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April 11

2000

British Holocaust denier and controversial author loses his libel
suit against Dr. Deborah Lipstadt and her British publisher. In his judgment,
"...Mr. Justice Gray said the charges he had found to be substantially 
true were that "Irving had for his own ideological reasons 
persistently and deliberately misrepresented and manipulated 
historical evidence".  That "for the same reasons, he had portrayed 
Hitler in an unwarrantedly favourable light, principally in relation 
to his attitude towards and responsibility for the treatment of the 
Jews".  The judge said he found that Irving was "an active Holocaust 
denier; that he was anti-semitic and racist and that he associated 
with right-wing extremists who promoted neo-Nazism".  The judge said 
there were certain defamatory imputations which he had found to 
be defamatory of Irving, but said that in his judgment the charges 
against him which had been proved to be true were of "sufficient 
gravity" for it to be clear that the failure to prove the truth of 
other matters did not have any material effect on Irving's reputation."
(The Guardian, April 11, 2000) 

1944

Six hundred ninety-eight ill prisoners at Gusen
concentration camp are sent to Hartheim euthanasia
insitution, where they are killed under the program known as
"14f13" -- the murder of prisoners considered too ill and
weak to perform forced labor. (USHMM 1994, 37)

A transport of twenty-five hundred Greek Jews from Athens
arrives at Auschwitz-Birkenau. (Ibid.)

The construction of compound BIII in Birkenau, dubbed
"Mexiko" by the prisoners, is halted. (Ibid.)


                         Work Cited
                              
USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). Fifty
   Years Ago: Darkness Before Dawn: Days of Remembrance, April
   3-10, 1994. Washington, D.C.: 1994

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