THAT is because there was none. Mr Irving
occasionally received letters from such people, but rarely
The defense were living in a dream world,
in which a wish-list becomes reality even without being
based on fact.
In Court, Mr Irving asked one such defense
expert, who had had privileged access to all his diaries,
whether he had found in the list of Christmas cards received
and sent which was pasted into the front of each diary, any
of the notorious names he was seeking. There were none.
More significant to them was that once he
had had a ten minute chat with a judge, subsequently
"defrocked" as an alleged "denier"; and that once he had met
General Otto-Ernst Remer (whom he was interviewing as
a source for his book on Goebbels).