Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Irving plans money-making tour

According to Searchlight, holocaust denier David Irving is flying to Britain for a speaking tour partly to promote advance sales of his book about Heinrich Himmler, the head of the murderous SS.

Irving was already well advanced with this book before he spent his year in an Austrian prison. While incarcerated he was beaten in a race to publication by two German historians whose own book on Himmler included much new documentation that proved even more clearly than before that the man was a monster.

Wikipedia notes
His work on Nazi Germany has been widely condemned because of his sympathy for the Third Reich, antisemitism and racism. He has associated with far right and neo-Nazi causes, famously during his student days seconding British Union of Fascists founder Oswald Mosley in a University College London debate on immigration. He has been described as "the most skillful preacher of Holocaust denial in the world today".[3]
Irving's reputation as an historian was discredited after he brought an unsuccessful libel case against the American historian Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books.[4] The English court found that Irving was an active Holocaust denier, antisemite, and racist, who "associates with right-wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism",[5] and that he had "for his own ideological reasons persistently and deliberately misrepresented and manipulated historical evidence".[5][6]
Nowadays Irving concentrates on filling his coffers by charging high prices to join his outrageous tours of the former death camps and sites where Hitler’s Final Solution was planned. This year’s trip, which runs from 3 to 10 September, costs US$2,650 (£1,700) per person excluding travel to and from Warsaw. His UK meetings cost £18 “for operational reasons” and attending the Berlin meeting on 10 September will set participants back by $120. 

David Irving being deported from Canada, 1992

Irving has a schedule of several speaking events across the country, but the nearest he gets to East Anglia is Peterborough.

Secrecy surrounds the location of the event and the audience will be provided with location details a day or two before the talk.

No doubt Irving will enjoy the ringing of the cash registers as he fleeces his gullible followers to fund his semi-retirement in Florida. 

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