The story below disappeared from later editions of The Times (note the final paragraph). It is available online.
London, April 12, 2000
Jewish experts predict more battles to fight
FROM ROSS DUNN IN JERUSALEM AND ROGER BOYES IN BERLIN
ISRAELIS hailed the verdict against David Irving as a key victory in the fight against anti-Semitism but gave warning that there will continue to be battles ahead against other Holocaust deniers. Officials at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, said the case had proved the facts of the tragedy.
"Had Irving won, it certainly would have increased the likelihood of him, and people like him, penetrating the mainstream and this would have been a terrible danger."
In Germany, Holocaust experts emphasised that the lesson of the trial was that urgent action needed to be taken to preserve the decaying sites of former concentration camps in the country and Poland.
"These are memories in stone," Günter Morsch, who supervises the museums in the former camps at Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück, outside Berlin, said. "The arguments of revisionists crumble when they come face-to-face with these buildings. As long as they stand, they will be a refutation to Holocaust deniers."
He is seeking about £10 million in investment to restore buildings in the two camps. Sachsenhausen has also become a regular target of attacks by neo-Nazis determined to damage or destroy evidence of the Holocaust.
The libel trial had a direct effect on the Auschwitz camp where curators started to search for crematorium gas inlets to refute Mr Irving's courtroom claim that none could be seen. The results of the search are not yet known.
April 12, 2000