Jürgen Rieger

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Jürgen Rieger
A middle aged man with a beard.
Rieger in 2007
Deputy chairman of the NPD
Personal details
Born11 May 1946
Blexen
Died29 October 2009(2009-10-29) (aged 63)
Berlin
NationalityGerman
Political partyNational Democratic Party of Germany (NPD)
ChildrenSeveral[1]
ResidenceHamburg, Blankenese[1]
ProfessionLawyer

Jürgen Rieger (11 May 1946, Blexen, Lower Saxony – 29 October 2009) was a Hamburg lawyer, avowed anti-semite, and deputy chairman of the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) (as of October 2009),[2] known for his Holocaust denial.[1] Rieger represented Arpad Wigand former SS Police Leader of the Warsaw district in Occupied Poland, in his trial for war crimes in Hamburg District Court. Wigand was subsequently found guilty in December 1981, and sentenced to 12.5 years.[3]

Rieger was convicted among other for battery, incitement of the people (Volksverhetzung), and the use of prohibited symbols.[4]

Rieger joined the NPD in 2006, and became Hamburg chairman in 2007. He worked in the Heathen Artgemeinschaft Germanische Glaubens-Gemeinschaft over many years.[1] In the 1990s he was active in the now-suppressed far-right Wiking-Jugend and Freiheitliche Deutsche Arbeiterpartei.[5]

He was an important figure for the NPD, because of his several party donations, the total amount was €500,000.[6]

On 29 October 2009 Rieger died in Berlin from a stroke.[4]

It is alleged that he used the nom-de-plume Jörg Rieck for some of his publications,[7] including in his contribution to the "programmatic" book of the Thule Seminar, Das unvergängliche Erbe.[8][9] Rieger was editor of the pseudoscientific racialist Neue Anthropologie, sister journal to Roger Pearson's Mankind Quarterly.[10]

He was organiser of annual Rudolf Hess commemorations in Wunsiedel.[11]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Ein Verehrer Hitlers" [An admirer of Hitler]. Die Tageszeitung (in German). 2009-04-19. Archived from the original on 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  2. ^ Sven Röbel (2009-10-27). "NPD-Mann Rieger im Krankenhaus" [NPD official Rieger hospitalized]. Der Spiegel (in German). Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  3. ^ Title Tribüne, Volume 26, Issues 101-104 Published 1987 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Aug 26, 2008 Subjects: Jews
  4. ^ a b "NPD-Politiker Jürgen Rieger ist tot" [NPD politician Rieger is dead] (in German). Norddeutscher Rundfunk. 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  5. ^ Gideon Botsch: Die extreme Rechte in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1949 bis heute. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 2012, ISBN 978-3-534-23832-3, Pg. 96.
  6. ^ Jörg Schindler (2009-10-28). "Das Ende eines Hetzers" [The end of an agitator]. Frankfurter Rundschau (in German). Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  7. ^ "Jürgen Rieger and his pseudo‐science". Patterns of Prejudice. 17: 40–44. doi:10.1080/0031322X.1985.9969705.
  8. ^ http://www.diss-duisburg.de/2012/04/der-singer-diskurs-2/[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Friedrich Paul Heller; Anton Maegerle (1998). Thule: vom völkischen Okkultismus bis zur Neuen Rechten. Schmetterling Verlag. p. 135. ISBN 978-3-89657-090-1.
  10. ^ Martin A. Lee (23 October 2013). The Beast Reawakens: Fascism's Resurgence from Hitler's Spymasters to Today's Neo-Nazi Groups and Right-Wing Extremists. Routledge. p. 362n. ISBN 978-1-135-28124-3.
  11. ^ Hipp, Dietmar. "Germany's Nazi Exception: Constitutional Court OKs Curtailing of Free Speech". Spegel Online. Retrieved 14 February 2016.

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