A German man who published works such as “The Hitler We Loved And Why” and “Did Six Million Really Die?” has been convicted by a court of denying the Holocaust. 67-year old Ernst Zuendel ran a website and published written material that claimed Nazi Germany did not kill six million Jews before and during World War Two. He has also campaigned to ban the film ‘Schindler’s List’ in Canada.
Pleading not guilty to charges of inciting racial hatred, Zuendel claimed he was exercising his right to free speech. But Germany bans denial of the Holocaust and the Mannheim court passed the maximum sentence available of five years in prison. Berlin is hoping to use its current presidency of the EU to make Holocaust denial illegal across Europe.