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David Irving: A Political Self-Portrait: Electronic Edition

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1.12 Anti-Semitic 'jokes' and anecdotes

[1.12/A][Irving described the advertising campaign by the Sunday Times for the serialisation of the Goebbels Diaries entries using hoardings 'in all the of the Jewish ghettos in Britain'] 'I had nothing to do with that. I thought it was rather tasteless. I got a certain amount of glee out of it I must admit, the thought of these fifteen-foot tall swastikas appearing one morning... [loud Laughter]... But I had nothing to do with it. He didn't come to me, Andrew Neil, and say, "Irving, what can we do really to get up the nose of those people?!" Because if Andrew Neil had said to me "What can we do really to get up the nose of those people?!" I would have said "Andrew, why don't put up sixty foot posters, red-white-and-black, with fifteen-foot swastikas and some Goebbels' phrase like THE WORLD WILL TREMBLE WHEN..."' [P's Clarendon Club speech, 19 September 1992: K4, Tab. 5, p. 3]