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The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial

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"The Irving case has done for the new century what the Nuremberg tribunals or the Eichmann trial did for earlier generations." --The Daily Telegraph


From January to April 2000 a high-profile libel case brought by the British historian David Irving against Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt, charging that Lipstadt's book, Denying the Holocaust (1993), falsely labeled him a H
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Hardcover, 592 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Indiana University Press (first published January 1st 2002)
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Douglas Willis
Dec 14, 2014 Douglas Willis rated it it was amazing
Revealing . . . and terrifying! It is an outstanding work; the material is hard to digest (makes me wonder about humanity!) but this is crucial reading.
Katherine Addison
The Case for Auschwitz is a massive book, 551 pages not counting the index, and larger than an average hardback. I almost didn't buy it when I found it at the used bookstore because it was so intimidating, but I am very glad I did, because I was richly rewarded.

This is a book about the historiography of Auschwitz. As such, and because it is about the libel trial brought by David Irving against Deborah Lipstadt, it is also about Holocaust deniers. Holocaust deniers call themselves Revisionists; v
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zBlaz
Aug 07, 2016 zBlaz rated it did not like it
At the trial prof. Van Pelt confirmed that there are no Zyklon B introduction holes in the roof of Krema II, the central place of Holocaust and his study. He went there many times, he is an architect and historian, and as a expert for the defence he surely didn't have a motive to conceal his findings, if there was the slightest trace of such openings. I really don't understand - are this people so corrupt or so delusional?

"MR IRVING: We are right at the end, my Lord. And I will just say, another
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Tanner Loewenberg
Jan 01, 2015 Tanner Loewenberg rated it it was amazing
This is a very intense book in the construction of the has chambers at Auschwitz. Dr. Van Pelt lays out a bullet proof case that the has chambers were built to murder those who want in. After the fall of communism in Europe, the blueprints for Auschwitz became available to scholars. This book puts to rest negationist history of Auschwitz. The text and visuals complete a full circle of evidence as to the a Nazi atrocities.
The Jewish Book Council
"It was my task to help the defense convince the judge that no serious historian who had considered the evidence would have serious cause to doubt that there were gas chambers at Auschwitz.” Review by Jack Fischel for the Jewish Book Council.
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University Professor at the University of Waterloo, Pelt is a widely recognized authority on the planning and construction of Nazi concentration camps and the author of two books about Auschwitz.
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