Irving v. Lipstadt

Defense Documents

David Irving, Hitler and Holocaust Denial: Electronic Edition, by Richard J. Evans

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(f) Conclusion. >>

(b) Irving's The Destruction of Dresden.

1. Among the many authors to write on the bombing raids of 13/14 February 1945, Irving has perhaps attracted the most attention and has had the largest popular readership. The Destruction of Dresden, probably the most widely read of Irving's books, has gone through numerous editions and translations:
  • The Destruction of Dresden, William Kimber, London 1963 (two impressions).
  • The Destruction of Dresden, William Kimber, London 1964 (third impression).
  • The Destruction of Dresden, Corgi, London 1966 (revised and updated edition).
  • The Destruction of Dresden, Corgi, London 1971 (reissue).
  • The Destruction of Dresden, Elmfield Press, Morely 1974.
  • The Destruction of Dresden, Futura, London 1980.
  • The Destruction of Dresden, Papermac, London 1985.
  • Apocalypse 1945: The Destruction of Dresden, Focal Point, London 1995 ('...thoroughly revised and expanded on the basis of material available since 1963.').
2. In Germany the book was preceded by a more general account of the bombing offensive against various German cities, serialised in 1961 in the Neue Illustrierte, a glossy magazine, and published in book form as Und Deutschlands Städte starben nicht [And Germany's Cities did not Die], in Zurich, 1962 and 1963. The translation of The Destruction of Dresden then likewise went into numerous editions:
  • Der Untergang Dresdens, Sigbert Mohn, Gütersloh 1964.
  • Der Untergang Dresdens, Rowohlt Verlag, Reinbeck 1967.
  • Der Untergang Dresdens, Heyne Allgemeine Reihe, 1977 (five editions by 1985).
  • Der Untergang Dresdens, Ullstein, Frankfurt a.M. 1985. 6