By Mike Walsh
MONIKA SCHAEFER AND HER BROTHER ALFRED
FOUND GUILTY OF ‘HOLOCAUST DENIAL’ IN GERMANY
The trial in American Occupied Germany of two siblings, both Canadian citizens, for denying the Holocaust has ended with substantial jail terms.
According to Anne Wild, a photojournalist who monitored the trial for the Jewish media, Alfred Schaefer, 63, who lives in Germany, received a prison sentence today of three years and two months. His musician sister, Monika Schaefer, 59, who lives in Jasper, Alberta, Canada, received a term of 10 months. But since the talented violinist has been in prison since the charges were laid in January, she was set free, with her time already served.
Brother and sister were tried together on six counts of “incitement to hatred” for producing and posting at least one video in which Monika Schaefer questioned the war victor’s lurid propaganda about the alleged holocaust. The six million and the Holocaust have been repeatedly debunked by the world’s leading experts many of whom are Jewish.
The trial began in July in Munich. Monika Schaefer was in Germany visiting her brother at the time and was arrested while sat in the public gallery when attending the trial of another investigator of Allied war crimes and war propaganda.
The lightly built bespectacled Monika Schaefer is a Canadian born music teacher. She was the federal Green party’s candidate in the Alberta riding of Yellowhead in 2006, 2008 and 2011.
Monika Schaefer gained world respect and fame in July 2016 after appearing in a five-minute YouTube video, titled “Sorry, Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust.” In the video, which YouTube removed in order that people could not access and assess the German court’s claims, she described the Holocaust as the “biggest and most pernicious and persistent lie in all of history.”