The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Searchlight: September 1995
on the
Australian (Ron Casey) Interview

[From the HLIST research mailing list]

The current edition of the British anti-fascist monthly "Searchlight" (September 1995) has a photo of David Irving on the cover, with the headline " David Irving's Holocaust Admission." Inside, there is a delightful report on Irving's July 27, 1995 live appearance on an Australian radio program hosted by Ron Casey. At one point, Irving "owned up at last, even if it is only a partial admission" regarding the Holocaust. Irving asserted that if Churchill had negotiated a settlement with Nazi Germany, "the world would have been spared a lot of suffering and would also, incidentally, have been spared what is now called the Holocaust."

Pressed by Casey to concede that, by his use of the H-word, he was admitting that the Holocaust had happened, Irving suggested that it was in fact Casey who had used the word. Casey then asked, "What is your estimate of the number of Jews who died at the hands of Hitler's regime during the war years? What number - I don't like using this word - what number would you concede were killed in concentration camps?" Irving's reply (which, to quote Searchlight's editorial, "blew the whole revisionist game in a single statement"): "I think, like any scientist, I'd have to give you a range of figures and I'd have to say a minimum of one million, which is monstrous, depending on what you mean by being killed. If putting people into a concentration camp where they die of barbarity and typhus and epidemics is killing, then I would say the four million figure because, undoubtedly, huge numbers did die in the camps in conditions that were very evident at the end of the war."

Bravo to Searchlight and its courageous publisher, Gerry Gable, for another important contribution in the fight for truth and human dignity. (FYI: Their address is 37B New Cavendish Street, London W1M 8JR, ENGLAND. Subscriptions (12 issues/year) are 35 British pounds outside Europe, for airmail delivery.)

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