Zündel Arrested in Munich

ThoughtCrime: 03/22/91
Published: 1991-03-22

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death."
George Orwell

On March 22, Ernst Zündel, who had traveled to Germany to help organize an international conference on The Leuchter Report, was arrested at the home of Institute for Historical Review author Ingrid Weckert. Zündel, who is currently appealing his conviction on the obscurantist charge of "spreading false news" in freedom-loving Canada, was charged with defaming the holocaust dead by maliciously claiming that many of them are still alive.

During the six days which Zündel spent in a Munich jail, a German court was able to convict the German-Canadian publicist in absentia, and fine him 35,000 marks (c. $20,000). Despite a fanfare of international publicity accompanying his arrest, the media had little to say of his release.

Zündel is appealing his conviction and will challenge the basis of the complaint against him.

Adapted from: IHR Newsletter #79 April 1991 (Institute for Historical Review, PO Box 2739, Newport Beach, CA 92659)

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Title: Zündel Arrested in Munich, ThoughtCrime: 03/22/91
Sources: IHR Newsletter #79 April 1991
Published: 1991-03-22
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