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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 Dariusz Ratajczak, a Polish history professor was fired by his university. In addition, he was banned from teaching elsewhere for writing and publishing the book Dangerous Themes. This book asserts that Nazi Germany did not have a comprehensive plan for …

"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 On January 7, 1998, Flemish police raided several addresses of a publisher of revisionist materials in Belgium. The publisher, Foundation for Free Historical Research, or Vrij Historisch Onderzoek (VHO) was also raided on the 21st and 27th of November 1997. …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Warsaw City Procurator filed felony charges against Adam Gmurczyk, the editor of a Polish socio-political monthly, Szczerbiec (shcherbyetz), because it published a translation of the pamphlet, 66 Questions and Answers on the Holocaust. This pamphlet was first published in the …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A French court fined a magazine editor $5,200 for publishing revisionist articles. Gabriel Andres, editor of Rot un Wiss (Red and White) questioned the existence of "gas chambers" at Struthof-Natzweiler, a concentration camp in Alsace. Supporters of the orthodox Holocaust …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A German court has sentenced Hans-Christian Wendt, a 25 year-old journalist to one year in jail for spreading "neo-Nazi propaganda." The court found Wendt, a member of the ``Die Nationalen'' group, guilty of inciting racial hatred. In its judgment, the …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Spanish police raided a Barcelona bookstore and seized over 7,000 books. Some of the confiscated books questioned the traditional holocaust story while other are said to have espoused National Socialism. According to Spanish thoughtpolice, Pedro Varela, the store's owner, was …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A lower court in Heilbronn, Germany, has sentenced Manfred Junger, 58 years old, to six months imprisonment without probation for distributing pamphlets which challenge the official history of the "Holocaust." The pamphlets cast doubt on the claims regarding "gas chambers" …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Chemical engineer Wolfgang Fröhlich has been jailed and threatened with ten years imprisonment for operating his World War Two revisionist website (once at http://www.c2.net/~bs-org/frohlich/frohlich.htm), according to information The Campaign for Radical Truth in History has received from [email protected] bs-org writes …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A Greek bookstore, 'Nea Thesis' was attacked by armed hoodlums for openly selling the new Greek edition of Roger Garaudy's book, The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics. On the afternoon of October 15, 1996 the 'Nea Thesis' bookstore was open …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Eric Delcroix, a 52 year old defense lawyer, was convicted in Paris on October 22, 1996 for "contesting crimes against humanity." For publishing his book, La police de la pensee contre le revisionisme (The Thought Police Against Revisionism), Delcroix was …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell The offices of a major English publisher of revisionist materials were badly damaged in an arson attack today. Wilson Publishing and Historical Review Press, in Uckfield, East Sussex, was discovered in flames at 4.30am. There were no reported injuries in …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell As the first seconds of July 4, 1996 ticked away, the Bradley R. Smith / CODOH (Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust) website was shut down from the World Wide Web. The Bradley R. Smith Website was dedicated to …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell St. Martin's Press has canceled publication of British historian David Irving's long-awaited biography of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels due to growing criticism from several Jewish groups. The American publisher had been standing up to the extreme pressure and gave statements …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Abbe Pierre, a Roman Catholic priest known for championing France's poor and homeless was condemned for supporting the author of a book that presents revisionist arguments which cast doubt on more traditional beliefs about the holocaust. Abbe Pierre, 83, is …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A German court has upheld the order which bars best-selling British historian David Irving from entering the country because of his views on the holocaust. In a move to limit free expression and free inquiry, the German government issued the …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell The interior ministers of the 15 European nations which comprise the "European Union" agreed to limit freedom of the press by targeting publishers or individuals who print or distribute Holocaust Revisionist books and pamphlets. Under the new European limits on …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell The Canadian Association for Free Expression's (CAFE) Second Canadian Free Speech Conference in Vancouver, came under severe attack from government and media "censors." Frantic attempts to cancel the conference demonstrated just how little free expression is left in Canada today. …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell On February 12th, the home and offices of Udo Walendy were raided in Vlotho and Munich. Approximately twenty armed German policeman took part in the raid. Walendy, a prolific German author and publisher is best known for his extensive volume …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell In an unprecedented and unexpected decision, Canada's Supreme Court upheld on February 28, 1996, the controversial Hate Law, thus posing a "reasonable" limitation on Free Speech. The case involved Jim Keegstra, a Canadian school teacher, charged in 1984 and prosecuted …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell In a seemingly politically motivated move, the Government of Austria convicted Edwin Neuwirth for claiming to have no knowledge of Nazi gas chambers. Mr. Neuwirth, was a respected industrialist and former Waffen SS soldier. He won notoriety recently when he …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Günter Deckert who has recently been convicted for racism was placed under arrest on Thursday on fresh allegations of inciting racial hatred and denying the orthodox Holocaust story. Deckert, the former leader of the right-wing National Democratic Party, was detained …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Thies Christophersen, a writer and journalist has been ordered to leave Switzerland, according to Swiss newspapers. The aging Christophersen, now 77 years old, was a member of the German army and served in an agricultural research department at the Auschwitz …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell On August 8th, the thought-police arrested a German-American human rights activist for thoughtcrime. Hans Schmidt was arrested at the Frankfurt/Main airport enroute to his home in Florida. Schmidt's crime – having written something in his newsletter, USA-Bericht / GANPAC Brief, …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A masked gang of thugs attacked a lawyer with baseball bats on Wednesday. The lawyer was beaten outside the Hamburg courthouse where he was defending a German man who called Auschwitz a "myth.'' Attorney Jürgen Rieger was hospitalized with a …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell A Berlin court sentenced Bela Ewald Althans to 3 1/2 years in jail for denying that six million Jews were killed by the Third Reich. The court said Althans, who is only 29 years old, had spread racial hatred and …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell An overflow crowd packed a July 25 hearing of the British Columbia Press Council to back a North Shore News columnist in a hearing into a complaint by retired Simon Fraser University professor Lionel Kenner about five columns Collins wrote …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell The headquarters home of Ernst Zündel, the German-born Canadian resident who has for several years directed a world-wide revisionist campaign from Toronto, was severely damaged by fire after an unknown assailant doused the building with gasoline at five a.m. …

"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 …