Austria keeps ‘troublemaker’ Jewish historian in jail despite evidence said to clear himStephan Templ imprisoned for fraudulent Holocaust restitution claim, but forms held by state show he did nothing wrong, Guardian reports…


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Austria keeps ‘troublemaker’ Jewish historian in jail despite evidence said to clear him

Stephan Templ imprisoned for fraudulent Holocaust restitution claim, but forms held by state show he did nothing wrong, Guardian reports

 http://www.timesofisrael.com/austria-keeps-troublemaker-jewish-historian-in-jail-despite-evidence-said-to-clear-him/

Stephan Templ, who was convicted of defrauding the Austrian government out of $700,000 in connection with a Holocaust restitution application. (Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA)

Stephan Templ, who was convicted of defrauding the Austrian government out of $700,000 in connection with a Holocaust restitution application. (Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA)

Austrian-Jewish historian Stephan Templ is serving a one-year jail term for defrauding his country’s government in a restitution case, despite the discovery of new evidence that reportedly refutes the fraud allegations of which he was convicted.

Templ, 55, is the author of Unser Wien [Our Vienna], a book detailing all the real estate in the Austrian capital which was confiscated from Jews in the days and months leading to the Holocaust and never returned to its owners. He…

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