1.1 Professional qualifications of the author
1.2 Scope of the report.
2. The definition and concept of right-wing extremism [RWE], especially in the 1980s.
2.1 The question of a ban on extremist activities in the German legal system.
2.2 Additional definitions from the political and social sciences.
2.3 ‘Old’ and ‘new’ RWE
2.4 Features and peculiarities of old and new RWE in Germany after 1945.
3. David Irving and the right-wing extremist German People’s Union [Deutsche Volksunion –], the German National Newspaper [Deutsche Nationalzeitung – DNZ], Dr. Gerhard Frey.
3.1 Irving’s earlier activities in Germany, 1978 – 1981.
3.2 Irving’s activities for the DVU, 1981 – 1987
3.3. Irving’s activities for the DVU, 1990 -1993.
3.4 Initial conclusions.
4. Double-radicalization of RWE from the late 1980s and the role of Holocaust denial.
4.1 German neo-National Socialists (neo-Nazis).
4.2 The Party of the Like-minded New Front [Gesinnungsgemeinschaft der Neuen Front – GdNF], National List [Nationale Liste – NL], German Alternative [Deutsche Alternative – DA], and National Alternative [Nationale Alternative – NA].
4.3 Günter Deckert’s radicalized NPD.
4.4 Irving’s conversion to Holocaust denial and Holocaust denial (radical revisionism) as a core element of the German neo-Nazi Network.
5. Chronological breakdown.
5.1 1989:’German historians – liars and cowards’
5.2 OPC observations 1989.
5.3 1990: ‘Truth Frees’ [‘Wahrheit macht Frei’].
5.4 OPC observations 1990.
5.5 1991: ‘the total catastrophe’ and how Irving reacted.
5.6 OPC observations 1991.
5.7 1992: the ‘International Campaign for Real History’ falters.
5.8 OPC observations 1992.
5.9 1993: expulsion
6. Judicial Sanctions.
6.1 Partial speaking ban [Redeverbot] of 8 November 1991.
6.2 Irving’s arrest as leader of an illegal demonstration, 21 May 1990 and the consequences.
6.3 The speaking bans [Redeverbot] of 9 September 1992, 9 December 1992, and Irving’s ultimate exclusion from Germany.
6.4 Further appeals.
7. The containment of David Irving’s activities and his shrinking influence since 1993/1994, but ongoing identification with Holocaust denial.
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Transcribed from the trial documents into HTML by Addison-Wesley, and translated into XML based on the HTML and print editions by the Beck Center staff. Using David Irving’s own diary entries, video tapes, correspondence, and speeches Professor Funke documents Irving’s close connections to various extremist groups and neo-nazi organizations in Germany. Funke shows how Irving’s holocaust denial is an ideological and political part of their programs.
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