Notorious ‘Nazi grandma’ convicted of Holocaust denial

Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany and Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel, a prominent neo-Nazi, continues to break the law, denying irrefutable facts that show German culpability for the murder of millions during WWII.

Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel, a prominent German neo-Nazi, has again been convicted of Holocaust denial by a Detmold state court and was sentenced to eight months in prison.

The 87-year-old Haverbeck said Friday she plans to appeal the decision.

In February, Haverbeck wrote a letter to the mayor of Detmold when Reinhold Hanning, a former SS Auschwitz guard, was going on trial there, claiming the notorious Nazi death camp was only a labor camp, and called survivors “alleged witnesses.”

Haverbeck was most recently convicted of Holocaust denial in 2015 for a similar statement in an interview outside the trial of Oskar Groening, another former SS Auschwitz guard, in Lueneburg.

She has been embroiled in such incidents since 2004.

She was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment in that case but still remains free and is waiting to have her appeal.

Both guards were convicted of multiple counts of accessory to murder and are appealing the ruling.

By: World Israel News Staff
AP contributed to this report.