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  • Deborah Lipstadt on the roots of terror and anti-Semitism

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 14, 2015 | 11:44 am

    Deborah Lipstadt, author of the celebrated book “History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier,” has eerily impeccable timing. Long before the terrorist murders at Charlie Hebdo that shook France last week, the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust...

  • The Whole Truth

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    April 26, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    On the occasion of Yom HaShoah, I can think of no more appropriate act of remembrance of the Holocaust than to reconsider the circumstances surrounding the trial of Adolf Eichmann, and I can think of no one better able to explain those circumstances to us than Deborah E. Lipstadt, a...

  • Denying the Deniers

    April 16, 2009 | 4:06 am

    This month marks nine years since Holocaust denier David Irving lost his libel suit against historian and scholar Deborah Lipstadt, who chronicled her battle against him in the book, “History on Trial: My Day in Court With David Irving” (HarperCollins, 2005). Lipstadt, the Dorot...

  • Behind the Scenes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Every Jew in Los Angeles cheered when Holocaust denier David Irving lost his libel suit against author and historian Deborah Lipstadt this year. But the actual proceedings against the former UCLA professor remained shrouded in mystery (cameras aren't allowed inside British courts).

  • Listening to Lipstadt

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Vindication has lit a fire under Deborah Lipstadt.

    "I was silent during the trial on advice of counsel and that was a miracle," she told a crowd of 1,500 at Temple Beth Am Sunday night. The Emory University professor, part of the synagogue's Library Minyan while she taught at UCLA,...

  • Talking With Lipstadt

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Before the verdict was handed down by Justice Charles Gray on April 11, Deborah Lipstadt says she had no doubt that "We would win." She just did not expect that he would render his decision "in such a still, small, level voice," almost without inflection. And therefore with such...
  • Knowing Our Enemy

    By Rela Mintz Geffen

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It is the Ides of March and the week before Purim. We know who Agag, King of Amalek -- the enemy of the Jews -- is, but are not sure who should beware.

    As an FOD (Friend of Deborah Lipstadt), I sit in the British courtroom on March 15 and watch the expressions on her face as her...

  • Will Truth Prevail?

    By Douglas Davis

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Emerging from the Royal Courts of Justice here on the evening of March 15 was like leaving a musty 17th-century ecclesiastical battle for the fresh air of the 21st century.

    The proposition presented to the court by Holocaust revisionist David Irving in his libel suit against the...

  • Flawed Logic

    By Douglas Davis

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. historian for libel has dismissed eyewitness accounts, drawings and photographs of Auschwitz gas chambers that showed vents in the roof through which lethal gases were introduced.

    David Irving, who is suing Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of...

  • Undeniable Truth

    By Douglas Davis

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A British Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar in a London court has admitted that the Nazis "systematically" gassed 97,000 Jews in trucks.

    David Irving, whose trial against Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Emory University in Atlanta, is now entering its third...

  • A Landmark Trial

    By Douglas Davis

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A British defense attorney gave a taste of the drama to come in the libel trial brought by a Holocaust revisionist against a Holocaust scholar when, during his opening statement this week, he addressed the plaintiff.

    "To put it bluntly," Richard Rampton, who is defending Holocaust...