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February 13, 2017

Free Movie, Slaughter House Five

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, movies, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 9:55 am

http://www.bmetv.net/video/3128/kurt-vonnegut-s-slaughterhouse-five-full-movie

I have added the link above, which goes to my favorite movie, which is about the bombing of Dresden.  This link goes to a free movie.

In the movie, if you listen closely, you can hear when David Irving’s book on the bombing of Dresden, is mentioned in the movie.

You are encouraged to take some time today, to watch this movie and think about what happened on February 13, 1945.

February 10, 2017

Donald Trump’s ban on refugees from certain countries is “troubling”

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, Holocaust, Trump — furtherglory @ 4:11 pm

On this new blog post, I am commenting on a news article which you can read in full at http://www.salon.com/2017/01/31/donald-trumps-dance-with-the-devil-did-white-house-mean-to-wink-at-holocaust-deniers/

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

Begin quote

President Donald Trump has barely been in office for a week and already he’s being accused, by prominent and credible people, of aiding and abetting Holocaust denial. Both Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and conservative commentator John Podhoretz have gone public with such criticisms.

This outcry resulted from the White House statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day, which  omitted any mention that the Holocaust was an effort to get rid of the Jewish population of Europe. All previous presidents had made mention of the fact that while many non-Jewish people were killed in Nazi Germany’s concentration camps, the machinery of the Holocaust was created and effectively used to kill more than 60 percent of Europe’s Jewish population.

The news article ends with this quote:

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The fact of the matter is that the Holocaust, as defined by historians, is not ‘all the bad things the Nazis did,’” explained historian Deborah Lipstadt over the phone. “The Nazis did lots and lots of bad things. But the Holocaust is the attempt to annihilate European Jewry.”

End quote

Oh no! Debra Lipstadt is weighing in. Remember the movie entitled “Denial” which ruined David Irving’s reputation? Now Debra is going to ruin Donald Trump’s reputation.

Where is Jared Kushner, the Jewish son-in-law of Donald Trump? Why isn’t he advising The Donald on these matters?

January 26, 2017

Hitler:The Monster (updated)

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, Holocaust, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 9:14 am

Rob Photo.jpg

Robert Cintino made an interesting comment on the TV show entitled “Hitler:The Monster” which was shown on the American Heroes Channel (AHC).

Begin quote from Cintino:

“There is no paper trail linking Adolf Hitler to the holocaust and this is an extraordinary thing in such a highly bureaucratic state that kept meticulous records of every single minor activity.”

End quote from Cintino

I wrote about this in an earlier blog post but I wanted to include an exact quote from the TV show, in this update on the subject.

Begin quote from my earlier blog post:

One interesting aspect of this series is that it addresses the issue of the fact that there is little or no evidence, in the written German records of the time period, that Hitler ordered the Holocaust.  This idea was first brought to light by the research of David Irving, when he offered a cash bonus to anybody who could find a written order from Hitler regarding the Holocaust. Irving’s offer was considered a serious act of Holocaust Denial.

The show never mentions David Irving, nor introduces the topic of Holocaust denial.  Yet, on the latest episode of the show, a whole group of Holocaust historians basically admitted that Irving was right.  Maybe all these Historians should be put in jail; if they get a lawyer and try to defend themselves, their lawyer should be put in jail as well.  They have, in part, vindicated the notorious Holocaust denier David Irving!

End quote from earlier blog post

Maybe we should let poor Cintino out of jail on probation.  For one thing, he is a visiting professor at the United States Army War College.

Cintino is actually a very good writer and I have learned that he has written many good books on military history.  You can follow the link below to read some of his comments about Stalingrad.

http://ww2history.com/experts/Robert_Citino/Stalingrad

But I still think that, before David Irving, this would have been Holocaust denial: saying that Hitler did not order the Holocaust in writing.

January 22, 2017

Friedrich Paulus

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:33 am

Bundesarchiv Bild 183-B24575, Friedrich Paulus.jpg

(January 22) What did this German General do on this day in history?  Here is the answer.

David Irving wrote about Paulus on page 557 of the 2002 version of his book entitled “Hitler’s war”.

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On January 22 the Russians again called on Paulus to surrender.  Hitler remarked that the Russians would abide by no conventions – no prisoners would survive long; on the other hand, every day the Sixth Army fought on would help to stabilize the other fronts.  Paulus radioed a dignified, even fatalistic, response to Hitler’s instructions: ‘Your orders are being executed.  Long live Germany.’

End quote

On January 31 Paulus surrendered.  David Irving wrote about Paulus  on page 559 of “Hitler’s war”.

Begin quote:

Defying tradition Paulus had surrendered, as had eleven German and five Romanian generals.  Hitler was thunderstruck.  He could never forgive this field marshal because he had lacked the routine courage of every captain who had gone down with his ship; because  he had not mustered the same bravery as had a score of Soviet commissars and commanders in identically hopeless situations.  “The others stick together, form a phalanx,and keep the last bullet for themselves.  Imagine, even a woman with an ounce of pride in herself, will lock herself in and put a bullet in her brain just because she has heard a few insulting words! …Here is a man who can look on while fifty or sixty thousand of his troops are dying and defending themselves with courage to the end – how can he give himself up to the Bolsheviks?

End quote.

January 16, 2017

Wilhelm Canaris

Filed under: Dachau, David Irving, Germany, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 7:34 am

‘Nun ja, wir mussten den kleinen Admiral mehrmals hoch und runter ziehen weil er so lange zappelte bis er endlich aufgab,.

Translation: Well yes, we had to pull the little Admiral several times up and down because he struggled quite long before he gave up.

Wilhelm Canaris was the head of the Abwher, which was the German military intelligence agency during most of the Nazi era.  Canaris was also a traitor and a double agent, who plotted to assassinate Hitler.  He ended up being hung and strangled by a violin wire on April 9th 1945 in the Flossenberg concentration  camp.

If Donald Trump is the new Hitler, and history repeats itself, then that would mean that Trump’s new appointment, who will become the head of American military intelligence, will also be a traitor, just like Canaris, and might end up being executed for treason.

Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1979-013-43, Wilhelm Canaris.jpg

On January 12th 2017, I wrote a blog post, in my new “name that Nazi” series, in which I asked my readers to identify the man in the photo above.  That same day, I also wrote another blog post entitled “Trump compares US intelligence agencies to Nazi Germany”. 

 You can read my January 12th blog posts here:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/

There were two outstanding comments on this earlier blog post.  There was an exceptional comment, made by Herbert Stolpmann, that I used, in part, to begin this blog post today.

Jett Rucker was the first reader to correctly identify the man in the photo.

BEGIN OUTSTANDING COMMENTS ON MY EARLIER BLOG POST:

One of the two hangman commented during an interview about the execution of Canaris: ‘Nun ja, wir mussten den kleinen Admiral mehrmals hoch und rrunter ziehen weil er so lange zappelte bis er endlich aufgab,.

(‘Well yes, we had to pull the little Admiral several times up and down because he struggle quite long before he gave up)

This means that a lynching procedure took place and would have been ordered from the highest level of the hierarchy, with Hitler’s full knowledge, so as to make it as cruel as possible.

Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — January 12, 2017 @ 3:58 pm

Wilhelm Canaris, also admiral in the Kriegsmarine.

Comment by Jett Rucker — January 12, 2017 @ 10:21 am

END COMMENTS ON MY EARLIER BLOG POST

I wrote a little bit about Canaris on my website, which you can read here:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/ElserExecution.html

BEGIN QUOTE FROM MY SCRAPBOOK PAGES WEB SITE

On the same day that the Dachau Museum says that Georg Elser was killed by a bomb, April 9, 1945, a group of traitors to the Fatherland, including Rear Admiral Wilhelm Canaris and General Hans Oster were executed at the Flossenbürg concentration camp on the orders of Gestapo Chief Heinrich Müller, but there was no attempted cover-up of these executions. Canaris, who was the head of the Abwehr, Nazi Germany’s military intelligence agency, before he was arrested, was involved in two failed attempts to assassinate Hitler in 1938 and 1939. General Oster had been arrested the day after the failed July 20, 1944 attempt to assassinate Hitler. On April 8, 1945, General Wilhelm Canaris and General Hans Oster were put on trial and both were convicted.

END QUOTE FROM MY SCRAPBOOKPAGES WEB SITE

You can read about the downfall of Canaris on Wikipedia by clicking here:

Wikipedia makes a few glaring errors.  In particular, the reason for Canaris initially being removed from his post.

https://en.wikipedia.on/wiki/Wilhelm_Canaris#Downfall_and_execution

Canaris was removed from his post as head of military intelligence, because he failed to obtain any intelligence about the allied landing at Anzio on January 22, 1944.

In  the 2002 version of David Irving’s book entitled “Hitler’s War”, the real story of Canaris’s dismissal from his position, as head of military intelligence, is given.

BEGIN QUOTE FROM HITLER’S WAR PAGE 652:

Wholly unexpected – and without even a hint from the German Intelligence services – on Jan 22 an American corps staged a sudden seaborne landing south of Rome at Anzio – to the rear of the German lines.  Misled by the assurances of Admiral Canaris, Kesselring had denuded this coastline; only two German battalions met the American troops….

Hitler asked Jodle to determine precisely why Intelligence had failed to predict the landing at Anzio.  Kesselring claimed that it was Canaris’s fault.  In February, Erich Vermeheren, an important Abwher agent in Turkey, put the last nail in the Admiral’s coffin.  This brought even Cicero’s operations to an abrupt end.  Hitler had had enough of Admiral Canaris.  He told Himmler to set up a “unified German secret Intelligence service.”

END QUOTE FROM HITLER’S WAR

Also completely absent from the current Wikipedia page is the important date of September 26th 1944.

BEGIN QUOTE FROM HITLER’S WAR – PAGE 740-741

Later that day, September 26, [1944], Heinrich Himmler arrived with a bulging briefcase of things to discuss.  Heading the agenda was the topic, ‘Treason since 1939.’  In a locked safe at the Abwher headquarters outside Berlin, Gestapo investigations had found documents proving that Mayor Gordeler, General Oster, General Beck, and above all Vice-Admiral Canaris – the slippery former chief of Intelligence – had been plotting Hitler’s overthrow since 1939 at least.  Canaris and his men had deliberately betrayed the plans and dates of Hitler’s 1940 western campaign (‘Yellow’) to the enemy.

These documents had been assembled by two of the admiral’s staff – General Oster and Hans vot Dohnanyi – with the view toward someday prosecuting Brauchitsch, then the army’s Commander in Chief, for refusing to aid the anti-Hitler plotters.  From General Munzos Grandes, who had commanded Spain’s contingent in Russia, Hitler had already learned some time ago that Canaris had personally warned Franco against bringing Spain in to the war on Hitler’s side.  Since his arrest in July, Canaris had told ingenious tales, but those who had rejected the Third Reich – Oster and Dohnbanyi – betrayed their friend Canaris equally willingly in face-to-face encounter.  General Alexander von Pfuhlstien, former commander of the ‘Brandenburg’ (Commando) Division, had been arrested on September 4, [1944] and he had once discussed using the division to storm the Wolf’s Lair; Canaris had confidently predicted Germany’s defeat for December 1943.  Colonel George Hansen invited his questioners to search for Canaris’s diaries, these damning documents were evidently found in the locked safe of another Abwher colonel who had succumbed to the suicide epidemic after July 20 – they vanished at the end of the war.

The documents showed that the plotters had sent the then Colonel Georg Thomas – another of Keitel’s department heads – to win over Halder and Brauchitsch in November 1939.  Hadler had refused: Britain’s fight was against the whole of Germany, he had said, not just Hitler.  A 1939 “study’ by Oster dealt explicitly with a coup d’etat.  There were voluminous memorandum by General Bech, and scattered pages of the fabled Canaris diary throwing a revealing new light on the 1943 Black Chapel case and the Abwehr dealings with the Vatican.  In April 1940, the documents indicated, Thomas had shown Halder a treacherous message from one Dr. Joseph Muller: the Vatican was willing to intercede with the British and French provided Hitler and Ribbentrop were first eliminated.  On being informed of this approach, Brauchtish had proposed to Halder that Thomas be arrested.  The same Joseph Muller had betrayed the date of ‘Yellow’ to the Vatican evidently on Abwehr instructions, since Canaris ordered the affair hushed up.  Oster had also warned the Dutch directly.

Hitler grimly informed Jodl of the news Himmler had brought.  The facts about Admiral Canaris were so terrible, he said, that he could not make them public until the war was over; then there would be a state trial at which the German people could take their revenge.

END QUOTE FROM HITLER’S WAR

In the pages which follow, Irving records how, on the following evening, Hitler’s health took a turn for the worse, and how he was unable to attend war counsels for several days.

Irving leaves it to his readers to draw a causal connection between the news of September 26th and Hitler’s health problems which started in earnest the following night, and lasted for days.  When I read this, I did draw a probable causal connection between the two.

Irving goes on, in his book, to record the Admirals last days.

BEGIN QUOTE FROM HITLER’S WAR page 807-808:

…at Flossenberg camp they left the traitors Admiral Canaris and General Oster.  A few days before, General Buhle had stumbled by chance on the long-sought diaries of Canaris, and these sealed the Abwehr chief’s fate.  He and General Oster were hanged after a summary court-martial on [April] the ninth [1945].

END QUOTE FROM HITLER’S WAR

December 21, 2016

“Hitler: The Monster” on AHC

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 11:05 am

Last night, I watched the most recent episode of the new six-part Hitler series. This episode was entitled “Hitler:The Monster”.  Including this episode, which ends with the Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy, on June 6th 1944, I have now seen five of the six episodes in the series.

One interesting aspect of this series is that it addresses the issue of the fact that there is little or no evidence, in the written German records of the time period, that Hitler ordered the Holocaust.  This idea was first brought to light by the research of David Irving, when he offered a cash bonus to anybody who could find a written order from Hitler regarding the Holocaust. Irving’s offer was considered a serious act of Holocaust Denial.

The show never mentions David Irving, nor introduces the topic of Holocaust denial.  Yet, on the latest episode of the show, a whole group of Holocaust historians basically admitted that Irving was right.  Maybe all these Historians should be put in jail; if they get a lawyer and try to defend themselves, their lawyer should be put in jail as well.  They have, in part, vindicated the notorious Holocaust denier David Irving!

I updated the section above of this blog post with a quote that you can read here:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/hitlerthe-monster-update/

The show does point out that Hitler MAY have had dinner with Himmler. On the show, there is speculation that Hitler and Himmler MAY have discussed the Holocaust; however the reenactment does not include any dialog, so we don’t know what they MAY have discussed.

I made a new blog post expanding on the dinner party mentioned in the paragraph above that you can read here:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/hitlers-infamous-dinner-on-january-25-1942/

This latest episode does show a lot of footage about Hitler’s time spent in the Wolf’s Lair when he was commanding the battles on the Eastern front.  The show emphasizes the time that Hitler spent training his dog at the Wolf’s Lair.  Also discussed, in great detail, is how Hitler had a tendency to micromanage military efforts on the Russian front.

Ominously, at one point, there is a map shown, which shows a red arrow pointing to Stalingrad.  Those of us who already know the story, knew what was going to happen, but this part of the show was really aimed at young people, who might never have learned about Stalingrad until now.

While the show made no mention of the German defeat in North Africa at around the same time, it did a pretty good job of explaining that Stalingrad is viewed, in my opinion correctly, as a major turning point of World War II.

The show has a lot of history to cover, in just six hours, so it couldn’t cover everything, but I was a little sad to see that the issue that it was believed that Stalingrad could have been resupplied by air was not discussed.

A topic, that was also not discussed very well, was the issue of why Hitler was micromanaging his dog, and his troops on the eastern front, but he seemed to delegate most of the daily Holocaust operation, to Himmler.  To me, the show seemed to imply that Hitler wanted to confuse later historians and give credence to future Holocaust deniers, by micromanaging some aspects of the war and not micromanaging others, including not micromanaging the Holocaust enough to even leave a paper trail.  No clear interpretation for this differing degree of micromanagement phenomenon was offered, and it was not explained that alternative theories could well result in jail time for their proponents.

December 4, 2016

David Irving still intent on regurgitating his unpleasant side of the story

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:15 am
David Irving

Famous Holocaust denier David Irving

The title of this blog post is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3996138/Still-spouting-poison-Hollywood-makes-movie-views-Holocaust-denier-David-Irving-continues-pervert-history-make-money-s-it.html#ixzz4Rt9TKUjG

The following quote is from the news article:

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At weekends, the Premier Inn in Gateshead throngs with football fans and young clubbers up for a wild night out in nearby Newcastle. Visitors to this cheap and cheery hotel on a trading estate seldom arrive by Rolls-Royce. Last Saturday evening, however, a vintage Silver Shadow glided onto the forecourt.

Sitting ramrod-straight at the wheel was an elderly and distinguished looking man, with silver hair and ruddy jowls. He might have been a retired brigadier. But it was none other than the infamous Holocaust-denying historian, David Irving.

In the passenger seat was the latest of Irving’s Girl Fridays — an attractive Polish woman, 50 years his junior, named Martyna Jurska. Her immediate task was to unload a stash of his books (including his laudatory 985-page biography of Hitler) from the boot of the Rolls and carry them into the hotel, in the hope he might hawk copies to an audience he was due to address, for upwards of £30 a time.

End quote

I have said this before, but I have to tell you again: David Irving is the nicest person that you will ever meet. I have attended his lectures twice and I have spoken with him twice. He suffers fools gladly, but he does get a bit cranky if someone asks a question that is too stupid.

October 24, 2016

David Irving now claims that Jews were gassed in the little red house and the little white house

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 5:41 am
My 2005 photo of the ruins of the little white house

My 2005 photo of the ruins of the little white house at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Before the construction of four large gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau was completed in 1943, the gassing of the Jews allegedly took place in two old farmhouses, described as “the little white house” and “the little red house.”

The little red house was located north of where the fourth gas chamber, called Krema V, was built at Auschwitz-Birkenau. This house was completely destroyed by the Nazis and nothing remains of it today.

The little red house is now claimed to have been the site of the first gassing of the Jews at Birkenau, beginning in March 1942. The little white house was allegedly put into operation as a gas chamber in June 1942.

One of the readers of my blog has alerted me to the news story that David Irving is now confirming that Jews were gassed in the little red house and the little white house. You can read about this at https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=6999

In the past, I have written at length about the location of the little red house and the little white house, which David Irving confirmed several years ago.

You can read about the little white house on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Birkenau03.html

You can read about the location of the little red house on my blog at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/the-location-of-the-little-red-house-the-first-gas-chamber-at-auschwitz-birkenau/

On the blog post, cited above, you can see a video of David Irving at the site of the little red house. Irving is doing his best to save his reputation so that he can sell his books.

October 22, 2016

Will the movie, named Denial, win an award for the worst movie ever made?

Filed under: David Irving, Holocaust, movies — furtherglory @ 10:23 am
Debra Lipstadt

Debra Lipstadt

You can read a review of the movie “Denial” at http://buffalonews.com/2016/10/20/overly-clinical-denial-puts-holocaust-denier-trial/

The following quote is from the movie review:

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The film’s most emotional moment comes when Lipstadt and her legal team visit Aushwitz [Birkenau], a death camp not built to be one. As the discussion turns to proving the cyanide [Zyklon-B] used to kill Jews wasn’t for simply disinfecting against lice, Lipstadt drifts away to recite a prayer in Hebrew by the ruins of a gas chamber, while a raindrop that looks like a teardrop hangs from nearby barbed wire [fence].

End quote

I agree that this is a great scene, but it is a very deceitful scene. Would it have killed the producers of this film to have gone to Birkenau in the summer time, so that we could have seen the ruins of the gas chamber very clearly!

The following quote is also from the movie review:

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Numerous sequences [in the film] of Lipstadt jogging or talking with Holocaust survivors are shoved between the trial sequences, and while these events may actually have transpired, they don’t push the plot forward at all. In fact, trimming these scenes would have led to a tighter script, allowing the suspenseful legal thriller hidden in this film to blossom more fully.

End quote

The point is that this film is very bad, and the scenes of Lipstadt jogging make it worse. I have never jogged in my whole life; I consider jogging to be bad for one’s health. I go for a walk every day, and that’s good enough for me. There will never be a movie about me, so I don’t need to jog.

October 15, 2016

My thoughts about the movie entitled “Denial”

Filed under: David Irving, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 10:43 am

Yesterday, I was the first person to line up at my local theater, for the long awaited opening of the movie entitled “Denial.” I assumed that the theater would be crowded, and I wanted to get a good seat. As it turned out, there were only about 8 other people there.

The actress who plays Debra Lipstadt is on the left and Lispstadt is on the right

The actress who plays Debra Lipstadt is on the left and Lispstadt is on the right

I won’t keep you in suspense, waiting for my verdict on the movie:  this is, by far, the worst movie that I have ever seen in my entire life. I started going to the movies twice a week, when I was four years old, so I have seen a lot of movies, and this was the worst: “the worst Jerry, the worst.”

Why is this movie so terrible, you ask?

David Irving

David Irving

The movie is about David Irving, a famous British writer who has written a million books, give or take a few. The actor, who plays the part of Irving, looks nothing like him. I have met David Irving twice, so I know that Irving is a handsome man, who has a beautiful voice. He speaks perfect English.

Irving is now 78 years old, and he might have lost some of his good looks, but there is no way that he looks like the actor who plays him in the movie. I think that this casting, of an ugly man to play him, was a way of putting down David Irving and denigrating him.

David Irving used to be the world’s most famous writer of history books — until he made the mistake of denying that Jews were killed in gas chambers at Auschwitz. He denied the gas chambers, long before he had even been to Auschwitz.

In the movie, Debra Lipstadt is shown as she tours the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in the winter when the ruins are covered with snow. The inside of a gas chamber is never shown in the movie.

However, a peephole, into the alleged gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp, is shown. This peephole was actually for the SS men to look out of the alleged gas chamber in the main camp to see if it was all clear to come out.

I have a photo of the door with the peephole on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/the-door-into-the-auschwitz-main-camp-gas-chamber/

The alleged gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp is located across the street from the SS hospital, and right next to the administrative offices of the Auschwitz camp. This would be the worst possible place to put a homicidal gas chamber.  The alleged gas chamber was a place for the SS men to go in case the camp was bombed.

David Irving has been called a “denier” because he disputes the claim, by the Jews, that the Holocaust was the deliberate, methodical attempt by the Nazis to kill every last Jew in the world.

It wasn’t until 1988, after Irving had written many books about history, that he became a Holocaust denier, claiming that there were no gas chambers used to kill the Jews.

David Irving is famous for saying that “More women died on the back seat of Edward Kennedy’s car at Chappaquiddick than in the gas chambers at Auschwitz.”

This famous remark ruined Irving’s image as a historian and turned him into a Holocaust Denier, the worst label that a person can possibly have. Currently, deniers are in danger of going to prison, for 5 years or more, in 20 different countries, not including the USA, which is the last outpost for deniers.

The thing that has distinguished David Irving from other historians, who deny the Holocaust, is that he was once considered to be a respectable historian, although he was an admirer of Adolf Hitler. I have met David Irving: he is like a walking encyclopedia when it comes to history. He was always nice to me, and did not put me down, when I talked with him.

In her famous book entitled, “Denying the Holocaust”, Debra Lipstadt wrote that Irving went from being an author, with unconventional views about World War II, to being a falsifier of history. She wrote that Irving believed the pseudo scientific “report”  written by “a self-proclaimed American execution expert named Fred A. Leuchter.”  She wrote that Leuchter said that the gassing facilities at Auschwitz had not been used to kill human beings, but to kill the lice that spread typhus. I believe that Fred Leuchter is correct: why would he lie?  I have met Fred Leuchter; he is the nicest person that you will ever meet.

In 1996, Debra Lipstadt and her book publisher, Penguin, were both hit with a libel lawsuit brought against them by David Irving. In one of the early scenes in the movie, Lipstadt, who is portrayed by actress Rachel Weisz, shows disbelief as her attorney, Anthony Julius (played by Andrew Scott), tells her the rules of British libel law. The burden of proof will be on Lipstast, the defendant, not on David Irving.

In other words, Lipstadt will have to prove the truth of the Holocaust in order to validate her claim that Irvin denied established facts. Prior to this, Lipstadt had always refused to debate with Holocaust deniers. Now she is being forced to debate with David Irving, the world’s most famous Holocaust denier.

Lipstadt now has the choice of allowing Irving  to claim victory, or to prove the Holocaust in a court of law. Lipstadt chooses to fight David Irving in court — and she wins the case. She proves the Holocaust, as claimed by True Believers. End of story.

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