A caller to ORF-Radio-Salzburg was sentenced to one year of conditional imprisonment for trivialising the Nazi genocide. The sentence is legally binding.
The woman spoke out in 2021 on the discussion programme “Mittagszeit” when the topic was the renaming of streets named during nazism in the city of Salzburg, which had been the subject of heated political debate for a long time.
In the live broadcast, she said that ” after the war all the history books were burned” and that “everything has been manipulated”.
She also expressed that what children learn in history classes about the holocaust “it has nothing to do with the truth” and that now “they want to remove history from the street signs” because “they want to put all these Jewish names there”.
A listener of the radio show reported the caller and the public prosecutor’s office brought charges.
The suspect was accused of trivialising the Nazi genocide in the media and of hate speech.
The jury found the accused guilty and sentenced her to a one-year suspended prison term.
Recently, an individual from Salzburg was sentenced to 15 months of imprisonment for the same charges. The accused claimed in the internet that millions of German victims had been relabelled, after the war, to pass them off as Jews in order to increase their number of victims.