FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017 file photo Ursula Haverbeck, sitting in the court room of the District Court waiting for her appeal hearing in Detmold, Germany. A group of Holocaust survivors has urged the German authorities to search for a notorious neo-Nazi who didn’t show up to begin her prison sentence last week. The International Auschwitz Committee said Sunday May 6, 2018 it hopes that 89-year-old Ursula Haverbeck, who has been sentenced to two years of prison for incitement, will soon be found. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP,file)

Elderly German neo-Nazi apprehended, sent to prison

May 07, 2018 - 12:00 pm

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they've apprehended a notorious elderly neo-Nazi and taken her to prison to begin serving her sentence for Holocaust denial.

Police and prosecutors told the dpa news agency Monday that Ursula Haverbeck, 89, was picked up at her home in the town of Vlotho in central Germany.

Haverbeck was convicted of incitement last year in Verden state court and sentenced to two years in prison for denying the Holocaust, a crime in Germany. She was supposed to report to prison last week but vanished, prompting a search for her. It was not immediately clear when she returned home.

Haverbeck has repeatedly said the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland was simply a work camp and has been convicted several times, but had avoided prison due to lengthy appeals.

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