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26.07.2005

The Letter of protest of Karelian antifascists achieved the Chancellor of Germany

The Letter of protest of Karelian antifascists achieved the Chancellor of Germany

On the 25th of July activists of the Karelian regional department of “The Youth Human’s Rights Group” (YHRG) and the Youth Antifascist Center at the Museum of Memoriam of victims of fascism in honor of Maximillian Kolbe (YAC) addressed the ambassador of Germany in Russia with the letter of protest against the international march of neo-fascists that was to take place on the 20-th of August in Wunsiedel. This is the content of the letter: “On the 60 anniversary of the liberation of Europe from Nazism, on the 20th of August, thousands of European neo-nazi are going to make a march in a Bavarian town Wunsiedel, celebrate the death of Gess and glorify the regimen. These demonstrations have been annually taking place since 2001 on the lawful bases in Wunsiedel where ashes of Gess are buried. Moreover, Jürgen Rieger, neo-nazi lawyer from Hamburg who was repeatedly convicted and has a criminal record participates in the demonstration. A year before there were about 4800 participants of the demonstration, including many well-known extremists from USA, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Czechia, Slovakia, Russia, Austria, Spain, Italy and Greece. It was the biggest number of participants over the 18 years. This is the result of a long-term neo-nazi campaign which was carried out all over the world. The march in honour of Gess has the aim to give Nazis the lawful bases to warship nazi. Today we can see the growing importance of the march for the whole spectrum: people of all ages, of different social groups, and even the political parties which are contenders.
Being opponents of fascism, nazi, racism activists of The Human’s Rights Group and citizens of Russia, the country which defeated fascism, we find this shameful demonstration absolutely unacceptable. That’s why we insist on you to use all your influence on the government on all levels of Germany to cease this impudent glorification of dictatorship and of war, which was started by Nazis. We appeal for you to bring this protest to the highest political levels.”
Today, on the 10-th August, the Chairman of YHRG of Karelia and YAC Maxim Efimov has received a letter from the administrative machine of the Chancellor of FRG signed by mister Ackman which says: “Taking into account your request, I’m glad to inform you that the demonstration planed on the 20th of August, 2005 in Wunsiedel was forbidden by the competent body. The interdiction was reconfirmed by the court of a second instance”.
Thus using the international pressure we managed to achieve the interdiction of the mass concourse of neo-fascists and legalization of their activity!
Maxim Efimov,
The Leader of The Karelian Department of “Youth Human Rights Group” (YHRG),
Chief of the Youth Antifascist Center

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