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Lecture by Deborah Lipstadt at the USHMM: Denial on Trial

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10, [2003], 7-8:30 p.m.
Helena Rubinstein [sic] Auditorium, Lower Level


Denial on Trial: Defending the History of the Holocaust in a British Courtroom

DEBORAH E. LIPSTADT is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies and Director, Institute for Jewish Studies, Emory University, Atlanta; member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council; and chair of the Council's Academic Committee. She received her B.A. from City College of New York and her M.A. and Ph.D. in modern Jewish studies from Brandeis University. Before her appointment as Dorot Professor, she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Occidental College in Los Angeles. Her book Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust (1986, 1993) was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Her Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory (1993) was the first comprehensive study of attempts to deny the Holocaust. From 1996 through 1999, she served as a member of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad.

In 1996, David Irving, referred to as a Holocaust denier in Denying the Holocaust, sued Professor Lipstadt for libel. The case David J. C. Irving v. Penguin Books Ltd. and Deborah Lipstadt was tried in London from January to April 2000. Ruling emphatically in Professor Lipstadt's favor, the judge stated in his judgment at the conclusion of the trial that Irving "persistently and deliberately misrepresented and manipulated historical evidence" and "is an active Holocaust denier."

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The Daily Telegraph (London) described the trial as having "done for the new century what the Nuremberg tribunals or the Eichmann trial did for earlier generations." The Times (London) wrote, "history has had its day in court and scored a crushing victory."

According to the New York Times, the trial "put an end to the pretense that Mr. Irving is anything but a self-promoting apologist for Hitler." In this year's Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture, Professor Lipstadt discusses her role -- and that of American scholarship and institutions -- in defending the vital legacy of Holocaust survivors.Hot dogs stands

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