Peter Scholl-Latour

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Peter Roman Scholl-Latour (born March 9, 1924 in Bochum as Peter Scholl ; † August 16, 2014 in Rhöndorf ) was a German-French journalist and publicist .


Youth and education

Peter Scholl-Latour was the son of the doctor Otto Konrad Scholl (1888-1960 ), who was born in Zabern (Alsace) and grew up in Lorraine , and his wife Mathilde Zerline Nussbaum (1896-1991, sister of the doctor Robert Nussbaum , who was murdered in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp) ). Scholl-Latour's maternal grandfather Moritz Nussbaum was Professor of Anatomy and Biology at the Medical Faculty of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn .

Scholl-Latour was considered a Jew according to the Jewish faith because of his Jewish mother . In terms of the Nuremberg Race Laws , he was a " first degree half-breed ". He called himself a Catholic Christian all his life . The time and the background to the expansion of his surname from "Scholl" to "Scholl-Latour" are unclear. Latour was the maiden name of his paternal great-grandmother, but neither his father nor his grandfather had this double name.

In 1936, his parents sent the boy, who had been baptized as a Catholic, to the former Jesuit college Sankt Michael in Freiburg, Switzerland . After the parents were forbidden to send any further money to Switzerland, he had to leave the college in 1940 and return to Germany . In 1943, Scholl-Latour passed the Abitur examination at the Wilhelmsgymnasium in Kassel . In his book Life with France - Stations of Half a Century , he reported that after France was liberated from German occupation in 1944 , he wanted to volunteer for the French army . But since his attempt to get into the French-controlled area near Metz failed, he decided to leave Germany via Yugoslavia . He was arrested in Styria and in 1945 in Gestapo custody in Graz , Vienna and Prague . While in captivity, he contracted typhus and was taken to a hospital. After his recovery , Scholl-Latour reported in 1945/1946 to the French paratrooper unit Commando Ponchardier , which was deployed in the colony of Indochina , which was returned from the Japanese Empire .

From 1948 he studied medicine for one semester at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Paris Sorbonne , then philology and political science . In 1950 he acquired the License ès lettres at the Sorbonne and in 1951 the Diplôme des Sciences Politiques at Sciences Po (Paris); then he continued his studies at the Sorbonne, which he completed in January 1954 with a doctorate on Rudolf G. Binding . From 1956 to 1958 he studied Arabic and Islamic studies at the Bikfaya language center at the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut and graduated with a diploma.

Activity as a journalist

Scholl-Latour was already working as a travel journalist for German and French newspapers and radio stations during his studies. He completed his traineeship at the Saarbrücker Zeitung in 1948 , after Le Monde had already printed a report about an illegal trip through the Soviet occupation zone . He traveled to America , Africa , the Middle East and large parts of Southeast and East Asia for his reports .

In 1954 and 1955 he was the spokesman for the government of the Saarland , where he was initially appointed employee and press spokesman for the Office for European and Foreign Affairs in the service of Prime Minister Johannes Hoffmann . During his subsequent studies in Beirut, he reported from there as a correspondent and from 1959 traveled to Africa and Southeast Asia . From 1960 he worked for the radio: until 1963 he was the regular Africa correspondent for ARD , based in Léopoldville (now Kinshasa) and Brazzaville . In 1963 he switched to television and founded the ARD studio in Paris, which WDR was responsible for and which he managed until 1969. From 1969 to 1971 he was WDR television director for West German Television (WDF), which was founded in 1965 . During his term of office, among other things, the introduction of school television and the laughing and non-fiction stories , forerunners of the show with the mouse , as well as the controversial television film Das Millionenspiel and the chronicle of current events by Peter Handke fell . After moving to ZDF as chief correspondent (1971), he also headed the ZDF studio in Paris from 1975 to 1983.

Scholl-Latour traveled regularly from Paris as a special correspondent to Vietnam , where he and his camera team were captured by the Viet Cong in 1973 , but were released again after a week. In 1976 he again toured Vietnam, 1978 Canada, 1980 Cambodia and 1981 China and Afghanistan.

Since 1978, through his relationship with Sadegh Tabatabai , Scholl-Latour was in contact with Ayatollah Khomeini , who was then in exile in Neauphle-le-Château near Paris. He was with a film team in Tehran and then showed the material to Khomeini. This made him one of the privileged journalists who were allowed to accompany the revolutionary leader on his return to Iran on the plane. As he wrote in his books and said in a 2009 interview with Deutsche Welle, quote: "and Tabatabei said to me:" The imam is now doing his morning prayer, if you want you can film him. "That was very unusual. And then Something very strange happened. He handed Tabatabei a large, yellow envelope, which he passed on to me and said: "If we are arrested or even killed on arrival in Tehran, then hide this envelope well. If everything goes well, please give it back to me. "When we arrived, two million people cheered Khomeini. So I returned the envelope. I didn't find out what was inside until eight months later: It was the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran. " Afterwards he always carried a photo of himself and Khomeini with him to “identify” himself in the Muslim world.

In 2011 he interviewed the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad .

Work as a non-fiction author and publicist

Peter Scholl-Latour (in conversation with Thomas Kielinger ) at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1988

He published non-fiction books on many topics and regions of the world, first in 1961 with Matata in the Congo . His more than 30 books reached a total circulation of around 10 million copies. His book Der Tod im Reisfeld , published in 1979/1980 on Indochina, was the best-selling non-fiction book in Germany since 1945 with 1.3 million copies at the time of his death.

In 1983 he became editor-in-chief together with Rolf Gillhausen and (together with Gillhausen and Henri Nannen ) editor of Stern magazine , which was badly hit by the affair of the forged Hitler diaries , and gave up the post of editor-in-chief nine months later in the face of persistent resistance within the editorial team. Partly parallel to this, from 1983 to 1987 he was a member of the board of directors of the Bertelsmann Group's Stern-Verlag Gruner + Jahr . From 1984 onwards, Scholl-Latour was a member of the advisory board of UFA-Film- und Fernseh-GmbH, responsible for the publishing company's TV activities and was involved in setting up the new RTL plus channel .

Since 1988 Scholl-Latour has mainly worked as a freelance author. Until 2010 he occasionally produced reports for ZDF and continued to appear as an interview partner and guest on talk shows.

Right-wing media relations

After interviews in 2000 and 2001, Peter Scholl-Latour became a regular author of Junge Freiheit . In 2004 his likeness was featured on a leaflet from Junge Freiheit . In 2006, Scholl-Latour took part in a discussion on Junge Freiheit at the Frankfurt Book Fair , which was subsequently published in a report in the weekly newspaper. Peter Scholl-Latour is featured prominently in the Junge Freiheit advertising brochure. As in 2004 , Peter Scholl-Latour is also the newspaper's figurehead in the Junge Freiheit 2007 and 2011 subscription campaigns, alongside Alexander von Stahl . Since at least 19 May 2000 he has been giving the weekly newspaper regular interviews. On the website of Junge Freiheit , entitled “Voices for JF”, Peter Scholl-Latour is quoted with the words “For me, the JF means that there are still independent spirits in the German media landscape and that journalists take the risk of going against the current to swim "quotes.

After interviews with Compact magazine , Peter Scholl-Latour was a speaker and advertising poster for the magazine's first “Sovereignty Conference” . On the video documentation DVD created by Nuoviso for Compact by the conference, only Peter Scholl-Latour is shown in large in the foreground, in the background the illuminated Brandenburg Gate with the quadriga above Scholl-Latour's head.

Association activity

Association of Private Broadcasting and Telemedia

From 1990 to 1996 he was the first president of the Association of Private Broadcasting and Telecommunications (VPRT), after having been chairman of one of its predecessor associations, the Federal Association of Private Broadcasting and Telecommunications (BPRT), since 1986.

German-Arab Society

From 1985 to 2007 Peter Scholl-Latour was a member of the advisory board of the German-Arab Society . After Otto Wiesheu's resignation , the general assembly on March 22, 2007 in Berlin elected him president. In 2014 Peter Scholl-Latour was honored at the Spring Festival of the German-Arab Society with a laudatory speech from Left Party Chairman Gregor Gysi .


Grave site in the forest cemetery Rhöndorf

Scholl-Latour, who had both German and French citizenship, lived alternately in his apartments in the Bad Honnef district of Rhöndorf, in Berlin-Charlottenburg, in Paris and in a house in Tourrettes-sur-Loup near Nice. His first marriage was to the journalist Gertrud Knies (* February 1924) and had a son with her. After the divorce, Scholl-Latour married Eva Schwinges in 1985.

On August 16, 2014, Scholl-Latour died after a serious illness at the age of 90 in Rhöndorf . He was buried, according to his express wish, in the forest cemetery in Rhöndorf.


Scholl-Latour was a strong advocate of a common European defense and criticized the EU's eastward enlargement , which he thought was too hasty. As a result of this, the “ occidental community” loses coherence and the ability to act, especially in the field of foreign and security policy . He also spoke out during Heiner Bremer's talk show Das Duell on n-tv (2007) and in an article for the use of nuclear weapons for the Bundeswehr for the purpose of deterrence . At the same time he accused the politicians of the Atlantic Alliance of misunderstanding the defensive character of Russian foreign policy, which opposed the encirclement by the American "all-round blow", which only promoted violent Islamism and continues to promote it. He considered climate protection a "fashionable topic". Scholl-Latour was a supporter of the Center against Expulsions .

September 11, 2001

On September 12, 2001, he spoke on the Friedman program on the occasion of the terrorist attacks in New York of the "end of the fun society" and warned the western world against invading Afghanistan without an exit strategy. An attack on this country would "fizzle out". He also criticized the expression of unreserved solidarity on the part of Federal Chancellor Schröder, without knowing the background to the attacks, and pointed out the underfunding of the Bundeswehr.


Scholl-Latour was an avowed Gaullist , but he rejected this designation with reference to de Gaulle's death. He looked at the political processes in the Balkans , Africa, the Middle East and East Asia, especially from the perspective of French power politics .

Relationship with Islam

For many years, he has been a point of contact and an expert in the areas of Middle East and Islam in the German media . In many television discussion rounds, Scholl-Latour was critical of the role of the US and Great Britain in planned and waged wars in Afghanistan and Iraq . Based on his experience in these regions, he publicly predicted a long-term failure of the invasions in advance and cited the failure of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan , among other examples .

In the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Scholl-Latour saw the starting point of a greater “Islamic renewal” (in the sense of a growing influence of Islam in the world, not a modernization of content), which he wrote about in many of his books and which he as one of the the great challenges of the 21st century.

Media criticism

Especially after 2003, Scholl-Latour criticized media reporting with increasing frequency. He criticized Russia as being the victim of "a systematic campaign by the remote-controlled media of Europe and their political whisperers". He did not see Russia as expansionist, but the West, above all the USA. Syria also appears to him as an example of a systematic disinformation campaign organized by politics and the media.

“Somewhere, at secret command posts, in discreet factories of disinformation, which were masterfully operated by Anglo-Saxon opinion manipulators, the slogan that Syria had to submit to the American ideas of a deceptive reorganization in the Middle East had emerged. At an ARD media event in Berlin, I mentioned this all-encompassing propagandistic deception of the general public, which - in Germany in particular - neither the left-wing liberal nor the ultra-conservative print media and television stations knew how to evade. (...) The subtle, perfidious infiltration and deception of global proportions to which the media are at the mercy requires just as relentless exposure as the unrestrained surveillance activities of the National Security Agency. "

In retrospect, he praises the freedom of the press in the early days of the Federal Republic, when editors-in-chief still had their backs for reporters. He names Dieter Stolte and Klaus von Bismarck as examples.

Ukraine conflict and Crimean crisis

In the “most absurd territorial conflict” over Ukraine and Crimea, Scholl-Latour sees the foreign policy of the Russian Federation as a defensive strategy: “From Moscow's point of view, Ukraine was chosen as the European anchorage of the 'Eurasian Union', with which Putin was caught by the west-east 'pincer 'sought to shield the threatened rest of the empire ”. Obama's government has given the direction, the Europeans have, as always, submitted to the will of the powerful American ally.


Since the end of the 20th century, Scholl-Latour's authority, parallel to his widespread acceptance as an expert on Asia and v. a. as a Middle East expert, questioned by some journalists and scholars. So he was u. a. accused by the orientalists Verena Klemm and Karin Hörner, by Udo Steinbach and the taz journalist Ulrike Herrmann of maintaining existing enemy images and stirring up old fears due to his lack of academic care and relevant foreign language skills, as well as relentlessly on factual assertions due to his lack of academic care and knowledge of foreign languages to be wrong. In terms of content and style, critics also see parallels in his books with the classic colonial novel .

At the beginning of the 1990s, the professor of contemporary oriental science Gernot Rotter initiated his own research project at the Institute of Oriental Studies at the University of Hamburg , which included the writings of Scholl-Latour and Gerhard Konzelmann , an author who was also perceived by the public as an expert on the Islamic world, a critical one Underwent analysis. The participating scientists each received strongly negative evaluations and wrote an anthology for both authors. The media journalists Wolfgang Röhl and Stefan Niggemeier complain that in Scholl-Latour's frequent television appearances, his references to personal experiences in crisis regions were mostly in the foreground rather than factual arguments.

Using the example of Scholl-Latour's reports from Central Africa in non-fiction books and on television, the geographer Andreas Dittmann accused the "self-proclaimed Congo connoisseur and media charlatan" Scholl-Latour with irresponsible and stereotyped journalism and the "dissemination of dubious half-truths (...) for the purpose of self-portrayal" in front. Scholl-Latour spreads “popular clichés” as well as “political and ethnic platitudes” about the countries he has traveled to.

The journalist and Middle East expert Rudolph Chimelli defended Scholl-Latour against criticism. According to Chimelli, Scholl-Latour made opponents primarily because he “over the decades almost always swam against the western mainstream of opinion” and “did not reflexively reflect Western, especially American, propaganda theses in his choice of words”.


Peter Scholl-Latour has received many honors for his journalistic activities in the course of his more than 60-year career.

Awards, medals and prizes

In 2015, the Peter Scholl Latour Prize awarded by Plan International Germany and the Ulrich Wickert Foundation was awarded for the first time for reporting on the suffering of people in crisis and conflict areas .

Honorary doctorates


  • La vie et l'œuvre de Rudolf G. Binding (= dissertation University of Paris [Sorbonne] 1954), 492 pp.
  • Matata in the Congo . Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart 1961, DNB 454453930 .
  • In the general's pull. From Abidjan to Moscow . Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart 1966, DNB 458879096 .
From the 3rd edition under the title: powder keg Algeria. From the French war to the Islamic revolution . Heyne, Munich 1994, ISBN 3-453-08950-2 .
  • A world in disintegration. Before the ruins of the New Peace Order . Siedler, Berlin 1993, ISBN 3-88680-405-4 .
  • In the crosshairs of the powers that be. Ghosts in the Balkans . Bertelsmann, Munich 1994, ISBN 3-570-12147-X .
  • Highlights of world politics: the dramatic nineties . Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart 1996, ISBN 3-421-06672-8 .
  • The battlefield of the future. Between the Caucasus and Pamir . Siedler, Berlin 1996, ISBN 3-88680-602-2 .
  • Lies in the holy land. Trials of strength between the Euphrates and the Nile . Siedler, Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-88680-542-5 .
  • Allah's shadow over Ataturk. Turkey in the acid test between Kurdistan and Kosovo . Siedler, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-88680-630-8 .
  • African death lament. The sell-off of the black continent . Bertelsmann, Munich 2001, ISBN 3-570-00544-5 .
Excerpts read on CD. Random House Audio, Cologne 2001, ISBN 3-89830-265-2 .
Read in full by Jo Brauner. Radioropa (Technisat), Daun 2008, 14 CDs, 16.17 hours, ISBN 978-3-86667-676-3 .
Excerpts read by Stephan Schad. Audiobook Hamburg. 4 CDs, 290 minutes, ISBN 978-3-89903-667-1 .
Excerpts read by Stephan Schad. Audiobook Hamburg. 4 CDs, 282 minutes, ISBN 978-3-89903-699-2 .
  • Arabia's moment of truth. Riots on the threshold of Europe . Propylaea, Berlin 2011, ISBN 978-3-549-07366-7 .
Excerpts read by Stephan Schad. Audiobook Hamburg. 4 CDs, 216 minutes, ISBN 978-3-89903-338-0 .
Excerpts read by Stephan Schad. Weltbild, Augsburg, 4 CDs. 300 minutes, ISBN 978-3-8289-3031-5 .


  • Günter Giesenfeld : From Jean Hougron to Scholl-Latour . In: Thomas Koebner , Gerhart Pickerodt (Hrsg.): The other world - studies on exoticism. Athenäum Verlag 1987, ISBN 3-610-08925-3 , pp. 307-344. (locates Scholl-Latour's works in a tradition of colonialist fiction)
  • Verena Klemm , Karin Hörner (ed.): The sword of the "expert". Peter Scholl-Latour's distorted image of Arabs and Islam. Palmyra Verlag , 1993, ISBN 3-9802298-6-6 .
  • Documentation of the 8th Siebenpfeiffer award ceremony on November 9, 2003 to Peter Scholl-Latour. Siebenpfeiffer Foundation c / o Saarpfalz-Kreis, 2004, ISBN 3-9807983-2-1 .
  • Ramon Schack : Encounters with Peter Scholl-Latour. A personal portrait of Ramon Schack. With a foreword by Gregor Gysi . 3 pages publisher, 2015, ISBN 978-3-946341-00-0 .
  • Ulrich Brinkhoff: Nightmares on the Saigon River, South Vietnam 1965–1968. agenda Verlag, Münster 2014, ISBN 978-3-89688-516-6 , 243 pages with 120 illustrations. (with foreword by Walter Scheel)

Web links

Commons : Peter Scholl-Latour  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

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  2. ^ Gregor Brand: Mrs. Nussbaum from Strasbourg. In: of August 21, 2014, accessed on August 21, 2014.
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  5. Heike Mund: Reporter with passion: Peter Scholl-Latour . In: from August 16, 2014.
  6. a b Ulrich Wickert : To please no one, a teacher to everyone. (Obituary),, August 17, 2014, accessed August 18, 2014.
  7. * "Khomeini trusted me" , Benjamin Wüst, Deutsche Welle February 1, 2009
  8. Lena Bopp: On the death of Peter Scholl-Latour: The eternal traveler . in: from August 16, 2014.
  9. Björn Rosen, Kurt Sagatz, Christiane Peitz: Obituary for Peter Scholl-Latour: Around the world in 90 years . In: Tagesspiegel from August 18, 2014.
  10. Peter Scholl-Latour is dead. ( Memento from August 19, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) in: SR online from August 16, 2014.
  11. Press: Oh Henri . In: Der Spiegel . No. 21 , 1983 ( online ).
  12. Andreas Austilat , Julia Prosinger, Björn Rosen: Interview with Peter Scholl-Latour: “I get on well with crooks” . In: Tagesspiegel from August 17, 2014.
  13. a b Press: Weeping Guard . In: Der Spiegel . No. 11 , 1984 ( online ).
  15. "Junge Freiheit" press release: Berlin, June 8, 2004
  16. ^ "Junge Freiheit" report at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2006
  17. (PDF)
  18. May 19, 2000 "Creeping Islamization" Peter Scholl-Latour on the hostage-taking of Jolo, the civil war in the Philippines and the impending Islamization of Moritz Schwarz
  19. Scholl-Latour advertises "Junge Freiheit" , Der Spiegel , issue 24/2004
  20. Martin Müller-Mertens: Gaullist, politician, adventurer - On the death of Peter Scholl-Latour . Compact website, August 18, 2014; see also Antonie Rietzschel, The Family Conspiracy , Süddeutsche Zeitung online, September 6, 2013
  21. VPRT on the death of its first president Peter Scholl-Latour: A designer and advocate of the dual broadcasting system. ( Memento from June 26, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) VPRT press release from August 17, 2014.
  22. Gregor Gysi and Peter Scholl-Latour - that fits! German-Arab Society May 5, 2014
  23. ^ Obituary of the world from August 16, 2014
  24. Ev. Congregational letter Christ Church St. Ingbert (PDF)
  25. Interview Morgenpost v. June 19, 2011 .
  26. Expert warns of consequences: “Then God have mercy on us” ., August 31, 2013.
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  30. The grave of Peter Scholl-Latour .
  31. Great power yes, world power no . Interview with Junge Freiheit on November 30, 2007.
  32. Aired March 19, 2007.
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  36. Prof. Dr. Peter Scholl-Latour on the website of the Center against Expulsions.
  37. ^ Broadcast Friedman, Hessischer Rundfunk from September 12, 2001.
  38. Phoenix: Unter den Linden. May 7, 2007.
  39. Peter Scholl-Latour, The curse of the evil deed. The Failure of the West in the Orient, Berlin, 4th edition 2015, p. 22
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  41. p. 275.
  42. FOCUS Online: Dubious Ukraine policy of the West: "The guilty verdict was already made". Retrieved March 29, 2020 .
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  54. Federal Academy for Security Policy.
  55. Tariq Ramadan awarded Scholl-Latour the “Dr. Said Ramadan Peace Prize for Dialogue and International Understanding ”. On: , October 20, 2008.
  56. ^ Peter Scholl-Latour: Acceptance speech for the Gerhard Löwenthal Prize. 2008.
  57. press release from September 24, 2015 .
  58. State of North Rhine-Westphalia honors Peter Scholl-Latour with a professorship. RUB press release, October 15, 1999.
  59. Mercator Professorship 2009: Dr. Peter Scholl-Latour. Press release from the University of Duisburg-Essen, November 6, 2009.