Seldom does a documentary film accomplish so much as Beruf Neonazi. Aside from the rather frightening look into the current world of holocaust denial and pro Hitler ideology, the contents of the film were used as evidence to secure a court conviction. Gil Sedan filed this report from Bonn, for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, on September 8, 1995. "A neo-Nazi leader whose life was the subject of a documentary has been sentenced by a Berlin court to 3-1/2 years in jail. Bela Ewald Althans, 29, was convicted of racist incitement, defamation and holocaust denial in connection with the film, Profession: Neo-Nazi" [Beruf Neonazi].
No connection has been proven between the film and the "torching" of Ernst Zundel's Toronto headquarters, which were featured in the film, but his centre for operations did sustain heavy fire damage, only to be rebuilt as a fortress behind iron fence and heavily monitored by internal closed circuit cameras!
Overall, the film awakened me to my own ignorance of the vast extent and fervor of today's neonazi movement.
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