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February 25, 2015

Former attorney Sylvia Stoltz convicted yet again of Holocaust denial

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:34 am
Sylvia Stolz, former German lawyer, convicted of Holocaust denial

Sylvia Stolz, former German lawyer, convicted of Holocaust denial

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.”

Sylvia Stolz

Sylvia Stolz

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.

 

21 Comments »

  1. Here is what she’s been convicted for. She didn’t “deny the Holocaust”, but the judge concludes that’s what she tried by implication (because she was talking about how the trials work):
    https://archive.org/details/SylviaStolzJuristischesZurVerfolgungVonHolocaustRevisionistenVortragBeiAntiZensurKoalition

    Comment by Andreas Meyer — March 4, 2015 @ 1:58 am

  2. You write: “Strangely, no one has ever been able to prove the Holocaust to the satisfaction of the deniers.” I don’t find that “strange” at all. Einstein is said to have once remarked, “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Heck, there are still folks who’ll argue that there were never space flights to the moon…and, you’ll never convince them either. All sorts of conspiracy fruitcakes out there. There will always be folks who deny the Holocaust, stupid as that is. Generally, stupidity as such isn’t regarded as a crime, however. In this case it is by a number of nations, in view of the unimaginable evil that is being denied.

    Comment by georgegarin — February 27, 2015 @ 9:08 am

    • I have written extensively about the “Dachau Massacre” both on my website scrapbookpages.com and about Howard Buechner on my blog at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/howard-buechner/

      I see that you have also written about Dachau on your blog. You wrote that you were preparing to write a book about the Dachau Massacre. Has the book been published?

      Comment by furtherglory — February 27, 2015 @ 9:53 am

      • Hi….Yes, I’ve read what you’ve written, both on the website and blog. I think I first came across your contributions a couple of years ago when I was initially researching the events of April 29, 1945. Lots of great information, though some is questionable. My little book? Not quite done yet, but should be out in early April. I doubt I’d use the term “Dachau Massacre” other than in a sense to dispute/disprove the claims by such untrustworthy source such as Buechner as to what occurred that day in terms of the number of SS folks killed, etc.

        Comment by georgegarin — February 28, 2015 @ 12:25 pm

    • I don’t think that “Holocaust deniers” are stupid. Just the opposite. I think that Carlo Mattogno and Germar Rudolf both have a genius IQ, as indicated by their writing. They are two of the best of the Holocaust deniers.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Mattogno

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germar_Rudolf

      Comment by furtherglory — February 27, 2015 @ 10:12 am

      • Well, we’ll have to agree to disagree I suppose. Lots of folks are “intelligent” in some things, while quite misguided in others. Holocaust denial? Not an option for me. I tend to place such folks in a category analogous to, say, the Christian folks who promulgate “Creationism.” You can’t ever convince “Creationists” either, no matter what historical or scientific evidence one might offer. The IHR group? They have no status whatsoever in generally accepted academic historical circles. One may dispute certain aspects, figures, whatever of the Holocaust in general (for example, how many folks actually died at a camp or via the Einsatzgruppen), but the general reality of an intentional program to eliminate certain groups in a brutal manner is indisputable.

        Comment by georgegarin — February 28, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

        • ” They have no status whatsoever in generally accepted academic historical circles.” – Talking about stupid, arguing with people’s status, qualifications or reputation in certain circles is.

          Comment by Andreas Meyer — March 4, 2015 @ 1:55 am

    • You can read the sad, but true, story of the arrest and imprisonment of Germar Rudolf in America at http://inconvenienthistory.com/archive/2012/volume_4/number_3/a_revisionist_in_prison.php

      Comment by furtherglory — February 27, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    • The conspiracy theory is actually the Holocaust. “Nazi Germans conspired to exterminate all Jews!” Evidence? “It was secret and the Nazi Germans made all the evidence vanish!”. Essentially that is how conspiracy work, secret plan to do something, when the theorist is asked for evidence, they reply that the conspirators covered their tracks.

      Comment by Andreas Meyer — March 4, 2015 @ 1:52 am

      • Hmmm….wasn’t much of a secret given the public proclamations, laws, threats. Yes, there was a great deal of effort expended to wipe out the evidence. Still, enough evidence survived to come to the correct conclusion, whether the Wannsee Minutes, Himmler’s talk at Posen, the testimony of many at the various trials (including Eichmann), etc. Not all Nazis conspired to this end, true. But, many did.

        Comment by georgegarin — March 4, 2015 @ 5:45 am

        • I followed the link to your wordpress blog and read the promo for your book. Has the book been published yet? On your blog, you started off by writing that American soldiers liberated the Dachau camp. Yes, the camp was “liberated” after Heinrich Wicker, the man who surrendered the camp, was murdered by the Americans. I wrote about Heinrich Wicker on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/Wicker.html

          Comment by furtherglory — March 4, 2015 @ 7:24 am

          • True, Wicker surrendered the camp (accompanied by the Red Cross Rep) to General Linden of the 42nd. That was, however, subsequent to the entry into the SS Kaserne part by Co. I of the 157th Inf. Regiment of the 45th Division who, at that point, knew nothing of the coming surrender of the camp. As to Wicker’s fate….sadly, he probably was killed that day. Lots of great info on your page. I see you also corresponded with Art Lee. Know a few folks who worked/researched together with him back in the 80s and 90s. So, yes, it was the intention of the SS to surrender the camp. But, one can also speak of “liberation” in reference to the troops of the 45th and 42nd who accepted the surrender, thereby liberating the camp. And, no book yet….book will appear in April.

            Comment by georgegarin — March 4, 2015 @ 1:13 pm

            • I wrote, at length, about the liberation of Dachau on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/LiberationDay.html

              There was an SS Kaserne next door to the Dachau concentration camp, but there were also SS soldiers who had been sent from the battle field to surrender the camp. Soldiers in the 45th division entered the SS Kaserne BEFORE they saw the concentration camp, which was next door. They proceed to kill the SS men AFTER they had surrendered. The truth about the surrender of the Dachau camp was kept secret for OVER 40 YEARS. No one was ever put on trial for this war crime.

              Comment by furtherglory — March 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

              • Yes….have greatly appreciated all the research/writing you’ve done about the events of that day. And, yes, war crimes were committed that day by folks with the 45th (Walsh, etc.) and probably also by Wells of the 42nd, crimes for which they were never held accountable. Know all about the path the 45th took, etc. A good friend of mine was engaged back in the late 80s and early 90s by Sparks to research all the Army documents at NARA. I’m using his research a great deal, as have others who’ve written about that day. He was one of the first who laid eyes on the long “lost” IG report in 1991 when it finally surfaced. It had been sought after/requested many times down the years and was thought forever lost until one of the NARA archivists was able to locate it. Actually, I’m also planning to include in footnotes some links to what you’ve posted online, for I highly value all the work you’ve done! Know the layout of the camp, SS Kaserne, etc. well. First visit was in 1965 as an Army brat to the Memorial. Dad was stationed at the SS part from 1966-68 when it was known as the American Eastman Barracks, so I was there on occasion also, including at events put on by the American Rod and Gun Club, which used the property. My brother used to go fishing in the Wurm Canal, which was part of the club.

                Comment by georgegarin — March 7, 2015 @ 7:23 am

                • Also, I’m pretty sure you know the site, but just in case….The Third Reich in Ruins website had a number of great pics of the camp, Kaserne…then and now, etc. Let me go find the link…here you go: http://www.thirdreichruins.com/dachau.htm

                  Comment by georgegarin — March 7, 2015 @ 7:25 am

                • I am familiar with this website; it was started around the same time that I started my scrapbookpages website.

                  Comment by furtherglory — March 8, 2015 @ 11:30 am

        • The “Wannsee Minutes” were not found until 1947. Were these the actual minutes of the meeting or fake minutes produced two years after the end of World War II?

          I wrote about the Wannsee conference on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/EasternGermany/Wannsee/index.html

          Comment by furtherglory — March 4, 2015 @ 8:46 am

          • Read what you wrote about Wannsee. You include Eichmann’s trial testimony. I note he didn’t attempt to claim they were falsified and admitted that extermination (killing) was discussed afterwards without using the euphemisms during the meeting itself. I have no doubt the minutes are authentic, else Eichmann would have disputed them at his trial.

            Comment by georgegarin — March 4, 2015 @ 1:02 pm

  3. Do you have an address where persons who would like to send a postcard of support can contact her? Instead of just sitting in front of a monitor being continually outraged by the ever more Draconian laws against free historical inquiry and free speech in Germany and the Eurosphere, why not let these prisoners of conscience (which Amnesty International has turned its back on) know that their struggle for the truth hasn’t gone unnoticed or forgotten.
    Wolfgang FRÖHLICH -JVA Stein – Steiner Landstr 4 – A-3504 Kreims-Stein / Wachau – NO – AUSTRIA

    Horst MAHLER – Anton Saefkow Allee 22 – D-14772 Brandenburg /Havel – GERMANY

    Axel Möller – JVA Bützow – Kühlungsborner Str. 29a – D-18246 Bützow – GERMANY

    Gerhard Ittner – JVA St. Georgen – Markgrafenallee 49 – D-95448 Bayreuth – GERMANY

    Vincent Reynouard -c/o Siegfried Verbeke, Italiëlei 203b, B-2000 ANTWERPEN – BELGIUM

    Comment by who dares wings — February 25, 2015 @ 11:47 am

  4. She hasn’t just given up her CAREER. It would seem she has done, and continues to do, hard time for her bravery. I’d say what she’s given up is more like her LIFE – forget the CAREER.

    Maybe she’s a jailhouse lawyer…

    Comment by Jett Rucker — February 25, 2015 @ 10:14 am

  5. Sylvia Stolz is not only a proud German woman, she is also very brave.

    I agree she has guts. And it is just disgraceful some countries have declared the ‘Holocaust’ to be some kind of state religion, one where no heresy is tolerated. The sad thing is, in Germany there is no difference between ‘left’ and ‘right’ on this issue (on many others as well).

    …and ended a legal document with “Heil Hitler.”

    But she is also a little bit stupid, and unnecessarily provocative. There is no good reason to put “Heil Hitler” on a document — what purpose does it serve? Does it help to point out the abominable nature of laws against ‘denying the Holocaust’?

    Comment by eah — February 25, 2015 @ 9:52 am


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