Trial of German Holocaust denier resumes

The trial of Ernst Zundel, an apologist for Adolf Hitler who was deported from Canada to face charges in Germany, resumed Wednesday with the presiding judge rejecting defense motions seeking his removal for alleged bias. Judge Ulrich Meinerzhagen rejected the three motions, filed last week, citing another court's ruling that had found there was "no reason to doubt the neutrality of the court." German authorities have accused Zundel, 66, of anti-Semitic activities, including repeated denials of the Holocaust, a crime in his native Germany and in some other European countries, in documents and on the Internet. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.