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October 28, 2017

Note to readers of my blog in Germany

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 11:36 am

Dear readers of my blog in Germany: Everything that I write on my blog is against the law in Germany.

It is O.K. for American soldiers who are stationed in Germany to read my blog, because German laws do not apply to them.

However, German citizens in Germany are in danger of going to prison if they are caught reading what I write.

Read this article which explains the laws in Germany: https://smartergerman.com/german-politics/holocaust-denial-crime-germany/

The following quote is from the article

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In today’s Germany the outright denial and even the trivialization of the Holocaust in public is a federal crime, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Why is that? And since when do these legal provisions exist?

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The Jews are back in Germany, and the Jews rule. So don’t go denying the Holocaust in Germany.

The following quote is also from the article:

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History of laws againgst Holocaust denial

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that in 1960 the first law against Holocaust denial was passed as a reaction to the re-emerging anti-Semitism in German society: On Christmas Eve 1959, just a couple of months after its widely celebrated re-opening, the synagogue in Cologne was besmeared with swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs by two members of a right-extremist party.

In the following months an entire wave of anti-Semitic acts swept over Germany. The administration of chancellor Konrad Adenauer (CDU: Christian Democratic Union) saw itself under considerable pressure to act and therefore decided to pass a law against ‘incitement’ (Volksverhetzung). The purpose of this law was to, among other things, make the denial of Nazi crimes against Jews a crime.

The mind-set of the deniers was seen as the foundational myth of new forms of anti-Semitism that focused on the state of Israel and its alleged moral blackmailing of the German state based on the – in the eyes of these anti-Semites – ‘historical lie’ of the Holocaust.

Once passed however, the law was never really used to sentence Holocaust deniers as the judicial qualifications necessary for a conviction were set very high. Furthermore, the German judicial system was still full of officials who started their careers in the Third Reich and in most cases were not willing to really confront their, and their country’s past.

That does not necessarily mean that they still held on to their old beliefs – even though that could be found too – but they were very reluctant to address the topic of Vergangenheitsbewältigung (the process of coming to terms with one’s past) and therefor bring charges against Holocaust deniers.

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2 Comments »

  1. The quoted article states: “therefore decided to pass a law against ‘incitement’ (Volksverhetzung). The purpose of this law was to, among other things, make the denial of Nazi crimes against Jews a crime. The mind-set of the deniers was seen as the foundational myth of new forms of anti-Semitism that focused on the state of Israel”

    If “Holocaust denial” is incitement against the Jews and the state of Israel, wouldn’t it be logical to infer that the “Holocaust” is in fact just a political-historical myth intended to prevent any criticism against Jewish hegemony (as well as its twin brother – Globalism) and the state of Israel’s aggressiveness and brutality? The official and unofficial/tacit prohibition of any adversarial debate and wide media exposure of dissenting views on this topic throughout the entire world, suggests that the answer is “Yes!”…

    Comment by hermie — October 28, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

  2. Questioning the Holocaust should not be an issue for the courts. What we have here are the courts are making laws on what history is or should be taught and that is the wrong thing to do they have no business doing it.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — October 28, 2017 @ 1:20 pm


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