Published on the 17th of October 2017 in The New York Post
Ursula Haverbeck, 88, was sentenced by a Berlin court Monday for claiming during a public event in January 2016 that gas chambers in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp “were not real.”
She also disputed the fact that 1.1 million people were killed at the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, Agence France-Presse reported.
The court in Berlin found Haverbeck guilty after examining a short video of her speech in which she claimed that she was citing a book, not expressing her own views.
Denying the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were slaughtered, is a crime in Germany because it constitutes incitement of racial hatred. The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison.
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