March 2, 2010
"Judging by the photos, he has emerged from prison a stooped, gray-haired and half-broken man, though with his humor intact."
First-hand, I am happy to report that Ernst Zündel emerged from prison on March 1st not in the least a "stooped" man! Quite the contrary. He emerged smiling and upright in stance (and statements) though burdened by bouquets (see pic attached).
Ernst stepped straight up, warmly confident, to greet each and every friend who had turned up at Mannheim Prison's gate to express their gratitude for his role-model "unbowed" fibre. As we drove this eagle-eyed owl to his Black Forest ancestral lair, he keenly declared (on film) that:
"they used to have a critic; now they have an enemy".
Ernst Zündel a free man at last - released from Germany's Mannhein Jail this morning after many long years - but for how long?
Monday, March 1, 2010
From Ingrid Rimland - Mrs Ernst Zündel
THIS morning at 2:45 EST I received a phone call from our British friend, Lady Michele Renouf, who told me: "We have him in the car! All is well! Here he is..." and I could exchange a few happy words with my husband.
Ernst assured me that his release went smoothly and that he would call me a bit later with additional details.
Half an hour later I received a fax from his lady attorney, Alexandra Rittershaus, who told me:
"Ernst is in freedom. A few people were [at the prison gates], but everything went peacefully. I did not have an opportunity to talk to him, but he looked happy."
Above is a photo taken just a few minutes ago, showing Ernst with his splendid Austrian defense attorney, Dr. Herbert Schaller who, at the young age of 87, fought like a lion for Ernst's release!.
Seven Years Behind Bars - longer than Pastor Niemöller. On March 1, 2010 Europe's best-known political prisoner, Ernst Zündel, was released from prison in Germany -- "the freest Germany that has ever been", as it likes to call itself, despite 50,000 arrests for "thought-crimes" every year.
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