An 88-year-old German woman has been jailed for going against popular opinion and disputing Holocaust facts. Ursula Haverbeck was alive during World War 2 and has made a career of writing about the Holocaust, but her opinion goes against widely accepted facts. Haverbeck has been arrested seven times in the last several years for writing articles that express unpopular opinion about the German's actions during the second World War.
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This time she was sentenced to 2 and a half years for a series of articles she wrote for Die Stimmes des Reiches (Voices of the Reich). Despite any opinions the woman has, they are just that, opinions. It seems like the government might be overstepping their bounds for jailing an old woman just because they don't agree with her articles. Historical events are often not thoroughly recorded and it sometimes takes years of discussion, debate and research until a widely agreed upon narrative is established. Although Haverbecks views may be inflammatory or insensitive to the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, she probably doesn't deserve to be jailed. One of her previous run ins with the law in Germany was regarding an article where she disputed the number of Jews killed to be 5 million and not 6 million. For this she was fined €5,400.00 for essentially being 1 million off of the officially accepted historical number.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">88 yr old holocaust revisionist Ursula Haverbeck jailed today. <br><br>She will die in prison.<br><br>'muh free speech' alt-lite are silent. <a href="https://t.co/Ms5QiCvymr">pic.twitter.com/Ms5QiCvymr</a></p>— Alba Gu Brath (@Alba_Rising) <a href="https://twitter.com/Alba_Rising/status/903608216843583490">September 1, 2017</a></blockquote>
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She has not been afraid to state her opinion, some of her convictions are for accusing political leaders of dishonesty. This most recent conviction will likely see her perish in prison as she may not live another 2 and a half years. Under Section 130 of the German Constitution it is illegal to deny and minimize the seriousness of the Holocaust. Maybe one day, probably after Haverbecks death, the people of Germany will revise their strict laws regarding free speech and it won't be illegal to have an unpopular opinion.
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