Ursula Haverbeck: 88-year-old 'Nazi grandma' jailed for denying Holocaust

Ursula Haverbeck faces a series of convictions for Holocaust denial

Ursula Haverbeck faces a series of convictions for Holocaust denial

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

An 88-year-old woman dubbed 'the Nazi grandma' has been jailed for saying the Holocaust never happened.

Ursula Haverbeck has been jailed for six months for making a series of claims, including the assertion that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz.

This is just the latest in a series of convictions for Haverbeck, and it relates specifically to her appearance at an even in Berlin in January 2016. Haverbeck had pleaded unsuccessfully that she was citing a book.

Next month Haverbeck faces another trial in the town of Detmold, where she is due to appeal an eight-month jail sentence she received last September for sending a letter to Detmold's mayor, in which she claimed Auschwitz was merely a labour camp. 

Haverbeck is also facing a two-year jail sentence without parole, after a court in Verden, Lower Saxony found her guilty of Holocaust denial in August.

However Haverbeck has yet to serve a single day in jail as all the cases against her are still pending.

Haverbeck was previously married to former Nazi functionary Werner Georg Haverbeck, and has long been one of Germany's foremost far-right figures.