Men's Club Book Group
"Denial" by Deborah Lipstadt
One East 65th Street
Open to all temple members
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In her acclaimed 1993 book Denying the Holocaust,
Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of
books on World War II, “one of the most dangerous
spokespersons for Holocaust denial.”
The following year, after Lipstadt’s book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving led a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher. She prepared her defense with the help of a first-rate team of solicitors, historians and experts, and a dramatic trial unfolded.
Denial, previously published as History on Trial, is Lipstadt’s riveting, blow- by-blow account of this singular legal battle, which resulted in a formal denunciation of a Holocaust denier that crippled the movement for years to come. Lipstadt’s victory was proclaimed on the front page of major newspapers around the world, such as The Times (UK), which declared that “history has had its day in court and scored a crushing victory.”
DEBORAH E. LIPSTADT is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies and director of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University.
Open to all members of the temple, our discussion will be held in the Marvin and Elisabeth Cassell Community House (One East 65th Street). QUESTIONS? Contact the Men’s Club.
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