David Irving

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David Irving
Irving in 2012
David John Cawdell Irving

(1938-03-24) 24 March 1938 (age 86)
Known forHolocaust denial, historical revisionism, writing on World War II
María del Pilar Stuyck
(m. 1961; div. 1981)

David John Cawdell Irving (born 24 March 1938) is an English author and Holocaust denier.[1] He has written on the military and political history of World War II, with a focus on Nazi Germany.

His works include The Destruction of Dresden (1963), Hitler's War (1977), Churchill's War (1987) and Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich (1996).

In his works, he argued that Adolf Hitler did not know of the extermination of Jews or, if he did, opposed it.[2] His works were never taken seriously by mainstream historians.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hare, Ivan & Weinstein, James (2010). Extreme Speech and Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 553. ISBN 978-0199601790.
  2. Evans 2001, p. 101.