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Deborah Lipstadt

History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving
Humanities Lecture Series

Wed., Sep. 14, 2005, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Kansas Union-Woodruff Auditorium
Deborah Lipstadt is professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University and the author of Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory (1993). Her lecture, the first in the 2005-2006 Humanities Lecture Series, will draw on the book of the same title in telling the story of her libel trial in London against David Irving, who sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier and right wing extremist. The judge found David Irving to be a Holocaust denier, a falsifier of history, a racist, an anti-Semite and a liar. The libel trial was described by London?s Daily Telegraph as having ?done for the new century what the Nuremberg trial did for earlier generations.? Professor Lipstadt?s lecture will analyze the major issues involved in her lawsuit in London and link them to the rise of the ?new anti-Semitism.?

This event is co-sponsored by KU Hillel and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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