87 year old German sentenced to prison for the second time in a year for denying the Holocaust and claiming Auschwitz was only a 'labour camp'
A prominent German neo-Nazi dubbed the 'Nazi grandma' by German media has again been convicted of Holocaust denial and sentenced to eight months in prison.
The Detmold state court in Germany announced on Friday that 87-year-old Ursula Haverbeck plans to appeal the decision.
Haverbeck wrote a letter in February to the mayor of Detmold when a former Auschwitz guard was going on trial there, claiming the notorious Nazi death camp was only a labour camp and called survivors 'alleged witnesses.'
Haverbeck was most recently convicted of Holocaust denial in 2015 for a similar statement in an interview outside the trial of a former Auschwitz guard in Lueneburg.
She was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment in that case but remains free as her appeal is heard.
Both guards were convicted of multiple counts of accessory to murder and are appealing.
Haverbeck, who is a friend of Gudrun Burwitz - elderly daughter of Nazi S.S. chief Heinrich Himmler - was sentenced for sedition over the interview she gave to a TV station denying that Jews were murdered in extermination camps.