Alison Chabloz has been found guilty of posting anti-Semitic songs online
A blogger who posted music videos denying the holocaust, mocking Anne Frank and describing Auschwitz as a ‘theme park’ has been found guilty of creating ‘grossly offensive’ material.
Alison Chabloz, 53, who describes herself as a ‘holocaust revisionist’ was prosecuted over three anti-Semitic songs she posted on YouTube in September 2016.
There were shouts from the public gallery today as she was found guilty of three counts of ‘improper use of a public electronic communications network’ by posting ‘grossly offensive, indecent or obscene’.
A campaigner shouted ‘justice’, while one of Chabloz’s supporters shouted ‘shame’ as District Judge John Zani returned his verdict at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Judge Zani said: ‘I am entirely satisfied that the material was grossly offensive and that Alison Chabloz intended to insult those who were referenced in the songs.’
One of the songs mocks holocaust survivors Irene Zisblatt and Elie Wiezel, insinuating their accounts were made up to make money.
She also questions the authorship of Anne Frank’s diary, which she again claims was a money making scam by her father.
Chabloz questioned the Holocaust and called Auschwitz a ‘theme park’ in her online songs
In the lyrics to another song, Chabloz branded Auschwitz a ‘theme park’ and gas chambers a ‘hoax’ and described the holocaust as a ‘Holohoax’.
It also includes line: ‘Did the Holocaust ever happen? Was it just a bunch of lies? Seems that some intend to pull the wool over our eyes.’
Prosecutor Karen Robinson told a previously hearing: ‘The songs target Jewish people and no others.
‘The songs, specifically the language used within them, have been carefully considered and composed with the language chosen deliberately.’
There were tense confrontations between supporters and critics of Chabloz outside court
Ms Robinson added: ‘These are songs, their lyrics, about matters of the utmost seriousness, music.
‘The music the defendant uses, which is traditional Jewish song music is part of her attempt to mock and provoke.’
Prosecutors said the songs went way beyond the mere expression of an unfashionable opinion or permissible satirical comment.
‘They are anti-semitic, they are targeting the Jewish people as a whole and use both their content and their tone to ensure maximum offence,’ the prosecutor said.
‘The songs are designed to provoke maximum upset and discomfort. By the standards of an open and multi-racial society they are grossly offensive.’
Chabloz, of Charlesworth, Glossop, Derbyshire, had denied all charges but is due to be sentenced later on today.
The case was originally brought by a private prosecution by the charity the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism but was later taken up by the Crown Prosecution Service.