REPORT LATEST: Wednesday, September
Zealand graves desecration
man ups David Irving NZ reward offer to
report that a Jew had
himself done the widely publicized arson damage to
a Paris building and smeared the anti-Semitic
graffiti," says writer David Irving, "bears out
suspicions about the similar and well-timed
incidents in Wellington, New Zealand."
Mr Irving originally offered a
reward for information leading to the arrest and
conviction of the culprits in New Zealand.
Yesterday morning the reward stood at $6,000 --
five thousand from his own pocket and one thousand
guaranteed by Swedish businessman. After twenty-one
days of police investigations, it has not been
Last night, August 31, 2004,
Sherman Oaks, California, businessman Harry S.
phoned Mr Irving, who is in Ohio preparing the Real
History convention, and put four thousand more
dollars into the pot. This huge new reward
massively increases the pressure on the New Zealand
community, either to find the culprits or explain
why no information has been forthcoming.
The reward offer now stands
at ten thousand US dollars.
AT a reception at his Key West,
Florida home on August 15 British writer David
Irving announced that since authorities in New
Zealand had not received new evidence on the recent
attacks on two Jewish cemeteries in the capital
Wellington, he was increasing his widely publicized
offer of a reward to five thousand US
dollars with immediate effect.
On August 10, 2004 Mr Irving had first announced
that he would pay one thousand US dollars for
information leading to the arrest and conviction of
the criminals responsible. The offer was widely
reported in the world's press.
Statements that leaders
of the wealthy Jewish community were said to be
considering offering such a reward inspired him
to make this offer. (They have not yet done
For a time the NZ press carried reports linking
an arrested rightwing "skinhead" to the cemetery
outrages; but he denied
responsibility, condemned the attacks in forthright
language, and was not charged. It is understood
that Wellington police have excluded him from their
inquiries. The second attack, in which a building
was also set on fire, was carried out at four a.m.
on a cold night; the gate was reported
as having been left unlocked for the first time.
The cemeteries and building were insured.
Mr Irving is to visit Wellington in two weeks'
time to accept a speaking invitation of the
National Press Club. Leaders of the country's tiny
Jewish community (one-tenth of one percent of the
population) have pressed the Government to ban his
visit, and used the cemetery outrages in part to
justify their demand.
"I am not a wealthy man," said Mr Irving today
in Key West, "and never have been. But in the light
of the speculation, I want to do everything
possible to unmask the perpetrators and bring them
to justice." He expressed annoyance that the NZ
community leaders had mentioned his forthcoming
visit in connection with the outrages.
British authorities seized Mr Irving's
two-million dollar Mayfair, London home of
thirty-eight years with all his possessions
including his research archives and library in May
2002 after the High Court ruled against him in his
action against American scholar Deborah
Lipstadt. Funded by wealthy American
friends and organisations, her legal defence effort
had cost $10m, much of it spent on payments to her
expert witnesses, who were invited to provide the
Court with opinions on Mr Irving; she paid
some of the experts as much as US$400,000.
He has invited the editor of the New Zealand
Herald to act as reward arbitrator in the event
of an arrest in the cemeteries case.[Contact David
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Aug 10, 2004: New Zealand Herald:
offers $1550 reward for [information on]
Jewish cemetery desecration"
autopsy on bungled NZ operation: says graves
desecration was unplanned
Irving, in a Radical's Diary, ups reward now to
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community and other minorities are not always
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1996 | Germany,
A 1989 case: leading
Jewish student at the State University of New
York in Binghamton charged with painting
Another 1989 case: acquittal
of Waterbury man charged with harassment
because he made anti-Zionist calls to radio talk