The Nova Europa Society (NES) is a neo-Nazi group led by a nucleus of white supremacist writers and publishers that was founded in late 2018. The NES is currently headed by the German neo-Nazi writer and NPD politician Jonathan Stumpf, as well as known UK and US white supremacist authors and publishers, such as Richard McCulloch, Arthur Kemp and John Bruce Leonard.
The website of the NES bluntly pledges "For a white enthnostate," and can be alternatively reached under the URL www.white-ethnostate.org. A short manifesto is available in several languages, which expounds on the superiority of the white race.
Since 2019 the NES also publishes the "News of the Nova Europa Society" (Mitteilungen der Nova Europa Society), which appears twice a year, containing blatantly racist articles in German and English.1 NES head Jonathan Stumpf serves as the editor of the publication.
Born in 1988, Stumpf has "developed" from a crude neo-Nazi active in the comradeship scene ("Heidnischer Sturm Pforzheim") to an intellectual racist, publishing books such as “The White Ethnostate” or “Fight for Survival” under the moniker Johannes Scharf.
Among the people who have contributed articles to the NES publication are besides Stumpf:
|Richard McCulloch||American author of white supremacist publications such as The Racial Compact (1994), The Nordish Quest (1989), Destiny of Angels (1986), and The Ideal and Destiny (1982). Since the 1980s his essays have appeared in publications such as Instauration, American Renaissance, and The Occidental Quarterly.|
|Arthur Kemp||A Rhodesian-born racist writer and the owner of Ostara Publications who was from 2009 to 2011 the foreign affairs spokesperson for the far-right British National Party|
|Stephan Alexander-Thomas||racist German philologist and historian|
|Constantin von Hoffmeister (with Guillaume Faye)||Popular speaker on far-right events and author of numerous racist books from Germany|
|John Bruce Leonard||Editor-in-chief of the far-right Arktos publishing house,2 who also publishes articles for write supremacist outlets such as Counter-Currents|
|Jason Steam (pseudonym)||"Deputy-chief" of the Nova Europa Society,3 who lives in the South of Germany4|
The German neo-Nazi Jonathan Stumpf made it into the news in 2020 when he was encountered on the Greek island of Lesbos amidst the refugee crisis. The Greek news website Stonisi.gr reported that on March 6, 2020, a group of German neo-Nazis were arriving on the island of Lesbos pretending to be journalists, among them Jonathan Stumpf. Stumpf was attacked on the same day resulting in a head injury.5
One of his companions was the Identitarian Mario Müller, formerly active in the youth cadre of the neo-Nazi NPD party, who had been repeatedly convicted for violent crimes against political opponents. He is the founder and leader of the “residential project” Kontrakultur Halle, which hosts neo-Nazis, politicians of the far-right AfD party, and members of the Identitarian movement, among others, under one roof.
The other two persons of the group visiting Lesbos were Austrian Identitarians: Fabian Rusnjak from the Steiermark region and Stefan Juritz, chief editor of the Austrian Identitarian news site tagesstimme.at.6 Both were among the first members of the Austrian Identitarians, and are both members of right-wing fraternities.
Rusnjak, one of the founding members of the Identitarian Movement in Vienna, is known to be extremely violent. During an action by the Identitarian Movement in Graz at the location of a planned refugee center, Rusnjak had attacked antifascist counter-demonstrators with a telescope baton.7 He used to be a soldier of the Austrian Federal Army and had been deployed in Kosovo as a sniper of a border patrol team.8
- 1. Mitteilungen der N.E.S., white-ethnostate.org/zeitschriften-kaufen.html.
- 2. "John Bruce Leonard," Arktos, https://arktos.com/people/john-bruce-leonard/.
- 3. "Impressum," Nova Europa Society, http://novaeuropasociety.com/contact-us.html.
- 4. "Jason Steam," Nova Europa Society, http://novaeuropasociety.com/jason-steam.html.
- 5. ΘΡΑΣΟΣ ΑΒΡΑΑΜ, “Έφτασαν και… οι Γερμανοί νεοΝαζί,” stonisi.gr, March 6, 2020, https://www.stonisi.gr/post/7411/eftasan-kai-oi-germanoi-neonazi-pics.
- 6. “Impressum,” Die Tagesstimme, https://www.tagesstimme.com/impressum-offenlegung/.
- 7. “Mit dem Totschläger fürs Abendland: Chronologie der militanten Angriffe und Aktivitäten der neofaschistischen “Identitären” am 16. und 17.1.2016 in Graz,” Antifaschistische Recherche Graz, February 23, 2016, https://recherchegraz.noblogs.org/post/2016/02/23/identitare-konferenz-und-demonstration-in-graz/.
- 8. Autonome Antifa [w] on Twitter, April 4, 2019, https://twitter.com/antifa_w/status/1113765506878791686.