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Ursula Haverbeck:
The Iron Maiden

Haverbeck in her youth.

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Lubert steeled himself. The war had been over for more than a year, but his daughter had still not surrendered. He needed to suppress this little putsch now. . . At Frieda’s bedroom door, he knocked and called her name. He waited for an answer that he knew wouldn’t come then entered. She was lying on her bed, her legs raised a few inches off the mattress. A book — a signed copy of Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, which his wife Claudia had given him for his thirtieth birthday — was balanced across her feet. Frieda did not respond to her father’s presence but continued to concentrate her efforts on keeping the weighted legs in the air. They were beginning to tremble with the strain. How long had she been in this position — one, two, five minutes? She started to breathe furiously through her nose, trying to disguise the effort, refusing to show weakness. Her Strength was impressive. . . another of those Madel routines she had religiously kept up since the war.

— From Rhidian Brook’s The Aftermath (2013)

With a cast-iron determination born of her obvious intelligence and befitting her proud heritage, the 91-year-old Ursula Hedwig Meta Haverbeck-Wetzel continues to defy Germany’s tyrannical and ever more encompassing Volksverhetzung laws from her cell in JVA Bielefeld-Senne. The outspoken and undisputed Grande Dame of Revisionism was sentenced to two and a half years in prison at a court hearing in Verden.

Since the death of her husband Werner Georg Haverbeck in 1999, she kept active: she served as the Chair of the Heimvolkshochschule Collegium Humanum (Folk High School), an international adult education establishment founded in Vlotho in 1963, acted as President of the German section of the World Union for the Protection of Life, was a former activist in the now-banned Ecological Democratic Party, was the first Chairperson of the Memorial Sites Association, the Verein Gedachtnisstatte, to commemorate her nation’s war dead, and was the deputy director of the Society for the Rehabilitation of Those Persecuted for Refutation of the Holocaust. For all intents and purposes, Haverbeck is now a political prisoner in Merkel’s uber-liberal police state.

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Born in Winterscheid, now part of Gilserberg, in November 1928, Haverbeck was soon to become one of the many displaced refugees fleeing the Red Army’s notoriously bloodthirsty advance into East Prussia. Subsequently living in Sweden and Scotland, she studied pedagogy, philosophy, and linguistics. Her husband Georg, to whom she was married for over fifty years and with whom she shared an entire worldview, was himself a writer, publisher, folklorist, and sometime parson to a local Christian community. He also founded the Imperial Federation of Nation and Homeland and was a scientific consultant to the Ecological Democratic Party before he and his wife were expelled by its Bremen branch for attempting to forge links with the ultra-patriotic National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD).

Undeterred by such truculence, Haverbeck has subsequently emerged as one of Germany’s leading advocates for freedom of expression, a high-profile opponent of censorship in the media, and a spokesperson for the right to peaceful and lawful assembly in her native land. This has led her into direct conflict with German Justice Ministers like Heiko Mass, who attempted to undermine freedom of expression in Germany with his Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgsesetz (Network Enforcement Law) to combat “online hate speech” and “fake news,” as well as his successor Katarina Barley, who famously demanded the reopening of the German-Austrian border, which was closed as an emergency response to Chancellor Merkel’s irresponsible open-door invitation to the Third World which precipitated the latest phase of the European migrant crisis.

Haverbeck has acted to end the defamation of the men and women who played a part in Germany’s recent wartime history, like Oskar Groning, the so-called “accountant of Auschwitz,” and SS guard Reinhold Hanning. She’s also insisted in a letter to Detmold’s mayor, Rainer Heller, “that Auschwitz was a labor camp.”

Because of this, Haverbeck has become a prime target for state persecution. She’s had a series of fines levied by the Court of Bad-Oeynhausen and the Dortmund Regional Court between 2004 and 2007, a further fine for “offending” Charlotte Knobloch, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany in June of 2009, and more recently a range of sentences to various terms of imprisonment in 2015 and 2016 for so-called Holocaust denial. Eventually, a raid on her home by the State Criminal Investigation Office of Lower Saxony led to her being taken into custody by the police on May 7th, 2018.

Undimmed and unrelenting, the iron maiden’s brave stand for open discussion and debate about the past has been made even more pertinent in recent months given a recent extension of the draconian spider web of Volksverhetzung laws: a British citizen, Lady Michelle Renouf, was charged for comments she made in February 2018 about the murderous bombing of Dresden at a rally commemorating the victims, held under the shadow of the city’s famous Baroque Lutheran Frauenkirche. Following a trial set for October 2020, these charges could result in a sentence of up to five years.

Circumstances like these seem to fulfill the European Commission’s wish that

Negationism can be considered as a specific manifestation of antisemitism since it both constitutes a denial of crimes against humanity, meaning here the Nazi Holocaust, and an incitement to hatred against the Jewish community. Denying crimes against humanity and disputing the existence of clearly established historical events do not constitute scientific or historical research and shall be considered incitement of hatred toward Jews.

If this principle is uniformly adopted and enforced across all member states, it could be the death knell not only of justice, but also historical inquiry as know it.

The truth about events is sometimes very complex, but still carries a strong moral resonance and has an overarching political bearing on our present times. Myths can no longer be sustained through judicial means alone — and in recent days, the Imperial German flag is carried at the forefront of protesting crowds to the very steps of the Reichstag itself.

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33 Comments

  1. Vigilante Jesus
    Posted August 31, 2020 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    Hate speech laws function today as laws against speech the Jews hate to hear.

  2. Memebro
    Posted August 31, 2020 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    Damn. She was cute

    Just saying

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted August 31, 2020 at 9:50 am | Permalink

      Dear Memebro,
      She was beautiful in youth and is now dignified in age. A model for all women in the way she conducts herself.
      Best
      FS

    • Another Ghost
      Posted September 1, 2020 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

      Even in her age she still looks quite beautiful. Many men and women do not age well and become a sort of slumped skeleton without passion or life, but she comes off quite lively and graceful.

      • Fenek Solere
        Posted September 4, 2020 at 4:56 am | Permalink

        Dear Another Ghost,
        The woman is articulate, clear headed and a credit to Germany!
        Best
        FS

  3. Alexandra O.
    Posted August 31, 2020 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    I am absolutely horrified to know that a 91-year-old woman is being held in jail in Germany for ‘hate speech’! Good grief, most people can barely walk when they are 91, and should be treated with respect. This imprisonment qualifies as being equal to anything the Nazis might have dreamed up. What courage she has — puts me to shame.

    • Alexandra O.
      Posted August 31, 2020 at 7:18 am | Permalink

      A further note on the ‘suppression of history’ in Germany and all EU countries, now spreading worldwide. I myself do not deny that some sort of killing holocaust did happen in Nazi Germany during WWII. However, we never hear anything about WHY the German people and government were so very blazing mad about the Jews in their midst. No one does something like that without a reason in their heart that would make them overrule their otherwise human kindness. What exactly happened in Germany prior to the election of Hitler? I myself recently acquired two books on the Weimar Republic, but, alas, haven’t found time to open them. SOMETHING happened there to incite this hatred. I think the answers are in the Weimar Republic, and I think that’s a path to investigate.

      I remember reading somewhere that farmers in Germany in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s were being thrown off their land because of some huge problem with the currency, which left them destitute, and the bankers took over their farms. One incident really stood out : A farmer went to the bank to ask for more time for his loan, and the wife of the banker was wearing a lovely diamond brooch, which the farmer recognized as having belonged to his own wife, which he had needed to pawn weeks before. It’s small things like that which explain a lot.

      • Daniel Robertson
        Posted August 31, 2020 at 8:18 am | Permalink

        Watch Europa – The Last Battle, especially episodes 3 and 4.

      • Posted August 31, 2020 at 8:22 am | Permalink

        Towards the end of WWI, the Germans made peace on favorable terms with Russia, and were achieving success on the southern front in Italy, which should’ve meant they could concentrate efforts on the western front and break the standstill. However, a massive demoralization effort began in the press. Also, Marxists with their trade union connections arranged for a general strike that hamstrung the supply chain for the war effort. Then Marxist rebellions started springing up, something carrying into the Weimar era. Take a wild guess who was doing a lot of that.

        After the war, hyperinflation devastated the economy. However, some people were profiteering quite well throughout all that – take a wild guess who.

        Other than that, the Weimar Republic was characterized by massive degeneracy, particularly from characters like Magnus Hirschfeld. It’s sort of like what happened to us in the 1960s, except that they’d learned not to turn up the heat all at once.

        Note well, I do not blame all Jews for these things. It’s an unfortunate fact that bad deeds by their elites and radicals will harm the reputation of the rest of their brethren. The elite types also don’t mind throwing some of their own kind under the bus.

        But, as the meme goes, one day the people elected Hitler all for no reason whatsoever.

      • stayfocused
        Posted September 1, 2020 at 3:10 am | Permalink

        killing your enemies during a war started by them, to the extent it even occurred at all, cannot be described as a “holocaust” – do not accept the premise of the jews at all, or you lose

      • Amwof
        Posted September 1, 2020 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

        The Treaty of Versailles crippled Germany’s economy and pushed many of her citizens into poverty. The pressure mounted against Hitler after he started to create a nationalized currency to make Germany independent of the international financiers. This move ruffled some feathers.

      • Spectrum
        Posted September 3, 2020 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

        Read “Tell The Truth And Shame The Devil” by Gerard Menuhin. Be aware Though that it will suck you in, make you angry and weight you with revelation after revelation.

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted August 31, 2020 at 9:51 am | Permalink

      Dear Alexandra,
      91 and unbowed! The woman is a saint!
      Best
      FS

  4. Posted August 31, 2020 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    To contact her, the address is given at comment 3 in the following:
    https://counter-currents.com/2020/07/the-last-battle-part-i-might-makes-right/

  5. Vagrant Rightist
    Posted August 31, 2020 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    This is what happens when you lose a war. You don’t just lose on the battle field, the next generation and the next generation loses in regular life. You become crushed, dehumanized, turned into something else.

    I read that some of these laws were implemented in Germany post-war, but still – today, when Jews are given free access to create, interpret and enforce the law you are going to end up with something that looks like the early Soviet Union.

    Clearly Jewish influence is totally corrupting all Western law into something it was never intended to be. Jews have warped our systems to make themselves kings who cannot be questioned, mocked or examined. They have done this by cloaking their demands in morality, in appeals to ‘democracy’, ‘freedom’ and so forth.

    But let’s just say for the purposes of this comment there was a holocaust. So what ? Many bad things happen in war. What Jews have pressed for is to make the h word a moral absolute, that can never be balanced against any other issue. It just ‘is’. Hanging there in space like an ugly monolith for Jews to prance around to say look how special we are. Look how special our persecution is. And yet when we look at Jewish persecution throughout history, we find a lot of outright lies.

    It seems ‘denial’ is always a reasonable and moral position when when one is being coerced through the threat of state violence into acceptance.

    Whatever the truth of what happened, Germany has had a multicolored dildo inserted in its collective brain after the war, but it’s now got this Stockholm Syndrome, where it’s keeping it there, thinking ‘we need to shove another one in’, ‘and look there’s just room for another one’….’now look we have fitted 10 rainbow colored dildos in, we are civilized and are leading the world in anti-discrimination’. Of course this will never please the international Jewish community sufficiently, but mainstream German politicians don’t seem to get the hole they actually are in. Germany is trapped in this pathetic founding myth of holocaustianity: ‘we were bad’; ‘now we are good’.

    I’m all for full on eugenics, if we can just breed leaders who are immune to Jewish screeching. Perhaps we extract some genes from this wonderful woman Ursula Haverbeck and make a start ?

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted August 31, 2020 at 10:05 am | Permalink

      Dear Vagrant Rightist,
      She is of fine genetic and psychological stock ! A true role model
      Best
      FS

      • Stephen Phillips
        Posted August 31, 2020 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

        She is 40 years my senior, but I would still love to take her out to lunch.

        • Fenek Solere
          Posted September 1, 2020 at 3:21 am | Permalink

          Dear Stephen,
          Can you imagine the anecdotes she could tell
          Best
          FS

    • Ghost of Arminius
      Posted August 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

      Vagrant Rightist:

      The Jews have a “chosen people” complex. Therefore, they view WWII through that lens: it was a unique time of Jewish suffering. Of course, in reality, WWII was a time of *human* suffering — not for the Jews, exclusively, but for anyone who got in the way of the ruling ideologies, not to mention the advancing armies and the bombs. When you suffer from a narcissistic complex such as they do, though, you view everything as being about you. Combine that with Jewish power and influence (that comes from having a high collective IQ), the results are not surprising.

      Race realists should give the Jews their due. They’ve managed to survive and even thrive despite being stateless outcasts for nearly 2000 years. People of European stock could learn a lot from them when it comes to evolutionary survival strategies.

  6. Theodora
    Posted August 31, 2020 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    I think this is actually a photo of Ursula in her youth.

    https://europeansworldwide.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/ursula-as-a-young-bride.jpg

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted August 31, 2020 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

      Dear Theodora,
      Same principle applies – her proud and lovely life should be honored and admired !
      best
      FS

      • Theodora
        Posted August 31, 2020 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

        Absolutely. Thank you for the article.

        • Fenek Solere
          Posted August 31, 2020 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

          Dear Theodora,
          You are welcome
          best
          FS

  7. Antidote
    Posted August 31, 2020 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Blood Geysers, shrunken heads, soap, tattoo lampshades, hair stuffed into furniture and cushions, skin used to make book bindings, change purses and camp chairs; mad doctor experiments including hearts, eye balls, and livers; Attacked by bears and eagles; gassed or electrocuted or killed with high pressure steam. Yet Lottie Knobloch and more than 116,000 other Jews want to live in Germany, and an additional multitude want to obtain German citizenship so they can soak up the social benefits and get a free education.
    If any particle of this crap had really occurred would any Jew ever return to Germany? It’s all bullshit.

  8. Nikandros
    Posted August 31, 2020 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    If the Holocaust happened and the Jews have repaid their white liberators by working to ethnically cleanse their descendants, Hitler was right. If the Holocaust is a lie, Hitler was right.

    • Right_On
      Posted August 31, 2020 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

      The Jewish lesbian Susan Sontag said that “the white race is the cancer of human history.” If that’s a commonly-held view among Jews (or maybe lesbians!) then why on earth would we whites welcome those who despise us into our own societies?
      Third World immigrants coming into the US and UK are being told that our nations are foul places, with foul histories, full of foul people who need to be reminded of their foulness as often as possible.

  9. Engelbert
    Posted September 1, 2020 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    Well over a thousand feature films were produced in Germany during the National Socialist era. More than 40 Nazi films are still only accessible today under certain conditions – they are ‘reserved films’. The film explores the question of what makes these films dangerous today. ‘Inciting other people, glorifying war, anti-Semitic and racist’ – these are the reasons why the films are not freely accessible to the public. http://www.blueprintfilm.de/verbotene-eng.html

    • Engelbert
      Posted September 1, 2020 at 2:58 am | Permalink

      By the same director: sympathisanten-derfilm.de

      t-online.de/nachrichten/deutschland/gesellschaft/id_86097474/film-felix-moeller-beleuchtet-die-sympathisanten-der-raf.html

      “Celebrities talk about RAF sympathies: ‘That you can make mistakes in life is part of it’

      In ‘Sympathisanten – Unser deutscher Herbst’ a director looks at the history of left-wing terror in Germany. Who were sympathizers and supporters? Great names of the cultural industry have their say.

      A son interviews his mother: Felix Moeller of Margarethe von Trotta wants to know what she thought of the Red Army Faction. The film director pauses. Then she says: ‘Maybe they were a little naive back then, didn’t think with their own heads, pursued utopias that led to terror.’

      The confession comes at the end of Felix Moeller’s documentary ‘Sympathisanten – Unser deutscher Herbst’ (Sympathizers – Our German Autumn). The historian and filmmaker is thus also closing a chapter in his family chronicle.

      RAF wanted to bring revolution to Germany

      In their Paris apartment, Moeller and Trotta begin by leafing through old diaries. Visits, meetings, political thoughts. How could it have come about, Moeller wants to know, that his mother and stepfather, the director Volker Schlöndorff (‘The Tin Drum’), and other contemporaries were branded as sympathizers of the underground fighters around Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof? Was there any truth to it?

      The answers are as varied as the interview partners Möller brings in front of the camera, such as the writer Peter Schneider, the singer and actor Marius Müller-Westernhagen or the former student leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit.

      ‘Secret joy’ about the RAF

      A certain understanding, they report, is explained by the social climate in the ‘leaden times’ of the seventies. After the student revolt of 1968, a part of the left had radicalized itself. Following the example of Latin American guerrilla fighters, the RAF wanted to bring the revolution to Germany. It was responsible for attacks, kidnappings and murders.

      The evil word of the ‘intellectual arsonists’ was making the rounds at the time. Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who did not give in to the demands of the RAF after the kidnapping of the employer president Hanns-Martin Schleyer, and the tabloid press took up arms against the ‘sympathizers of murderers’. Schmidt will regret this later. Among young people and intellectuals, there is an at times ‘clandestine joy’ about the RAF and its actions.

      Schlöndorff, Trotta, and the others were publicly outraged at the time, especially at the force with which the state was taking action against the RAF, its helpers, and also those who, through no fault of their own, had come into the investigators’ sights. René Böll, son of the writer Henrich Böll, says that a ‘climate of denunciation’ prevailed at the time. ‘No nuance seems possible. Lynching mood,’ von Trotta wrote in her diary in October 1977.

      Schlöndorff and Trotta stand up for the RAF prisoners through the ‘Red Aid’ and against the ‘isolation torture’ of solitary confinement. In the film adaptation of Böll’s novel ‘Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum’ (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum), they want to show how the state is undermining German democracy in the fight against terrorism. As a child Möller experienced the Kulturkampf at close range. At some point, he recalls, an anti-terrorist unit of the Italian police stood in front of his parents’ house in Toscana.

      An insight into the political climate of the time

      Peter Schneider (‘Der Mauerspringer’) tells how he got into situations where he had to borrow his passport or give his car to strangers. In left-wing circles, there was a lot of peer pressure to give logistical help to people in the underground. They did not want to expose themselves to the accusation of being cowards.

      The film, which is set up as a family history, gives a good impression of the politically heated climate of those years. The explanations for the sympathies for the RAF remain fragments, however. ‘The fact that one can make mistakes in life is part of it,’ as Trotta confesses to her son, is, as an insight, a little too little.”

  10. Marc
    Posted September 1, 2020 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Standards are slipping at CC. That image is of a Nazi cosplayer named Amanda Forrell. I see people saying it is Ursula Haverbeck all the time. Guys, sometimes you have to do more than Google a name.

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted September 2, 2020 at 4:27 am | Permalink

      Hi Marc,
      The provenance of the photo is indeed incorrect. Theodora supplied a more accurate image but it is the text that is important. The principle is to support Frau Haverbeck in her struggle for free expression – I hope you will agree!
      Best
      FS

    • Richard McCulloch
      Posted September 2, 2020 at 8:57 am | Permalink

      Good research. When I saw this photo of her in a Wehrmacht uniform I was also very doubtful it was legit. If it were it would have been widely used by the MSM to discredit her. The very fact this comes up on Google suggests someone might be attempting to do this by subterfuge.

      • Fenek Solere
        Posted September 2, 2020 at 10:55 am | Permalink

        Dear Richard,
        The source that provided it to me has always been right in the past. This was a genuine mistake. The point is however that the text is the important thing. The image is ‘fleeting’ though on first glance very seductive!
        Best
        FS

  11. ValhallaX
    Posted September 2, 2020 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    Standard zionism: No free speech, punish dissidents, provocate violence. No justice, only genuine terror. Give money and praise to traitors of the people.

    Nothing new, been practised for centuries amongst us. Big success in Russia hundred years ago, tens of millions white people killed. Now we see same show being brewed in all white countries. The usual suspects.

    National socialists were right, but unfortunately, way too soft.

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