Coalition for Human
Dedicated to monitoring and
opposing right-wing attacks on civil and human
P.O. Box 40344 Portland, Oregon 97240
September 28, 1994
To: All concerned parties
From: CHD Research Department
Re: Holocaust Denier in Portland October 10, 1994
The Coalition for Human Dignity has received
information that British Holo-caust denier David Irving
is planning a speaking engagement in Portland, Oregon the
evening of October 10, 1994.
Irving recently attended the annual Institute for
Historical Review conference in California. As the
keynote speaker, he was warmly received by the assembled
neo-Nazis and bigots. Despite repeated attempts by Irving
to deny that he is an anti-Semite, researchers throughout
Europe and the United States have solid documentation
that he is stepping up his efforts at building the ranks
of neo-Nazi organizations.
The upcoming event in Portland is additional
confirmation of that fact.
Irving last visited Portland in October of 1992 for a
lecture at Mount Hood Community College. .
The following background information has been compiled
by Coalition re-search staff and may be distributed to
key organizational personel [sic] and allies.
Please credit the Coalition for Human Dignity when doing
so. A more complete report will be released on or about
October 10.Pre-Event Endings
- One of the local sponsors of Irving's upcoming
visit to Portland, Derek Stenzel, is a violent
neo-Nazi who was convicted of a hate crime in
- The individual who was the local contact for
Irving's 1992 visit, Michael Clinton (aka Rheinhold
Clinton) is again apparently involved in promoting
Irving's tour. Unlike 1992, however, Clinton is now an
attorney and a member of the Oregon State Bar. Clinton
apparently fears that his open involvement with the
Irving event could jeop-ardize his law career.
- Irving's October 10, 1994 visit to Portland is
being promoted by the Institute for Historical Review
(IHR), the foremost international outlet for Holocaust
- The 1992 Portland-area campaign organizer for
far-right presidential candidate James "Bo" Gritz is
also organizing Irving's visit.
Irving's Portland speaking engagement has been billed
as his last United States tour for some years to come.
The Institute for Historical Review recently mailed a
letter promoting the event. Interested Portland area
residents are advised to contact one of either two phone
numbers for event information (See attachment). The phone
numbers listed are those of Margit Becker, who claims to
represent the Northwest Historical Society, apparently a
fictitious organization formed to pro-mote the event, and
that of Vera Fisk. Ms. Fisk, it turns out, is the
mother-in-law of neo-Nazi Derek Stenzel. She is working
with Derek and others to organize the event.
The Northwest Historical Society is not a registered
corporation in Oregon.
Neither the German Aid Society nor the Oregon
Historical Society are familiar with the group. The
address for the organization is the same as that of
Margit Becker: 2034 S.E. 28th Pl., Portland.
The precise location of Irving's speaking engagement
is being witheld [sic] until the day of Irving's
speech. The organizers want to avoid any protests such as
those that occured [sic] in 1992.Derek Stenzel
According to police reports on November 27, 1992
"Stenzel was identified as the person who had
participated with another person (Mark Tupper) in the
assault of two black male subjects and yelling 'white
power' following the assault. He (Stenzel] was also
identified as the person who had smashed the window from
a Tri Met Max Train." Stenzel was convicted of
Intimidation I (a hate crime) and sen-tenced to 36 months
probation on April 19, 1993.
Stenzel is presently co-editor, along with neo-Nazi
Joseph Ryncarz, of the Northwest Imperative a publication
of a group calling itself the Northwest Concern. The
publication is openly neo-Nazi, with a swastika on the
cover, and is dedicated to The creation of a whites-only
Pacific Northwest. In issue number two, the editors
write, "We can form School co-ops, daycares and the like
so that our children can be raised and taught together,
free from the polluted, mongrelized and jewdaized (sic)
influences outside of our Folk-community .
Derek Stenzel has also been actively involved in
providing security for a series of para-military training
sessions that have passed through the Portland area.
Conducted by self-styled "white separatist" James "Bo"
Gritz, the SPIKE sessions, as they are called, bring
together far-right leaders and activists to be trained in
special forces readiness exercizes. [sic]
Stenzel also acted as the chairman of a neo-Nazi
skinhead organization called the National Socialist Front
and was a close associate of Randall Krager, himself a
neo-Nazi convicted of a hate crime in 1992.Joseph Ryncarz
Ryncarz, besides being co-editor of the Northwest
Imperative, is a member of the Pierce/Kitsap County
chapter of the Populist Party of Washington. That chapter
is headed up by Kim Badynski, Grand Dragon of the
Northwest Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Ryncarz's wife,
Lori, is a spokesperson for the Family Assistance Project
(FAP) and made a presentation on their behalf at the 1992
Aryan World Congress. FM' is a support group for
imprisoned white supremacists and their families.
The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission also
confirms that Joseph Ryncarz is a registered lobbyist
CHD Fact Sheet: David Irving
CHD Fact Sheet: Holocaust Denial
(November 1992) "Irving Hounded Across North America"
Oregonian (October 15, 1992)
Institute for Historical Review promotional
mailing for the Irving event
Northwest Imperative (Front Cover)
Report (Irving's Newsletter)