David Irving, Holocaust Denial, and his Connections to Right Wing Extremists and Neo-National Socialism (Neo-Nazism) in Germany: Electronic Edition, by Hajo Funke

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1.1 Professional qualifications of the author

1.1.1I am professor of politics and culture at the Political Science Institute [Otto-Suhr Institute] of the Free University of Berlin.
1.1.2I was born in 1944 in Guhrau in Silesia. High school completed in 1964, I served my military service from 1964 to 1966. In 1971 I gained my diploma in political science at the Free University, where I became a part-time teaching assistant at the Political Science Institute from 1971 to 1976. I gained my Ph. D. on the political sociology of work-conditions, with special reference to Frederic W. Taylor [summa cum laude]. From 1977 to 1983 I was awarded a research fellowship at the Science Centre, Berlin to undertake empirical research on industrial relations.
1.1.3In 1984 I took the German postdoctoral thesis ['Habilitation'], with a lecture on the theory and history of German anti-Semitism.. From 1983 to 1986 I undertook further research and held guest-professorships at the Technical University of Copenhagen [Tekniske Hojskole], the University of Linz in Austria, and the Darmstadt College [Fachhochschule]. From 1986 to 1988 I researched the conditions of Jewish emigration from Nazi-Germany. From 1988 to 1989 I held a guest-professorship [Vertretungsprofessur] of the Alexander Schwan chair of political philosophy, the Free University Berlin. From 1989 to 1992 I was the German Academic Exchange Service [Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst] professor of German Area Studies at University College Berkeley, California, specialising on modern history, German literature, and politics.
1.1.4Since 1993 I have held my current chair as professor of political science (politics and culture) at Free University Berlin. My main fields of interest are right-wing extremism, ethno-centric nationalism, and social prejudice with case-studies of Bosnia and Kosovo, Southeast Europe.
1.1.5I reconstructed and analysed the ideology of the right-wing oriented German political   party the 'Republicans' particularly in reference to its hatred of foreigners, its anti-Semitism, and its ultra-nationalism. I have also analysed the ideas and roots of ethno-centricity within German nationalism. Since 1993 I have been engaged in researching the sociological, ideological, and political dynamics of right-wing extremism following German unification. I have also examined the ideological roots of right-wing extremism, for instance the anti-democratic 'conservative revolution'of the Weimar Republic. Since 1995 My research and published work has concentrated on the sociological and ideological aspects of violence within right-wing and left-wing extremist movements, especially amongst the younger generation in east-Germany. I have written on the neo-Nazi network, and the role played in them by radical revisionism and social prejudices, especially anti-Semitism and a hatred of foreigners. My most recent publication examines the Southeast European crisis and the ideology and the political causes of ultra-nationalism in that region.
1.1.6I am author or co-author of
  • Hajo Funke, Die Republikaner. (Berlin, 1989).
  • Hajo Funke,"Jetzt sind wir dran" - Nationalismus im gecinten Deutschland. Aspekte der Enigunspolitik und nationalistische Potentiale in Deutschland (Berlin, 1991).
  • Hajo Funke, Brandstifter (Göttingen, 1993).
  • Hajo Funke, Markus Kemper, and Harald Klier, "Ich kann mich nicht daran gewöhnen" - Fremdenfeindlichkeit in Oranienburg (Berlin, 1998).
  • Hajo Funke and Alexander Rhotert, Unter unseren Augen. Ethnische Reinheit: Die Politik des Milosevic-Regimes und die Rolle des Westens (Berlin, 1999).
1.1.7I am the editor or contributor to the following:
  • Hajo Funke (ed.), Von der Gnade der geschenkten Nation. Über die politische Kultur (1988).
  • Hajo Funke, Die andere Erinnerung (Frankfurt, 1989).
  • Hajo Funke, 'Rechtsextremismus - Zeitgeist, Politik und Gewalt. Eine Zwischenbilanz', in Richard Faber, Hajo Funke, and Gerhard Schönberner (eds.), Rechtsextremismus, Ideologie und Gewalt (Berlin, 1995).
  • Hajo Funke, 'Die Republikaner', in Jens Mecklenburg (ed.), Die braune Gefahr (Berlin, 1999).
1.1.8I am likewise the author of various articles on nationalism, RWE, right-wing extremism including:
  • Hajo Funke and Elliot Neaman, 'Germany -the Nationalist Backlash', dissent, winter 1993.
  • Hajo Funke and Lars Rensmann, '"Out of a German soul". Why Martin Walser can't understand Ignatz Bubis', Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung, 24 December 1998.
  • Hajo Funke, '"When memory comes". On solidarity with the unknown. On the debate of the Berlin-holocaust-Mahnmal,' Freitag, 27 February 1998.
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