memoriam: Dr Frits Bernard, †
fortnight after entering the intensive care section hospital, Frits Bernard has
died. He had suddenly problems with his throat and a double pneumonia. He was
August 28, 1920
. Frits was active in Ipce,
the German AHS, the Dutch NVSH, and other forums. He was the founding father of
the Dutch pedophile groups and a pioneer in research about this topic.
His knowledge of languages was enormous. He has travelled a lot and has
written masses of articles and several books in several languages. We have known
him as a nice, gentle, quiet man, open for lots of people. We highly regret his
sudden death. We may thank Frits for all his work and his heritage.
We do have a heritage: his written work. Have a look at
< http://www.ipce.info/booksreborn/bernard/publications.htm > and you will
see an impressing long list. By going to < http://www.ipce.info/ipceweb/Library/reg_b.htm
> and scrolling to > Bernard, you will see what is readable in Ipce’s
library and host room.
Newsletter # E 20.
means “Electronic”, so we have # 20 of the electronic Newsletters here. As
said earlier, this Newsletter, available on paper, is a service for those who
have no access to the Internet. The ‘real’ newsletter is the section
“New” on the Ipce web site.
As Ipce’s secretary and webmaster, I have to apologize that there was a
long time no Newsletter and no update of the web site. This is because lack of
time because I am active in several organizations, and a series of heavy
computer problems I have had in 2006. A series of second-hand computers followed
each other and they all totally crashed. Ultimately, I have bought a new one and
started with lots of delay of work to do. Especially writing and translating two
long articles, presented at a congress in
and to present at Ipce’s
coming meeting, and in the next Newsletter, asked lots of time.
After Ipce’s annual meeting, which will be soon, I will make the next
Newsletter with the report of the meeting as soon as possible, and I will
provide an extensive update of the web site.
This Newsletter has a quite dejected undertone or atmosphere. Starting
with an “In Memoriam”, goes on
with two Statements. Statements are short essays written by Ipce members, with
which e suppose, without a vote or so, that most Ipce members will agree.
The articles section starts with a long article analyzing the scapegoating
process going on now since many years, followed by a long list of Absurdities,
press clippings, gathered by Ipce members. It is all “Sex Offenders”, we
hear. Well, let us list some myths and facts about them, written by Officials of
the US Department of Justice.
We end with a review, translated from Danish, about a new book, Women
and Men, an epoch-making book by
Copenhagen Professor Henning
. New ways of thinking? Well,
that’s just what we need. As usual, a documentation list closes this
Ipce’s secretary & webmaster