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Letter to the Director of the Anti-Defamation League

[No reply or acknowledgement was received]

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 name.

To: Mr Justin J. Finger, Anti Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10017 United States of America 


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London, October 15, 1983



I HAVE recently been shown a copy of your Memorandum issued to "ADL Regional Offices" on July 6 [1983], entitled: "Special Backgrounder: David Irving".

For the purposes of due process under English law I hereby give you due warning that this memorandum contains information that is both defamatory and untrue. It is what we over here call libellous garbage. 

Given the laxity of libel laws in the United States, there is little I can do to prevent it being circulated there. But be warned that I shall proceed against every instance that I find of this Memorandum being uttered in the jurisdiction of the English courts or elsewhere in western Europe. 

I have already initiated a number of successful actions against such smears, the most recent example being Irving vs.: Christian Wagemann in the Aachen and Cologne Law Courts which resulted in a very costly judgement against a known Communist front organisation which had uttered leaflets containing the same smears as are contained in your Memorandum.

Others, like the well known Israeli author Ephraim Kishon, prefer to apologize in writing to me for mistakenly giving currency to such smears. 


Yours faithfully, David Irving

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