Holocaust denier arrested in Germany

Holocaust denier arrested in Germany

Canadian woman Monika Schaefer, who called the Shoah the most “persistent lie in all of history” is detained

Monika Schaefer 

(Facebook via JTA)
Monika Schaefer (Facebook via JTA)

A Holocaust denier from Canada has been arrested in Germany and is under investigation for crimes related to incitement of hate, a spokesperson for the Bavarian State Public Prosecutor in Munich confirmed to JTA.

News of the arrest of Monika Schaefer first broke in the Canada-based online news agency Fitzhugh. Schaefer is known for posting a YouTube video in 2016 in which she called the Holocaust the most “persistent lie in all of history.”

Though prohibited by German law from revealing the name of a suspect under investigation, spokesperson Andrea Mayer confirmed that a woman fitting her description had been recognised in the public audience at a trial in Munich of another person charged with incitement to hate, Sylvia Stolz, a former lawyer in Germany who already has been convicted of Holocaust denial. Stolz represented Holocaust-denier Ernst Zundel, who died in 2017.

Acting on a tip, police arrested the Canadian woman and are holding her in custody during an investigation of charges based on her dissemination of hate materials via the Internet.


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