The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Irving finds his books in his jail library

This interesting story comes from the Index for Censorship. Find the Website below. It is probably no real surprise that David Irving would find a few of his books in the prison library where he is currently being held for thoughtcrimes committed in Austria. Clearly the books were in the library as they were both best selling historical titles. What is most disturbing here is the final line: Adam said they [the books] would be disposed of. Perhaps Irving's jailers should actually read what Irving wrote. The imprisonment of David Irving shames Austria. It shames the United Kingdom as well as they sit back and let one of their own be persecuted for uttering "offensive" ideas over a decade ago.

Irving finds his books in his jail library

British historian David Irving found copies of his own banned books in a prison library while in custody on charges of Holocaust denial in Austria.
Irving, 67, found copies of Hitler’s War and The Destruction of Convoy PQ-17 in the Graz prison library after asking for something to read. Hitler's War triggered huge controversy when published in 1977 for suggesting that Hitler had no knowledge of the Holocaust. The Destruction of Convoy PQ-17 was withdrawn in 1970 after Irving was successfully sued by a former naval captain he had accused in the book. Jail director Josef Adam said it was "not possible" to know how the books had ended up in the 6,400-volume library, reported Britain’s Daily Telegraph. Irving signed both books before returning them; Adam said they would be ‘disposed of’.

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