Leftist Terrorist Turned Neo-Nazi Says he Was Stasi Informant Too
If you are out there near either fringe have a care who you rub shoulders with.
Horst Mahler, a former far-left lawyer now doing time in prison for Holocaust denial, has admitted to another strange twist in his head-spinning political career: He worked as an informant for East Germany’s secret police — the Stasi — from 1967 to 1970.
Mahler has made a point of outraging the German public since the ’60s. A former lawyer for the radical-left Red Army Faction (the “Baader-Meinhof gang”), he now belongs to the NPD, Germany’s largest far-right party. On Sunday evidence emerged that he was an “inoffizieller Mitarbeiter” (IM), or unofficial collaborator, for the Stasi during three crucial years of his left-wing agitation. He’s reportedly admitted to state investigators that the reports are true.
The Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported Sunday that it had documents implicating Mahler. But the Bild am Sonntag is not a neutral player — the German left in those days marched against Bild as well as its parent company, Axel Springer — and the Berlin state attorney’s office said Monday it had no new evidence. But the left-leaning Berliner Zeitung reported Tuesday morning that Mahler has admitted his collaboration to investigators.