Germans to punish denial of Holocaust

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The Independent Online
Chancellor Helmut Kohl's center-right coalition in Germany drafted a bill making it a crime punishable by up to three years in prison for anyone to deny that the Holocaust took place, AFP reports from Bonn. Germany's highest court ruled in March that denying that the Holocaust existed did not amount to inciting racial hatred. The ruling sparked widespread outrage and prompted a call for the adoption of a law making it a crime to deny the Holocaust.