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    Day 11: Friday, 28th January 2000

    150 150 Holocaust Denial on Trial

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Initial Proceedings (1.1 to 10.2)

    Trial Transcription Details 1.1-1.26

    Discussion of Professor MacDonald’s expertise and expected timeline. 2.1-5.15

    Irving argues over the nature of standards of evidence which are presented. 5.16-10.2

    Part II: Cross-Examination of Professor Van Pelt by David Irving continued, Morning Session (10.3 to 152.14)

    Section 10.3 to 29.23

    Irving argues over the nature of standards of evidence which are presented. 10.3-15.10

    Van Pelt walks the audience through the blueprints of the crematorium. 15.11-22.25

    Van Pelt walks the audience through the blueprints of the gas chamber and describes the piping structure. 22.26-26.13

    Van Pelt describes the underground sections of the crematorium and answers questions regarding the slides for the bodies. 26.14-29.23

    Section 29.24 to 43.21

    Blueprints and possible alterations. 29.24-32.25

    Discussion of ventilation and roof slabs. 32.26-37.13

    Conversation between Irving and van Pelt about the blueprints and the various widths represented. 37.14-43.21

    Section 43.22 to 58.4

    Discussion of why designs of doors were adapted. 43.22-46.3

    Irving questions blueprints and the construction of slides in the crematorium. 46.4-52.26

    Irving discusses other possible explanations for the crematorium design. 53.1-58.4

    Section 58.5 to 72.26

    Ventilation of the gas chambers. 58.5-62.26

    More description of the gas chambers. 63.1-67.2

    Description of drainage blueprints. 67.3-72.26

    Section 73.1 to 90.21

    Van Pelt concludes looking at the blueprints. 73.1-77.20

    Introduction to a newly received document. 77.21-86.8

    The meaning of the new document – how construction orders for the crematorium were to be kept secret. 86.9-90.21

    Section 90.22 to 109.3

    Qualifying what constitutes the wartime economy. 90.22-96.9

    Introduction to Vrba, who first documented Auchwitz as a place where Jews were killed en masse. 96.10-102.4

    Irving speaks of first-hand knowledge vs. second hand knowledge regarding the crematoriums. 102.5-109.3

    Section 109.4 to 125.24

    Introduction of photographic evidence. 109.4-112.15

    Van Pelt and Irving discuss the positioning of holes in these photographs. 112.16-117.26

    Differences in photographs emerge regarding smoke from the chimneys. 118.1-125.24

    Section 125.25 to 152.14

    Discussion of the hydrogen cyanide release mechanism, and roof modifications. 125.25-129.26

    Discussion regarding the preservation of the camps vs. new evidence. 130.1-135.7

    Irving and Rampton discuss the goal of the trial, re. Irving and past statement. 135.8-142.2

    Irving questions van Pelt on his use of sources. 142.3-147.5

    Irving suggests survivors may have been incentivized monetarily. 147.6-152.14

    Part III: Re-Examination of Professor Van Pelt by Richard Rampton (152.15-205.26)

    Section 152.15 to 179.26

    Rampton re-examines van Pelt and go over documents and patent applications. 152.15-161.3

    The thermodynamics of corpse burning. 161.4-164.26

    Rampton and van Pelt discuss the variation in mortality figures. 165.1-173.10

    Rampton brings up the Auschwitz Album to explain the logistics of the camp. 173.11-179.26

    Section 180.1 to 205.26

    Rampton and van Pelt discuss the mechanisms of the gas chamber. 180.1-189.13

    Van Pelt notes how photographs correspond with testimony from Holocaust survivors. 189.14-199.13

    Rampton introduces an anonymously owned document, while Irving states he finds the introduction of this document inappropriate. 199.14-205.26