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Jeremy Jones and members of the Committee of Management of
the Executive Council of Australian Jewry on Behalf of those
members of the Jewish community of Australia who are members
of organisations affiliated to the Executive Council of
Australian Jewry

                                                 Complainant
                                                            
                             and
                              
Fredrick Toben on Behalf of the Adelaide Institute

                                                  Respondent
                                                            
Witness Statement: Professor Deborah Lipstadt, Emory
University, Atlanta

During Professor Lipstadt's 1994 Australian speaking tour, I
met her at Melbourne and asked her what was motivating her
in her work. She replied that she is seeking the truth - to
which I replied, "So am I".

Subsequently she signed for me a copy of her book, `Denying
the Holocaust,' with the following

`Let truth prevail'

Astonishingly, in her seminar she claimed that "There is
nothing to debate about the Holocaust - there is no
debate!," then went on to libel various revisionists for
their pioneering work, for example, labelling them as
"haters".

I asked her to appear before this HREOC hearing but to date
have not had a response from her.

Fredrick Toben
7 November 1997


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