H&D is shocked and saddened to report that our great friend and comrade Günter Deckert, former leader of Germany’s nationalist party NPD, has died aged 82. In fact those readers who knew Günter will appreciate that we could never really believe he was 82 years old, let alone that he has died. Günter always seemed the most energetic and committed comrade in the room, even when surrounded by fellow nationalists decades younger.
Born in January 1940 Günter Deckert developed a talent for languages as a very young man, first visiting London and staying with an English family in the 1950s (which was also when he first encountered British nationalists, when he happened upon a street rally of Sir Oswald Mosley’s Union Movement). He went on to study English, French and other languages at the universities of Heidelberg, Kiel and Montpellier.
For twenty years (from 1968 to 1988) he taught English and French at German schools and colleges, until he was dismissed for political reasons. In fact the authorities had tried three times to dismiss him, but the first two attempts were defeated in the courts.
Some readers might be surprised that his initial political activism was with West Germany’s liberal party the Free Democrats (FDP) in the early 1960s, though at that time (for complicated historical reasons) it was not unusual for German nationalists (and for that matter old national-socialists) to be in the FDP.
Günter first joined the NPD in 1966 and was active during its most successful election campaigns of the late 1960s, when the party was led by Mosley’s close friend and ally Adolf von Thadden. He was a parliamentary (Bundestag) candidate for the first time in 1972 and went on to contest many federal, state and local elections. One of his best election results was in 1974 when he received more than 25% of the vote in Weinheim’s mayoral election. From 1975 to 1999 and from 2019 until his death he was a municipal councillor in Weinheim, sometimes for the NPD and sometimes for the ‘Deutsche Liste’ which he created during a time when he was forced to relinquish NPD membership.
Günter was elected leader of the NPD – Germany’s largest nationalist party – in 1991, and remained party leader until 2005.
Following a conference in 1991 where Günter was translator for the American revisionist Fred Leuchter, he was prosecuted for ‘inciting racial hatred’. Even though he was actually translating someone else’s words, prosecutors argued that he had translated too sympathetically and had therefore committed a crime.
Günter’s case was a landmark in German legal history, because though at first convicted he won on appeal. This victory was because the appeal court ruled ‘Holocaust denial’ was not by itself criminal. In response the German parliament changed the law, making ‘Holocaust denial’ itself an offence. Consequently Günter was tried again in 1995, convicted and sentenced to five years in prison.
He was imprisoned at Bruchsal from 1995 to 2000, then again for five months at Mannheim prison early in 2013.
Günter Deckert was my first German comrade. We first met in 1993 when he addressed the BNP annual rally, and we later spoke together on many platforms in Britain, Germany and France. He addressed numerous meetings of British comrades in London, Yorkshire and elsewhere in England.
Last autumn we met (and were again fellow speakers) for the last time. It seems impossible to believe that I shall never see Günter Deckert again, but his irrepressible spirit will continue to inspire our activism for decades to come.
An obituary to Günter Deckert will appear in the next edition of H&D.
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Heritage and Destiny is very sad to announce the death of
our loyal friend, steadfast racial nationalist and campaigner for
historical truth Richard Edmonds, who died this morning at his home in
Sutton, South London, aged 77. He had been seriously ill with heart
problems in recent weeks.
Richard was the backbone of British racial nationalism. A true
Englishman but no Little Englander, much of Richard’s political energy
was directed by his insight that historical truth was a prerequisite for
political progress, and that the traducing of Germany for the past 75
years meant the shackling of the White Race worldwide. Indeed he came to
believe that unless the edifice of lies about the Second World War is
consistently and courageously challenged, as he put it to Prof. Robert
Faurisson’s translator and assistant Guillaume Nichols a few years ago:
“Everything else is a waste of time.”
This entailed travelling to address rallies in Germany and France as
well as tireless activism in the UK. Richard joined the National Front
soon after the Uxbridge by-election of 1972, which confirmed that the NF
was a serious organisation worth the dedication and sacrifice that
meaningful activism would require.
He soon became party organiser in the racial battleground of Lewisham
and a member of the NF Directorate. In the complicated internal
politics of British nationalism, Richard was a consistent and loyal
supporter of John Tyndall, NF chairman during the party’s best years. He
became a founder member of the New National Front and its successor the
British National Party under JT’s leadership from 1982 to 1999, for
most of those years as National Organiser – effectively the party’s
After his place of work was exposed by Sunday Times
journalists in 1988, Richard lost his job with Cable & Wireless but
the company was forced to pay him a financial settlement as he had done
nothing to warrant dismissal. With this money Richard purchased a
bookshop in Welling, SE London, which became the famous BNP
Richard lived above the shop at Upper Wickham Lane. Those were times
when physical attacks by violent anti-fascists were an expected part of
life for active nationalists, and Richard was one of the prime targets. A
letter bomb exploded at the premises in 1994, and the ongoing enquiry
into Metropolitan Police undercover operations is expected to reveal
further details of how state operatives targeted both the BNP HQ and its
It was a tribute to Richard Edmonds that the state and ‘antifascists’
combined to set him up for several months imprisonment at a crucial
moment in late 1993 and early 1994. Three days after the election of
Derek Beackon – the first BNP councillor – in September 1993, Richard
was falsely identified and arrested at a BNP event in Brick Lane, East
London. During his months on remand, state operatives advanced their
plan to disrupt and divide the party.
During the 1980s and 1990s Richard was the main distributor of Holocaust News,
a tabloid-style popular introduction to historical revisionism that
reached a worldwide audience. He was always ready to travel across
Europe to campaign for truth and justice, including the trial of David
Irving in Vienna, the release of Ernst Zündel in Mannheim, and
demonstrations in support of Ursula Haverbeck, Horst Mahler and Sylvia
Richard was unusual in combining active historical revisionism with
tireless electoral activism: first with the NF, then with the BNP, then
back with the NF during the past decade, when he again served on the
Directorate. Despite the ever-changing fortunes of nationalist parties,
Richard was always prepared to travel to support branch activists,
whether their meeting numbered a dozen or several hundred.
At the 1992 General Election, Richard achieved the BNP’s best result
that year – 1,310 votes (3.6%) in Bethnal Green & Stepney; while in
October 1974 he polled 1,731 votes (4.5%) in Deptford. It was in Clifton
Rise, Deptford, that NF marchers assembled for what became known as the
Battle of Lewisham on 13th August 1977.
As the NF’s Lewisham organiser, Richard knew the stakes, telling the press that the party did not recognise any “no go areas”:
“Clifton Rise is part of Britain, and we will march anywhere in
Britain. This march is deliberately provocative. We are standing up for
Richard and the NF publicised an official police survey of street
crime in South London which showed that 80% of the attackers were Black,
and 85% of the victims were White.
Had he lived, Richard would again have been a National Front
candidate at the Greater London Assembly elections, postponed from May
this year to May 2021.
In 2018 – alongside Lady Michèle Renouf and H&D
assistant editor Peter Rushton – Richard organised and spoke at a
revisionist conference in Shepperton, West London, which turned out to
be the final speech by the great revisionist scholar Prof. Robert
Faurisson. Earlier that year he had been a scheduled guest speaker at
the February 2018 Dresden commemoration where Lady Renouf was arrested. The text of the speech he would have given that day was published by H&D here.
At the 2019 NF Remembrance Day march to the Cenotaph, Richard
completed a remarkable trek across Europe. Having spoken at a rally in
Germany on the Saturday, he made it back to London in time to address
the NF’s post-Cenotaph rally just off Whitehall the next day!
Very rarely for an Englishman, Richard was able to address a French
audience in French and a German audience in German! In January 2020 he
spoke in Vichy at the conference marking what would have been Prof.
Robert Faurisson’s 91st birthday, delivering the Robert Faurisson
International Prize to exiled French scholar Vincent Reynouard, and he
was planning to record an update to his highly informative video made at
the spot in Westminster where Zionist lobbyists plan to build a
gigantic ‘Holocaust memorial’. Our commentary on this memorial (still
being opposed at a planning enquiry) will continue Richard’s work for
The day before his death, Richard completed translation of a Yuletide
poem by the German patriot and attorney Wolfram Nahrath, renowned for
his defence of political clients including Monika Schaefer, Ursula
Haverbeck, Horst Mahler, Bishop Richard Williamson and Lady Michèle
Here at H&D we knew Richard Edmonds as a loyal friend –
but he was more than just a friend to us, he was a loyal friend of the
British people and of the broader White cause.
We had a comrade, you will find no better.
H&D‘s Issue 100 to be published in a fortnight’s time will include a full obituary for our friend and comrade Richard Edmonds.
German patriot and attorney Wolfram Nahrath writes:
I‘m terribly sad.
It was a great experience to meet him, listen to him, talk to him,
standing with him in front of a German prison, where he gave his
legendary speech for the rights of freedom and free opinion.
In the name of my people, I have to thank him for his courage to raise his voice for us beaten and suppressed Germans.
I‘m glad having had him in my house as a very special guest. A clear
mind in a gloomy and dangerous time for all the European People. His
constant demands to be awake, to look behind the ugly mask of the
destroyers of the variety of cultures and people (the Bishop blamed them
as “the enemies of God”), to learn about history in order to avoid any
further wars in Europe and to stand together for a living future, now
became an order of conscience for us all.
Wherever a place for the braves might be: You‘ll meet him there.
We’ll march on, although your flag in life has to be pulled down now.
Rest In Peace, Richard. With deference, Wolfram Nahrath, Germany
How often have I heard this note of discouragement when we speak of activism, whether it is attending a protest or writing a letter to an MP? I don’t feel it myself, but I know some others do. What pretends to be the voice of “realism” is really the chattering devil of planned discouragement. The Dark Forces seeking to vacuum away our freedoms have been fascinated by the study of psychology — what makes people’s minds tick and, then, how can this information be used to manipulate or control them. Modern tyranny has come to the conclusion that they don’t have to physically eliminate all dissenters or doubters. Just scare the majority into compliance (as they have with masks in the COVID Craziness). Then, convey the idea that their position is inevitable. Not everyone will agree, but as long as they are discouraged and passive, the evil agenda prevails. This brings me o a protest on October 18, the day Lady Michele Renouf was to go on trial in Dresden for remarks made in 2018 at a February 13 memorial held every year for the 300,000+ German civilians incinerated in that city on February 13-14, 1945. The war was essentially over. Dresden was not a manufacturing or military target. It was, indeed, acity to which perhaps 250,000 refugees fleeing the Soviet armies just 70 miles away had fled. Churchill himself in sending the waves of incendiary bombers had gloated that he would roast the German people. Anyway, Lady Michele’s brief impromptu speech caught the attention of the German thought police. She was detained, interrogated, released and an |”investigation” begun to see whether she had violated Sec. 130 of the German Criminal Code — “racial incitement of the masses”. Her speech had made no reference to race.This law, however, is used to persecute anyone who questions the Hollywood version of World War II or the Jewish tribal history more often called he holocaust. In due course, she was charged. The trial was to commence October 16. On that day, supporters of the Canadian Association for Free Expression (CAFE) held a protest outside the German Consulate in Toronto. We had a good many discussions with curious passersby. A short video was made of the protest. Reports of the protest spread over the Internet. We had only a vague report later that day. Something happened in the German court but both Lady Michele and her assistant Peter Rushton were under some sort of gag order. We would not learn until November 2 that the German prosecutor had, at the last minute, withdrawn the charges. The gag order was in place until the formal papers had been signed and filed.Lady Michele was free. What’s the Use?Here’s what Peter Rushton wrote: ” It was great to see you campaigning for Michèle’s acquittal: for once the international pressure and fear of official embarrassment has succeeded!“ The fake news media may not have covered our protest but people in Germany were watching. There were several reasons likely motivating the German authorities to retreat from the battlefield having menaced Lady Michele with this case for 32 months. However, international notice and condemnation were one of them We did our part! We did some good! Years agoU.S. patriots had a motivational saying: “The letter not written influences no one.” We don’t alway see the results of our actions. Sometimes, indeed, they are ignored but our input goes into the mix influencing the decision makers. As Luther said as he nailed his 95 theses or arguments to the cathedral door in Wittenburg setting off the Protestant reformation: Here I stand, I can do no other.” ( Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders).
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Lady Michele Renouf’s Thought Crimes Trial in
Germany Suddenly Adjourned, Gag Order Imposed
actress, model and longtime videographer (through her company Telling Films)
and free speech activist Lady Michele Renouf was to go on trial in
Dresden, Germany on October 16. We can’t report on the proceedings because
neither Lady Michele nor her associate and publicist Peter Rushton is
allowed to comment on the proceedings. We have been advised that they were
suddenly halted and no date set for their continuation.
reports: “On 16th October 2020 an Australian-born Briton goes on
trial in Dresden for ‘incitement’ – not for terrorism or threats, but because
of a 10-minute speech given to 300 mourners at a commemoration of the Allied
terror bombing of Dresden in 1945.The charges have been brought under Germany’s
draconian volksverhetzung law – Para 130 of the criminal code,
against Lady Michèle Renouf. … In February 2018 Lady Renouf attended a
public commemoration in central Dresden, marking the anniversary of the 1945
terror bombing by the Royal Air Force and the USAAF. Responding
to an anti-British comment by someone in the crowd, Lady Renouf was invited to
give a brief spontaneous speech in which she acknowledged Britain’s shame for
its deliberate wartime policy of targeting civilians.
During this speech she referred
to the following facts:
Many influential Britons at
the time condemned Churchill’s barbaric terror bombing policy and the
associated demand for unconditional surrender – such people included Lord
Hankey (formerly Sir Maurice Hankey, founder of the modern civil
service); the Rt. Rev. George Bell, Bishop of Chichester; Labour MP and
future minister Richard Stokes; and government scientist and future
bestselling novelist C.P. Snow.
The terror bombing of Dresden was
a literal holocaust in which tens of thousands of civilians were burned alive.
We shall never know the atrocity’s exact death toll, because the city was
packed with refugees – uncounted and undocumented – fleeing from the advancing Soviet
The Allied justification for this
targeting of civilians was that Britain and America were at war with Germany.
Yet, this factor is ignored when discussing what has become known as the
‘Holocaust’, an unchallengeable dogma taking the place of history.
The simple fact that Jewish
civilians were interned in camps is today regarded as a ‘war crime’ and part of
‘genocide’, regardless of what did or did not happen in the camps
themselves, a topic which Lady Renouf did not address, knowing that it is
illegal in Germany to debate such matters. It is odd to condemn internment
itself as criminal, bearing in mind that both Britain and America interned
enemy aliens. It is scarcely surprising that European Jews were placed in this
‘enemy alien’ category, given the actions of the self-styled leaders of World
Jewry who had as early as 1933 declared economic war on Germany. Moreover the
future founders of Israel such as Chaim Weizmann were actively engaged
in a campaign of covert warfare, some of it contrary to international law, in
collaboration with Britain’s Special Operations Executive. In itself it
was not unreasonable for the German authorities to intern large numbers of
European Jews as potential collaborators in this covert war.
On Friday, October 16, CAFE supporters and Truth and Justice for Germans staged a protest outside the German Consulate in Toronto urging Germany to drop all charges against Lady Michele and show respect for freedom of speech.
A detailed exposé of the background to London’s Holocaust memorial is now online at http://www.heritageanddestiny.com
[HOW DARE THE SPINELESS BRITISH GOV’T PROPOSE A MEMORIAL IN SUCH SACRED GROUNDS TO ANOTHER TRIBE’S SELF-SERVING STORY? WHATEVER THE SO-CALLED “holocaust” WAS, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN TO ENGLISHMEN, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN IN ENGLAND AND IT WASN’T DONE BY ENGLISHMEN. THEY MIGHT JUST AS WELL DEDICATE SCARCE SACRED GROUND IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOTHER OF PARLIAMENTS TO COMMEMORATING THE HURONS GENOCIDED BY THE IROQUOIS IN THE 17TH CENTURY. — Paul Fromm]
“The whole idea is preposterous” – how Britain’s top diplomats condemned a proposed London ‘Holocaust’ memorial.
At the end of the introductory article, click the link to continue reading the full article, then at the end of that full article is a further link which allows downloading of the documented report submitted by HERITAGE& DESTINY assistant Editor Peter Rushton to Westminster City Council.