Walendy, Udo

Walendy, born in 1927 in Germany, is one of the most prolific revisionist researchers, writers and publishers in the world. He has written numerous books and since the early 1970s has been publishing a German periodical called Historische Tatsachen (historical facts), so far encompassing over 110 issues — including the German version of Did Six Million Really Die? and the German language version of the first Leuchter Report. Walendy was one of Ernst Zündel’s advisors and witnesses during the 1985 and 1988 Great Holocaust Trials. As a result of his activities, his home and offices were frequently raided by the police, business files, books, printing plates and computers were confiscated. Many of his publications are either indexed (i.e., the may not be offered publicly) or altogether prohibited.

In 1996 and 1997, Walendy, at that time aged 70, was convicted in Germany and sentenced to 15 and 14 months without parole, respectively, for having published and distributed several issues of his periodical Historische Tatsachen.


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Dissident German Historian Punished for Revisionist Writings

Since October 1997, German historian Udo Walendy has been serving a prison sentence for publishing dissident historical writings on the Holocaust issue. Two German courts have found him guilty of the crime of “popular incitement” for items that had appeared in several issues of the “Historical Facts” booklet series he edits and publishes. On May…

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