Jamie McCarthy wrote to the Pyramid
December 13, 2003
- From: Jamie
- P O Box 20394,
- MI 49019
To whom it may
I am one of an
international group of volunteers who
combat lies about the Holocaust and other
forms of antisemitism, chiefly on the
internet, The Holocaust History
It came to my attention
this afternoon that your brewery has been
selected as a meeting place this Monday
for an unpleasant Holocaust-denier and
antisemite named David Irving. Obviously
it is up to your company who you choose to
allow to hold meetings on your premises,
and I do not want to tell you what to do.
Sending this letter will be the extent of
my interest in this matter. But in the
interest of making an informed decision,
and to be prepared, you should know a
little about Mr. Irving.
Irving brought and lost
a libel suit in his native England four
years ago; the judge in his decision noted
that Irving "is an active Holocaust
denier; he is anti-Semitic and racist and
he associated with right-wing extremists
who promote neo-Nazism."
He has been a featured
speaker for the National Alliance, called
"the largest neo-Nazi group in America" by
Robert Harris notes in
his book Selling Hitler (1986) that
"Irving was arrested by the Austrian
police in Vienna on suspicion of neo-Nazi
activity and deported from the country; he
is still banned from entry."
Other countries Mr.
Irving is banned from, according to
disinfo.com, include Australia, Canada,
Germany, Italy, Israel and New
He has been quoted as
saying: "Hitler was the best friend the
Jews had in the Third Reich." "I don't see
any reason to be tasteful about Auschwitz.
It's baloney, it's a legend." "I say quite
tastelessly, in fact, that more women died
on the back seta of Edward Kennedy's car
at Chappaquiddick than ever died in a gas
chamber in Auschwitz." And he has remarked
sarcastically: "I'm going to form an
Association of Auschwitz Survivors,
Survivors of the Holocaust, and Other
Liars, or the asshols."
These quotes can be
found at our webpage. If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact me
at the telephone number or email address
above. I would request that you please not
share my contact information with Mr.
Irving or his associates; I've gotten
email bombs and annoying phone calls from
that crowd before.