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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.

[For more items of the twenty year campaign of agitation by the ADL against David Irving, see the file on the Board of Deputies]


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The St Martin's Press Scandal

Press statement issued by Abraham H Foxman National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, New York


New York, NY, March 22 [1996]...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.

Website note: Abraham Foxman, wealthy and controversial chief of the Anti Defamation League, likes to refer to himself as a "Holocaust survivor." As a biography on this website shows, he was not even born when Hitler invaded his native Poland, and he was looked after by Polish Catholics throughout the war; his parents also "survived".

Surely you must know that Mr. Irving is a well-known Holocaust Denier and an apologist for the Nazi regime. A pseudo-scholar, he has no academic credentials as a historian and his writings on Hitler, Nazis and the Holocaust have been consistently shown to be replete with errors, oversights, poor research and fantasy.

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.

["The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry."]

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