Germany Elects To EU Parliament Candidate Who Said Hitler Was ‘Great Man’
Udo Voigt is a member of a far-right anti-immigrant party who’s now been elected to the European Parliament.
The son of a Nazi SA assault division member, Voigt, 62, was the chief candidate for the extremist National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD), which scored one percent in the German vote for the EU-wide election Sunday.
Three years after being found guilty in 2004 of promoting Nazism after he called Hitler “a great man”, Voigt questioned the number of Holocaust deaths and demanded the return of German land lost after World War II.
He also received a four-month suspended jail sentence for inciting violence after calling in a 1998 campaign speech for voters to engage in “armed combat”.