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Holocaust Denial on Trial, Skeleton Argument of the Claimant (long): Electronic Edition, by Adrian Davies

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Ribbentrop's evidence in his Nuremberg prison cell

104.At 13.48 Gray J finds that Irving "fails to quote his [Ribbentrop's] immediately following comment that he at least knew about it [the Holocaust]".
105.The contentious passage is an endnote to Hitler's War:--
"Writing on Hitler in his Nuremberg prison cell, Ribbentrop also exonerated him wholly, 'How things came to the destruction of the Jews, I just don't know. As to whether Himmler began it, or Hitler put up with it, I don't know. But that he ordered it I refuse to believe, because such an act would be wholly incompatible with the picture I always had of him" (Bavarian State Archives, Rep, 502 AXA 131).
106.As the Defendants' experts and Gray J pointed out, Irving omitted the following words:--  
"On the other hand, judging from his Last Will, one mustsuppose that he at least knew about it, if, in his fanaticism against the Jews, he didn't also order [it]."
107.These words are the merest speculation.
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