocaust; Germany is still
an occupied country. To their credit,
Jews also pour scorn on the cash chamber myths.
Free inquiry requires
that we tolerate diversity of opinion and that we respect
the right of individuals to express their beliefs, however unpopular they may be,
without social or legal prohibition or fear of success.
~ Paul Kurtz Source:
A Secular Humanist Declaration, in On the Barricades, 1989.
URSULA AND CHEER HER UP:
Frau Ursula Haverbeck, JVA Bielefeld-Brackwede,
Umlostrasse 100, D-33649, Germany.
Richard Lynn the Professor Emeritus University
of Ulster writes:
‘I have checked out Winston
Churchill’s Second World War and the statement is quite correct.'
There is not a single
mention of Nazi gas chambers, genocide of the Jews, or of six million
Jewish victims of the war. Eisenhower’s Crusade in Europe is a book
of 559 pages; the six
volumes of Churchill’s Second
World War total 4,448 pages;
and de Gaulle’s
three-volume Mémoires de Guerre is 2,054 pages.
In this mass of writing, which
altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts),
published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi gas
chambers, a genocide of the Jews, or of six million Jewish victims of the war.’
Perhaps these three warlords
should be charged with holocaust denial as with hundreds
of historians, researchers, journalists, people who simply want holocaust exaggeration and fraud investigated.
An often overlooked question that is relevant to the holocaust debate.
and lack of credibility in the myth of the six million become
overwhelming ~ and we are
close to the tipping point, could journalists and palace
historians be charged with complicity in abetting fraud?
to him who would speak; here’s freedom to him who would write;
for there’s none ever feared that the truth should be heard;
save he who the truth would indict! ~ ROBERT BURNS.
Do not allow yourself to be diverted
and distracted by the ‘did it happen or not happen’
smokescreen. Instead, ask yourself, should Europe back-pedal to an age
in which innocent women were burned at the stake or drowned for heresy.
By what right do the political
elite incarcerate people for their sincerely held beliefs?
mind-set of the judiciary and their abhorrent cheer-leading media is reminiscent of
medieval times when harsh punishment was inflicted on those who dared challenge the official
Frau Ursula Haverbeck is persecuted
as were great thinkers like Alexander Solzhenitsyn,
Hamsun, journalist Julian Assange and whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden.
PROTEST FOR URSULA HAVERBECK
A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and
falsehood is a nation afraid of its people.’
~ President J. F. Kennedy.
The Jewish community challenges
the right of a ‘Martyrs for justice’ protest in support of
Frau Haverbeck in Bielefeld on November 9 where the elderly martyr is caged. To support
justice and free speech it is not necessary for you to travel to Bielefeld as Bielefeld
is your laptop’s keyboard.
Wherever you are in the world,
use this news story to inspire letters to the press.
more spirited and active might organise protests outside German embassies and
consulates. Five or six people are enough. A press release setting
out the reason for your protest will be seen by tens of thousands.
Exposure is what persecutors
of Frau Haverbeck fear. As a bonus, the massive publicity
inspire people to see what all the fuss is about. Thanks to the freer internet, millions
will see for themselves how they have been fooled by what
has been described as the most successful hoax in history.
URSULA UP WITH A NICE LETTER: Frau Ursula Haverbeck, JVA Bielefeld-Brackwede, Umlostrasse 100, D-33649, Germany.
Write to Ursula Haverbeck at the following address:
z. Hd. Ursula Haverbeck
Sep 21, 2016 ... In German with English subtitles by DIDI 18. Ursula
Haverbeck, the courageous octogenarian previously imprisoned for pointing out the lack of evidence to support
the holocaust delusion, here presents details of the planned genocide of the european christian peoples via The
Sep 24, 2016 ... Ursula Haverbeck, the courageous octogenarian previously
imprisoned for pointing out the lack of evidence to support the holocaust delusion, here presents de...
Sep 24, 2016 ... Ursula Haverbeck talks about the migrant crisis in
Europe, Germany, the world wars, Hooton plan, Nizer plan, Morgenthau plan, and more. https://www.youtube. c...
Sep 20, 2016 ... The Hooton Planand the Migrant Crisis SUBTITLED
IN ENGLISH BY DIDI 18, this is an almost 30 minute video by Ursula Haverbeck explaining why Europe is being invaded
... it's all in the Hooton Plan! Only one book describing the Hooton Plan is still available, but only in German.
Ursula tells us that four ...
Sep 21, 2016 ... In German with English subtitles by DIDI 18. Ursula
Haverbeck, the courageous octogenarian previously imprisoned for pointing out the lack of evidence to support
the holocaust delusion, here presents details of the planned genocide of the European christian peoples via The
Click on this text to see video: Ursula Haverbeck on The Greatest Problem of Our Time w/ Permanent Subtitles...
Click on this text to visit Ursula Haverbeck's website (German language)....
'Nazi Grandma' holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck sentenced to jail
An 87-year-old woman has been
sentenced to prison after she claimed that Jews were never exterminated in Auschwitz. Her criminal record includes two fines
and another sentence for sedition.
A court in Detmold on Friday sentenced Ursula Haverbeck to eight months in jail on charges of sedition. The presiding judge
ruled out the possibility of parole and said that Haverbeck had a lack of "any kind of respect" and that she had
made more offensive comments in the courtroom.
Haverbeck is expected to appeal
against the sentencing. In Germany, anyone who publicly denies, endorses or plays down the extermination of Jews during
Adolf Hitler's regime can be sentenced to a maximum of five years in jail.
was found guilty of writing a letter to Detmold's mayor, Rainer Heller, saying it was "clearly recognizable" that
Auschwitz was nothing more than a labor camp. She wrote her message at the time when the Detmold court was trying Reinhold
Hanning, a former guard who served at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Reinhold Hanning (center) was witness to thousands of murders at Auschwitz
The 94-year-old was sentenced to five years in prison after the court found him guilty of being
an accessory to the murder of 170,000 people, mostly Jews. Haverbeck spoke about Hanning's trial in her letter, alleging that the witnesses at the trial were set up
to prove the existence of the concentration camp.
Ursula Haverbeck is known for
her right-wing extremist views. Several courts have sentenced her and her punishments include two fines and another suspended sedition sentence. She was on trial last year for saying that the Holocaust was "the biggest and longest-lasting lie in history."
Sent: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 2:43 pm
Subject: GERMANY SHAMED BEFORE THE WORLD
GERMANY SHAMED BEFORE THE WORLD
Ursula Haverbeck is tonight in a prison cell where
she is to serve two years jail. In Washington Occupied Germany (WOG) it is illegal to investigate and expose holocaust fraud.
of being honoured for exposing a legal loophole through which tens of millions of Euros are siphoned out of Germany the 88-year
old grandmother now faces a lonely cell death.
During an arraignment, as crooked as notorious Soviet eras show trials, media hacks submissively clapped
the near nonagenarian’s sentence. With breath-taking chutzpah it was the grandmother not the state that was charged
It is well to remember that the constitution and chancellorship of Occupied Germany is illegal under
international law. The last legal chancellor was that of Karl Doenitz. Seized in 1945 by the Allied occupiers the Grand-Admiral
and Germany´s legal legislators were seized, gaoled or hanged. Since then, WOG chancellors and politicians have first
to be approved by Washington DC.
In occupied Germany it is a criminal offence to query victors’ propaganda even when the defendant´s
case is proven beyond all shadow of doubt.
Frau Haverbeck's lawyer argued that the sentence violated their client´s freedom of expression
and called for her to be acquitted. The court, likened to a North Korean secret chamber, dismissed the appeal.
“We are newspaper readers. Only when we share do we become
newspaper publishers and editors.” ~ Michael Walsh.
German police are hunting
an 89-year-old grandmother convicted on several occasions for Holocaust denial, after she failed to turn herself in to serve
her prison sentence.
Ursula Haverbeck, dubbed "Nazi-Oma"
(Nazi grandma) by german MSM, was convicted in October on eight counts of incitement and sentenced to two years in prison.
But she did not
report to prison to serve her sentence by the April 23 deadline.
After the convict failed to report to the relevant
penal institution within the deadline, prosecutors in Verden on May 4, 2018 issued an order to execute the sentence and
have charged police with its implementation," prosecutors said in a statement. The convict has so far not been
arrested," they added.
Haverbeck was once chairwoman of a far-right training centre shut down in 2008 for spreading "Nazi propaganda".
She has been sentenced
on several occasions to jail for "Holocaust denial".
During a trial in 2015, she insisted that Auschwitz was not historically
proven to be a death camp.
That is "only a belief," said Haverbeck then.
She has also gone on television to declare that
"the Holocaust is the biggest and most sustainable lie in history".
Feb 10, 2019 at 7:58 AM Richard Edmonds wrote:
On the 25th. January 2019, at a ceremony at Vichy, France the International Robert Faurisson
prize for 2019 was awarded to Ursula Haverbeck.
The German lawyer, Wolfram Nahrath – who
has represented Frau Haverbeck in innumerable trials – accepted the International Robert Faurisson prize in her place.
In his Laudatio Herr Nahrath acknowledged, that it was a great honour to receive the prize on behalf of his client.
The full text of the Laudatio is as follows:
Ladies and Gentlemen, esteemed committee, Michele Lady Renouf,
Master Fallisi, the Honourable Mr. Nichols.
It is for me a great honour to accept this prize on behalf of my client.
My client, Frau Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel, last year celebrated her ninetieth birthday, but it is not age or physical
infirmity that has hindered her from travelling to Vichy.
No, she finds herself in prison in the Federal Republic
of Germany. Last year she was condemned in the first instance to three and a half years’ incarceration. A series
of further trials against her have been planned and so it is not impossible that she may yet be condemned to further years
in prison. The possibility is not to be excluded that she may spend the rest of her life in prison and die in prison.
Now everybody is going to ask, what type of fearful and dangerous criminal is my client who has the criminal
energy still to commit crimes at her advanced age. Is she the Godmother of a mafia-type criminal organisation ? Has
she robbed, murdered, wounded, cheated, stolen, molested children, dealt in drugs, organised human-trafficking ?
No, she has committed none of these offences. But in reference to her rights of Freedom of Opinion, Freedom of Speech
and Freedom of Enquiry, she has exercised her personal right publicly to question and to comment on one particular event,
limited to a particular time and place. She has done so in public and in her writings and at meetings where she was the
guest-speaker and she has distributed her literature widely. And, Yes ? - just for this, people are going to ask, you can
be locked up for years in jail in the most free (and liberal) judicial ordering that has ever existed in Germany ? Yes,
this has happened and this is the fate of the recipient of this prize.
Originally Frau Haverbeck-Wetzel was part
of the humanist movement and for years she was active in protecting the environment.
But it is not a question
of just any history. No we are dealing here with the narrative of an organised mass-extermination of human beings, mainly
Jewish persons, employing poison gas and carried out on an industrial scale right across Europe up till 1945, and all
as ordered by the authorities of the Third Reich. You will all know the figure of Six Million which over time has become
the symbol of this narrative.
Since the year 1994 it has been a criminal offence in the Federal Republic
of Germany to deny or to approve or to minimise this particular event. The penalty for each offence can result in a
five years’ prison sentence. For each offence. The Law permits that an adult may be incarcerated for up to a total
of fifteen years.
It is not my intention here to give a lecture on the political criminal laws in Germany and
other such lands. Allow me however to express some thoughts.
The Federal Republic and its Basic Law [which serves
as the Constitution] has now been in existence for 70 years and the Federal Republic managed successfully for its first
forty years without possessing any such provision in Law, [criminalising “disputing, approving, minimising“
that event], without there being any pogroms or other such outrages committed against Jewish persons.
taken ten years of continuing insidious agitation organised by just a few individuals before the German Parliament passed
this law. For ten long years it was rejected. There was massive concern that the proposal was contrary to the Basic Law
and to human rights. By employing all the means at their disposal the handful campaigners – I shall call them here
the shop-keepers – got what they wanted.
Even after its embodiment in German Law, distinguished constitutional
jurists and even former judges having served on the Federal Constitutional Court at Karlsruhe opposed this provision; and
even prominent persons from the so-called “victim-folk” criticised this new provision and demanded its abrogation;
many of them even deny the so-called “Holocaust”.
In vain, the provision is still to this day part
of the criminal code and many have been jailed because of it, including she who has been awarded this prize. In spite of
her age, she was shown no clemency. Just a few days ago, she, who no longer has any living relatives -they have all passed
away – she was refused permission to visit the grave of her deceased husband, the humanist Werner Haverbeck. She had
wanted to hold a prayer there at the New Year. Refused.
Ladies and Gentlemen I am speaking of the Federal Republic
of Germany – and not of some despotic banana-republic somewhere in the world.
I am of the opinion that
the provision Article 130, section 3 of the German Criminal Code does not belong in our Law books. [Article 130, section
3 criminalises “disputing, approving, minimising” the Six Million]. The manner in which it became Law and the
motivation of those who made Law are in flagrant violation of the basic requirement of every criminal code in which the
conduct of an individual can only be punished if there is a legitimate criminal case to answer. There is no such legitimacy
for Article 130, section 3, and not even partially so.
The fundamental question is: why may I not dispute and
debate historical events ? Who finds such a prohibition useful ? Certainly not the man who wants his Freedom of Speech.
I myself was born in 1963. I have not personally experienced this history. At school and in University I was
educated to question everything and to freely debate. That was the Credo of our time. At school and as a student we
were allowed to dispute, to doubt and deny as much as we wanted without being punished. Any restrictions placed on what
we might think or say or on what books or other literature we might read, such restrictions would have seen as a sacrilege
against our rights to Freedom – and this remains so today.
Such prohibitions make the thinking, enquiring
man only suspicious.
To the right of a free, unforced development of one’s personality belongs the right
to participate with one’s own opinions and convictions in debates and in opposition to others all within the law and
also to obtain information freely and unhindered and so to form one’s own convictions.
is an inherent right of every individual to defend the community to which he belongs – that is, his people –
from false and wicked accusations including the wickedest.
Therefore he has the right to attempt to argue against
the accusation that as an historical fact members of his people had committed a genocide and thereby covered themselves
in shame. If subjected to the threat of years’ long imprisonment he can not defend his people, then his soul will
To find oneself confronted with legally enforced prohibitions of many sorts, thought-prohibitions,
information-prohibitions, research-prohibitions, and Freedom of speech prohibitions, all focussed on a very special event,
and when under compulsion of severe punishment one to have to remain silent, even though one is convinced of a very different
understanding of the matter, all this creates an oppression which can immediately lead to severe crises of the personality,
or in any case can harm the free development of the personality. Such oppression is alien to the contemporary Justice system.
This is what happens, I would like once more to stress, when one wants to defend one’s people and its history
from the most slanderous of accusations.
I will permit myself to briefly classify this law. It is a law born
from the religion of the book. And such a law, I reject most fundamentally.
I ask for forgiveness that I as
the defence lawyer for Frau Haverbeck have not been able to keep her out of jail.
Ladies and Gentlemen, members
of the esteemed committee,
This is the first time that this prize has been awarded; and it shows the generosity
of the sponsors and their determination to establish Peace in Freedom. What is special in this first case is that she to
whom the award has been given, is a German woman. A woman from the so-called guilty, criminal-folk. A woman of noble spirit,
full of the joy of life and always laughing, good natured and courageous.
If not already previously, then by
the award of this prize is she ennobled. Ennobled on French soil by men and women from a people who have had to fight many
bloody and bitter wars with Germany; ennobled as a German woman campaigning for the rights of Freedom.
for me and my humiliated and downcast but so beloved German folk an especially high honour. In the name of she who has been
given this award, I thank the esteemed committee from depths of my soul. A sign to give hope for Freedom and Peace.
Wolfram Nahrath, German Lawyer.