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Subject: Holocaust Almanac: David Irving's letter to Australian Jewish News
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Archive/File: holocaust/england/irving irving.08
Last-modified: 1993/07/12

COPY of a LETTER, sent by David Irving, to the London office of the
"AUSTRALIAN JEWISH NEWS": 

To: Readers' Letter, "Australian Jewish News",
    London,
    September 29, 1992.

   Dear Sir,

   On September 25 the Australian Jewish News published an article
   referring to my renewed visit next year to Australia.  Australians
   are of course familiar with me from my several appearances on Jana
   Wendt's television programme and hundreds of thousands of people
   have purchased my books.  Your description of me as a man who
   states that the Holocaust was a hoax will puzzle many people, and I
   feel it important to set the record straight - if only to help you
   avoid the kind of legal actions now facing British newspapers who
   have made the mistake of calling me in print a "Hitler apologist",
   a "Holocaust denier" and even "the man who authenticated the Adolf
   Hitler diaries." (I exposed them, too, as fakes).

[Editor's note: Is Irving attempting subtle intimidation here, by including
his comments about British newspapers? If so, one wonders why he neglects to
include mention of the description by British Members of Parliament as a
Hitler apologist? knm]

    My views are simple: after thirty years working in archives of
   German documents, including those in Moscow, I have found not one
   wartime document referring to "gas chambers".  Furthermore, there
   is no reference to any gassings in the daily top secret reports
   from the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Hoess, to his superiors in
   Berlin, which we British decoded at Bletchley Park during 1942 and
   1943.  Furthermore, there is no significant trace of cyanide
   residues (ferric ferrocyanide) in the fabric of the buildings
   identified by popular Holocaust mythology as "gas chambers" at the
   Auschwitz site; both forensic tests published by "revisionists" and
   clandestine tests conducted by the present Auschwitz authorities in
   1989, have established this fact beyond doubt.  Those same
   authorities now admit that the gas chambers they display to
   tourists are postwar fakes, like the "execution wall".  The
   eyewitness evidence does not, in the circumstances, reflect well on
   the eye-witnesses.

[Editor's note: Irving shows his colours here by parroting the Carto line
regarding the reconstruction of Krema I - see my Auschwitz FAQ for an
extensive refutation of this nonsense. The "forensic tests" he refers to are
undoubtedly those of the infamous and thoroughly discredited Fred Leuchter -
see the Leuchter FAQ for detailed refutation of Leuchter's "research" and
credability. knm]

    That having been said, let me make it plain that I have also found
   in the archives abundant evidence that mass shootings took place in
   Russia and the Baltic states, with perhaps as many as 100,000 Jews
   and others perishing in this way from 1941 to 1943.

    Clearly there is the substance for a compelling public debate -
   though this is not the topic of my forth coming visit.  If the
   organised Jewish community tries to suppress such a debate, whether
   by violence, or window-smashing, or blackmail (methods they have
   employed in Britain and North America), they will only increase
   anti-semitism, which I utterly deplore.

    Incidently, it is incorrect to state, as your article does, that I
   am banned from Germany, Austria, Italy, and South Africa: I spoke
   to a large audience in Germany only last week, and I shall spend
   two months in South Africa before visiting Australia.

    You are requested to publish the above as a Reader's letter.

    Yours sincerely,

    (signed) David Irving

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