Tuesday, March 25, 2008

David Irving

From: AP Online January 11, 2000
David Irving is suing Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books for libel over the 1994 book
''Denying the Holocaust…

Irving, 62, has outraged Jews by saying the Holocaust has been exaggerated and by challenging the number and manner of Jewish concentration camp deaths under Adolf Hitler's regime. He also claims Hitler knew nothing about the extermination of Europe's Jews until 1943. 'The word 'denier' is particularly evil, because no person in full command of his mental faculties, and with even the slightest understanding of what happened in World War II, can deny that the tragedy actually happened, however much we dissident historians may wish to quibble about the means, the scale, the dates,'' he said. Being branded a Holocaust denier, ''is a verbal Yellow Star,'' he said, referring to the symbol the Nazis forced Jews to wear.

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