Holocaust denial

Channel 4 buys Hitler's hair from David Irving for £3,000

By Sandy Rashty, March 24, 2014

Channel 4 has defended its decision to buy a lock of Hitler’s hair from Holocaust-denier David Irving.

Television executives said paying £3,000 was justified on scientific grounds.

The hair will be tested on the channel “Dead Famous DNA” programme which will be broadcast this week.


Irving back in UK to absolve Himmler

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 23, 2013

A speaking tour of the UK by Holocaust-denying historian David Irving faces widespread disruption forcing launches of his new book about SS head Heinrich Himmler to be held in secret.


Ahmadinejad: my main achievement was Holocaust denial

By Zoe Winograd, July 9, 2013

Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has celebrated his own presidency for having led the world in Holocaust denial.

In his farewell speech on Sunday, Mr Ahmadinejad said: “That [Holocaust denial] was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard… We put it forward at the global level. That broke the spine of the Western capitalist regime.”


Ukip suspends candidate over Holocaust comments

By Marcus Dysch, April 25, 2013

Ukip has suspended a local election candidate over comments attributed to her which attacked Zionists and accused Jews of engineering the Second World War.

Comments appeared on Facebook in the name of Anna-Marie Crampton encouraging followers to "read the Protocols of Zion, all you need to know is in there and it's in their own words".


Hungary court orders denier to visit Auschwitz

By Nissan Tzur, February 7, 2013

A court in Hungary has handed a Holocaust-denier an unconventional punishment.

Gyorgy Nagy, 42, was ordered to visit either Hungary’s Holocaust memorial centre, Auschwitz or Yad Vashem in Israel.


Bishop convicted for Holocaust denial

By Sandy Rashty, January 17, 2013

A British bishop has been fined around £1500 for denying the Holocaust.

Richard Williamson, 72, was convicted of incitement on Wednesday after he denied the Holocaust during a television interview in 2008.

According to the report on Dpa news, Mr Williamson told a Swedish TV station, based in Germany, that Jews were not killed in gas chambers during the Second World War.


Australian Holocaust denier's defamation case fails

By Dan Goldberg, November 8, 2012

An Australian judge has thrown out a defamation case by a convicted Holocaust denier against a Jewish leader.

Federal Court judge David Yates ruled against Adelaide’s Fredrick Toben last week in the case he brought against Jeremy Jones, a former president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.


Catholic group expels Holocaust denier, Bishop Williamson

November 1, 2012

Holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson has been expelled from the niche Catholic group of which he was a leading member.

The Society of St Pius X (SSPX) said that it took the step because Bishop Williamson had “distanced himself from the management and the government of the SSPX for several years” and for “refusing to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors”.


Holocaust denying Bishop banned from Catholic group

By Sahar Zivan, October 24, 2012

Holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson has been expelled from the niche Catholic group of which he was a leading member.


Estonian company apologises over Auschwitz gas advert

By Gemma Goodman, August 30, 2012

The Estonian GasTerm Eesti company has apologised after using an image of the iconic gates of Auschwitz to advertise the firm’s gas and heating services.

The photograph of the infamous inscription "Arbeit macht frel," or "work makes you free" appeared on GasTerm’s website on August 23 with the caption "gas heating – flexible, convenient and effective "