ADL Welcomes English Court Decision Against Holocaust Denier David Irving
New York, NY, July 20, 2001…The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), in applauding today’s ruling by an English Appeals Court upholding a lower court’s finding that David Irving is a Holocaust denier, said, "once again, truth and justice have prevailed."
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
One again, truth and justice have prevailed. High Court Judge Charles Gray’s original finding that David Irving is a Holocaust denier, ‘anti-Semitic and racist’ has been unequivocally reaffirmed by this decision. We applaud the Appeals Court decision and the statement of Justice Malcolm Pill, who said, "it was fair to describe Irving as one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial." If there was any doubt about David Irving and his dangerous and perverted historical claims that the Holocaust is a myth, it has been put to rest.
Irving had sued Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt, the author of Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory and her publisher, Penguin, saying that the book had destroyed his reputation and livelihood. He lost the suit last year when Judge Gray ruled that Irving was "anti-Semitic and racist and that he associates with right-wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism."
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