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Friday, February 15 • 8:45pm - 10:00pm
History on Trial: Facing a Holocaust Denier in the Courtroom

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In 2000, I was sued for libel in the UK by Holocaust denier David Irving. The trial lasted 12 weeks and demonstrated how deniers twist and fabricate history. London’s Daily Telegraph wrote that the trial did “for the new century what the Nuremberg tribunals or the Eichmann trial did for earlier generations." The New York Times wrote that the trial "put an end to the pretense that Mr. Irving is anything but a self-promoting apologist for Hitler." We will explore this legal battle from forensic, historical, and personal perspectives.


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Deborah Lipstadt

Emory University
Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her latest book, The Eichmann Trial, was published in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the trial’s start. Her 2006 book, History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, the story of her libel trial against David Irving, is currently being developed into a movie. At Emory, she directs Holocaust Denial on Trial, a website... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 8:45pm - 10:00pm
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