The Verbotsgesetz 1947 ( Prohibition Act 1947 ), abbreviated VerbotsG , is a constitutional law Austrian who vetoed the Nazi Party and provided the legal framework for the process of denazification in Austria. It also aimed to suppress any potential rebirth of Nazism .

The law was amended in 1992 to prohibit the denial or minimization of the Holocaust and other war crimes Nazis. Previously, some courts had interpreted the ban on reviving Nazi ideology as a prohibition of Holocaust denial, but since the law did not explicitly prohibit such denial, there was considerable debate on the subject. 1


  1. Back to top↑ Brigitte Bailer-Galanda (1997). ‘ ‘ Revisionism ‘in Germany and Austria: The Evolution of a Doctrine “. In Hermann Kurthen, Werner Bergmann, & Rainer Erb. Antisemitism and Xenophobia in Germany After Unification . Oxford University Press. P. 188. ISBN  0195104854 .