Pia Kahn wrote:A recent article in the leftist newspaper "Die Zeit" is openly for abolishing holocaust denial laws. The article was written by the leftist editor of the newspaper Josef Joffe.
http://www.zeit.de/2018/07/holocaustges ... -zeitgeist
The motivation for writing the article are the Polish holocaust laws which seek to outlaw the statement that Poland was involved in the holocaust. However, he does talk about holocaust denial laws:
""Wie es wirklich gewesen ist", um den berühmten Ranke-Spruch aufzugreifen, kann nicht per Gesetz verfügt werden – das ist der absurde Teil. Hier müssen sich auch Belgier, Deutsche oder Franzosen an die Nase fassen, welche die Leugnung des Holocausts unter Strafe stellen."
"What really happened" - quoting the famous bon mot by Ranke - cannot be decreed by a law - this is the absurd part.... Oh well, the second sentence is really hard to translate. It effectively means that the holocaust denial laws in Belgium, Germany and France are no good.
Excellent post, Pia.
Thank you, M1