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by Ingo with Tom Reiss Hasselbach


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Ingo Hasselbach (born July 14, 1967 in Berlin-Weißensee) is a German well known for being a former neo-Nazi.

Ingo Hasselbach (born July 14, 1967 in Berlin-Weißensee) is a German well known for being a former neo-Nazi. Furthermore he was co-founder of the German EXIT project, which helps people leave the neo-Nazi community. The project is modeled on a Swedish project with the same name.

Hasselbach, Ingo, 1967-; Reiss, Tom; Hasselbach, Ingo, 1967- Abrechnung. Führer-Ex grew from Die Abrechnung : ein Neonazi steigt aus, by Ingo Hasselbach and Winfried Bonengel, published in Germany in 1993.

Ingo Hasselbach (born Ingo Füllgrap), a former German neo-Nazi, is the author of the book "Führer Ex: Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi". Furthermore he was co-founder of the German EXIT project, which helps people leave the neo-Nazi community

Ingo Hasselbach (born Ingo Füllgrap), a former German neo-Nazi, is the author of the book "Führer Ex: Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi". Ingo Hasselbach, geb. Füllgrap ist der bekannteste Aussteiger der Neonazi-Szene. Er ist Autor der Bücher Führer Ex (englisch, mit Tom Reiss) und Die Abrechnung – Ingo Hasselbach (born Ingo Füllgrap), a former German neo-Nazi, is the author of the book "Führer Ex: Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi"

Once Ingo Hasselbach was a neo-Nazi, preaching racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-government terrorism. Now the 28-year-old founder and leader of the first neo-Nazi party in East Germany takes as his mission the prevention of others following the path of hate.

Once Ingo Hasselbach was a neo-Nazi, preaching racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-government terrorism. In this eye-opening memoir, Hasselbach vividly exposes the violent movement he helped create-and tells why he left it behind.

Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi. As Ingo Hasselbach notes, he was the first Gauleiter of Berlin since Joseph Goebbels, which at one time, was for him pretty heady stuff. And that tells you a good deal about charismatic movements, of which Hasselbach was once a rising star.

Hasselbach was once considered the golden hope of the neo-Nazi movement in East Germany. And in that movement, Hasselbach found the solidarity and community missing in both his family and East German society. Standing over six feet with blue eyes and blond hair, he was the perfect ""Aryan. According to Hasselbach, as a young man in the GDR, he was repulsed by the arbitrary power and intimidation of the state  .

When Ingo Hasselbach warns that ''a sewer of Third Reich wastewater .

When Ingo Hasselbach warns that ''a sewer of Third Reich wastewater flows beneath the clean streets of modern Germany,'' h. On his release, Hasselbach became a media-savvy neo-Nazi spokesman while running terrorist paramilitary camps. Since renouncing neo-Nazism - even attending a screening of Schindler’s List - he has lived in hiding from his former comrades. Packing his book with bizarre details (who’d guess that the world’s greatest anti-Semite, Austrian neo-Nazi leader Gottfried Kussel, loves Monty Python’s The Life of Brian?), Hasselbach offers a riveting, seamlessly written memoir of his hate - and redemption.


Comments: (7)

Lianeni
An interesting look at the life of a young man attempting to re-create and live the life of the Hitler era in Germany.
It seems almost incomprehensible to someone who watched the Nazi movement from the US.
Tholmeena
Ingo Hasselbach is like one of the characters in "A Clockwork Orange." A native of Berlin, he became a skinhead at an early age and for years, enjoyed "stomping heads". He details how he changed for the better over time.
Kagda
Interesting read.
Darkraven
A good insight into what living behind the "Iron Curtain" was like. Jesus help us, but it looked like what America has been striving for since 2009.
Maveri
Fast shipping. Happy with product.
Nidor
This is a fascinating and thought-provoking "street-level" autobiography of politically motivated thuggery, but the author doesn't illuminate or clarify the doctrines of the various competing ideologies mentioned in the book. What do these groups represent intellectually and politically, beyond their anger, their enjoyment of violence, their musical tastes, their clothing styles, and what they do with their hair? The book doesn't offer much on this. It's clear that the neo-Nazis, and also the author before he left the movement, are united around their vehement racial hatred and their esteem of the original Nazi party, but what is their larger political system and plan for modern Germany beyond ridding it of non-Aryans? And what is the long-term agenda of the anti-Fascist, anarchist punks, beyond their gang war against the neo-Nazis?

The one-dimensional, linear division of political movements into left and right seems especially inadequate in thinking about the doctrines lurking beneath the surface of this book. Beyond the focus of their hatred and the symbols they rally around, the so-called Radical Left and Radical Right in this book don't seem all that different. They are both fundamentally driven by anger and violence. The groups are discussed in terms of what they stand against, which to some degree, along with their opposition to Capitalism and Democracy, is merely each other (the difference being the racism and especially the anti-Semitism of the neo-Nazis), but what is it they stand for; and if they achieved political power, what form of governmental structure would they establish? What sort of legal structure? None of this is discussed in the book.

The author appears to have begun simply as deeply angry and rebellious against the oppressive, Communist, surveillance state. Since the Communists preached "anti-Fascism", the young rebel (influenced also strongly by the forms and guidelines of rebellion provided within the ongoing youth countercultures) rebelled against the anti-Fascist preaching of the State, inverting it to proudly identify himself as a Fascist; and as a German, he had available, fully developed, with a darkly romantic and violent history, the ready-made position of early Nazism upon which to stand. He became a National Socialist. There were other political options he could have chosen, of course. The book is silent on this, too.
Uylo
First off, let me say that this book was much better than the film by the same name and I was somewhat surprised at how different it was. Ingo Hasselbach was a real heavy hitter in the German neo-nazi scene in the late 80's and early 90's and his story is one of the most tumultuous and fascinating that I have read. Growing up in Berlin when it was part of the socialist "paradise" of East Germany (or the GDR), Hasselbach rebelled early and often against this utterly repressive communist regime. It wasn't long before he was sporting a Mohawk and getting in trouble with the law. From a typical punk, he evolved into a skinhead, and after meeting some old original Nazis in prison, he gradually got involved in the neo-Nazi scene. He was indoctrinated with hatred of Jews and foreigners, holocaust denial, and other assorted Nazi propaganda. Before long he was the "Fuhrer" of the East German neo-Nazi movement and the "Gauleiter" of Berlin, which he points out was the same position once held by Joseph Goebbels. One of the most interesting aspects of his story was the ongoing feud between the neo-Nazis and the anarchists. They had huge street fights on an almost daily basis that included throwing Molotov cocktails and blowing up each other's cars. Hasselbach was a tough street fighter who got it as good as he gave it. During one fight, he was dragged into a house and beaten nearly to death by anarchists. They eventually started a legitimate political party after the fall of the wall and actually made some progress politically. But Hasselbach began to have doubts about his beliefs and gradually became disillusioned with his friends and the hatred that they embodied. Much of this was due to a filmmaker he had met and befriended who got him to really look at his actions and his life. With the help of his new friend, he publicly denounced the neo-Nazi movement and his former Kamerads. This set off a maelstrom of violent reactions from his old friends who now considered him a traitor. He became a hunted man (they even sent a letter bomb to his mother, which failed to detonate) but he continued to speak out publicly against extremism. Hasselbach came to America for a little while to lay low, but eventually returned to his native Germany where he continues to speak out against violent extremism to this day. The author is clearly a courageous man who has my admiration and respect and this is really a fantastic book. The only thing I was skeptical about was his uber-conversion to multi-culturalism. In his conclusion he states that most of his friends are now foreigners and he has a hard time relating to his countrymen. While I can certainly understand and respect this (especially after what he's been through) I personally am not as enthusiastic about multi-culturalism. Part of me wonders if this is just an exaggeration to help sell his "conversion." With that said, this doesn't take anything away from the quality of the book or my respect for the author. 5 stars.

Some other interesting highlights:

-Hasselbach and his Kamerads considered themselves "Strasserites" rather than followers of Hitler. They saw themselves as romantic street fighters more in the vein of the SA rather than the more aristocratic SS.

-The neo-Nazi movement was/is a much larger and more organized network than I thought. They had members and sympathizers (including politicians and other government officials) throughout Europe and even in America. This included many original Nazis and their families who provided them with financial and moral support.

-Neo-Nazis sent men to fight in Croatia and even had a plan to send fighters to Iraq to fight Americans during Desert Storm.

-Hasselbach and his friends dug up old WWII weapons in the Halbe forest from the last battle for Berlin. Many of them were still loaded and worked immediately after they pulled them out of the ground!
FUHRER-EX. Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi. download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Ingo with Tom Reiss Hasselbach
ISBN: 0701165367
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Random House; First edition (1996)
Pages: 224 pages