John Ausonius became known as the “laser man” in the European press for the laser telescope he used on his rifle.
German police are investigating Michele Renouf following remarks made at a neo-Nazi rally. Public Holocaust denial is a criminal offense in Germany.
Most of the incidents were so-called “propaganda” crimes involving verbal or written incitement to hate.
Merkel’s response came ahead of a meeting planned with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki next week in Berlin.
Germany passed sweeping digital reforms to its hate speech laws in 2017, called the Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz, or NetzDG.
Algerian Jews had their French citizenship stripped by the Vichy government, and laws banned Jews from working as doctors, lawyers and teachers.
The statement comes after the Polish parliament’s approval of a law making it illegal to accuse Poles of crimes committed by Germany during WWII.
Oskar Groening was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015, but has not yet started his sentence due to a dispute about his health.
“People who have fled to us who have themselves had to escape or been expelled, can develop empathy in such memorials,” a Jewish leader said.
A member of the AfD party criticized the memorial last year, saying that it was overly shaming of the German people.