The Trial of Germar Rudolf in Mannheim District Court

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Day 12, 15 March 2007

 

Media Comment

 

German court jails Holocaust denier
 

MANNHEIM (AFP-EJP )--- A German court on Thursday sentenced 42-year-old Holocaust denier Germar Rudolf to two and a half years in prison for inciting racial hatred.

The court in Mannheim in southern Germany found that Rudolf had contested the murder of six million Jews in Europe during World War II in propaganda on the Internet and in various publications.

Rudolf described the Holocaust as "a gigantic fraud" at the start of his trial.

He said that he had found no evidence that the gas chambers used to kill hundreds of thousands of Jews ever existed.

 

A trained chemist who once worked at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Rudolf has published pseudo-scientific claims that it was impossible that Zyklon-B poison was used in the gas chambers at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp.

 

Rudolf fled Germany in 1995 after a court handed him a suspended sentence of 14 months for whipping up anti-Semitic sentiment and went to live in the United States.

In November 2005, he was extradited to stand trial in Germany where he was charged with incitement to racial hatred.

 

His conviction follows that of neo-Nazi "historian" Ernst Zündel, one of the leading figures in the Holocaust denial movement, also in Mannheim last February.

Zündel was jailed for five years, the maximum sentence for Holocaust denial in Germany, for his books and websites which contained fulsome praise of Adolf Hitler and abuse towards Jews.

 

 

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[Fredrick Töben comments:  - Fabricating a LIE - Deutsche Welle editorializes thus with a caption next to a photo of the Birkenau gates:

 

"Rudolf said he had found no evidence that camps like Auschwitz ever existed"

 

Germar Rudolf never denied the existence of Auschwitz! The absurdity of this statement indicates that whoever wrote the article is morally and intellectually bankrupt.

Notice also, with Germar Rudolf it is inciting racial hatred and with Ernst Zündel it is Holocaust denial!]

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Holocaust | 16.03.2007
German Holocaust Denier Imprisoned for Inciting Racial Hatred

Deutsche Welle

Rudolf said he had found no evidence that camps like Auschwitz ever existed

 

A German court sentenced Holocaust denier Germar Rudolf to two and a half years in prison for inciting racial hatred in publications and Web sites which "systematically" called into question the Nazi genocide.

 

The court in Mannheim in southern Germany on Thursday found that Rudolf, 42, had contested the murder of six million Jews in Europe during World War II in propaganda on the Internet and in various publications.

 

Rudolf, a trained chemist who once worked at the renowned Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, described the Holocaust as "a gigantic fraud" during his trial. He published pseudo-scientific claims that it was impossible that Zyklon-B poison was used in the gas chambers at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp.

 

He also said that he had found no evidence that the gas chambers used to kill hundreds of thousands of Jews ever existed.

 

Rudolf's defense team Sylvia Stolz and NPD lawyer Horst Mahler

 

Deportation after escape to US

 

Rudolf fled from Germany to the United States in 1995 after a court handed him a suspended sentence of 14 months for whipping up anti-Semitic sentiment.

 

He applied for political asylum in the US in 2000, but was rejected. He was deported in 2005 to serve the 1995 sentence. Rudolf was arrested when he appeared at an immigration office in Chicago to apply for a green card based on his marriage to a US citizen.

 

He was charged again in April 2006 with "systematically" denying or playing down the Nazi genocide of Europe's Jews in documents and on the Internet and of stirring anti-Semitic hatred.

 

"He presented the Holocaust as invention," prosecutor Andreas Grossmann told the court in his closing speech.  

 

Conviction follows that of associate Zündel

 

Rudolf's conviction follows that of neo-Nazi "historian" Ernst Zündel, one of the leading figures in the Holocaust denial movement and an acquaintance of Rudolf's, in February.

 

Zündel was jailed for five years in jail for his books and Web sites which contained fulsome praise of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and abuse towards Jews.

 

Zündel got five years for Holocaust denial

 

 

 

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New Jewish museum opens in Munich

Updated: 22/Mar/2007 17:59

MUNICH (EJP)---The southern German city of Munich inaugurated a new Jewish museum on Thursday, almost 70 years since the Nazis’ crackdown on Jews. Was taken to a new level in the city.  - more

 

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Revisionist Germar Rudolf sentenced to 30 months prison

Germar Rudolf sentenced 2 & 1/2 years

Inspiring words from Dr.Töben after Germar sentence of 2 & 1/2 years

 

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