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Ein deutscher Liedermacher und eine der Schlüsselfiguren der rechtsextremen Szene. | A German singer, songwriter and a far-right political activist.
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Frank Rennicke (* 18. Dezember 1964 in Mascherode bei Braunschweig) ist ein deutscher Liedermacher und eine der Schlüsselfiguren der rechtsextremen Szene. In den Jahren 2009 und 2010 wurde er jeweils von der NPD als Kandidat zur Wahl des deutschen Bundespräsidenten vorgeschlagen.


Bundespräsidentschaftskandidat der NPD und DVU

Nachdem Rennicke am 26. Februar 2009 im Ausschuss für Wissenschaft, Hochschule, Kultur und Medien des Sächsischen Landtags als Experte zum Thema „Jugendmusikförderung in Sachsen“ sprechen durfte, wurde er am 5. April 2009 auf dem NPD-Parteitag als gemeinsamer Kandidat der NPD und der DVU für die Wahl des deutschen Bundespräsidenten 2009 nominiert. Die rechtsextremen Parteien entsandten insgesamt vier Delegierte aus den Landtagen von Sachsen, Brandenburg und Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in die Bundesversammlung.


Zehn Tage vor der Wahl am 23. Mai 2009 wurden Teile der am Vortag publizierten Angaben zu seiner Kandidatur von der Internetseite des Deutschen Bundestages entfernt. Bei der Wahl erhielt Rennicke in der Bundesversammlung die erwarteten vier der 1223 abgegebenen Stimmen. Zur Wahl des deutschen Bundespräsidenten 2010 wurde er von der NPD erneut als Kandidat vorgeschlagen. Im ersten und zweiten Wahlgang entfielen auf ihn je drei Stimmen, im dritten Wahlgang verzichtete er auf eine Kandidatur.







Frank Rennicke (born 18 December 1964 in Braunschweig) is a German singer-songwriter from Braunschweig in Lower Saxony. He is linked with the far right political scene in Germany, and describes himself as a "national bard". Rennicke, who sings and plays guitar, is heavily influenced by the musical style of older German left-wing singer-songwriters (Liedermacher) such as Reinhard Mey. He has said that Mey is his role model musically. He is married and has six children.


Lyrics and political views

His lyrics typically feature far right views. Some of his songs glorify the Wehrmacht, describe the Oder-Neisse line as a "disgraceful border" ("Schandgrenze"), depict Polish people as "contaminators of German soil", and express pride in Germany. Criticism of left-wing groups is also included in his lyrics. Some of his recordings have been categorized by Germany's Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons) as having content that may be harmful to young listeners. Rennicke is welcomed at concerts and demonstrations by nationalists, fascists and younger far right skinheads.


Rennicke was a member of the far right Wiking-Jugend (Viking Youth) organisation until it was banned in 1994, after which he became a member of the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD). In 1996 the far right activist Torsten Lemmer published the book Sänger für Deutschland: Die Biographie des Volkssängers Frank Rennicke (Singer for Germany: The Biography of the Folk Singer Frank Rennicke).


In November 2000, the Böblingen magistrates' court sentenced Rennicke to 10 months' imprisonment for sedition of the people (Volksverhetzung), for which he was granted parole. The Stuttgart state court overruled this decision, and on October 15, 2002, it sentenced Rennicke to 17 months' imprisonment, on eight counts of Volksverhetzung and for contravening the law forbidding the distribution of writings that may be harmful to young people. He was again granted parole.


In 2001, Ingrid Rimland, the wife of the Holocaust denier Ernst Zündel, published a petition to the Canadian government calling for Zündel's release, which was signed by Rennicke and his wife Ute. Rennicke is a founding member of the Verein zur Rehabilitierung der wegen Bestreitens des Holocaust Verfolgten (Association for the Rehabilitation of Those Persecuted due to Holocaust Denial), an organisation originally proposed by Horst Mahler. Other members include Zündel, Gerd Honsik, Germar Rudolf, Manfred Roeder, Wilhelm Stäglich, Robert Faurisson and the widow of Otto Ernst Remer.


In 2009, he was nominated as a candidate for the office of President of Germany by the right-wing parties DVU and NPD but gained only their votes (4 of 1224) and was not considered a serious candidate by the German media. For the 2010 elections on June 30, which had to be called because of the resignation of president Horst Köhler, Rennicke was again nominated, this time only by the NPD. He received three votes during the first two election rounds and withdrew from the election during the third round. Renn. cke played a leading role in Projekt Schulhof-CD (Project Schoolyard CD), an attempt by the NPD to propagate nationalist ideas among young people.



22 Oktober 2012

updated: 2013-12-20

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