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Germany "Nazi Grandma" Ursula Haverbeck, Holocaust denier, arrested after not being detained in Verden



BERLIN – German authorities say they arrested and sentenced a notorious old neo-Nazi to serving their sentence for denying the Holocaust. Police and prosecutors told the dpa news agency Monday that Ursula Haverbeck, 89, was picked up at her home in the town of Vlotho in central Germany

Haverbeck, referred to by German media as the "Nazi Grandma" last year on charges of defaming the Holocaust sentenced in Germany and sentenced to two years in prison.

She was due to appear in prison last week, but disappeared and searched for her. It was not immediately clear when she got home.

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Ursula Haverbeck (2nd R), repeatedly convicted of Holocaust deniers, is being taken away by the police after attempting to take part in a lawsuit against a former Auschwitz guard on the 11th February 2016 in Detmold, West Germany

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Haverbeck chaired a far-right training center, which was closed in 2008 because of spreading Nazi propaganda. In a trial in 2015, she said that Auschwitz was "not historically proven to be a death camp," reports the Agence France-Presse. She also appeared on television and said the Holocaust was "the biggest and most lasting lie in history."

An estimated 1.1 million people were killed in the Auschwitz camp between 1940 and 1945 before the Soviet army intervened and released the remaining 7,000 prisoners.

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