Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Attempts to silence provocative historian

Irving is primarily a controversialist.  He deliberately stirs up people.  But he is a very knowledgeable historian and is right to mock the conventional view of WWII.  When people call the socialist Hitler a Rightist, there is clearly something to be debated about the Hitler era.

I personally don't care whether Hitler killed 6 million, 16 million or one million. It is in any case a ghastly example of Leftist brutality and hatred.  Irving is in trouble because he favours a much lower figure than the conventional 6 million.  So what?  Challenging a consensus is a healthy thing to do.

Holocaust-denying historian David Irving has sparked widespread fury by organising 'disgusting' tours of concentration camps costing £2,000 for each participant.

The disgraced academic, who is a self-confessed fascist, is leading a tour group to sites in Poland such as Treblinka, Sobibor and Hitler's 'Wolf's Lair' headquarters.

Holocaust memorial groups have accused Irving of insulting the memory of those killed in the Second World War by spreading 'pro-Nazi propaganda' on the tours.

And a leading historian claims that the holidays are marketed towards other Holocaust deniers - adding that it 'surely cannot be right' for Irving to be allowed to market them.

Irving, 77, is notorious for his attempts to play down the extent of the Holocaust, and his insistence that Hitler was unaware of the plan to exterminate the Jews.

Next month, Irving is to take a group of 'international guests' to Latvia and Poland, where they will visit four concentration camps as well as the fortress built to be Hitler's headquarters on the Eastern Front.

In promotional material, Irving promises customers the opportunity to 'make up your own mind about the truth' during 'the unforgettable journey of a lifetime'.

Multiple charities told MailOnline that Irving should be banned from leading his tour holidays, accusing him of 'insulting the memory of Holocaust victims and survivors'.



Use the Name, Luke said...

It's one thing to challenge assumptions when you have good evidence or sound reasons to do so. It's quite another to gainsay evidence for your own purposes (otherwise known as lying), especially when that purpose is to cover up crimes. Truth matters. In a case like this, denying the truth makes future attempts at genocide possible.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals want to rewrite history to suit their radical views

Anonymous said...

Speech should be met with speech, not guns. That's what they're suggesting: that men with guns prevent this perverted weirdo from expressing his views and crackpot theories.

Anonymous said...

Please, disagree with him. Confront his assumptions and challenge his assertions.
But to ban him from historical sites because you disapprove of his view of history...???
That's just crazy and makes a mockery of the 'freedom' that was won at so great a cost.

Anonymous said...

He is an insult to all thinking people.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Normally you don't have to use guns on someone pushing a lie. But you certainly shouldn't treat the lie or the liar as respectable or worth consideration in any way!

Alpha Skua said...

Hitler was one who beleived in Big Goverment he was for Gun Control,was a anti-smoking fanatic and loved animals was a vegan and a enviroemntalists Hitler was a Liberal

Anonymous said...

He's trying to make a buck by writing and selling books. What's wrong with that? Screw people's feelings.