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A Holocaust denier accused two Jewish federal justices in Australia of “propagating the Jewish Holocaust” to “protect an historical lie.”

Dr. Fredrick Toben, 62, the founder of the notorious Adelaide Institute, made his accusations against Justices Alan Goldberg and Stephen Rothman in a submission to the Federal Court last week.

The Sydney court is hearing a long-running case over Holocaust denial material Toben appears to continue to publish on the institute’s Web site.

Toben was ordered by the Federal Court in 2002 to purge the material from the site of his institute, which is widely considered to be anti-Semitic.

He is facing possible contempt charges for suggesting that Goldberg and Rothman’s participation in his case “gives rise for concern that any kind of justice can emerge from proceedings that directly impact on a contentious interpretation of an historical event.”

Jeremy Jones, a past president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, has continued to pursue Toben through the courts.

The case was adjourned until April.

Toben, a native of Germany, was imprisoned in his homeland for seven months in 1999 for publishing revisionist material on his Web site.

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