LONDON (Jan. 16)
Holocaust revisionist David Irving, hotly denying that he has “recanted” his claim that the gas chambers never existed, warned Jews they face a new wave of anti-Semitism within 18 months because they have duped people with their “gas chamber legend.”
Irving also predicted the destruction of Israel within 10 years, in an interview with the Jewish Chronicle this week.
“The Jews are very foolish not to abandon the gas chamber theory right now, while they have time,” Irving told the Chronicle while taking telephone orders for his book denying the Holocaust ever occurred.
But Irving objected vigorously to recent news reports that he might reconsider his claim that Adolf Hitler knew nothing of gas chambers and never ordered the mass destruction of Jews.
Such reports appeared after Irving, with considerable fanfare, last month produced what he claimed were the unpublished memoirs of war criminal Adolf Eichmann, organizer of the Holocaust, who was hanged in Israel in 1962.
In them, Eichmann says he was told by his superior, Reinhard Heydrich, that the fuhrer had indeed ordered the liquidation of the Jews.
Irving said he submitted the manuscript to the German Federal Archives in Koblenz for authentication.
Tilmann Koobs, a spokesman for the archives, acknowledged receiving 300 to 600 pages and said it would check Irving’s text for authenticity against known details of Eichmann’s life.