Holocaust denial costs bishop £10,000

Controversial cleric claimed Nazis did not kill Jews in gas chambers. A renegade British Catholic bishop who claimed that no Jews were killed in gas chambers during the Second World War was found guilty of Holocaust denial in a German court yesterday. Bishop Richard Williamson, 70, a leading figure of an ultra-orthodox Catholic sect, the Society of St Pius X (SSPX), made the comments during an interview on Swedish television in 2008. The interview was conducted at a seminary in Germany, where denying the Holocaust is a criminal offence. The court, in the Bavarian city of Regensburg, officially convicted the bishop of Holocaust denial and fined him £10,000 after he refused to attend a public trial.

viaHolocaust denial costs bishop £10,000 – Faith, Opinion – The Independent.

siehe auch: British bishop Richard Williamson fined £9,000 for denying Holocaust. A British Roman Catholic bishop was convicted yesterday by a German court of denying the Holocaust. Richard Williamson, 70, excommunicated for his extreme views, was fined €10,000 (£8,700) after he said in a TV interview broadcast in Sweden last year that it was “lies” that Jews were murdered in gas chambers by the Nazis and that only “200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in concentration camps”; Bischof Williamson verurteilt. Richard Williamson von der ultra-konservativen Piusbruderschaft wurde vom Amtsgericht Regensburg zu 10.000 Euro Strafe verurteilt. Der Geistliche hatte den Massenmord an den Juden in Nazi-Gaskammern bestritten. Wegen Leugnung des Holocausts muss der Brite nun 10.000 Euro Strafe zahlen. Das Amtsgericht Regensburg verurteilte ihn am Freitag (16.04.2010) in Abwesenheit wegen Volksverhetzung. In der Urteilsbegründung heißt es, er habe billigend in Kauf genommen, dass seine Äußerungen, die er bei einem Interview mit einem schwedischen Fernsehsender gemacht hatte, auch in Deutschland verbreitet würden.