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Wolfgang Michael Gedeon (born 1947) is a German far-right author and former politician of the Alternative for Germany (AfD). In March 2016, the retired physician and author of several books was elected a deputy of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament. Soon thereafter, scholars and the media widely denounced his controversial books as antisemitic and trivializing the Holocaust. Fellow party members turned against him, the state party's vice chair calling him the "prototypical antisemitic conspiracy theorist", while others insisted on further investigations. In July 2016, the party's parliamentary caucus broke in two, though the AfD national leadership eventually forced him to temporarily stay off the party's caucus. Gedeon however kept his parliamentary mandate and remains a regular member and first speaker of the party's local chapter. Early life and education Wolfgang Gedeon was born into a Roman Catholic milieu in Cham, Germany, where he attended the local gymnasium. Following his Abitur in 1966, he studied medicine at Würzburg University and, from 1969 on, at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where in 1972 he received his Staatsexamen. A year later he acquired his doctorate with a thesis in the field of gynaecology. Following a brief period as a trainee in a surgical department in Regensburg, he specialized as a general practitioner, opening his own medical practice in Gelsenkirchen. 1970s and 1980s In the early 1970s, ahead of the Sino-Albanian split, Gedeon became involved with the anti-revisionist Communist Party of Germany/Marxists–Leninists (Central Committee) (KPD/ML-ZK). Gedeon was involved in the 1971 protests against fare increases in public transport, nationally known as the Rote-Punkt-Aktion. A leading cadre of the party's local organization in Gelsenkirchen, he was particularly notorious for selling the party's publication Roter Morgen in front of the factory gates of local heating systems manufacturer Seppelfricke. According to a former comrade, most of the factory's workers chose him as their general practitioner. His doctor's office was decorated with photographs from Albania, and had copies of Roter Morgen and of Dritëro Agolli's Commissar Memo available, until he left the KPD/ML in the mid-eighties. While Gedeon initially remained active in Germany's anti-nuclear and peace movement as a member of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), he gradually turned to pendulum dowsing and other esoteric practices. AfD politician In 2006, Gedeon retired and moved to Rielasingen-Worblingen near Konstanz. In April 2013, he joined the Alternative for Germany (AfD) and was appointed first speaker of the party's local chapter in the Konstanz district. Gedeon, who is associated with the party's hard right wing, entered the Baden-Württemberg parliament in the state's 2016 regional election, where the AfD received a record result of 15.1% from scratch. Accusations of antisemitism In June 2016, a number of books authored by Gedeon came under crossfire following a report by the Amadeu Antonio Foundation. Gedeon was accused of blaming Jews for antisemitic resentments in his 2012 book Der grüne Kommunismus und die Diktatur der Minderheiten ("Green Communism and the dictatorship of minorities"), where Gedeon suggests that "Jews themselves brought about sufficient justification for the hostilities they had to face," a line of reasoning that the critic at Amadeu Antonio Foundation considered one of the most perfidious while also most common antisemitic patterns. Political scientist Armin Pfahl-Traughber, an expert on antisemitism and right-wing extremism who worked for the Verfassungsschutz and the Bundestag followed up with further evidence. Several passages in the second volume of Gedeon's trilogy Christlich-europäische Leitkultur, published in 2009 under the pseudonym "W. G. Meister", made clear that Gedeon was a proponent of antisemitic conspiracy theories, who repudiates all evidence of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion being a forgery.Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung learned that Gedeon considers the convicted neo-Nazi Holocaust deniers Horst Mahler and Ernst Zündel as mere "dissidents", an assessment he repeatedly voiced in both works, which were all printed by German vanity publisher R. G. Fischer. AfD Baden-Württemberg's vice chair Marc Jongen confessed in the German New Right's newspaper Junge Freiheit that Gedeon's Leitkultur trilogy made him shiver the more he studied it, summarizing that Gedeon sees the influence of Judaism behind every intellectual or political step that helped build the modern world with its secular Rechtsstaat, democracy and liberal market economy, and its free and mature citizens. Gedeon literally denigrates all of these achievements as manifestations of "individual or general societal degeneration", or a regression behind Christendom which he considers as "essentially antijudaistic." All in all, Jongen characterizes Gedeon as a prototypical antisemitic conspiracy theorist, nonwithstanding his quibbling dissociation from (racial) antisemitism.Historian Marcus Funck from the Berlin-based Center for Research on Antisemitism identified antisemitism on three levels: primarily, ideologemes straightly derived from the historical antisemitism of the 19th and the early 20th century; secondly, imaginations of a Zionist world conspiracy, in Gedeon's books also featuring clear antiamerican elements; and on a third level a secondary antisemitism in form of the relativization of the Holocaust, where Gedeon characterizes the Holocaust remembrance as a "civil religion."In March 2020, he was thrown out of the party, but remained in contact with former colleagues. On 5 July, Gedeon was forced to temporarily stay off the party's caucus. The controversy led to the state party being split into two camps and caucuses. Personal life Gedeon is married and has three children. References. Discover the Wolfgang Riebe popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Wolfgang Riebe books.

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  • 50 Admin Style Home Business Ideas synopsis, comments

    50 Admin Style Home Business Ideas

    Wolfgang Riebe

    This booklet contains 50 Admin Based Home Business Ideas that you can literally do in your pajamas and start part time at home!Some require no start up capital at all. Others requi...

  • Close-Up for Professionals Smashword synopsis, comments

    Close-Up for Professionals Smashword

    Regardt Laubscher

    If you are a closeup magician, this book is for you!Practical tricks, tips and ideas for the professional working closeup magician an events and private parties.

  • The Ultimate You Do As I Do synopsis, comments

    The Ultimate You Do As I Do

    Regardt Laubscher

    A new variation on the classic magicians card trick known as ‘You Do As I Do’. In this version the method is direct and incredibly powerful!Two regular packs of cards (can even be ...

  • How to deal with rude customers synopsis, comments

    How to deal with rude customers

    Wolfgang Riebe

    A short booklet containing practical tips for anyone dealing with the public, hospitality, tourism and service industry. Easy tips on how to cope and deal with rude and nasty custo...

  • Power Charge Your Memory synopsis, comments

    Power Charge Your Memory

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Improve your memory within the next 30 to 60 minutes with this incredibly EASY memory system.You will be surprised at yourself how easy it is to remember random information and lis...

  • 35 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright synopsis, comments

    35 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Many speakers, actors and entertainers suffer from 'butterflies in their stomach' before going onto stage. Here are 35 practical tips to help you overcome stage fright.Wolfgang Rie...

  • A Further 100 Quotes To Make You Think synopsis, comments

    A Further 100 Quotes To Make You Think

    Wolfgang Riebe

    The 3rd EBook in a series! Since the release of the first 100 Quotations book, coupled with the daily Quotations on my Facebook page, everyone want's more and more. So here are a f...

  • 50 Home Services Outside the Home Home Business Ideas synopsis, comments

    50 Home Services Outside the Home Home Business Ideas

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Here you will find a list of home business opportunities that you can prepare, develop, store and run from home, but which require you to deliver the final product or service at th...

  • Money Magnet Tips for Kids Parties synopsis, comments

    Money Magnet Tips for Kids Parties

    Regardt Laubscher

    The evergreen market of children's parties will make you feel like a 'magician farmer.' You can harvest 12months of the year!In this book of practical money making tips I will shar...

  • 42 Easy Magic Tricks synopsis, comments

    42 Easy Magic Tricks

    Wolfgang Riebe

    MAGIC TRICKS FOR BEGINNERSHave you ever been keen to learn a few secrets of magic?Would you like to be the life and highlight at the next party?How about creating that air of myste...

  • Cool Magic Tricks synopsis, comments

    Cool Magic Tricks

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Make an orange levitate, move a ring magically, vanish an earbud, vanish water and a coin. link and unlink matches in your hand, make a salt shaker disappear, balance a glass on a ...

  • 365 Unknown Author Quotes to Keep You Inspired for an Entire Year 3 synopsis, comments

    365 Unknown Author Quotes to Keep You Inspired for an Entire Year 3

    Wolfgang Riebe

    EXPAND YOUR MIND, UPLIFT YOUR SPIRIT, MOTIVATE AND IMPROVE YOUR EMOTIONAL STATE OF MIND.VOL 3 OF A 3 BOOK SERIES THAT SPANS 3 YEARS OF DAILY INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES.A truly unique pub...

  • Virtual Magic Show Set-Up synopsis, comments

    Virtual Magic Show Set-Up

    Wolfgang Riebe

    A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CREATING A BASIC PROFESSIONAL VIRTUAL STUDIOTimes have changed and virtual magic shows have become common place all around the world.Do you have a virtual stud...

  • 50 Personal Services Home Business Ideas synopsis, comments

    50 Personal Services Home Business Ideas

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Here are 50 ideas for businesses you can run from your home if you have a spare room/garage available. Once you build up a name, you can extend onto your home and even grow these b...

  • Kids Party Magic synopsis, comments

    Kids Party Magic

    Wolfgang Riebe

    AN INCREDIBLE BOOK FOR CHILDREN"S ENTERTAINERSPROVEN, TRIED & TESTED, PRACTICAL & FUN TRICKSINCLUDES ACCESS TO 3 ONLINE TEACHIN VIDEOSKids Party Magic is a practical book o...

  • Financial Proficiency For Young Adults synopsis, comments

    Financial Proficiency For Young Adults

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Financial tips your parents & teachers never told you about!This course is aimed at young adults and university graduates who are about to enter into a profession. It teaches y...

  • 35 Tips on Saving Money synopsis, comments

    35 Tips on Saving Money

    Wolfgang Riebe

    If you are looking for a 'new secret magic formula' to solve all your financial problems, this book isn't for you!But if you are a responsible, realistic and practical person searc...

  • 365 Unknown Author Quotes to Keep You Inspired for an Entire Year synopsis, comments

    365 Unknown Author Quotes to Keep You Inspired for an Entire Year

    Wolfgang Riebe

    EXPAND YOUR MIND, UPLIFT YOUR SPIRIT, MOTIVATE AND IMPROVE YOUR EMOTIONAL STATE OF MIND.VOL 1 OF A 3 BOOK SERIES THAT SPANS 3 YEARS OF DAILY INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES.A truly unique pub...

  • One Goal, Many Paths synopsis, comments

    One Goal, Many Paths

    Wolfgang Riebe

    The Success Series. Expert knowledge from leading speakers, trainers and authors in the category of Human Development and Personal Growth.Craig Ferreira: Great White Succ...

  • 100 Travel Tips synopsis, comments

    100 Travel Tips

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Here are over 100 travel tips written by a man that has travelled the world, and worked in over 144 countries in the last 27 years. Practical and simple tips which will make your n...

  • 50 Transport Home Business Ideas synopsis, comments

    50 Transport Home Business Ideas

    Wolfgang Riebe

    50 Home Business Ideas you can do with your bicycle, motorbike or car! Yes here are 50 ideas covering a wide range services you can offer around transport. I purposely did not just...

  • 4 Truths That Can Change Your Life synopsis, comments

    4 Truths That Can Change Your Life

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Does life sometimes get you down? Do you find that you question the purpose of life? Here is an adjusted transcript of a video course on 4 Life truths offered by Mind Shift Master,...

  • 52 Vent Acts synopsis, comments

    52 Vent Acts

    Wolfgang Riebe

    WILL SUIT VARIOUS PUPPETS!52 COMPLETE ROUTINES!A MUST HAVE FOR ALL VENTRILOQUISTS!A COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON VENTRILOQUIST DIALOGUESCOVERING A MASSIVE VARIETY OF TOPICS!This book was ...

  • Virtual Home Studio synopsis, comments

    Virtual Home Studio

    Wolfgang Riebe

    A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CREATING A BASIC PROFESSIONAL & INEXPENSIVE VIRTUAL HOME STUDIO FOR ONLINE MEETINGSTimes have changed and virtual meetings & events have become common ...

  • A Quotation per Day for a Whole Year synopsis, comments

    A Quotation per Day for a Whole Year

    Wolfgang Riebe

    One of the most profound statements ever made by a motivational speaker, was by Zig Zigler who said, “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does&#x...

  • Passion is Success synopsis, comments

    Passion is Success

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Are you down? Do you want to find the passion in life again? Here's a booklet by International Keynote Speaker on finding rediscovering the passion in your life again.

  • 25 Ways of Coping with Annoying People synopsis, comments

    25 Ways of Coping with Annoying People

    Wolfgang Riebe

    As the title says, 25 simple tips to help you deal with annoying people in your life.

  • Financial Savvy For Magicians synopsis, comments

    Financial Savvy For Magicians

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Are you starting out, or fairly new to the magic profession? Are you an established pro that needs honest and open advice on how to become wealthy as a magician? This book should b...

  • I Love You 365 Ways of Saying It synopsis, comments

    I Love You 365 Ways of Saying It

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Are you a romantic?Would you like to become one?Do you find it difficult coming up with original 'love quotes' for your partner?Here is an ebook containing a collection of 365 diff...

  • Another 100 Quotes To Make You Think synopsis, comments

    Another 100 Quotes To Make You Think

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Once again, this is a collection of various quotations from unknown authors. Some serious, others funny, and some insightful. It's a mixture of something old and something new. As ...

  • 687 One-Liner Jokes synopsis, comments

    687 One-Liner Jokes

    Wolfgang Riebe

    If it’s laughter you want, then this is the book for you. Short oneline jokes covering a broad variety of topics and ideal for many different occasions. If you are simply searching...

  • 20 Ways To Cope With Envy synopsis, comments

    20 Ways To Cope With Envy

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Mind shift guru Wolfgang Riebe share 20 tips with you on coping with envy and resentment.