German man sentenced to prison for Holocaust comment

A German man was sentenced to 7 months in prison for Holocaust comment under a Facebook post.

A German man has been sentenced to seven months in prison for leaving a hateful comment under a Facebook post about the case of Gil Ofarim, reports The Jerusalem Post. Gil Ofarim, a German-Israeli singer was charged with lying about an antisemitism incident at a hotel last year.

“In Buchenwald, he would have liked to be seen with his Star of David,” wrote the 38-year-old Facebook user from the German city of Niesky. He left the comment on the account of TAG24, a German news website.

Buchenwald is the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp within Germany.

Germany has strict laws prohibiting antisemitic speech, and due to the perpetrator’s previous criminal record, the court sentenced him to seven months in prison.