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CODOH News items have been written and edited by numerous individuals over the years, mostly unpaid volunteers driven by idealism. We do not normally list them as authors of the pertinent News item, but they may be listed in each item's "Contributions" entry in the "Meta Information" table at the end of each entry.


"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell An outspoken German Nationalist was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison without parole for "denying" the Holocaust. Manfred Roeder, 70, was sentenced for having referred to the Holocaust as "humbug" during an August 1998 election rally in the eastern …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A professor of history was put on trial for having written a book that calls into question the theory that the Nazis had developed a systematic plan to exterminate the Jews of Europe. Dariusz Ratajczak, 37, argued that he was …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Dr. Fredrick Töben, Director of the Adelaide Institute was arrested and imprisoned in Mannheim, Germany on Thursday, April 8, 1999 on the charge of "defaming the memory of the dead." Current German law allows for the suppression of freedom of …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Because she helped translate three reference articles published in The Journal of Historical Review, a long-time executive of the German National Tourist Office in New York has been dismissed. Michael Kranefeld, Regional Manager of the Office, announced on May 9 …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A Karlsruhe court under Judge Eva-Marie Wollentin on April 21 sentenced Guenter Deckert, former school teacher and chairman of the right-wing National Party of Germany (NPD), to two years jail for interpreting at the meeting at which American execution-technology consultant …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell In February 1995, thousands of copies of a revisionist work detailing postwar Jewish crimes against Germans were destroyed, following bitter attacks by Germany's cultural establishment. The book, "An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell One of Japan's most prestigious publishers has buckled under pressure from the Holocaust Lobby and pulled the February issue of its Marco Polo magazine – a 200,000 circulation monthly of news and opinion – from newsstands barely a week after …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Scarcely had new U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich appointed a new House historian, Christina Jeffrey, 47, than she was fired on January 9. Her crime? Even-handedness. It seems that back in 1986, when she was called upon to …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell On October 13, at the University of California at Berkeley, the university chancellor cancelled a hall contract for British historian David Irving. It was claimed that the last minute cancellation was due to insufficient security resources. The organizers of Mr. …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A professor of sociology is facing a bias charge for taking issue with a work of fiction. Clyde Magarelli, a professor at William Patterson College disagreed with the premise of Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler's List. Professor Magarelli told his class …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., the American execution hardware specialist who insists that claims of wartime mass gassings at Auschwitz are not true, was arrested in Cologne, Germany, on October 28, half an hour before his scheduled appearance on a television …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell David Willcox was among the protesters when the Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated. He waved a Palestinian flag. "I thought that somehow that day we had to make a presence for the Palestinians," he said. Later that day he was …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A German court has sentenced Otto-Ernst Remer, an 80-year-old retired army general, to 22 months imprisonment for publishing articles disputing wartime mass killings at Auschwitz in gas chambers. On October 22, 1992, a criminal court in Schweinfurt found Remer guilty …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell The latest effort by revisionists to foster open debate on the holocaust issue over a computer network "bulletin board system" (BBS) has been closed down by network censors after just three weeks. On September 9, 1992, the GE-nie computer network …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell British historian David Irving was fined 10,000 marks ($6,000) by a German court May 5 for public statements denouncing stories of mass exterminations of Jews in gas chambers at Auschwitz as a myth. Munich district court judge Thomas Stelzner ruled …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Austrian Revisionist publisher Gerd Honsik has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for 14 breaches of a law against "neo-Nazi" activities that makes it a crime to deny crimes allegedly committed by the Hitler regime. Honsik, 51, had written in …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell On April 10, the appeals court in Caen (Normandy) upheld convictions against Vincent Reynouard, a 23-year-old chemical engineer, and Remi Pontier, an information engineer, for distributing leaflets and stickers that question the existence of extermination gas chambers in Third Reich …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Thugs violently broke up a panel discussion at the University of California at Los Angeles, January 22, which had been called to debate the refusal of the student paper to publish Bradley Smith's advertisement on the Holocaust issue. A young …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell American gas chamber expert Fred A. Leuchter Jr. was detained by British police at a private meeting in London on November 15, and held illegally overnight in a cold cell before being kicked out of the country. Leuchter and his …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Members of the German military who dispute the "official" Holocaust story are now liable for dishonorable discharge, Germany's Federal Administrative Court recently ruled. Such views constitute a "breach of loyalty," the court declared. The ruling came in the case of …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Donald D. Hiner, an assistant professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), was dismissed on March 1 for informing his students that here are two sides to the Holocaust story. Hiner, 51, had been suspended on February …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell The latest victim of a series of witchhunts against school teachers accused of questioning the "Holocaust" is Giovanni Pinto, a forty-two-year-old high school teacher from Montville, New Jersey. Pinto was suspended by school authorities last February 24, nineteen days after …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Terrorists set German historian Ernst Nolte's automobile on fire during the night of 10 February. The car was parked at the Free University in West Berlin, where Nolte is a professor. An anonymous letter, signed with a five-pointed star, which …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Professor Ernst Nolte of the Free University of Berlin, a world-renowned authority on 19th and 20th-century intellectual history, has been dismissed from his position as chief editor of Zionist theorist and organizer Theodor Herzl's letters and diaries by the Deutsche …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Dr. Henri Roques has had his PhD ruled invalid by the University of Nantes, France. Roques was awarded his doctorate after presenting his dissertation which demonstrated that the written confessions of Kurt Gerstein, a former officer of the SS, were …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Police raided the home of retired judge Wilhelm Stäglich on April 8th. Police were apparently looking for a German-language edition of a videotape featuring Professor Robert Faurisson entitled, The Problem of the Gas Chambers. Police were unable to find a …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) screamed obscenities while attacking Ernst Zündel, who questions whether six million Jews were killed by the Nazis, outside Toronto's downtown County Courthouse this morning. Zündel, a 46-year-old Toronto man charged with spreading …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A German court has ordered that all copies of the book, Der Auschwitz-Mythos (The Auschwitz Myth) be seized. In addition, it has been ordered that the type from which it was printed be destroyed. The book was written by Dr. …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Revisionist and free speech activist Dr. Fredrick Töben has been taken into custody to serve a three-month jail term for violating Australia’s anti-free speech laws. Australian Federal Police took Töben, the author of Where Truth is no Defence, I want …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Revisionist activist and author, Dr. Fredrick Toben has been sentenced to three months in prison for contempt of court. The Australian Federal Court ordered that Toben, 64, be imprisoned and pay legal costs after he continued to publish Holocaust revisionist …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell An Australian federal court has ruled that Dr.Fredrick Töben, author of Where Truth is No Defence breached court orders by publishing offensive material about Jews and the Holocaust on the Adelaide Institute Website. Töben was found guilty of criminal …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Gerd Honsik was sentenced to five years in prison by a Vienna court that found him guilty of "Wiederbetätigung"— "reengaging" in Nazi era beliefs. The crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. While living in Spain from …