SYDNEY (JTA) — Dr. Fredrick Toben, a Holocaust denier living in Australia, was declared bankrupt after a claim against him by a Jewish leader.
The Adelaide-based Toben was declared bankrupt in Federal Magistrates Court on Monday. He has 21 days to appeal.
Toben was ordered last year to pay $175,000 in court costs to Jeremy Jones, a former president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, who filed the claim against him. When Toben failed to pay the court costs, Jones lodged a bankruptcy claim against him.
Despite his financial woes, Toben said on his revisionist Adelaide Institute website that he will “not recant and continues to denounce the Holocaust lies.” The Germany native was jailed in 2009 for contempt of a court order banning him from publishing anti-Semitic material on his website.
Jones said the bankruptcy declaration was an administrative ruling.
“It has nothing to do with the legal or moral argument at all,” Jones said.