and comments by David Irving on the Red Pepper
article June, 2000.
1. As documents in possession of Mr
Irving proved, the "scholar" Richard
Evans was paid $200,000 by the Defendants in
this action to give the witness testimony that he
did. He also continued to draw his full academic
salary, and a few days after the trial ended Evans
accepted a paid position on a Holocaust Loot
commission. He is also a paid book reviewer for
The Jewish Chronicle.
2. See excerpt.
3. Mr Irving has never challenged Evans to a
debate, nor has any other person on his behalf.
Evans betrayed his ignorance in the witness stand,
where he admitted that he had never consulted the
CSDIC interrogation reports (in the Public Record
Office, London, now for ten years) or the Bletchley
Park decoding files. His knowledge of German is
lower than schoolboy-standard. Among childish
howlers: He translated the German slang phrase
"daran glauben müssen" as will have
to believe in it (it means "will get
killed"). This expert on the Third Reich did not
even recognise the name Otto Abetz as
Hitler's ambassador to France throughout the
Second World War, when asked by Mr Irving.
4. This is a childish distortion. As Prof.
Robert Van Pelt concedes, both in his Report
and on the witness stand, there are no holes in the
roof of Krema II corresponding to the holes
through which "eye witnesses" claim to have seen SS
officers tipping Zyklon crystals to kill 500,000
Jews. The roof is still there. There are no such
5. See our
items on Prof. R Novick's book.
6. This is rubbish. None of Mr Irving's recent
books has been typeset in the USA.
(1987) was typeset in the USA (William Morrow Inc.)
and the UK (Macmillan Ltd). Goebbels. Mastermind
of the Third Reich was typeset in the UK, but
used US spellings and usages at the request of St.
Martins Press, New York, who bought a licence to
offset the book in the USA (and then violated
the contract when they came under blackmail
pressure by the ADL
7. In the belief that it would
benefit the court to hear from a first hand
eye-witness of events at Hitler's headquarters,
rather than the sludge and waffle of "scholars"
like Lipstadt and Evans, Mr Irving wrote to Otto
Günsche, Hitler's SS adjutant, the only
surviving member of his personal staff on
Feb. 24, 1999 and invited him to testify. After
some months Günsche replied declining,
explaining that he has always refused to appear on
TV and radio programmes as well. (He allowed Mr.
Irving to tape an interview with him for many hours
in 1967, describing among other events the last
days of Hitler's life.)