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David Irving is the son of a Royal Navy commander and a professional illustrator. Incompletely educated at Imperial College of Science & Technology and at. Mr Irving's personal diary of his British High Court Action against Penguin Books Ltd and Deborah Lipstadt is now available as a Free Download in English and. David Irving, British historian, his life and works. publishes a virulent page attack on David Irving's biography, Hitler's War, in their quarterly journal (pdf.
He became a good friend -- his wife Connie was MUCH more difficult, a real southern belle, and very full of her ancestry -- but he has now long retired to Nantucket and I have lost sight of him, at least he does not respond to letters or e-mails.
In writing The Trail of the Fox I used some experimental literary devices: one was the use of the present tense and italic type to describe the hunt for the Rommel story, and the past tense to tell the story itself.
The devices seem to have worked. The book was really a spin-off from the Hitler biography, in the sense that Frazier spun-off from Cheers, though rather less lucratively.
There was a lot of hard research into the subject, but it was rewarding. The records were in the archives in super-abundance, but the scholars have always preferred sitting in their book-lined caves to going out into the field where Real History is to be mined.
Lucie Rommel gave me permission to use her husband's 2, odd letters to her -- far more valuable than diaries, I have always felt, as letters once posted can't be retrieved and altered. But I did also find found several sections of the original and unpublished Rommel diary, scattered between The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and Germany.
In the National Archives, in Washington DC, I found several hundred pages of shorthand, which I rightly guessed were his North Africa diaries; for six months I struggled to find somebody who could read that shorthand -- it was Deutsche Einheitskurzschrift -- and then my own secretary, Jutta Padel, picked up a page on my desk and found she could read it straight off.
Therefore luck played an equally large part. After transcribing the hundreds of pages of these unknown diaries, I placed them all on microfilm , and donated the originals to the German government's miitary archives. Lending herJewish prayerbook to an elderly Jewish woman in a synagogue in Czernowitz, Lipstadtwas denounced to the authorities and arrestedby the KGB for distributing religious items, strip-searched, held in prison for a day, questioned, and deported.
After this, she had continued for some years to work hard forSoviet Jews while they were being persecuted. Combined with her many discussions with camp survivors in Israel, she reported, this experience had led her to study the histoly of antiselnitism and, in particular, the Holocaust. Remembering the Holocaust was crucial in the perpetuation of Jewish tradition, but also in teaching lessons about the need to fight prejudice and persecutionof many kinds in the world today.
However, Lipstadt insisted, whatever her political and religious beliefs, shewas convinced thatthe history of the Holocaust had to be researched to the highest possible scholarly standards and taught in a straightfonvardly factual manner. She denied any wishto impose her views about the lessons of the Holocaust onher students.
This had not stopped her from working in the field. Her book Denying the Holocaust was an academic project, but it hadalso taken on a broader significance. After completing her work on Holocaust denial, she planned a book called Anzerica Remm1ber. She had never written about German history and had never inbeen a German archive.
Indeed, as f i r as I could tell, she did not even read German. Yet it was easy enough for herto include in Denying the Holocaust refutations of some of the principal argumentsof the deniers on the basis of well-known secondary literature about the extermination.
Given the main focus of her work, whichwas on denialas a political and intellectual phenomenon, that was surely all that was required.
Nevertheless, her book did not pull its punches when it came to convicting deniers of massive falsification of historical evidence, manipulation of facts, and denialof the truth. One of those whom she discussed in this context was the British writer David Irving, who certainlydid read German, had spentyears in the archives researchingthe German side in the Second World War, and was the author of some thirty books on historical subjects.
Some of them had gone through many reprints and a number of different editions.
The greatmajority of them were about the Second World War, and in particular about Nazi Germany and its leaders. Before he was thirty, he had already begun researching and writing on twentieth-century history, publishing his first book, The Destruction of Dresden, in , whenhe was only twenty-five.
Despite their somewhat specialized titles, these books in many cases aroused widespreadcontroversyandmadeIrvingintoa well-known figure. The Destruction of Dresden created a stormby alleging that the bombingof Dresden by Alliedairplanes earlyin causedmany more deaths than had previously been thought. The Destruction of Convoy PQ 17 aroused serious objections on the part of a British naval officer criticized by Irving in his book.
By the end of the s, Irving had already made a name himself for as anextremely controversial writer aboutthe Second World War. Irving heightened the controversy by publicly offering a financial reward to anyone who could comeup with a document proving him wrong.
The furor completely overshadowedhis publication of a biography of the German general Erwin Rommelin the same year, under thetitle The Trail of the Fox. And while he was producing new work, he also published revised and amended editions of some of his earlier books, most notably, in , Hitler:s War, which also incorporateda new version of The War Path, and in Nwemberg: The Last Battle, an updated version of a previously published book, reissued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.
Despite all this, Irving had never held a post in a university history department or any other academic institution. He did not even have a degree. He had starteda science degree at London University but never finished it. Where did he study History? Where did he get his Degree? Was Tacitus? Didhe get a degree in some university? Did he get a degree? And yet we unashamedly call them historians-we call them historians because they wrote history which hasdone recte:gone down the ages asaccepted true history.
Irving could notbe dismissed just becausehe lacked formal qualifications. Historians do notusually answer such criticisms by firing off writs. Instead, theynormally rebut them in print. Irving, however, was no stranger to the courts. Lipstadt responded, pointing out thatbook her mentioned Irvingonly onsix out of more thanthree hundredpages. The publisher refused to withdraw; and Irving issued his defamation writ in September I had never met h i m in person, but of course I knew of him through his high media profile as the solicitor who had won a record settlement for Princess Diana in her divorce from the Prince of Wales.
Julius was not just a fashionable and successful lawyer. He was also well known as a writer and intellectual, althoughin the field of English literature rather than history.
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He was the author of a scholarly if controversial study of T. Eliot and antisemitism, andhe wrote frequentbook reviews for the Sunday papers.
Julius was representing Deborah Lipstadt. When he phoned me toward the endof , it was to ask if I would be willing to act as an expert witness for the defense.
Later, in hiscramped and book-lined Holbom office, Julius explained to me in more detail whatwould be involved. The first duty of an expert witness, he said, was to the court. That is, the evidence had astotruthbe ful and objective as possible. Expert witnesses were not there to plead a case.
They werethere to help thecourt in technical and specialized matters. They had togive their own opinion, irrespective of which side had engaged them.
They had to swear a solemn oath to tell the truth and could be prosecuted for perjuryif they did not.
Onthe other hand,they were usually commissioned by one side or the other in the belief that what they said would support the case being put rather than undermine it. At the endof the day, it was up to the lawyers whether ornot they used the reports they had commissioned. Iwould be paid by the hour, not by results.
So the money would have no influence on what I wrote or said. If I did agree to writean expert report, however, and it was accepted by the lawyers, then I could expect it t o be presented to the court and I would have to attend thetrial to be cross-examined on it by the plaintiff. Why me? I asked.
There were a number of reasons, Julius said. First, I was a specialist in modern German histoly.
A copy of my most recent book in this field, Rituals of Retribution, was on his bookshelf. It was a large-scale study of capital punishment in Germany from the seventeenth century to theabolition of the death penaltyin East Germany in 19S7. So it was clear that I had a good command of the German language. I could read the obsolete Ger-. And I was familiar with the documentary basis on which a lot of modem German history was written.
I had also for many years taught a document-based undergraduate course onNazi Germany for the history degree at Birkbeck College in London University and before that in my previous post at theUniversity of East Anglia. Clearly, the trial was going to turn toa considerable extent on the interpretation of Nazi documents, so expertise of this kind was crucial; and was it expertise thatthe court itself could notbe expected to possess.
Second, a couple of months earlier, I had published a short book entitled In Defense of Histo y,which had dealt with such vexed questions as objectivity and bias in historical writing, the nature of historical research, the difference between truth andfiction,and the possibility of obtainingaccurate a way, Anthony Julius explained, were knowledge aboutthe past.
These in the central issues in the case that Irvingwas bringing against Lipstadt. Iwas in a good position to do so not only because of my previous writings, but also because I had no personal connection witheither of the two main protagonists in the case.
Indeed, I had neveractually seen eitherof them in the flesh. Irvingwas a famously combative figure, but he had never had occasion to cross swords with me. Academic historians with a general knowledge of modem history had indeed mostly been quite generous to Irving, even where they had found reason to criticize him or disagree with his views.
The fact is that he knows more about National Socialism than most professional scholars in his field, and students of the years owe morethan they are always willing to admit to his energy as a researcher. It is always difficult forthe non-historian toremember that there is nothing absolute about historical truth.
Lying About Hitler: History, Holocaust And The David Irving Trial
What we consider as such is only an estimation, based uponthe what best available evidence tells us. It must constantlybe tested against new information and new interpretationsthat appear, however implausible theymay be, or it will lose its vitality and degenerate into dogma or shibboleth.
Such people as David Irving, then, have a indispensable part in the historical enterprise, and we dare not disregardtheir views. Irving is cited only when his sources have been checked and found reliable. Trevor-Roper had worked in British Intelligence during thewar and had been charged with heading an official missionto find out the true facts about the death of Hitler.
Trevor-Roper continued: When a historian relies nlainly on primarysources, which we cannot easily check, he challenges our confidence and forcesus to ask critical questions. How reliableis his historical method?
How sound is his judgment? We ask these questions particularly of any man who, likeMr. Irving, makesa virtue-almost a profession-of using arcane sources to affront established opinions. But we can never be quite sure, and when ishemost original, we are likely to be least sure.
Broszatwent much further, however, and included the allegation, backed up by detailed examples, that Irving had manipulated and misinterpreted original documents in order to prove his arguments. Sydnor Jr. In fact theyput up a screen behind which a very different agendais transacted. Irvingis a great obfuscator.. Distortions affect evely important aspectof this book to the point of obfuscation. Le 11 mai , les bombardiers de la Royal Air Force R.
After Berlin was attacked six times, the German air force was ordered to attack London, and, as Churchill anticipated, the pressure on the airfields was relieved.
Comment faire autrement?
Ce qui est proprement scandaleux. Est-ce un crime?
Les fabrications et les mensonges de Simon Wiesenthal, le fameux chasseur de nazis? Pourquoi tous ces mensonges?
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Faut-il ignorer cela? III, p. Le Rapport signale que "9. Il n'est fait mention nulle part, dans les 1. Mais nous en reparlerons. Du moins officiellement.In this definitive biography, David Irving separates the myth from the man. Booklist The World's Press: Ten years later, in the mid s I received a call from the Cabinet Office to come round to their building, as they had something for me. Before he was thirty, he had already begun researching and writing on twentieth-century history, publishing his first book, The Destruction of Dresden, in , whenhe was only twenty-five.
Apocalypse The Destruction of Dresden Few Britons had heard of the bombing of Dresden before this book was published.
She denied any wishto impose her views about the lessons of the Holocaust onher students. There is a thinbut seemingly continuous lineof writing sincethe Second World War that has sought to deny the existence of the gas chambers atAuschwitz and otherextermination camps,to minimize the numberof Jews killed by the Nazis until it becomes equivalent to thatof the Germans killed by the Allies, to explain away the killings as incidental by-products of a vicious war rather than the result of central 2 LYING ABOUT HITLER planning in Berlin, andto claim that theevidence forthe extermination, the gas chambers, and all the rest of it had mostly been concocted after the war.
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