Charged, tried and convicted in Switzerland. Fired for the second time from his teaching post.
Background and contribution:
A Swiss school teacher and language genius, Graf speaks almost one dozen languages fluently and understands many more, some of them the most exotic ones such as Russian, Japanese, Thai as well as Malay and Filipino dialects. Author of several books, among them “Der Holocaust auf dem Prüfstand” (The Holocaust on Trial), he went recently to Russia where he researched Russian archives for months. The Swiss government charged, tried and convicted Graf in 1998 to 15 months in jail under the new anti-Revisionist law adopted by the Swiss in 1994.
Graf’s German-born, 80-year-old publisher was likewise convicted to 1 year in prison.