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Holocaust denier: Police seize Haverbeck posters in Bonn

Holocaust denier : Police seize Haverbeck posters in Bonn

Ursula Haverbeck has been in prison since May. Supporters of the Holocaust denier are demanding her release. Posters have also been hung in Bonn.

Police have seized several posters in Bonn and the surrounding area demanding the release of the imprisoned Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck. “We are currently assessing whether there is any political motivation for the action,” said a police spokesperson. The State Protection Office was also called in.

The simple posters mostly contain a black and white portrait of Haverbeck or slogans. Officials took down two placards in Bornheim-Hersel on 22 June and in the following days at Jesuitenhof and on Kopenhagener Straße. “They are considered evidence,” said police. The information came from the public. GA readers reported further posters, including one on Gensemer Straße, near the Jewish cemetery at the North Bridge.

The 89-year-old Haverbeck has been convicted several times for sedition and denigrating the memory of the dead. She had repeatedly claimed that the Auschwitz concentration camp was not an extermination camp but rather a work camp. She is therefore regarded as a symbolic figure on the right-wing extremist scene. She repeatedly appealed her sentences thus preventing them coming into force. She was arrested in Vlotho in May and is now in prison in Bielefeld-Senne for two years.

(Original text: Nicolas Ottersbach / Translation: kc)