Ursula Haverbeck is a 94-year old German scholar and publisher who recently was sentenced to one year in prison for denying the Holocaust. There are reports that she will not have to serve her sentence due to her advanced age, but I have been unable to verify this. For her sake I hope it is true.
This latest conviction is not her first time facing legal trouble for standing up for what she believes in. She has been forced to pay numerous fines. In 2018 she led police on a 5 day ‘manhunt’ for failing to turn up on time for her two year prison sentence.
Despite the media smearing her Haverbeck has many public supporters (who are also smeared by the media).
It is clear this spirited and principled woman is never going to relent and will keep her convictions until the day she dies.
In American popular entertainment the underdogs and those that speak truth to power are celebrated in movies, television shows, books, etc… But those being presented as speaking truth to power aren’t actually doing so. The entertainment industry is a part of the power structure and they would never allow anything that actually challenged the official narrative to have a platform. Thus you have fake heroes being lauded and real heroes like Haverbeck being bullied and harrassed by the misuse of authority.