Lost his job and his reputation was destroyed. Prevented an arson attempt against him. Was convicted to a $3,000 fine after 10 years of costly litigation. Was financially ruined by his ordeal.
Background and contribution:
A Canadian school teacher of Dutch background, Keegstra taught both sides of the Holocaust and other questions of history. He was charged under Canada’s infamous “Hate Laws”, and was tried and convicted. He appealed – and was re-tried and re-convicted. Three times, his case went to the Supreme Court. He ultimately lost. ZÃ¼ndel witness in the 1985 Great Holocaust Trial.