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Auckland, Tuesday, August 10, 2004
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David Irving comments:

HERE is the continuation of my private diary this eventful day:

". . . Bike out along the Gulf of Mexico to Harpoon Harry's on the next island, for a fish 'n' chip dinner. Back tyre goes down over last 100 yards. Heigh ho.
   While I am out there New Zealand TV phones to fix a telephone interview in an hour's time. Have to borrow back $20 from Ginger, the waitress. Taxi back to the cottage with the lifeless bike strapped to its trunk.
   NZ-TV phones half an hour later, an abrasive but rather shocked male interviewer. Says Acting Prime Minister Mike Cullen has stated he listened to my radio interview, and was shocked by the implicit suggestion that there is a "global Jewish conspiracy to control the world."
   Rather a naïve remark. I say I did not say there was, but there is certainly a global vendetta against me, and the documents I have obtained from the legal action against Deborah Lipstadt show it.
   As for Dr Cullen's remarks, I understand his gibbering fear: he knows which side his party's bread is buttered on, just as John Howard did in Australia.
   Fortunately I do not have that problem: nobody can rap on my window and warn me of the financial implications of taking a certain line. My history books will be the ones that survive to the 22nd Century.
   The interviewer asks how much of the Holocaust I "deny." I sigh. I say that parts are true, and parts are legend. The shootings on the eastern front did happen, and I have spoken with witnesses who were there.
   My interest is purely at the level of Adolf Hitler, whose biography I wrote; from my interviews and Allied interrogations of his staff and other sources it is evident in my view -- though Judge Gray felt differently in the Lipstadt Trial -- that Hitler was largely "out of the loop," as it would now be said.
   Thus the comfortable notion that Jews were the victim of one madman who killed himself in April 1945 is wrong.
   I say that the Poles themselves admitted in 1995 that the Auschwitz gas chamber building they show the tourists was built in 1948, three years after the war ended; yet I was fined $30,000 by the Germans for saying precisely those words in 1990 -- from which "conviction" all the legal problems have arisen.
   As for the figures, I am entitled to be skeptical too: The Polish court which condemned the 22 leading officers of Auschwitz found that "altogether nearly 300,000 people from the most different nations died in the Auschwitz concentration camp." Not four million and not 1.5 million. Died, not were killed. The video of that judgment is on my website.
   No wonder a certain New Zealand community does not want me answering questions on this -- not that it was to be the topic of my talks.
   The interview lasts about 15 minutes, and it wobbles rather aimlessly, like my back wheel on my bike once the air went out.

The newsreel (Wochenschau) of the Dec 1947 judgment in the Polish (Krakau) trial of the Auschwitz defendants, released Jan 8, 1948: "Altogether nearly 300,000 people from the most different nations died in the Auschwitz concentration camp." Text and translation | Video

Irving offers $1550 reward for [information on] Jewish cemetery desecration

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Still active!CONTROVERSIAL historian and holocaust denier David Irving has offered a $US1000 ($NZ1550) reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals behind the desecration of Jewish graves in a Wellington cemetery last Friday. A small prayer house was also torched in the early morning attack in the Jewish section of Makara Cemetery on the western outskirts of Wellington.





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