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We reproduce the Katz version elsewhere on this site. In 1998 David Irving had a brief e-mail exchange with Katz about the errors. See too the corresponding passage in Mr Irving's diary of this 1987 tour (with incidentally many references to "Blacks" which make quite plain how mendacious the Katz account is).
HAVE now read your highly inaccurate
of a speech which I delivered at Johannesburg
[see picture below].
I think you are a very sick puppy, my friend.
[* Among those whom Mr Irving questioned is a person now a diplomat for Nelson Mandela's South Africa based on the S.A. embassy in Mozambique.]
David Katz replied on February 3, 1998:
THANK YOU for your reply. I deny
that I uttered anti-Semitic remarks either then or on any
other occasion. Both the Anti-Defamation
League (New York,
Washington) and the Board
of Deputies of British Jews
(in London) have gone on record in their private memoranda,
copies of which I have obtained under legal processes, as
stating that "regrettably" I cannot be attacked as an
anti-Semite (this is of course normally their first line of
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