View Full Version : In Memoriam: German Professor Werner Pfeifenberger accused of Revisionism, commits suicide

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005, 11:50 PM
Not long ago, this subforum was titled with a reference to the Jew Finkelstein, with something like : 'Discuss here the Holocaust according to Finkelstein's book...' This mention has disappeared, so the post I prepared is not valid anymore, and I'm glad about that. I would like to post it nonetheless, to see, from what you gentlemen have to say, if the reason any reference to Finkelstein has been removed is consistent with mine here.

So :

This subforum is called 'The Holocaust. (...) Finkelstein (...)'

Why is Finkelstein mentioned here ? Is he the only revisionist ? Is he the father of revisionism ? He's not even a revisionist !

May I remind you that Finkelstein is always saying that revisionists, whom he calls negationnists, are 'crackpots' ?

And may I remind you that two German scholars, Reinhold Elstner and Werner Pfeiffenberger, put an end to their lives, repectively April 25, 1995, in public protest by fire immolation, and May 13, 2000, after consistent persecutions from the part of Jews for daring to speak up the truth ?

Skadi Forum would honor itself to rename this section 'The Holohoax. In Memoriam Reinhold Elstner Werner Pfeiffenberger'.

Such an honor made to the Jew Finkelstein is illegitimate and infamous. I strongly disaprove it and I am asking the gentlemen of the board... (Here my wishes have already been fulfilled)

Best regards.

Thursday, March 10th, 2005, 12:32 AM
Why is Finkelstein mentioned here ? Is he the only revisionist ? Is he the father of revisionism ? He's not even a revisionist !

Well my understanding is that this part of the forum isnt explicitly pro-revisionist. I hope this answers your question, Rollon.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005, 09:19 PM
German Professor [Werner Pfeifenberger], Accused of Revisionism, Commits Suicide
Mark Weber

Werner Pfeifenberger, a German professor of political science, took his life in Austria on May 13, 2000, a few weeks before he was to go on trial in Vienna for an allegedly revisionist and "neo-Nazi" essay published five years ago. The 58-year-old scholar was scheduled to appear on June 26 before a district criminal court, where he faced up to ten years imprisonment for a 1995 writing that allegedly violated Austria's anti-Nazism law. His attorney said that Pfeifenberger, fearing an unfair trial, had announced his intention to take his life.

Pfeifenberger, born in October 1941, was once a well-regarded scholar. After studying law, economics and political science, he taught at colleges or universities in Salzburg, Münster, Paderborn, Grenoble (France), Stellenbosch (South Africa), and Taipei (Taiwan). For a time he served as director of the semi-official Austrian Institute for Political Education, and from 1978 to 1983 was responsible for its periodical, "Political Education."
For years Prof. Pfeifenberger had been under fire from leftist and Jewish groups, which cited his support for allegedly "neo-fascist" or "neo-Nazi" organizations such as the "Austria Cultural Foundation" and the "German-South Africa Society." Critics also cited his defense of the apartheid government in South Africa, and his writings for "right wing" periodicals


Typical of such cases in Germany and Austria, the accuracy or truthfulness of Pfeifenberger's writing was not an issue. An offensive "tone" or "diction" is enough to bring legal action against an author.

The Pfeifenberger case is not only another blow against freedom of expression and research in Germany and Austria, it manifests the hypocritical "democracy" that prevails in much of Europe today.
Even before he decided to commit suicide, noted the Vienna weekly paper Zur Zeit (June 2-8, 2000), Werner Pfeifenberger's professional life had already been destroyed. Rather than endure further disgrace and ruin, he chose death. The "politically correct" enemies of freedom of expression and scholarly research can proudly claim another victim. Whatever justification there may have been for Austria's law banning any revival of National Socialism (Nazism), the paper went on to comment, the broadening of that law in 1992 has provided the enemies of intellectual freedom with a "fascism club" to intimidate adversaries. "As one can see," Zur Zeit continued, the 1992 law has proven to be "a serious mistake, for which Werner Pfeifenberger has paid with his life."

Pfeifenberger's death recalls the suicide five years ago of a retired German chemist. On April 25, 1995, Reinhold Elstner took his life in downtown Munich by setting himself on fire in protest half a century of "defamation" and a "Niagara flood of lies pouring down on our nation." In a statement written before his death, he explained: "Fifty years of ceaseless defamation, ugly lies and demonization of an entire people are enough!... Now 75 years old, there's not much more I can do. Through my death in flames I can nonetheless still give a final visible expression of my views. If, as a result, even one German comes to his senses and finds the way to truth, then my sacrifice will not have been in vain ..."