Steffen Hupka

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Steffen Hupka 2001 in Leipzig at the history revisionist demonstration "September 1st - then as now: For freedom, peace and self-determination".

Steffen Hupka (born September 21, 1962 in Hanover ) is a German neo-Nazi .


Hupka is a trained carpenter. In 1983 he became a member of the Action Front National Socialists / National Activists (ANS / NA) run by Michael Kühnen and acted as their trainer. After the ANS / NA was banned, he joined the aid organization for national political prisoners and their relatives (HNG) and worked for the Austrian right-wing extremist magazine " Sieg ".

Steffen Hupka became a member of the Nationalist Front (NF) in 1985 . From 1989 he was editor of the NF newsletter "Aufbruch". After the NF was banned in 1992, he worked as a training cadre for the successor organization Social Revolutionary Workers' Front (SrA), which, according to Hupka's ideas, was hierarchically organized in a closed cell system with various front organizations.

At the end of 1993, he continued his right-wing extremist activities in the city triangle Quedlinburg - Halberstadt - Wernigerode ( Saxony-Anhalt ) and moved his residence to Quedlinburg. Here he began to reorganize the local neo-Nazi scene in the Eastern Harz region according to the "cell concept" and to train it through training courses, seminars and military sports exercises . He founded and coordinated the “Independent Working Group” (UAK), which worked closely with the “Harzer Heimatschutzbund” and was networked with other neo-Nazi groups via the “Harz Front”, a “non-partisan” association also controlled by Hupka.

In the following years he appeared nationwide as a speaker at various approved and prohibited neo-Nazi marches or was active as a registrant. 1994 Hupka joined the NPD -Jugendorganisation Young National Democrats a (JN) for which he initially solstice celebrations organized. From May 1996 he was an assessor in the JN federal board as head of the training department.

In 1997 Hupka became NPD state chairman in Saxony-Anhalt. In January 1998 he was accepted into the national board of the NPD, where he took on the role of head of the training department. In March 1998 Steffen Hupka was sentenced to six months imprisonment on probation by the Göttingen regional court for violating the assembly law. The conviction was not an obstacle to being put up as the top candidate for the NPD Saxony-Anhalt for the 1998 federal election . In December 2001 he was expelled from the phase of the ban proceedings for behavior that was harmful to the party.

For May 1, 2006, Hupka and Christian Worch had registered a “star march” in Leipzig . Hupka's participation in the extreme right-wing demonstration in Leipzig led to clashes with leading neo-Nazis in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Thuringia. a. are at odds with Hupka because of debts in connection with the purchase of Trebnitz Castle, and they then registered an alternative event in Magdeburg .

In the summer of 2020, Hupka again made a political appearance by participating in the anti-corona demos and other rallies by the neo-Nazi Sven Liebich from Halle. A short time later, Hupka's property in Hohenthurm was searched as part of a nationwide raid against right-wing terrorist activities. Hupka and other suspects are currently being investigated for violations of the War Weapons Control and Weapons Act (as of July 2020).

Trebnitz Castle

After Steffen Hupka had acquired Trebnitz Castle in the eponymous district of Könnern in the Salzland district (Saxony-Anhalt) through the NPD middleman Uwe Meenen for then 100,000 DM , he wanted to convert it into a "national training center for Central Germany ". The complex of the listed building, built in 1630, comprises 2000 m² of living space and 7000 m² of land. The ballroom on the 1st floor can accommodate 220 people. In addition, seminar rooms, rooms for band rehearsals, a castle museum, overnight accommodation for 48 people, offices and, last but not least, twelve one to three-room apartments were to be built. A beer garden was planned in the castle courtyard and next door a castle restaurant with 50 seats and a "knight's hall" for 60 people for celebrations.

When the roof of the castle burned in April 2003, letters of confession from an unknown anti-fascist group were received in several places. Numerous circumstantial evidence, however, also raised the suspicion among the press and the investigative authorities that Hupka had tried to forestall a necessary renovation of the wood worm-infested roof structure by "hot demolition" and to blame the Antifa in order to kill two birds with one stone .

Hupka had been trying to sell the lock since January 2005 and repeatedly put it up for sale on Ebay at a price of € 235,000.

In 2010, the national democrats Axel Schunk and Thomas Wulff bought the castle in a foreclosure auction for 80,000 euros. According to media reports, the property was up for sale again in 2015.

Journalistic activity

From 1994 to 1996 Hupka was the editor of the right-wing extremist magazine "Umbruch", which mainly dealt with ideological and strategic issues. In 1995, in issue No. 7, he called for the further expansion of right-wing extremist networks. He formulated a tip for people who are still about to choose a career as follows: “Consider training with the armed forces or the police with the aim of acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills in specially qualified special units.” Hupka was from 1995 worked as an author and correspondent for the Berlin-Brandenburger Zeitung and editor of the JN magazine “Einheit und Kampf”.


  • Thomas Grumke, Bernd Wagner, Handbook of Right-Wing Radicalism: People - Organizations - Networks from Neo-Nazism to the Middle of Society , Springer-Verlag 2013; Biography of Steffen Hupka on pages 267 to 269.

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Individual evidence

  1. Thomas Grumke, Bernd Wagner, Handbuch Rechtsradikalismus , Springer-Verlag 2013, p. 267
  2. Money, drugs and weapons confiscated during Nazi raids - also searches of ex-NPD country chief Hupka in Hohenthurm in the Saalekreis - terror central office investigates - illegal arms imports - you are Halle. Retrieved on July 12, 2020 (German).
  3. Tagesschau report: plan for training center failed. Neo-Nazi castle is now on Ebay archive
  4. Jan Wätzold: Trebnitz Castle After fire there are doubts about the trace in the left corner , Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. April 3, 2003. 
  5. Neo-Nazi must sell the castle, taz report from January 12, 2012
  6. ^ Trebnitz Castle - right-wing extremists want to get rid of property . Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, August 6, 2015 (accessed February 5, 2017)
  7. Uwe Backes, Eckhard Jesse, Yearbook Extremism & Democracy , Volume 9, Nomos 1997, p. 167