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On Saturday, June 21, [2003] chemical engineer (Dipl. Ing.) Wolfgang Fröhlich, 51, was arrested in Vienna, Austria, and taken to prison. His trial could last two days, as the public prosecutor wishes, or as long as two or three weeks, as his attorney, Dr. Herbert Schaller, hopes. For seven years, …

Political prisoner David Irving has already written 1,000 pages of a new book on his persecution. This four page excerpt was sent from his prison in Vienna. The handwriting of the British historian is very difficult to read. This rendering owes its existence to the reading skills of a number …

In Austria, as in other European countries, the struggle for freedom of expression and historical truth continues – with victories as well as setbacks. In March 1992, a prominent Austrian engineer made headlines because he had written a detailed essay, “Holocaust: Belief and Facts,” that rejects key elements of the …

Banged Up: Survival as a Political Prisoner in 21st Century Europe, by David Irving Focal Point Publications, Windsor, England, 2008. 146pp., illustrated, with notes, indexed. David Irving's Banged Up: Survival as a Political Prisoner in 21st Century Europe. Cover photo published with permission from Focal Point. Banged Up is David …

"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 …

The Teheran Holocaust Conference caused quite a storm in the world media. One might ask: what's so special about that? There are so many holocaust events and holocaust museums and holocaust festivals, sometimes attracting presidents and prime ministers galore, so why did the Teheran (or Tehran) conference draw so much …

Werner Pfeifenberger (1941-2000): Death Claims a Victim of Legal Persecution Werner Pfeifenberger, a German professor of political science, took his life in Austria on May 13, 2000, a few weeks before he was to go on trial in Vienna for an allegedly revisionist and “neo-Nazi” essay published five years ago. …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell Vienna – The Austrian Supreme court has upheld a guilty verdict against the world's leading expert on World War Two, David Irving. Irving was found guilty of "denying" the Holocaust on February 20th of this year. The court confirmed …

"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 Austrian author Gerd Honsik has been ordered to serve an 18 month sentence in Austria for the thoughtcrime of Holocaust denial. Honsik fled to Spain after being convicted on what amounts to a thoughtcrime 15 years ago. Honsik, who is …

"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 British historian David Irving was sentenced to three years in prison after admitting that he had denied the Holocaust, a crime in Austria. Irving pleaded guilty during the one-day trial. According to reports from Austria Irving stated, "I made a …

"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 …

In recent times three major figures of the Holocaust revisionist movement, Ernst Zündel, Germar Rudolf, and David Irving, were arrested and are going to be put on trial for denying the Holocaust. Zündel and Rudolf in Germany, and Irving in Austria. Germany and Austria both have harsh laws that proscribe …

In recent times four major figures of the Holocaust revisionist movement have been arrested on “Holocaust denial” charges. German scientist Germar Rudolf and German revisionist activist Ernst Zundel were deported from the United States and will stand trial in Germany. Likewise with Siegfried Verbeke, as he was extradited from Belgium …

Jailing Opinions. A documentary exploring the criminalization of normal historical enquiry and expression, including first-hand accounts from those attending the trial of British historian David Irving who is currently incarcerated in Vienna, Austria, for talking about events that happened (or not, as the case may be) more than sixty years …

The sentencing of British historian David Irving to three years imprisonment for holding illegal opinions has once again brought the Holocaust to mind, coming as it does on the heels of the President of Iran's recent remarks. At the same time, Irving's sentence follows two weeks of violence over the …

Christopher Jon Bjerknes is a historian of science who has published several books and articles on the history of the theory of relativity. His work has been cited in peer reviewed journals and books. He writes: "I am deeply troubled by the persecution of historians taking place in Europe today." …

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THE final interview, and arguably the most controversial, was with the historian David Irving. While he still vehemently denies accusations of racism, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, Irving conceded that he had voiced "doubts and scepticism" about Auschwitz during a speech he had given in Austria in 1989. He was arrested for attempting to reactivate the Nazi party and in trial admitted that he had denied that Nazi Germany had killed millions of Jews. In February 2006, he was sentenced to three years in prison...

In Europe, Holocaust denial is illegal in 14 nations. The broad definition for Holocaust denial for these laws is the denial of the systematic genocidal killing of millions of ethnic minorities in Europe (including Jews) by Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s. That kills any possibility of free analysis …