The Holocaust on Trialby D. D. Guttenplan
D. D. Guttenplan's The Holocaust on Trial is a bristling courtroom drama where the meaning of history is questioned. The plaintiff is British author David Irving, one of the world's preeminent military historians whose works are considered essential World War II scholarship and
The account of a trial in which the very meaning of the Holocaust was put on the stand.
D. D. Guttenplan's The Holocaust on Trial is a bristling courtroom drama where the meaning of history is questioned. The plaintiff is British author David Irving, one of the world's preeminent military historians whose works are considered essential World War II scholarship and whose biographies of leading Nazi figures have been bestsellers. Irving refuses to admit to Hitler's responsibility in the extermination of European Jewry, replying that the Holocaust as we know it never happened. The defendant is Deborah Lipstadt, who blew the whistle on Irving, calling him "one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial." Irving sued for libel, and under English law, it was up to Lipstadt to prove the truth of her writings, and the falseness of Irving's views.
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Meet the Author
D. D. Guttenplan, journalist and essayist, lives in London. He has written on the Irving trial for Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and The Guardian.
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It appears another propaganda book is born. The author leads the read with comically poor logic. Makes me wonder if the author actually read the court transcript.
Reading the Trainscript of the trial, and his account I feel cheated. Reading the trainscript Irving wins hands down, but I am glad some one took the time to teach me how to think the right way about History and War. Gosh, or the truth might be lost in thinking!