Gerd Honsik

 

Gerd Honsik (born 10 October 1941 in Vienna) is an Austrian writer and lyric poet, and a prominent Holocaust denier.

 

Life

Honsik's activities have included, among others, being a functionary in the Austrian "Volksbewegung" ("People's Movement"), also known as "Volksbewegung gegen Überfremdung" ("People's Movement against Foreign Infiltration") and "Ausländer-Halt-Bewegung" ("No More Foreigners Movement"), as well as in Germany's far-right NPD party. He was the founder of a militia group, the Nationale Front, which according to its manifesto carried out activities to effect "the abolition of the system".

 

He has also appeared under the pseudonym "Gerhon Endsik", an anagram of the syllables of his name extended by two letters, intended to allude to the (politically charged) German term Endsieg ("final victory").

 

Honsik has been fined and sentenced to jail in several Austrian court cases due to his activities as a Holocaust denier. He evaded his most recent sentence by fleeing the country, and currently resides in Spain.

 

Honsik now distributes the magazine Halt ("Stop") at irregular intervals from Spain. The magazine publishes Holocaust-denying and anti-Semitic articles.

 

Honsik was arrested in Málaga Spain on the 24th of August 2007[1] after a recent change in Spanish legislation. On the 4th of October 2007 [2] Honsik was extradited to Austria to serve out an 18-month prison sentence stemming from a 1992 conviction for Holocaust denial.