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title: Holocaust Denial on Trial, Podcasts: Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, The Ethical Challenge Posed by Holocaust Denial
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sponsor: Rabbi Donald A. Tams Institute for Jewish Studies
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title: Holocaust Denial on Trial
Transcribed from oral interviews and talks.

Deborah E. Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies. Her 1993 book Denying The Holocaust: The Growing Assault On Truth And Memory was the first full-length study of those who deny the Holocaust. Her characterization of British author David Irving as a Holocaust denier led him to sue Dr. Lipstadt for libel in a British court.

Ultimately, the judge found David Irving to be a Holocaust denier, a falsifier of history, a racist, an anti-Semite, and a liar. Her legal battle with Irving lasted nearly six years. According to the New York Times, the trial "put an end to the pretense that Mr. Irving is anything but a self-promoting apologist for Hitler." In July 2001 the Court of Appeal resoundingly rejected Irving’s attempt to appeal the judgment against him. Her profound victory in that case is recorded in her book History On Trial: My Day In Court With David Irving published in 2005.

This recording captures her in front of an audience at Loyola University in New Orleans.

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The Holocaust Denial on Trial (hdot.org) website works to educate the public about the Holocaust and Holocaust denial. Based on the 1996-2001 David Irving vs. Penguin Books UK and Deborah Lipstadt trial, the project continues to expand with new content and into new languages in order to confront denier myths with historical facts and evidence.

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