This quote is from a news article, which you can read in full here:
BERLIN – An 87-year-old German woman who is a prominent neo-Nazi has been convicted of Holocaust denial and sentenced to 10 months in prison.
Bild newspaper reported Friday that Ursula Haverbeck says she will appeal Thursday’s Hamburg state court verdict.
Haverbeck was charged earlier this year after giving an interview outside the trial of former SS Sgt. Oskar Groening claiming Auschwitz wasn’t a death camp.
When she challenged the presiding judge in Hamburg to prove it was, Bild reports that he said he wouldn’t debate someone who “can’t accept any facts,” adding “I also don’t have to prove to you the world is round.”
Groening, who gave lengthy testimony on how the death camp functioned, was convicted of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for the Jews killed while he was there.
What is wrong with this woman? She is 87 years old, living in Germany, and she doesn’t know that it is as sure that the Auschwitz was a death camp, as it is sure that the earth is round.
Ursula is a harmless old lady, who looks like a nun. She should be allowed to say whatever she wants. What’s the harm?
The news article says that Haverbeck claimed that the Auschwitz camp was not a death camp. Actually, that is correct. Auschwitz (the main camp) was not a death camp; the death camp was Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Auschwitz main camp had a gas chamber but it was unworkable.
You can read about the alleged gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.html
Ursula should demand that the judge go to the Auschwitz main camp, put some live animals into the gas chamber and gas them with Zyklon-B pellets thrown through the holes on the roof.
The door into the oven room, that is right next to the Auschwitz gas chamber, has been removed so that tourists can enter from the oven room and proceed into the gas chamber. That opening would have to be closed up, if the alleged gas chamber is tested.
Actually, nothing has to be proved by the prosecution in a German trial of a Holocaust denier. The Germans have a long word, which I can’t remember, which means that the Holocaust is a fact that does not have to be proved.
Note that the building in the photo above is the Lueneburg courthouse where the trial of the Bergen-Belsen war criminals was held after World War II.
The moral of this story is the following: Don’t open your mouth and start denying the Holocaust in front of a courthouse where war criminals have been historically tried and automatically convicted. In fact, don’t speak about the Holocaust at all when you are in Germany which is not a free country.