Grabert Verlag

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Grabert-Verlag together with its subsidiary Hohenrain-Verlag is one of the largest and best-known extreme-right publishing houses in the Federal Republic of Germany.[1] It is notorious for publishing anti-Semitic works,[2] for example those of Wilhelm Stäglich.[3] It also published works of historical revisionism, such as David Hoggan's Der erzwungene Krieg[4] and books authored by Holocaust deniers such as Georg Franz-Willing.

Herbert Grabert (de) (1901–1978), a former senior civil servant and lecturer in Alfred Rosenberg's Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories, founded a publishing house named Verlag der Deutschen Hochschullehrer-Zeitung (engl. "Publisher of the German University Teacher-Newspaper") in 1953.[5] In 1961, Grabert published the book Der erzwungene Krieg (The Forced War) by David L. Hoggan, which blamed the outbreak of World War II on an alleged Anglo-Polish conspiracy to wage aggression against Germany.[6][7] Hoggan's book became one of the many of the extreme-right wing, revisionist publications that followed. The book was a best seller significantly contributing to the commercial success of the publishing house.[8] In 1974 Grabert named his publishing house after himself. His son Wigbert (born 1941) took over the management. He received a DM 30,000 fine after he had published a book by Germar Rudolf denying the Holocaust in 1994.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Damir Skenderovic (2009). The Radical Right in Switzerland: Continuity and Change, 1945-2000. Berghahn Books. p. 188. ISBN 978-1-84545-580-4.
  2. ^ Uwe Backes (2011). The Extreme Right in Europe: Current Trends and Perspectives. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. p. 405. ISBN 978-3-525-36922-7.
  3. ^ Richard J. Evans (2002). Telling Lies About Hitler: The Holocaust, History and the David Irving Trial. Verso. p. 116. ISBN 978-1-85984-417-5.
  4. ^ Georg Franz-Willing (1992). Kriegsschuldfrage der beiden Weltkriege. Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft. p. 148.
  5. ^ Finkenberger, Martin (2013). "Grabert-Verlag (seit 1974)". In Benz, Wolfgang. Handbuch des Antisemitismus: Judenfeindschaft in Geschichte und Gegenwart. 8. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 244–245.
  6. ^ Lipstadt, Deborah Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York ; Oxford : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993 pages 71 & 73.
  7. ^ Armin Pfahl-Traughber: Rechtsextremismus in der Bundesrepublik., München 1999, S. 42
  8. ^ Juliane Wetzel: Der Geschichtsrevisionismus und der Grabert Verlag. In: Martin Finkenberger, Horst Junginger (Hrsg.): Im Dienste der Lügen. Herbert Grabert (1901–1978) und seine Verlage. Aschaffenburg 2004, S. 144.
  9. ^ Finkenberger, Martin (2013). "Grabert-Verlag (seit 1974)". In Benz, Wolfgang. Handbuch des Antisemitismus: Judenfeindschaft in Geschichte und Gegenwart. 8. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 244–245.