Udo Walendy

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Udo Walendy
Born Udo Walendy
(1927-01-27) 27 January 1927 (age 90)
Berlin, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation author, soldier, historian, holocaust denier

Udo Walendy, born 21 January 1927, in Berlin, is a German author, historian, former soldier, and Holocaust denier, who, like Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof, also disputes Germany's guilt for the Second World War.[1]

Life[edit]

He was born in Berlin.[1]

Towards the end of the war Walendy was drafted first into the Reichsarbeitsdienst (auxiliary force), then the Luftwaffenhelfer (child soldier in the air force) and finally into the regular Wehrmacht (the German military). He completed his Abitur (secondary education) in 1946 and then went to journalism school in Aachen. From 1950 to 1956 he studied political science at the Hochschule für Politik in West Berlin, where he received his diploma.[1]

Afterwards he worked as the director of a folk high school in Herford and as the business leader of an employers' association in Bielefeld. In 1965 he went independent and founded the Verlag für Volkstum und Zeitgeschichtsforschung ("Publishing House for Folklore and Contemporary Historical Research") in Vlotho.[1] In 1999 ownership of the publishing house was transferred to his wife, since Walendy was barred from directing it due to his conviction and imprisonment for 15 months for publicly questioning what has come to be called the holocaust. He maintains close contact with the Belgian revisionist organisation Vrij Historisch Onderzoek (VHO).[1]

Activity as author and publisher[edit]

Besides other works Walendy oversaw the publication of numerous materials in which the Holocaust was denied and the Third Reich was generally presented in a positive light. Among others these include:

  • As early as 1964 he published his own book, Wahrheit für Deutschland – Die Schuldfrage des Zweiten Weltkriegs[1] (Truth for Germany - The Question of Guilt for the Second World War), which in 1979 was listed by Germany's Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons as material that could not be publicly advertised or given to young readers, due to the version it presented of the events that led to World War II. This restriction was lifted in 1994, after a long legal battle, on the grounds that Walendy's constitutional rights had been violated, since the federal constitutional court ruled that even a supposedly biased representation could be defended as an academic work. A renewed attempt to have the work listed was abandoned in 2001 due to a negative assessment of the chances of success in the event of another court case.
  • Numerous copies of the historical revisionist magazine series Historische Tatsachen,[2] which continues to be published by the Vrij Historisch Onderzoek (VHO) in Flanders. Its very first edition from 1974 contains a German translation of Richard Harwood's Holocaust-denying booklet "Did Six Million Really Die?".
  • The German translation of Arthur Butz's book The Hoax of the Twentieth Century,[1] in which the author attempts to discredit the evidence for the Holocaust.

Walendy has been charged with criminal activity several times, including under Germany's Volksverhetzung law (incitement to hatred).[1]

On 1 September 1 2014, Germar Rudolf's Castle Hill Publishers (UK) reprinted Truth for Germany - The Question of Guilt for the Second World War in an updated expanded, and corrected 2 edition, as Who Started World War II: Truth for a War-Torn World, which has also been translated completely anew from the Germany original. The 2013 3rd edition reprint by the Barnes Review, reprinted as Truth for Germany - The Question of Guilt for the Second World War, has been printed from the translators’ file without any editing or changes in layout.

Written works[edit]

In English

  • Who Started World War II: Truth for a War-Torn World (an updated, expanded, newly translated and corrected edition of Truth for Germany - The Question of Guilt for the Second World War), Castle Hill Publishers, September 1 2014, ISBN 978-1591480723.
  • Dissecting the Holocaust: The Growing Critique of ‘Truth’ and ‘Memory’ (contributor)
  • Forged War Crimes Malign the German Nation
  • Truth for Germany - The Question of Guilt for the Second World War (Wahrheit für Deutschland – Die Schuldfrage des Zweiten Weltkriegs), originally published in 1964. Reprint by the Barnes Review with original title from the translators’ file without any editing or changes in layout, 2013, ISBN 978-1937787202.

In German

  • Wahrheit für Deutschland – Die Schuldfrage des Zweiten Weltkriegs (Truth for Germany - The Question of Guilt for the Second World War), 1964
  • Moskau 1940 kriegsentschlossen
  • Behörden contra Historiker
  • Das Recht, in dem wir leben
  • Deutsches Schicksal Westpreußen
  • Deutsch-israelische Fakten
  • Holocaust nun unterirdisch
  • Der moderne Index
  • NS-Bewältigung
  • Verrat an Osteuropa
  • Die Methoden der Umerziehung
  • Einsatzgruppen im Verbande des Heeres, 1. Teil
  • Einsatzgruppen Im Verbande des Heeres, 2. Teil
  • A. Eichmann und die "Skelettsammlung"
  • Die Einheit Deutschlands
  • Die Schuldfrage des 1. Weltkrieges
  • Strafsache wissenschaftliche Forschung
  • Die alliierte Kriegspropaganda 1914-1918
  • Zigeuner bewältigen ½ Million
  • Massentötungen oder Desinformation?
  • Macht + Prozesse = "Wahrheit"?
  • Transferabkommen im Boykottfieber 1933
  • Empfohlene Vorbilder
  • Polens imperialistischer Volkstumskampf 1919 -1939
  • Amtliche Lügen straffrei - Bürgerzweifel kriminell
  • Professorin geworden
  • Die Befreiung von Auschwitz 1945
  • Die Organisation Todt
  • Der sowjetische Kommissionsbericht vom 7.5.1945
  • Beschämende Sprüche - Praxis der anderen
  • Die Wannsee-Konferenz vom 20.1.1942
  • Ein Prozeß, der Geschichte macht
  • Siebzig Jahre Versailles
  • Zur Schuld am 2. Weltkrieg
  • 14 Tage zuvorgekommen
  • US-amerikanische Konzentrationslager
  • Andere beleidigt - stimmt nicht!
  • Politkriminologie
  • Der Fall Treblinka
  • Lügen um Himmler. I. Teil
  • Korrespondenzschwindel im Ärzteprozeß 1945/1946
  • Lügen um Himmler. II. Teil
  • Das verbrecherische System
  • Vergessene Dokumente
  • Wirbel um den Leuchter Bericht
  • Babi Jar - Die Schlucht mit 31711 ermordeten Juden?
  • Entstellte Geschichte
  • Verteidigung oder internationale Aggression?
  • Diffamierte Medizin im Dritten Reich
  • Herrschaft im Namen des Volkes?
  • F.D. Roosevelts Schritte in den 2. Weltkrieg. I. Teil
  • F.D. Roosevelts Schritte in den 2. Weltkrieg. II. Teil
  • Aspekte jüdischen Lebens im Dritten Reich. I. Teil
  • Aspekte jüdischen Lebens im Dritten Reich. II. Teil
  • Immer neue Bildfälschungen. I. Teil
  • Immer neue Bildfälschungen. II. Teil
  • Aspekte jüdischen Lebens im Dritten Reich. III. Teil
  • Notwendige Forschungsanliegen
  • Kriminalisierte Geschichtsforschung
  • US-amerikanische Kriegsverbrechen
  • Israel = Vorkämpfer für die Zivilisation?
  • Fakten zum Kriegsausbruch 1939
  • Der vermutete "Röhm-Putsch"
  • Ein Volk, ein Reich
  • Bild-"Dokumente" für die Geschichtsschreibung?
  • Kriegs-, Verbrechens- oder Propagandaopfer?

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Atkins, Stephen E. (2009). Holocaust denial as an international movement. ABC-CLIO. pp. 108–109. ISBN 0-313-34538-4.  Preview at Google Books.
  2. ^ Die Literatur der Auschwitzleugner: Udo Walendy, Historische Tatsachen Nr. 26 Holocaust-Referenz: Argumente gegen Auschwitzleugner. (German)
Much of this article is translated from the German wikipedia article of March 2nd 2007

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