Irving v. Lipstadt


Holocaust Denial on Trial, Trial Judgment: Electronic Edition, by Charles Gray

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5.29During the Weimar Republic statistics were maintained for the numbers of crimes committed year on year. The crimes were broken down into types of offences.
5.30In the context of describing in his book Goebbels how Goebbels turned anti-semitic when he realised the dominant position occupied by the Jews in Berlin in the 1930s, Irving wrote that Goebbels was unfortunately "not always wrong" to highlight every malfeasance of the criminal demi-monde and identify it as Jewish. He added at pp46-7:
"In 1930 no fewer than 31,000 cases of fraud, mainly insurance swindles, would be committed by Jews".
Irving cited in the supporting footnote various references including Interpol figures which are said to be quoted in the Deutsche Nachrichten Buro (DNB), 20 July 1935 and Kurt Daluege "Judenfrage als Grundsatz" in Angriff, 3 August 1935. Two other sources are also given, namely Kiaulehn and Wieglin.