AMSTERDAM (Oct. 17)
A self-styled Gospel preacher who wrote that Auschwitz was punishment for the Jews for not accepting Jesus as the Messiah was sentenced Wednesday to two months in jail by a district court in Zwolle, a town of 87,000 in north-central Holland.
Jenny Goeree published the article in her paper “Evan” this month and in earlier editions, for which she received a suspended sentence.
Claiming not to be anti-Semitic, she nevertheless has been writing and preaching that Jews have been punished for rejecting Jesus.
On hearing the sentence, she told the court it was “a shame I am going to jail for telling the truth and preaching the Gospel while anti-Semites walk free in the streets.”