I previously wrote about Sylvia Stoltz in a blog post with the title Witch trials in Germany — yesterday and today.
In Germany, Holocaust denial is called Volksverhetzung which, in English, means “Incitement of the Masses” God forbid that anyone should incite the masses in Germany, which might result in the extermination of 6 million more Jews.
Today, I read a news story with the headline:
German Ex-Lawyer Convicted of Holocaust Denial in Munich
A former German attorney with well-known links to the far right has been convicted of Holocaust denial and sentenced to 20 months in prison.
Munich state court spokeswoman Andrea Titz said 51-year-old Sylvia Stolz was convicted of inciting racial hatred for denying the Holocaust in a 2012 speech. She argued during her trial that she was exercising her right to free speech.
Stolz already served time for Holocaust denial after a 2008 conviction related to her defense of notorious Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, who was convicted himself of the crime in Mannheim in 2007.
Zundel’s initial Mannheim trial collapsed after Stolz was banned from the proceedings on grounds she was trying to sabotage them. During the trial, she repeatedly denied the Holocaust and ended a legal document with “Heil Hitler.”
Look up the word “Stolz” on google translate and you will learn that it means “proud” in English. Sylvia Stolz is not only a proud German woman, she is also very brave. She has literally given up her career as a lawyer to defend Holocaust deniers in Germany.
Correct me if I am wrong, but as I recall, Sylvia Stolz also defended Germar Rudolf in court in Germany.
Holocaust denial is now a crime in 19 countries, but people still continue to deny the Holocaust. Strangely, no one has ever been able to prove the Holocaust to the satisfaction of the deniers.