Prominent German neo-Nazi convicted of Holocaust denial
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Prominent German neo-Nazi convicted of Holocaust denial

87-year-old Ursula Haverbeck says Auschwitz was only a labor camp and calls its survivors ‘alleged witnesses’

German Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck speaks during an interview in 2014 (screen capture: YouTube)
German Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck speaks during an interview in 2014 (screen capture: YouTube)

BERLIN — A prominent German neo-Nazi has again been convicted of Holocaust denial and sentenced to eight months in prison.

The Detmold state court said Friday that 87-year-old Ursula Haverbeck said she plans to appeal the decision.

Haverbeck wrote a February letter to the mayor of Detmold when a former Auschwitz guard was going on trial there, claiming the notorious Nazi death camp was only a labor camp, and called survivors “alleged witnesses.”

Haverbeck was most recently convicted of Holocaust denial in 2015 for a similar statement in an interview outside the trial of another former Auschwitz guard in Lueneburg.

She was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment in that case but remains free as her appeal is heard.

Both guards were convicted of multiple counts of accessory to murder and are appealing.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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