The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial

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Indiana University Press, 23 mrt. 2016 - 592 pagina's

From January to April 2000 historian David Irving brought a high-profile libel case against Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt in the British High Court, charging that Lipstadt’s book, Denying the Holocaust (1993), falsely labeled him a Holocaust denier. The question about the evidence for Auschwitz as a death camp played a central role in these proceedings. Irving had based his alleged denial of the Holocaust in part on a 1988 report by an American execution specialist, Fred Leuchter, which claimed that there was no evidence for homicidal gas chambers in Auschwitz. In connection with their defense, Penguin and Lipstadt engaged architectural historian Robert Jan van Pelt to present evidence for our knowledge that Auschwitz had been an extermination camp where up to one million Jews were killed, mainly in gas chambers. Employing painstaking historical scholarship, van Pelt prepared and submitted an exhaustive forensic report that he successfully defended in cross-examination in court.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

1 The Negationists Challenge to Auschwitz
1
2 Marshaling the Evidence for Auschwitz
66
3 Intentional Evidence
137
4 Confessions and Trials
224
5 Witnesses Despite Themselves
293
6 Auschwitz at the Irving Trial
399
Epilogue
494
Abbreviations
507
Notes
509
Bibliography
539
Index
553
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Over de auteur (2016)

Robert Jan van Pelt is Professor in the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Canada. He is author (with Debrah Dwork) of Auschwitz: 1270 to the Present and winner of a National Jewish Book Award, 1996, and of the Spiro Kostof Book Award of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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