An 88-year old Nazi Holocaust denier has been jailed.
The pensioner known as the ‘Nazi Grandma’ was given the sentence after denying that there were any gas chambers at Auschwitz and claiming that no-one was killed.
Ursula Haverbeck is a well known Holocaust denier and this is not the first time she has been arrested, or indeed convicted for her hate crimes.
She is already set to stand trial in Detmold next month for similar crimes she committed last September. She was given an eight month sentence for spouting anti-Semitic abuse but she appealed the conviction.
In this instance the conviction was regarding a letter that she wrote to Detmold’s mayor where she tried to claim that Auschwitz was a ‘plain labour camp’ which coincided with the trying of a former SS guard for his part in Hitler’s killer regime.
Haverbeck has already lost one trial this year, in August she failed to persuade the courts to overturn her 10 month sentence, which in turn increased in to two years without parole.
Denying the Holocaust is a serious crime, along with approving or downplaying it, and inciting racial hatred towards the victims and the families. This stance shows the desperation of people and places associated with the Holocaust to try and form any kind of reparation where they can.
The cases concerning Haverbeck are still pending, so a date for her jail time is yet to be set.
But it can be assured that the sentences given to this elderly hate-monger will not be mitigated in any way due to her age.
A lesson for any other Holocaust deniers who will no doubt be following the case.
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