Serial 95-Year-Old Holocaust Denier Who Claims Auschwitz Gas Chambers Didn’t Exist

A Nazi grandma who married an SS official and spent decades denying the Holocaust has been sentenced to jail again for claiming Auschwitz was never a death camp.

Judges at Hamburg District Court jailed 95-year-old Ursula Haverbeck for 16 months on 26th June after declaring her guilty of Holocaust denial.

Haverbeck, who outwardly looks like a sweet grey-haired gran, has previously been jailed three times in five years for claiming the notorious death camp was just a work camp.

She once baffled judges in an earlier case when she was caught trying to flee in a taxi when she failed to show up for a hearing.

During her current trial, she claimed there had been no gas chambers at Auschwitz and no prisoners had been deliberately killed.

Image shows Ursula Haverbeck, 95, at the Hamburg District Court, Germany, undated photo. She was sentenced to one year and four months in prison on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. (Newsflash)

In fact, more than 1.1 million prisoners were gassed to death in the biggest and most notorious death camp run by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Prosecutors had asked for her to be jailed for 18 months in prison saying in closing statements: “She is incorrigible.”

A court spokesperson said that during sentencing the judges had taken into account that she had “used the proceedings to further disseminate her views.”

The trial, based on a TV interview Haverbeck had given, had been delayed for years by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sentencing hearing was disrupted by neo-far-right supporters who shouted slogans backing Haverbeck before they were thrown out of the court.

In 2022, she was sentenced to one year in prison without parole by a Berlin court for incitement.

Image shows the Auschwitz concentration camp, in German-occupied Poland, April 4, 1944. Ursula Haverbeck, 95, was sentenced to one year and four months in prison for denying the Holocaust at the Hamburg District Court, Germany, on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. (Newsflash)

Haverbeck has not even had time to begin the Berlin sentence, which will now be served with the new sentence from Hamburg.

It is understood she will not go to jail until the new conviction has been confirmed under German law.


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