Monika Schaefer, a Canadian-German alleged Holocaust denier, has been arrested in Germany following complaints from B’nai Brith.
Schaefer was formerly a senior member of the Green Party in Canada, but was removed from the Party when her Holocaust denial was exposed, a story covered by Everyday Antisemitism in 2016. She has described the Holocaust as the “six million lie” and “the biggest and most pernicious and persistent lie in all of history”.
In a YouTube video she apologised to her mother, who was a German who lived through the Third Reich. Schaefer claimed that being told about the Holocaust amounted to her having been “indoctrinated”.
Schaefer was reportedly arrested in Munich during the recess of the trial of alleged Holocaust denial Sylvia Stolz. Holocaust denial is a criminal offence in Germany.
Both B’nai Brith and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have praised German police for taking action against Schaefer.