Thursday, September 09, 2010

Poland / Jewish Holocaust / Genocide Denial

Controversial Historian David Irving to Tour Nazi Death Camps in Poland
Daily Mail, September 8, 2010
Photo: EPA
"Controversial historian David Irving will go on a week-long tour of World War II death camps this month, it has been revealed. Irving, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to denying that the Holocaust took place, will be shadowed by the Polish secret service on a series of guided tours around Treblinka. He is also due to visit the Warsaw ghetto and the country's wartime Nazi headquarters. More than 800,000 Jews died in Treblinka between 1942 and 1943 during the German occupation. Polish government officials said they were powerless to stop the visit, but will be watching Irving from the minute he arrives. A spokesman for the Polish embassy in London said: 'The secret service in Poland and in the UK are aware of the visit and that he has previously visited Treblinka. The visit at the end of September will be under strict observation by the Polish authorities.' He added: 'However, because there’s no warrant out for his arrest by either the British or any other EU state there’s nothing else we can do and therefore he’s free to visit Poland and Treblinka.' In 2006 Irving was jailed in Austria for Holocaust denial."
[n.b. This is the complete text of the dispatch. Thanks to Jo Jones for bringing it to my attention.]

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