The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

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Subject: Holocaust Almanac - Wiesenthal Center's infiltration report
Summary: Ties between paleo-Nazis in Germany and the "Institute
         for Historical Review" clearly shown by Simon Wiesenthal Center's
         documented infiltration of the German Nazi movement. The trail 
         from German paleo-Nazis to Mark Weber & the IHR is clearly evident.
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Last-modified: 1994/02/01

                          THE OPERATION

Between October 1992 and April 1993, the Simon Wiesenthal Center
 conducted a covert operation to determine the strength, financial
 base, and ultimate leadership of Germany's neo-Nazi movement.
 Center officials also wanted to find out the links between
 Germany's radical right and similar organizations in the United
 States, and to determine the degree of commitment on the part of
 German police towards the enforcement of laws passed by the
 German parliament over the years to thwart the resurgence of
 Nazism in the Bundesrepublik.

The operation was conducted over four separate trips.  Yaron
 Svoray, an Israeli freelance journalist (without the Israeli
 accent) whose parents fled Europe during the early days of the
 Nazi tyranny, flew to Germany on behalf of the Simon Wiesenthal
 Center under his own name and passport.  Immediately upon leaving
 the airport, however, he assumed the persona of Ron Furey, an
 Australian journalist seeking to interview leading members of
 Germany's neo-Nazi movement for the (non-existent) rightist
 publication, The Right Way.  Furey/Svoray had been provided with
 a list of leading German radicals who were to be interviewed if
 possible, but was told that if he came across others, they were
 not to be dismissed out-of-hand as unimportant.  (See entries for
 Wolfgang Juchem and Roy Godenau)

Because Ron Furey was essentially unacquainted with the neo-Nazi
 movement, both here and abroad, he was given a crash course by
 the research department before he left.  Phone contact was
 maintained throughout the operation.  Ron Furey's behavior over
 the phone was evaluated by the Center's staff.  Since his safety
 was of primary concern, any hint over the phone that his cover
 might be wearing thin would have triggered a decision to pull him

Meanwhile, the Center's research staff and graphic designer
 backed Ron's cover by creating various forms, stationery, etc.,
 for The Right Way, should his background be checked by anyone
 suspicious of his story.  (See entry for Weber)

After speaking with a German journalist, Ron Furey learned the
 address of Heinz Reisz (see entry) in Langen.  Reisz had been
 given some press recently about his role in the radical right.
 Ron Furey simply rang Reisz's doorbell and introduced himself as
 an Australian journalist seeking an interview.  During the
 interview, Furey dropped hints that he was more than a reporter -
 he was a supporter of the right with powerful connections in the
 United States.  He wanted to do more than report about the
 radical right, he wanted to polish up its image so that it could
 gain respectability.

To do this, he would need to interview the leadership of the far
 right and eventually meet "respectable" supporters of the
 movement, not simply the classical street thug stereotype.  A
 quick friendship developed between Ron Furey and Heinz Reisz.
 Slowly, as his trust in Furey grew, Reisz began introducing him
 to other members of the far right.  As it turns out, Reisz plays
 no real leadership role.  He does, however, seem to know everyone
 in the far right and acts as an ambassador of good will among the
 factionalized movement.  That turned out to be the key that would
 unlock the doors of the neo-Nazi leadership to the Center's
 research staff.

When Ron Furey returned and was debriefed, he was made aware of
 the importance of strengthening his relationship with Reisz.
 Before returning to Germany, he was provided with Holocaust
 denial literature, tapes, and Nazi paraphernalia to give to Reisz
 as an expression of his friendship and good will.  Reisz took the
 bait.  He and Ron Furey were soon driving across Germany to meet
 one neo-Nazi activist after another.  The interviews were taped -
 some openly, some secretly.  They were overnighted back to the
 Center for transcription and analysis.

Yaron was on live TV nationally in Germany last night and we
received a call this morning from a member of the Parliament who
wants to take up our call for investigations.  We have offered the
German government any assistance, including ourselves for
debreifing, but they have been silent except for a statement quoting
their old figures on the strength of the movement.

Ron Furey's persona had now taken on an extra dimension.
 Lavishing dinners, drinks, and gifts on the individuals he met,
 he let it be known that he was fronting for a multi-millionaire
 living in the United States, who were interested in funding
 Germany's neo-Nazi movement.

Returning to the United States, Ron Furey was again debriefed by
 S.W.C. staff.  It was now apparent, however, that he would either
 have to produce his multi-millionaire sponsor for his neo-Nazi
 contacts on his next trip, or lose his credibility with them just
 as the pieces of the puzzle were coming more closely together.
 After lengthy discussion, it was decided that Richard Eaton, a
 seven-year veteran of the Center's research department would play
 that role.  Eaton's work monitoring white supremacist and other
 extremist groups in the United States was a major plus.  He would
 certainly know what questions to ask, and just as important -
 what answers to give.

Made over to look the part, Eaton accompanied Ron Furey to Munich
  where rooms in an upscale hotel, booked on short notice, awaited
  their arrival.  Impressed by Mr.  Eaton's apparent wealth and Ron
  Furey's performance as his subservient lackey, Wolfgang Juchem and
  Roy Godenau (see separate entries) agreed to Mr.  Eaton's request to
  meet various other leaders of the radical right (see entries for
  Roeder and Schoenborn) and living icons of the movement (see entries
  for Krause, Rost van Tonningen, Burwitz, and Goering).  As the same
  time, Eaton told his new acquaintances how important it was for him
  to know that his money would be going to a movement that had the
  support of "middle Germany," i.e.  doctors, teachers, and other
  professionals.  Meetings with such individuals were quickly
  arranged.  (See entries for Schenk, Klaren, Hammelback, and Walz.)
  [Editor's note: Request HOLOCAUST/NETHERLANDS HOLLAND.001 for more
  details regarding Mrs.  Tonningen and her pension controversy.  knm]

One of the most intriguing pieces of information gathered on this
 trip came out in a discussion between Roy Godenau, Richard Eaton,
 and Ron Furey while traveling by car to Bielefeld.  Roy Godenau,
 who claims to travel the world selling antisemitic/anti-masonic
 literature published in Argentina by one Juan Maler, confided
 that Maler is really one Reinhard Kopps, a former Abwehr (World
 War II German military intelligence) officer who, Godenau
 relates, participated in "cleaning out" partisans in Albania.
 Kopps reached South America via the "ratline."  He had escaped an
 allied internment camp, and took a list of other Abwehr agents
 throughout the world with him before making his way to Argentina.
 A good number of these agents were assigned to the Middle East
 where some apparently still live.

Suggesting that his publishing company might be interested in
 translating Kopps/Maler's literature for the English-speaking
 world, Eaton convinced Godenau to try to arrange a meeting
 between Kopps/Maler and himself.  Kopps was quickly contacted by
 Godenau and the trip was arranged.

During the first week of April 1993, Mr. Eaton flew to San Carlos
 de Bariloche, Argentina where he met with Kopps for approximately
 10 hours over three separate sessions.  Kopps, who styles himself
 as the sage of the movement, maintains links with both the
 moderate and radical right throughout the world.  The former
 Abwehr agent told Mr. Eaton that he not only reached South
 America via the "ratline" but had, in fact, worked for the
 organization out of an office in the Vatican which, he claims,
 had appointed him "secretary for refugees."

In discussions about the logistical and legal difficulties in
 funneling funds to neo-Nazi groups in Germany, Kopps provided
 Eaton with a letter of introduction to a contact in Luxembourg
 who could be trusteed to safely launder and distribute those

Upon his return to the United States, Mr. Eaton joined Ron Furey
 in contacting Roy Godenau who had expressed Mr. Juchem's concern
 over not having received any of the promised funding.  Both Eaton
 and Furey contacted Godenau by phone informing him that on April
 20th, Hitler's birthday, both he and Juchem would be convinced of
 their sincerity.


A.   Enforcement of laws

     1.   Germany has passed a series of laws over the years to
          prevent attempts at Nazi revivalism.  These laws are
          not always enforced, however.  In some cases, neo-Nazis
          have actually been tipped off in advance about
          impending police raids.  Such is the case of Heinz
          Reisz, who told Ron Furey that an official in Hesse's
          state police (whose name he does not even know) has
          saved him considerable trouble by warning him that the
          police were on the way. (See entry "Deep Throat")

     2.   Constantin Mayer leads the Dresden area cell of the
          "Nationale Offensive," a group that was recently banned
          by the government.  Although Mayer says he is under
          constant surveillance, he says he has cordial relations
          with the police and conducts his business with them
          "with a wink and a nod."  (See entry Constantin Mayer)

     3.   Reisz's brother-in-law operates a video studio in
          Langen which produces Nazi propaganda.  Yet the studio
          continues to operate.  (See entry D. Warmt)

     4.   One woman, a retired police inspector, was presented by
          Wolfgang Juchem to Ron Furey and Rick Eaton as an
          example of his support among respectable Germans.
          (Juchem is seeking to take over and unify all of
          Germany's right wing.)  (See entry Sigrid Schenk)

     5.   One neo-Nazi leader, Meinolf Schoenborn, has been
          raided by the police on several occasions.  They've
          obtained his computerized membership list - a phoney,
          prepared in advance from a local phone directory to
          confuse the authorities.  (See entry for Meinolf


     The Office for the Protection of the Constitution is the
     official German government agency which monitors the
     activities of the radical right.  Its estimates of
     membership in various neo-Nazi organizations in Germany are
     low.  For example:

     1.   The Freiheitliche Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, run by
          notorious neo-Nazi Friedhelm Busse, is estimated by the
          Office for Protection of the Constitution at 150
          members.  Yet while ingratiating himself with Busse,
          Ron Furey was shown Busse's list - 980 members.  Busse
          even claims he has thrown out another 150 for
          alcoholism.  (See entry for Friedhelm Busse)

     2.   While the government estimates that another group, the
          Nationale Offensive, has 100 members, Ron Furey found
          out that the Dresden area cell alone has 150.  (See
          entry for Mayer)

     3.   Meinolf Schoenborn's "Nationalistic Front," which is
          also banned, is estimated at 130 members.  Schoenborn
          claims an infrastructure of 8,600.  Even if Schoenborn
          is overdoing it, it is apparent from information
          obtained through an interview between Ron Furey and
          Schoenborn that the 130 figure is overly conservative.
          (See entry for Schoenborn)

     Furthermore, the image of the supporters of the radical
     right does not always conform to the street-thug stereotype.
     (See entries for Juchem, Schenk, Klaren, Hammelback,
     Marliany, Walz)


     Many names have been given by the press and the German
     government over the years as the top Nazi leadership.  Some
     of these people, however, are not in the leadership
     positions they once were.

     The most significant find of the trip was that one Wolfgang
     Juchem, who has a squeaky-clean record and 30 years of
     service to his country, is considered by many to be the
     odds-on favorite to restore the radical right's tarnished
     image.  (see entry for Wolfgang Juchem)


1.   The Center attached an answering machine to a cold line
     announcing to any potential caller that he or she had
     reached The (fictional magazine) Right Way.  This was done
     to provide credibility to Ron Furey's cover should anyone
     decide to check up on his persona as a journalist.

     On Friday, February 12, 1993, that phone rang - it was Mark
     Weber of the Institute for Historical Review, the notorious
     organization dedicated to the proposition that the gas
     chambers of Auschwitz are a myth.  He had called to obtain a
     copy of The Right Way.  Now, the only people who knew that
     number were Ron Furey, the Center's senior research staff,
     and the neo-Nazis in Germany to whom it had been given.
     Furthermore, several of these people claimed to know Weber
     quite well.  (See entries for Kempkens, Godenau, Weber, and

2.   Roy Godenau's contacts with Iraq and Khadaffi (see entry for

3.   Reinhard Kopps, a former Abwehr (World War II German
     military intelligence) officer who worked for, and escaped
     to South America via the "ratline," maintains links with the
     radical right throughout the world.  Kopps, who employs
     Godenau, (see entry) provided Mr. Eaton with a letter of
     introduction to a contact in Luxembourg who could be trusted
     to launder and distribute funds to various neo-Nazi groups
     in Germany.  Kopps also suggested that Mr. Eaton consider
     employing Mark Weber (see entry) for a separate project.



     From contacts established by Ron Furey, it is obvious that
 Ewald  Althans is not the neo-Nazi leader that the press has,
 over the years, made him out to be.  Though intelligent and well-
 spoken, Althans' extravagant lifestyle and sexual preference have
 made him a pariah within the movement.  When Furey asked the neo-
 Nazi leadership about the possibility of meeting with Althans,
 several simultaneously answered, "We don't want another Michael
 Kuhnen." (Kuhnen, a one-time major leader of Germany's neo-Nazis,
 died of AIDS while in prison.)

     Althans, however, is apparently not totally out of favor
 with the Carto organization (see separate entry).  He has
 attended two of the most recent conventions of the Institute for
 Historical Review.  While Althans has been played up in the past,
 it is obvious that he has fallen from grace.


     Gudrun Burwitz is the daughter of one-time SS Chief,
 Heinrich Himmler.  Roy Godenau (see separate entry) tried to
 secure an appointment for Ron Furey with Gudrun Burwitz for an
 interview for The Right Way.  Though an icon of the neo-Nazi
 movement, Burwitz is reluctant to speak to anyone either about
 her father or her political views because her husband is
 vehemently opposed to any such discussions.  Nevertheless, Gudrun
 Burwitz consented to speak with Ron for a few minutes over the
 phone, where she expressed her satisfaction with his involvement
 "in the movement."  Gudrun Burwitz is a close friend of Florrie
 Rost van Tonningen (see separate entry).


     Friedhelm Busse is a veteran of Germany's radical right.  In
 1971 Busse founded the People's Socialist League Party of Labor.
 Busse has spent time in prison for inciting racial hatred.  Today
 he is the leader of Freiheitliche Deutsche Arbeiterpartei
 (F.A.P.) which declares as its aim, the realization of national
 socialism.  Reisz introduced Furey to Busse, who was also taken
 in by Furey's performance.  Busse showed Furey his membership
 list of 980 names and addresses.  This is very significant
 because the government has put Busse's membership at less than

     Busse has particular power with German skinheads.  He
 believes in the use of violence and has discussed various
 "actions" with Ron Furey.  He is an admirer of Hitler, denier of
 the Holocaust, and an advocate of overthrowing the government.
 Busse has relationships to the icons of the movement (the
 offspring of the leadership of the Third Reich) and is a powerful
 speaker...filmed with Furey by CBS camera crew.

     Busse's weakness, however, is that is headstrong and totally
 unadaptable.  He cannot change his image as a hardened Nazi, and
 it is this inflexibility which will probably prevent him from
 uniting and taking over Germany's radical right.  Busse's F.A.P.,
 however, continues to grow with Germany's economic woes, is prone
 to violence, and is a force to be reckoned with.


     Willis Carto is the most influential professional antisemite
 in the United States.  He is the founder of Liberty Lobby, the
 Institute for Historical Review, the Noontide Press (which
 distributes a wide range of racist and antisemitic titles), and
 the Populist Party, whose 1988 Presidential candidate was David
 Duke.  Carto's name came up in nearly every conversation held
 between Ron Furey, S.W.C. researcher, Richard Eaton, and the neo-
 Nazis.  Literature produced by the Carto organization is widely
 read by German's radical right.  In addition, several of those
 interviewed know Mr. Carto personally. (see entries for Godenau
 and Rost von Tonningen)


     Thies Christophersen maintains a relationship with the Carto
 organization (see separate entry) which distributes his
 materials.  A notorious antisemite, Christophersen avoided a jail
 term for antisemitic activities in Germany by making his way to
 Denmark, where he now lives.  Christophersen was not interviewed
 on this trip, but his name was brought up by Meinolf Schoenborn
 (see separate entry) who is also considering moving to Denmark
 where he and Christophersen can join forces in helping to lay the
 groundwork for the establishment of a 4th Reich in Germany.


     Heinz Reisz (see separate entry) gets advance warning of
 police raids on his operation from a sympathetic official within
 Hesse's state police.  Reisz, himself, does not know who his
 benefactor is, but the raids of which he was warned did, in fact,
 take place.  It is reasonable to assume that "Deep Throat" must
 be fairly high up within the department to have access to this
 kind of information.

DEGRELLE, LEON [Ed. Note: Deceased, 1994. knm]

     Leon Degrelle achieved the rank of SS general while in the
 service of Adolf Hitler as leader of the "Walloon Legion"
 (Belgian SS).  Condemned to death after the war by a court in his
 native Belgium, Degrelle escaped to Spain where he remains active
 as a Nazi apologist.  Praising Hitler as "the greatest genius of
 all time," Degrelle lectures positively about the SS and is the
 author of equally positive articles and books about the SS which
 are published and distributed in the United States by the
 Institute for Historical Review (see separate entry for Willis

     Video tapes featuring Degrelle's Nazi apologetics were
 viewed by Ron Furey in the video production facilities of D.
 Warmt, brother-in-law of Heinz Reisz (see separate entries for
 both).  Although no meeting took place between Mr. Degrelle and
 Simon Wiesenthal Center researchers, the name of his "go-between"
 was learned - Erich Norling.


     A native of Germany now living in Ventura, California.  Otto
 Geller was named by Juchem as an American connection.


     Roy Godenau is a former G.I. who was stationed in Germany in
 the 70's.  He is married to a German woman, a fact which he feels
 has prevented the government from deporting him.  Godenau has
 been unemployed for the better part of the last 10 years.  He is
 a walking encyclopedia of Nazism and believes in classical Jewish
 and freemason conspiracy theories.  Godenau comes from Washington
 state where he attended school.  Godenau has very negative
 feelings toward the United States and more than anything else,
 wants to be a German - something the radical right is not
 prepared to do.

     Godenau uses his American passport to travel the world
 selling antisemitic and anti-masonic literature written and
 published by one Juan Maler of Argentina.  Godenau claims that
 Maler is Reinhold Kopps (see separate entry).

     Godenau played a role in the attempted overthrow of Surinam.
 During "Desert Storm," he was put under house arrest by the
 German government for allegedly supplying Iraq with information
 on NATO tank movements on the Turkish border.  Godenau has
 extensive contacts with both the Iraqi and Libyan governments and
 actually tried to enlist Ron Furey to join up.  He claims to have
 attempted to sell atomic secrets to various governments and says
 if it will hurt U.S. interests, he will forgo payment.

     Godenau claims to communicate with Willis Carto (see
 separate entry) and Mark Weber (see separate entry) who is in
 Carto's employ.  In fact, Weber called The Right Way, (actually a
 cold phone line at the Center) to authenticate Ron Furey's
 credentials.  Since there is no The Right Way and the cold line
 number was given out only to neo-Nazis in Germany, we are
 convinced that Godenau was telling the truth about his
 connections to the Carto organization.  Godenau also knows David
 Duke, Tom Metzger, and Ernst Zuendel.

     Although Godenau's ideas may be considered to be those of a
 crackpot, he speaks calmly with authority, eloquence, and
 sincerity.  Most important, he is Wolfgang Juchem's right-hand
 man and exerts very strong influence on him.


Edda Goering is the daughter of notorious Nazi war criminal
 Hermann Goering.  Although no meeting with her could be arranged,
 her close friend, Florrie Rost van Tonningen (see separate entry)
 confirmed that Goering remained a strong supporter of the neo-
 Nazi movement.  Edda Goering takes part in memorials for Nazi war
 criminals and is highly respected within the movement because her
 father cheated the hangman by taking his own life.


Rudolf Graber was the Bishop of Regensburg before his recent
 retirement.  Manfred Roeder (see separate entry) told Ron Furey
 and Richard Eaton that Bishop Graber had actually provided him
 with office space and requested from him an assortment of anti-
 masonic literature.


     W. G. Hammelback was one of several people presented by
 Wolfgang Juchem (see separate entry) as an example of his support
 among average German citizens.  Hammelback told Ron Furey and
 Richard Eaton that Juchem is "honest, truthful, and clean" and
 inspires confidence with his leadership ability.  Hammelback
 arranges and addresses seminars which draw an average of 30
 people at a time.  These seminars attract people from all walks
 of life.  The ultra-right-wing message is cleverly cloaked at
 these seminars in discussions about ecology and the environment
 (see entry for Weidner).  Hammelback claims to be a past-
 president of a group calling itself the "World League for the
 Preservation of Life."


     Wolfgang Juchem was the biggest single find of Ron Furey's
 trip.  Unlike the other stars of German's radical right, Juchem
 has a squeaky-clean record and in fact has served his country for
 30 years - both with the army and with intelligence as a
 spymaster.  Juchem maintains good relations with the leadership
 of Germany's "respectable" right wing parties, is good-looking,
 personable, and eloquent.

     Juchem is viewed positively by most of the radical right and
 is considered to have the best chance of unifying the entire
 movement.  He is not the leader of any party nor has he thrown
 his hat in with any particular group.  He has told Ron that he is
 waiting to see which of the radical parties emerges as the
 strongest; then he will make his move.

     Juchem claims an underground support group of 10,000, two
 thousand of which financially support his cause.  Juchem has
 strong support of ethnic Germans who have arrived from
 neighboring countries and who were living in areas which were
 once part of Germany.  He delivers frequent lectures and appears
 to be a good solid citizen whose only interest is the welfare of

     Juchem has told Ron Furey that the government is out to get
 him (although Center researchers could not find his name on
 official lists of known neo-Nazis) and that the Jews are behind
 German's current troubles.  He has also confided to Furey his
 denial of the Holocaust and admiration of Adolf Hitler.  Furey
 was able to bring Reisz, Busse, and Juchem together, where they
 were secretly filmed by a CBS crew.  There they decided to create
 a center from which Nazi ideas could be disseminated throughout

     Juchem could be very dangerous.  He is totally adaptable and
 will conform to any image that is needed to gain power.  He was
 also able to produce for Ron Furey and S.W.C. researcher, Richard
 Eaton, a group of supporters from "middle Germany" -- ordinary
 citizens in respectable positions.  The fact that he spent 30
 years in the service of his country, also means that he has had
 plenty of time to develop relationships.  He has, in fact, told
 Ron and Richard that such is indeed the case.  Juchem is "clean"
 and has a power base.  He may be the man to watch.


     Kempkens, 53, has papers for both Canada and Germany.  He
 once worked as a writer for Stars & Stripes.  Kempkens told Ron
 Furey that he knows Mark Weber (see separate entry) "pretty well"
 and that he has contributed to the Journal of Historical Review
 (the publication of Willis Carto's Institute for Historical
 Review, which denies the Holocaust).  Kempkens often travels to
 the former U.S.S.R. to try to buy archival material which might
 support the Holocaust revisionist stance.  He is an apologist for
 the Third Reich and claims to be more to the right of the current
 neo-Nazi leadership.  He maintains strong ties to other radicals
 throughout Europe and America.


     Dr. Friedrich Klaren was presented to Ron Furey and Richard
 Eaton by Wolfgang Juchem (see separate entry) as an example of
 his support among average German citizens.  Klaren tells an eye-
 opening story about his wartime past.  He says he was assigned by
 his company to spend two days at the Mauthausen concentration
 camp (near Linz, Austria) where he was involved in supervising
 inmates who worked in the camp's quarries.  He claims that camp
 officials took extra measures to safeguard the health of quarry
 workers by outfitting them with devices to filter out mining dust
 as they breathed.  After the war, Dr. Klaren (doctorate is in
 business administration) continued his career in quarry

     Klaren has high regard for Juchem and is especially
 impressed with his abilities as an orator.  He says he has
 attended meetings where groups of one hundred or more turned out
 to hear Juchem.  Furthermore, Klaren feels that Juchem is
 precisely the kind of candidate who will find support in
 veterans' organizations.


     Ewald Klaus is a former member of the SS and, in fact
 admitted to having taken part in the notorious Malmedy massacre
 of American soldiers during the Battle of the Ardennes.  Klaus
 served as a translator for Ron Furey's discussion with Frank
 Rennicke (see separate entry).  Klaus Ewald, a minor player in
 the neo-Nazi movement, is an open Holocaust denier and booster of
 the Viking Youth.


     Wilhelm Koeberich is also known by the code name "Kampfhahn"
 (fighting cock).  Koeberich is the elder statesman of the neo-
 Nazi movement.  During the Hitler era, Koeberich was sent to the
 Adolf Hitler School as a child prodigy.  "Fighting cock" is a
 scrawny, fragile-looking individual and by appearance does not
 "look the part."  Yet he is bright and quite crafty.  He collects
 and distributes monies to the various neo-Nazi groups and is
 adaptable at playing more than one side of the fence at a time.

     There are two competing attempts to overthrow the current
 Republikaner leadership and take the party even further to the
 right (see entries for Thrun and Juchem).  Koeberich is involved
 in both of them and neither group knows of the other!

     Koeberich is a virulent antisemite, Holocaust denier, and
 admirer of Adolf Hitler.  Koeberich was secretly filmed by the
 CBS crew which accompanied Ron Furey.


     According to Roy Godenau (see separate entry) Reinhold Kopps
 was an intelligence officer serving with the Abwehr (German
 military intelligence) in Albania, where he was engaged in
 "cleaning out" partisans.  After the war, Kopps worked out of the
 Vatican with the "ratline" before making good his own escape to
 South America.  Kopps took a list of Abwehr officers stationed
 throughout the world with him.

     Kopps now lives as Juan Maler in the town of San Carlos de
 Bariloche near the Chilean border.

     Kopps/Maler is a publisher of anti-masonic and antisemitic
 materials who employs Godenau as a traveling salesman for his
 literature.  Godenau has also admitted to "moving" money for
 Kopps, as well as serving as his go-between with other members of
 the Nazi movement in 52 countries.

     During the first week of April, 1993, S.W.C. researcher,
 Richard Eaton, flew to Argentina where he met with Kopps on three
 occasions.  During one of these meetings, Kopps provided Eaton
 with a letter of introduction to a contact in Luxembourg who
 could be trusted to funnel large sums of money to various neo-
 Nazi groups in Germany.

     Interestingly, Kopps also recommended Mark Weber (see entry)
 to Mr. Eaton for a separate project.


     As Hitler's personal valet and bodyguard, Karl Wilhelm
 Krause is viewed a major icon of the neo-Nazi movement.  During
 his service with Hitler, Krause stuck so close to his boss that
 the Fuehrer nicknamed him his "shadow."  Interviewed by Ron Furey
 and Richard Eaton, Krause offered insights into Hitler's
 personality - all of them positive.

End of Part VII
Part VIII of SWC Operation Report


     Fred Leuchter, whose oft-touted credentials as an expert in
 execution hardware were recently discovered not to exist, is the
 author of the "Leuchter Report," a pseudo-scientific attempt to
 prove that no one was murdered in the gas chanbers of Auschwitz.
 Despite the fact that Leuchter was forced to admit to a
 Massachusetts court that he had misrepresented his credentials
 and expertise, the long-discredited "Leuchter Report" is still
 accepted by neo-Nazis as proof positive that the Holocaust is a


     Ernst Marliany is a high school teacher and financial
 advisor.  Although he is of Italian ancestry, his family has
 lived in Germany for centuries and is accepted by the radical
 right as German.  Marliany is involved in Bernd Thrun's (see
 separate entry) attempt to overthrow the Republikaner leadership
 and to take it even more to the right.  In fact, Marliany is
 Thrun's choice to assume that leadership role.

     Marliany claims to be a major in the German army reserves
 who has worked with security officers of the French and American
 armies.  He has told Ron Furey that he is willing and able to
 launder money through his financial services.  Marliany is viewed
 by most others within the movement as a big talker only.


     This married couple lives near Mainz and runs the H.N.G. a
 radical Nazi "help group" founded in 1979.  Curt Mueller is a
 recruiter of young neo-Nazis.  He has confided to Ron Furey that
 he has taken part in "serious Nazi activities."  He is a
 Holocaust denier and admirer of Hitler.

     Curt Mueller is viewed by other radicals as somewhat of a
 joke.  That has not stopped him, however, from taking part in the
 beatings of foreigners.  The Mueller home has a Nazi shrine which
 young would-be Nazis are encouraged to visit.


     This 21-year-old former skinhead runs the Dresden office of
 the "Nationale Offensive," which continues to grow despite an
 official government ban.  Mayer claims that his cell alone has
 150 members.  This is significant, because the government claims
 that the membership of the entire group nationwide is only 100.
 Mayer confided to Furey that although he is under constant
 surveillance, he has more than cordial relationships with the
 police - "We finish all our business with a wink and a nod."

     Mayer has confided that he is in contact with a former G.I.
 living in Munich, one Kelner Williams, who supposedly delivers
 money to the movement from the United States.  Mayer also claims
 to be in close contact with members of the Viking Youth, an
 ultranationalist youth group which has yet to be banned, despite
 its similarities to the Hitler Youth. Mayer wants Jews and "other
 foreigners" out of the country.


     Harald Neubauer is a member of the European Parliament.
 Neubauer was contacted through Bernd Thrun (see separate entry)
 and was made aware of Ron Furey's "interest" in creating a neo-
 Nazi center in Germany.  Neubauer sent a letter expressing his
 interest in discussing the matter.  A meeting, however, could not
 be arranged as Neubauer claimed pressing business in Strasbourg.


     Frank Rennicke is thought of as the "Elvis" of the radical
 right.  He is a singer who has produced thousands of cassettes
 with ultranationalist themes.  Some of these songs are
 accompanied by a chorus of the ultranationalist Viking Youth,
 with whom he works as an advisor and role model.

     Rennicke has confided his hatred of Jews and foreigners to
 Ron Furey.  He has expressed his admiration of Hitler and his
 denial of the Holocaust, and admits that he imparts these
 sentiments to the impressionable youth with whom he works.


     Heinz Reisz does not play a major role in the neo-Nazi
 leadership.  Despite the fact that the government has apparently
 made a "whipping boy" of him by suspending several of his
 political rights, Reisz's real importance lies in the fact that
 he knows most of the major players and is accepted by them as
 their go-between and ambassador-at-large.  Reisz, in fact, sees
 himself as the movement's drum major and not its leader.

     Reisz was completely taken in by Ron Furey and not only
 introduced him to much of the neo-Nazi leadership but vouched for
 him as well.  Reisz and Furey developed a very close and cordial
 relationship.  He confided to Ron his strong admiration for Adolf
 Hitler, his revulsion toward Jews, and his denial of the mass
 murders at Auschwitz.


     Manfred Roeder is not a newcomer to German's neo-Nazi
 movement.  A founder of several radical groups, Roeder was
 sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for charges related to the
 bombing of refugee hostels in 1980 in which two residents were
 killed.  Ron Furey and Richard Eaton interviewed Roeder on March
 8, 1993.  Roeder spoke of his role with the P.L.O. and other
 terrorist groups, addding that he received financial assistance
 for his work from both American and South African sources.
 Roeder claimed that an "earthquake" would soon take place inside
 the German government.  He, furthermore, stated that only a
 revolution can solve Germany's current woes.  Roeder's interview
 also featured a litany of Jewish conspiracies.

     Roeder is a strong supporter of Wolfgang Juchem (see
 separate entry) whom, he says, visited him regularly while he was
 in prison.  Although he feels Juchem is a very good man, Roeder
 told Ron and Richard that outright violence is still the best
 cure for Germany's ills.

     Among Roeder's credits is a group calling itself the
 Deutsche Buergerinitiative (Germay Citizen's Initiative), an
 extremist group dating back to 1971.


     Florrie Rost van Tonningen is the widow of notorious Dutch
 Nazi collaborator, Meinoud Rost van Tonningen.  A leader of
 Holland's Nazi party and personal favorite of Adolf Hitler and
 Heinrich Himmler (the former attended the van Tonningen wedding),
 Meinoud R.v. Tonningen was handpicked to run Holland's national
 bank during the German occupation.  He committed suicide in 1945,
 before he could face trial as a traitor to his homeland.  Now in
 her late seventies, Florrie Rost van Tonningen remains a
 committed Nazi and has in fact been twice convicted of inciting
 racial hatred by distributing antisemitic/Holocaust denial
 literature.  Known   as the "Black Widow," Florrie R.v.Tonningen
 caused an outcry in 1986 when it was discovered that she was
 using part of her state pension to finance a neo-Nazi party in
 the Netherlands.  She has been a guest lecturer at conventions of
 the Institute for Historical Review and claims a close frienship
 with its founder, Willis Carto (see separate entry).

     Ron Furey and Richard Eaton drove to Florrie R. v.
 Tonningen's home in the Netherlands, accompanied by Roy Godenau
 (see separate entry).  Rost van Tonningen, a major icon of the
 neo-Nazi movement, expressed strong support for Wolfgang Juchem
 (see separate entry) as Germany's next fuehrer, admitted a role
 in the attempted overthrow of Surinam's government, and told of a
 secret neo-Nazi meeting to take place on March 22 in a Cologne
 suburb (sounding like "Eschenstein") at which she was to deliver
 an apparently illegal lecture.


     Sigrid Schenk is a retired police inspector living in
 Minden.  She was presented to Ron Furey and Richard Eaton by
 Wolfgang Juchem (see separate entry) as an example of his support
 among average German citizens.  Schenk grew up in Nazi Germany
 and claims there was nothing negative about the Third Reich.  She
 stated that Germans must be "reeducated" to make up for the 45
 years of brainwashing done by the Allies.  Schenk admires
 Wolfgang Juchem and considers him the best choice to bring
 Germany together.  In the meanwhile, Sigrid Schenk claims
 leadership of a cultural society whose purpose is to present "an
 accurate view of the real way history happened."  This club is
 said to have a membership of 300-500.


     Meinolf Schoenborn is the leader of the Nationalistic Front,
 a radical group which has been declared illegal by the
 government.  German officials put the group's membership at less
 than 150.  Schoenborn, however, claims an "infrastructure" of
 8,600 to Ron Furey.  Schoenborn told Furey and Richard Eaton that
 he favors the overthrow of the government and is seeking the
 establishment of the 4th Reich.  To avoid German government
 surveillance, however, Schoenborn wants to establish a center in
 nearby Denmark.  Schoenborn has been raided by the authorities on
 several occasions but has confounded them by inputting phoney
 names on a computerized "membership list."  Enthralled with
 meeting Richard Eaton, Schoenborn provided him with a wish list
 for his proposed Danish center and safe house services and items
 which will cost around a 1.5 million marks ($950,000,000).

     Schoenborn is strong, fearless and charismatic as well as
 given to violence.  He targets youth between the ages of 16-
 24...wants Jews and "other aliens" out of Germany.


     On January 24, 1993, Ron Furey was introduced to major
 players in Germany's skinhead movement at a "safe house" in the
 Cologne suburb of Portz.  Taking part in the discussion were Ron
 and nine skinhead leaders, most of whom identified themselves by
 first name only.  These individuals included "Roland," "Eckhard,"
 "Susanne," "Michael," "Eric," "Peter," "Jaschka," "Detlev," and
 Thomas Heinke.

     The skinhead leadership was well-acquainted with Holocaust
 denial literature and the players in the movement.  They also
 stated their belief that Germany was the center of the white race
 and that they consider Jews a survival test for Christian

     "Jaschka" is a walking advertisement for the movement - his
 body is tattood with swastikas and similar symbols.  The public
 display of the swastika in Germany is a criminal offense.

     Freidhelm Busse (see separate entry) is the father figure of
 the skinhead leadership.  Although Busse is not ready to
 relinquish his power over them, Juchem (see separate inquiry) has
 confided that he intends to make use of their talents when the
 time comes.


     Bernd Thrun of Mainz is a member of the Republikaner Party
 but is involved in a cabal to overthrow the current party
 leadership so it can be taken even further to the right.  On the
 surface, however, Thrun is a solid party member - yet he is
 secretly involved with radical groups - forbidden by the
 Republikaner Party which wishes to avoid the neo-Nazi label.
 Thrun collects and distributes money to skinheads who volunteer
 to fight in Croatia (DM175 per month).  he is a close associate
 of Heinz Reisz and a backer of Wolfgang Juchem.


     Udo Walendy is a notorious Holocaust denier who, for years,
 has served on the advisory board of the Journal of Historical
 Review, the official publication of the Institute for Historical
 Review of Costa Mesa, California. (see entries for Mark Weber and
 Willis Carto)  In their phone conversation, Walendy expressed
 interest in meeting Furey personally and in offering his
 assistance in the creation of a Nazi center in Germany.


     D. Warmt is Heinz Reisz's brother-in-law.  He once worked
 for Reuters but was let go, apparently for reasons of health.
 Warmt owns two video studios, one in Langen and the other in
 Mainz.  His Langen operation is primarily engaged in producing
 Nazi propaganda films and videos.  The studio in Mainz produces
 what Warmt terms "special films," i.e. porno flicks.  Warmt's
 Langen operation produces materials that are apparently forbidden
 by German law, yet the studio continues to function.


     Mark Weber works for the Institute for Historical Review
 (Costa Mesa, California), one of several antisemitic
 organizations founded by Willis A. Carto.  The I.H.R. devotes
 most of its time to spreading the bizarre notion that the
 Holocaust is wildly exaggerated and that the gas chambers of
 Hitler's death camps are a myth.  In 1978, Weber was identified
 as the news editor of the National Vanguard, the publication of
 William Pierce's neo-Nazi group, the National Alliance.

     Weber's name came up in several conversations with German
 neo-Nazis, including Wolfgang Kempkens and Roy Godenau.  As part
 of Ron Furey's cover, a "cold" phone line at the Simon Wiesenthal
 Center was attached to an answering machine informing the caller
 that he/she had reached The Right Way.  That phone number was
 known only to the Center's senior research staff, Ron Furey, and
 the neo-Nazis to whom it was given.

     At 2:55pm on Friday, February 12, 1993, a man identifying
 himself as Mark Weber called the number, requested a copy of The
 Right Way, and left his P.O.B. address for mailing.  The Center's
 graphics department sent him a colorful subscription application
 for the non-existent periodical, instead.  This was apparently
 enough to satisfy Mr. Weber's curiosity because he soon acceded
 to Ron's request for a meeting.

     That meeting took place on February 27, 1993 at the Cafe
 Westminster in Westminster, California.  It was filmed by a CBS
 camera crew stationed in a van outside.  Mr. Furey spoke to Mark
 Weber at length about the "state of the movement" in Germany.  To
 help establish his credibility, he showed Weber several photos
 picturing him and several German neo-Nazis together.  Weber
 correctly identified them all.

     Weber soon felt comfortable enough to discuss the
 miserliness of his current employer and to ask about the
 possibility of finding work with The Right Way.  He was also
 recommended by Reinhard Kopps (see entry) to Richard Eaton for a
 separate project.


     Norbert Weidner is a member of the Freiheitliche Deutsche
 Arbeiterpartei (F.A.P.) run by Friedhelm Busse (see separate
 entry).  Weidner runs the Bonn office of the group and is a
 regional spokesman for the skinhead movement.  This 20 year-old
 has been involved in attacks on foreigners in Bonn and Cologne.

     Like other on the far right, Weidner is a Holocaust denier
 and admirer of Adolf Hitler.  He has put his own touch on the
 movement, however, by appealing to environmental and ecological
 concerns - "A healthy land breeds healthy people."  Weidner is a
 believer in a "greater Germany," whose borders conform with those
 of the Holy Roman Empire.  Weidner and Furey met at a "safe
 house" in the Cologne suburb of Portz.


     Doris Walz, a pharmacist married to a physician in Minden,
 was presented to Ron Furey and Richard Eaton by Wolfgang Juchem
 (see separate entry) as an example of his support among average
 German citizens.  Doris Walz is totally enamored with Juchem and
 strongly feels that he enjoys the support of many Germans who
 fear voicing their sentiments in public.


     Kellner Williams is an ex-G.I. now living in Munich.
 Williams, who apparently was a member of the KKK while stationed
 in Germany, was reached by phone by Ron Furey.  Although Williams
 remained non-commital over the phone, Ron was given to understand
 that he was in position to facilitate the transfer of funds from
 the United States to special recipients in Germany.

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