Irving Rightly Convicted

February 21st, 2006
Grahame Leonard, President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ), the elected representative organisation of the Australian Jewish community, has said:
“Some years ago, right-wing British historian David Irving sued American Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt for libel in a British court, but lost. Presiding Judge Charles Gray then wrote that Irving was “an active Holocaust denier … anti-Semitic and racist.” On Monday, Irving was rightly convicted in Austria of denying the Holocaust and sentenced to three years prison”.
Leonard continued, “Deniers, including notorious Australian identities such as Frederick Toben, contend this is a free speech issue. This is mendacious. Holocaust denial is a crime against truth and morality. Irving has sown the seeds of hate for many years and must now accept the consequences of his actions”.
For further information, contact Geoffrey Zygier on 0413 731 545.
Geoffrey Zygier
Executive Director
Executive Council of Australian Jewry