A Holocaust denier has been found guilty in an Australian court of contempt and faces a possible prison term after he flouted court orders not to publish information which vilified the Jewish race on his website. It was the first time the Australian justice system has found somebody guilty for breaching the Racial Discrimination Act in relation to Holocaust denial. Frederick Toben, director of the Adelaide Institute published material on his website referring to Anne Frank as one of those “self serving Holocaust frauds.” He referred to the “Holohoax” and claimed Holocaust Museums were simply a gimmick to collect money.
The emotional way of dealing with such individuals is to find them guilty and send them to jail. This only reinforces their conviction of being a martyr in the fight against Judaism. The essence of what anyone learns from the Holocaust is the right of individuals to express their ideas free of punishment. If there is any punishment for this man, wouldn’t it be preferable to have him work in a Holocaust Museum or have discussions with Holocaust survivors? Most probably he will never change, but at least society has not denied him the right to be an idiot.