David Irving: A Political Self-Portrait: Electronic Edition

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1.6 "Traditional enemy/enemies of the Truth"

[1.6/A][On the acquittal of John Demjanjuk in June 1993] 'The world will not easily forget how... [he] was detained in custody by his enemies for two more weeks while they thumbed through their sweaty manuals looking for some way to crush him that they might have overlooked; nor how when they failed again, these Shylocks, cheated of their prey, frogmarched him to his plane home to freedom, still in handcuffs - like a convicted criminal.' ['Will John Demjanjuk now sue his tormentors?', P's Action Report, number 9, May 1995, p. 10: K4, Tab. 10, p. 50]
[1.6/B]'I was allowed free speech [in Canada], until I injured one of the most cherished shibboleths of its traditional enemy, the history of the Holocaust: the last ten years have seen a new and uglier breed of Untouchables created, ironically by Edgar Bronfman Jr., whose father made his billions as a bootlegger - the criminal enemies of the first "untouchables" in the FBI.' ['A Radical's Diary', P's Action Report, number 12, 15 August 1997 (for July 1997), p. 21: K4, Tab. 10, p.59]
[1.6/C]'Every other aspect of world history is open to debate and dispute - except one. Anyone who challenges this one aspect of history is automatically, ipso facto, described as an anti-Semite. Jewish leaders are now saying that anyone who questions any aspect of the Holocaust is an anti-Semite. Of course, that's not true. We are just great lovers of the truth, and determined to get to the bottom of what actually did and did not happen.' [P's speech at the 11th IHR in October 1992: 'Life Under Fire: The Wages of Apostasy' (also published in JHR for Jan/Feb 1993), p. 10: K4, Tab. 10, p. 31 (if required, the full text of this speech, as published in the JHR is in file 3(i), tab 29) ]
[1.6/D]INTERVIEWER: So if you're not a fascist how would you describe your own politics?
IRVING: I think that I'm heading on Intifada against the, against the established version of writing the Holocaust. A one man Intifada. But I think more people...
[P's press conference for the FPP publication of the Leuchter Report, 23 June 1989: K3, Tab. 4, p. 39]
[1.6/E][After Ernst Zündel's house in Toronto was damaged by fire in May 1995, Irving wrote that Zündel] 'has attracted particular activity from the traditional enemy with mass mailings directed into German "occupied territory"....'['Traditional Enemy Torches Zündel's Headquarters', P's Action Report, May 1995, update, p. 1: K4, Tab. 10, p. 45]
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