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The Board of Deputies of British Jews issues a libellous Press Release Smearing the British Writer

January 14, 1993 



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The Nazi propagandist, David Irving, was yesterday fined 30,000 Deutschmarks (£12,000) by a court in Munich, Germany. The sentence was a dismissal of his appeal against an earlier fine of 10,000 Deutschmarks, imposed for denying the Holocaust at a neo-Nazi youth training camp in Munich, in April 1990.
The Board of Deputies of British Jews notes the trebling of Irving's fine as indicative of legal authorities' growing recognition that denial of the Holocaust is a moral obscenity, designed to further the evils of Nazism and racial hatred.
In Germany and Austria, Irving is a hero to ageing Nazis and mobs of sieg-heiling youths. In North America, he is feted by Ku Klux Klan leaders, and other notorious white supremacists. He was recently barred from Canada, and refused re-entry to the USA, where he planned to address Far Right extremists on the Holocaust. His proposed visits in early 1993 to South Africa and Australia have rightly outraged civil rights' campaigners and the Jewish communities in those countries.

This Website comments:- 

  1. THE EXISTENCE of this Press release was concealed from its victim David Irving until 1998. He at once warned the Board that if they were to repeat these or similar remarks he would immediately take the appropriate legal action. The British press did not repeat the smears. 
  2. EVERY subject now has the statutory right under the Data Protection Act, 1984, to give the Board of Deputies forty days' notice in writing to provide copies of all data maintained by the Board on them, and to require the Board to make such corrections as the subject concerned may require. 

    Subjects who suspect that they are being victimised should write in the first instance by Recorded Mail to the Research Unit, Board of Deputies of British Jews, marking their letter for the attention of Michael Whine, Director, Research Unit, Commonwealth House, 1 - 19 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1NF. If the Board refuses to give satisfaction within forty days, the subject should then complain in writing to the Registrar of the Data Protection Agency, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF; the agency has statutory powers to search and seize databases in the event of non compliance with the Act. 

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