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HA'ARETZ - Eichmann Papers to Lipstadt

Eichmann journals being made public
http://www3.haaretz.co.il/eng/htmls/kat11_6.htm
By Dalia Shehori Ha'aretz Correspondent

The journals of the executed Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann, which he
wrote in an Israeli prison at the beginning of the 1960s, are being made
public.

The state archives will transfer copies of the journals, printed and on
diskette, to the representative for Professor Deborah Lipstadt in London,
Richard Rampton. They will help Professor Libstadt's defense in her trial
for defaming a Holocaust denier.

The charges were brought against her by historian David Irving, who claims
that Lipstadt and her publisher, Penguin Books, have caused considerable
harm to his reputation and finances by labeling him a "dangerous spokesman
in the service of Holocaust deniers."

Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein decided to hand over the material last
night after urgent discussions in response to Rampton's request. The defense
is expected to conclude its case by the weekend.

In yesterday's discussion, it was said that a positive reply to Rampton's
request would mean full disclosure of the journals to the public. Therefore
it would be better if the delivery of the material was done in parallel with
a public disclosure in Jerusalem.

The journals should help the defense case by refuting Irving's central claim
that Hitler didn't know about the "Final Solution" until the final stages of
the war.


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