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by the Federal Department of Citizenship and Immigration in 1994

Confidential: David Irving Biographical Information. A libellous smear Report supplied anonymously by Michael Whine of the London Board of Deputies of British Jews for the League of Human Rights of the B’nai Brith Canada to plant in Canadian Government files, June 1992. See Whine's affidavit confessing to this, 1996

Notice: This document is held to be libellous in parts, and injudicious use of its contents may lead to proceedings in law.

 [PART I, 1938-1979] [PART II, 1980 -1990] [PART III, 1991 -1992]




1980 - 1982

1. On 25.1.80, Irving reviewed 'The Medical Casebook of Adolf Hitler' for 'Now' magazine.

2. In February 1980, the Treasury Solicitor, Sir Basil Hall, wrote to Irving, demanding that Churchill's diaries be made available to the public in accordance with the 1958 and 1967 Public Records Act. Irving angrily refused.

3. On 1.2.80, Irving again addressed a Dinner of the Clarendon Club. On this occasion the venue was the Ecclestone Hotel, Victoria, and he spoke on his forthcoming book on Churchill, and his plans to establish a political party. Those present included Robin Rushton (LOSG), Steven Brady (then LOSG, now NF), Bob Edwards (NF, later British Movement), Tony Mulski (BM), Lucy Roberts (LOSG), Malcolm North (NF), Mary Dowton (NF) and other leading neo-Nazis.

4. On 3.4.80, Irving reviewed 'Canaris' by Heinz Höhne for 'Now' magazine. Admiral Canaris was head of the German Secret Service during W W II, until he was hanged by the Gestapo for his part in the bomb plot against Hitler in July 1944.

5. In 1980, Irving took part in an annual cultural event at Lüneberg, the Nord-deutsche Kulturtage, organised by GFP. He also participated in the Deutsche Kulturgemeinschaft and joined a youth group, Bund heimattreuer Jugend, from 11-13 April, He addressed a GFP meeting in Munich on 19 May, his subject was "Research into Contemporary History and Freedom of Opinion".

6. On 20.6.80, 'Now' magazine featured a "special enquiry" into German attempts to persuade the abdicated Edward VIII to support Hitler, in June 1940. Whilst the lengthy article had been written by Les Wilson and Gordon Gregor, much of its content was attributed to Irving, This included a number of private telegrams and documents from the Duke of Windsor, Ribbentrop, the German Foreign Ministry, and the Italian Foreign Ministry.

7. On December 1980, Irving wrote to the Manchester Evening News, and claimed that the recent Paris synagogue bombings had been blamed on the Far Right by French Jews

8. In a letter to the Southern Evening Echo, on 12.1.81. , Irving called for the return of National Service on the grounds that it would deter immigration, and would probably lead to "a net outward flow".

9. Irving wrote to Private Eye columnist, 'Mr Tomkinson' and asked him to talk informally at a Focal Point meeting. The letter sounded more like a threat than an invitation.

10. Irving was shouted down by students who opposed his invitation to speak at Leeds University on 4.2.81.

11. On 6.3.81, Irving's secretary, Christopher Brogan, wrote to the Jewish Chronicle in complaint at their reporting of a recent meeting at Birmingham University, when protesters prevented Irving from speaking on the subject, "Hitler and the Holocaust".

12. The May 1981 edition of Phoenix (a neo-Nazi journal), featured a booklist which included Irving's titles, "Destruction of Dresden" and "Rommel".

13. The New Statesman, (8.5.81) contained an interesting exchange of views between Irving and Kai Bird. This followed Bird's hostile review of Irving's latest book "Uprising".

Irving denied that he had ever been called himself a "mild fascist" , denied that he had spoken at an Oswald Mosley rally at Imperial College in 1959, claimed to have never visited Berchtesgaden, claimed that the Russian publication of PQ17 had happened without his prior agreement and said that he had had no knowledge of Ullstein's alterations to 'Hitler's War', until the day of its publication. Each of these points were thoroughly refuted by Bird.

14. On 22.6.81. , Irving held a party in his Mayfair flat to celebrate the publication of "The War Between The Generals". In his workroom hung three framed pictures from "Völkische Beobachter" and a self-portrait of Hitler scribbled on a postcard. Irving proudly declared, "it was given to me by Hitler's secretary. He heard me speak at a public meeting in Germany recently. 'Just like A.H.' she said." (The discrepancy between "he" and "she" is from the Evening Standard's report on the party).

15. On 17.7.81. DNZ announced Irving was preparing a Goring biography. On 22.1.82. DNZ reported that Irving had spoken at DVU meetings in Hamburg and Düsseldorf. On 19.2.82. DNZ devoted over a page to Irving's new book 'Von Guernica bis Vietnam' which "exposed Churchill as one of the most unscrupulous war criminals in world history" .

16. Irving spoke without incident, at Durham University, on 11.12.81.

17. It should be noted that in 1982, whilst Irving did not deny the Holocaust, two of his books, 'Hitler's War' and 'The War Path', did appear on the book list of the Californian Institute for Historical Review.

18. Irving paid tribute to Hans Ulrik Rudel at his funeral in Rosenheim, Bavaria, shortly after Christmas, 1982. The funeral was attended by around 2,000 mourners, many of whom it was claimed were elderly Nazis. Colonel Rudel, a famed Luftwaffe pilot, is believed to have played an important role in the ODESSA network during the post War period.

19. It was reported in "National Student, Start of the Year 1982" that Irving had circulated a mailing "specifically addressing itself to FCS members" and containing copies of "Focal Point'. The letter began,. "Dear. . . as a leading FCS official... " and continued, "'Why you? We have taken the trouble to develop a list of over a thousand sagacious FCS officials and activists. . . We want FP to be the voice of the educated Right so it is being particularly promoted in universities in the coming term". National Student then quoted "a reliable Conservative source" as saying, "It would be nigh on impossible to get that list from anywhere but inside the Federation, and even then you could count the people who would have access on the fingers of one hand".

20. On 14.1.82. Irving spoke to approximately 120 people at Cambridge University Union Society and claimed "Hitler knew nothing about the murder of 6 million Jews in Nazi death camps. Anyway, the total was probably 1 1/4 million deaths" .

21. An article in the Cambridge Student Newspaper spoke of Irving "digging up half an East German forest in order to recover abandoned weapons. . . his participation in rallies for Oswald Mosley in 1959. . . On a previous visit to Cambridge he encouraged anyone interested in his historical work to sign a list. The material that they received a few days later had little to do with history and a lot to do with politics".

22. 'Focal Point' of 31.1.82. condemned the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and used this as an excuse for an anti-Zionist tirade. The article claimed, "We endorse all condemnation of anti-Semitism. . . We try hard to like the Israelis, but they make it powerful difficult for us all".

23. 'The Times' of 1.2.82. reported Irving's plans to computerise 300,000 names of possible sympathisers. He planned to advertise cash rewards for mailing lists of right wing groups, Irving claimed to have paid £50 to the organisers of a raffle for "beleaguered Poles" for about 10,000 ticket stubs which recorded names and addresses.

24. Alexander Chancellor, editor of 'The Spectator' wrote to The Times to announce that 'The Spectator' would not carry Irving's adverts. He did admit, however, that the Spectator had, in the past, carried adverts for 'Focal Point'.

25. On Irving admitted that "Focal Point" had printed false adverts in order to attract future advertising revenue.

26. 'The New Statesman' (26.2.82.) revealed that Irving had written to its editor Bruce Page suggesting that Page join him in helping to "fuel our little counter attack" on 'Private Eye'. The proposal was summarily rejected by Page.

27. Irving's invitation to address the Oxford Union Society was withdrawn following protests.

28. Irving received an extremely hostile reception when speaking at Cambridge's Corpus Christi History Society. He lashed out at Sam Jacobs of the Union of Jewish Students, accusing him of "leading a conspiracy" to bar Irving from addressing students.

29. On 28.5.82. it was reported that Irving had been awarded the "European Freedom Prize"' by the Munich neo-Nazi weekly, 'Deutsche National-Zeitung' .

30. On 7.8.82. Irving appeared on the Radio Four interview programme, "In the Psychiatrist's Chair'". Accounts of the interview show that Irving referred to the mental breakdown of one of his daughters, and denounced his former wife, marriage, and women in general, before defending his book. 'Uprising" from accusations that it gave undue attention to the position of Jews in Hungary's Communist Government .

On the topic of his controversial thesis that Hitler knew nothing, of the Holocaust, Irving told the interviewer, I think that the ordinary Jews are enraged at me, if anything at all, because I've detracted from the romance of the notion of the Holocaust. . . to find out that this 6 million people were killed by one rather grubby and ordinary criminals, definitely detracts from the romance. . . I can't help it because that's my sincere view; I don't think there's any evidence that it happened any differently".

When asked why he had wanted to assume Hitlers persona for 'Hitler's War', Irving said Hitler felt his brain was "some modern computer into which he would feed all the relevant data and then he would go to sleep on it and then in the morning he would wake up and the decision would come popping out". Irving added, "I'd like to regard myself as having that kind of attitude to decision making" .

When asked about his political ambitions, Irving replied, "I've got enormous ambition and energy and personal drive and a pretty clear sense in myself that I'm right. . . This is one problem that the existing established parties in this country are suffering under, that they're incapable of doing things in ways that are right. . . I've always wanted to influence people and destinies, and for the last 20 years as a writer I've been influencing their destinies. . . I'm a very patriotic, dedicated, clear-thinking person, and I've tried very hard to keep myself ready for this moment. In as much as I've never smoked, never drunk, and I'm very anxious not to deteriorate in the way that people otherwise might between the ages of 40 and 50. . . Somebody has to be the person who takes the decisions. . . that person should be a person who the rest of the people can trust, and I think that if I've been doing anything for the last 20 or 30 years, it's been trying to establish that people can't frighten me into adopting views that aren't right. . . I have 40 years - I think - in which to do it. Time isn't running out very fast for me".

31. The 12th edition of the 'Nationalism Today' (the journal of the neo-Nazi National Front) contained an analysis of Irving, written by Martin Webster. The scathing tone of the article may well have been Webster's way of telling Irving that as far as the NF were concerned, he was an object of derision and could expect no support whatsoever. Webster's article showed how poorly Irving was regarded and may have convinced Irving that his future ambitions would mainly be pursued in Germany, where he was held in high esteem .

32. In March 1982 Irving lectured in Hanover, Bremen, Kassel, Bad Godesberg, Duisburg, Mainz, Karlsruhe, Nuremberg, Munich and Stuttgart. His tour was organised the DVU, headed by Dr Gerhard Frey, editor of the neo-Nazi weekly Deutsche National Zeitung (DNZ). His lectures were entitled "The Nuremberg Trials -Righteousness or Victors' Justice?" and he was introduced by the DNZ as the first author to have "revealed the methods by which the victors perverted justice and laid the foundations of re-education for the vanquished".

1982 -- 1984

1. Irving spoke to the annual rally of the DVU on March 5/6 1982. At this meeting, Frey gave the Hans Ulrich Rudel prize to Rudel's biographer, Gunter Just. Irving spoke on 'the Barbie Case' and alleged that in 1942, De Gaulle had established a Gestapo-like organisation im London, which "tortured and murdered German agents". He also claimed that the British had sunk a German refugee ship in the Blight of Lübeck, killing 7,000 civilians.

2. Dr August Priesack, a Nazi party archive worker from 1935-39 ("now" living in Munich), was named as one of Irving's sources by the Sunday Telegraph on 1.5.82. The article went on to talk of a "minor industrialist" near Stuttgart who collected Nazi memorabilia, and whose son recalled with "pleasure", a visit by Irving.

3. In Spring 1983, Macmillan readvertised Irving's $1,000 challenge on Hitler's knowledge of the Holocaust. The advert appeared in The Bookseller. In June, 'Searchlight' (the anti-Fascist magazine) reported that Ian Souter Clearance and Tony Malski (known neo-Nazi activists) had arranged "protection" at Clarendon Club meetings. The Clarendon Club was a dining club of known neo-Nazi activists organised in a covert basis. Its functions were attended by leading members of the NF League of St George, and other ' similar organisations, Irving addressed their meeting, on occasions.

4. An advert for Focal Point appeared in the Summer 1983 issue of Scorpion (a neo-Nazi journal).

5. In August 1983, Searchlight claimed that Irving was travelling to the USA in order to find Eva Braun's diaries.

6. 'The Sunday People' of 28.8.83 reported that Irving would be addressing the Institute for Historical Review (IHR). Irving told the People, "I'm doing it just for the fee. . . A five figure sum in dollars. . . I know their (IHR) reputation and the odours hanging around them. But I have never refused an invitation to speak to an audience, left or right. They may not hear everything they want to hear" .

7. The March, June, and September 1983 issues of Nationalism Today offered a free copy of 'The Destruction of Dresden' to subscribers to 'Nationalism Today' (a neo-Nazi journal).

8. Hitlers War' was issued in paperback format by Papermac.

9. On 3/4.9.83. , Irving addressed the IHR Convention in Los Angeles. This was his first public meeting in the USA and he was very warmly received by his audience.

The esteem in which he was held, is illustrated by the way he was introduced to his audience as, "(having) had no equal among English speaking or German speaking historians in tracing and discovering and utilising to the maximum impact, untapped documents, personages, and other sources,. . . As a consequence of his work there is no one -- and this quite includes the establishmentarians -- will ever again be able to write history quite the same way it was written. . .David Irving is without question one of the very most important figures responsible for the revolution im World War Two historiography which is a single feature of our day. . .

He will deal with a variety of topics including.. . the question of Hitlers lack of knowledge of the exterminations, the role and practices of contemporary historians. . . .

10. On 10.8.83. 'The Guardian' reported that Irving ran the racist group, WISE (Welsh, Irish, Scottish, English). Although this nay have been an exaggeration, he was certainly involved with it and its leaders.

11. On 18.10.83 Irving' address to Reading University (on 'The Hitler Diaries') was constantly interrupted by a barrage of protests.

12. On 21.10.83 Irving wrote to the Jewish Chronicle that he had just returned from "researching in North America" and claimed that he had instructed the IHR to find an opposing speaker to his views - no historian would accept the invitation.

13. On 25.10.83 October, his proposed talk to Kent University (again on the subject of forged historical documents) was cancelled due to opposition to him.

14. In November 1983, Irving attended a talk by Professor Eberhard Jaeckel at a German Historical Institute meeting in London. At the end of Jaeckel's talk ("Decision making im National Socialist Germany and the Holocaust"), Irving waved $1,000 in the air to show that Hitler remained "innocent".

15. Irving repeated his $1,000 challenge during a debate at University College, Dublin.

16. The Guardian of 2.11.83., reported that Irving's "political secretary", Robin Davies, was sharing a flat with Scorpion editor, Michael Walker, and Italian neo-Nazi, Roberto Fiore, who was wanted by the Italian Police for' alleged involvement in terrorist activities .

17. On 8.12.83, The Guardian reported that Irving had informed the police that Robin Davies was living with Roberto Fiore.

18. On 12.12.83, Irving wrote to The Guardian that the principles of the free world were worth dying for.

19. Irving spoke at a memorial service to Nazi Germany's most highly decorated pilot, Colonel Hans Ulrich Rudel. The meeting was held in Munich's Loewenbraeukeller, and organised by the DVU -- of which Rudel had been a member.

1984 -- 1985

1. On 3.2.84. there were widespread disturbances at Durham University, as demonstrators tried to prevent Irving from speaking.

2. On 4.2.84. Irving wrote to the 'Jewish Chronicle' to complain about the behaviour of Jewish students on his recent speaking tour of various British universities. He claimed such incidents led to anti-Semitism from other students who believed in his right to free speech . .

3. In late February, Irving parted with his political secretary, Robert Davies due to his 'alleged' embarrassment at Davies's links with Roberto Fiore.

4. In May, Irving visited North London Polytechnic at the height of the controversy over Patrick Harrington's attendance at the college. Harrington was the leader of the neo-Nazi National Front whose attendance as a Philosophy undergraduate was being challenged by other students.

5. On 22.6.84. 'The Daily Express' reported that Irving was having to sell his Duke St home for financial reasons. Irving told the Express, "I've been writing it (Churchill's War) for so long, it has almost bankrupted me" . The sale did not go through and it remains his home.

6. The August edition of 'Searchlight' reported that Irving had been expelled from Austria on 19.6.84. He had been invited to Austria by the Committee for Truth in History, led by former National Democratic Party (NDP) leader, Norbert Burger who was involved in anti-Italian terrorist activities, in South Tyrol in the 1960's.

7. In September 1984, Irving addressed the annual conference of IHR in America .

8. On 16.4.85. Irving was interviewed on LBC radio, regarding the news that Princess Michael of Kent's father had been in the SS. Irving revealed that he had an "association with the Allied Intelligence Authorities. . . a close friend of .mine was a director of the (Berlin Document) Centre, . . . I used to have access and could go in and see whatever files I liked, but more recently, under Daniel Simon, it has been tightened up and it is very difficult indeed to get access to the files of certain key people".

9. On 7.5.85, Irving appeared on an LBC chat show to discuss WWII. He referred to "the Hollywood version of WWII. . . 40 years later a lot of propaganda is still believed as gospel.., certainly over 1,500,000 (Jews) were ]liquidated.. . the six million Jews were the victims of a very large number of individual German Nazi gangsters. . . There is no evidence at all that Hitler even knew about Auschwitz and Treblinka.. . . hundreds and hundreds of ordinary Europeans' in whom anti-Semitism is endemic pulled the switches and threw the levers that killed those six million Jews and that a very large number of them are still alive or that their sons and grandsons are still alive and they still have this same ugly seed within them and this is the danger".

10. In June 1985, Irving was expelled from Austria.

11. 'The Evening Standard' of 3.6.85. revealed that Irving "flew to Bavaria at the weekend to collect the Colonel Rudel Prize" . The Standard also claimed that the US publishers, Doubleday, had demanded the return of a £56,000 advance. The report also claimed that Irving had offered a reward for £10,000 for the capture of Dr Josef Mengele -- possibly the same £10,000 that he had received "this weekend from the ultra right wing DVU for his historical work" .

1986 -- 1987

1. On 28.2.86. Irving left London for a world lecture tour entitled "the manipulation of history in the 20th Century".

2. In March 1986 Irving toured Australia where he received extensive media coverage. He accused one particularly troublesome interviewer of being manipulated by a "sinister hand operating out of London" .

3. On 25.4.86. Austria rescinded Irving's expulsion order.

4. 'The Times' of 9.9.86. reported that Irving's great great grandfather, Alfred Dolman, was "murdered and eaten by his bearer in Bechuanaland in 1851".

5. On 9.9.86. Irving left London for a speaking tour of South Africa.

6. On 24.6,87., Irving dismissed an Israeli claim to have found evidence that Hitler had personally ordered a 1941 massacre of over 10,000 Jews. He accused Israel of manipulating the evidence, which came from the UN War Crimes Commission.

7. Interviewed via satellite on Australian television, Irving praised "the courage" of Veritas Publications for handling the worldwide distribution and promotion of the forthcoming, (Churchill's War).

8. On 14.9.87. , Irving began a speaking tour of Australia, to promote his new book "Churchill's War, Volume One: the Struggle For Power". The tour was organised with the help of the Australian League of Rights and their highly anti-Semitic leader, Don Butler.

9. Irving was scheduled to deliver the final paper at an international seminar being organised by the Australian League of Rights at Melbourne's Victoria Hotel on 3.10.87. It is not known if he did address the meeting.

1988 -- 1989

1. In January 1988, 'Churchill's War', was published by the extreme right-wing Australian book company, Veritas Publications'. Irving had reputedly worked on the book for 10 years, and had completed it by 1985. He claimed that Michael Joseph had originally been contracted to publish the book, but that they had rejected the typescript owing to the severity of it's attacks on Churchill. Alan Brooke, managing director of Michael Joseph, denied that this was the case and claimed Irving had asked to withdraw from the contract, and still owed the company his 'advance'. The typescript was then rejected by Collins and Macmillan, before a deal was made with Veritas..

2. On 13.1.88., Irving delivered his biography of 'Goering' to Macmillan, whom he claimed to be "over the moon", about the book. Two days later he claimed that Macmillan wanted him to write his own memoirs. He quipped, "(they) will probably have to be called "My War", and hinted that he. would write them after his Roosevelt project.

3. 'The Independent', (15.1.88.), reported that Irving had completed the 2nd volume of Churchill's War , and that it would be released im Australia "later this year". It was also reported that Irving was now concentrating on his book on the life of Franklin D Roosevelt, whom he said he would portray as "viciously anti-Semitic" .

4. On 11.3.88., Irving claimed on Radio Adelaide News, that "without Hitler the State of Israel probably would not exist today, so to that extent he was probably the Jews' greatest friend" .

5. Robert Silver wrote an article on Irving, entitled "Thoughts from the Bierkeller", published im the Evening Standard on 8.3.88. Silver noted that Irving drove a Rolls Royce and referred to himself as ultra-Conservative" Irving claimed that he told revisionists "not to go too far", and that he personally would only discuss Hitler's role in the Holocaust. He would never write directly about the Holocaust for fear of "a Jewish bullet in the back". He then claimed that Jewish organisations had threatened his home, and argued that he admired Hitler for being a "creator", whereas Churchill was merely a destroyer.

6. On 15.3.88. the Berlin Document Centre (where German WWII files are stored), announced that it wished to interview Irving with regard "to the disappearance of at least 30,000 sensitive WWII documents" . Interpol was reported as having joined the search and 1,500 documents were said to have been recovered in raids in West Germany and West Berlin.

7. Investigators were reported to be focussing upon '"the suspended German deputy head of the Centre", and wanted to interview Irving following claims that he had sought information on 700 well known persons including "West German politicians from the Centre". . Irving claimed that he had acted on behalf of Dr Gerhard Frey.

8. Irvings proposed lecture to the University Philosophical Society of Trinity College Dublin, to be given on 25.11.88. (Kristallnacht anniversary), was cancelled following mass protests. Irving's topic was to have been, "The Holocaust: Did Hitler Know?" Reportedly the meeting took place in a Dublin hotel, and Irving was soundly defeated by Morgan Dockerell.

9. Irving wrote to 'The Guardian' concerning the controversy over the death of Rudolf Hess. His letter was published on 24.5.89.

10. On 21.6.89. 41 MP's signed a Commons Early Day Motion condemning Irving's claims, made im The Leuchter Report foreword, that Britain's Psychological Warfare Executive had invented the Holocaust .

11. Irving's 'Focal Point Publications' hired a room at the World Trade Centre for 23.6.89. in order to launch 'The Leuchter Report' in Britain. When the booking was cancelled, Irving's secretary Sally Cox seemed to be unperturbed, even though the meeting had been advertised in a press release to various agencies. The room was booked by a Tony Wilson of FPP, but the booking request was faxed to the WTC in Irving's name. The correspondence address was given as 81 Duke St, Mayfair, London W1, 01 499 9409 -- Irving's home and answerphone number.

It should be noted that Tony Wilson is an alias which has been used by the neo-Nazi publisher Anthony Hancock, (who is about to stand trial in Britain for alleged printing of passport forgeries).

12, On 23,6.89 Focal Point launched 'The Leuchter Report' at a press conference in Irvings Mayfair flat. Irving is believed to have written a Focal Point Publications press statement advertising the "launch, which described him as "controversial -but always right. . . Irving has a record of exposing fakes and swindles. . .Now he is saying the same things about the infamous "gas chambers' . . Hear Irving deliver his epochal announcement; obtain your copy of the Focal Point publication The Leuchter Report - and ask for yourself: is this indeed the end of the line for Auschwitz" "

13. In an interview with Radio Ulster (23.6.89.) claimed to have documentary evidence that the "Joint Intelligence Committee" had disseminated Holocaust claims which the "Psychological Warfare Executive" warned the Cabinet to be propagandist.

14. It is believed that Irving was responsible for the publication -of a leaflet entitled, "The Proposed War Crime Law: Some Facts You Should Know . The leaflet called for Parliament's rejection of the War Crimes Bill and claimed that the Board of Deputies of Deputies Jews sought to keep the Jewish community in a "state of nigh anxiety and stampede" . It then attacked 'Searchlight' , and ended with a quotation on the essentialness of "English Justice", supposedly from Benjamin Disraeli in 1857. 15. 30.6.89 Irving wrote to Hugh Dykes MP and offered to "stand in the Auschwitz 'gas chamber" and you or your friends can dump in the Zyklon B in the prescribed manner. I guarantee you will get little satisfaction from the outcome!".

16. On. 24.9.89. Irving wrote to 'The Sunday Times' and denied that he had ever said that "'the Holocaust never happened at all". Rather, he refused '"to swallow the whole Holocaust package that is now on offer"'. He then claimed that ""recent American laboratory tests" had shown that the Auschwitz gas chambers contained no cyanide residues and condemned the attack on Robert Faurisson . . who published the laboratory findings in a report to which I contributed a historical introduction... If the forensic tests are disproved I shall of course recant; until then, I refuse to knuckle under".

17. In October 1989, Irving predicted that German reunification would take place within a year.

18. In October 1989 Irving sent to a number of newspaper 'diaries" a copy of a Tass report claiming the existence of 46 Auschwitz 'death books', which contained 'proof' of 74.000 deaths. Irving's accompanying letter ended, "It is certainly good news that the death roll at Auschwitz was nothing like as bad as had been feared'" .

On 2 10.89. "Londoner's Diary" in doe "Evening Standard"", reported that Irving was 'triumphant' over the 'death books'. He commented, I do not think there were any gas chambers or any master plan. It's just a myth and at last that myth is being eroded. . .Eye-witness evidence is a problem for psychiatrists. You see, the pride of people who lived through these times tells them they saw things that may not have been there".

18. Irving again used the 'death books' argument, when he wrote to 'The Spectator' on 25.11.89. He asserted, ". . .The figure of 74,000 is! of course, bad enough: nearly twice as many died in the July 1943 RAF attack on Hamburg. . .Since Professor Arno Mayer of Princeton, himself a Jew, has now concluded in a book that most deaths at Auschwitz were from what he called 'natural causes', the murder figures may well be even lower than 74,000".

20. A court in Vienna issued an arrest warrant for Irving after he broke a police order banning him from speaking on "how the story of the gas chambers, . .derived from an English propaganda warfare story in 1942" . He had been invited on a speaking tour by extreme right-winger Otto Scrinzi, a former Austrian presidential candidate .

21. It should be noted, regarding points 18 and 19 above, that Irving omitted to add that the 'death books' referred only to part of 1942 and were therefore an incomplete record.

1990 -- 1991

1. Around January 1990 Irving sent a copy of "The Leuchter Report' to several MP's. He enclosed a letter which ended, I am, incidentally, sending copies of this technical report to every senior school in Britain". There is no evidence that he did so.

2. On 13.2.90. Irving spoke to a crowd of 1,000 people in Dresden's Kultur Palast. It is believed that he distributed 300 copies of 'Destruction of Dresden' at this event.

3. In March 1990 Irving spoke at a series of neo-Nazi meetings throughout Germany. The meetings (shown below) were secretly advertised by word of mouth and by telephone. Date Venue 3.3.90. Hamburg 4.3.90. Porta Westphalica Subject: "The Warmonger Churchill" Organiser: Udo Walendy (neo-Nazi leader) 9.3.90. Moers, North Rhine, Westphalia Subject: "Germany's Route to Unification". 10.3.90. Passau, Bavaria. Organiser: DVU. (This meeting may have been cancelled, and held in Antwerp) 11.3.90. Antwerp, Belgium Subject: "Legends Created by the Jews and Reality" . Co-Speaker: Rost Van Tonningen (widow of Dutch wartime Nazi collaborator and herself a leading neo- Nazi)

4. On 19.3.90. Irving wrote to 'The Daily Telegraph' to protest at columnist Stephen Vizinczey's description of him as a "neo-Nazi propagandist" . In his letter he repeated the basic claims of 'The Leuchter Report' and said that he had deleted all references to "factories of death"' from the revised edition of 'Hitler's War' . He then claimed, "Mortal pride demands that an Auschwitz survivor must have seen gas chambers'" before repeating the Tass "death book' report, Arno Mayer's claims, and asserted that 'missing Jews' had been "whisked into new homes, lives and identities im the Middle East"" by the Haganah after World War Two.

5. The Leuchter Report was advertised in "Exchange and Mart', (5.4.90.) It was advertised as "Auschwitz, 1st ever forensic examination of Europe's most notorious site. 'The Leuchter Report' by US expert on gas chamber design and use, with foreword by David Irving". Copies were £5 each, to be sent to "Historical Review Press (TB), 20 Madeira Place, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 1TN. Proprietor: M.McLaren" . It should be noted that the Historical Review Press is owned by Anthony Hancock.

6. On 25.4.90, Irving was arrested in Munich after joining an illegal neo-Nazi march, which followed his address to 500 neo-Nazis in a local bar. It is not known if he was charged.

7. In August 1990 it was revealed that Irving was writing a book, to be published in three volumes, entitled 'Hitler and the Jewish Question' . Having been turned down by seven 'reputable' German publishers he reached an agreement with a small publisher in Bremen, called Faksimile-Verlag Bremen. This company is believed to be owned by extreme right-wingers.

8. The August 1990 IHR Newsletter described an agreement with a "British principal" who had agreed to promote and distribute IHR literature throughout Britain and Ireland. It is believed that the "principal" is Irving.

9. Neil Mackwood, writing in 'The Sunday Correspondent' , (29.7.90.), claimed that Irving "has announced to me that he will shortly be sending Mr Bernard Levin a writ for libel. . .Irving principally objects to Mr Levin stating he believes in an international Jewish conspiracy, that the Holocaust is a myth and that he is becoming increasingly an admirer of Hitler. He is determined to see the thing through to court. . .His solicitors have been instructed"' . The writ was never pursued. Bernard Levin (a noted journalist) has stated that he was never contacted by Irving.

10. On 14th September 1990, Irving addressed a Friends of Oswald Mosley meeting at the Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley. He reportedly spoke on the difficulties of finding a publisher and claimed that there was an arrest warrant for him in Berlin. The meeting was organised by the BNP.

11. Irving was a keynote speaker at the Institute for Historical Review's Tenth International Revisionist Conference, held in Washington, 13-15th October 1990. He spoke on the subject of Rommel, and why he committed suicide at Hitler's command.

12. On 5.1.91. the Bavarian Interior Minister called for Irving to be banned from addressing the DVU im Passau. It is not known if he addressed the meeting.

13. On 6.1.91, he wrote to 'The Daily Telegraph" and declared his "unrepentance" at being a '"revisionist historian'" .


1. Title: The Destruction of Dresden

1.1. Published: 1963

1.2. Content: Claimed that 250,000 people had been killed by Allied bombing im Dresden, at the end of WW II. Further claimed that Dresden was a town of no . strategic importance and that the bombing was simply a case of premeditated mass murder.

2. Title: Accident: The Death of General Sikorski.

2.1. Content: Claims that Stalin bribed Churchill into killing General Sikorski, the head of the WWII Polish government in exile.

Following publication, the publishers, William Kimble, were put on trial and forbidden to continue printing the book.

3. Title: Hitler's War

3.1. Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton (in UK). Propyläen (in Germany). (Part of the Springer publishing group); and Ullstein Verlag.

3.2. Date of UK Publication: 13.6.77 (earlier in Germany and US).

3.3. Date of Writing: Irving began in 1964.

3.4. Content: Irving presents Hitler's conduct of WWII through his (Hitler's) own eyes. Irving described it as "as far as possible through Hitler's eyes, from behind his desk"', The book gained instant notoriety because of its assertion that Hitler knew nothing of the Holocaust. Indeed, Hodder and Stoughton enthused of the book, 'here, the author believes is the truth about Hitler and the Six Million'. In the publisher's words, he had "de-demonised" Hitler.

The book however, was far more than a simple denial of Hitler's role. It was thoroughly researched, and employed a variety of themes with which to rehabilitate Nazi Germany.

3.5. Reaction: The book's revisionist tone was roundly condemned by many historians and led to a furore (and resultant publicity). It also confirmed Irving's reputation as one of the world's most thorough researchers and an exciting and readable 'historian' .

3.6. Other: After Propyläen deleted certain parts of the book, Irving disowned it . The book was then republished by Ullstein Verlag, with a foreword im which he wrote that Anne Frank's Diary had been a forgery. Ullstein were subsequently successfully sued by Otto Frank'.

Irving claimed it had taken six or seven years of '' politeness and patience"" to gain the confidence of Hitler's private secretary, Christa Schroeder, from whom he had gained much of his 'exclusive' material. Reportedly, he collected "70 linear feet of original archives" .

4. Title: The War Path: Hitler's Germany 1933-39

4.1. Content: Describes how Hitler recruited Germany and rebuilt its economy. Hitler is portrayed as humane and artistic, loving his people and the pets that he kept in his home.

5. Title: The War Between The Generals

5.1. Publisher: Allen Lane

5.2. Published: August 1981.

5.3. Content: An uncontentious book on the behind the scenes conflicts of the Allied High Command during WWII. The book relies upon previously unpublished materials .

5.4. Reaction: The book was reviewed as being highly readable and avoiding "muck raking".

6. Title: Adolf Hitler: The Medical Diaries of Dr Theo Morell, edited by David Irving

6.1. Publisher: London -- Sidgwick and Jackson. New York -- Macmillan's

6.2. Date of Publication: May 1983. -- in the same week as "Hitler's Diaries" .

6.3. Content: The book is 310 pages long, and consists of an abbreviated version of Morell's medical diaries. It is little more than a succession of entries detailing medication prescribed to Hitler, and how he reacted to them.

6.4. Reaction: The book was described as being boring and lacking im Irving's usual 'exciting' style. It should be noted however, that Irving only wrote the introduction to the book, and translated the . diaries.

6.5. Further Information: The diaries were originally loaned to a Washington "agency" in 1946. Irving claimed to have discovered them in Washington's National Archives, but this was denied by Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper who said that they had been catalogued in 1959. It was claimed that Irving had gained the co-operation of Morell 's widow prior to their publication.

6.6. Quote from reviewer: "They reduce the great demon of the century to a pitiable concatenation of gastric bumps and bowel rumblings'" .

7. Title: Churchill's War, Volume One: The Struggle For Power

7.1. Publisher: Veritas Publications Address: Bullsbrook, Western Australia

7.2. Distributor in UK: Irving, and reportedly Bloomfield Books (a neo-Nazi book distributor)

7.3. Date of Publication: January 1.988 Date of Writing: 1975 -- 1985 7.4. Content: The book is 650 pages long and portrays Churchill as a ruthless alcoholic, who fought against Germany to help his own political career. Irving alleged that prior to the war, Churchill, "a gentleman of much mixed blood" had been dependant upon Jewish financiers, ending up as "the hired help of these Elders of Zion". It further claimed that during the war he was guilty of extreme cowardice, and had destroyed the British Empire. 7.5. Reaction: The book was scathingly reviewed by the British press, who attacked Irving for having so obviously allowed his hatred of Churchill to affect his analysis of him, He was however, praised for the depth of his research, and was reported to have crossed the Atlantic over 50 times during the writing of it. 7.6. Further Information: The initial print run of 10,000 copies sold very quickly in Australia, and Irving arranged for 12,000 copies to be distributed to independent book sellers in Britain. He claimed 2,000 copies had sold within 10 days of its publication im Britain.

Some of the book's content is taken from Churchill's diaries which Irving rented for £5,000 p.a. from Simon Ward-Thompson, godson of Churchill's . bodyguard, Commander 'Tommy' Thompson.

8. Title: Göring A Biography.

8.1. Publisher: (in UK) Macmillan (in USA) William Morrow and Company.

8.2. Date of Publication: (in UK) August 1989 (in USA) May 1989

8.3. Content: A 573 page long biography of Luftwaffe commander, Reich Marsha] Hermann Goring. The book begins with Irving's suggestion that Göring's excessive greed and immorality may be due 'to the influence of his "Jewish. . .godfather", a Dr Hermann von Epenstein. (It is highly dubious that Göring's godfather would have been a non-Christian). Irving then blames Churchill for provoking the London Blitz (ignoring Hitler's earlier bombing of Warsaw, Rotterdam, and even London, on the day prior to the first British air raid on Berlin). Irving's distortions continue when he claims that Goring was often not consulted on important decisions and not surprisingly it is claimed that Hitler and Goring were only vaguely aware of reported '"atrocities". He claims that Goring"naively" signed an order drafted by Heydrich to prepare the "final solution", and then attempts to deny Hitler's knowledge by reproducing a note from the head of the Reich Chancellery that he wanted "the solution of the Jewish question postponed until after the war". (The note actually refers to a file regarding the legal status of German Jews of mixed parentage, and Jews with gentile partners.

9. Title: "Hitler and The Jewish Question".

9.1. Publisher: Faksimile-Verlag Bremen

9.2. Address: Alte Heer-strasse 5 Postfach 660180 2800 Bremen 66

9.3. Content: three volumes -- no further information --

10. The above does not yet include notes on Dresden and Uprising, Irving's latest books.



1. Date: 1956 Source: "Felix" , Imperial College magazine. (9.12.77).

Quote: "He (Hitler) was a great man".

2. Date: 18.6.77 Source: 'The Spectator' Quote:

'Mr Irving concedes that Hitler eventually came to know what was being done im his name, but "wholly in keeping with his character. . .he took no action to rebuke the guilty. His failure or inability to act im effect kept the extermination machinery going to the end of the war" .

3. Date: 9.3.78 Source: 'The Birmingham Post'. Quote: I have no axe to grind about Hitler and the destruction of the Jews. He was a gangster; my book (Hitler's War) concedes all the crimes charged against him, so much so that I thought it worthwhile making an issue of this particular one, about his direct responsibility -- or not -- for the Final Solution.".

4. Date: 1.7.78 Source: The Spectator.

Quote: ""The truth is, I suggest, that there is a large criminal stratum im all European nations that is prepared, given the proper conditions and the opportunity, to harass, persecute and even kill Jews. The Holocaust was not the result of one lunatic's order, as people so comfortably believe, and it is time the Jews faced up squarely to it".

5. Date: December 1980 Source: Manchester Evening News.

Quote: On the subject of the recent Paris synagogue bombing: "In the twilight world of the terrorists no tactic is deemed too obscene or bizarre as long as the long term aim is served. The planting of bombs which kill or maim innocent victims, regardless of their political viewpoints, can reap enormous dividends if the perpetrators of these, acts can successfully . implicate those of diametrically opposing politics im the act".

6. Date: 23.6.81. Source: Evening Standard. Quote: On his Adolf Hitler self portrait, scribbled on a postcard: '"It was given to me by Hitler's secretary. He heard me speak at a public meeting in Germany recently. 'Just like A.H." she said" . (It is likely that '"He'" is a misprint, not '"she'").

7. Date: 17.10.87 . Source: New Zealand Herald.

Quote: "Adolf Hitler said to his doctor in the summer of 1944 that the first man to write a fair biography of him would have to be an Englishman who spoke German and knew the archives. "But," he added, "he will have to be an Englishman of the next generation. The present generation cannot and will not write objectively about us. I found those words in the doctor's diary. . . (On Churchill's War) I trawled through archives like those in Canberra, Ottawa, Berlin, Paris, and Washington and horsetraded with authorities in Moscow and Israel to lay hands on key documents, like the records kept by the Soviet ambassador im London and the Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann on their furtive pre-war meetings with Churchill... "When my critics have done the original research that I have. . .I shall heed their objections but they haven't so I won't" .

8. Date: 1989 Source: Irving's foreword to The Leuchter Report.

Quote: "The infamous gas chambers of Auschwitz, Treblinka and Majdanek did not exist -- ever, except, perhaps, as the brainchild of Britain's brilliant wartime Psychological Warfare Executive (PSE)."

9. Date: 23.6.89 Source:- Interview with 'The Jewish Chronicle" on "Focal Point' launching the UK edition of 'The Leuchter Report'.

Quote: "'The Jewish community have to examine their consciences. They have been propagating something (the Holocaust) that isn't true".

10. Date: 5.7.90 Source: German newsagency DPA Correspondent Jobst Knigge's interview, published in Allgemeine No. 45/27.

Quote: "Iche Mache on Moment Wuhlarbeit" [sic] I am engaged in subversive activity" (trans)

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