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    Day 16: Monday, 7th February 2000

    150 150 Holocaust Denial on Trial

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Initial Proceedings (1.1 to 2.17)

    Part II: Sir John Keegan’s Cross-Examination by David Irving (2.18-13.24)

    Section 2.18-13.24

    Keegan’s esteem for Irving’s book “Hitler’s War.” 2.18-7.3

    Keegan disagreement with Irving on Hitler’s knowledge of the Holocaust 7.4-9.21

    Keegan reiterates his respect for Irving’s military history but disagreement over the Holocaust. 9.22-13.24

    Part III: Court Proceedings (13.25-29.10)

    Section 13.25-29.10

    Irving’s concern about newspaper articles prejudicial to his case. 13.25-21.2

    Procedure for use and questioning of witnesses not present. 21.3-23.8

    Irving’s concern over fragmentary video clips from “Mr Death.” 23.9-25.10

    Discussion of usage of van Pelt and Evans. 25.11-29.10

    Part IV: Professor Christopher Robert Browning examined by Mr. Rampton and Cross-Examined by David Irving (29.11-112.19)

    Section 29.11-45.9

    Professor Christopher Robert Browning examined by Mr. Rampton 29.11-30.10

    Browning’s experience as a non-Jewish Holocaust historian. 30.11-39.9

    Browning and Hilberg on whether Hitler indirectly ordered the Final Solution. 39.10-43.2

    Discussion of agenda for the day. 43.3-45.9

    Section 45.10-58.7

    Hitler and Himmler’s involvement in ordering ethnic cleansing of Jews in Poland. 45.10-48.18

    The mass killing of Jews and intelligentsia in Poland. 48.18- 53.17

    The use of the words “Extermination” and “Umsiedlung” in different contexts. 50.22-55.23

    Discussion of German words translated “Final Solution.” 55.24-58.7

    Section 58.8-75.13

    Einsatzgruppen reports concerning expulsion and mass killings in the East. 58.8-61.18

    Functions and activities of the Einsatzgruppen. 61.19-64.12

    Access to Soviet archives. 64.13-69.10

    Destruction of records and the survival of shooting orders but absence of gassing orders. 69.11-72.2

    Chain of command for concentration camps. 72.3-75.13

    Section 75.14-90.2

    Absence of references to gassing in documents and intercepted Nazi transmissions. 75.14-81.14

    Browning’s historiographical method and use of sources. 81.15-85.19

    The Aug 1, 1941 request for visual materials documenting the activities of the Einsatzgruppen to be sent to the Fuhrer. 85.20-90.2

    Section 90.3-102.25

    Security classifications on reports and documents. 90.3-92.24

    Nature and quantity of reports on the Einsatzgruppen. 92.25-97.13

    Accuracy vs inaccuracy in reports of numbers of Jews killed. 97.14-100.11

    Distinction between German Jews and other Jews. 100.12-102.25

    Section 102.26-112.19

    Implications of an intercept indicating that Jews were well-provisioned when they were sent to the East. 102.26-107.16

    The initial shooting of German Jews halted. 107.17- 112.19

    Part V: Professor Christopher Robert Browning Cross-Examined by David Irving, continued, Afternoon Session (112.20-176.26)

    Section 112.20-137.26

    Authorization for shooting transport-loads of Jews. 112.20-118.26

    Discussion of whether Berlin had initially authorized the killing of German Jews by the Einsatzgruppen. 119.1-122.8

    Goebbels on Hitler’s speech to the Gauleiters in Dec, 1941, indicating a determination to annihilate the Jews 122.9-130.16

    Himmler’s meaning in the phrase “als Partisanen auszurotten.” 130.17-137.26

    Section 138.1-160.21

    Whether or not Hitler had actually read Himmler’s report no. 51. 138.1-141.6

    The original intent of the Eastern killing program: military or ideological? 141.7-149.13

    Stahlecker to Jager on plans for dealing with Jews in the East. 149.14-155.15

    Rampton reminds the court of Irving’s earlier concession that Hitler authorized massacre of Jews in the East. 155.16-158.11

    Discussion of the exact chain of command authorizing the killings in the East. 158.12-160.21

    Section 160.22-176.26

    Documents on treatment of Jews, bandits, and partisans in the East. 160.22-164.25

    The value of evidence obtained from war criminals like Bach-Zelewski who seemed to evade execution in exchange for testimony. 164.26-169.9

    Divergent treatment of German and Russian Jews in Minsk. 169.10-171.15

    Involvement of local population in Eastern mass shootings. 171.16-173.20

    End-of-day planning. 173.21-176.26