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London, Sunday, May 11, 1997
[8:33 pm]


Dear Dr Browning,

I have just noticed that you once published a reply to Martin Broszat's review in the Institut für Zeitgeschichte journal VfZ, 1977, of my book HITLER'S WAR. As you can imagine I was not too pleased by Broszat's review, and he refused me permission to publish my own response which I thought was rather shabby (for example: he accused me of manipulating translations of the Tischgespräche, without realising that what I had used were the original Bormann-Vermerke, provided to me by François Genoud).

Could I ask you for a copy of your response, which appears to have been published in the January 1981 VfZ? I would happily pay copying costs, or perhaps you would accept in response a copy of my published German transcription (and annotation) of the entire 1938 Goebbels diary.

Yours sincerely,

David Irving


Dr Christopher Browning
c/o Cambridge University Press
• attn.: Historical Journal •
Journal Division, Edinburgh Building
Shaftesbury Road
Cambridge CB2 2RU



"Such people as David Irving have an indispensable part in the historical enterprise, and we dare not disregard their views."- Professor Gordon C Craig, The New York Review of Books, Sept 19, 1996
History in the Making: Focal Point

Professor Browning has neither acknowledged nor replied to the above letter. He can be reached at his e-mail address at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447 USA.
Website note: Professor Christopher Browning is one of the expert witnesses selected by Prof Deborah Lipstadt to defend her in the David Irving libel action