Irving v. Lipstadt
Holocaust Denial on Trial, Trial Transcripts, Day 22: Electronic Edition
Pages 206 - 207 of 207
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1 MR IRVING: Have a stab at it now and see if we can deal with
3 MR JUSTICE GRAY: Have you rather put them to the back of your
4mind because they seem to have not really featured in the
6 A. [Professor Richard John Evans] I thought we were not going to discuss these.
7 MR JUSTICE GRAY: The position is Mr Rampton has not relied on
8it, but that does not stop Mr Irving reintroducing that
9issue. If you say you need to bone up on it?
10 A. [Professor Richard John Evans] No, I am happy to do it now.
11 MR IRVING: I certainly rely on them.
12 MR RAMPTON: Mr Irving does. He may be making a mistake there,
13because he does not know the reason why I decided not to.
14That is his privilege to put his foot in his mouth, if
15that is what is going to happen. I do not know. I do
16worry that it may take more than a quarter of an hour
17though, because it is quite complicated.
18 MR JUSTICE GRAY: I am quite keen to use up all the available
19time, because I am anxious to get Professor Evans out of
20the box on Monday.
21 MR IRVING: I can promise definitely that I will do everything
22I can to have him out of the box. We now have reached
23October 1943 which is of course, as far as I am concerned,
24the watershed and Hitler's knowledge.
25 MR JUSTICE GRAY: True, but remember Mr Rampton may have some
1 MR IRVING: I will leave him more than enough time for that
2I am sure.
3 MR JUSTICE GRAY: Shall we be open about it, because I am quite
4happy to adjourn now if we are sure we will get Professor
5Evans out of the box.
6 MR RAMPTON: I can speak only about my re-examination at the
7moment which consists of but two topics.
8 MR JUSTICE GRAY: So it may be an hour, an hour and a half?
9 MR RAMPTON: Nothing like that. It may be half an hour, maybe
10three-quarters of an hour.
11 MR JUSTICE GRAY: Are you reasonably confident?
12 MR IRVING: Totally confident and, if not, then it is my own
14 MR JUSTICE GRAY: I would not want to leave it on that basis.
15Then I think let us adjourn now.
16 MR IRVING: I think we have broken through the barbed wired.
17We are right through the mine field now and we are out in
18the open desert and our guns are blazing.
19 MR JUSTICE GRAY: I had forgotten about the Roman Jews as
20well. So we are not sitting tomorrow, but Monday at 10.30
21 < (The witness stood down)
22(The Court adjourned until Monday, 21 February 2000).
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