League continues its assault on David
[A bogus Question & Answer session on
the historian, posted by the ADL on the Internet in New York
on June 6, 1996, in the aftermath of their suppression
of his biography of Nazi propaganda minister Dr
FOR THIRTY-FIVE years the
international Jewish organisations have been harassing
British historian David Irving. Again and again he
has been shown examples of the furtive "backgrounders" and
smear-sheets circulated by them in an attempt to blacken his
Q & A ON DAVID IRVING
RE: Q & A ON DAVID IRVING
DATE: JUNE 4, 1996
THERE HAS been a storm of controversy surrounding the
publishing of David Irving's most recent book, Goebbels:
Mastermind of the Third Reich. A prominent Holocaust
denier, pseudo-scholar and Hitler apologist, Mr. Irving
published the book himself in England. It was then scheduled
for publication in this country until St.
Martin's Press withdrew its contract after historians,
critics and the Anti-Defamation
League brought Mr. Irving's questionable scholarship and
research to light.
Mr. Irving's background and links to the Holocaust-denial
movement are described in the following Q&A, which may
be reproduced in its entirety or excerpted with proper
Q: How long have Irving's right-wing views been known?
A: David Irving's allegiance to right-wing causes has been
public knowledge since 1959: in that year he printed a
publication at London University which included a "spirited
defense" of South African apartheid, an appreciative article
on Nazi Germany, and the allegation that "the national
press" in Great Britain "is owned by Jews."
Q: What was Irving's reaction to questions about the views
expressed in his 1959 publication?
A: When asked at the time by The Daily Mail about his
political beliefs, he replied, "[Y]ou can call me a
mild fascist if you like. I have just come back from
[Francisco Franco's] Madrid...I returned through
Germany and visited Hitler's eyrie at Berchtesgaden. I
regard it as a shrine."