British historian David Irving was jailed for three years by an Austrian court Monday, despite finally admitting the reality of the Nazi Holocaust and the existence of gas chambers after a career spent denying both. He was arrested in Austria last November when he arrived to give a lecture, on a warrant issued in 1989 under Austrian laws that make Holocaust denial a crime.
Folks, when Deborah E. Lipstadt was compelled to defend herself against charges of libel brought by Holocaust denier David Irving, without relying on survivors as witnesses, she amassed a massive cache of documentary, testimonial, and material evidence about Auschwitz.
Judge Charles Gray of the UK High Court of Justice said the evidence conclusively demonstrated that Irving’s claims that Auschwitz-Birkenau was not a death camp fell far short of the standard to be expected of a conscientious historian.
Gray concluded that “no objective, fair-minded historian would have serious cause to doubt” the existence of gas chambers at Auschwitz. The four different judges who heard Irving’s appeals agreed.”
David Irving, rot in jail.