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Boris and Christian; Two Kings, The Holocaust and Hollywood

by Norman Berdichevsky (November 2009)

 
Denial of the Holocaust has been fittingly demolished by all sober and serious historians and the legal case won by Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books in a London court against the charge of libel gained world attention. The result should be a clarion call to ensure a rigorous examination in determining what is historical fact or fiction. During the trial, an English court found that Irving was an "active Holocaust denier," as well as an antisemite and racist and that he "associates with right-wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism." The judge also ruled that Irving had "for his own ideological reasons persistently and deliberately misrepresented and manipulated historical evidence." He was convicted of "glorifying and identifying with the German Nazi Party," which is a crime in Austria under the Verbotsgesetz law and served a prison sentence from February to December 2006 on the charges. more>>>