Study center Weikersheim
the study center Weikersheim was created 1979 with donations by Hans Filbinger, the former Prime Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg. It is considered to that as think tank rights. Connections existed among other things to Wolfgang Schäuble and Rolf Schlierer (REP). The study center was bezuschusst by national conveyances.
Belong to the presidency at present except the president: Hans Filbinger as a honorary president, Jörg Schönbohm (Minister of the Interior of the country Brandenburg) as a vice-president, Norbert emergency aid (former head of the provincial government) as a vice-president, Philipp Jenninger, Manfred Rommel, Klaus Hornung, Renate Heinisch (ex-MdEP), Dieter Farwick (Brigadier General a.D.), Ulrich Kolberg, Arnold Vaatz MdB (former secretary of the environment of the Free State Saxonia), Andreas's grey DIN, Stefan Winckler (journalist) as well as Lienhard Schmidt. One of the most important authors is Günter Rohrmoser, with its 70. Birthday, in the year 1997, arose refuge of meals as Laudator. In the same year Rohrmoser the republicans certifies strictly speaking democratic rights” in an article in a boy liberty representing right-conservatively to right-wing extreme spectrum “ to be.
Its objective outlines the study center with the following words: „We fight for our cultural identity in society, economics and politics, - in Germany, in Europe - in loyalty to the values of the Christian abendländischen people picture as well as the ideas of outstanding founder fathers of our liberal democracy such as Theodor Heuss, Konrad Adenauer, Ludwig Erhard.“
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in addition organizes the study center study days, yearly congresses and the so-called „fire-place discussions “. Among the advisers of these meetings scientists, like Günther Rohrmoser and Wolfgang Ockenfels, rank in addition, representative from economics and media, like the director of the Germany radio, Ernst Elitz, and the deputy editor-in-chief of the Stuttgart message, Wolfgang Molitor. Advisers from the right-wing extremist camp are several times invited; beside members of the Burschenschaft Danubia, like Hans Ulrich Kopp, the chairman of the old gentleman federation, or Hans Wagner Michael Walker, former activist arose to that national front in England, or Hans Helmuth Knütter, a university professor, who does not shrink from the contact to neo-Nazi tables the scene. Also persons from politics and administration appear frequently as advisers. Connections existed in former times among other things to Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) and Rolf Schlierer (REP), which was since 1985 member of the study center and belonged from 1987 to 1989 to the Kuratorium.
The study center is promoted by national organs like the federal center for political education. So the BPB is approximately in December 2004 of the opinion that with the Weikersheimer study days of the SPC „altogether of a successful meeting of political arising formation “can be spoken, and recognizes the scientific meaning of the study center in view of „the technical authority of the advisers “.
since September 2003 exists the subsidiary organization young Weikersheim of the study center Weikersheim. A goal of young Weikersheim is it, the recent generation, generally up to 35. Lebensjahr, for which win cooperation in the study center. It is to be addressed in particular by meetings, which are based on own initiative. Chairman is at present the district chairman of the JU north Württemberg Steffen Bilger.
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hinge function to the right-wing extremist scene apart from co-operation with different unionnear groupings to the right-wing extremist scene in the case of meetings of the study center. Apart from the “Paneuropa union “and the association for the promotion of the psychological knowledge of human nature (VPM) there were also contacts to the right-wing extremist Burschenschaft Danubia. Filbinger, which had created the study center, had to withdraw from its ministerial position, after it admits became that he had expressed death sentences, among other things for desertion, in the function of a naval staff judge during the national socialism. The Ulli Boldt originating from Berlin belonged to the vierköpfigen top management of the “boy Weikersheim”, it was in its past among other things with neo-Nazi tables forbidden meanwhile the Nationalisti front as a cadre active, led the “national info. telephone Berlin " and functioned also as an applicant for the Rudolf Hess - intending marches in Frankfurt at the or and Oranienburg. 1993 appear with a meeting of the study center the “federation young East Prussia” as Mitveranstalter. The homeland association East Prussia separated because of right-extremist efforts of this before among other things name acting youth rail. Hornung is an author in many ultra right Gazetten. In “Germany magazine” it regrets word-rich that “Germany hostileness and internationalism” are not sanction worthy, could the anti-fascist VVN determine. Of “anti-fascism as weapon " Hornung sees itself besides threatened. In the year 2000 it interprets the FRG as “progressive-anti-fascist ideology state” (Germany magazine 2/2000). The SPD - Delegate Stephan brown brought in a request in Stuttgart federal state parliament, in which it demanded among other things: “It must be prevented that education places take over like the study center Weikersheim a hinge function with cross-linking with the right-conservative-democratic spectrum, aimed at by right-extremist groups, ".
- my wheel tail: Study center Weikersheim. The club of the right philosophers. In: Stephan brown, Daniel Hoersch (Hg.): Right networks - a danger. VS publishing house for social sciences, Wiesbaden 2004, S.95-101. ISBN 381004153X
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- www.studienzentrum-weikersheim.de Internet operational readiness level of the study center
- article with the news service against right-wing extremism (IDGR)
- www.stephan-braun-mdl.de/ press release of the SPD faction bathing Württemberg: Study center Weikersheim looks for proximity to right-wing extremist (pdf - file)
- www.nadir.org/ „the study center Weikersheim “- hinge between Konservatismus and Neofaschismus