I had the good fortune to meet the wonderful and kind Lady Michèle Renouf in Germany in mid-December 2017, two weeks before my arrest. She is beautiful in every sense of the word.
Two months later, February 2018, she gave an impromptu short speech, upon invitation, at the Dresden memorial, remembering the German victims of Allied firebombing from February 13 to 15, 1945. She was arrested (released later that day) and the event was shut down. My brother Alfred Schaefer was one of the scheduled speakers who did not get to speak, but in his words, the world-wide attention which Lady Michèle’s arrest brought to this horrific war crime against German civilians was worth more than a thousand speeches!
For an account of the Dresden memorial event the year before (2017), see my article here.
Charges have been laid, and Renouf faces the Inquisition in May.
I highly recommend watching the video of her speech. It is a powerful speech. Evidently those who make it illegal to criticize them did not like what she said to the people that day. Thank you Michèle for your outstanding courage to speak truth.
The following report comes from Peter Rushton – it is about the impending trial, her speech and Michèle Renouf’s life.
[updated 18 March 2020]
Renouf on Trial – May 2020 – by Peter Rushton
“Michèle, your fearless and direct utterances in Dresden, unfortunately forbidden to all Germans, blew open the window of truth in one blast.”