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From: Hilary Ostrov 
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Subject: Irving Gets It Wrong - Again
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During the course of Irving v. Penguin Books & Deborah Lipstadt, one
often found that there was considerable difference between the Gospel
According to Irving and reality - as a reading of the transcripts
compared to his website "diary" frequently revealed.  It will probably
come as no surprise that Irving is continuing this pattern he has
established.

D.D. Guttenplan's book, _The Holocaust on Trial History, Justice and
the David Irving Libel Case_ is now available from the UK.  According
to Irving, one his fan club had reported:



Page 163: The Lipstadt defence had somehow assembled a team consisting
of five non-Jews. After the trial; Richard Evans . . . said this had
been deliberate.

Guttenplan adds a footnote effectively calling Evans a liar: "Evans
made this observation at a public forum on the trial sponsored by the
Wiener Library in London. The next morning I received a telephone call
from Anthony Julius, who also spoke. . . Julius assured me that Evans
was mistaken."



http://www.fpp.co.uk/Online/01/03/GuttenplanBk.html

Now here's what Guttenplan *really* wrote:



Only an anti-Semite would argue that a Jew is somehow less qualified
to give expert evidence on the Holocaust - or less capable of
reporting to the court in the unprejudiced manner the law requires of
expert witnesses - than a non-Jew.  Yet it has been widely remarked
that, in a field where most of the prominent scholars are Jews [...]
the defense had somehow assembled a team consisting of two Germans, a
Dutchman, a Welshman, and an American Protestant.  After the trial
Richard Evans, the Cambridge professor who co-ordinated expert
testimony for the defense, said this had been deliberate: "We didn't
want to feed [Irving]'s anti-Semitic paranoia."



In the footnote Guttenplan does not call Evans "a liar" - effectively
or otherwise:



Evans made this observation at a public forum on the trial sponsored
by the Wiener Library in London.  The next morning I received a
telephone call from Anthony Julius, who also spoke.  Declaring his
indifference to Irving's state of mind, Julius assured me that Evans
was mistaken.



And, indeed, Evans was mistaken: one member of the team also happens
to be Jewish.  

hro
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Hilary Ostrov
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