Letters to David Irving on this Website

Unless correspondents ask us not to, this Website will post selected letters that it receives and invite open debate.

Quick navigation

Vanessa Landry writes on May 6, 2002 to ask:



"Grynszpan hismelf survived the war and turned up at the post-war Hamburg (?) trial of Leopold Gutterer, Goebbels' state secretary, as the late Gutterer told me when I interviewed him (right) at length on my last trip to Germany on June 30, 1993. Herschel Grynszpan was pointed out to him, standing in the back of the courtroom, observing the proceedings."

You say (above) that [Vom Rath's Jewish assassin] Herschel Grynszpan survived the war, but how are you so sure? I have read The day the Holocaust began: The odyssey of Herschel Grynszpan by Gerald Schwab and Herschel:The boy who started WW2 by Andy Marino and in both books they are unsure of his survival and even in the Adolf Eichmann trials Mr.Grynszpan testified that neither he nor his son Mordechai Grynszpan was able to find him; this trial was held in 1961. On June 1, 1960 the Amtsgericht (lower court) of Hanover declared Herschel Grynszpan as deceased.The date of death was nominally fixed as May 8, 1945.The decision became final on July 24 1960.

I find it odd that if he survived he cut the connection to his family, to which he was apparently so close.

Vanessa Landry

Free download of David Irving's books
Bookmark the download page to find the latest new free books
 © Focal Point 2002 David Irving