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    Day 22: Thursday, 17th February 2000

    150 150 Holocaust Denial on Trial

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Initial Proceedings (1.1-1.26)

    Trial Transcription Details 1.1-1.26

    Part II: Professor Richard Evans’ Cross-Examination by David Irving continued, Morning Session (2.1-108.24)

    Section 2.1 to 28.11

    Evans’s claim that Irving’s work provides insufficient source references. 2.1-3.15

    Irving’s use of Ingrid Weckert’s writings. 3.16-17.8

    The number of deaths from Reichskristallnacht. 17.9-20.20

    Evans’s criticism of Irving’s scholarship, and some procedural concerns. 20.21-28.11

    Section 28.12 to 40.25

    The number killed in the shootings at Riga. 28.12-35.11

    The size of the burial pits at Riga. 35.12-40.25

    Section 40.26 to 78.18

    Himmler’s telephone notes regarding the fate of the gypsies (April 20, 1942). 40.26-50.16

    Errors in reading and translating handwritten notes. 50.17-53.8

    Irving’s construal of “Judentransport” in Himmler’s Nov 30, 1941 entry. 53.9-64.18

    Irving’s misreading of “haben” as “Juden” in Himmler’s Dec 1, 1941 entry). 64.19-72.21

    Irving’s corrections of mistakes in earlier editions. 72.22-78.18

    Section 78.19 to 108.24

    Evans questioned on the reliability of Bruns and more broadly, the value of self-serving testimony. 78.19-83.26

    The value of the anti-Hitler testimony of Admiral Canaris. 84.1-88.18

    The relative merits of the SS decodes and the Bruns report regarding mass shootings. 88.19-101.26

    Irving’s ignorance of the content of the de Bois letter. 102.1-104.9

    Irving stands by his views as valid opinion rather than distortion. 104.10-108.24

    Part III: Professor Richard Evans’ Cross-Examination by David Irving continued, Afternoon Session (108.25 to 207.26)

    Section 108.25 to 129.22

    Irving’s attempts to access the Schlegelberger memorandum. 108.25-113.22

    Evans accepts the authenticity of the memorandum. 113.23-118.13

    Evans’s translation of the Schlegelberger memorandum. 118.14-119.19

    The unclear notations on the memorandum and the question of its date. 119.20-129.22

    Section 129.23 to 153.10

    The purpose of the two important Nazi meetings in early 1942 regarding the Jewish problem. 129.23-140.4

    Testimony of meeting participants: Lammers, Ficker, and Boley. 140.5-153.10

    Section 153.11 to 169.4

    Discussion of whether the Schlegelberger memorandum refers only to the Mischlinge or to the Jewish problem as a whole. 153.11-161.19

    Validity of Evans’s explanatory gloss when quoting a translation of Ficker. 161.20-164.15

    Further questions regarding the scope of the Schlegelberger memorandum. 164.16-169.4

    Section 169.5 to 178.4

    Discussion of the words “vernichtung” and “ausrotten.” 169.5-172.21

    Goebbels diary entry from March 27th 1942 and Irving’s manipulation of the Rosenberg document. 172.22-178.4

    Section 178.5 to 207.26

    Hitler’s supposed preference for a “geographical solution” rather than a “homicidal solution” with reference to the diary of Otto Brottigan, Himmler’s notes from 18th December 1941, a talk on July 24 1942, Heinrich Heim, Henry Picker, a letter from Himmler to Berger. 178.5-193.22

    Use in primary documents of euphemisms and discussion of various questions of translation. 193.23-197.9

    Probability of “transportation” as opposed to “extermination” and plan to continue discussion at the next meeting of the court. 197.10-207.26