A Legal Inquiry Continues

Published: 1995-10-01

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Following Hans Schmidt’s arrest in Germany for having committed a thought crime, Andrew Allen is pressing the German consulate for a position statement regarding which revisionist materials Americans can carry to Germany without the threat of being arrested. The consulate is referring us to Bonn. See the letter of Herr Harmel below.

Once the German government has taken a stand on whether the submitted materials are illegal, we can review the legal grounds to pursue this matter either in United States courts pursuant to German-American treaty obligations or in the World court. The materials included The Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Butz, Did Six Million Really Die by Harwood (et.al.), The Amazing Rapidly Shrinking Holocaust by McCalden, and Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist by Smith. Allen’s latest letter follows:

Generalkonsulat der Bundesrepublic Deutschland
Att: Mr. Paul Harmel
1960 Jackson Street
San Francisco, California 94109
Telecopier number (415) 775-0187

August 30, 1995

Re: Regulations on speech and importation of printed materials of which American visitors should be aware.

“Dear Mr. Harmel:

“I would like to thank you for your help and advice concerning the above topic. However, the information which you gave me raises certain questions which would be helpful to resolve. I have included with this letter various newspaper articles showing that this issue is of great current importance to American visitors.

“For example, my notes show that you informed me that the maximum sentence for violation of StGB Section 131 was two years in prison. Please note that Mr. Althans was sentenced to three 1/2 years. This leads me to believe that there are other laws on this matter which we are unaware of.

“I recognize that researching German law may be an arduous task but I hope that it will allow us to avoid the expense and negative publicity which could arise if my client inadvertently violates German law.

“I suggest that I send you a copy of the literature which my client proposes to import to the Bundesrepublik Deutschland and that your office give me an opinion if this would cause any problems.

Please let me know if your office can assist. Again, thank you for the help already provided.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Allen ”

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Author(s): Bradley R. Smith , Andrew Allen
Title: A Legal Inquiry Continues
Sources: Smith's Report, no. 26, September 1995, p. 4
Published: 1995-10-01
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