Sunday, February 14, 2016

Austria keeps ‘troublemaker’ Jewish historian in jail despite evidence said to clear him

Via Times of Israel:
Austrian-Jewish historian Stephan Templ is serving a one-year jail term for defrauding his country’s government in a restitution case, despite the discovery of new evidence that reportedly refutes the fraud allegations of which he was convicted.

Templ, 55, is the author of Unser Wien [Our Vienna], a book detailing all the real estate in the Austrian capital which was confiscated from Jews in the days and months leading to the Holocaust and never returned to its owners. He has been a vocal and prominent critic of Austria’s Holocaust-era conduct.
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