BONN (Apr. 1)
Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust revisionist who resides in Canada, was arrested in Munich last month and has been fined for incitement against Jews and denying the Holocaust.
Munich police confirmed that he was charged with several other illegal acts under German law and fined 31,500 marks, the equivalent of $18,500.
Zundel is in custody, police said, though he is free to leave the country upon payment of the fine. He also has the option of appeal.
He has been visiting Germany and went to Munich last week for an international rally of neo-Nazi activists outside the prestigious German Museum.
The 52-year-old Zundel, who is of German origin, runs a printing business in Toronto that grinds out neo-Nazi tracts claiming the Holocaust was a Jewish hoax.
His publication and distribution of a booklet “Did Six Million Really Die?” led to charges under Canadian law of “spreading false news” about the Jewish people, for which he was sentenced in 1985 to 15 months in jail.
Zundel won a new trial on appeal and was convicted for a second time in 1988 and sentenced to nine months in jail.
He is presently free on bail pending a second appeal.