by this website: Well written and
entertaining though this article is -- albeit it
contains a number of English words which do not
exist in any dictionary or vocabulary except
that of this schizoid "Professor of English" it
is riddled with errors of the kind that only a
casual observer of the trial could have made.
- There were no Irving "groupies,"
outside Jacobson's fevered and distorted
imagination. The Courtroom's public gallery
was occupied almost entirely by Jewish
luminaries, and by Israeli worthies and
notables, according to their own press.
- A search of the transcripts for many
of the "quotations" from the proceedings
fails to confirm their existence. They too
are figments of his imagination.
- Mr Irving offered more than "three"
witnesses, and more than one (the Prof.
Macdonald upon whom Jacobson passes such
scathing remarks) testified on oath in the
box, which is more than the brave defendants
Lipstadt and Penguin dared to do.
- Jacobson seems unaware that the
modern court procedure calls for witnesses to
make lengthy written statements; these are
their evidence in chief, upon which they are
then cross examined by the opponents, if
- Rampton introduced his own
(up to £109,000 each) defence witnesses
with barely two lines of examination; so did
Mr. Irving as Plaintiff. It is their written
evidence which is before the Court, evidence
of which Jacobson was unaware.
- What on earth is a "lumbering yet
distracted stride": we suspect that somebody
has been unable to decipher the professor's
- From Jcobson's frequent but puzzling
references to Irving's exoneration of Hitler
for guilt in the shootings of Jews in Russia
by the Einsatzgruppen, in the euthanasia
murders and all Hitler's other known crimes
it is obvious that he has never even glanced
at Mr Irving's book Hitler's
War, let alone the other books.
(Note Jacobson's wild assertion that Mr
Irving claimed that the "record cleared
Hitler of the charge of having had a hand in
whatever crimes against the Jews of Europe
were committed by the German forces and their
allies during the Second World
- Compare the Jacobson version of the
cross examination of Prof. Longerich on
durch Arbeit, with the
transcript using the link
- Readers will appreciate why Mr.
Irving went to the considerable expense of
procuring permission to post the verbatim
transcripts on this website: that is
- As for Hitler being the Jews' "best
friend", the allusion is of course to the
creation of the State of Israel.
- And Hitler never once spoke of the
"Eliminierung" of the Jews: this is another
manipulation by Jacobson of the evidence.