The Holocaust on Trial : History, Justice and the David Irving Libel Case, Paperback

The Holocaust on Trial : History, Justice and the David Irving Libel Case Paperback

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David Irving is a leading Holocaust revisionist. He sued Penguin Books for libel claiming he had been falsely labelled a Holocaust denier.

The trial was one of the strangest to take place in an English court: the judge had to give a verdict on history.

At stake was the freedom of neo-fascist historians to exonerate Hitler and to deny that the Nazis set out to commit genocide, but this was also a trial about the present day, about what out society finds it politically and morally acceptable to say in public.

It was also a libel trial about evidence: how do we know that the genocide happened?

D.D. Guttenplan has followed David Irving's career for years and has studied the furious debates over the Holocaust.

This is a dramatic recreation of a bizarre trial and a meditation on truth and memory.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, maps
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781862074866

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