“An award-winning German historian has been stripped of a national blogging prize after she was accused of fabricating the stories of 22 Jewish relatives who supposedly died in the Holocaust.
Marie-Sophie Hingst had drawn almost 250,000 readers to her vivid accounts of how her grandmother’s family had been all but wiped out in Auschwitz and other death camps.
Over years of archive research, she wrote, she had discovered their fates and registered their deaths with Yad Vashem, the main Israeli memorial to the Jewish victims of Nazi genocide. …”
I’m left wondering … will any of the skeptics in Germany now be released from prison for doubting the Holocaust? Isn’t it obvious that criminalizing skepticism of orthodox historical narratives is a terrible idea? Why is this one subject off limits to criticism?