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Aug 17, 2010
A victim of savings measures // Hamburg to close down Scientology Task Force — Spiegel
Type: Press
Source: Spiegel
The city of Hamburg said this week it would suspend the work of its 17-year-old Scientology task force, one of the most vociferous critics of the secretive organization. Leader Ursula Caberta has successfully defended herself in numerous cases brought by Scientologists. However, the city says it will continue to monitor the group. From Berlin, Germany, to Clearwater, Florida, there are few people more disliked by the Church of Scientology than Ursula Caberta. For 17 years, Caberta has fought against Scientology in ...
May 20, 2010
Scientologist may provide child care, with conditions — Huffington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Niels Sorrells
Source: Huffington Post
BERLIN (RNS) A Scientologist may offer child care services so long as she does not mix religion with work, a German court ruled Wednesday (May 19). An unnamed 38-year-old Munich woman had been providing day care for five children, earning about 1,600 euros ($1,982) a month, reported the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung. City regulators ruled she could not work in that field after her divorced husband informed them in May 2009 that the woman was a Scientologist. Scientologists are viewed with suspicion ...
Apr 10, 2010
Die Seelenfänger // Wie Scientology menschenleben zerstört [Part 1] ["The soul catchers // How Scientology destroys people's lives"] [with English subtitles] — Südwestdeutschen Rundfunk (Germany)
More: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Apr 1, 2010
Anti-Scientology drama a ratings hit for ARD / German TV movie 'Till Faith Do Us Part' based on real events — The Hollywood Reporter
Type: Press
Author(s): Scott Roxborough
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
COLOGNE, Germany – A German TV-movie about Scientology that claims to reveal the dark side of the organization was a huge ratings hit for public broadcaster ARD, with 8.7 million viewers tuning in Wednesday night, a 27% market share. Germany has long been at odds with Scientology. Most here view the organization with suspicion. During the shooting of Brian Singer's war film "Valkyrie" in Berlin, famed Scientologist Tom Cruise was savaged in the German press for his beliefs. The ARD film, ...
Mar 27, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Amy Scobee] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Part 3
Mar 26, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium
Mar 26, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Bruce Hines] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Transcript by Anonymous
Type: Account
[Transcript by Anonymous @] Good evening. My name's Bruce Hines and first I'll start by telling you a little bit about myself. Ursula asked that I speak about life in the Sea Org. And all of us here, at least five of us, were in the Sea Org for many years and we all have our own horror stories because there are horrible things that happen. So, I'll tell you a few of the things I personally experienced. They ...
Mar 26, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Hana Eltringham Whitfield] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Transcript by Anonymous
Type: Account
[Transcript by Anonymous @] My name is Hana Eltringham Whitfield and, just to give you a brief biography, I was a Scientologist and a Sea Org member for over twenty-two years. I captained two of Hubbard's ships and ran many of his organizations. He took on the title of Commodore in 1967 and I served as Deputy Commodore under him in the United States for two years. I held many subsequent positions. The account of my personal disillusionment and ...
Mar 26, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Jerry Whitfield] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Mar 26, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Marc Headley] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Transcript by Anonymous
Type: Account
[Transcript by Anonymous @] Thank you for allowing me to speak to you guys today. My name is Marc Headley and I'm here to tell you about a business enterprise. I'm not gonna be talking about any religious matters whatsoever; I'm going to be talking to you about an organization that I worked for. I worked there for fifteen years, and even after working there for fifteen years, not once was I told of the core religious or philosophy ...
Mar 24, 2010
In Germany, Scientology outrage over a critical film — TIME Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephanie Kirchner
Source: TIME Magazine
In a scene in a new fictional movie about Scientology called Until Nothing Remains, one of the group's leaders is giving an impassioned speech to followers in Germany. The camera pulls in tighter on the man's face, and all of a sudden, he cries out "Clear Germany!" to a round of rapturous applause. No, he's not talking about pushing all non-believers out of the country - he's referring to "the state of clear," a condition characterized by an absence of painful, ...
Mar 11, 2010
Scientologists try to block 'intolerant' German feature film — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Kate Connolly
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Television network denies claims that Until Nothing Remains depicts group as totalitarian and unethical [Picture / Caption: "Tom Cruise, one of Scientology's most prominent members, was a controversial choice to play a Nazi resistance fighter in Valkyrie."] Germany's state broadcaster is locked in a row with the Church of Scientology which wants to block an upcoming feature film that depicts the controversial organisation as totalitarian and unethical. Bis Nichts Mehr Bleibt, or Until Nothing Remains, dramatises the account of a German ...
Mar 8, 2010
ARD TV drama sparks Scientology's ire — The Local (Germany)
Type: Press
Source: The Local (Germany)
Trouble is brewing between the Church of Scientology and German public broadcaster ARD ahead of the TV premiere of a drama portraying the controversial faith as dangerous and unethical. “Bis nichts mehr bleibt,” or “Until nothing remains,” is the dramatised true story of a family torn apart by the religion, and Scientology officials may try to ban its broadcast on March 31, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday. Scientology spokesperson Jürg Stettler told the paper that members of the church were ...
Feb 18, 2010
Scientology-Aussteiger Lino Bombonato / Wenn Freunde zu Feinden werden [Unofficial English translation: "Ex-Scientologist Lino Bombonato / When friends turn enemies"] — Stern TV (Germany)
More: Original
Feb 2, 2010
Based on a true story / TV movie portrays dark side of Scientology — Spiegel Online
Nov 20, 2009
Science or fiction? — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
EVEN for a religion started by a science fiction writer, the allegations levelled against the Church of Scientology in federal parliament this week sound stranger than fiction. Blackmail, cover-ups of child abuse, labour camps, embezzlement and coerced abortions are spelled out among the 53 pages of allegations by seven former Scientologists - some of whom had climbed high in the church hierarchy - tabled in the Senate. In what the church has decried as "an outrageous abuse of parliamentary privilege", independent ...
Nov 19, 2009
Police take up Scientology complaints — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
KEVIN Rudd raised concerns about the Church of Scientology yesterday, as NSW police began investigating complaints from seven former Scientologists. The Prime Minister said he intended to examine allegations against the church before deciding whether to back independent senator Nick Xenophon's demand for a Senate inquiry. Senator Xenophon told parliament on Tuesday that Scientology was a "criminal organisation" hiding behind religion. In response to that statement, Mr Rudd said the senator was making "grave allegations". "Many people in Australia have real ...
Nov 1, 2009
Scientology's response — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Church spokesman Tommy Davis says the Times' sources admitted they left Scientology because they could not meet the church's strict ethical standards. Now they are lying, he says, and the Times is helping advance their agenda. Here is the Church of Scientology's response to their allegations, submitted as a 10-page letter: + + + CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 15 October 2009 VIA HAND DELIVERY Mr. Joe Childs Mr. Tom Tobin St. Petersburg Times 490 First Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 ...
Aug 6, 2009
Scientology cases Berlin schools for vague project — The Local (Germany)
Type: Press
Source: The Local (Germany)
Published: 6 Aug 09 12:59 CET The Church of Scientology is targeting Berlin and Brandenburg schools for a vague fact-finding mission, sending more than 500 letters to various institutions in recent weeks, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Thursday. According to the paper, a Scientologist group called the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has contacted school leaders with questions about things such as how many of their students suffer from reading deficiencies or behavioural issues, or how many psychologists are on ...
Jul 13, 2009
Un jour un destin: Tom Cruise [Unofficial English translation by Anonymous] — France 2
More: Original French version
May 14, 2009
Der Scientology-Plan / Wie der Psychokonzern Deutschland erobern will [German, with unofficial English subtitles on Youtube] [English: The Scientology Plan / How the psycho-corporation plans to conquer Germany] — ZDF (Germany)
More: Youtube part 2, Youtube part 3, original
Jan 23, 2009
Berlin District Posts Warning About Scientology — Spiegel Online
Jan 21, 2009
Hirnwäscher - Wie gefährlich ist Scientology? ["The Brainwashers - How Dangerous Is Scientology?" Unofficial translation] — ARD (Germany)
Jan 19, 2009
German critics maul Cruise as anti-Hitler hero — Agence France Presse (AFP)
Type: Press
Source: Agence France Presse (AFP)
BERLIN (AFP) — German critics savaged Tom Cruise's portrayal of Adolf Hitler's would-be killer in "Valkyrie" ahead of the film's release here this week, but relished a homegrown hero getting the Hollywood treatment. "Valkyrie" has been one of the most keenly awaited new releases in Germany this winter, thanks to the legendary status of its subject – Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg – and a string of controversies during its production. Although expectations were low here for Cruise in the role ...
Nov 21, 2008
Germany drops attempt to ban Scientology — Associated Press
Type: Press
Author(s): Michael Fischer
Source: Associated Press
Potsdam — Germany is dropping its pursuit of a ban on Scientology after finding insufficient evidence of illegal activity, security officials said Friday. Domestic intelligence services will continue to monitor the group, officials said. The German branch of the Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology has been under observation by domestic intelligence services for more than a decade. Top security officials asked state governments in December to begin gathering information on whether they had sufficient grounds to seek a ban. The Church ...
Sep 27, 2008
Larry Brennan in Hamburg — XenuTV
Sep 16, 2008
Jason Beghe in Germany [35 minutes] — XenuTV
Sep 16, 2008
Jason Beghe is still denouncing Scientology – This time in Germany — Village Voice
Sep 11, 2008
Marc Headley talks about Scientology — XenuTV
Sep 7, 2008
Graham Berry speaks in Germany — XenuTV
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