Sylvia Stolz

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Sylvia Stolz reply to Holocaust denial accusations

Sylvia Stolz (born August 16, 1963) is a German lawyer who defended political prisoner Ernst Zündel at his thought crimes trial in February 2007. During that trial she called the holocaust “the biggest lie in world history” (quote from a third-party translation). Zündel was of course convicted and served five years in prison. Stolz was in turn tried for the same offense and sentenced to a 3½-year prison term, later reduced to 3¼ years.[1] She also was banned from the practice of law for five years.[2] She is married, to the jailed political prisoner, Horst Mahler, who is also in jail for Holocaust denial and "hate speech".

Stolz was released from Aichach Prison on 13 April 2011.

In 2012 she was invited by Ivo Sasek, the founder of the Anti-Zensur-Koalition (AZK) (Anti-Censorship Coalition), as a guest speaker at the AZK's 8th conference held at Chur, Graubünden, Switzerland, where she spoke on 24 November 2012.[1] In January 2013, Daniel Kettiger, a Bernese lawyer, filed a criminal complaint to the Graubünden Prosecutor's Office against both Stolz and Sasek. He accuses Stolz of transgressing Swiss race law, Art. 261bis of the Swiss Criminal Code, in that she stated that the Holocaust has never been proved by a court of law, that findings on the location of the crime, method of assassination, number killed, time period of crime, perpetrators, bodies or evidence of murder are lacking as is finding as fact that there was Nazi intention to kill Jews. Sasek is accused of failing to act as a responsible moderator.[3][4]


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