Notes to David
Irving's Closing Speech, March 15, 2000.
1 Hitler's War, 1991 edition, at page 17.
2 The Independent, "Holocaust Case Result will
deliver Judgment on Irving", March 4, 2000.
3 She gives her source as release from the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Nov 26, 1992.
4 Statement of Claim, para 9(i).
5 Statement of Claim, para 11.
6 Denying the Holocaust, page 161.
7 Literary Review, March 2000, Kenneth Rose,
review of Owen Lloyd George: A Tale of Two
8 Report in The Daily Telegraph, July 29,
2000:"PREACHER HAS RIGHT TO BE HEARD, HOWEVER
IRRITATING." Citing Socrates and two famous
Quakers, William Penn and William Mead, Lord
Justice Sedley said: "The irritating, the
contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the
unwelcome, and provocative have a right to be
9 Day 7, January 20, at pages 48-9.
10 Eberhard Jäckel, in Michael Berenbaum
and Abraham J Peck (eds.), The Holocaust and
History, Inidana University press, 1998, at
11 Defence of the First Defendants,
12 Day 19, February 14, at page 83. I had
supplied Deutsch with the General von Fritsch
papers. He used them before me. I was then accused
of having plagiarized his research without
attribution. Cross examination of Prof. Evans.
Evans: "I agree. I will climb down on Professor
Deutsch." In another instance, I gave crucial
entries in the Moscow Goebbels diaries to
Hans-Georg Reuth, who published them in his five
volume digest edition three years before I used
them in my biography. His publishers Piper Verlag
then vilified me on German television.
13 Day 20, February 15, at page 91.
14 See Days 4, January 17 at page 195; Day 5,
January 18, at page 44; Day 16, February 7, at page
15 See my opening statement; and Peter Millar's
evidence, Day 15, February 3, pages 40-41.
16 Day 19, February 14, at page 45.
17 L. Gruchmann, R. Weber (eds.), Der
Hitler-Prozeß 1924. Wortlaut der
Hauptverhandlung vor dem Volksgericht München
I, Vol. 2 (Munich, 1998), 545-546.
18 See Day 19, February 14, page 77. Philippe
Burrin, Hitler and the Jews, the Genesis of the
Holocaust, at page 57: "While Hitler could only
have endorsed the concept of exacting reprisals,
namely on the Jews, he seems to have been surprised
by the extent of the destruction. [...] In
each case Hitler covered for Goebbels who did not
derive the hoped for benefits from the affair."
Copy in my Bundle F, "Prof. Evans", No. 48.
19 Burrin, op. cit.: "... It is a good thing we
are preceded by the ominous reputation of
exterminating the Jews..."
20 Ereignismeldung No. 60, dated September 11,
1941, at page 9: "Günstig wirkt sich das
Gerücht aus, daß von den Deutschen alle
Juden totgeschossen würden." And see
Ereignismeldung No. 81 of September 12, 1941 where
Einsatzgruppe C reported, "The gratuitous
evacuation of hunderds of thousands of Jews may be
considered to be an indirect success of the work of
the Security Police. As we hear mostly from the
other side of the Urals, this is a considerable
contribution to the solution of the Jewish question
in Europe." Translation in Arad, Krakowski and
Spektor in The Einsatzgruppen Reports, page
21 Goebbels diary, printed text, November 22,
22 See the answers by Peter Millar, examined on
Day 15, February 3, page 40:
"Irving: Was I going to be there
[Moscow] only for a limited space of
A. As far as we knew.
Q. Would it therefore have been practicable for
me to have
browsed at length in the diaries for passages
not on the list?
A. I do not think so."
23 See the argument on Day 16, page 135.
24 Van Pelt, report, page 390.
25 These items of the Claimant's Discovery
relate to the task put to Dr Fröhlich,
1970-1971: Nos. 247, 269, 271-4, 279 (her fees and
26 Bundle E, page 9: David Irving to The Sunday
Telegraph, June 19, 1977. Claimant's Discovery item
No. 2069: Letter from the Plaintiff to Professor
Raul Hilberg, December 5, 1975, and reply, December
12, 1975, referred to in Item No. 440, Letter from
Plaintiff to Teresa Egan, The Viking Press, March,
27 For the full list of thirty such bodies and
names, see para. 10 of my affidavit of September 4,
1998, in support of a successful application for
specific Discovery against the Second Defendant, to
be found in Bundle E at pages 245-7.
28 Day 27, page 42; day 28, pages 37, 189.
29 Bundle E, pages 6-7: David Irving diary,
October 13, 1973; Discovery, No. 372.
30 Bundle E, pages 11b-d: Typescript ADL report,
headed "ADL" and 4/17/77 in pencil; published in
full on my website at http://www.fpp.co.uk
31 Bundle E, page 16: ADL backgrounder,
32 On Noam Chomsky's experiences with the ADL,
see his book Language and Politics (Black Rose
Books, 19988), at page 642, quoted in a letter in
Bundle E, page at page 248.
33 Bundle E, page 33, David Irving to Justin
Finger, ADL, October 15, 1983; Claimant's
Discovery, No. 925.
34 Bundle E, page 35: David Irving to his
literary agent, Max Becker, January 7, 1984;
Claimant's Discovery, No. 946.
35 Bundle E, page 36: Lipstadt to Bauer, August
15, 1984; Second Defendant's Discovery, No. 36.
36 Bundle E, page 45. Vidal Sassoon Center for
the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem: Agreement, May 31, 1988.
37 See Bundle E, pages 61-62..
38 Bundle E, page 40: The Times, July ...
39 re Australian libraries: see Bundle E, page
59, para 3.
40 Bundle E, page 46: Elisabeth Gale (ADL Orange
County Regional Office), memorandum to Betsy
Rosenthal, March 15, 1989: "IHR conference,
reporter's account." Second Defendant, Second List,
item No. 66.
41 Bundle E, Deborah Lipstadt, DenyING THE
42 Bundle E, pages 41-44: Anonymous:
Confidential, October 233, 1986: "Profile on David
43 Bundle E, page 263: The New York Times,
"Hitler's Spin Artist," April 3, 1996.
44 Bundle E, page 170, 171-2 : Deborah Lipstadt,
quoted by Marc Fisher in The Washington Post, April
3, 1996: "The Publisher in a State of Denial"
45 Bundle E, page 12: Ion Trewin, Hodder &
Stoughton Ltd., to David Irving, April 3, 1981.
46 Bundle E, page 15: Peter Carson, Penguin
Books Ltd., to David Irving, April 24, 1981.
47 Day 19, page 92: cross-examination of Prof.
Evans. In direct consequence of the premature
(pre-embargo) Lukacs review, the next day's
pre-recorded segment on nationwide television's
Good Morning America show was scrapped; later
reviews parroted Lukacs's list of my
48 Bundle E, page 56: Canadian Jewish News,
October 25, 1990.
49 Bundle E, page 75: League of Human Rights of
the B'nai Brith Canada Ian Kagedan to Franco
Giammaria, Tudor Hall Restaurant, Ottawa, September
50 Bundle E, page 59: David Irving to Andrew
Lownie, November 30, 1990; Claimant's Discovery,
51 Bundle E, page 49: The Jewish Chronicle, June
30, 1989, Irving publishers won't drop him,
Claimant's Discovery, No. 1215.
52 Day 20, February 15, 2000; speech at Milton,
Ontario, October 5, 1991: "They [the Board of
Deputies] scurry and hide furtively, they re
like the cockroaches who you don t see normally by
light of day."
53 Bundle E, page 64: The Jewish Chronicle, July
12, 1991: "Keep Holocaust 'apologists' ouT OF
BRITAIN, HOME SECRETARY IS TOLD
54 We have only the BfV's reply, August 9, 1991
to Neville Nagler of the Board of Deputies. Bundle
E, pages 669. It is in the files of the Prime
Minister of Australia, an indication of the
world-wide networking that has gone on an endeavour
to deprive me of free speech.
55 Bundle E, page 70: Walter F Magrutsch to
Neville Nagler, Board of Deputies, June 22,
56 Bundle E, page 78: La Nación, October
18, 1991: "La DAIA advirtío sobre un
57 Lipstadt wrote: "Peter Pulzer, a professor of
politics at Oxford and an expert on the Third
Reich, observed that it was ludicrous for
[Andrew] Neil to refer to Irving as a 'mere
technician,' arguing that when you hired someone to
edit a 'set of documents others had not seen you
took on the whole man.'" For the full list of names
of those people and organisations who subjected
Neil and The Sunday Times to pressure to violate
the Goebbels Diaries contract with me, see Bundle
E, pages 202-207.
58 Bundle E, page 82: Minutes of meeting on
December 12, 1991.
59 Bundle E, page 83: Internal Memo by Roland
Philipps to Steven Kennedy, January 2, 1992.
60 Bundle E, page 85, Deborah Lipstadt to USHMM,
May 6, 1992; Lipstadt second Discovery, No. 78.
61 Bundle E, page 94: clippings from The
Guardian, Jun 22, Jun 23, 1989; forwarded by USHM
to Martin Smith, undated. Lipstadt second
Discovery, No. 78.
62 Bundle E, page 84: The Jewish Chronicle, Jun
12, 1942: Irving book store attacked.
63 Bundle E, page 86: Newcastle Evening
Chronicle, Jun 10, 1942: "WAR BOOK GOES UNDER
64 Bundle E, page 87: Today, Jun 1942:"Holocaust
book [sic] fury."
65 Bundle E, page 89: David Irving to Tim
Waterstone, June 19, 1992.
66 Bundle E, page 91: Evening Standard, June 19,
67 Bundle E, page 95: Metropolitan Police to
David Irving, Jun 24, 1992, about demo planned in
Duke Street, July 4, 1992.
68 Bundle E, pages 97-99: Committee to Stop
Irving, anonymous, leaflet: the phone numbers given
were 0171 277 0817 (which is now disconnected) and
277 1314, which has an anonymous ring-back system.
And sticker, "Mass demonstration to stop the
fascist bigots," calling for demonstrators to
"meet" at my home at 11 a.m. on July 4, 1992.
69 Bundle E, page 102: The Observer, July 5,
1992: Arrests at protest over Goebbels
70 Bundle E, page 153: Department of Home
Affairs, Pretoria, to David Irving, April 1,
71 Bundle E, page 155: David Kopelowitz,
National Director, SAJBOD, to M Whine, Board of
Deputies., June 5, 1992.
72 Bundle E, pages 193ff: Tel Aviv University,
"Anti-Semitism Worldwide - 1993" here at page 200;
and see ibid., page 216, David Irving to Louis
Stofberg, MP, January 5, 1994.
73 Bundle E, page 154. Die Welt, June 15, 1992,
sent to the Board of Deputies with a covering
letter from Gerald [Fleming].
74 Response, Wiesenthal Center World Report,
winter 1992, vol. 13, no. 3, page 13.
75 Bundle E, pages 180ff: League of Human Rights
of the B'nai Brith Canada, Annual Report to the
1993 B'nai Brith Canada Convention. Claimant's
Discovery No. 1679.
76 Bundle E, page 277, Affidavit of Michael
Whine, November 1996: "Mr Irving's Activities have
been monitored by the Board for a number of years.
[...] The report was compiled by my
department as part of its normal day to day
activities. [...] At some time in 1992 I
received a request for information on Mr Irving by
the B'nai Brith League of Human Rights, a similar
organisation to the Board in Canada. They were in
the process of providing information to the
Canadian Department of Citizenship and Immigration
which, at the time, was considering whether to
permit Mr Irving to enter Canada. Mr Irving
obtained a copy of the report following his
inquiries in Canada under the Canadian Access to
Information Act. . ."
77 Bundle E, page 116: [Board of
Deputies], confidential Intelligence report,
David Irving, Biographical Information, 31pp, June
78 Bundle E, page 184: US Embassy, Legal
Attaché, to David Irving, April 23, 1993:
Claimant's Discovery, No. 1681.
79 Bundle E, pages 209-201: David Irving to U.S.
Consul, London, June 6, 1993; Claimant's Discovery,
No. 1687; ibid., page 211: reply, June 14, 1993,
Claimant's Discovery, No 211.
80 Bundle E, page 221: Washington Jewish Week,
May 26, 1994.
81 Bundle E, pages 251ff. [Anonymous, Simon
Wiesenthal centre, Toronto]: History Rewritten:
The World of David Irving. Here, pages 256 last
paragraph, and 258 last paragraph. Lipstadt
Discovery, No. 500.
82 Response, Wiesenthal Center World Report,
winter 1992, vol. 13, no. 3, page 13.
83 The Toronto Star, November 19, 2000: "JudGE
REJECTS HATE EXPERT": "Although Farber has
previously testified as an expert in about a dozen
cases, Mr. Justice Russell Otter ruled in this
instance he could be perceived as having a
84 Bundle E, page 106: Jewish Advocate, Boston,
Massachusetts, July 10, 1992.
85 Bundle E, page 104: [Macmillan Ltd]
Internal Memo, Roland Philipps to Alan
Gordon-Walker and others, July 6, 1992.
86 Bundle E, page 108: Michael Willis, Brentwood
School, to David Irving, September 19, 1992.
87 Bundle E, pages 193ff: Tel Aviv University,
"Anti-Semitism Worldwide - 1993" here at page
88 Bundle E, page 109: German Embassy,
Ministerialrat Gerhard Kunz, to Neville Nagler,
chief executive, Board of Deputies, Nov 9, 1992.
This letter thanked the Board for the "manuscript
of David Irving," which they had "forwarded to the
German authorities." This manuscript had evidently
been stolen from me. The embassy did not respond to
requests from me beginning on June 25, 1994 (ibid.,
page 222) to return the manuscript, whatever it
89 Bundle E, pages 193ff: Tel Aviv University,
"Anti-Semitism Worldwide - 1993" here at page
90 Australian Jewish News, December 25, 1992;
Bundle E, page 175: David Irving to Australian
Jewish News, January 6, 1993 (not printed),
Claimant's Discovery No. 1668.
91 Bundle E, page 176. Board of Deputies, Press
release, January 14, 1993. Lipstadt's Discovery,
92 Bundle E, page 177-8: David Irving to his
lawyer Ed Wall February 27, 1993.
93 Bundle E, page 219: Hansard Pink, Question
answered by [Immigration Minister] Senator
Bolkus, faxed by his department in Canberra at 4:53
p.m. that same day, May 3, 1994, to the Sydney fax
number 61 2 360 5416.
94 Bundle E, page 191: The Sunday Times, Perth,
May 30, 1993; and page 208, The Sunday Telegraph
Mirror, Sydney, May 30, 1993: "Israel Spies" in
95 Bundle E, page 213: The Jewish Chronicle,
September 17, 24, 1993.
96 Bundle E, page 73: Deborah Lipstadt to Adam
Bellow, Free Press, September 3, 1991: Lipstadt
item N o. 77.
97 See Professor Deborah Lipstadt, "Benefits of
Belonging," in Hadassah Magazine, June/July 1993,
an article adapted from her speech in 1992 to the
General Assembly of the Council of Jewish
98 Deborah Lipstadt, "Tomer Devorah," in Jewish
Spectator (Fall, 1991), page 63. Moline's actual
list is in United Synaogue of Conservative Judaism,
Intermarriage: What Can we Do? (New York, no date).
Quoted in Ellen Jaff McClain, Embracing the
Stranger (HarperCollins, New York, 1995), at pages
99 Blake Eskin, "Wilkomirski's new identity
crisis," Forward, September 18, 1998 at page 12;
see Peter Novick, The Holocaust in American Life,
New York, 2000, page 275.
100 Bundle E, page 226, ADL release: "Acclaimed
author tells how Holocaust deniers assault truth,"
N.Y. February 15, . And ibid., pages
228-9, two pages of handwritten notes from Lipstadt
101 Bundle E, page 161-2: Prof. Yehuda Bauer to
Lipstadt, November 27, 1992. Lipstadt Discovery No.
102 Bundle E, page 163: Deborah Lipstadt to
Anthony Lerman, December 18, 1992. Lipstadt
Discovery No. 81.
104 Pomnik Meczenstwa Narodu Polskiego i innych
105 Helmut Heiber, Hitlers Lagebesprechungen,
106 Goebbels diary, March 1945.
107 "Erst nach dem Zusammenbruch der Ostfront
seien die Umsiedlungspläne gegenstandslos
geworden ... Aber auch jetzt noch seien die meisten
Juden an Entkräftung und Epidemien gestorben:
»von 1942 bis 1945 erlagen - jedenfalls in
Auschwitz, wahrscheinlich jedoch überall -
mehr Juden sogenannten 'natürlichen'
Todesursachen als 'unnatürlichen'«." So
wurde der jüdische Professor für
Europäische Geschichte an der
Princeton-Universität (USA), Dr. Arno J.
Mayer, in der Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, vom
April 8, 1989 aat page 29.
108 German postwar newsreel: Welt im Film No.
137, dated January, 8, 1948. Soundtrack: "In Krakow
the trial of the principal culprits for the
Auschwitz concentration camp came to an end before
a Polish Court . The Defendants were German camp
guards or members of the German camp administration
staff. Unheard-of atrocities against the camp
inmates, particularly against female prisoners,
were proved against them. Altogether nearly 300,000
people from the most different nations died in the
Auschwitz concentration camp. The Court sentenced
23 of the accused to death, six to life sentences,
and ten to lengthy jail terms; one was acquitted.
The Auschwitz concentration camp remains as it
stands today, as a monument of shame to the lasting
memory of its three hundred thousand victims."
[Original German:] In Krakau ging vor
einem polnischen Gerichtshof der Prozeß gegen
die Hauptverantwortlichen für das
Konzentrationslager Auschwitz zu Ende. Die
Angeklagten sind deutsche Lagerwachen oder
Angehörige des deutschen Verwaltungspersonals.
Es wurden ihnen unerhörte Greueltaten gegen
die Lagerinsassen nachgewiesen, besonders gegen
weibliche Gefangene. Insgesamt kamen nahezu 300.000
Menschen verschiedenster Nationen im
Konzentrationslager Auschwitz um. Das Gericht
verurteilte 23 Angeklagte zum Tode, 6 zu
lebenslänglichem Gefängnis, 10 zu
längeren Gefängnisstrafen, einer wurde
freigesprochen. Das Konzentrationslager Auschwitz
bleibt als Mahnmal der Schande so erhalten, wie es
heute steht, zum bleibenden Gedenken an seine
109 The New York Times, November 25, 1947:
"Poles Open Trialk of Nazis. Cracow, Poland, Nov.24
(AP) Forty former Nazi officials at notorioius
Oswiecim extermination camp accused of
responsibility for the killing of 300,000 prisoners
from a dozen European countries went on trial today
before the Supreme natiponal Tribunal."
110 Jean-Claude Pressac, Auschwitz, Technique
and Operation of the Gas Chamber.
111 Day 26, Feb 28, at page 58.
112 Jackson papers, diary, Jun 1945; Raul
Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews
113 Gerald Reitlinger, The Final Solution
114 Norman Finkelstein, London Review of Books,
January 6, 2000: "How the Arab Israeli War of 1967
gave birth to a memorial industry," page 36. He
adds, "'If everyone who claims to be a survivor
actually is one,' my mother, a former concentration
camp inmate used to exclaim, 'who did Hitler
115 Newspaper clipping from The Daily Telegraph
April 25, 1990: "Jewish soap tale 'was Nazi
[sic] lie.'" Claimant's Discovery No.
116 Canadian Jewish News, Jan 30, 1992.
117 Christopher Browning, "The Revised Hilberg,"
in Simon Wiesenthal Annual, voll. 3, 1986, page
294; and Day 17, Feb 8, 2000, page 121.
118 Quoted by Norman Finkelstein, London Review
of Books, January 6, 2000: "How the Arab Israeli
War of 1967 gave birth to a memorial industry,"
119 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page
120 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page
121 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page
122 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page
123 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page
124 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32,
125 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page
126 For the formal ruling by the Judge in the
presence of the jury that Leuchter was an expert in
the construction, design, maintenance and operation
of gas chambers, see Zündel action, April
1988, Day 32, pages 9062-3.
127 Dr Roth's testimony on this is at
Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, pages
128 Transcript of Mr Death, at 01:00:00.
129 Day 9, January 25, at page 52.
130 On the aerial photographs taken on May 31,
June 25, July 8, August 25 and September 13, 1944
there is no visible smoke rising from any of the
crematorium chimneys. The photographs can be seen
on the Internet at
131 Day 10, January 26, page 53.
132 Pressac, Technique etc., 1989: page 554,
fourth column, lines 17-22.
133 Raymond Phillips, Trial of Josef Kramer and
44 others, transcripts at pages 66-69.
134 Philipps at page 132; Van Pelt quoted this
book on page 271 of his report.
135 Jean-Claude Pressac, Auschwitz, Technique
and Operation of the Gas Chambers; and see the
Nizkor website: Nizkor's essay entitled "Zyklon
Introduction Columns", at
with the elevation sketch of the wire net column
which I also supplied to the Court and showed to
the witness Pelt (Day 11, page 124).
136 The ceiling height is given in numerous
Bauleitung drawings incl. No. 933  on
page 278 of Pressac.
137 Day 9, January 25, page 182.
138 Van Pelt, expert report, page 518; Day 9,
January 25, page 187.
139 Day 9, January 25, Page 188.
140 Day 10, January 26, page 9.
141 Day 11, January 28, pages 111 et seq.
142 Day 9, January 25, at page 189.
143 Day 10, January 26, page 168.
144 Pressac, page 55.
145 Pressac, page 56.
146 Day 9, January 25, page 148.
147 See his report, pages 48, 210, 231, 246, 301
and 317. Although he states it is in the Auschwitz
museum, on pages 48, 210 and 301 he gives a Moscow
archives file reference for it. The fifteen minute
cremation rate implied for Kremas II-V is in
contradiction of all studies by experts elsewhere;
the Gusen camp of Mauthausen never achieved better
than 30 minutes per cadaver.
148 A letter cited by Pressac from the Topf
archives gives a top rate of 800 per day for Krema
II and III
149 Krema II was in service from March 15 to 24
and July 18 to December 31, in 1943; Krema III from
June 25 to december 31; Krema IV from March 22 to
May 10. Krema II and IV were apparently "down" at
the date of the alleged document; and Krema I was
taken right out of service soon after for
conversation to an air raid shelter.
150 Day 8, January 24, page 153.
151 The document was printed in an East German
propaganda book published by the Komitee der
antifaschistischen Widerstandskämpfer in der
DDR, SS im Einsatz, (Kongress Verlag, East Berlin,
1957) on page 269. The committee sent a photocopy
of it to the Auschwitz archives on May 15,
152 Day 11, January 28, page 188.
153 Day 11, January 28, page 92.
154 Day 10, January 26, pages 150 et seq.
155 Day 11, January 28, page 21.,
156 "Ausbau des alten Krematorium.
Luftschutzbunker für SS Review mit einem
157 Day 8, January 24, page 132.
158 Jean-Claude Pressac, Auschwitz, Technique
and Operation of the Gas Chambers, page 46; for
more photos, see page 48. On page 61 he offers
photos of a gastight door with inspection windows,
as used at one of the delousing chambers of the
BW5a and BW5b buildings. There have never been any
allegations that these buildings or "Canada" were
used for homicidal gassings.
159 Day 9, January 25, page 96.
160 USHMM microfilms, reel 19, 24, 25, 47, 48,
70, from the Fond No. 502 of the Auschwitz
Bauleitung, in Moscow archvives. File 400 (reel 47)
includes "correspondence with firm Geynemann &
Co regarding supply of construction materials for
construction of bomb shelter, 1942, five pp."
Folder 401 (ibid.) includes "correspondence with
Silesian construction inspectorate and other higher
institutions regarding provision of bomb and gas
shelters (including blueprints), 1940-1944. 21 pp."
The lit was put to Van Pelt on Day 8, January 24,
at pages 87 and 100.
161 LS [Luftschutz] Besprechung am
6.8.1942: Richtlinien für den Aufbau des
Luftschutzes im Bereich des M.i.G. (NA film T 501,
roll 216, frames 1444-7). This emphasises in para.
ii the "strength of cellar roofs against rubble"
(Trümmerfestigkeit der Kellerdecken.)
162 Extremists: appendix to Funke report, entry
163 Day 11, January 28, page 71.
164 Three times: in his Introduction, in chapter
5 and in chapter 7.
165 Day 17, February 8, at pages 167 et seq.
166 See Nuremberg Document ND: 3311 PS. The
Treblinka "steam chambers" lie was repeated by the
Anti Defamation League in The Record, The Holocaust
in History 1933-45 (New York, 1985) at page 10.
Later, the alleged mode of killing was changed to
"diesel exhaust fumes": Düsseldorf Court
verdict, K I Ks 2/64.
167 Götz Aly: "Endlösung".
Völkerverschiebung und der Mord an den
europäischen Juden (Frankfurt a. M. 1995). See
too the discussion of this document in Isaiah
Trunk, Judenrat: The Jewish Councils in Eastern
Europe under Nazi Occupation, University of
Nebraska press, 1972 and 1996, at pages 260-1: This
quotes the SD Report No. 9, dated June 26, 1942,
about concentrating Jews in White Russia pending
the Final Solution, which is clearly of
significance (Nuremberg document ND: NO-5156).
168 Day 26, February 28, pages 33 et seq.
169 Day 25, February 24, page 174.
170 Day 24, February 23, page 75; day 25,
February 24, page 199; day 26, February 28, pages
43 et seq.
171 David Irving, Diary entry, 10 June 1963: K4,
Tab. 10, page 1.
172 Day 29, May 2, page 76.
173 Day 14, page 162. May 29, 1992. Rampton to
Irving: You say: "I had a lot of trouble with Simon
Wiesenthal yesterday, and I remember that three or
four years ago I had the unnerving experience
sitting in my rental car after I had been speaking
in London, not London England but London Ontario,
which is about 200 miles west Toronto and I had
driven back to Toronto that night, the speaking was
very exhausting and I got back in Toronto at half
past 2.00 on this November morning and as I drove
up Yonge street in Toronto, which is the main
artery of Toronto, I pulled up at the traffic
lights and glaring at me from the car next to me in
the traffic lights was Simon Wiesenthal himself,
his face hideously contorted by rage". So,
evidently, Mr Irving, some things make him cross
too. "I got a real shock because he looked into me
through my driver's window and there was Mr
Wiesenthal, this hideous, leering, evil face
glaring at me, then I realised it wasn't Simon
Wiesenthal, it was a Halloween mask
[Applause]. "Now, those of who you have
seen Mr Wiesenthal will know what I'm talking
about. Mrs Wiesenthal who has seen Mr Wiesenthal
many times, of course, and she says to him at
Halloween, 'Simon, please keep the mask on, you
look so much nicer with it on'". That is just pure
racist abuse, is it not, Mr Irving?
174 Day 27, February 29, at page 75. Funke:
"This is now Ditlieb Felderer, a Swedish
activist[...]" Mr Rampton: "Is it a man or
a woman -- oh, it is a man."
175 Peter Novick, The Holocaust in American Life
(Houghton Mifflin, 2000).
176 Norman Finkelstein, London Review of Books,
January 6, 2000: "How the Arab Israeli War of 1967
gave birth to a memorial industry."
177 They will be found most readily as pages 11
6 of the bundle headed "Documents on Mr Irving's
178 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 3,
2000. "Er [Irving] befand sich in
einschlägiger Umgebung, nicht einmal, sondern
viele Male: Michael Kühnen, Gottfried
Küssel, Ewald Althans, Ernst Zündel,
Christian und Ursula Worch, um einige der Jungen,
Otto-Ernst Remer (ein Held dieser Leute, weil er
den Aufstand vom 20. Juli 1944 niedergeschlagen
hat), Wilhelm Steglich [sic],..."
179 Video No. 226. At 17:00:21 David Irving
arrives at hotel restaurant with Mrs Worch and
David Leigh of The Observer.
17:01:00 cut to outside hotel - 17:12:12 man
identified by Defendants as "Dienel" first appears
on film - 17:12:34 Martin Bell visible with
"Dienel" - 17:14:40 Mr Irving visible, still at
hotel, speaking to reporter - 17:17:52 man
identified by Defendants as "Gottfried Küssel"
first seen, as procession straggles off. Mr Irving
is visible at no time during the procession. -
18:00:15 procession still straggles on,
"Küssel" with them - 18:00:50 Leigh interviews
"Küssel" during procession - 18:11:00 truck is
set up as platform - 18:14:26 Mr Irving and two
reporters are seen watching from fringe of square
on which truck is ready - 18:15:14 "Dienel" and
Worch visible on truck platform - 18:16:00 Mr
Irving arrives, hands in pockets, and mounts
platform; "Dienel" is seen to get off to left, no
contact whatever between him and Mr Irving -
18:16:30 Worch briefly introduces Mr Irving: "Ich
übergebe das Wort an den englischen Historiker
David Irving." - 18:16:39 Mr Irving's begins brief
speech - 18:17:22 picture interrupted, cut to close
up - 18:17:57 picture interrupted, cut to rear
view, camera then moves round to his left -
18:18:59 offscreen chanting of "Siegheil" starts,
Mr Irving (holding microphone still in right hand)
shakes his head at them, gesticulates with his left
hand to people to stop chanting, and interrupts his
speech to say: "You must not always be thinking of
the Past. You must not keep coming out with the
slogans of the Past. We are thinking of the Future
[voice emphasised] of Germany, we are
thinking of the Future of the German people. As an
Englishman, I have to say ...[etc]"
["Man soll nicht an die Vergangenheit immer
denken, man soll auch nicht immer mit den Parolen
der Vergangenheit kommen. Wir denken an die Zukunft
Deutschlands, wir denken an die Zukunft des
deutschen Volkes. Ich als Englander muss
sagen..."] - 18:19:35 cut - 18:19:50 cut -
18:20:01 Mr Irving ends speech with words, "Onward
Germany." ["Deutschland voran"]; - 18:20:07
immediately, Mr Irving is seen to hand the
microphone wordlessly to Worch and leave the
platform without further contact with anybody.
180 Irving to C Roosevelt, Jun 24, 1988; read
out at Day 20, page 166.
181 German embassy, J Wilmans, consul general,
to David Irving, July 25, 1984 (Claimant's
Discovery, No 1013). See page17 of the bundle
headed "Documents on Mr Irving's 1991 arrest". My
telephone log shows that on December 14, 1981 at
10:05 a.m. I phoned the German embassy to ask: "Is
DVU on Index of Rechtsradikal parties?
182 Funke read out the wording (Ich Esel glaube
noch immer alles was man mir so erzählt )
correctly when shown the video, Day 27, February
29, page 64. In his report on page 74, at para.
5.3.40 he alleged, relying on a tainted source,
that the wording was "I still believe in the
Holocaust, the ass that I am." He admitted his
mistake under cross-examination on Day 28, March 1,
at page 112.
183 Der Hamburger
Verfassungsschutzpräsident Uhrlau sagte:
»Das konsequente Vorgehen der staatlichen
Behörden gegen die Rechtsextremisten hat deren
legale Aktionsmöglichkeiten weitgehend
lahmgelegt.« (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,
15.9.1995, page 1).
184 Der Spiegel, No. 28/1995, at page 18:
"Panorama Neonazis Nebenberuf V-Mann: Der
Münchner Neonazi Bela Ewald Althans, 29,
[...] war zeitweise V-Mann des bayerischen
Verfassungsschutzes. Althans berichtete
ausführlich über die deutsche
Neonazi-Szene und ihre internationalen Beziehungen,
etwa nach Nordamerika und Rußland. Weil er
gute Verbindungen unter Rechtsradikalen hatte und
auch sehr mitteilsam war, galt er beim
Verfassungsschutz als Spitzenquelle. [...]
Der Verfassungsschutz beendete die Zusammenarbeit
mit ihm 1994 wegen 'mangelnder
Nachrichtenehrlichkeit', so ein
185 Der Spiegel, No. 46/2000, at page 18: "
Verfassungsschutz: Amtshilfe für Schwerin:
Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns Innenministerium hat in
Niedersachsen um Amtshilfe gebeten, weil der eigene
Verfassungsschutz aus dem Ruder zu laufen scheint.
In einem Prozess vor dem Amtsgericht Wismar wegen
eines Brandanschlags hat sich einer der Angeklagten
als V-Mann der Schweriner Geheimen geoutet. V-Mann,
"Martin" war Kreisvorsitzender der NPD in Wismar.
Er soll während seiner Tätigkeit für
die Ermittler in mehrere Straftaten, darunter einen
versuchten Totschlag, verwickelt gewesen sein. Um
die Vorgänge aufzuklären, hat
Innenminister Gottfried Timm (SPD) nun aus
Niedersachsen den Geheimdienstkontrolleur Neidhard
Fuchs angefordert, einen Referatsleiter im
186 Day 15, February 3, page 40: Peter Millar,
examination in chief.
187 Ibid., page 48. And my answers under
cross-examination, page 76.
188 The sources are quoted in The Independent on
Sunday, March 5, 2000: Sophie Goodchild's story,
"Queen Mum Wanted Peace With Hitler".
Closing Statement, March 15, 2000
Closing statement, March 15, 2000