Who is Gerhard Lauck?
From His Autobiography The Education of an Evil Genius
The Reader’s Digest once called me an evil genius!
When I first read this article, I roared with laughter. I found it hilarious. But what really cracked me up was this: The author seemed absolutely serious!
The answer to this question depends on whom you ask. Like everybody else, I have friends and enemies. Unlike most people, my enemies sometimes try to kill me!
An assassination attempt against me once nearly succeeded…On another occasion, when I testified at a terrorist trial, police increased security due to concern over a possible assassination attempt.
I was the director of a private organization based in the United States. We provided substantial support to non-violent underground dissidents in Europe both during and after the Cold War.
The significance of my work finds recognition in many government documents, including letters signed by European counterparts to three U.S. Presidential Cabinet members, the Oval Office and the Directors of both the FBI and CIA.
My activity has received extensive media coverage.
This includes television interviews on CBS Sixty Minutes, ABC-Frontline, O Globo (Brazil), KRO (The Netherlands), Hungarian state television and Spiegel TV (Germany). Many more programs reported on my work without an interview.
I am featured prominently in the Swedish television documentary Wahrheit macht frei! This film has been broadcast in a dozen countries.
Print media coverage includes a lengthy interview in the U.K. edition of Reader’s Digest (entitled Evil Genius of Germany’s Neo-Nazis) and front page articles in the Los Angeles Times, Hamburger Morgenpost, The Omaha World-Herald and The Lincoln Journal-Star.
Additional articles about my activities have appeared in the following newspapers: The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning Star, The Buffalo News, The Spotlight, The Times (U.K.), Spectrum (U.K.), The News Herald, Independent (U.K.), Morgenposten Fyens Stiftstidende (Denmark), Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung, Der Spiegel, Die Welt am Sonntag, Berliner Morgenpost, Süddeutsche Zeitung, die tageszeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, Berliner Zeitung and Offenbach Post.
I am mentioned by name in seventeen books in half a dozen languages. Some of them devote an entire chapter or more to my work.
My business career started later.
When I got the highest test score in company history, the self-made millionaire CEO was so impressed that he hired me on the spot. He trained me personally. I became his Vice President of Marketing. This training and experience are the foundation of my business knowledge.
I was also an entrepreneur. My numerous ventures included: publishing hundreds of books in several languages, import/export, an e-commerce web-site (listed #1 on Google) and web-hosting. One of the nation’s top three Internet servers once reported I was one of its top ten web-site resellers.
This memoir describes my careers as political activist and businessman.
Each career taught me something new. I brought this knowledge with me to the next career. This experience in diverse fields has been the source of both education and entertainment. I learned, but I also laughed.
Beyond that, I have a civic duty. When I was in elementary school, we still swore allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and the republic for which it stands. Every day.
Today the so-called “war on terror” is being used as a pretext to undermine the U.S. Constitution. Some of my own experiences before 9/11 reveal dangerous precedents even back then.
We must work together to meet this common threat. Regardless of any political differences. This is one of the reasons I have not written this book as an ideological diatribe.