German pensioners sentenced for Holocaust denial





An 81-year-old German woman is to serve a six-month suspended sentence after being convicted of denying the Holocaust, a district court in Munich said Wednesday.
The woman, a former chairwoman of the outlawed far-right group Collegium Humanum, admitted to distributing pamphlets containing Holocaust-denying material in schools.

A 91-year-old man was also convicted by the court of aiding and abetting Holocaust denial, as he had allowed the material to be distributed with his name as the publisher.

Holocaust denial, or the calling into question the historical event of the murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazi regime under Adolf Hitler, is a crime in Germany punished under laws governing incitement....


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