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February 2, 2013

Basic Law in Hungary guarantees “freedom of expression” except for Holocaust denial

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 7:00 am

Hungary has set a very bad example in making an exception to their Basic Law which guarantees “freedom of expression.”  This could set the stage for making an exception for Holocaust Denial in America’s 1st Amendment right of free speech.

You can read about the Hungarian Jews who were killed in the Holocaust here.

My blog post today is about a news article which you can read here on the hungarianAmbiance.com website.

The first ever criminal conviction was handed down for holocaust denial in Hungary on January 31, 2013. The Hungarian court of appeals affirmed a lower court decision and sentenced software developer György Nagy to one and a half years probation for denying the holocaust.

In addition, the court ordered György Nagy to visit either the Páva street Holocaust Memorial Centre in Budapest or the Auschwitz Memorial Center in Poland or the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem at least three times and describe his thoughts on the visits in an essay.

The lower court had sentenced György Nagy to one and a half years probation and had ordered his supervision for denying the holocaust on June 12, 2012.

Nagy had been taken into custody on October 23, 2011, during a demonstration, as he was holding up a sign in Hebrew that said “The Shoah did not happen.”

During court proceedings, Nagy signed court documents in the ancient Hungarian Rovas script rather than using Latin letters claiming that he had the constitutional right to use his mother tongue.

Nagy and his lawyer have questioned the legal basis of the sentence claiming that criminalizing the denial of the holocaust is contrary to the Basic Law. The court however, stated that in certain cases to protect human dignity the freedom of expression law can be overruled.

So what happens if György Nagy visits one of these “Holocaust Memorial Centers” and writes an essay in which he points out the errors and inconsistencies found there.  For example, if he chooses to visit the “Auschwitz Memorial Center in Poland,” what happens if he points out, in his essay, that the so-called “gas chamber” in the main Auschwitz camp could not possibly have been a real “gas chamber.”  The Auschwitz “gas chamber” is a reconstruction of an alleged “gas chamber” in the morgue of the crematorium.

You can read about the Auschwitz “gas chamber” and see photos of it on my website here.

6 Comments

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    Comment by exteen.com — April 8, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

  2. Mr.György Nagy could devote his essay to the harrowing story of Iby Knill.

    When arriving at Auschwitz, she locked hands with friends and defiantly passed in front of Mengele, standing by the infamous ARBEIT MACHT FREI gate.

    Of course, she kept her horrific story secret for 60 years and only recently recalled how she barely escaped being transformed into a soap or a lampshade.

    By the way, those evil Germans forgot to tattoo her, because there were so many of us.

    Comment by Eager For Answers — February 3, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    • The reason that she was not tattooed is because she was chosen to work. Auschwitz was a transit camp, as well as a “death camp,” and those who were sent out to work were not tattooed because there was no need for them to have an Auschwitz ID number. Those who were selected for the “gas chamber” were also not tattooed because it was not necessary to identify their bodies after their death.

      This means that anyone can claim to be a Holocaust survivor, even if they don’t have a tattoo, nor any record of having been at Auschwitz. This woman’s story reminds me of the story of Irene Zisblatt, which you can read on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/IreneZisblatt.html

      Comment by furtherglory — February 4, 2013 @ 10:16 am

  3. Can he opt for three trips to Jerusalem at the expense of Hungarian tax payers?

    Hungarians had their private pensions nationalised in 2010; they now rely on their heavily indebted government for access to their life savings.
    http://www.moneyweek.com/endofbritain
    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/653319d0-944c-11e1-bb0d-00144feab49a.html#axzz2JqdK5v3a

    So paying for some bloke to visit Israel, will surely not even raise a murmur.

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — February 3, 2013 @ 6:57 am

  4. If György Nagy writes a negative report or expresses having critical or hostile thoughts during his Holo museum visit, he will probably have to serve the time of his “suspended sentence.” So this is intended as forced thought control. Really vile.

    Comment by Carolyn Yeager — February 2, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    • If this is happening in Hungary, can America be far behind? György Nagy might opt to write a true report on his Museum visit and serve out his time, in order to make a statement of protest. He is already getting international attention.

      Comment by furtherglory — February 3, 2013 @ 8:28 am


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