BERLIN — Far-right activist Ernst Zundel will soon be
released from prison after serving his five-year sentence for denying
the Holocaust, a German prosecutor said Wednesday.
prosecutor Andreas Grossmann said Zundel, 70, will be released on March
1 after receiving credit for time served ahead of his 2007 trial.
author of "The Hitler We Loved and Why," was deported from Canada in
2005. He was convicted in February 2007 of 14 counts of inciting hatred
for years of anti-Semitic activities, including contributing to a Web
site devoted to denying the Holocaust — a crime in Germany.
were able to bring charges in Germany because the Web site was
accessible there. Zundel, who has also lived in Tennessee, and his
supporters had argued he was exercising his right to free speech.