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BUSSE, FRIEDHELM

     Friedhelm Busse is a veteran of Germany's radical right.  In
 1971 Busse founded the People's Socialist League Party of Labor.
 Busse has spent time in prison for inciting racial hatred.  Today
 he is the leader of Freiheitliche Deutsche Arbeiterpartei
 (F.A.P.) which declares as its aim, the realization of national
 socialism.  Reisz introduced Furey to Busse, who was also taken
 in by Furey's performance.  Busse showed Furey his membership
 list of 980 names and addresses.  This is very significant
 because the government has put Busse's membership at less than
 200.

     Busse has particular power with German skinheads.  He
 believes in the use of violence and has discussed various
 "actions" with Ron Furey.  He is an admirer of Hitler, denier of
 the Holocaust, and an advocate of overthrowing the government.
 Busse has relationships to the icons of the movement (the
 offspring of the leadership of the Third Reich) and is a powerful
 speaker...filmed with Furey by CBS camera crew.

     Busse's weakness, however, is that is headstrong and totally
 unadaptable.  He cannot change his image as a hardened Nazi, and
 it is this inflexibility which will probably prevent him from
 uniting and taking over Germany's radical right.  Busse's F.A.P.,
 however, continues to grow with Germany's economic woes, is prone
 to violence, and is a force to be reckoned with.



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