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January 22, 2002


Re: Infringement of Library Journal Book Review

  • International Campaign for Real History
    Attn: David Irving

Dear Mr. Irving:

It has come to our attention that your web site contains without our permission a review of Richard Evans' book "Lying About Hitler: History, the Holocaust and the David Irving Trial" (the "Review") that appeared in our publication, Library Journal.

Your reproduction of the Review constitutes a willful infringement of our copyright (see, e.g., United States Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §101 et seq.). Library Journal, and its owner, Cahners Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. ("Cahners"), take very seriously the protection and enforcement of all of its intellectual property rights. Accordingly, we demand that you immediately (i) cease and desist from any further copying, publication, display, exploitation or use of the Review and any other information obtained from any Cahners publication. and (ii) certify to us in writing that you have done so.

This letter is written without prejudice to any of Cahners' rights or remedies, at law, in equity or otherwise, all of which are expressly reserved.

Marci Sweren
Intellectual Property Counsel
Cahners Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.

Website note: we can accordingly provide only a paraphrase of the Library Journal note on Evans's masterpiece.

[Paraphrased with our own commentary, not verbatim; we will supply the full text to readers on request]


Richard Evans:

EvansLying About Hitler: History, the Holocaust and the David Irving Trial

(Basic Books, New York, $27.00),
336 pp. ISBN: 0-465-02152-2


LyingIn its May 15, 2001, Vol. 126, Issue on page 140, 2p Library Journal, published a review by Frederic Krome of American Jewish Archives of Richard Evans's book "Lying About Hitler: History, Holocaust, and the David Irving Trial."

Evans, a witness for the defense Irving's libel action against the Atlanta "academic" Deborah Lipstadt claims to have spent two years analysing Irving's work, and speeches. he claims that Irving abused primary documents and is a Holocaust denier and urges that he not be considered a legitimate member of the historical profession.

Evans's (right) describes Irving's behavior in court and assesses the implications of the judgment. Evans reminds us that it was Irving who was attempting to silence Lipstadt. History was really on trial, and won.

Krome laments that Evans' book can not be published in the U.K., as even his own publisher, Heinemann's, refused to do so having been advised by their own lawyers, with no prompting from Mr Irving (the opposite of what Krome writes) that it is libellous (i.e. defamatory and untrue).

Nevertheless, the book is "Highly recommended" by the Jewish author Frederic Krome for the Library Journal. Plus ça change, plus ça reste la même chose.

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