International Campaign for Real History

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 Fathers.

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 heard."

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 page24.

11 Defence of the First Defendants, Section.6.

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 41.

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 131.

21 Goebbels diary, printed text, November 22, 1941;

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 time?

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 which were

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 expenses, etc).

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, 1976.

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 /BoD/ADL1977IntelliReport.html.

31 Bundle E, page 16: ADL backgrounder, 1983.

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 ... 1986.

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 HOLOCAUST.

42 Bundle E, pages 41-44: Anonymous: Confidential, October 233, 1986: "Profile on David Irving."

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 "mistakes".

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 17, 1991.

50 Bundle E, page 59: David Irving to Andrew Lownie, November 30, 1990; Claimant's Discovery, No. 1318.

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, 1992.

56 Bundle E, page 78: La Nación, October 18, 1991: "La DAIA advirtío sobre un 'agitador internacional'."

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 COVER."

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, 1992.

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 historian.

70 Bundle E, page 153: Department of Home Affairs, Pretoria, to David Irving, April 1, 1992.

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 1992.

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 bias."

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 194.

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 was.

89 Bundle E, pages 193ff: Tel Aviv University, "Anti-Semitism Worldwide - 1993" here at page 195.

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, No. 351.

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 Sydney Bugging.

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 Federations.

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 18, 231-2.

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, [1994]. And ibid., pages 228-9, two pages of handwritten notes from Lipstadt Discovery.

101 Bundle E, page 161-2: Prof. Yehuda Bauer to Lipstadt, November 27, 1992. Lipstadt Discovery No. 80.

102 Bundle E, page 163: Deborah Lipstadt to Anthony Lerman, December 18, 1992. Lipstadt Discovery No. 81.

103 Ibid.

104 Pomnik Meczenstwa Narodu Polskiego i innych Narodow.

105 Helmut Heiber, Hitlers Lagebesprechungen, January 1945.

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 300.000 Opfer."

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 kill?'"

115 Newspaper clipping from The Daily Telegraph April 25, 1990: "Jewish soap tale 'was Nazi [sic] lie.'" Claimant's Discovery No. 1278.

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," page 36.

119 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page 9031.

120 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page 9032.

121 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page 9034.

122 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page 9038.

123 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page 9049.

124 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, pages 9047-48.

125 Zündel action, April 1988, Day 32, page 9054.

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 9297-9298.

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 [934] 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, 1981.

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 Operationsraum."

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 under Stäglich.

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 1991 arrest".

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? Ext.751".

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 Verfassungsschützer."

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 hannoverschen Innenministerium."

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".


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Closing statement, March 15, 2000