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The Cincinnati Enquirer

Monday, May 15, 2000

Holocaust scholar Browning to deliver free public lectures


At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dr. [Christopher] Browning will discuss Holocaust denial in the courtroom at HUC's Mayerson Hall on Clifton Avenue, focusing on cases in which he was an expert witness:

More recent is British historian David Irving's defeat in an English libel action that he brought against critical scholar Deborah Lipstadt. The judge called Mr. Irving an anti-Semitic racist and Hitler apologist.

The second case involves unresolved efforts by the Canadian Human Rights Commission to close a Web site that the commission says allows Toronto resident Ernst Zundel to spread anti-Semitic hate propaganda.

Dr. Browning was a witness in an earlier conviction of German-born Mr. Zundel that was overturned when Canada's high court struck down the law prohibiting the spreading of false news.

Mr. Irving and Mr. Zundel deny the Holocaust -- a name given to the murder of 6 million Jews -- took place.

 Related items: Browning index as expert; another index on Browning


Website note: Remember, these cockroaches are afraid of the light! This website invites volunteers from Ohio or Kentucky to attend this learned function and ask awkward questions of Dr Browning, including: 1. who put up the millions for Ms. Lipstadt's defence (see foot of page)? 2. what is the difference between paying a witness like Browning a $200,000 expert-fee and bribing him? 3. How much is he being paid for spin-offs like these lectures? 4. how do they explain the missing holes in the roof of Krema II? (Remember, the judge decided that the "eye witnesses" were speaking the truth, so the roof must be lying); 5.  was the defendant Ms. Lipstadt too much of a coward to go onto the witness stand? 6. Does Mr Irving deny that a million jews were murdered by the Einsatzgruppen in the East? Or does he just quesiton the gas-chambers, in Browning's view. Send us a report on this fun event.

Suggestion: Think up a question that should be asked of Dr Browning, then...

Monday, May 15, 2000

Website fact: The stamina of the defence team in the Lipstadt libel action was aided by a six million dollar slushfund provided by Steven Spielberg, Edgar J Bronfman, and the American Jewish Committee, which enabled them to pay 21 lawyers and "experts". A million pound lollipop was figuratively brandished from the defence lawyers' table throughout the trial, and all those who behaved got a lick at it; their experts like the "scholars" Prof. Evans, Prof. Longerich and others were paid up to £125,000 ($200,000) each (on top of the academic salaries they continued to draw) to testify as they did. Nobody was paying for Mr Irving. His defence witnesses testified without payment, from conviction. [Help!]

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