Austrian Holocaust denier Gerd Honsik dies

Infamous Holocaust denier and noted European neo-Nazi, Gerd Honsik, dead at 76.

By: AP

Gerd Honsik, an Austrian author who was considered a leading ideologue in Europe’s neo-Nazi movement, has died at age 76.

The Austria Press Agency (APA) reports Honsik died Saturday at his home in Hungary. APA cited “multiple independent sources” in its report Monday.

Honsik was convicted of taking part in far-right attacks in Vienna in the 1960s and later joined the since-banned Austrian far-right National Democratic Party (NDP).

Over the following decades, he was repeatedly convicted of Holocaust denial and incitement for publishing anti-Semitic and racist books and pamphlets.

Honsik, who sometimes used the pseudonym Endsik — alluding to the Nazi quest for final victory or ‘Endsieg’ — was last released in 2011 having served a prison term in Spain for claiming that the Holocaust was a fabrication.

His death came just days before Israel marks Yom HaShoah, its national Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday.