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Attention Press/TV/Radio/National/Religion Editors: Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Applauds Germany's Conviction of Holocaust Denier

Conviction is Slap in Face to Iranian Denial Campaign

TORONTO, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies commends the Mannheim, Germany court that convicted Ernst Zundel of incitement and sentenced him to five years in prison.

"We applaud Germany for aggressively dealing with those who deny history's most documented atrocity," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. "The sentencing today of Ernst Zundel also represents a slap in the face to Iranian President Ahmadinejad's hateful campaign of Holocaust denial that unfortunately has generated too much support in the Arab and Muslim world."

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies is a Canadian human rights organization dedicated to fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action.

With over 40,000 members of all faiths around the world, it confronts important contemporary issues including racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and genocide. Friends is affiliated with the world-wide, Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, an accredited Non-Government Organization with status at international agencies, including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE and the Council of Europe, with offices in New York, Miami, Paris, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, and Toronto. Simon Wiesenthal died in 2005 after devoting his life to preserving the memories of the victims of the Holocaust, while simultaneously seeking justice for the war criminals. Visit:

Our dossier on Ernst Zündel
2004 flashback: Ernst Zündel charged with incitement in Germany
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."
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