This morning, I read this headline on a news story in the Daily Mail, a British newspaper:
Holocaust-denying historian David Irving has sparked widespread fury by organising ‘disgusting’ tours of concentration camps costing £2,000 for each participant.
The disgraced academic, who is a self-confessed fascist, is leading a tour group to sites in Poland such as Treblinka, Sobibor and Hitler’s ‘Wolf’s Lair’ headquarters.
Holocaust memorial groups have accused Irving of insulting the memory of those killed in the Second World War by spreading ‘pro-Nazi propaganda’ on the tours.
And a leading historian claims that the holidays are marketed towards other Holocaust deniers – adding that it ‘surely cannot be right’ for Irving to be allowed to market them.
Irving, 77, is notorious for his attempts to play down the extent of the Holocaust, and his insistence that Hitler was unaware of the plan to exterminate the Jews.
He was publicly exposed after his failed bid to sue author Deborah Lipstadt for calling him a Holocaust denier, prompting a trial in which his revisionist views were laid bare.
People who have never visited a “death camp” may not be aware that seeing is unbelieving. You can read all about Treblinka on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Treblinka/index.html