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EXTRACTS FROM A LECTURE TOUR GIVEN BY DAVID IRVING
IN JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA 1987

I am not certain of the exact date that David Irving addressed a
well-attended crowd of people at the Aukland Park Moth Hall. The
purpose of his lecture was to launch his new book on Churchill titled
"Churchills war". I would say the year was 1987 which is the launch
date of his book. Prior to attending his lecture I had read all of his
"Hitler's War" books. I must admit that I had found his perspective to
be quite interesting if not illuminating in certain respects. His now
famous comment that no documentary evidence existed indicating that
Hitler had ordered the systematic liquidation of the Jews, did not
overly perturb me and it certainly did not prepare me for what was to
come!

The lecture was hosted by a certain Clive Derby-Lewis. Mr Derby-Lewis
was a member of parliament for the right wing Conservative party.
Subsequently Mr Derby-Lewis was sentenced to death by the South
African Courts in 1993 for his part in the assassination of Chris Hani
who was the chairman of the South African Communist party and chief of
staff of the military wing of the African National Congress. Mr Hani
was shot down in cold blood by a fanatical Polish hitman who was
sponsored by Derby-Lewis.

The first thing that struck me as being odd was the huge picture of
David Irving placed behind the speakers podium. The picture looked
very Mussolini like with jutting jaw and folded arms. The speaker
congratulated Mr Derby-Lewis on his recent election showing and
commented on how important the Conservative party was to holding off
the threat of niggerisation of the white culture. He complained
bitterly of the "Nigger" problem in the UK and that we must not allow
the same invasion of our white heritage. The speaker proceeded to
discuss his latest book on Churchill interspersed with a credible
impersonation of Mr Churchill.

At question time he was asked about what he thought of the Holocaust.
He responded as follows:

He preferred not to answer any questions on this matter as it was a
minefield full of traps. However he was highly sceptical about gassing
at Aushwitz. Aushwitz was a synthetic rubber factory. He did not want
his audience to worry about the holocaust as there were no Jews in the
audience. It was not their problem.

The holocaust did not interest him in the slightest. The German Jewish
problem was an internal squabble that had nothing to do with the
British. The British should have told the Poles and the Jews to sort
out their own problems.

There was no documentary evidence of the holocaust, and that if it did
take place it did so without Hitlers knowledge.  In fact it is ironic
that Hitler was in fact protective over the Jews. In fact Hitler had
never personally killed a man.

David Irving then declared that he was not a fascist nor an anti
Semite. However Jews irritated him and they had no sense of humour.

The Jews should have been sent to Madagascar in order to protect the
world from the Jews and to protect the Jews. The holocaust was largely
a fable, a myth perpetuated by the Jews in order to extort money from
the Germans.

The assassination of Heydrich was a cynical exercise.

He found it strange that there are so many survivors of the death
camps. Every second Jew is a survivor. He was very happy for the
survivors that they did indeed make an escape. Either the Germans
systematically eliminated Jews or not. Why where there so many
survivors?

Other interesting comments where as follows:

Franklin Roosevelt was too clever for the Jews and was most probably
not influenced by them. However the same cannot be said for presidents
before or after.

He had only personally encountered the problem of the illuminati in
South Africa.

Rudolf Hess deserved the Nobel peace prize for his efforts to bring
peace between the UK and Germany.

Winston Churchill was influenced by Chaim Hertzog. Churchill was
funded by Jews to a large extent.

Mr Irving then wound up the evening by announcing that he would be
addressing a memorial service for Rudolf Hess at some Johannesburg
location.

I hope that the above will be of interest to you. Please inform me if
you require any further information.

Yours faithfully
David Katz
dKatz@icon.co.za
February 29, 1996


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