Saturday, 17 April 2010

British bishop convicted of denying Holocaust by German court

A British bishop was yesterday fined €10,000 (£8,750) by a German court for continuing to insist the mass extermination of Jews by the Nazis did not take place.

A court in the southern German city of Regensburg convicted Bishop Richard Williamson of inciting racial hatred for stating in a television interview aired in January 2009 that only '200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps'.

He also denied the Nazis had used gas chambers.

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