Emory University, Atlanta, Friday, April 1,
To the Editor
25th edition of the
Wheel ("Prof declines
Book TV over Holocaust denier"), you reported on my
refusal to appear on C-SPAN's prestigious book
show, Book TV, because the station wanted to
juxtapose my presentation with that of
I have long refused to debate deniers because
their entire premise -- that there was no Holocaust
-- is based on lies, fabrications and distortions.
Three different courts in London found David Irving
to be a liar and a falsifier of truth.
I was surprised,
therefore, that your reporter chose to accept
Irving's statement that my claims about his
being a Holocaust denier are part of my
"obsession" with him and that he is "bored by
One should note that it is Irving who went into
court on March 4th -- for the fourth time -- to try
to sue me. Just who is obsessed with whom? And
regarding his being "bored" by the Holocaust, about
two weeks ago Irving appeared in Atlanta and gave
devoted almost entirely to the Holocaust.
He is giving the same talk, according
to his Web site, throughout the United States.
It certainly is a strange thing for him to be
doing, if he is indeed bored by the topic. It seems
to me that maybe, he is once again, as the court
found he has repeatedly done before, fabricating
Deborah E. Lipstadt,
- Dorot Professor of Modern
- Jewish and Holocaust Studies
- Director, Rabbi Donald Tam
- Institute of Jewish Studies.
Index to the
media scandal surrounding Prof Lipstadt's
attempt to silence C-Span and the history
Lipstadt writes a paid OpEd in New York Sun:
'Why I said No to