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October 15, 2017

Famous historian David Irving is back in the news

Filed under: Auschwitz, David Irving — furtherglory @ 6:30 pm

I have met David Irving several times, and I can tell you that he is the nicest person that you will ever meet.

Irving is a famous historian who has written many books about history.  His problem is that he is too smart; this causes some people to dislike him.

You can read a recent news article about him here: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/10/how-an-historian-took-on-an-infamous-holocaust-denier.html

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History buffs packed out a lecture theatre at University of Otago’s Wellington Campus on Sunday to hear a famous historian recount how he overcame an infamous Holocaust denier.

The courtroom clash of Sir Richard Evans and David Irving has even been made into a film, Denial.

Sir Richard’s work has made him one of the world’s most famous historians, a status backed up by his depiction in Denial. It tells the story of a landmark libel trial 17 years ago brought by prominent Holocaust denier Irving, known for his racist and anti-Semitic views.

Irving sued an author for claiming he falsified history.

Played by actor John Sessions in the film, Sir Richard was called as a witness. His task was to prove the Holocaust really happened.

“In the movie I’m on for about three minutes. Actually I was about 28 hours in the witness box,” he told Newshub.

Sir Richard is on a lecture tour of New Zealand, discussing the trial and his experience of being cross-examined by Irving – a man who in 2004 was denied entry into the country.

“I got the measure of him after the first hour or two, and what I came to realise is that you can’t trust anything he says.”

During the trial old plans were found of the Auschwitz concentration camp, which disproved Irving’s claim there were no holes built in the ceilings of gas chambers to drop cyanide – a popular theory among Holocaust deniers.

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My 1998 photo of ruins of Auschwitz gas chamber

My 1998 photo of Auschwitz gas chamber ruins

You can read all about the gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Birkenau/RuinsII01.html

You can see my photos of the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chamber at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Photos/Gallery2/index.html

4 Comments »

  1. Comment by hermie — October 19, 2017 @ 5:59 am

  2. Comment by hermie — October 17, 2017 @ 6:14 pm

  3. No holes No Holocaust!

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — October 16, 2017 @ 9:47 am

  4. There were NO holes in any roofs, and the Jews are doing whatever they can to keep the lie going.
    No holes, No Holocaust, pretty simple.

    https://codoh.com/library/document/1750/

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — October 15, 2017 @ 8:38 pm


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