The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Austria sentences Irving to jail for Holocaust denial

It is a dark day for Austria and Western Europe. David Irving is sentenced to three years in prison for "denying the Holocaust." It is a shame that Irving didn't make a more heroic stand. Still history will ultimately rule here. Austria's actions are an embarrassment to Europe and this is now evident throughout the entire world of Islam.

Austria sentences Irving to jail for Holocaust denial

By Mark Heinrich 1 hour, 17 minutes ago

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian court sentenced British historian David Irving to three years in prison on Monday for denying the Holocaust during a 1989 stopover in Austria, dismissing his argument that he had changed his views.

Irving pleaded guilty, hoping for a suspended sentence, but the Vienna criminal court concluded he was only making a pretence of acknowledging Nazi Germany's genocide against Jews in order to escape a jail term.

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