3. Irving and Holocaust denial
3.1 Definition of ‘The Holocaust’
3.2 Holocaust denial
3.3 The arguments before the court
(a) Lipstadt’s allegations and Irving’s replies
(b) The 1977 edition of Hitler’s War
(c) The 1991 Edition of Hitler’s War
(d) Irving’s biography of Hermann Göring
3.4 Irving and the central tenets of Holocaust denial
(a) Numbers of Jews killed
(b) Use of gas chambers
(c) Systematic nature of the extermination
(d) Evidence for the Holocaust
3.5 Connections with Holocaust deniers
(a) The Institute for Historical Review
(b) Other Holocaust deniers
4. Irving’s writings on Hitler
4.3 Historical method: case-studies
(a) Irving’s ‘chain of documents’
(b) Evidence at Hitler’s trial in 1924
(c) ‘Reichskristallnacht’ November 1938.
(d) The expulsion of Jews from Berlin, 1941
(e) The Schlegelberger note
(f) The Goebbels diary entry of 27 March 1942
(g) The Himmler minute of 22 September 1942
(h) The Antonescu/Horthy Meetings with Hitler in April 1943
(j) Ribbentrop’s testimony at Nuremberg and his evidence from his cell in Nuremberg.
5. Irving’s use of evidence
5.2 The Bombing of Dresden in 1945.
(b) Irving’s The Destruction of Dresden.
(c) Misstatement, misrepresentation, misattribution.
(d) Falsification of statistics.
5.3 The evidence of Hitler’s adjutants
(b) Hitler’s entourage and its post-war evidence
(c) Individuals in the entourage
(d) Hitler’s decision-making process.
5.4 Explaining Nazi Antisemitism
(b) Jewish criminality in Berlin
(c) The Boycott of 1 April 1933
(d) Chaim Weizmann’s alleged ‘declaration of war’ on Germany in 1939>
(e) The Eichmann memoirs
(f) The ‘Kaufman plan’.
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