THE FAMOUS New York firm of publishers, St Martin's Press, which had previously published several books by David Irving and requested him to provide jacket-puffs to promote the works of their other authors, contracted to publish his biography Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich in April 1996. SMP came under savage assault from the Anti-Defamation League from February 1996, and their chairman Tom McCormack, who had visited Irving in London and dined with him over the previous years, suddenly became A Denier. SMP dumped the book, the product of eight years' research, in an unprecedented action of jibbering, craven, panic.
ADL ASTONISHED THAT PROMINENT PUBLISHER WILL ISSUE BOOK BY NAZI APOLOGIST
New York, NY, March 22 ...The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today said it was "astonished" to learn that St Martin's Press, a prominent American publishing house, would publish and promote as serious scholarship the work of known Holocaust Denier and Nazi apologist, David Irving. Following is the text of the letter sent by Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, to Mr. Roy Gainsburg, President, St. Martin's Press, Inc.:
We were astonished to learn that an institution of your prominence and reputation will publish and promote as serious scholarship David Irving's Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich.
We would hope that you will at least categorize the book as a work of fiction and not allow it to be passed off as a legitimate historical tract.
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