08 November 2005
Ernst Zuendel, German citizen and long-time Canadian resident, claims that the Nazi death camps were a Jewish conspiracy to extort money from the German government. In Germany, denying the Holocaust is a crime, and after US deportation to Canada (for violating immigration laws) and then Canadian deportation to Germany (for being a threat to national security), he is finally facing charges in the successor to his home country of West Germany, which he originally left as a draft dodger. Among the charges is one of using "'pseudo-scientific' methods to try to rewrite the accepted history of the Nazi Holocaust, in 14 pieces of written work and internet publications." (CNN) I'm glad their government at least understands that pseudoscientific approaches shouldn't be harnessed to support political views.