Toronto, Tuesday, March 20, 2007
lawyer for Zündel charged with
-- German prosecutors on
Tuesday charged a lawyer for far-right
activist Ernst Zündel with
incitement, accusing her of denying the
Holocaust and ending one of her legal
filings with the words "Heil
The lawyer, Sylvia Stolz,
represented Mr. Zündel in his first
trial, which collapsed after Ms. Stolz was
banned from the proceedings on the grounds
that she was trying to sabotage the
Mr. Zündel's second trial at the
Mannheim state court ended last month with
his conviction for incitement for denying
the Holocaust. He was sentenced to the
maximum five years in prison.
Mannheim prosecutors said Ms. Stolz
herself has now been charged with
attempting to thwart
a prosecution and using symbols of
a banned organization.
During Mr. Zündel's trial, she
repeatedly disputed the Nazis' mass murder
of Jews, called for hatred of the Jewish
population, and ended a legal document
with the words "Heil Hitler," they said in
The document was freely accessible on
the Internet, they said.
The prosecutors also accused Ms. Stolz
of trying to "force an end to the
proceedings" with constant interventions
and "provocations" that disturbed the
conduct of the trial.
The presiding judge halted Mr.
Zündel's trial last March to ask for
Ms. Stolz's removal after she denounced
the court as a "tool of foreign
domination" and described the Jews as an
"enemy people" in earlier sessions.
In April, she was carried out of the
courtroom, shouting, "Resistance! The
German people are rising up," after
defying an order for her removal.
Prosecutors also seek to ban Ms. Stolz
from working as a lawyer.
Our dossier on
Europäisierung,' - sober
criticism of the laws under which
Zündel and Mr Irving are
imprisoned, argues strongly against any
extension of these absurd laws
2004 flashback: Ernst
Zündel charged with incitement in
2005 flashback: "A
good investment" - Cost to Canadians of
sending Zündel to his native
Germany: $130,000. "The cost of the
trip is not of great concern to members
of the Jewish community, said Bernie
Farber, executive director of the
Canadian Jewish Congress."