Germany: Wife of WWII-era Nazi has failed to show up for prison after conviction for inciting hatred
An infamous German Holocaust denier, 89-year-old Ursula Haverbeck, was sentenced last year to two years in prison for inciting hatred. She has yet to set foot in jail.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA )reported on 7 May that federal prosecutors have announced that the deadline by which the Holocaust denier was to turn herself in to the authorities has now expired. Apparently an arrest warrant will now be issued for the right-wing extremist.
German courts have convicted Haverbeck of inciting hatred more than once. Her two-year prison sentence, which she was meant to have begun serving last Wednesday, was handed down against her in August 2017 by a court in the Lower Saxon city of Verden.
At the beginning of this year her appeal of that verdict failed, which means it has taken effect. Haverbeck has appealed several other verdicts sentencing her to prison and they are in various phases of processing.
The fact that the infamous Holocaust denier did not turn herself in to the prison in Bielefeld by the deadline means "necessary" measures will have to be taken, prosecutors said on 7 May without further elaboration. According to German law the issuing of an arrest warrant should now follow.
Haverbeck is a big player on the ultra-right scene and has long denied that the Nazis committed genocide against European Jews during the Second World War. She has frequently called the Auschwitz extermination camp a "labor camp".
Her husband, Werner Georg Haverbeck, was in the leadership of the Nazi Party (the NSDAP) during the war for a certain time. She also recently announced that she intends to run as a candidate for the neo-Nazi party Die Rechte (The Right) in next year's elections to the European Parliament.
The Nazis and their supporters during the Second World War murdered six million Jewish people, most of them from Europe, as part of their so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". It is a felony in Germany to deny the Holocaust.
- Novel about the Holocaust and its Romani victims, "Jacob's Colours", now in Czech translation
- Germany: Crime rates lowest for 25 years, apocalyptic visions of immigrant crime seem to have been exaggerated
- Ukraine: Video of pogrom against Roma shows neo-Nazis chasing children, throwing rocks at them and using tear gas
- Germany: Three assailants attack two youths wearing yarmulkes in the capital
- Germany: 750 neo-Nazis celebrate Hitler's birthday, police confiscate their materials
- Traditional commemorative ceremony for the Romani victims of the Holocaust 13 May at Lety will launch new award
- Hundreds commemorate Romani victims of WWII-era camp, criticize Czech politicians for Holocaust denial
- Czech Republic: Permission sought from Prostějov to install stones marking Holocaust victims
- Germany: Neo-Nazi terrorists get multiple-year sentences
- New Zealand grants asylum to family from Czech Republic with non-Romani and Romani members because of neo-Nazi death threats
- This year marks the 76th anniversary of the Nazi murder of Romani people in a detention camp in Slovakia
- Speaker of the Czech Senate and Romani representative on the importance of Holocaust commemoration for ROMEA TV
- Czech MP publishes collage comparing vaccinations against COVID-19 to the Holocaust and using imagery of the gate at Auschwitz
- Czech racists hated Vodafone Christmas ad featuring non-white children, the company objects to their online comments
- Older Romani woman recounts how security guards in Czech shop saved her from violent racist thug
- German Government Commissioner on Antisemitism: COVID-19 denial now a pretext for Holocaust revisionism
- Rajko Djurić, academic, author and former president of the International Romani Union, has passed away
- Czech Romani group objects to reading names of Holocaust victims who were Romani, those organizing commemorations disagree
- Facebook will delete posts denying or distorting the Holocaust, ignorance of it among youth one reason
- Commentary: Czech journalists stoke hatred of Romani people to distract from failed pandemic response
- German police officers who joined neo-Nazi groups online are being disciplined and dismissed in one state
- Czech Television reports that elected politicians' names have been removed from official report on extremism for 2019