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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