September 3, 2003
FOR the benefit of our readers: the
defendant in this action was Walter
Fröhlich, a trained engineer. So
much for democracies and their
much-vaunted Free Speech.
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Austrian man will spend a year in jail for
distributing leaflets denying the Holocaust. The
remainder of his three-year sentence was suspended.
The man, identified as Wolfgang F., was
convicted Wednesday of circulating leaflets denying
that the Nazis used gas chambers to kill Jews
during the Holocaust and arguing that the gas
chambers at concentration camps had been built
after the war.
During the case, the court was cleared after
some in attendance expressed sympathy for the
defendant. The defense is considering an