Friday, 27 March 2009

Greek Holocaust denier acquitted by Athens Appeals court

"In 1945 the White Race suffered the greatest catastrophe in its history. Hitlerian Germany's epic struggle for dominance by Aryans ended without a victory." " (Kostas Plevris)
"... the Appeals court prosecutor characterized Plevris’s defamatory book - which denies the Holocaust, calls the Jews "sub-human" and threatens them with the "re-opening of the crematoria in Auschwitz" - a "scientific work"."

"ATHENS (EJP): The Greek Jewish community said Friday it was "shocked" after neo-Nazi militant Kostas Plevris, who wrote a book denying the Holocaust and containing offensive references to Jews, was acquitted by an Appeals court in Athens.

Plevris was found not guilty of "incitement to racial hatred and violence against the Jews" by the 5-member court.

In a reaction, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) expressed its "disappointment and amazement at the decision of the Athens court.

"This decision saddens and causes concern among citizens of a modern democratic society as a self-confessed advocate of Nazism and racism remains unpunished though he not only distorts proven historical evidence, but even worse, uses his pen to incite hatred and provoke discrimination and violence against citizens of Greece and Europe," the Central Board said.

"The Greek Jewry believes that the fundamental constitutional right of freedom of speech has nothing to do with the direct threats, insults and incitement to racial hatred and violence against the Jews that Plevris includes in his book" titled "Jews-The whole truth".

Plevris had been convicted in first instance in December 2007 and condemned to 14 months of imprisonment on probation for three years for "racial insult", "incitement to hatred and racial violence" on the basis of the 1979 anti-racist law.

At the time, the Jewish community saw the trial as a key test of the Greek authorities’ determination to deal with anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial in a country where anti-Semitic literature such as the infamous "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is on sale in bookshops. The charges against Plevris were also brought by the Helsinki Monitor and the "Anti-Nazi Initiative" organization, two human right Greek NGO’s.

He immediately appealed the sentence.

According to Moses Constantinis, the Appeals court prosecutor characterized Plevris’s defamatory book - which denies the Holocaust, calls the Jews "sub-human" and threatens them with the "re-opening of the crematoria in Auschwitz" - a "scientific work".

To express the resentment of the Greek Jews, the Jewish umbrella body has decided not to be represented at the European symposium "Building together the Future of Europe" which will be held next Monday in Brussels, "given that theoretical analysis and statements made by Greek MEPs on the denunciation and condemnation of anti-Semitism are meaningless".

Around 6,000 Jews live in Greece."

From The Jews - The Whole Truth :

Adolf Hitler: The tragic leader of the German Third Reich is certainly the most impressive leadership figure of the modern age… Human history will blame Adolf Hitler for the following: 1. He could have rid Europe of the Jews, but did not; 2. He did not use the special chemical weapons, which only Germany possessed, to gain a victory... Because of the defeat of Germany then, the White Race and Europe are at risk now… The day will come when Europeans will either dominate or be destroyed. Either way they will acknowledge that Hitler was right... (p. 881)
Heinrich Himmler: Chief in Command of the SS… facts and arguments verify the high moral standing of the Man who, despite the fact that in one day he could have issued the order for all Jews to be put to death, chose to expel them from Europe so as to rid the continent of the White Race of the non-European Semites.... The SS, in particular the combatant SS (Waffen SS,) were the knights in armor of the modern age, indomitable fighting men from every country in Europe, who sacrificed their lives for the ideal of a New Order for civilized peoples. Unfortunately for the human race, they were defeated… They were all fine examples of faith, discipline and fighting skill, serving the ideals of National Socialism. Their bearing reflected the greatness of their character so only the very best of the Aryan Race were included in the ranks of the SS…. (p. 869)
Joseph Goebbels: One of the brightest minds of the century. A philosopher and fighter with a deep understanding of mass psychology, on every battlefield he vanquished Jewish Bolshevism and headed his country's all out war. (p. 885)Hitler was blamed for something that did not actually take place. Later the history of humanity will blame him for not ridding Europe of the Jews, though he could have … My dear Jews, I do not ask you to suffer all the things that your holy books tell you that we should suffer from you… You are criminals because that is what your religion has taught you to be. You are murderers because crime is instilled in you from an early age. Therefore we others have the right to deal with you. And that is what we will do. (p. 852)
ZYKLON B, so extensively publicized as the gas used to put Jews to death in the special gas chambers (which have not been found) was merely a poisonous gas used to fumigate the concentration camps … everything else [said about it] is fiction produced for the purposes of propaganda. (p. 1008)
The SS divisions fought with unparalleled heroism. (p. 853)
In 1945 the White Race suffered the greatest catastrophe in its history. Hitlerian Germany's epic struggle for dominance by Aryans ended without a victory. (p. 869)

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Anonymous said...

shame on greece.

greece the country of liberty and democracy does not exist any more .

a civilized European Citizen said...

... and the idiots of the stormfront site spread lies about the Holocaust and the Jewish People on a daily basis in their stupid forum for ignorant bone-heads. Someone should bring that stupid side down and stop them spreading their ignorant and racist hate message through the internet!...

Anonymous said...

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Dear friends,
Please find below announcement of Antinazi Initiative for the scandalous acquittal of the nazi Kostas Plevris from the Athens Appeals Court that cancelled the 14th month penalty imposed on him for infringement of the Greek antiracist law.
Best Regards,
On behalf of Antinazi Initiative
Anna Stai
Irene Koutelou

Today March 27, 2009 after a procedure of postponements and continuous cessations that lasted approximately one year, the First Five Member Appeals Court of Athens acquitted the nazi K. Plevris! (*)
This is a horrifying decision that blatantly infringes the antiracist law 927/79 and the international conventions ratified by Greece, and above all, it consists a direct shielding and encouragement of the anti-Semitic hate and violence propaganda that strengthens in our country in the last period.
For extracts of the book “Jews the whole Truth” included in the indictment - such as :
- “That’s what the Jews deserve. For it’s the only way they understand: firing squad within 24 hours...”
- “Wake up, the treacherous Jews are digging a pit for the Nations. Wake up and throw them in, for they deserve it...”
- “The civilized world is to blame that tolerates those international pests called Judeans... the time of retaliation has come...”
- “The Jew (in religion) and the human being are contradicting terms, that is the one excludes the other”
- “The criminal behavior of the Jews explains the Nazis’ deeds against them, and more than that, it justifies them”.
- «The history of the humankind will hold Adolf Hitler responsible for the following: He did not rid Europe from the Jews while he could» etc,

it was judged that they do not consist invitation to violence and hate provocation against the Greek Jews.

Also for phrases such as:

- “We despise the Jews for their morality, for their religion, for their deeds, which all prove that they are sub-humans”.
- (Underneath Auschwitz photo): “They rightly preserve the camp (Auschwitz) at a good condition, because nobody knows what might happen in the future”
- “I cannot bear to see the murderers, bandits, rapists, oppressors, pests, corruptors, sappers of the ruffian Jewry, slandering the superior National-Socialists...”
- «The ΖΥKLON B was nothing more than a poisonous gas that was used to clear the concentration camps from insects……all the rest are fairytales of propaganda»
- «The Jewish corpse in the case of Auschwitz was proved absolutely false from the beginning»
- «Get rid of the Jewish propaganda, that deceives you with concentration camps, gas chambers, «ovens» and other fairytales of the pseudo-holocaust...» ,
it was judged that they do not insult the Greek Jews!
In other words, it was judged that no penalty should be imposed on the glorifier of the Third Reich, Hitler, Gobbles, Himmler, of the “superior national socialists”, of the “heroic” SS who claims that «it will not be long until the dawn of the day that the flags of nazism will rise again», and who has written 1,400 pages trying to convince his readers that the “sub-humans Jews” must be exterminated and ousted from all European Countries.
That is, the court acquitted a nazi who produced only writings that consist nothing less than the definition of provocation to racist violence and hate.
This decision is not an isolated fault of a specific court consisted of specific judges, but comes as a capstone of a series of anti-Semitic positions expressed by judges who participated in this judicial procedure from its beginning. The most worrying aspect of this case is that this decision was taken within a certain political environment where parliamentary cadres of the party LAOS (“Popular Orthodox Rally”) defended the nazi in court and out of it. At the same time all the other parliamentary parties headed by the anti-Semitic «left», kept a stand of scandalous, guilty, and lengthy silence, blatantly favoring the defendant and LAOS.
Most characteristic is the silence about the provocative stand of the LAOS MP, Thanassis Plevris, counsel of the defense for the nazi in court, who went so far as to state that anyone has the «democratic right» to call for the extermination of any people even for the re-opening of Auschwitz!
Antinazi Initiative will not stop here: This judgment that consists negative landmark in the democratic course of our country, shame for Greece and for the Greek justice will become known to the Greek people, to Europe and to all democratic countries.
We call the democrats to react to the process of fascistization of our country before it is too late.
Athens 27-3-09
* The judgment has as follows: Regarding Article 2 of Law 927/79 punishing dissemination of insulting ideas against a group of people, the nazi was acquitted unanimously (5-0)
Regarding Article 1 of the law punishing provocation to actions that may provoke racist hate and violence he was acquitted with 4 votes in favor and 1 vote against.