Ernst Zündel

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Ernst Zündel
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Zündel in 1992
Ernst Christof Friedrich Zündel

(1939-04-24)April 24, 1939
DiedAugust 5, 2017(2017-08-05) (aged 78)
Cause of deathHeart attack
Spouse(s)Janick Larouche
(1959–1975, div.),
Irene Margarelli
(1996–1997, div.),
Ingrid Rimland
(2001–2017, his death)

Ernst Christof Friedrich Zündel (April 24, 1939 – August 5, 2017) was a German[1][2] publisher and pamphleteer known for promoting Holocaust denial.[3][4] He had been jailed several times: in Canada for publishing literature "likely to incite hatred against an identifiable group", and on charges of being a threat to national security; in the United States, for overstaying his visa; and in Germany for charges of "inciting racial hatred".[5][6][7]

Zündel died at his home in Germany, of a suspected heart attack, on August 5, 2017.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zundel won't appeal deportation, lawyer says" Archived 2008-03-06 at the Wayback Machine,, February 6, 2005 (accessed July 26, 2008): Canadian Justice Pierre Blais denounced Zundel as a Hitler sympathizer determined to propagate the neo-Nazi movement
  2. Burns, J.F. "Canada Puts Neo-Nazi's Ideas on Trial, Again", The New York Times, March 30, 1988 (accessed July 26, 2008)
  3. "Ernst Zundel", Anti-Defamation League (accessed July 26, 2008)
  4. "Ernst Zundel sentenced to 5 years for Holocaust denial",, February 15, 2007 (accessed July 26, 2008)
  5. Connolly, Kate (February 16, 2007). "Holocaust denial writer jailed for five years". The Guardian. London.
  6. CBC News (March 2, 2005). "Trial could turn Zundel into neo-Nazi martyr: observer".
  7. Irwin, Anna C. (February 8, 2003). "Renowned Neo-Nazi activist held in Blount County jail". The Daily Times. Maryville, Tennessee.
  8. "Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel dead at age 78". CTV. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.