Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Creator of Internet Auschwitz rave clip on trial in Holland

`A student who used images of the concentration camp at Auschwitz in a hoax publicity video for a techno rave will be prosecuted for discrimination, a prosecution spokeswoman said Monday.

The student, identified as the 23-year-old Dickie Thijssen by Dutch media, will appear before a magistrate Wednesday, Jechien de Graaf of the Rotterdam prosecutor’s office said.

If convicted he faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a 4,500 euros fine.

Thijssen, who is living in the southwest of the country, apologised extensively on the internet for the offence caused by his video.

The clip, which was widely circulated on the Internet last year, purported to give details of a techno music festival called “Housewitz”, a reference to techno “house” music.’

Followup to Housewitz – Tanzen Macht Frei.

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