I acknowledge my guilt on this charge.
History is like a constantly changing tree. The more you know, the more documents become available, the more you learn, and I have learned a lot since 1989.
Of course this trial is a question of freedom of speech.
the historical truth and that I alone have been getting it right.
Of course, it is a question of freedom of speech. Obviously, you can't trust German historians, you can't trust Austrian historians if they are constantly writing the history with the law over their shoulder, telling them what to write.
I think Austria would be very stupid, indeed, to put me in jail for several years.
In my view, freedom of speech means the freedom to say things to other people that they don't want to hear. And if that causes offense to them, then that's partly their problem and partly mine. Freedom of speech is the right to be wrong, basically. Sometimes I'm wrong.
The Nazis did murder millions of Jews.
That is outstanding growth by anyones measure.
I come from a free country and I'm not going to let anybody silence me.
The way the law is written, I didn't have any other choice but to plead guilty.
I have no academic qualifications whatsoever.
I made a mistake when I said there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz.
History is like a constantly changing tree.
Without Hitler, the State of Israel probably would not exist today. To that extent he was probably the Jews' greatest friend.
Smoking is just a prop or wardrobe that helps identify a character as a bad guy. They have to do whatever they can to make the audience feel that this is a despicable person who is fighting or challenging the hero.
because of my ability to stand up to the experts ... to take them all on single-handed.